Balanced Morning Detox Smoothie
A detox smoothie should be packed with nutrients and leave you feeling refreshed and energized. Well, if there’s one word I’d use to describe this smoothie, it would be “energizing.”
Not only is this green smoothie designed specifically to give you the energy you need to start your day, it is the perfect addition to any detox regimen. We’ve added it to our special 9-day Detox Plan, which you can check out here.
¾ cup ice
⅔ cup almond milk or cashew milk
1 ½ cups kale (loosely packed)
1 stalk of celery
½ fresh apple (cored)
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tsp fresh ginger
The real workhorse of this smoothie is the kale, which is quickly becoming known as a premiere superfood, with its impressive array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and flavonoids. It has the just the right stuff that our bodies need and want.
Kale also contains several glucosinolates including glucobrassicin and sinigrin. These compounds are converted into isothiocyanates during digestion, and there is mounting evidence that they may help prevent cancer and even suppress tumor growth.
As our science steadily advanced, we’ll be able to prove definitively what common sense already tells us: the nutritious foliage is helpful to our bodies because it’s simply what we’re supposed to be eating. For detox purposes, especially if you are trying to re-balance your metabolism or improve your health, there is no substitute for nutritious fruits and vegetables. Kale is one of those “must haves” for detox and lasting health.
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