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Recipe: The Total Reboot New Year Smoothie

Detox New Year Green Smoothie RecipeWant to clear space for your full potential in 2013 and step into the new year energized? We thought so! That’s why you’ll want to plug in the Vitamix for this juicy, green-power–packed smoothie.

It’s designed for a full-body reboot: Each ingredient contains potent detoxifiers—and a great nutrition profile.

Protein-packed kale boosts alkalinity and calms inflammation, making it a great for food for releasing excess weight. Ginger plays backup by revving your digestion and circulation systems.

Humble celery is a natural diuretic that has the built-in bonus of hydrating electrolytes. (Buy it organic, though. It’s on the dirty dozen list!) Parsley can clear congestion and is a friend of your liver, spleen, and stressed-out adrenal glands. This means more energy and boosted immunity.

Dandelion root tea is a top liver detoxer, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (and the many Western tea companies that bag it). And when your liver’s functioning optimally, it’s much better at removing waste, breaking down fats, and supporting your digestion and health.

Watch your New Year’s Eve hangover fade—and a lightness of mind and body return with each smoothie you make this month. —Jennifer Kass

The Total Reboot New Year Smoothie

Blend and enjoy!

2 kale leaves
1 celery stalk
Handful of parsley
2 capsules of AHA Super Blue-Green Algae or 1 tbs liquid chlorophyll
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
1 cup dandelion root tea, brewed and chilled
1 Tbsp organic raw honey
Juice of half a lemon