Summer is the best season to lose weight. We’re naturally more active because of increased daylight hours. Also, the heat of the sun helps us detox through our sweat glands, we’re more inclined to drink water and eat healthy foods to stay cool.
If you’re tired of salads and hurting for some variety in your light, summer meals, try a few of the many Live Lighter detox blender meals. They’re packed with vitamins and antioxidants from veggies, have nuts for protein (to make you feel fuller longer), and so easy to digest that they’re perfect for the hot weather.
Today’s green drink recipe was inspired by the fresh, green peppers growing my garden. It’s my first garden (thanks to our first home purchase) and you could knock me over with a feather because the plants are actually producing veggies! (You should see the prehistoric leaves on the zucchini plants!)
Have you ever noticed how fresh garden veggies taste? They explode in your mouth! That’s what you can expect with today’s green detox drink if you use veggies from your garden or a farmer’s market.
Sweet Pepper & Avocado Detox DrinkPrint This
- 1/3 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight
- 1 & 1/2 cups fresh kale, washed & de-stemmed
- 1 small green bell pepper, de-stemmed & seeded
- 3 tbsp ripe avocado
- 1 small apple, seeded & quartered
- 1 cup filtered water, or until desired consistency
- Blend almonds.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend together.
- Pour and enjoy!
Nutritional Information Calories 644.0 Total Fat 46.2 g Saturated Fat 4.2 g Polyunsaturated Fat 10.3 g Monounsaturated Fat 28.6 g Cholesterol 0.0 mg Sodium 51.5 mg Potassium 1,489.6 mg Total Carbohydrate 50.7 g Dietary Fiber 19.9 g Sugars 8.3 g Protein 20.8 g Vitamin A 538.1 % Vitamin B-12 0.0 % Vitamin B-6 36.8 % Vitamin C 236.1 % Vitamin D 0.0 % Vitamin E 108.9 % Calcium 33.8 % Copper 64.0 % Folate 27.8 % Iron 31.5 % Magnesium 65.0 % Manganese 141.4 % Niacin 26.4 % Pantothenic Acid 13.0 % Phosphorus 44.3 % Riboflavin 48.9 % Selenium 8.1 % Thiamin 25.1 % Zinc 22.5 % *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.