Well, I’ve had more than my fair share of rich delicious meals, as well as sweets & treats over this festive season. My body’s reaction has been to crave something light, refreshing food and drink, something to help with detoxifying as I work on getting back into a healthier daily routine!
This smoothie is something I came across from Christal (of nutritionistinthekitch.com). She’s had a very similar experience over the last couple weeks and she says it definitely fits the detox bill!
If you can’t wait, scroll down to the next page to check out the recipe.
But here’s how Christal says this recipe helps our body to recover from the kind of overindulgence its so difficult to avoid at this time of year…
There are also powerful antioxidants in lemon including one in particular called d-limonene which activates the liver to produce more enzymes that aid in the detoxification process!
Ginger isn’t just a delicious addition to stir fry’s or curries, it’s also the perfect compliment to lemon as it also promotes detoxification through compounds it contains called gingerols and shoals. These compounds help detoxification by speeding up the movement of food through the digestive system!
Put ginger and lemon together and you’ve got a detoxification powerhouse!
To make the lemon flavour shine through in this smoothie, I avoided adding banana, as I find it is a bit overpowering, even though I love it! Instead I used frozen peaches, pineapple, and mango! These subtle fruits add natural sweetness without overshadowing the lemon and ginger flavours!
See the Next Page for a wonderful detox smoothie recipe…