Hi Joyous Health readers! I’m thrilled to be back and sharing an amazing detoxifying recipe with you. Smoothies are my go-to breakfast and snack because they are super quick and easy to make, and you can stuff a lot of nutrients into them! This particular smoothie is great for cleaning and detoxing our bodies.
Fiber is an excellent nutrient that sweeps clean our digestive tract. Apples contain a special kind of fiber called pectin that is primarily found in the apple skin (so buy organic and eat the peel!) and can help prevent diarrhea. Chia seeds are also a fiber powerhouse and excellent source of healthy, anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats. Kale and lemon have fabulous detoxification properties. Kale contains isothiocyanates that help regulate detox activity in our cells, this gives the liver a little extra help in the detoxification department, while lemon provide plenty of antioxidant vitamin C to protect our cells from free radical damage. Cinnamon not only adds a hint of spice that pairs perfectly with the apple, but it also helps keep your blood sugar balanced.
Finally, no smoothie is complete without a good dose of protein. The chia seeds provide protein, however I recommend added a scoop of your favourite protein powder to this smoothie. This way, it will keep you full all the way to lunch time!
What's your favourite way to make eating healthier when you're on the go? Share it with me in the comments below!