August 8, 2017

# Drinks # Gluten Free

Detox Smoothie For Digestion and Clear Skin





Sometimes even if you're eating really healthy you just need a little pick-me-up to treat yourself!

This smoothie was created with essential ingredients to aid in digestion as well as clear skin!



Benefits of the ingredients

Herbs: Really you can use any combination of herbs you like but I used fresh basil, parsley, and mint.

Basil- anti-oxidant effects which slow down the effects of aging, supports liver functions to detoxify the liver
Parsley- contains iron to fight fatigue, contains antioxidants to protect against aging
Mint- promotes digestion and soothes indigestion and inflammation in the stomach



Coconut water- full of electrolytes to help you maintain proper fluid balance and very hydrating. Also acts a diuretic and helps with your metabolic rate so you can lose weight. 

Cinnamon- anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Could maintain normal digestion functionality by relieving abdominal discomfort brought about by excess gas

Ginger- ginger has been shown to speed up emptying of the stomach in people with indigestion

Raspberries- raspberries contain certain ketones that can affect the activity of enzymes and cell signaling molecules that are involved with the breakdown of fats which can help with weight loss. Raspberries also contain anti-oxidants

Collagen- collagen is a source of highly bioavailable protein with a specific amino acid profile that feeds soft tissues like cartilage and skin
I used this kind

Honey- regulates blood sugar and reduces gastrointestinal disorders






Detox Smoothie

Ingredients

1 tbsp of fresh herbs (I used basil, parley, and mint)
1 1/2 cups coconut water
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4" of fresh ginger chopped up (or about 2 tsp)
1/3 cup raspberries
scoop of collagen
ice if desired


Directions 


1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth
2. Serve!



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