Bad eating habits, among many other things, cause your body to suffer, so intentionally detoxifying it from time to time is a healthy way to restore the body’s natural balance and above all feel good! How can we do this with the help of some detox shakes?
How do detox drinks work?
Some drinks contain excellent cleansing properties that are at the same time nutritious, hydrating and refreshing; we are talking about detox shakes, a detox option that works and is backed by science, so their intake does nothing but benefit the body. Some elixirs in the world of beauty and wellness, such as detox shakes, help us to maintain clearer and cleaner skin and to purify the body of what it no longer needs.
Many of the drinks in the wide universe of wellness detox smoothies are not only refreshing and tasty but also contain super-hydrating properties and much-needed, healthy micronutrients and minerals for the body.
Studies have been conducted on the effects of drinking pineapple juice or lemonade first thing in the morning before breakfast as a detox method. The report, published in the scientific journal The Food Science and Biotechnology (FSB), explains the great properties of pineapple juice and its antioxidant and anti-obesity effects, for example.
Another report published in the National Library of Medicine (NIH), talks about the beneficial and cleansing effects of lemonade, or drinking water with lemon, in addition to purifying and cleansing, to prevent conditions such as kidney stones. But there are many nutrient-packed foods with great properties that are easy to include in a detox smoothie diet.
Tips for making homemade detox drinks
When it comes to drinking detox shakes, it’s best to use ingredients and foods that we already have at home and prepare them ourselves – it’s very easy to do! For this, it is best to use fresh, whole fruits and vegetables rather than pre-packaged supplements.
Some specific examples of foods that are recommended for detox smoothies and can be blended to taste are:
- Beverages: coconut milk, almond milk or coconut water
- Nuts and seeds: chia seeds, flaxseed, almonds, walnuts, nut butter, dried fruit and nut butter
- Vegetables: broccoli, spinach, cauliflower, peppers, kale, carrots
- Fruits: bananas, strawberries, apples, apples, oranges, pineapples, pears, raspberries, etc.
- Herbs and spices: vanilla pods, fresh ginger, parsley, mint, cinnamon
- Other ingredients that can also be used are unsweetened coconut flakes, unsweetened cocoa powder, honey, granola or vanilla extract.
3 essential detox drinks
Some of the detox shakes with beneficial physiological effects for the body that you can use are, for example:
Pear, avocado and celery smoothie
How to make the smoothie? You can chop two stalks of celery, two pears, better if they are ripe, and half a ripe avocado as well.
Take a bowl and add a cup of coconut water and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Blend well in a blender and add a couple of ice cubes if you want to drink it chilled.
Spinach and apple smoothie
For this smoothie, you will need to take a handful of spinach, a slice of ginger, 50 millilitres of water, and ice, also to taste.
Blend it all in a blender and that’s it! If it’s too thick, you can always add a little water or even a squeeze of lemon juice.
Peach and sage smoothie
What will you need to make this smoothie? Two yellow peaches. 5 to 10 fresh sage leaves; two to four ice cubes (to taste) and a teaspoon of maca powder (optional).
Wash the sage and the fruit well and put it all in the blender, blend well until a smooth texture is obtained, and serve well chilled.
Among the great benefits of drinking detox drinks is including them in diets that already consist of fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as the intake of foods rich in fibre, supplementation of organic silicon from plants such as Dr Le Ribault’s 100% plant-based Silicium G7 Siliplant 4-Pack or Silicium G5 Original with preservatives with great energy for health and well-being.