Kitchenability Blog

08.30.2017

Guest Post- By Lucy Wyndam “Take your Detox Smoothies From Bland to Delicious”

3 Superstar Ingredients to help you make the most delicious detox smoothie! 

Smoothies are delicious ways to detox and get more nutrients into your body. They’re a breeze to make at home, and when whipped up with the right ingredients, they can help with weight loss, immunity boosting, and more. Smoothies are also an extremely nutrient dense treat that can help control cravings and can be an easy, convenient meal on the go. Here are three ingredients you’ll love in your next smoothie.

Fruit

All fruits are detoxifying, but they’re also yummy and convenient. You can use fresh fruits like apples for a winter green smoothie, or use tropical fruit like frozen mango chunks and kiwi. Either way, you get a great burst of flavor, color, 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 the milk for coconut milk, which is low in calories and has naturally occurring electrolytes to keep you hydrated.

Citrus

Vitamin C has incredible detox properties, which can be found in citrus fruits 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 the kind 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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