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THE RECIPE

Green Monster Smoothie

Detox and cleanse with a delicious green smoothie

Green Monster Smoothie

It’s been an indulgent few weeks of holiday eating and drinking and with New Year’s Eve behind us, this is the perfect time to get back on track with a little detox. This week, we’re swapping out the boozy cocktails for something a little healthier with these delicious, nutritious, and cleansing Green Monster Smoothies. Even if you’re a green drink skeptic like Julie was, this is the drink to convert you. Take your pick of frozen fruit and add it to the blender with a banana (one of those frozen ones you have saved up would be great) and a handful of vitamin-rich spinach for a delicious drink that’ll get you feeling as good as new. If you’re concerned about drinking spinach, don’t be. When you use the ratios that Julie suggests, the sweetness of the fruit takes over so you won’t even notice the spinach. Here’s to a clean, fresh start in 2013. Cheers!

THE CHEF

Julie Chiou

Full-time Web Developer and Food Blogger

Julie Chiou from Table for Two

I believe that everything you cook should be delicious, easy, and creative. Of utmost importance is that it comes with a heaping side of love.

Julie is a Washington DC-based web developer and the writer and recipe developer behind the blog Table for Two. When we first came across Julie’s blog, we were hooked by her absolute love and passion for bringing people together over food. With the motto of “Cook to Love, Love to Cook,” she creates simple, quick, and deliciously satisfying recipes with stunning photography that are perfect for your table for two…or three, four, and more! This is the kind of food you want to eat every day – homemade and approachable while creative enough to keep things interesting each and every night.

Head over to Table for Two and say hello to Julie on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

THE TIP

How to Make Frozen Smoothie Cups

You can always have a delicious smoothie ready to go with this time saving tip of freezing blended smoothie ingredients in muffin tins.

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