Amy Ippoliti shares her favorite summer shake (think citrus-infused greens).
Amy Ippoliti’s grapefruit-cucumber-chard shake
“This citrus shake is my go-to drink each morning because it’s easy to digest and has lots of replenishing nutrients. In fact, it gives me such a natural energy boost, I make it whenever I feel tired. It’s also one of the first things I make after traveling, because I tend to get dehydrated after long flights—and it can be tough to eat organic, healthy, whole foods on the road.” 1 red or pink grapefruit, peeled, segmented, and seeded (feel for any hard spots, and then use a butter knife or your fingers to remove seeds) ½ organic cucumber 1 cup red chard or spinach (about a handful) ½ avocado
In a blender, mix grapefruit, cucumber, red chard, avocado, 3 ice cubes, and ½ cup water until smooth (with as few flecks as possible), 1–2 minutes. NUTRITIONAL INFO 88 calories per serving, 3 g fat (0 g saturated), 16 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein, 40 mg sodium