If you want young skin and less toxins in your body, you have to eat right. No laxative tea or L’Oreal cream will fix you. You need to eat dense multi-vitamins that nourish your liver.
One of the best ingredients for liver health is broccoli. And we’re going raw with it in this smoothie. The cancer fighting cruciferous contain phytochemicals that directly help with the elimination of contaminants.
Other friends of your liver include the king of cruciferous vegetables, kale, and detoxifying lemon. Having these raw ingredients first thing in the morning makes for a tremendously nutritious day. I’ve yet to find a healthier breakfast than this smoothie recipe.
Rounding out our detoxifying recipe is clean protein powder, which brings flavour and long lasting satisfaction. Lastly, add some delicious potassium in the form of a banana and coconut water. Now you’ve got a green smoothie that is unbelievably nutritious as well as tasty. And creamy.
The Detox Smoothie Recipe
- Takes 4 minutes
- Makes 1 serving
- Kale – 1 cup
- Broccoli – 1/2 cup
- Lemon – half, peeled
- Frozen banana – 1
- Coconut protein powder – 1/2 scoop
- Ice – 1/2 cup
- Coconut Water – 1 cup
- Blend all the ingredients together until creamy
- Enjoy, ideally within the first 30 minutes of waking up
If you need another use for broccoli, sauté it. Lightly steam chopped broccoli and put it in a hot pan with olive oil, sea salt, pepper and fresh garlic. Only needs two minutes in the pan and it will be unbelievably tasty. So good. Use as a side dish to almost any meal, or make it as an inbetweener when you’re grazing the cupboard at 4pm, looking for a bad decision.
Article by James Mcloughlin – Green Press