Kitchenability Blog

11.14.2017

Take Your Detox Smoothie From Bland to Delicious

3 Superstar Ingredients to Take Your Detox Smoothie From Bland to Delicious

Guest Post By Lucy Wyndham

Smoothies are a delicious way to detox and get more nutrients into your body. Smoothies are easy to make at home with the right ingredients on hand and can even help with weight loss, and boosting your immune system. Smoothies are a nutrient dense treat that can help control cravings. They also offer a convenient meal on the go. Here are three ingredients you’ll love for your next smoothie.

Fruit

All fruits are detoxifying, You can use seasonal apples in a winter green smoothie, or use fresh tropical fruit in spring in summer, such as mango chunks and kiwi. Either way, you get a great burst of flavor, and often energy, thanks to all that great vitamin C!

This Strawberry-Banana Smoothie is a great way to start your day. Want to double the detox power? Swap out milk for coconut milk, which is lower in calories and offers naturally occurring electrolytes to keep you hydrated.

Citrus

Vitamin C has incredible detox properties, which can be found in many fruits such as oranges, that are also packed with nutrients. In addition to fiber and vitamin C, lemons, limes, and oranges supply calcium, potassium, folate, and vitamin A, all vital for your body to function at its optimal level. Plus, citrus has been shown to have a mood-boosting impact, and who doesn’t want that? This Detox Smoothie is a citrus-filled way to start your day. It also has cucumber, which is renowned for its cleansing properties.

Greens

Don’t make a smoothie without these superfoods! Greens like baby spinach and kale are full of nutrients that make nutritionist’s hearts skip a beat. Spinach itself is filled with antioxidants, including beta-carotene and vitamin C. It also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, which together act as a sunscreen for your eyes and guards against macular degeneration. Not convinced? Spinach also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help with bloating and chronic pain.

The Minimalist Baker’s 5-Ingredient Detox Smoothie calls for an entire cup of greens in the form of spinach or kale. Plus, at just a handful of ingredients, it won’t take long to whip this up as a convenient snack or meal.

“Healthy” doesn’t have to be a bad word. Thanks to these delicious smoothies filled with fruits, citrus, and greens, your healthy living detox can be off to a great start!

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