The holidays are a time of enjoyment… enjoyment of the warm company of friends and family… and enjoyment of food, as well. After all of that enjoying, it’s nice to give the mind and body a little detox, to go into the new year feeling fresh, clean, and ready for everything it has to offer!
Fruit and vegetable smoothies and drinks are one of the most readily available ways to detox your body. They’re simple to make, they taste absolutely delicious, and they’ll have you feeling light and energized straight away.
In this particular recipe, blueberry and pomegranate are of high importance! Not only do these fruits flush out toxins from the body, they’re also two of the most antioxidant-rich foods out there! They’re also anti-inflammatory and can help prevent serious illnesses like heart disease and cancer. I am also using apple, which helps remove toxins from the body due to its alkalinity; kale, which contains lots of fiber and sulfur — both of which help detoxify by aiding liver function; and cucumber, which, in addition to flushing out toxins, has also been thought to dissolve kidney stones!
Holiday Detox Smoothie
3/4 cup blueberries, frozen
1 cup pure pomegranate juice
2 large kale leaves
1 medium apple, peeled
1 medium cucumber, peeled
Cut kale, cucumber, and apple into small pieces. Add everything into a blender and mix until liquefied. Feel free to add ice for less of a liquid.
I hope you enjoy this yummy smoothie that leaves you feeling very clean and refreshed after drinking it. Have an amazing day!