Green Zinger Drink

Today I’m sharing a new green drink with you. Recently I had a week where I over indulged and ate a little too much processed foods and my body was craving something green, so I decided to make a fresh, green drink for breakfast. This drink is simple, fresh, natural, and tasty!

Like many smoothies and green drinks, it starts off with some green veggies. I used baby spinach but you can use any green veggie, like Kale or Romaine.

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Then to add some hydration I peeled and roughly chopped a cucumber.

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I also add half of a lemon (juice only) and half an apple.

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For some anti-inflammatory benefits and the “zing” of the drink, I added a few slices of fresh ginger!

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Not pictured was a rib of celery and some orange juice. I’ve made this with and without the orange juice. I originally made it with a cup of water but had some extra orange juice so I tried it with that in hopes of sweetening it up a little but didn’t really notice a difference.

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If you are going to drink this right away I recommend using cold water or tossing in some ice cubes after blending. Otherwise, if you won’t be drinking it right away, I recommend letting the drink chill in the refrigerator.

This is a great drink to have for breakfast or a snack if you need a quick cleanse!

Green Zinger Drink
 
A refreshing, healthy, whole foods drink.
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Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach, or other green
  • half a cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
  • half an apple, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 rib celery, roughly chopped
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • ¼ cup orange juice (or another ¼ cup water)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately or chill until ready to eat, within 12 hours.

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