Detox smoothies have been taking the internet by storm and there is a good reason why! Not only are they a power food, packed with many vitamins, but they are also appealing to the eye! No matter what combinations of fruit you are choosing, the smoothie always comes out in such a beautiful color. Smoothies are basically a treat for your body and your eyes!
Now, what is the difference between plain smoothies and detox smoothies? Just the way there are pollutants in the atmosphere which are harmful, similarly, there are harmful substances in our bodies and it is important we get rid of them. The easiest and tastiest way to do that are detox smoothies!
Another great thing about smoothies is, you do not have to be particular about the ingredients. You can add or subtract ingredients according to your own liking- use whatever appeals to your taste buds! However, if you want a basic guideline while curating your detox smoothie, here are some rules. But don’t forget- rules are meant to be broken (middle school pun intended).
There are four basic parts of a detox smoothie: liquid base, carbohydrates, healthy fat, and protein. The liquid base can include any detox tea, such as ginger or lemon grass. You can also simply use milk or yogurt or a combination of both. If you’re looking for a low-fat option, non-dairy options are your best alternative- coconut water is a popular choice!
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When it comes to carbohydrates, remember that carbs are not all bad! There are some healthy ones that you can use, such as beet greens, arugula, or even blackberries and pineapple. Healthy fat options include flax seeds, coconut flakes, and chia seeds, which are packed with fiber, calcium, phosphorus, iron and loads of other antioxidants. Now, for protein, you can either buy protein powders or use organic chickpea powder or grass-fed collagen powder.
Other ingredients you should consider adding to your detox smoothies can include turmeric, which contains a powerful phytochemical component known as curcumin that aids digestion and helps fight liver disorders, and ginger, which helps clean the body by stimulating digestion, circulation, and sweating.