Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Green Detox Smoothie with Kale and figs

green vegetable juice

Raw greens are known to help cleanse the body and help alkalize it : Two things needed for weight loss and optimal health.

Cleansing is like taking out the garbage. Our bodies accumulate toxins. Detoxing helps rid the toxins and take a burden off the liver ( which is our body's filter; if it is clogged, it can't work efficiently.

I saw this particular green detox smoothie  in the Nov 25 2013  issue of Woman' sWorld Magazine.  It was a great article about how to do a Smoothie Diet and take off 5 pounds in 3 days.

They had a green detox smoothie, a red detox smoothie, a detox soup for dinner, and an almond milk smoothie for a snack. I did it for 3 days, lost 4 and half pounds, and wasn't hungry.

I like the green detox so much that I plan to do it the day after Thanksgiving to rebalance and energize my system after the heavy Thanksgiving overindulgence. It's a great way to get rid of the bloat and re-energize.

Ingredients for Smoothie: 
1/2 large banana, frozen ( or not)
2 fresh figs, sliced ( or other fruit like berries)
2 cups curly ( organic ) kale
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon ( contains fiber and blood sugar regulators)
16 ounces of cold water

Place all ingredients into  large container of a blender or Nutribullet ( I use the Nutribullet and love it)Blend and enjoy immediately

There are lots of ways to detox-

Detox Soup is a great way to detox in the winter. I lost 5 pounds in 4 days 

vegetable detox soup

Kale and Blueberry Salad with a orange dressing is rich in chlorophyll for cleansing and has lots of antioxidants for building immunity. It's a great salad for spring when kale and blueberries are plentiful. The salad also has some seeds and a recipe for a delicious orange dressing. Eat a salad like this for dinner 
kale and blueberry
Kale and Blueberry Salad with a orange dressings is rich in chlorophyll for cleansing and antioxidants for building immunity
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  1. Wow! I need to try this! I am stopping by from the Four Seasons Blog Hop. I am pinning this!

    1. Betty,
      We all need this! Getting rid of toxins that store in our body is essential for feeling good and having more energy. Thanks for pinning it.

  2. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and thank you so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    1. Hi Miz Helen,
      Our thanksgiving was vegetarian and wonderful. Hope you enjoyed yours

  3. THIS is what we all need! Not another way to use up leftovers, but a way to recover from the feasting!

    1. Mary,
      You are wise beyond your years! so true! Can you imagine that one day of overeating is not enough?


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