THE BEST GREEN DETOX SMOOTHIE
ONE TART AND TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE, FORMULATED WITH SERIOUS DETOXIFYING INGREDIENTS
The word "detox" is tossed around quite fervently this time of year, but what does it actually mean?
When it comes to this tart, verdant glass, it means bolstering the body's natural elimination pathways—like the liver and large intestine—to efficiently move out everyday chemicals, toxins, hormonal and metabolic waste from your system. This smoothie delivers by providing micronutrients your detox organs need, like glutathione (found in bok choy), vitamin C (found in citrus), and amino acids. Plus, the beauty of eating whole foods means you're receiving bioavailable nutrients and critical prebiotic fiber to support microbiome health and clear out pathogens, excess estrogen, and heavy metals.
The biggest nutritive punch comes from cilantro, though; this herb contains selenium as well as an important compound, linalool, which serves as a natural antimicrobial and can stimulate the liver's two phases of detoxification. Drink this in the morning to feel refreshed, and clean your cells from the inside-out. Most importantly, ditch the notion that detox is about deprivation, restriction, or counting calories—let nutrients flood your system instead.
- 1 scoop Moon Juice Protein
- 4 ounces fresh-squeezed orange juice
- 4 ounces organic coconut water
- ½ organic pear
- 1 handful frozen mango
- 2 handfuls fresh cilantro
- 2 bunches of baby bok choy leaves or 2-3 handfuls spinach/kale
- ⅓ lemon, peeled
- 1 thumb ginger
- Optional: 1 date, pitted
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, liquid last. Blend on high until desired consistency and enjoy any time.