This smoothie is the perfect way to start your morning. I used to make this all the time, but then winter crept in and it was hard enough to drink my usual morning green smoothie, let alone this one as well.
I always start my day by drinking 1 Litre (1 quart) of water. Sometimes I get real crazy and add the juice of a lemon. Sometimes this is really hard to do. The first few days of starting this are tough. And its hard to do on really cold winter mornings. I don’t push myself to drink it all if I can’t. The first week of doing this actually made me feel really sick, like a detox. But, that’s how you can tell it’s doing something!
I think this smoothie is going to replace my morning 1 Litre. My stomach felt GREAT after it :).
- 3 cups water
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 inch piece of ginger
- 4 inch piece of cucumber
- ¼ cup mint
- 1-2 handfuls ice
- Add 1 cup of water and the lemon juice, ginger, cucumber and mint to the blender (I use a Vitamix). Blend.
- Add last 2 cups of water and ice and blend again.
- I like to add some ice and extra mint leaves to my glass.