Between celebrating Christmas, meeting friends out, having a couple of cocktails while we catch up on Netflix shows, the idea of the upcoming weekend and New Years seems a little daunting. One word keeps surfacing each morning in my mind over and over………..detox!
Below is a recipe for a delicious detox smoothie. The base of the recipe we pulled from Healthy Smoothie Tips and Ideas (Plus 8 Recipes) by Listotic. I recommend reading her article if you are new to making smoothies or just can’t seem to get it right. She’s has a list of great tips for making all kinds of smoothies. Here is our version of the detox smoothie:
After-The-Holidays Detox Smoothie
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup kale
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 Tbsp Trader Joes Super Seed and Ancient Grain Blend
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- ice (I used 5 ice cubes if you want to get specific :))
Place your ingredients in your blender, but as Lilly from Listotic recommends, add your liquid and ice cubes last for a better consistency.
Not only does this smoothie taste great but it has so many benefits for you. Many of the ingredients including the ginger, cucumber and kale have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This smoothie is also rich in nutrients and helps aid digestion. The liquid from the coconut water, cucumber and ice also helps detox your system and can improve your metabolism. And as an added bonus, the ginger is also great for fighting nausea if you don’t feel so great on New Years Day.
Enjoy this smoothie and let us know what you think! I made it this morning and really enjoyed it!
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