As you probably know, there’s always a re-run of Keeping Up With The Kardashians on television. Always. We’ll put money on it. We’ve also seen all of them. Don’t judge.
If you catch these repeat episodes like we have, you’ve probably wondered… What’s in Kourtney’s avocado shake!? It looks oddly delicious and we had to know. Mystery solved:
The recipe calls for a full avocado and 1 cup of milk (I subbed almond milk and added a little honey), but cut it in half and it’s the perfect amount for one person. Pop everything in the blender for 30 seconds or until smooth and voila!
Girls! This cucumber detox smoothie is not only full of vitamin C, potassium and magnesium but, it also contains silica, which improves your complexion and keeps skin glowing. So refreshing for the Spring days ahead!
All you need:
1/2 Bosc pear
3-4 ice cubes
Place cucumber into your juicer with the skin on. You can also peel the cucumber and place it into a food processor. Either way! Purée the cucumbers for about two minutes. Pour the into a cheesecloth or strainer and use a spoon to separate the mash from the juice. (If that’s too much work, peel the cucumber, slice into quarters, and blend it with a little water. Done and done.)
Blend the cucumber juice and pear in a powerful blender until smooth and creamy. Thin with water or thicken with ice, if desired. Ready. Set. DETOX.
Inspired by this recipe on Lauren Conrad, and emboldened by a hand-me-down blender from my mother, I decided to give smoothies a try. I mean, why not? Our immune systems are struggling this time of year, and we’re in the mood for a boost. After some experimenting, I came up with a healthy recipe that is actually pretty delicious.
1 cup raw kale, chopped (you can find this bagged up at any grocery store, even Wal-Mart)
1 frozen banana, roughly chopped
1 cup mango (you can use fresh or frozen)
1 teaspoon flaxseed (you could also use chia seeds)
1 quarter lemon, squeezed
three handfuls of crushed ice (or more, if you like a thinner smoothie)
Pulse all ingredients together until you reach the desired consistency. Done!
This took like two seconds to make. It would come together even more quickly if you chopped and froze your banana and mango in individual portions the night before. Then, in the morning rush, all you have to do it toss, pulse, and pour the smoothie in your favorite travel cup and leave the blender for someone else to wash. 😉
Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? What’s your go-to healthy drink? Tweet us at @glitter_blog_xo!