Kale, Lemon and Mint Detox Smoothie

After a long night out or a week of bad eating, detox your body with this delicious green smoothie.

This recipe uses kale, spinach, lemon, cucumber and chia seeds.

With the added vitamin C from the lemon and oranges, this recipe will boost your immune system and help you recover from a late night out or poor food choices.

For added hydration, use coconut water in place of the purified water. It’s full of electrolytes and has more potassium than bananas!

Key Health Benefits

  • Kale is a good source of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
  • Lemon gives your immune system a boost.
  • Mint helps with your digestion and is anti-inflammatory.
  • Cucumbers are 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins.

Add the superfood chia seeds to help clean your colon with insoluble and soluble fiber while giving you a daily value of omega 3.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of kale
  • 1/2 spinach
  • 1/2 of lemon
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 of cucumber
  • 1/2 orange
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 2 mint leafs
  • 2 cups purified water

Directions

  1. Soak your chia seeds in water before adding to smoothie. The seeds will activate and become a gel.
  2. Combine ingredients, blend on high for 30-45 seconds in your blender of choice.
  3. Detox and enjoy!

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Kiwi, Spinach and Chia Seed Smoothie

This is a delicious green smoothie recipe that uses kiwi and chia seeds for fiber, antioxidants and omega 3’s. Talk about nutritious!

Benefits of Kiwi and Chia

Kiwi is an amazing fruit. A kiwi can help with digestion, boost your immune system, and help prevent blood from clotting.

Chia seeds are high in soluble and insoluble fiber, omega 3 and protein. The added wheat grass powder is very high in chlorophyll and spinach gives you a nice boost of essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

Top that all off with some delicious almond milk and bananas for a touch of sweetness and you’ve got a delicious superfood packed smoothie for breakfast or lunch!

For this recipe, maca powder is optional. It’s a very strong root that can have a positive impact on mood, energy and overall well being. It is a delicious and healthy alternative to caffeine. Keep in mind, you shouldn’t use more than 1 teaspoon of maca powder.

Ingredients for Green Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk, cold
  • 1 1/2 cups packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1 banana, cut into chunks and frozen
  • 1 ripe kiwi, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons wheat grass powder
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon maca powder

Directions:

  1. Prepare all ingredients above.
  2. Soak your chia seeds in almond milk before adding anything else. This activates the enzymes in the chia and makes them more bio available to your body.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for 30-45 seconds depending on what blender you have.
  4. Pour, serve and ENJOY!

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