Beat the jetlag green smoothie

March 7, 2018

 

I just got back from a very quick trip to Hong Kong - a wonderful sister weekend to chat non stop, to eat, to wander the streets, and to reminisce about our childhood in this crazy city. We realized the first time we arrived in Hong Kong was 26 years ago! That made me feel so old, when I feel like 15 most days.

 

Being on ground for just a bit more than 48 hours meant that there was a huge mess up of my inner clock. Coming back and immediately taking over the household, Baby Zand, and puppy Haigo the second I walked into the door, meant that I needed to function properly, no matter how little sleep I got on the plane. So I grabbed my jetlag green smoothie. This smoothie is filled with celery to help alkalize the body from air travel, avocado for a good fat to help dried out skin, and lots of greens and fruit for vitamins, energy, and hydration. It's my secret to get right back into every day life without feeling the dreadful time difference and the need to go to bed in the middle of the day. Give it a try next time you are traveling. 

 

 

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Makes 1 serving: 

 

- 1 stalk celery

- juice of 1 lemon 

- 1/2 avocado 

- 1 cup spinach

- 3/4 cups water 

- 1/2 cup frozen or fresh raspberries 

- 1/2 cup chopped mango

- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

 

  1. Blend all ingredients for 1 minute until creamy.

  2. You can make this smoothie sweeter by adding 1/2 - 1 banana. 

 

Enjoy! 

 

 

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