Monday, June 9, 2014

Kale and Pineapple Smoothie

Maybe you've had just a few nips too many lately.

For whatever reason.

Maybe you've been waiting and waiting for news that never will come, or maybe you're pining for some happy day gone by. Maybe you feel like you've been working two jobs (wait, maybe you have been working two jobs) and all-work-no-play is killing your soul. Maybe you wrote the chorus but the verses won't come, maybe your body is exhausted but your brain won't let you sleep, maybe your kid just moved into an apartment and you feel that terrible blend of relieved and shattered.

The reasons don't matter. What matters, for our purposes here, is this: your liver needs some love. It has to filter every drop of that so-called blood of yours.

Try this kale and pineapple smoothie for breakfast. According to my friend who mostly eats raw food and looks annoyingly good, pineapple is full of detoxifying agents that help neutralize toxins in the liver, and leafy greens have lots of chlorophyl which supports the liver and cleans the blood.

By my calculations, one of these smoothies cancels out one of last night's units, so do your own math and figure out how many servings you'll need. Okay I made that up, but I am trying to help.

Kale and Pineapple Smoothie
2 servings

2 cups kale or other greens, or mixture (I like kale, wheatgrass, and a few sprouts)
2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
1 banana
1 cup coconut milk or other milk

Blend. Drink. Repeat.