As the new year is upon us, many wish to learn how to make detox smoothies in order to begin the year feeling better and to start their diet and health goals off right.
Detox smoothies come in many varieties. If you select the right ingredients you can make many different types. Basically you should begin with high fiber fruits such as apples or pears (with the peel left on but washed well). You could also include berries or bananas. Citrus fruits are also good for detox smoothies as they help clean out the digestive tract. (Make certain to leave the white part of the peel of the fruit as that part contains the most nutrients.)
You also should add some extra fiber such as flaxseed, raw granola, oatmeal, or wheat germ. The added fiber will help your digestive system to be cleansed and gently detox. You may wish to add a small pinch of sea salt to help flush out the organs and aid in eliminations – just make sure to add it to your smoothie AFTER it has been blended – or your smoothie will end up tasting very salty.
Other detox recipes may include avocado, carrots, fresh greens, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, papaya, watermelon, or beets. Many people will add flax seed oil, yogurt, soy milk, green tea, or acidophilus, chlorella powder, bee pollen, liquid chlorophyll, lecithin, Vitamin C or other supplements to their smoothies for added nutrients and health benefits.
Detox smoothies can be a beneficial part of a healthy lifestyle. If you can gently cleanse the body by eating nutritious foods, it is much easier on your body than pursuing strong cleanses which may make you sick while you cleanse.