This smoothie packs a punch of detoxifying power that will assist your liver to clean out your system from harmful toxins and chemicals. It has two powerful foods that help assist our liver and blood at cleaning out toxins. Not only that, but I also love using foods with vibrant colors because in a way, it represents their nutrient level. The brightly colorful they are, the more phytonutrient content they might have.
Beets are rich in the antioxidants lycopene and anthocyanins that help the body make vitamin A. Beets are a great detoxifying food. It has been shown to support phase 2 of liver detoxification. During this process, beet nutrient compounds chemically attach to toxic substances to neutralize them and making them easier to be excreted (more on this in my detoxification blog).
Beets contain betaine, a nutrient that protects the cell from toxins, thus supports the immune system. Betaine has also been used in treatments of depression that along with tryptophan, relaxes the mind. It is also thought that helps prevent cancer because it inhibits the formation of cancer-forming compounds. It also contains high levels of vitamin C and is rich in fiber.
Parsley, well known for detoxifying the blood perhaps for its high antioxidant levels and high iron content, vitamins and minerals.
Avocados, a great source of healthy fat and antioxidants, gives this smoothie a smooth and creamy consistency that can also be substituted with coconut. It makes this smoothie so decadent and silky.
- 1 small beet (peeled)
- 1/4 bunch of parsley
- 1 inch ginger
- 1 small apple
- 1/2 lemon (peeled)
- 2 inch cucumber
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 tbsp chai seeds
- 1-4 cups of water
Peel the beet and cut into small pieces. Do the same with the apple and lemon. I usually don’t peel the ginger, but if you’d like, an easy way to peel is to use a teaspoon and scraping the peel out.
I usually try to use every part of all the foods I get, so I use both the parsley leaves and stems when it comes to juicing and blending, but you can take out the leaves only.
Add all the ingredients in a blender. Add more or less water to desired consistency.