Good for you Friday


Gwyneth Paltrow is the recipient of a lot criticism.  I personally love her, and would do almost anything she told me to do.  Full disclosure: I was one of the dorks that pre-ordered her new cookbook, It’s All Good,  from GOOP complete with a personalized message and autograph.  Yes, I did that.  Purchase it here. 

This cookbook provides so many delicious recipes that adhere to the way I strive to eat 90% of the time: no gluten or dairy.  She also eschews shellfish, red meat, eggs, soy, sugar, alcohol, etc, etc.  (I only do all of that after the holidays, let’s be honest.)

My sweet in-laws recently gave me a Vitamix and I have been experimenting with one of Gwyneth’s green smoothies almost every day.  Here is the recipe for my very favorite:


1/2 Cup Basil Leaves (or mint)

1 English Cucumber, peeled and sliced

1 Lime, juiced

1 Apple, cored and sliced

A splash of water or an ice cube

Put the ingredients into the Vitamix (in order of the list above) and blend into a smoothie.  Done!

This smoothie tastes like a mojito, but better.  It is truly addictive.  You can also use a juicer instead of the Vitamix.  Bon Appetit!



Have a great weekend!

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3 thoughts on “Good for you Friday

  1. 1. I LOVE Gwyneth 2. I wanted to buy the personalized one too! I begged my mom but she’s not very online shopping savvy, so I got a lame normal one, womp. It also is still waiting to be opened, but I love a green smoothie – thanks for sharing!

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