Effective Detox and Cleansing Smoothies
Don’t want a harsh, tricky detox plan that requires you to buy all sorts of special herbal ingredients or worse, a water detox? A smoothie packed with natural super foods in an easy to digest form ticks all those boxes as well as making a detox diet more enjoyable! All these smoothie ingredients are easy to find in your local shops.
I have compiled a list of my favourite 7 detox smoothies that are guaranteed to help to you lose weight, get through the day with energy to spare, promote great skin and generally feel good all over… and more.
By using beautiful fresh produce, organic if possible, and a blender, you can easily whip up these easy peasy detox smoothie recipes in your own kitchen and save $$$$.
1) South Seas Smoothie
Just like regular water, coconut water helps detox your body by flushing out harmful bacteria and keeping you hydrated. Coconut water helps you stay hydrated because it’s an excellent source of electrolytes, and one 8.5-ounce serving has fifteen times more potassium than most sports drinks. Potassium is one of the electrolytes that helps your body replace and retain the fluids needed to operate most efficiently.
- 1 cup mango chunks
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut water
- Pinch of cayenne powder
2) Orange Double-Berry Smoothie
Citrus Fruits are very acidic and acidic fruits are excellent for helping the body detox. Oranges, while being acidic, are also high in vitamin C and the fiber they provide is necessary for healthy bowel elimination.
- 1 navel orange
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup water
3) Green Dew Mint Smoothie
Cucumbers work as a detox aid, facilitating excretion of wastes through the kidneys, thus avoiding the body’s need to purge waste through the skin. In other words, cucumbers are good for your healthy skin too.
- 1/4 cucumber, peeled
- 1 cup honeydew melon
- 1/2 cup pear juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves or to taste
4) Tummy Buddy Smoothie
Ginger helps speed up your circulation, promoting healthy sweating and supporting liver function, therefore helping your body in its efforts to detoxify.
- 3/4 cup papaya
- 3/4 cup sliced peaches
- 1/2 pear
- 1 teaspoon peeled, grated ginger root
- 4 mint leaves
- l cup water
5) Flax to the Max
Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids like flaxseed and avocado can aid in the detoxification process by lubricating your intestinal walls, absorbing unhealthy toxins, and then helping to remove those toxins from your body.
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup pitted cherries
- 1/4 avocado, peeled
- 1 teaspoon wheat germ
- 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed 14 cup water
6) Glowing Skin Smoothie
Antioxidants found in red berries can help counter free-radical damage, which also helps your skin fight the aging process. Berries also aid in controlling blood sugar and the flax and avocado contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the skin and also help fight inflammation.
- 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
- 2 teaspoons wheat germ
- 1/2 avocado
- 7 strawberries
- 1/2 cup cherries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 4 ice cubes
7) Blue and Red Detox Smoothie
Raw Red Cabbage is full of a cancer-fighting glucosinate, Sinigrin which has been proven effective in the fight against cancer cells. Chia seeds provide valuable fiber, bananas are high in potassium, while the blueberries are packed with antioxidants. This is a powerful and effective detox smoothie. If the cabbage flavor is too strong, add extra blueberries.
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 cups chopped raw red cabbage
These detox smoothies are nourishing and delicious and depending on your needs, you can choose a smoothie to suit…
In a blended form, smoothies are a quick way for your digestive system to quickly and easily break down the nutrients into an easily digestible form for maximum detox impact.
These recipes are for the most part created from low GI ingredients which is also an important factor as there is a slow-release of nutrients to boost your energy levels for longer period over your day as well as feeling fuller for longer and reducing food cravings.
In our busy lives, we often don’t look after our nutritional health as well as we could. Smoothies are packed with energy and make a healthy nourishing snack and remember, children love smoothies! Make your kids a healthy after school smoothie and they will reap the benefits both mentally and physically. You can make lovely cleansing and detox fruit smoothies, green smoothies, vegetable smoothies as well as adding in powder supplements such as maca, greens, ground chia seeds and slippery elm for bowel health.