Raw greens are known to help cleanse the body and help alkalize it : Two things needed for weight loss and optimal health.
Cleansing is like taking out the garbage. Our bodies accumulate toxins. Detoxing helps rid the toxins and take a burden off the liver ( which is our body's filter; if it is clogged, it can't work efficiently.
I saw this particular green detox smoothie in the Nov 25 2013 issue of Woman' sWorld Magazine. It was a great article about how to do a Smoothie Diet and take off 5 pounds in 3 days.
They had a green detox smoothie, a red detox smoothie, a detox soup for dinner, and an almond milk smoothie for a snack. I did it for 3 days, lost 4 and half pounds, and wasn't hungry.
I like the green detox so much that I plan to do it the day after Thanksgiving to rebalance and energize my system after the heavy Thanksgiving overindulgence. It's a great way to get rid of the bloat and re-energize.
Ingredients for Smoothie:
1/2 large banana, frozen ( or not)
2 fresh figs, sliced ( or other fruit like berries)
2 cups curly ( organic ) kale
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ( contains fiber and blood sugar regulators)
16 ounces of cold water
Place all ingredients into large container of a blender or Nutribullet ( I use the Nutribullet and love it)Blend and enjoy immediately
There are lots of ways to detox-
Detox Soup is a great way to detox in the winter. I lost 5 pounds in 4 days
Kale and Blueberry Salad with a orange dressing is rich in chlorophyll for cleansing and has lots of antioxidants for building immunity. It's a great salad for spring when kale and blueberries are plentiful. The salad also has some seeds and a recipe for a delicious orange dressing. Eat a salad like this for dinner
|Kale and Blueberry Salad with a orange dressinga is rich in chlorophyll for cleansing and antioxidants for building immunity|
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