I am not a fan of heavy metal. All that screaming, roaring, and intense cacophonous racket just makes me want to hurl.*
Call me Grandma, but I like a Gershwin tune. I like the BeeGees. I like Bach.
So it should come as no surprise that I also don’t like heavy metals in my body (mercury, lead, aluminum) because, well, these no-goodniks can elicit:
Seriously. And you don’t wan’ none of that.
Last week Chloe and I had the pleasure of giving an “ayurveda” cooking workshop on detox foods with Indian spices, and this smoothie (our appetizer) was a total hit. (Cilantro/coriander is a very powerful detoxifier for heavy metals, so feel free to go wild with it!) Yes, it’s greeny-green. Yes, it looks like you’re drinking grass or something… but hey, there’s banana in there! And bananas make everything better.
Anyway, give it a try. If you loathe cilantro (and I know someone who does,) maybe use parsley instead and just don’t tell anyone. Then, at your next meal, find a way to incorporate these other detox spices.
Words that come to mind when slipping this lil' cup of green goodness: Refreshing. Zingy. Zesty.
To make a smoothie for two:
If you don’t have a high speed and/or powerful blender, I’d grate the ginger up a bit before tossing it in there, and also roughly chop all the ingredients. With less-than-powerful blenders you can expect to have little bits of green, as opposed to a smooth and creamy texture… don’t worry though, you’re still doing your body good!
Do you have a fave smoothie recipe? Leave a comment below and let us know what’s been in your blender recently.
Love and Gershwin,
* No offense if you like heavy metal. I’m sure you’re not as scary as the music, and my mom always said, “To each his own.” (I’ll take the smoothie, though.)