Try a detox diet for a day! Use green smoothies!
When you are interested into detoxifying your body, you can try some green smoothies. The advantage is that these green smoothies can do a lot more than detoxifying your body: they boost metabolism and improve general health.
Ingredients for a green smoothie
Kale is an excellent source of fibre, carotenes (lutein, zeastantin and betacarotene), vitamin C, B6, B1 B2, E and minerals like magnesium, copper, iron and calcium. Kale helps you keep your muscles and nerve tissue healthy as well as helping with your metabolism.
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae, rich in many important nutrients, including protein, complex carbohydrates, iron, vitamins (A, K, B complex). It also contains carotenoids with powerful antioxidant properties.
Chlorella is single-cell algae rich in proteins, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium. It improves immunity, alkalinity, and reduces inflammation.
Spinach is loaded with vitamins and minerals including vitamin K, carotenes (lutein), vitamin C, E, B1,2,6, folic acid, magnesium and iron. It helps with eye sight, preventing cellular degeneration and great for blood health due to its high iron content to restore energy and vitality.”
Matcha is the secret, magic ingredient of any green smoothie. Matcha is a fine powder made from shade-grown leaves of green tea. It contains 1571 antioxidants! It brings into your diet high levels of amino acid L-theanine which can considerably raise the energy levels. It can easily boost the metabolism due to its high content of chlorophyll, amino acids, vitamins and fibres.
Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats (oleic and linoleic acid). They can reduce the levels of bad cholesterol and are also very beneficial for skin issues like eczema and dermatitis. Avocados can thicken the smoothie and give a delicious smooth texture.
- Green tea
Green tea contains high amount of vitamin C, D, K and B2, calcium, iron, zinc and sodium which help with detoxing, cleansing and energizing the body. Its main benefits are coming from its antioxidants content. Green tea may increase the activity of antioxidant enzymes in the small intestine, liver and lungs.
- Dandelion green
Dandelion is very useful in a lot of disorders like: diabetes, obesity and liver issues. Dandelion leaves are traditional digestive remedies due to the taraxacin and its antiseptic and germicidal effects. They also leaves contain a high amount of vitamin, B6, C, B2, B1 and calcium, copper, manganese, inulin, choline and iron.
Kiwis taste great and are great for respiratory tract health. Because kiwis have high amount of vitamin C, B, A, fibre, potassium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, they are a great source of antioxidants and enzymes.
Apples are rich in fibres, pectin, vitamins, and fructose. They play an important role in preventing cardiac diseases, asthma, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Pectin can lower cholesterol levels and stimulate colon peristalsis.
Celery is a good source of vitamin C, B6, 1, and 2, fibres, calcium, and folic acid. It has high amount of sodium but even higher amounts of potassium. It is great for the cardiovascular system (it reduces the blood pressure.
Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins which help increase energy levels. They are 95 % water so they are an amazing source of hydration for your body.
Put in the blender any combination of these green ingredients! You will not regret it and your body will be grateful!