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Lean Green Smoothie on Serious Eats

Every day this post-Thanksgiving week, I’m contributing a healthy smoothie recipe to Serious Eats in a little miniseries called From the Blender. You know, just in case you overindulged a tad last week and feel like healthying it up in the next few days.

First up, the Lean Green, which would be super hardcore health nerd (is that a thing?) if it didn’t taste so delicious. Find the recipe below, and read the whole post here on Serious Eats.

Talk to you soon.

Carolyn xx

Lean Green Smoothie Recipe
Serves 2
Let's be honest. Sometimes when we say "smoothie," we mean dessert masquerading as breakfast. Not so for this lean green smoothie, which is packed with nutrients and nutrients only. Don't be fooled, though. It's also delicious. The mango flavor dominates, with the arugula, lemon, and ginger spicing things up just enough to keep it interesting. The observant among you will notice that I used spinach instead of arugula on picture day, because that's what I had on hand. Use arugula or another peppery green, though, if you have it. It really makes a difference.
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 3 ounces arugula
  2. 1 ripe mango, peeled and pitted
  3. 1 lemon, peeled (remove white pith, too) and seeded
  4. 1 teaspoon minced or grated fresh ginger
  5. 1 cup water
  6. 1/2 cup ice
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and puree until perfectly smooth. Divide between two glasses and serve immediately.
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Hi there, I'm Carolyn, and I'm delighted you're here. I'm a NYC-area food, travel, yoga, coffee, wine, running, music making and book obsessive with a great family and a love for sharing it all with you. Grab a drink and come on in. Learn more.

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