These hydrating ingredients tend to make my smoothies more like liquid nutrition powerhouses rather than a thicker smoothie consistency. Superfoods also take the detoxifying level up a notch; my favourites are spirulina, he shou wu (a traditional Chinese herb with incredible health benefits), and maca. A little vanilla or regular flavoured stevia goes a long way to taking the bitter edge away from the grapefruit.
This smoothie is for all of the green smoothie goddesses out there who sip on their green smoothie creations in the early hours of the morning like I do, whiling away those first few hours of the day with some green gorgeousness:
My Goodness, Green Goddess Smoothie
1 large pink or red grapefruit, peeled
1/2 head romaine
1/2 large cucumber
1 - 1 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp spirulina
1 tbsp barley greens powder (optional)
1 tsp he shou wu (optional)
1/2 tsp maca
10 drops vanilla stevia (increase or decrease as desired)
1/2 tsp cinnamon + dash on top
Blend ingredients together in a high speed blender (I use a Vitamix) until smooth. Top with cinnamon and your choice of superfoods (goji berries and bee pollen are always fabulous!).