Ever feeling stress, anxious or simple just tired all the time? Is your skin just lose its radiant and you feel bloating after every meal? Those probably due to excess toxins accumulate in your body through eating habits, drinkings, skin care product, or even the air we breath nowadays. This super green cleanse & detox smoothie aims at helping your body to cleanse and detox those toxins away from your body, without the need for a doc appointment.
Kale: a super green food that is high in fiber, antioxidant with 0 fat and low in calorie. It helps aiding digestion and eliminating toxin within your body. It contains a variety of vitamins and minerals such as C, A, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, omega-3, phosphorus, copper, manganese, protein, folate and iron. In general, with so much green and antioxidant nature, if you want to detox while replenishing your skin and overall tissues, Kale is the answer. However with high amount of iodine, if you have thyroid problem, consider steaming Kale leaves lightly before throw it into your smoothie blender.
Spinach: another super food that is budget-able and available year round. Spinach contains so much vitamins and mineral that can help fighting and/or preventing diabetes, cancer, asthma while lowering blood pressure and supporting bone health. It’s also help with digestion and improving your skin & hair with its high vitamin A and C content. which is what important for collagen maintenance.
Mints help your drinks feel a bit sweeter without that extra calories or sugar impact. Apart from that, it helps greatly with digestion and improve immunization system.
Cilantro can be eaten as herb, fresh or as juicy drinks. Consuming cilantro help accelerating the elimination of metal toxin such as aluminum, lead and mercury from your body that might cause fatal to your body if overload. Cilantro work even better with couple drop of fish oil or those that are high in EPA and DHA content to fully prevent metal build up in your system such as colons, liver, brain tissues…
Beet is one the power vegetable in detox your kidney. Beet contains methionine and glycine betaline to help prevent fat tissue building up and thus promoting liver cells while keeping your liver healthy. Apart from fighting inflammation and certain cancer problems, beet can also lower blood sugar, boost energy and improve sexual performance through naturally occurring nitrates.
Lemon contains load of phytonutrients that is good for antioxidant, antibiotic anti-viral and anti-obesity. Besides like all citrus, lemon has high vitamin C that can protect your skin from free radical and defend against some toxins. Pectin found in lemon can help regulate metabolism, support liver function and lower cholesterol levels. Also, citric acid in lemon juice can help dissolving kidney stone, and prevent build up.
Cucumber hydrates your body and skin while being a great source of anti-inflammation, vitamin and minerals. It is so skin-friendly that almost any skin-replenishing product would call for cucumber. It’s also helped with flushed our toxins from your organs then nourish them with vitamins. Aid in eyes revival and substantially important weight loss contribution.
Flaxseed oil, apart from being a laxative for constipation is also great for decrease inflammation, improve weight loss, prevent breast cancer and hardening of the arteries.
Turmeric powder is another digestion aiding agent. Beside that, turmeric contains curcumin, which help blocking plaque that cause alzheimer’s disease, treat eczema, heal minor wound, and healing arthritis.
Matcha green tea is a super antioxidant powder that is higher than any other fruits/veggies. It also aid in weight loss, promote generate health, clear mind, eliminate harmful waste and metal build up. Anti-aging is also another well-known property.
Everything above definitely contribute to cleansing your whole system. Just be patient and do them in small quantities over times. You may find that cleansing once a week or two for a whole month period might help your body to feel lighter, free of bloat and rapidly improve your skin from all those spots and acne. The taste is ok to consume, just keep them cold for more enjoyment. Just Be careful if you’re taking any blood thinning medicine or if your blood pressure already too low. Other wise, give yourself a refresh with this concoction.
Recipe for Super green cleanse & detox smoothie
- 1 cup kale
- 1 cup spinach
- Handful of mints
- Handful of cilantro
- ½ medium beet
- 1 lemon for juice
- ½ cucumber
- 1 Tbsp flax seed oil
- 1 Tbsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp Matcha green tea
- 1 Tbsp honey
- ½ cup coconut water
- 1 cup crushed ice
- Lightly steam Kale for 5 minutes and chop into your blender.
- Wash and chop other vegetable into your blender.
- Add all remaining ingredients, remember, dry first, liquid after.
- Finally add some crushed ice.
- Pulse a few time before blending them good.
- Serve cold, add extra ice if needed.