Morning Detox Smoothie
Start fresh in the morning with our Detox Smoothie, which is an easy and delicious way to flush your body of toxins. Many of the ingredients are full of antioxidants, that are the body’s defense agents. They are chemical compounds that prevent aging and chronic diseases. The more you have, the better equipped your body is in the fight against infections and disease.
This smoothie recipe is simple to customize and perfect for breakfast or a snack.
1 cup dandelions greens or spinach or kale
1 apple (chop it up)
1/2 cup of pineapple
1/2 inch ginger – peeled and shredded
1 tsp matcha tea
1-3 tsp spirulina sprinkles
1 cup water
1 cup of ice
(optional: 1/2 banana or avocado – this is to help the texture and/or sweetness of the smoothie, which can separate quite a bit)
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. If too thick, add a splash more water. For more sweetness or thickness, add extra banana.
Dandelion greens are high in iron, calcium, Vitamins A, C, K and B2 among other vitamins and minerals, and at one point where used for medicine . On top of that, they also contain more protein and iron than spinach.
Ginger, our favorite, reduces inflammation, lowers blood pressure, stimulates digestion, and have antibacterial properties
Lemon is high in vitamin C and also contains flavonoids, which are composites that have antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties. It helps prevent diabetes, constipation, as well as improve skin health. It can soothe you sore throat or help if you have respiratory disorders.
Pineapples are rich in manganese, which is naturally occurring mineral that aids growth, maintains a healthy metabolism and has antioxidant properties. It also contain trace amounts of vitamins A and K, phosphorus, zinc and calcium.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an old proverb that most of us are familiar with, but what makes this fruit so special? Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. In fact, apples were ranked first in Medical News Today’s featured article about the top 10 healthy foods.
Matcha is a type of finely powdered green tea made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same species of plant used to make black tea, oolong tea, white tea, and other types of green tea. Matcha is a concentrated form of green tea and contains caffeine. It calms the mind and relaxes the body, is rich in fiber, chlorophyll, vitamins and antioxidants, boosts metabolism and burns calories.
And then of course, spirulina, which contains more beta carotene than carrots, more chlorophyll than wheatgrass, and 50 times more iron than spinach.
This Detox Smoothie is an easy and simple way to add powerful health benefits to your everyday diet to maintain your everyday super you!