Summertime is the perfect time for a healthy detox! When I think of summer I think about sunshine and locally grown produce. Both make this Green Girl detox smoothie incredibly powerful. But why are greens so important? The green pigment is packed with a little known gem called Chlorophyl. Chlorophyl cleans and alkalizes the blood. It truly is a powerful player in a detox smoothie.
There is something so healing and mindful about growing your own produce or going to a local stand. The healing benefits far exceed what you buy in a grocery store. The less travel a veggie does the more it holds it’s nutrient content.
Besides green veggies and herbs, I love to add seeds such as Pumpkin, Flax or Chia to a smoothie. Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium and zinc. Flax and Chia are a great source of omega 3. Other superfoods I love are healing powders such as Spirulina or Chlorella. Green algae is high in chlorophyll and a definite recommendation when detoxing. They help remove heavy metals from the organs and blood stream.
For any detox smoothie or juice I always add fresh herbs like parsley and cilantro. Both detox the liver and kidneys and have powerful healing benefits. In addition, I love to add lettuces and greens such as red leaf lettuce and spinach, which are packed with vitamin K and folate.
Green Girl Detox Smoothie
This green smoothie will detox your organs and give a boost of energy!
- 3/4 cup coconut water
- 1 cup organic baby spinach
- 1/4 cup organic italian parsley
- 1/4 cup organic cilantro
- 2 leaves organic red leaf lettuce or romaine
- 1 cucumber (small~I peel mine)
- 1 green apple
- 1 lime peeled
- 1 tbs organic raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 tsp spirulina powder
Add all ingredients to your favorite blender
Blend and enjoy!
When it comes to detoxing, it’s important to do your research and/or work with a practitioner on the best approach for you. You can overdo it and have side affects as your body is expelling toxins.
Be sure to detox your skin as well. Check out my DIY Detox Face Scrub!
Cheers to your best life!