Improve the look and feel of your skin, functioning of your digestive tract and liver with this key lime pear smoothie! Not many people realize the incredible benefits of pears. These fruits are packed with Vitamins B2, C and E and contain potassium and copper, all of which help conductivity between the cells in our body and ensure proper organ function. They also contain the incredible master antioxidant called glutathione, which helps prevent high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, and inflammation!
What about the other ingredients? Well, celery is a great diuretic which helps flush harmful toxins from our body, and limes remove mucoid plaques from our digestive tract and circulatory system to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the body. Leafy greens and herbs are also incredibly chlorophyll rich, as well as packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals which helps prevent deficiencies alkalize the body.
What are you waiting for?! Go make this smoothie! Make sure your pears are RIPE. Otherwise, you might suffer from heartburn and raise the acidity in your body.
- 4 ripe pears, stems removed (can leave seeds)
- 4 key limes, or 2 regular limes (peeled if non-organic, or leave the peel on if organic)
- 5 stalks celery
- 2 cups of greens of your choice (you can choose spinach, kale, romaine, or herbs like arugula, watercress or parsley)
- Optional: If you have a pineapple on hand, add 1 cup of ripe pineapple to the mix! Pineapple is a great anti-inflammatory
Blend all of the above ingredients in a blender such as the Vitamix and serve with a garnish of 1 small celery stalk. Enjoy!