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Dr. Victor Dolan's Easy Green Smoothie for Detox and Pain Relief

Updated on May 29, 2011

Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan

The Dr. Victor Dolan Guarantee: After reading Dr. Dolan's page you will have a Green Smoothie every day.

Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan introduces you to how easy it is to whip up a Green Smoothie that is both delicious and super healthy--made only from fruits and vegetables!

Dr. Dolan knows that many will think a Green Smoothie is not for them. But he feels you owe it to yourself to try this recipe at least one time.

Green Smoothies leave out all of the health-negative ingredients such as diary products, processed sugars and artificial flavors.

Each Green Smoothie is packed with vitamins, minerals and essential trace elements necessary for optimal health.

The flavor is incredible--but the nutrient impact is what is really amazing.

Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan

Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan
Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan

How to Make an Easy Detox Green Smoothie

The Basic Green Smoothie Recipe for Detox and Pain Relief

Remember, it's quick and easy.

I am Staten Island Chiropractor Dr. Victor Dolan and you can find me at www.drvictordolan.net. My goal is to demonstrate the basic green smoothie formula so that you will be free to make literally hundreds, thousands of green smoothies on your own after reading this one little lens. It's that quick and easy.


A Green Smoothie is a very special creation.

Don't confuse it with millions of other "smoothie" recipes out there. An essential difference for the Green Smoothie is that it has no dairy products in it like ice cream or yogurt.

It's really about pure nutrition. The true Green Smoothie should contain only greens, fruit, water and maybe some nutritional additives like flax seeds. But as I said there are many combinations possible within the parameters of these few basic ingredient categories.

These Green Smoothies are designed to help you detoxify your body and reduce inflammation in your joints and muscles. They are one of my favorite ways to pack a giant wallop of nutrition into your day because they are nutrient-rich yet as delicious as an old-fashioned milk shake.


You need to have one every day.

The Green Smoothie works to detox your body and help relieve joint pain, back pain and neck pain by introducing into your bloodstream the vast array of vitamins, minerals and vital trace nutrients found in highly alkalizing fruits and vegetables, especially dark green leafy vegetables. Many of us suffer from eating a highly acidifying diet loaded with processed foods, high fructose corn syrup, meat and dairy products. An alkalizing drink like the Green Smoothie will help to flush out the inflammation caused by an acidic diet and give you relief from pain in your joints, back and neck.

The Green Smoothie is the way to add the maximum amount of nutrients into your body naturally with one simple action: drink a Green Smoothie every morning.


Here are two simple Green Smoothie recipes:


Watercress and Pineapple Green Smoothie

1/2 fresh pineapple in large chunks
1 big bunch watercress
2 frozen bananas
1-2 cups Spring water


Kale and Pear Green Smoothie

1 bunch of parsley or 3 large kale leaves
2 ripe pears, core removed
2 bananas
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1-2 cups Spring water

You see how simple they are. Easy. Now you can feel safe to enter the new world of smoothie-making and super health.


Green Smoothies are healthy. They are quick and easy. And they are absolutely delicious.

My recipes posted above are designed to be full of naturally-occurring food-based vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes. All of the ingredients are plant-based and raw, so that you are getting the maximum amount of nutrients possible from whole food sources.

The Standard American Diet consists of a lot of meat and diary products and tends to be highly acid-forming, while the Green Smoothies detailed below are alkalizing and will help counter-balance the acidity in your body.


The essential tool you need to make a smoothie is a blender.

Any blender will do, but eventually you will want to graduate to using one of the more powerful blenders on the market such as those made by Vitamix. Because the Vitamix is so powerful, it does its job very quickly and makes a smoothie that is highly digestible. With motors that are approximately 2 horsepower at peak operation, they are a lot of fun to use.


The combination of ingredients for smoothies is almost endless.

Basically you are combining sweet fruits and vegetables in an approximate 50/50 combination. The most nutrient-dense vegetables such as kale, watercress, dandelion, etc. yield smoothies with the greatest nutrient value. The amount of fruit can be varied to make your smoothie more or less sweet. Fruits that work well in smoothies are anything from apples and pears to pineapples and mangos. Note that although you may add several cups of raw dark greens such as kale to a smoothie, you will taste mostly the sweet fruit and the result will always be delicious.


Here is a breakdown of basic ingredients that you can use to make any Green Smoothie:

Greens: 1 bunch leafy greens
Juicy Fruit: equal to the amount of greens
Creamy Fruit: 1 or 2 bananas or 1 avocado
Water: enough to cover blender blades and allow all the ingredients to liquefy

You may want to add ingredients such as ginger or lemon for added flavor, and ingredients such as flax seeds or hemp seeds to increase nutritional content. As you become more experienced in smoothie-making, you will be adding all sorts of ingredients for both flavor and nutrient content. For now, practice on getting the texture and basic flavor of the drink to your liking.

And did I mention ... your children will love these drinks.

Just put all the ingredients into the blender and add enough water until creamy like a shake.

By the way, each recipe serves about two people.

The basic recipes will give you some idea of how to combine your ingredients.

Don't worry ... after a little practice, your smoothies will taste like the creamy shakes from your childhood instead of the nutrient-dense health drinks they really are.

Enjoy!

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