Detoxifying Green Tea Smoothie
As you know, we’re a bit obsessed with greens—after all, we’ve witnessed personally (and for our clients)—what they can do for your health and for your appearance! So of course, we’re always encouraging people to get more greens… and to Go GREEN! And with this simple recipe, it’s easy!
We love throwing together random ingredients in our fridge and seeing what we can come up with. This time, we created this “detoxifying” green tea smoothie that helps flush toxins from your body and is just 121 calories to boot! It’s loaded with green veggies to give it that bright green color and fresh taste, and pineapple and orange give it a sweet, refreshing, citrus flavor. We also added an avocado- one of our favorites 😉 . Adding an avocado not only provides you with potent anti-inflammatory compounds to help prevent cell damage but also adds a rich and creamy texture.
Although your body is equipped to detox and cleanse itself on its own, naturally, certain health-promoting foods and drinks, assist it in its process. This lil’ number contains anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and ingredients that help the body in it’s natural detoxification process. Check out how this smoothie detoxifies below:
(Psst… looking for more recipes that help to fight damage and help to “detoxify”? Thanks for letting us know you love our other creations—you make our day when you let us know and you put the fire under us to want to create more and more, thank you!) like our Kale Recharge Smoothie, our Sparkling Cucumber and Refresh Detoxer, and our Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Drink, just to name a few. And now, this little number helps your body to neutralize toxins and to feel better and brighter!)
Here’s Why It Detoxifies:
o This Slimming Smoothie acts like a “flusher” — rich in water and helps you to rinse out bloating sodium from your body “de-puffing” you and making you feel lighter. The potassium from the veggies will also fight bloat as it helps to restore normal hydration status.
o The veggie and fruits’ vitamin C in this smoothie will make your skin glow by promoting collagen formation. Plus it will hydrate your skin (i.e., you’ll look nourished, rejuvenated and fresh).
Indulged in alcohol, been around cigarette smoke, or eaten a bit too much processed food? More reasons why this Detox Smoothie works:
o The cruciferous veggies like kale and chard help the liver to flush out harmful toxins.
- Sulforaphane, a phytochemical (and others) in cruciferous veggies get the enzymes activated that detoxify before damage to cells is done.
o Hello Green tea and Veggies, See ya later toxins! Green tea, veggies and fruits all contain powerful phytonutrients to stave off damage from invading particles.
o *Glutathione, a protein in veggies clings to toxins and drags them out of our body.
The Orange and Pineapple
- Give you a shot of vitamin C and act as immune-boosters to help strengthen your body after any havoc it’s just been through.
- Help to neutralize free radicals before they can do any further damage and prevent inflammation so that the body can stay calm.
Detoxifying Green Tea Smoothie
Pair this anti-inflammatory, slimming smoothie with 2 hard boiled eggs, an egg white omelet or a Greek yogurt for protein (or add a scoop of protein powder like Vega One Protein & Greens) for a light, nutrient-packed on-the-go breakfast or meal. Enjoy it at lunch or dinner by adding a source of protein like grilled salmon on a bed of greens with tomatoes and bell peppers and steamed veggies.
2 c. kale and chard mix
3/4 c. fresh pineapple chunks
2/3 c. unsweetened green tea
1/3 c. water
5 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into individual glasses and enjoy!
This recipe is the perfect breakfast accompaniment and will help you feel light and free of bloat in no time! It also makes a great snack!
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 121 Calories, 6g Fat, 1g Saturated Fat, 18g Carbohydrate, Protein 3g, 4g Fiber, 56mg Sodium, 0mg Cholesterol
- 2 c. kale and chard mix
- ¾ c. fresh pineapple chunks
- ½ orange
- ⅔ c. unsweetened green tea
- ½ Avocado
- ⅓ c. water
- 5 cubes ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into individual glasses and enjoy!
- This recipe is the perfect breakfast accompaniment and will help you feel light and free of bloat in no time! It also makes a great snack!