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Healthy Detox Drink

Try this light, refreshing and healthy detox drink to kick start your health and get your body prepared and in tune this busy holiday and festive season.



Ingredients

1 cup of purified water/coconut water 2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar 1 pinch Cayenne pepper (optional) 2 Tbsp lemon juice, flesh, pith and zest 2 tbsp Raspberries or ½ Kiwi Fruit

1/2 Banana

Handful of Spinach 1 tsp pure Vanilla Bean Powder

1 tsp Spirulina 1 Scoop Natural Protein Powder (hemp or raw) ½ Avocado

Method

It’s simple. Blend all of the ingredients together and serve.


Added Benefits:


Natural protein powder – The body requires amino acids, which come from protein to detoxify well. Amino acids bind to toxins and remove them from the body. Without a good amount of protein in the diet your body will not detoxify effectively.


Avocados – are loaded with more fibre than most fruit. Most of it being insoluble. Think regular, healthy bowel movements, removal of toxins, balanced blood sugar and less cravings. Avos are also satiating, keeping you full for longer and they contain more potassium than a banana which helps your kidneys filter out toxins. In fact adding half an avocado with lunch has been shown to reduce hunger and improve satiety for up to 3-5 hours after consumption.


Raspberries – are packed full of antioxidants, fibre and other compounds such as which boosts overall metabolism of fat and improves blood sugar and insulin balance. Raspberry seeds have been shown to enhance the production of Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA) which is important for appetite, weight loss and reducing inflammation.


Spirulina - known to be alkalising to the body, which boosts liver function, a necessary element while detoxifying. Spirulina contains chlorophyll which is used for “detoxification” by helping remove toxins such as heavy metals and other pollutants from the blood.


Apple Cider Vinegar - alkalising and regulates the PH in the body doing wonders for your skin. It’s full of vitamins, minerals and enzymes is antibacterial, anti fungal and anti viral. Take this as a medicinal shot, add to drinks or salad dressings.

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