Was it as hard to wake up this Monday morning for you as it was for me? That alarm sounded and I couldn’t help but wish to be transported back in time, even if just 24hrs to lavish in a Sunday snooze fest. Alas, it wasn’t to be and I needed a serious pick me up to get me out the door and on my way to a good week.
Loaded with fruits and veggies that hydrate, nourish, and provide a super dose of vitamin c and iron I make it by throwing everything in my Vitamix and really blending it well. I’ll pour into my glass mason jar and into the fridge with a straw while I shower and get ready ( I always begin the day with a my special hot tea blend and a half a lemon juice). On my way out the door I have my giant juice to go. Sometimes it lasts me perfectly throughout the morning or I will drink it throughout the day, leaving a healthy portion for that 4 o’clock pick-me-up since I am an early evening yogi!
Tired Skin & System Smoothie
Makes 1 large mason jar (half liter) of juice to drink throughout the morning or day
1.5 cups pure coconut water
10 oz. chopped seedless watermelon
1/2 a large english cucumber
1/2 lemon, skin removed and chopped
1 ripe Bartlett pear, cored and chopped
1 granny smith green apple, cored and chopped
1 rib of celery, chopped
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp flax seed oil (or whole or ground flax seeds)
1 tsp organic raw honey or, better yet, active Manuka honey
1 generous handfull raw fresh spinach, washed
1 tablet Skin Nails and Hair multivitamin by Megafood
1 tablet 500mg Vitamin C, by Natures Bounty
1 capsule Culturelle Natural Enzyme Probiotic
1. In a mortar and pestle, place your vitamin, vitamin c tablet, and probiotic powder. Pound and grind to a powder. Reserve.
2. Add all the ingredients into your high speed blender in this order: coconut water, watermelon, cucumber, lemon, pear, apple, celery, cinnamon, vitamin powder, flax oil, honey, spinach. Blend very well for about 2-3 minutes. Pour, chill, and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
So make it, drink it, and be sure to additionally drink at least a gallon of filtered water along with the juice for maximum benefits. Check in with yourself Tuesday morning and notice the benefits: Glowing skin? Dark circles disappearing? Better night sleep? Less bloated? Renewed energy to tackle the day or the week?
Love this post. The recipe looks and sounds delicious and just what I need to try. Feeling very sluggish this Monday morning. Will give it a whirl!