One of the ways I suggest to refresh your body for spring is to start the day with an alkaline green smoothie. Not only do you get an abundance of vitamins and nutrients from the fresh kale and spinach, it also helps with digestion.
Every spring I pull out my Alkaline Green Smoothie recipe to jumpstart morning and help set healthy habits for the rest of the day. Try it out and let me know what you think!
Alkaline Green Smoothie
2 cup fresh kale and spinach mix
½ green apple (with skin)
1 celery stick
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon
½ tbsp fresh parsley, minced
1 tbsp ground flax seed
16 ounces filtered water
Blend all ingredients in a blender and serve!
Keri Lynn MacElhinney, RD, CDN, CLT, IFNCP is a Functional Medicine Nutritionist at Blum Center for Health. She has over 20 years of professional experience as a Registered Dietitian and holds a nutrition license in New York and the State of Connecticut. In her early years, her field experience covered a wide array of areas including acute care hospitals, community health centers, substance abuse. Make an appointment with Keri Lynn at 914-652-7800.