Photos by Rikki Snyder
Hi there! I’m Julia from The Roasted Root, and this is my very first post on Oh My Veggies! I am thrilled to be joining Kiersten, Kare, Meg, and McKel to bring you fun and nutritious vegetarian recipes. While I am not vegetarian, most of my diet is plant-based. I particularly love incorporating root vegetables into my cooking because of their versatility and abundance of health benefits.
As a lover of the great outdoors, I enjoy “bio-hacking” my way through food and fitness, experimenting with new-to-me ingredients and cooking methods in order to optimize my health. I have also been known to balance a hefty plate of salad with a heaping bowl of ice cream. That happens, too.
If your holiday season was anything like mine, you’re still coming down off your candy cane high, and your veins are coursing with butter. Food and booze happened in all the right ways. We rejoiced in merriment…and now we’re kicking ourselves for it. We’re wondering how many gym sessions it will take to be able to button our jeans again. Lucky for us, detox smoothies are a delicious way of returning our systems to normalcy after months of cookie abuse.
Holidays are precisely why the detox smoothie was invented. To clean out the cobwebs, inject your system with immune-boosting nutrients, and right all the holiday wrongs that transpired. Smoothies are a great habit to be in, regardless of whether or not we’ve spent the last month putting decadent, sinful food in our bodies.
Although I do a lot of experimenting with my smoothies – adding various fruits, veggies, cacao powder, nut butters, oats, spices, etc. – I can’t seem to drag myself away from a simple kale smoothie with ginger and blueberries. Hence, I’m showing you my go-to smoothie, which is equal parts delicious and nutritious.
All ingredients combined make for a tasty and vitamin-packed smoothie that goes down reaaaal nice. There’s a perfect creamy balance of sweet warm flavors, leaving you feeling satisfied, refreshed, and un-clogged. Let’s package up the holidays, start the New Year in health, and tell that butter sayonara – until next detox!
A healthy green smoothie to help you get over your holiday over-indulgence!
- 1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 2 teaspoons ginger, peeled and finely grated
- 2 cups kale leaves, loosely packed
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon raw honey
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth. If necessary, add more almond milk to help your blender process the frozen fruit.
Nice to meet you and talk atcha soon!