'Shred Power Cleanse' Purple Smoothie recipe by Dr. Ian Smith

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'Shred Power Cleanse' by Dr. Ian Smith. (WLS)

Move over, green smoothie. The Purple Smoothie is now taking center stage.

The Purple Smoothie is now taking center stage. Dr. Ian Smith, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling SHRED and Super SHRED diets, has created a powerful two-week detox program that will help anyone "hit the reset button" to lose weight, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and feel GREAT. The new book is called "The Shred Power Cleanse" and January 4th is the start of his 2 week power cleanse - he has over 12,000 people across the country signed up to do it, and with the daily e-mails you receive when you sign up for it - to the Facebook page with others encouraging you to succeed - it's a challenge that will help you kick start your weight loss for 2016.

Dr. Ian brings in a few of his friends - some police officers who are taking the challenge to get their insight.

To find out more about the new book "The Shred Power Cleanse" - head to Dr. Ian's website:

Purple Smoothie recipe

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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