Easy-to-make Detox Smoothies

Easy-to-make Detox Smoothies
It is imperative for the human body to cleanse any harmful toxins it contains. We live in a fast-paced world where keeping up with everyone is vital to stay in the game. Much like, survival of the fittest! However, this is only possible if we keep ourselves healthy and active.

Here are some top 5 detox smoothies recommended by Dr. Oz for a healthier and active lifestyle.

  • Super Energy Smoothie

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Ingredients: (Serves 4, 325 calories)

2 pints pineapple

2 pints watermelon

2 quarts coconut water

1 bunch spinach

1-2 cups blueberries

2 green apples

Blend all the above mentioned ingredients in a juicer. Serve 16 oz. And enjoy your breakfast. Pineapple is a natural sweetener. It contains an enzyme called bromelain which cleanses the colon and helps with digestion.

  • Oz’s Vitamin C Smoothie

Detox 1

Ingredients: (Serves 2, 140 calories)

2 oranges

1/2 cantaloupe

1cup strawberries

1 tomato

Extract the 2 oranges and mix the remaining ingredients along with it. Add ice while blending. This smoothie is epic for a healthy, glowing skin.

  • Energy-boosting Smoothie

Detox 2

Ingredients: (Serves 1, 200 calories)

2tbsp cocoa powder

2 tbsp peanut butter

8 oz Greek yogurt

1/2 cup ice

1 banana

Pinch cinnamon

Blend peanut butter, cocoa powder, Greek yogurt, and ice cubes all-together and mix at high speed. Slice banana, add into mixture, and re-blend. Sprinkle dash of cinnamon on top of your serving for extra flavour! Yogurt is rich in probiotics, which is vital for the digestive system. These little microbes give the immune system a boost.

  • Lunch Smoothie

Detox 3

Ingredients: (Serves 1)

4 celery stalks

1 cucumber

1 cup kale leaves

1/2 green apple

1/2 lime

1 tbsp. coconut oil

1/2 cup almond milk

1 cup pineapple

Blend the above ingredients all at once. Serve and enjoy! This smoothie is equivalent to a meal and perfect for lunch. Apples are natural sweeteners so there is no need to add extra processed sugar. In addition apples are rich in pectin which absorbs toxins and helps your digestive system sweep them out of the body. Another compound in apples, glucaric acid, helps the body get rid of heavy metals and chemicals that are similar to estrogen. Kale contains fiber and chlorophyll; both compounds support the body’s natural detoxification efforts.

  • Dinner Smoothie

Detox 4

Ingredients: (Serves 1)

1/2 cup mango

1 cup blueberries

1 & 1/2 cups coconut water

1 cup kale

1 tbsp. lemon

1/4 avocado

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tbsp flaxseed

Blend the ingredients and serve for dinner. The monounsaturated fats in avocados help release bile from the gall bladder which help in passing of toxins from the body. These natural body fats absorb and utilise fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K. Furthermore, avocado is rich in fiber which is essential for the digestive system, and the creamy texture helps to keep you feeling full. Flaxseeds are high on anti-oxidants (Lignans) which are beneficial for anti-aging, hormonal balance and cellular health. Lignans also have anti bacterial properties which reduces the severity of colds. Moreover, lignans have estrogenic properties which are useful for menopausal women. It may also reduce risks of osteoporosis in menopausal women.

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