Smoothies are an easy way to add valuable nutrients to your day. Especially when you have a little less time to spare.
What’s the benefit? Except that it tastes good!
Drinking a detox smoothie provides you with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients.
What are the benefits for your health? Below are some advantages:
- More energy
- Stronger immune system
- Weight loss (less appetite for sweets)
- Radiant skin
- A more stable blood sugar level
What does a good smoothie consist of?
The best detox smoothies consist of natural, only “real” ingredients that are full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats.
Antioxidants ensure the removal of free radicals. When your body is full of free radicals for a long time, this leads to a low resistance, bad skin and a lower energy level. It also contributes to the prevention of various forms of cancer.
Your body needs healthy fats to burn energy. It is the raw material for the building blocks of the body. It also gives a longer satiated feeling, so that you will reach for carbohydrate-rich products less quickly. Which is also beneficial for the weight.
You can vary endlessly with detox smoothie recipes. Make sure you don’t add too much fruit, because of a high fructose content. Combine with raw vegetables, herbs and spices.
The recipe below is an example of a detoxifying smoothie with the right composition.
Detox Smoothie Recipe
- ½ avocado
- 40 grams blueberries
- 40 grams pineapple
- Handful of fresh raw spinach
- Handful of fresh raw kale
- ¼ cucumber
- 100 ml coconut water
Mix all ingredients in the blender until it becomes a smooth smoothie.
Is the smoothie too thick? Then add some extra coconut water or tap water.
What makes this detox smoothie so healthy?
Avocado: Avocados are low in fructose and rich in the healthy fats the body needs as an energy source.
Kale: Kale is full of vitamins K, A and C and antioxidants. This vegetable has been proven to have a lower risk of at least five cancers and help protect your DNA from damage.
Blueberries: Berries have a lower sugar content than many other fruits, making it better for your insulin levels. It is full of antioxidants that are beneficial against skin aging, type 2 diabetes and cholesterol.
Pineapple: Pineapple is rich in vitamin C. It contains an enzyme that is beneficial for your digestion, is anti-inflammatory and contributes to a better resistance.
Spinach: Spinach is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It protects your body from free radicals and is anti-inflammatory.
Cucumber: Cucumber consists of 95% water, ideal for hydrating your body. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and contains lignans that are beneficial against several cancers.
Coconut water: Coconut water hydrates your body (also consists of 95% water) and contains many minerals, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium and copper. It ensures a good pH value in your body.