Every now and then, a simple detox should be implemented in order to rid the body of unwanted toxins. Some of you may be wondering, “Doesn’t the body naturally detoxify itself? Is detoxing really necessary?” Yes, it’s true that that body detoxifies itself with the help of the kidneys, liver, lungs, lymphatic system, skin and the large intestines. Unfortunately, the world we live in today isn’t as clean as it used to be.
Toxins Are Everywhere
In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) came out with a report stating that air pollution has increased by 8% since 2011. (1) According to the WHO, water supplies have also been compromised and may contain viruses, harmful bacteria, parasites, chlorine, lead, and other harmful chemicals, not to mention consuming highly processed food, drinking too much alcohol, and smoking.
As a result, we need to give our organs a much needed break and take detoxing into our own hands. There are many popular detox methods for you to try. Eliminating alcohol, coffee and cigarettes is a good first step in the detox process. Next, try to cut out as much processed and refined foods as possible. Finally, consume a variety of nutritious fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants.
Health Boosting Ingredients
Lucky for you, this peachy detox smoothie contains powerful detox ingredients such as unsweetened coconut water, ripe peaches, spinach, lemon juice, ground flaxseed, chia seeds and organic honey.
Spinach is not only one of the most powerful detox ingredients, but it’s also considered one of the healthiest foods in the world. Spinach has a very impressive phytonutrient profile including beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein. These phytonutrients have been proven to help prevent cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and much more. Thanks to the nutrients found in spinach, it’s also considered as one of the best foods for anti-aging.
Lemon juice is a part of most detox beverages and for good reason. The high vitamin C content of lemon juice is an immune system booster. Studies have also proven that vitamin C can help fight inflammation and any inflammatory diseases. Furthermore, antioxidant-packed lemons protect the cells in your body from bacteria and viruses. If you want brighter, more radiant looking skin, lemons should definitely be a part of your detox regimen. Not only do they improve skin health, but they also help slow down the aging process.
What’s a good detox smoothie without healthy fats and fiber? Ground flaxseed is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. Fiber is essential for good digestive health and unfortunately, it’s a nutrient most people are deficient in. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for maintaining optimum health. They help reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, and improve platelet function.
Fast, Simple and Healthy
This peachy keen detox smoothie has easy-to-find ingredients and only takes a maximum of 5 minutes to prepare. In a blender, mix 1 cup of unsweetened coconut water, 1 cup of chopped ripe peaches (fresh or frozen), ½ a cup of frozen mango, 1 cup of fresh spinach or ¼ a cup of frozen spinach, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1 teaspoon of raw, organic honey, and ½ a cup to 1 cup of ice and blend. Once the mixture has a nice even consistency, it’s ready to be served.
The world we live in is filled with toxins and pollutants. We’re also responsible for feeding our bodies with highly processed food, alcohol, and other harmful substances. Give your organs a break and whip up a quick serving of this peachy keen detox smoothie. After one glass, you’ll feel energized, refreshed, and your body will love you for it.
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Peachy Keen Detox Smoothie (A Cleansing Peach Delight to Behold)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
1 cup unsweetened coconut water
1 cup chopped ripe peaches, fresh or frozen
½ cup frozen mango
1 cup fresh spinach (or ¼ frozen spinach)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp honey or to taste (optional)
½ to 1 cup ice
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.