The holidays are fun and exciting, and capped off by one of our favorite times of year: New Year’ Eve and New Year’s Day. This is a time to start fresh, to reflect on goals, and to put energy towards achieving them. Our smoothies this week help you focus on doing just that. Not only are they delicious, but they are loaded with ingredients meant to detoxify you from the inside out. Start each day feeling invigorated so you can start the New Year off right!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
There is nothing upside down about this smoothie! It's got all the right fruits, superfoods and flavors to energize and detoxify. Pineapple, the key ingredient, contains the powerful digestive enzyme, Bromelain. Bromelain aids in digesting protein, breaking down fats and reducing inflammation.
Lemon Ginger Detox
This smoothie is light, refreshing and a potent detoxifier, making it the perfect way to start your morning. Lemon contains citric acid, which aids in both the production of digestive juices and the digestion process. Ginger is also known to aid in this process. Spirulina is high in Chlorophyll, which is known to remove toxins and other pollutants from the body. After sipping on this you'll feel as light as this smoothie tastes!
Green Tea Latte
Pure energy in a glass. Matcha tea isn't just known to help boost your mood, energy and concentration, it’s also a powerful detoxifier. Matcha is rich in Chlorophyll, which eliminates both chemicals and heavy metals from the body. Brazil nuts are rich in Selenium and are known to aid in detoxifying Mercury from the body. There's no need to stop at a coffee shop for a latte--we've got an even tastier and healthier one for you!
There is nothing like a hot cocoa during the cold winter months, and thanks to this smoothie, you can indulge in this craving happily. Both cacao nibs and cacao powder are rich in antioxidants such as Magnesium, Iron, Chromium and Zinc, all of which are beneficial in detoxifying and cleansing the body. Mint, a potent antioxidant known to ease digestion, brings it all together, creating the perfect chocolate-mint combo. Tummy-pleasing, sweet-tooth satisfying, mission accomplished!
Go ahead, live a little. The Orange Zinger is the perfect combination of sweet and heat. While red bell pepper doesn’t get the celebrity superfood status as goji berries or chia seeds, its vitamin A and C and added lycopene (this is what makes peppers so red!) solidifies its standings.
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