While we’re not exactly fans of detoxing in general – we do think giving your body a little extra help dealing with… life… isn’t going to hurt anyone. Especially if the help is as delicious as this smoothie.
It’s like a mouthwatering salad, but in liquid form, and with way less chewing. It’s loaded with enough vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to turn even the most toxic of bodies into a pristine paradise. And with ginger, chia seeds, and coconut water, it’s not just good for you, it’s also good-tasting. So why waste time feeling like a dumpster fire when you could be feeling like a freshly cleaned oven with this delicious and nutritious smoothie? We’re not saying it’ll give you Super-Powers, but… well… maybe it will! Drink up and detox away, my friends.
What’s so good about the ingredients you ask?
- The spinach or kale provide a good source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
- The pineapple contains bromelain an enzyme that help in digestion and reduce bloating.
- The ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help ease digestion and nausea, while the chia seeds are high in fiber and can help keep you feeling full and satisfied.
- Green apples contain phytochemicals and antioxidants such as Quercetin, Catechin, and Chlorogenic acid, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
- Coconut water is a good source of electrolytes, such as potassium, sodium, and magnesium, which help to hydrate the body and maintain fluid balance.
- Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissues in the body, as well as for maintaining muscle mass.
- The acidity in lime juice can also help to reduce symptoms of indigestion and bloating.
Kalle Bergman is a food writer and media entrepreneur who is the founder of Honest Cooking and PAIR Magazine. As a food writer, his writing has been regularly featured in publications like Gourmet, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post and Serious Eats. He is obsessed with simple food, more often than not from his native Scandinavia.