Sweet Mango Smoothie
Sweet fruit paired with spinach for an extra dose of fiber, vitamins and super-green-detoxifying antioxidants won’t change the taste of this beloved fruit smoothie.
1 cup fresh or frozen mango
1 to 3 cups spinach
¼ cup packed mint
½ cup coconut water
½ cup coconut milk
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 serving dairy-free protein powder
Handful of ice
Skin and chop mango. Wash spinach. Remove mint leaves from their stems and rinse them with water. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high until smooth (30-60 seconds). Pour and serve immediately. Sprinkle chia seeds on top if desired.
Recipe by Kaitlyn Noble of the Clean Program.
Vegetable Yum Soup
Soups help provide the body with nutrient- and fiber-rich vegetables in an easy-to-digest format, while soup broths help supply water for detoxification and a sense of satiety.
Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1 stalk lemongrass, minced
½ tsp crushed red pepper
¾ cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced
2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
5 to 6 cups vegetable stock
1 (14-oz) can coconut milk
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp cilantro or parsley, chopped
Heat the oil in a large pot and sauté garlic, ginger, lemongrass and crushed red pepper. Stir in the mushrooms, sweet potatoes and bell pepper, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the stock, bring to boil and then reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add the coconut milk and soy sauce, and stir. Serve sprinkled with cilantro or parsley (optional).
Source: Russell Jaffe, The Joy in Living: The Alkaline Way.