Detox Beauty Shake is a super green smoothie, a zippy mixture of flavors and a powerful detoxifying blend. Bok choy, kale, cucumber and blueberries are all known for their detoxifying abilities. They are loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients that contain healing properties.
Cucumbers have silica, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, fiber and sterols. The nutrients and other properties are said to aid in the fight against high cholesterol, arthritis and type 2 diabetes.
Detox Beauty Shake
- 16 oz. water
- 1 Tbsp ginger root
- 1 cup bok choy
- 2 cups baby kale, divided
- 1-2 Tbsp raw honey
- ½ an English cucumber
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
You don’t need the honey, but this shake can be quite tart, which is fine if you like it, but if you’d like it toned down a bit, add a tablespoon or two of raw honey. Add water, ginger root, bok choy and 1 cup of the kale. Plop honey on kale and add another cup of kale, so the honey is between the layers. This will ensure that the honey blends properly, otherwise it could end up stuck to the bottom of the blender. Add cucumber and blueberries. Blend until smooth.
Remember to add chia seeds, another kind of fat or to eat an egg or other protein with fat in it. If you do eat an egg, have it half an hour before the smoothie to give a chance to start digesting, but not too far in advance. Smoothies taken with fat are much more nutritious, because some of the vitamins in fruits and vegetables need to bind with fat to be properly used by the body.
Detox happens during emptiness. It does not happen when the body is full of food. Even when you drink something like a detox shake, it has to work through the system and be eliminated along with the waste it helps to clear out of the system. Drink your shake and wait at least a couple of hours before having anything other than water. You want to give your system a chance to work.
By Cynthia DeWitte
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