Detox Berry Smoothie

This smoothie delivers 5 ingredients to support your body's natural detoxification pathways!



An effective detox program requires more than just water or juice. To support your body's elimination pathways, you need clean whole foods including high quality protein, fiber from healthy carbs, essential fatty acids, phytonutrients, and essential vitamins and minerals. Of course drinking plenty of water and getting adequate sleep further supports removal of toxins from the body.


How can this smoothie recipe help with removal of toxins?

Here are some health benefits of the ingredients!
  • Berries:

  • provide anthocyanins, which give berries their deep color and act as powerful antioxidants to reduce free radical damage

  • provide ellagic acid which is a plant compound that helps the liver neutralize carcinogens

  • Spinach:

  • good source of folate, which helps detoxify heavy metals and excess estrogen

  • Ginger:

  • provides antioxidant compounds to reduce free radical damage

  • soothing to the digestive tract which may support elimination

  • Protein:

  • provides amino acids which are essential in the detoxification pathways (amino acids are required for Phase 2 conjugation...for those who like to dig deep into the science)

  • Flax seed:

  • rich source of lignans which help detoxify (break down) harmful forms of estrogen for elimination

  • source of fiber which promotes regular elimination of waste products through the GI tract



Recipe for Detox Berry Smoothie



Ingredients:


1 cup frozen berries (preferably organic)

1 cup fresh spinach (preferably organic)

1/2-inch fresh ginger root - peeled and grated

1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

1 scoop plant-based protein powder

1 T. ground flaxseed



Directions:

  • Put ingredients in a blender.

  • Blend until completely pureed. Sip and relax!