Whether you've overindulged during the holiday season, ate and drank just a little too much on vacation, or you want to start a healthy new diet, drinking detox smoothies is a great way to jump start a deep cleanse. Detox foods help remove toxins from the system and revitalize your body's cells. Blending together fresh fruits and vegetables packed with healthful vitamins helps re-set our digestive system and replenish our supply of nutrients.
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Foods that contain detox characteristics include berries, dark leafy greens, root vegetables, citrus fruit, chilies, pomegranates, red cabbage, whole grains, and green tea.
Things You'll Need
1 cup coconut water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
1 handful baby spinach or kale
Pinch cayenne pepper
1–2 cups ice cubes
Step 1: Gather Your Smoothie Ingredients
Making a detox smoothie is simple. Include ingredients that are hydrating, have anti-inflammatory qualities, contain a great deal of vitamins and minerals, and taste great in combination with one another.
Step 2: Add Ingredients to a Blender
Blending together spinach, pineapple, coconut water, fresh lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and ginger results in a vibrant superfood smoothie. This delicious tropical combination of flavors comes out tasting sweet and zesty with a little bite from the cayenne and ginger, and the texture turns out smooth and frothy.
Step 3: Blend Until Smooth
Blend until smooth, pour into a glass, and enjoy your healthful beverage!