A Smoothie to Exorcise Your Demons

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Photo by Latisha Guthrie

​Today is actress Linda Blair's birthday.  

Though she has gone on to perform in other films, Blair is best known for her role as possessed child Regan in the 1973 classic horror flick, The Exorcist.  No scene has grossed us more than that of Blair's devilish character spewing a green substance at the priest attempting to rid her of the demon within.

In honor of Blair's birthday, and because we've been feeling the need to exorcise a few evils ourselves, we're whipping up a green smoothie loosely inspired by the movie's infamous gushing green scene.

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Photo by Latisha Guthrie

The basic recipe is simple and can be adapted to your preferences:

1 apple (green if you've got it, but any will do)

handful of spinach (or any other greens)

juice of lime to taste (we like it really tangy so we go for 2-3 key limes)

Puree washed spinach in blender.  You can also boil the spinach for 30 seconds until wilted in order to add more greens, but the spinach does lose some nutrient value this way.  Add chunked apple and lime juice and continue to puree until desired consistency is reached.  

Feel free to add other fruits and nuts to your liking.  This recipe is great for a filling breakfast with yogurt or soy milk too. 

The pureed spinach is an excellent source of nutrients and vitamins, as well as a great source of fiber.  It is packed with antioxidants and contains magnesium, a mineral known to lower blood pressure.

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Photo by Latisha Guthrie

Our green concoction looks a little devilish, but the resemblance stops there.  It tastes really good and we'll gladly drink it with hopes of exorcising the evils of a junk filled diet!

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