Green Detox Smoothie

Green Detox Smoothie

Green-Smoothie-Recipe-1If you’re looking for a nutritious and delicious green smoothie designed to support your body’s natural detoxification efforts, this Green Detox Smoothie is for you.

This smoothie contains potent green superfoods: spirulina, chlorella and/or cilantro. The combination of ingredients result in what is perhaps the most potent daily detox smoothie.

What’s so special about spirulina and chlorella and how do they help you detox?

Spirulina is best known as the “protein queen” because it’s about 70% pure protein. In addition to being a complete protein, this single-celled organism is loaded with essential vitamins and minerals that support you nutritionally. Through the process of chelation, spirulina has been shown to help remove heavy metals (lead and arsenic) from the body.

Chlorella is a nutritional powerhouse primarily because of its chlorophyll content. The chlorophyll helps the body process more oxygen, promotes tissue growth and repair, and helps cleanse the blood. Like spirulina, chlorella assists heavy metals detoxification by binding to and ushering them from the body.

If you’re brand new to spirulina and chlorella I recommend starting with a 1/2 teaspoon of each.

Enjoy!

Blend together:

  • 1 cup pure filtered water
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 fresh or medium frozen banana
  • 1 cup kale or dandelion greens or cilantro (stems removed)
  • 1 teaspoon spirulina
  • 1 teaspoon chlorella
  • A dash of Celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw honey (optional)
  • Optional: 1/4 cup arugula; 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple or mango chunks; ice cubes

Linda Ljucovic, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Oakville

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