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Best Smoothie EVER

drinkNever mind the crap shot; this is the best drink I’ve ever had. I have to thank Cari for introducing me to what she and her family calls “poo juice” (because, well…”it makes you poo”) and I knew when I saw the neon green “stuff” in her blender, I’d have to try it. Cari uses kale, zuccinis, pineapples, ginger and a generous amount of water. Sounded deelish enough, but I wanted to cram as many veggies and fruits (replacing the water with 100% fruit juice) as possible and so I modified her version, creating what is definitely the healthiest and most delicious drink I’ve ever had. Some interesting things happened after drinking it! I peed about a gallon immediately afterwards, and within the hour, I was knocked out cold- sleeping the sleep of a newborn baby. For the record, I take Ambien because I’m a diehard insomniac and nothing knocks me out. (Except Ambien.) I can’t help but think that one or more of these ingredients acted as a natural diuretic but also probably kicked up the serotonin and maybe even melatonin levels. I still can’t figure out why I slept so well! I’ve been watching a lot of food documentaries on Netflix and have discovered that drinking fruit juice (without the pulp or fiber) is right up there with drinking a soda, because there’s no bulk to inhibit the juice from passing right on through the system, causing an immediate spike in sugars, culminating in fat production. But- when you include the skins/fiber- it gives the body enough time to break down the ingredients, shipping them to proteins and other “shipping and packing” areas of the body- bypassing the “sugar/fat” route. It’s so important to include fiber when taking in juice and it makes all the difference in the world.

Anyway, for those of you who want to try it, here’s the recipe and it’s absolutely delicious:

3 celery stalks
2 zuccinis (skins included)
1 cup of fresh baby spinach
2 cups of fresh kale
1 whole bunch of cilantro (acts as natural preservative, antimicrobial, and metals/lead detox)
20 red, seedless grapes
2 kiwis
1 banana
juice of 1 fresh lemon
3/4 of a fresh pineapple
2- 3 cups of (100%) apple juice (or, until everything is covered)

Blend like mad.

The results are super fresh, “zingy”, and out-of-this world delicious. Thanks again, Cari, for your inpsiration. 🙂

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8 responses

  1. Yum-O!

    May 2, 2015 at 11:52 pm

  2. Your variation sounds scrumptious!

    May 3, 2015 at 6:51 am

    • You should totally try it. (My one regret is that I didn’t have fresh ginger on me.)

      May 3, 2015 at 7:03 am

      • Ginger is a MUST have! I like to add so much that the poo juice bites back, lol. I love the spiciness.

        May 3, 2015 at 7:12 am

      • Haha…I’ll definitely incorporate it next time. (I love fresh ginger tea, by the way.) I lasted one day though. One day of super healthy poo juice and I’ve been up all night eating Dum Dum suckers! UGH. My sugar addiction is ridiculous. :-/

        May 3, 2015 at 7:16 am

      • One of my favorites is freshly grated ginger in sparkling water. I don’t drink soda, but when I get a craving for something bubbly (non-alcoholic), I will have that. So good, and so soothing for an upset stomach. And don’t feel bad about the Dum Dums… they are like Lay’s potato chips: you can’t eat just one!

        May 3, 2015 at 10:44 am

      • So true! (I don’t drink soda either- well, unless you count ginger ale.) I’m totally going to try the ginger water! Thanks. x

        May 3, 2015 at 11:03 am

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