Cleansing Blackberry Ginger Smoothie

After feasting on SO much delicious food this Thanksgiving, I wanted to start my day off with this smoothie to reset for the week ahead; it’s light, fresh and cleansing.  The ginger and turmeric help with digestion, the cilantro and lemon help with detoxifying the system.  The blackberries offer a slight sweet tanginess, which pairs well with the spice from the ginger and turmeric, and complimented by the freshness of the cilantro and the citrus.

Makes Two Servings

Ingredients

  • Large handful of spinach
  • Small handful of cilantro
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen blackberries
  • small nub of turmeric root cut into a few pieces
  • small nub of ginger root cut into a few pieces
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp maca root powder (optional)
  • 2 cups of non-dairy milk (oat milk)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup of water (optional)

Directions

  1. Place the frozen banana and the blackberries in the blender, topped with the spinach.  It’s helpful to put the frozen fruit in the blender first to help with blending.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients on top.
  3. Pour the oat milk (or non-dairy milk of choice).  Blend the smoothie, you may have to use a spoon to stir it around if the frozen fruit gets a bit jammed.  If it is too thick, pour in some of the water to thin it out.

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