PowerFit Tips

Favorite Friday recipe for blending or juicing! Anytime I wake up feeling tired, I start my morning with a nutritious smoothie. It always feels good starting the day out healthy. What do you do to jump start your morning when feeling sluggish? 

Rinse the greens; chop the cucumber and pear in halves; and peel the lemon.

If you have a Vitamix® or similar high-power blender, toss in all the ingredients and purée them. You’ll get a frothy, delicious juice with a beautiful bright-green hue. Add a few ice cubes if you wish.

Otherwise, run ingredients through a juicer. Put the kale and dandelion greens in first, followed directly by the cucumber or pear, which yield a high liquid and will help press the leafy greens through. Finish by adding the lemon. Stir and enjoy!


3 celery stalks
1 cucumber 
1 organic green Anjou pear 
3 large kale leaves 
big handful of dandelion greens (approximately 6–8 stalks chopped in half) 
1/2 lemon

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