Saturday, May 13, 2017

6 Detox Smoothies Recipes To Cleanse Your System

I hate to say it, but our modern day world can be a scary place. There are toxins at every turn
that can weigh down and poison the body. Pesticides, car exhaust, and plastic leeching out into
our food are just a few toxins that many of us face on a daily basis.

6 Detox Smoothies Recipes To Cleanse Your System


But do not fear! There is an easy way to tackle all of these harmful substances. Some
believe that getting a good dose of whole fruits and vegetables every day helps to wash away
the poison. The nutrients contained in raw produce help the body to process the toxins, while
the insoluble fiber flushes it out. That is exactly why Paleo smoothies are such a potent
antidote to our toxic lives. They are teaming with beneficial antioxidants, vitamins, and
minerals. Not to mention, that unlike juices, they are a very rich source of fiber.

Kids and adults, alike, can benefit from the detoxifying properties of the following
smoothies. I recommend having one of these smoothies at least 3 times a week. For best
results, have one every day!

1. Royal Grape and Beet Smoothie

Royal Grape and Beet Smoothie


Purple has said to be the color of royalty. You will definitely feel like a dignitary while
drinking this smoothie. It's absolutely teeming with antioxidants! It's also an amazing way
to get veggies into your diet. The rich purple color lures in smoothie lovers of all ages.
Also, since this smoothie is sweet, it's difficult to taste the detoxifying beets that are hidden
inside.

Ingredients:
  • Small fresh beets, peeled and stemmed - 3 each
  • Red grapes - 4 cups
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice - 1/4 cup
  • Finely grated lemon zest - 1 teaspoon
  • Ice - 2 cups OR filtered water - 1 cup
  • Garnish: clusters of 3 grapes
Method:
Place all of the ingredients, except the garnish in a high powered blender. Start on low,
and then increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.

Garnish:
Top each glass off with a cluster of grapes, and then serve.
Yield:
2 servings
Nutritional information: (per serving)
Calories 183, Carbohydrates 44g, Protein 3g, Fat 1g, Fiber 5g, Sodium 106mg

2. Cucumber, Chile, and Lime Smoothie

Cucumber, Chile, and Lime Smoothie Recipe


One of my favorite summertime treats for my family is sliced fresh cucumbers with a
squeeze of lime and a sprinkling of salt and cayenne. I'm happy to share this spicy treat
with you in the form of a smoothie. It's satisfying at the same time light and refreshing.

Ingredients:
  • Medium cucumbers, peeled - 2 each
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice - 2 tablespoons
  • Ground cayenne - 1/8 teaspoon
  • Small green bell pepper, seeded - 1/2 each
  • Filtered water - 1/2 cup
  • Ice - 1 cup OR filtered water - 1/2 cup
  • Sea salt - to taste
  • Garnish: green bell pepper slices
Method:
Place all of the ingredients, except the garnish in a high powered blender. Start on low,
and then increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.

Garnish:
Top each serving off with a slice of green bell pepper, and then serve.

Yield:
2 servings

Nutritional information: (per serving)
Calories 58, Carbohydrates 14g, Protein 2g, Fat 0g, Fiber 2g, Sodium 298mg

3. Cilantro-Lime Pineapple Smoothie

Cilantro-Lime Pineapple Smoothie Recipe


When you think cilantro, you may think of salsa, but this smoothie is anything but. Thi
zesty herb adds a tantalizing freshness that tickles your taste buds while purifying you
body. Cilantro has been used to cleanse the blood of heavy metals like mercury and lead
You can feel great unwinding with this smoothie because it fills you up with healthy fats an
fiber while taking a bit of toxic weight off of your shoulders.

Ingredients:
  • Fresh pineapple chunks - 2 cups
  • Large collard green leaf - 1 each
  • Small avocado, pitted - 1 each
  • Loosely packed cilantro leaves - 3/4 cup
  • Water - 1/3 cup
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice - 2 tablespoons
  • Ice - 1 cup OR filtered water - 1/2 cup
  • Garnish: Fresh pineapple chunks

Method:
Place all of the ingredients, except the garnish in a high powered blender. Start on low, and then increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.

Garnish:
Place a few pineapple chunks onto 2 toothpicks. Garnish each glass with the pineapple
chunks and serve.

Yield:
2 servings

Nutritional information: (per serving)
Calories 165, Carbohydrates 26g, Protein 2g, Fat 8g, Fiber 6g, Sodium 7mg



4. Beet, Cucumber, and Dill Frappe

Beet, Cucumber, and Dill Frappe Recipe


Our modern day lives expose us to a myriad of toxins. Whether it is car exhaust or
pesticides, it all adds to our toxic load. Beets are thought to have the amazing ability to
cleanse poisons like these from the body. This simple frappe will refresh you, while
alkalizing and purifying your body of the toxins we accumulate on a daily basis.

Ingredients:
  • Small fresh beets, peeled - 1 each
  • Large cucumbers, peeled - 2 each
  • Chopped fresh dill - 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
  • Ice - 3 cups OR filtered water - 1 1/2 cups
  • Garnish: fresh dill sprigs and lemon slices

Method:
Place all of the ingredients, except the garnish in a high powered blender. Start on low,
and then increase the speed to high. Blend until frothy.

Garnish:
Place a lemon slice on the edge of each glass, top it off with a sprig of fresh dill, then
serve.

Yield:
2 servings

Nutritional information: (per serving)
Calories 67, Carbohydrates 16g, Protein 3g, Fat 0g, Fiber 3g, Sodium 45mg


5. Refreshing Red Berry Smoothie


Refreshing Red Berry Smoothie Recipe


To our ancient hunter-gatherer ancestors, berries were the ultimate treat. From branch to
belly, these little bundles of joy provided a powerful dose of energy along with antioxidants
and their fair share of fiber. Today you can reap the same benefits! This smoothie is
homage to our Paleo friends' favorite snack with a combination of tasty berries freshened
up with some delicious herbs.

Ingredients:
  • Fresh raspberries - 1/2 cup
  • Fresh strawberries, cored - 1 1/3 cups
  • Fresh cranberries - 1/2 cup
  • Large banana - 1/2 each
  • Fresh parsley leaves - 1/4 cup, loosely packed
  • Fresh mint leaves - 1/4 cup, loosely packed
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs

Method:
Place all of the ingredients, except the garnish in a high powered blender. Start on low,
and then increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.

Garnish:
Place a fresh mint sprig into each glass and serve.

Yield:
2 servings

Nutritional information: (per serving)
Calories 116, Carbohydrates 29g, Protein 6g, Fat 1g, Fiber 2g, Sodium 10mg


6. Ginger-Veg Smoothie


Ginger-Veg Smoothie Recipe


Why settle for just getting a serving of fruits or vegetables? Get both with this smoothie. It
is a perfectly balanced taste combination of sweet fruits and green veggies. The addition of
ginger adds freshness for an addictive fruit and vegetable marriage.

Ingredients:
  • Small carrots, peeled - 2 each
  • Grated fresh ginger - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Small broccoli florets - 1 cup
  • Medium oranges, peeled - 2 each
  • Chopped kale, stems removed - 2 cups, loosely packed
  • Medium green apple, cored - 2 each
  • Filtered water - 1 1/2 cups
  • Ice - 1 cup OR filtered water - 1/2 cup
  • Sea salt - to taste
  • Garnish: small broccoli florets

Method:
Place all of the ingredients, except the garnish in a high powered blender. Start on low, and then increase the speed to high. Blend until smooth.


Garnish:
Top each glass off with a small broccoli floret, then serve.

Yield:
2 servings

Nutritional information: (per serving)
Calories 255, Carbohydrates 62g, Protein 6g, Fat 1g, Fiber 13g, Sodium 235mg


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