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Raise your hand if you had too much sugar over the holidays. Oh, you, too?
I do a lot of preaching on moderation and balance and I think it’s totally okay to indulge a little more than normal over a period of time when you’re celebrating with friends and family. Life is too short to always say no to the cookie.
I also think it’s totally okay to recognize that after said indulgences, we feel like crap and are reaffirmed that we don’t want to eat that way all the time. And maybe we need a little extra something to help our bodies get back on track.
Our bodies are designed to detox naturally. When we are really feeling like we overdid it and want a fresh start, though, it doesn’t hurt to eat foods that help that natural process even more. That’s where this Detox Smoothie Recipe comes in.
Let’s take a look at what’s in this Detox Smoothie Recipe and how these foods are going to help your body with the detoxification process.
Powerful Detox Smoothie Recipe Ingredients
- Beets: source of powerful phytonutrients called betalains, which provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.
- Lemon: source of vitamin C to support your immune system and compounds that stimulate your liver.
- Avocado: excellent source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients. In addition, the fat helps with the absorption of other nutrients.
- Spinach: alkalizing and contains chlorella, which helps to cleanse and increase the oxygen in your blood, improving your cellular health.
- Cinnamon: great source of antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties and is known to help stabilize blood sugar levels.
- Water: this is crucial to efficient detoxification.
Let’s get back on track with this Detox Smoothie Recipe! Who’s in?Print
Detox Smoothie Recipe
Help your body’s natural detoxification process with this Detox Smoothie Recipe!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 smoothie
- 1/4 of a large avocado
- 1/2 of a large beet, peeled and cut into small pieces*
- juice and zest from 1/2 of a large lemon
- 1 red delicious apple, cut into chunks (not peeled but washed well)
- 1 cup spinach, packed
- 2 dates
- 1 packet pure stevia
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice
- Put all ingredients into a powerful blender and blend until smooth.
*The beet can be put in raw or cooked. If you’d like a milder flavor, steam it lightly for 10-15 minutes.
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
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