TWIST Eats: I Love Food Spring Detox EASY GREEN SMOOTHIE

We’re so excited to collaborate with Portland nutritionist Monica Spoelstra Metz on her upcoming I Love Food Spring Detox. To help give you an idea of what the program looks like, we’re happy to share Monica’s recipe for her Easy Green Smoothie.


This easy smoothie helps you start getting your veggies at every meal. Most people add spinach or kale to smoothies, but romaine is another great, mild option to consider. It’s high in fiber, minerals such as manganese and potassium, and vitamin C. Serves 2.

Easy Green Smoothie

2 cups of filtered water or almond milk
2 large handfuls of baby spinach
6 leaves of romaine lettuce, chopped
6 tablespoons of hemp seed (for protein) OR 2 servings high-quality, organic protein powder of choice
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
a pinch of sea salt (optional)
1 banana, frozen or 1 ½ cups frozen peaches
1/2 cup of ice (optional)

Place ingredients into blender, adding frozen fruit and ice last. Process until creamy and smooth. Add water a quarter-cup at a time if you want a thinner consistency. Serve immediately or store some in fridge for later. Salud!

For more information on our I Love Food Spring Detox, click here.

To register, click here.