Do you know that it’s very easy to create healthy cleansing detox smoothies by simply adding a few herbs? Even if you’re at the peak of health, consuming cleansing detox smoothies can provide some amazing benefits for your long-term health goals. Do you think you would enjoy having more energy, less gas and bloating, a more potent immune system, gorgeous looking skin, and more energy than you could possibly know what to do with? If so, then you are going to love what’s in store for you below.
Just recently I was at my local health food store and couldn’t help but notice that they were adding many different herbs to their smoothie recipes. Of course, being a smoothie addict, I immediately had to know exactly why they were doing this and how they were making the recipes taste as good as they did. Once I found out I desperately wanted to share all that I learned about using herbs and creating cleansing detox smoothies.
Did you know that you are literally consuming thousands of toxic chemicals that are released into our water, soil, air and foods? Think about that for just a moment. Even if you’re buying produce organically, there are still some trace amounts of chemicals in the very soil they grow in, and the water that is used to nourish their growth. If we don’t get rid of these toxins properly and as quickly as possible they can result in some serious chronic diseases.
How can you help your body detox?
One of the best and simplest ways to naturally defeat these nasty chemicals and toxins is to regularly allow your body to detox by using herbs. It can often be extremely difficult to stay away from harmful toxins that you’re exposed to daily as they seem to simply be everywhere. The one weapon that you have in your corner, is that you can fight these toxins by using the very food you consume.
Using herbs to detox your body will not only remove harmful chemicals, but also aid your body in maintaining balance and overall health. Herbs can add a new unique taste to your smoothies while boosting their overall nutritional benefits. Not only that, but how do the side effects of increased antioxidants, anti-inflammatory capabilities, lower cholesterol, and better heart health sound just to name a few?
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What are the best herbs to add to your smoothies?
When it comes to adding herbs to your smoothies there can be a little bit of confusion as to which ones will taste the best and add the most benefits to your health. Start your herbal journey with some of the herbs mentioned below, so that you can thoroughly enjoy your newest smoothie concoctions.
Turmeric: Did you know that the primary culprit behind countless illnesses and health issues is simple inflammation? Well Turmeric is one of nature’s most potent anti-inflammatories. This little herb is like a skilled sniper as it has the ability to track down inflammation at its source and eliminate it. As if that wasn’t enough, this little guy also has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease prevention. This makes it a wonderful addition for better mind and body health.
Mint: Almost all of us have some type of digestive issue. Whether you suffer from diarrhea, constipation, or simple gas abundance, mint can be the herb that can really help you out. Aside from being an antibacterial agent, it is also a wonderful smoothie addition as it aids in removing and flushing toxins from your digestive tract while adding a very desirable unique flavor to your recipes.
Cilantro: The nasty element mercury is known to cause numerous diseases in your body up to and including cancer and many foods can be tainted with it. Cilantro acts as a nice little mercury magnet as it binds to heavy metals and aids in the body’s ability to flush them out. It also helps to regulate cholesterol levels by reducing bad cholesterol while helping good cholesterol thrive within your body. As if these qualities weren’t sufficient, consuming cilantro can also aid with a great night’s sleep.
Basil: Your kidneys serve as one of your body’s primary defenses against toxic chemicals. Basil gives your kidneys a supercharged shot of filtering power. Not only that, but basil is also rich in vitamin K which has been proven to assist in proper brain development, strong bone development, and overall heart health. It also shares Mints antibacterial properties, as well as contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
Parsley: Parsley is loaded with iron as well as vitamins A, B and C. Not only that, but it also aids your digestive system, reduces gas and bloating, and helps you have fresher breath. Not only that, for those who suffer with water retention, parsley can help you flush excess water from your body with ease.
Rosemary: Rosemary has long been known to aid with concentration, memory, better moods, and increased energy. Not only that, but Rosemary is an antioxidant powerhouse. Aside from these wonderful benefits Rosemary can also help your heart health as it improves blood circulation. It can also aid your digestive system, immune system, and serves as an antibacterial and antifungal agent.
So how can you add these powerful herbs to smoothie recipes?
This is perhaps the best part about these wonderful little herbal remedies. Many of these are easily located at grocery stores, health food stores, farmers markets, and online, if necessary. You can acquire them easily and add them quickly to your smoothie recipes.
One of my favorite herbal smoothie recipes
By simply taking banana, a handful of mixed berries, yogurt, almond milk, or normal milk, a little bit of spinach, 6 to 8 basil leaves, and a handful of ice cubes you voila, you have a delicious smoothie in just a few minutes. You can check out some more of our free smoothie recipes for more great ideas to adding herbs to your smoothies!
Have you tried using herbs to benefit your diet in the past? Have you ever added any other herbs to your smoothie recipes? Has this peaked your interest in making cleansing detox smoothies? Which herbs do you think would add the most flavor to your current recipes? Please feel free to leave your questions, comments and recipes below and as always, thanks for reading.