Usually when we’re feeling off balance, we’ll do a mini-cleanse, consuming just green smoothies for breakfast, lunch, and snacks, followed by a big salad like the First Harvest Salad with Green Garden Dressing for an early dinner.
One of our new summertime favorites is this Strawberry Basil Smoothie. If you’ve never paired strawberries and basil in a recipe, then you’re in for a real treat today!
This bright smoothie will give your immune system a big boost with all its vitamin C rich ingredients, leaving you feeling like a new person!
Please take note, this recipe falls into our 80:20 category because of the strawberries.
Which begs the question: Why do we eliminate strawberries during the cleanse?
The answer? Strawberries are a common allergen! A sensitivity to strawberries might appear as stomach distress, skin issues, breathing trouble, and hay fever like symptoms (cough, runny nose, red itchy eyes).
If you’re cleansing, pop your fresh strawberries into the freezer and save them for after the cleanse. They’ll be perfect for this recipe.
Get the recipe below and share your pictures with us on Instagram using #consciouscleanse. Don’t forget to pick up one of our new I Green Smoothies stickers too and slap it on your mason jar for extra fun!
With love and green smoothies,
Yields: 1 Quart
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
6-8 ice cubes
1 cup strawberries, leaves intact
15 fresh basil leaves
2 cups spinach
1 medium beet, peeled
2 TB. chia seeds
In a high speed blender combine almond milk, ice, strawberries, banana, basil, beet, and chia seeds and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
To learn more about “Jo and Jules” and to download a free e-cookbook for a sampling of the delicious food served up on the Conscious Cleanse, please visit their website.
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