Green-Florentine Smoothie

Green-Florentine Smoothie

spinach, lemon, detox, smoothie



spinach, lemon, cumber, apple-cider, blender, smoothie

One morning in Florence, I was looking for breakfast before heading out of town.  Espresso was a must (obviously), but I passed a very chic juice bar and decided to start the day in a non-traditional fashion.  I ordered a refreshing green smoothie and immediately felt like a million bucks!  It was a heavenly way to rejuvenate and prepare for a long drive to Le Marche.

Foodie Note:  When I either make this just for myself or have an early morning, I’ll make it a day in advance; leave everything in the blender and refrigerate.  The next morning when I’m ready to enjoy, give it a quick “buzzz” to froth and blend again.  For some reason, it seems like more work in the morning than at night.

Aim for all organic ingredients.

Serves 2:


1 cup cucumber, chopped into 1″ pieces

juice from 1/2 lemon

1/2 cup (packed) fresh spinach

1/2 cup good quality apple juice

1 ice cube


1) Add all ingredients to blender and mix for 1 minute, or until smooth

2) Enjoy immediately!