Lemon and lime combine for a one-two detox punch. Throw in the cleansing properties of kale, a banana for creaminess and taste, and you’ve got yourself a delicious detox smoothie.
Citrus fruits are well known for their detoxification properties, lemons and limes being no exception.
Lemons and limes both help to cleanse and detox the liver. Their high vitamin C content aids the liver in producing glutathione, The Mother of All Antioxidants. The citric acid in these fruits is also helpful in breaking down unwanted kidney stones.
Aside from smoothies, a warm glass of water with lemon and/or lime juice first thing in the morning is a good way to clean out your system.
Kale provides the body with fiber and chlorophyll, both of which support the body’s natural detoxification efforts. Fiber binds with toxins and other undesirables in your digestive tract and helps usher them out. Chlorophyll helps to remove heavy metals and other toxins from the body. In order to successfully detox you need to get the waste out.
In addition to this smoothie being a mild detoxifier, it’s quite nutritious. Detoxing while providing my body with the nutrition it needs is how I like to roll :)
The lemon, lime, and kale also make this a very alkalizing smoothie. Enjoy!
Lemon-Lime-Kale Detox Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 lemon, peeled and seeded
- 1/2 lime, peeled and seeded
- 1 fresh or frozen banana
- 1 cup kale, stems removed
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup to sweeten
- 1/2 tablespoon ginger spice or fresh ginger, grated
- A dash of Celtic sea salt
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Load all these wonderful ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until your desired consistency is reached.
- Calories: 191
- Fat: 1g
- Protein: 3g
- Carbohydrates: 52g
- Fiber: 5g
- Sugar: 32g
- Vitamin A: 34% RDA
- Vitamin C: 91% RDA
- Vitamin K: 142% RDA
- Calcium: 5% RDA
- Iron: 5% RDA
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