Now that the holidays are over, some of us may have some damage to undo. Try these cleansing juices and smoothies to aid your diet and boost your health.
Kick the Winter Blues With an Apple Smoothie
No need to ransack the produce section for this easy at-home smoothie. All you need is an apple, a banana, and a handful of strawberries. Blend them up with some coconut water, and you’ll be feeling tropical and sunny, even during the darkest part of the year. Not only does this drink provide loads of vitamins, it’s also very hydrating.
Get a Burst of Vitamin C With a Citrus Smoothie
A little sweet, a little tart, and all good for you. Our favorite vitamin C smoothie is made with an orange, a wedge each of lemon and lime, a tangerine, and a banana. The banana helps provide a potassium boost, as well as some fiber to keep your digestive system happy. The rest of the ingredients deliver a fresh shot of vitamin C directly to your system.
Go Green With a Matcha Antioxidant Smoothie
If you’re looking for powerful antioxidants, look no further than matcha, also known as Japanese green tea. The tea on its own is extremely healthy, but adding it into a homemade juice drink can give you a mega vitamin boost too. Matcha can taste a little bitter so to counteract this, add in pineapple and mango for some natural sweetness. Bonus – you’re also getting tons of fiber so your whole system will love this one!
Boost Your Immune System With A Strawberry Smoothie
You can fight off the natural tendency to get sick during the winter by making some immune-boosting smoothies. This tasty recipe is made with a banana, coconut water, some beet slices, a dash of fresh ginger, and of course, a generous handful of strawberries. Not only will the assortment of essential vitamins help keep your system in tip-top shape, but the ginger can also help settle an upset stomach and soothe indigestion.
Detox With a Cranberry Smoothie
Cranberries have been known to aid urinary health for centuries. That’s because these health-giving berries are able to cleanse the liver with their astringent properties. A great combination is to add cranberries to apples and pears, and finish off with a dash of turmeric which provides the drink with even more detoxifying power. You can liquidize the ingredients with a little water to make a juice, or just blend them without added liquid for more of a smoothie.
Combat Inflammation With a Flax Seed Smoothie
Flax seeds are rich in Omega 3s, which help fight inflammation. For a delicious smoothie, blend together bananas, dark, sweet cherries, a handful of baby spinach, and a teaspoon of flax seeds. You get fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins along with your anti-inflammatory hit.
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