Green Smoothie Cleansing Programs for Combatting Post-Holiday Exhaustion

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I am leading a group of 78 people through a Green Smoothie Cleanse. Cleansing is a great way to start off the new year. The stress and excessive eating of the holidays is a leading cause of post holiday weight gain, Adrenal fatigue and exhaustion and digestive problems. Cleansing can maximize your energy and clear your system of accumulated toxins.

The way I do the cleanse, without any fats, helps rest and rejuvenate the liver.  One of my past cleanse participants told me last week that during the last cleanse she did with me, her autoimmune symptoms disappeared and she had so much energy she was bouncing through her day.  That's big.  I only had space to post a few of the many success stories on the Green Smoothie Cleanse web page. There are so many exciting stories, that I may just create a separate page so I can share all of them.

To get started with green smoothies, you need a blender, some greens and some fruit.  You can follow recipes or make up your own.  The Green Cleanse Recipe Guide and Menu Planner has over 50 recipes, plus instructions on making up your own.  I have a new book I'll be releasing this year that has over 150 green smoothie variations.

Here's a delicious one I has yesterday.  This makes almost a whole Vitamix full (64 ounces), so if you have a smaller blender, cut it in half.Green Smoothies are great sources of raw and living foods for maximum energy and vibrant health

Tropical Cherry Paradise

  • 1/2 a pineapple, skin removed
  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 4 handfuls pre-washed baby spinach (about 1/2 of a 1 pound tub)
  • a few dandelion leaves

Blend and serve.  I didn't add any water to keep it thick.  Thin with water to your preferred consistency.

For a FREE collection of  green smoothie recipes visit and put your name and email address into the box to the right.

How to Make a Non-Sweet Green Smoothie

I'm often asked by people who have blood sugar problems and candida overgrowth how to make a green smoothie without fruit.  I usually call them green soups, and I make them very often.  Take a look at this you-tube video of me demonstrating how to make one of my favorites, Italian Green Soup.  A have a book of Soup Recipes that's packed with highly nutritious, hearty recipes that are great for winter nights.

If you're not already a Green Smoothie addict, go ahead and try one.  They are delicious, energizing and an amazing way to provide your body with a powerhouse of nutrients.

What's your experience with green smoothies?  Do you have a favorite green smoothie recipe?  Go ahead and share in the comments field.

Love, Health and Joy,

Dr. Ritamarie

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  1. Lynne

    They are wonderful. When I drink them regularly, 2-3 cups a day, I lose cravings, lose weight, and feel light and energized. It is tough for me to find the time to wash the greens every day, as I find that they DO need washing for sand and of course organic greens have occasional little bugs that need to be rinsed off. However, using lacinato kale that is relatively smooth, and the organic baby spinach tubs that are truly pre-washed, along with frozen organic fruit, makes it feasible to have green smoothies most days. Collards are nice and smooth and easy to clean as well. These smoothies really are a revolution, and the best way I’ve found to drop pounds without feeling deprived.

  2. Tracy "Whole Body Cleanse" Coach

    Hi! Great blog.

    But I’m just curious about something… In your recipe above, why is it necessary that the cherries and peaches are frozen?

    Thanks you!

    • Ritamarie Loscalzo

      no need for the fruits to be frozen. Just that they are only available for a short time here and cherries are hard to pit!!!



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