During the Holidays our bodies carry more inflammation, become more acidic and contain higher levels of glucose due to the food (refined sugars, processed foods, meat and alcohol) we consume during this season.
As you are probably aware, inflammation and high glucose leves in the blood are your enemies, they cause cellular damage and weight gain just to name a few.
Want to cleanse, fight inflammation, bloating and help your body’s weight get back on track during and after the Holidays?
This combination of fruits, vegetables and spices, will help you fight inflammation, stabilize blood sugar levels, combat weight gain, and cleanse your entire system from toxic overload. In particular the liver, which pays a big price when we overeat, drink and consume processed foods.
You can also use it whenever you need to lose 2-5 lbs., or to fight inflammation by drinking it either as your breakfast or dinner. It will fill you up!
Mix all ingredients in a power blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec. If you prefer juicing, add the cinnamon, and turmeric if in powder form, after juicing the rest of the ingredients.
This smoothie is super delicious and very cleansing, especially useful during and after the holidays.
Get organic ingredients if you can, specially blueberries, strawberries, and lemon. Blueberries and strawberries always make it to the top of the dirty dozen list. Since we’re eating the skin of the lemon, you want to make sure it’s organic as well.
- ¼ Beet root – (If you never eat beets start with ¼ of a medium-sized beetroot instead)
- 1/4 of bundle of Cilantro (keep the stems)
- 1 small piece of Ginger (I love ginger, you may want to use half of what’s in the picture if it’s too much for your taste)
- 1/8 lemon with skin
- ¼ or ½ apple
- 3-5 strawberries
- Blueberries a hand full
- 1 tsp. flaxseed
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. turmeric (or 1/2 inch piece of the root)
- 10-12 oz. of Water
Know what you’re getting:
There are so many benefits of consuming these power foods that can’t be listed all here, but here are some to get you exited to try this smoothie!
Beet – Powerful blood cleanser and blood builder, combats acidosis, blood pressure regulator, has anti-cancer properties, detoxes the liver, but also the entire system of excessive alcohol abuse, the list goes on and on.
Cilantro – Powerful mercury and heavy metal detoxifier. Rich in numerous anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. Anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, helps lower blood sugar, among many other things.
Ginger – anti-inflammatory, increases insulin sensitivity, reduces nausea, antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties, too many properties to list here.
Lemon – Vitamin C (fights infections), helps with digestion, and stomach acid, DNA cell protection, prevents high cholesterol, loaded with antioxidants.
Strawberries – Vitamin C, anti-cancer properties, full of anti-oxidants, improves blood sugar regulation and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Blueberries – Cardiovascular health, cognitive protection, protect the retina from oxygen damage anti-cancer properties, full of anti-oxidants, improves blood sugar regulation and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Apple – Protect neuron cells, blood sugar regulator, and anti-cancer properties, great cardio vascular benefits, anti-asthma benefits, prevents macular degeneration of the eye.
Cinnamon – Lowers blood sugar, anti-blood clotting, boosts brain function, improves colon health.
Turmeric – anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, protects the brain, improves liver function.
Flaxseed – high omega-3 fatty acid content, antioxidant protection, fiber, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, digestive health, decreased risk of insulin resistance (due to its fiber content).