Start your day with liquid gold! When made right, a smoothie is a great way to give your body energy and nutrition. And if you choose your ingredients carefully, it can also support your detox process without specialty powders or supplements!
Support your digestive system and internal organs by consistently eating whole, nutrient-dense foods. This will support your body’s natural detox organs, including your kidneys, liver, and skin.
Check out this list of powerhouse ingredients, picked for their potential health benefits:
Not only is pineapple high in antioxidants, it also contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that breaks down protein and supports digestion. It’s even been linked to increased immunity and lower inflammation.
Adding creamy avocado to this smoothie gives it a creamy, satisfying texture and boosts its nutrient and fibre content! Beyond their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, avocadoes have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and increase gut health.
Lower in sugar than the red varieties, green apples help satiation and provide pectin, which acts as a probiotic to protect your gut! Plus, an apple could be just as effective as statin drugs to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Spinach is a perfect smoothie pairing as its neutral flavour lets other ingredients shine through. Plus, It can prevent oxidative damage and contains antioxidants like lutein and kaempferol.
Adding ginger can boost your anti-inflammatory responses and lower fasting blood sugar, while cilantro has powerful antibacterial effects and helps fight heavy metal toxicity.
Finally, Boost your antioxidants and support your immune system with lime’s potent vitamin C punch.
Prep time: 5 min
Note: If you use fresh pineapple instead of frozen, switch your water for ice chunks to keep your smoothie cool!