The holidays were delicious, and gluttonous- which is why it’s time to cleanse. I love this green smoothie. Most “green” drinks call for kale spinach and other bitter greens that I can’t bear to drink. This breakfast smoothie is a real winner with sweet ripe pears and fresh herbal cilantro to kick off your new years resolution cleanse.
Cilantro is a fantastic detoxifying herb which naturally helps to purge heavy metals from your system. If you’re in the camp of believing it tastes delicious and not like soap as some will have you believe, then you’ll love this power cleansing beverage.
I’ve seen many various takes on the pear+cilantro recipe online. Some call for the addition of apples, some call for bananas and dates, but I decided to kick mine up by blending a spicy serrano pepper and spritz of lime, because my 2014 resolution is to live dangerously, and my tastebuds needed a wake up call this Monday morning.
1 Handful of Cilantro
1 cup coconut water
1 small serrano pepper (if you’re feeling dangerous)
Agave or Honey (if necessary)
Blend all ingredients in a blender or high powered food processor. Add a little honey or agave if you need more sweetness.