Naturopathic Smoothies!

Spinach, Pear & Ginger Smoothie

By Dr. Joanna Rosenfeld, ND

This weather definitely signals the start of Spring, which can serve as a good indication to change up our diet a little bit. According to Chinese Medicine, it is important to “eat with the seasons”. Spring represents a transition from winter foods such as stews and soups, to more summer foods such as salads and raw vegetables.

Smoothie
Photo courtesy of Joanna Slodownik

When the weather warms up, I transition from warm breakfasts to smoothies. Smoothies are a great way to increase your intake of fresh produce, but you have to make sure you are still enjoying a balanced meal. Many smoothie recipes are overloaded with fruits, which sets you up for a major sugar rush first thing in the morning. Instead, try this cleansing Spring smoothie, high in nutrients, protein and fiber.

Recipe Courtesy of Dr. Joanna Rosenfeld, ND

1-2 stalks of full leaf organic spinach (washed)

Handful of parsley

Juice of ½ lemon

1 organic pear

Thumb sized amount of fresh ginger – add less or more depending on your tastes!

½ tsp of sea vegetable, such as E3live (optional)

1tbsp of ground flaxseed

1 scoop of protein powder (optional)

Filtered water – to your desired consistency