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Detox Smoothies

So the silly season has come to a close and it’s about time we shaped up and started looking after our bodies again. And what’s a better way to transition back into healthy eating than creating blueberry filled smoothies, or even green ones?

Of course if you’re taking your detox seriously then you’ll be considering having a few smoothies a day as a replacement to meals (be sure to drink plenty of water please), but for those of you like me who enjoy food far too much, then a smoothie first thing in the morning and after exercise will do perfectly.

Blueberry and Pineapple Smoothie
It’s pretty simple, blend all of the following ingredients together, drink up and feel good about yourself. This is a good one because blueberries are nature’s super fruit – they’re rich in antioxidants so they protect the body from damage caused by free radicals, plus they taste great.

2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 pineapple, peeled and cubed
1/2 orange, keep the pith intact as it contains nutrients
1/2 chilled banana
2 inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and crushed

Be sure to use organic fruit and veg whilst detoxing, otherwise, what’s the point?!

Banana and Brocoli Smoothie
If you want to get really healthy and are after a totally different kind of taste sensation, give brocoli-based smoothies a try – they’re about as green as you can get! Again, this one’s pretty simple. The only issue you might have is smoothly blending the brocoli florets – I would limit the quantity to one cup. Frozen brocoli is easier to work with and tends not to be as bitter as raw. You can also steam it before adding to your smoothie as this will break down the plant matter, making it easier on your blender.

Banana will sweeten the smoothie and give it a nice creamy consistency. Add mangoes, berries, peaches or any other sweet fruit to mask the brocoli taste. One you blended it all up – voila! You have a glass of good health!

1 cup of frozen brocoli
2  peeled bananas
Handful of blueberries or similar

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