Detox Smoothies!

 

Nutribullet

Last week I decided to start a detox so, with a huge heap of enthusiasm I raided the supermarket, coming home with a host of different fruits and vegetables, as well as some smoothie fillers like flaxseed, chia seeds and unsweetened almond milk. By Monday lunchtime I was armed with my Nutribullet as well as my fresh, frozen and organic ingredients.

Initially the plan was to make three different homemade smoothies per day as meal replacements for the week… however by day two, I was hungry and feeling a little dizzy! I quickly revised the plan to include some solid foods like scrambled egg on toast and a chicken salad but largely avoided meat, dairy and refined sugar, had absolutely no alcohol, drank plenty of water and tried wherever possible to stick to consuming my fresh fruit and veg smoothies.

I had a successful week and after the initial two days of headaches (presumably from sugar withdrawal) came out the other side feeling refreshed, with bundles of energy – so much so that I have decided to continue my detox this week, be it in a slightly more relaxed regime.

I want to share some of the smoothie recipes I discovered and if I come across some more that I think are worth sharing, I’ll post these for you too. The kale and pineapple recipe is one I came up with myself yesterday and all the ingredients can be seen in the above photo. I’m trying to make smoothies with more veg than fruit to limit my sugar consumption as that’s really important, as well as getting all those good vitamins and minerals from the natural produce. Enjoy!

Spinach, Banana and Berries
Handful of spinach
1/4 of an avacado
1 banana
5 strawberries
5 raspberries
2 heaped tablespoons of natural yogurt
Teaspoon of flaxeed
Drop of water

Banana, Spinach and Pineapple
1 banana
Handful of spinach
5 pieces of pineapple
Drop of coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon of chia seeds
Drop of water
Ice

Kale and Pineapple
Generous handful of kale
2 rings of fresh pineapple/10 pieces of frozen pineapple
A few fresh mint leaves
Teaspoon of flaxseed
Drop of soya milk
Ice

Blueberry and Kale Kick
Handful of blueberries
1/4 of a mango
Generous handful of kale
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1/4 of an avacado
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon of flaxeed
Drop of coconut water
Ice

Rabbit Food Smoothie
2 stalks of celery
2 carrots
1 peeled apple
Squeeze of fresh lemon
Drop of water
Ice

Lettuce, Grape and Peach
Half an iceberg lettuce
10 green seedless grapes
A few pieces of frozen peach
Squeeze of fresh lime
Teaspoon of flaxeed
Drop of water
Ice

Hangover Cure
2 carrots
1 apple
Thumb of fresh ginger
Water and ice

*Please note that I am not a qualified dietitian, nutritionist or doctor.

For more information and smoothie recipes, check out Nutritionist Becky Griffiths’ blog.

2 thoughts on “Detox Smoothies!

  1. Becky Griffiths Nutrition says:

    Nice recipes! I’m definitely going to try the Lettuce, grape and peach, it sounds delicious! There really is nothing better than a smoothie to cleanse and detox the system. I’m away this weekend but from Monday I’m planning to cut out all added sugar and go Vegan for as long as I can stand it. I’ll keep you updated on my progress 🙂

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  2. rosiesanger says:

    The recipe testing has been reasonably successful so far, however the raw broccoli recipe was quickly culled from the list. It tasted foul and made my breath stink! Best of luck with the veganism, I am also trying to cut down on the amount of meat I consume, although largely because of the environmental impact. If you have any good vegan recipes (or any creative ways I can use tofu besides frying it) I’d be really interested to hear about them.

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