Ingredients for a Detoxing Smoothie

Detoxifying the body is a great way to start your day after a late night out, a day of splurging, or just as a preventative care measure. Add these ingredients to a morning smoothie or an afternoon smoothie snack to get a great nutrient boost and to help your body clean itself out!

leafy-greens

Leafy Greens are full of chlorophyll which helps rid the body of environmental toxins, heavy metals, herbicides, and pesticides (1). Leafy greens are high in fiber and contain many other vitamins and minerals (2). Blend leafy greens into your smoothie for a great nutrient boost and to help cleanse your whole body.

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Ginger helps the body absorb the nutrients that it is taking in during eating (3) while it also helps flush the body of toxins (4). This is important when trying to flush the body of toxins; we need to be sure to absorb the good nutrients at the same time that the toxins are being cleaned out.

fruits

Fruits all contain great detoxifying benefits so you should include a variety in your smoothies. Berries and bananas are full of fiber (2) which is great when trying to flush toxins from your system. Try to include a wide variety of different fruits in your recipe so you are getting the different vitamins and nutrients presents in the fruits.

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Avocados are high in fiber and antioxidants (3). In addition they are essential for liver pathway cleansing (5). Finally, avocados contain glutathione which helps block toxins from entering the body (6). Add avocados to your smoothies for a creamy treat and many health benefits.

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Lemons are great for helping to detoxify the liver (6) and also purify our blood (1). High in vitamin C, lemons are a great way to kick-start digestion and get a vitamin boost. Squeeze a little in your smoothie for an instant cleansing benefit.

What foods do you like to eat to help detoxify your body?

Sources:

  1. Mind Body Green
  2. Livestrong
  3. Bembu
  4. Popsugar
  5. Women’s Health
  6. Care2
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