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July 2, 2013

4 Best Detoxing Smoothies

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When summer comes, our bodies naturally crave light cleansing foods such as fruits, vegetables, and drinks. At this time of year, detox is the buzz word! Each of these green smoothie recipes have unique nourishing and cleansing properties. Cleansing is all about giving our bodies a rest from heavier digestion, and treating ourselves to clean, energizing foods. These smoothies are delicious and now is the perfect time to try them. Try adding one juice a day to your diet as a meal replacement – doesn’t matter whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner – and watch the pounds fall away!

1. SUPER WOMAN
All the greens in this smoothie are very high in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and have a very high detoxing effect. Dates are a natural energy source, and lemons are naturally cleansing.

Ingredients
2 C filtered water
1/4 avocado (pitted and peeled from the flesh)
1 C romaine lettuce
1 C kale
1 C spinach
1 medjool dates
Juice from one lemon
Dash of cinnamon
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. flax seeds

Directions
Place all ingredients in a large blender or Nutribullet. Blend until mixture reaches shake-like consistency. This smoothie will keep for up to two days in the fridge.

2. IMMUNITY BOOSTER
Detox your body and rebuild your immune system after a long winter! The blueberries are rich in antioxidants, chia is rich in Omega-3′s, the coconut oil is full of powerful antimicrobial agents, and the vitamin C in the lemons will aid immune function.

Ingredients
1 C of filtered water
1/2 C blueberries
1/2 banana, peeled
1 stalk of kale
1 stalk of celery
1-2 tbsp. raw extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil
Juice from 1 lime
Pinch of cinnamon
Bunch cilantro (stems included)
¼ C chia seeds

Directions
Place all ingredients in a large blender or Nutribullet. Blend until mixture reaches shake-like consistency. This smoothie will keep for up to two days in the fridge.

3. CACAO ENERGY
Raw cacao is one of the most powerful superfoods on the planet. It’s the number one source of antioxidants, magnesium, and iron. Throw in some mint and veggies, and you’ve got yourself a delicious, refreshing, energy smoothie that’s high in potassium! It’s perfectly sweet and easy to digest, which makes it a perfect afternoon snack.Ingredients
2 tbsp. raw cacao powder (at least 70% cacao)
3 fresh mint leaves
1 C unsweetened coconut milk
1 cucumber
Bunch spinach
1/2 banana, peeled
1 cup filtered water

Directions
Place all ingredients in a large blender or Nutribullet. Blend until mixture reaches shake-like consistency. This smoothie will keep for up to two days in the fridge.

4. RISE AND SHINE
Wake up with this delicious, nutritious smoothie! Loaded with fiber and rich in brain-nourishing ingredients, you’ll be full and energized well through lunch. It also has Bee Pollen, which contains the highest concentration of B Vitamins, helps with PMS, and is touted as an energy booster.

Ingredients
1 C berries
1 tbsp. flax seeds
1 tbsp. wheat germ
1/2 tbsp. bee pollen
2 tbsp. shredded coconut
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 banana, peeled
1 C unsweetened almond milk
Dash of fresh ginger
Bunch broccoli florets

Directions
Place all ingredients in a large blender or Nutribullet. Blend until mixture reaches shake-like consistency. This smoothie will keep for up to two days in the fridge.

Peace and Smoothies!
Sima

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