New Year Reset – Bliss in a Blender

So, the New Year has found us, and as mindful as I like to be when it comes to consumption, I do give myself the latitude to indulge in some of the holiday goodness. (Not to excess, of course!) But I can tell when it’s time to ratchet it back a few notches. Or when I’ve had more acidic food/drink than usual and need to alkalize. This smoothie is so delicious and soothing–hydrating (which is much needed in this dry, cold weather), and is great for combating inflammation, stabilizing blood sugar, and delivering a punch of antioxidants and minerals that our bodies need.

Give it a whirl–let me know what you think!


4 celery stalks
1 cucumber
1 c kale leaves
1/2 green apple
1/2 lime (or juice of 1/2 a lime)
1 T coconut oil
1/2 c almond milk
1 c pineapple

Chop up, throw in blender (a VitaMix works beautifully, but any good blender will do), and power up! 🙂

I use frozen fruit because I like a thicker drink, but fresh is great, too!


About yogajolie

I'm a work in progress. Give me a sunny day at the beach followed by a late afternoon thunderstorm. My flip flops and running shoes somehow find rank and file among the melee of Manolos and high boots in my closet. I think finding bliss on a yoga mat is sheer happiness, but also enjoy lacing up and suffering...just a little bit...on a long run. Maybe this comes from my start in life. It began in Chicago, but we spent weekends and summers in a small beach town in Southwest Michigan. City mouse meets country mouse. Yin and yang. Juxtaposition. Balance. I'm fiercely independent, but after thirty-some-odd years on this planet realized that I'm also a little old-fashioned. *go figure* I'm mildly addicted to Kombucha. And eye cream. (I'm all about the moisturizer.) I appreciate good manners. Chivalry. Please and thank you. That's not to say that there isn't a little urban girl, punk rock heart still beating in my chest. There is. I've lived a lot of life so far...and miles to go before I sleep. So, that's me. I'm an East Coast girl with punk rock heart and a yoga soul. Practicing, playing, teaching and sharing as much as I can. I currently teach at two studios--it will be three as of September 1st, as I was recently named the Advanced Yoga class/workshop instructor for the newest location. Outside of my home studios, I offer workshops and private yoga lessons as well. Contact me if you want more information!
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3 Responses to New Year Reset – Bliss in a Blender

  1. I love smoothies! Can’t wait to try it!! Just picked up things today….two great minds think alike!

  2. Deb S says:

    Hey Jolie – 1/2 almond milk – 1/2 cup???

  3. yogajolie says:

    Hi Deb – yes! Good catch! It’s 1/2 cup. 🙂

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