I don’t know about you, but I’m in desperate need of at least 4 weeks of solid smoothie and juice consumption after this holiday. My mom makes over 2,000 holiday cookies and enough pot roast, ham, mashed potatoes, artichoke dip and other delectable hors d’oeuvres to feed a small army. And what kind of daughter would I be if I didn’t enjoy every last morsel?
As much as I love the holiday season and eating my way through it, I have to say my pants don’t. I’ve had to resort to wearing leggings everyday because my regular jeans feel like a sausage casing on me. In order to get back into those with ease (and no need for hardware), I’m going on a total detox smoothie cleanse these next few weeks.
Juices and smoothies aren’t typically great meal replacements because they never have enough fiber or protein to keep me full. However, these are an exception because one of these luscious juices will keep you full for at least 3 to 4 hours. Especially since they are loaded with healthy antioxidants, fiber packed ingredients like chia seeds and flax, as well as enough vegetables and fruit to detox you until the next holiday season.
And they are so easy to make in your KitchenAid® Juicer and Sauce Attachment for your Stand Mixer. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll have smoothies that taste great and are perfect for those morning commutes!
But the best part? They don’t taste as healthy as they are. Thanks to the addition of natural honey and homemade nut butters, every sip is simply delicious. Fitting into those skinny jeans post-holiday has never been so yummy.
Almond Butter and Flax Green Power Smoothie
Makes 2 servings
1 1/2 cups spinach
1 cup frozen pineapple
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
2 medium ribs of celery, chopped
3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup chopped mint
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon flax seed
Turn your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer on with the Juicer and Sauce Attachment, set the speed to about 6 and add in the spinach, pineapples, blueberries and celery. Press down until all of the juice has been extracted from the vegetables and fruits. Remove pulp.
Pour the juice into a KitchenAid® Diamond Blender and add in the almond milk, almond butter, mint, flax and honey.
Triple Berry, Apple and Chia Seed Smoothie
Makes 2 servings
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
1/2 cup chopped apple
1 1/2 tablespoons pure clove honey
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
Attach the KitchenAid® Juicer and Sauce Attachment to your Stand Mixer and set with your desired pulp setting.
Turn your Stand Mixer onto 8 and add the apples, raspberries, strawberries and cranberries. Using the plastic press, press the fruit down and juice until you have fruit juice. Remove the pulp.
Pour the fruit juice into a KitchenAid® Diamond Blender. Add in the almond milk, yogurt, honey, chia seeds and ginger. Blend until thick. Pour into glasses and serve.
Carrot, Celery and Tomato DetoxMakes 4 servings
3 orange carrots
2 purple carrots
1 large orange bell pepper
1 large red pepper
4 stalks celery
2 cups kale
3 large tomatoes
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 cloves garlic
Finely chop all of the vegetables. Turn on your KitchenAid® Stand Mixer with the Juicer and Sauce Attachment and set the speed to about 6-8. Add the vegetables in batches, juice them all, adding in the chili powder towards the end.
Once all of the juices have been added, strain the pulp out and pour the juice into a pitcher. Chill and then serve immediately.