Dr. Ian Smith's Purple Smoothie

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Move over, green smoothie. (WLS)

Do you need to kick-start a weight loss plan and you don't want to wait until after the holidays to do it? Well Dr. Ian Smith is back with a two-week challenge.

Move over, green smoothie. The purple smoothie is now taking center stage. Dr. Ian Smith, author of the No. 1 New York Times bestselling SHRED and Super SHRED diets, has created a two-week detox program that he said will help anyone "hit the reset button" to lose weight, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and feel GREAT. THE SHRED POWER CLEANSE's signature drink, the Purple Power Detox Smoothie, is loaded with antioxidant- and phytonutrient-packed super foods to help maintain a healthy liver--the body's major detox organ, according to the website.

Purple Smoothie

1 cup cold-pressed apple juice
(substitute fresh if available )

1 cup frozen blueberries
(fresh can be used, but if so, use 1 cup of ice cubes to make the drink immediately cold)

1 cup red Anjou pear, peeled, cored and sliced

1/2 cup low-fat strawberry or plain yogurt

1/2 cup frozen sliced strawberries
(substitute fresh if preferred)

1/2 cup loosely packed curly kale, stems removed

2 tablespoons unfiltered organic flaxseed oil

juice of 1/2 large lemon

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.


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