This time of year, it's hard to avoid words like "cleanse" and "detox." Whether it's from a holiday binge or simply a desire to kick the New Year off on a new foot, many of us are trying to give our system a reboot. Of course, there's the all-out cleanse or fast, but for those of us looking for a more middle ground option, there are plenty of glorious healthy smoothie recipes.
Why do people love smoothies so much? Because they're easy, and you can decide what you get out of them. Want more fiber? Throw in a handful of spinach leaves. An energizing kick? How about some ginger? As for detoxing, a tasty smoothie is the perfect way to knock fatty, sugary foods and alcohol from your diet, and there are plenty of ingredients that you can use that will help your body flush out all the bad stuff.
If you're looking to help your body detox, give one of these healthy smoothie recipes a try.
This isn't a recipe, instead it's a simple formula for detox smoothie: high fiber fruits + citrus + high fiber grains. High fibers grains help you clean out the digestive system, which makes ingredients like oatmeal perfect for when you're looking to cleanse.
Green smoothies have become the staple for anyone looking to feel better, and this simple healthy smoothie recipe provides you with a good base that you can easily add to.
So many good ingredients in one smoothie. A metabolism booster, grapefruit is a great fruit if you're looking to cleanse the system.
Lemons can help jump start the digestive tract, and a dose of citrus in the morning is sure to be the perfect stimulant for waking you up.
High in omega-3s, flaxseed oil also helps to absorb toxins, making it the perfect ingredient for a detox smoothie.
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Green tea finds its way onto many lists for foods that will help you flush out your system, so why not use it to boost the detox qualities of our morning drink?
Pears are common on the list of detox foods - the pectin in them binds to toxins and helps get them out of the body, and it assists in lowering cholesterol levels.
Beets in a smoothie? Yes. This one is full of antioxidants and colorful enough to pull you out of the gray of a winter day.
So you really want to go healthy? Get some sunflower sprouts in your smoothie.
Not one, not two, but three different greens (hello cabbage!) make it into this smoothie, with apples and pears added for sweetness.
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