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On a detox we still need healthy fats, protein and fiber! I used pea protein here because when you’re on a detox, it’s nice to choose the most easily digestible and gentle proteins possible. The chia seeds add fiber to keep you all sorts of regular and there’s plenty of sweetness from coconut and pear to make this an absolute crowd pleaser.

Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk
½ pear
¼ avocado
1 packed cup spinach
¼ cup coconut water
1 tsp chia seeds
1 scoop pea protein powder (hemp or brown rice protein works too)
1 cup pure water (as much as want!)

Directions

Blend all the ingredients except water until smooth. Then put the blender on slow an pour in water until it reaches desired consistency. You can make it so thick you’ll eat it with a spoon, or thin as a juice.

This recipe appears courtesy of “Best Green Drinks Ever” (Countryman Press)

About the Author:

Katrine van Wyk came to New York as a model. Her personal struggles with food sensitivities led her to the Institute for Integrative Medicine. She is now a wellness expert for MindBodyGreen.com , a health coach at Dr. Frank Lipman’s practice and a certified 200 RYT yoga teacher. She recently developed smoothie and juice recipes for the Equinox juice bars in Toronto and London.

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