If you need an energizing reboot, this green power smoothie from blogger Healthy Happy Life's book 365 Vegan Smoothies ($12) will become a favorite. It's got hydrating aloe vera juice and coconut water, toxin-flushing lemon juice and fiber to help keep your digestive system feeling happy. And the high potassium content in the banana and coconut water helps flush out last night's sodium-laden indulgences.
If you haven't made the coconut water ice cubes ahead of time, use regular ice cubes.
1 cup chopped spinach
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup mashed avocado
1 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon aloe vera juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 to 3 dashes of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup coconut water ice cubes
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Makes one serving.
- Drinks, Smoothies