Day by day as we go about our daily lives, we are exposed to toxins. The food we eat, the fumes in the air we breathe, the chemicals and products we relate with unknowingly within our environment are part of the toxins we’re exposed to daily.
Detoxing however helps your body to rid itself of toxic substances. And also remove excess waste and impurities from your system. This invariably relieves your organs to function adequately. When you detox, your body is not just cleansed but renewed.
Energy boost, strengthened immunity, eradication of carcinogens (cancer causing substances) from your system, and even weight loss are some of the benefits of detoxifying.
Green smoothies are obviously the ultimate on-the-go no-cook meals when thinking of healthy eating. They’re also a great way to deliciously cleanse our bodies of harmful toxins. And of course enjoy a loaded punch of nutrients from fruits and vegetables.
Today’s (healthy detox) smoothie recipe made-up of Kiwis, Apples, Lime juice and a dash of spinach is certain cleanse and in addition, give a healthy start to your day.
Highly nutritious and low in calories, Kiwis are host to many health benefits. Abounding in vitamins C and E, Kiwis are known to lower cholesterol and boost immunity due to their potent antioxidant properties. They also possess high fibre content which makes them effectual in lowering blood sugar, aiding digestion and maintaining blood pressure.
Need to be alert and energized in the morning? Then this is for you! Kiwis are loaded with serotonin, a hormone known to boost memory and learning. Potassium is certainly not lacking in Kiwifruits, hence consuming them guarantees a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis and kidney stones. Kiwis are undoubtedly bursting forth with nutritional benefits, right?
It’ smoothie time...
- 2 Kiwi fruits, diced (leave the peel on for extra nutrients and fibre)
- 1 Apple, cored and diced
- 1 Tbsp Lime juice
- 1 Handful/cup fresh spinach (or other preferred leafy green), washed
- 1 Tbsp Chia seeds (optional)
- 1 Cup water
Pour water in blender first as base, and then add in all other ingredients. Blend for about 10 – 15 seconds till smooth. Your green smoothie is ready. Serve chilled!