My Quick Green Tonic: The Perfect Morning Shake

The Hormone Reset Diet Recipe |Green Tonic|Sara Gottfried MD

A green tonic for breakfast. I tell my patients that when you start your day with a green shake, you end up making great, “green” food decisions all day long, which is just the motivation you need when following my HORMONE RESET DIET.

This deliciously healthy green tonic contains radish sprouts that are a natural diuretic; avocado, which is great for the thyroid, plus watercress and ginger.

A green shake is also perfect for those who find it difficult to get their pound of vegetables a day. This potent dose of antioxidants goes down quicker than a salad and travels better. I use my blender for tonics, juices, and smoothies because blending whole vegetables doesn’t remove the fiber unlike juicing. Not to mention, blending is faster, easier, and less messy!

Makes 1 serving


½ medium Shepherd or Hass avocado
½ cup watercress leaves
1- inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1- inch piece of fresh turmeric root
½ cup radish sprouts
Juice of two limes
1 cup filtered water
3–4 ice cubes
1 tablespoon of MCT oil


Blend all ingredients in a professional-grade blender, such as a Vitamix, for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth.