Tuesday, March 17, 2015
St Patricks Day Green Smoothie
It's St. Patrick's Day and I want something green. There is nothing like a green smoothie to help detox, get rid of bloat, and energize the body! Green smoothies are easy to digest, are nourishing and a cinch to make.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day in addition to wearing green, why not treat yourself to this delicious green detox!
I've said it before-
Raw greens are the best choice to help cleanse the body and help alkalize it : Two ingredients needed for weight loss and optimal health.
Using smoothies to cleanse is like taking out the garbage. We accumulate toxins through what we eat , digest, and breath. Detoxing helps the body rid toxins and take a burden off the liver ( which is our body's filter; if the liver is clogged, it doesn't work efficiently.
I originally saw the recipe for this green detox smoothie in the Nov 25 2013 issue of Woman' s World Magazine. It was a great article about how to do a Smoothie Diet and take off 5 pounds in 3 days.
The article offered a variety of detoxes including a green detox smoothie, a red detox smoothie, a detox soup for dinner, and an almond milk smoothie for a snack. I followed their detox suggestions for the suggested 3 days, and was pleased that I lost 4 and half pounds and didn't feel hungry.
The green detox was my favorite: It's perfect for a healthy St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Ingredients for Smoothie:
1/2 large banana, sliced and frozen
2 fresh figs, sliced ( or you can substitute any 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 in your blender or Nutribullet ( I use the Nutribullet and love it)Blend and enjoy immediately.
There are lots of other ways to detox too-
Detox Soup is a great way to detox in the winter. I lost 5 pounds in 4 days
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