Purple Power Detox Smoothie

Written by Ian K. Smith
Dr. Ian Smith is physician, a television personality, and New York Times bestselling author. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago and was appointed to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition by President Obama in 2010.

This is the signature drink of The Shred Power Cleanse. It has everything and then some — when it comes to detoxing. It's filled with fiber, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin K, folate, and antioxidants.

Purple Power Detox Smoothie

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Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold-pressed apple juice (substitute fresh if available)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (fresh can be used, but if so, use 1 cup of ice cubes to make the drink immediately cold)
  • 1 cup red Anjou pear, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • ½ cup low-fat strawberry or plain yogurt
  • ½ cup frozen sliced strawberries (substitute fresh if preferred)
  • ½ cup loosely packed curly kale, stems removed
  • 2 tablespoons unfiltered organic flaxseed oil
  • Juice of ½ large lemon

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth. Drink with pleasure!

Adapted from an excerpt of The Shred Power Cleanse, available now.

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