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Need a detox? Try this Clean Green Smoothie

Need a detox? Try this Clean Green Smoothie
By Emily Blake 18 days ago 5285 Views

Are you looking for a simple way to help cleanse your body on a daily basis, but find it impossible to make a green smoothie which actually tastes nice? We have had our fair share of smoothie disasters as well, so we would like to share with you our tried and tested green smoothie recipe which you are sure to love and feel motivated to add to your daily morning routine.

Better still, we have super-charged its nutritional content with our Cleanse NutriPowder which we have just launched as part of our new NutriPowder range of plant-based nutrient powder blends. It is packed with a wide range of plant extracts to support detoxification and antioxidant functions, ranging from everyday ‘superfoods’ such as broccoli, artichoke, apple, beetroot, coriander seed, and celery, to the more glamorous ones, including dandelion and turmeric root, alfalfa, spirulina, broken cell wall chlorella, and milk thistle, all of which have been well-researched and shown to be beneficial to health in a variety of different ways. We have also added pea protein powder to provide the amino acids required to support several detoxification pathways, improve satiety, and support balanced blood glucose levels, together with coconut water to increase your intake of electrolytes which are important to energy and muscle function for example.

When you feel in need of an extra ‘boost’, say if you are going through a particularly busy period at work or generally feel a bit run down, you can also add a daily dosage of our Vitamin C Rosehip Complex. This product provides 1g buffered vitamin C per daily dosage alongside zinc to support the immune system, manganese to contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, as well as rutin, hesperidin, bilberry, and rosehip.

Ideally, as many of the ingredients as possible should be bought organic to minimise pesticide exposure. For information about the pesticide content of many foods, see the Environmental Working Group’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list and the summary tables provided by the Pesticide Action Network. However, if cost is an issue, organic spinach and celery are readily available in most supermarkets and good to prioritise as they are otherwise amongst the worst offenders of vegetables with a high pesticide content.


Recipe

Serves one

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1x heaped teaspoon Cleanse NutriPowder
  • Optional extra for added support: 1 x rounded scoop Vitamin C Rosehip Complex
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 small handful of mango or pineapple, ideally frozen
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 celery stalk with leaves*
  • 1 large handful of washed spinach*
  • 10g (1 heaped dessert spoon) unflavoured, unsweetened pea protein powder
  • 1cm cube of fresh ginger, washed, skin on
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 4 mint leaves (optional)
  • 250ml of coconut water (or unflavoured, unsweetened plant milk if you prefer)

*Must be organic

Method

  1. Measure all ingredients directly into the jug for your smoothie machine
  2. Blend for around 1 minute until completely smooth. Add a splash more coconut water if you prefer a runnier smoothie.
  3. Enjoy!

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References

1Vieira MM et al. Carotenoids, retinol, and intestinal barrier function in children from northeastern Brazil. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2008;47(5):652–659.