I stumbled upon Kimberly Snyder’s book ” The Beauty Detox Solution” Monday and since then have not been able to put it down. She advocates a vegan lifestyle with emphasis on eating for health (skin vitality, slow aging, beautiful hair, etc.) You can be on the plan without being vegan but the message I seem to get is vegan is key for the ultimate success of the plan.
I’m about half way through the book and have learned so much already, particularly about food combining. I’ll post a blurb on this shortly.
This morning I decided to make Kim’s official Glowing Green Smoothie. The original recipe can be found on her blog http://www.kimberlysnyder.net/blog/2009/07/11/green-smoothie-recipe/.
If you know me you know I can never follow a recipe… I always need to add a little more here and take a way a little there. My version of the recipe is below.
Green Beauty Detox Smoothie
Makes: 2 large servings Prep Time: 4 minutes
- 4 ripe bananas
- 2 gala apples
- 3 nectarines
- 1 cup cold water
- 3 handfuls of spinach
- 2 handfuls of romaine lettuce
- 2 celery stalks
- 1/2 a lemon, juiced
- 1 handful parsley
- 10 -12 ice cubes
- Core apples, peal bananas, pit nectarines. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.
- Consume immediately because oxidation starts to occur and you loose valuable nutrition.