Happy New Year! 2012 brought many changes to my life and I can only hope that 2013 will be as fun and exciting!

I thought about how I spent New Years Eve for 2012 and the three amazing girls that I spent it with. One year later and we are in such different places. One girl is married, one is spending this New Years with her new boyfriend (p.s. I introduced them), another girl got her dream job in environmental engineering, and then there is me…I’m moved to NYC! We have come a long way from cheap champagne and Chex Mix in the hotel room!

That’s us celebrating 2012!

So, if you are like me and will probably have a little too much champagne, this detox smoothie will give you an energy boost for New Years Day activities.

Have a happy and safe New Years!

Detox Green Smoothie

Recipe adapted from Super Foods by Lee Holmes

Ingredients: 

(Ingredients are measured loosely to taste; use whatever greens you have on hand like kale, chard, or lettuce leaves)

  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 handful mint
  • 1 handful parsley
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 a cucumber, peeled
  • 1 large celery stalk
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients together in a juicer or blender until smooth. Serve over ice.

Makes 1 Smoothie