This is the ultimate green detox smoothie that contains the goodness of hydrating cucumbers and nutritious spinach. It smoothie is especially effective for providing clear skin and boosting hair growth and it also aids weight loss. Water, fiber, and minerals present in this smoothie detoxify the liver, kidneys, and blood and help to restore the pH balance in the body while rehydrating it.
Cucumber contains 96% water which makes it a super hydrating food that helps to cool the body and reduce unwanted inflammation. It also helps to relieve indigestion and heartburn. An abundance of vitamins A, B, and C in cucumber boosts immunity, improves energy and gives you radiant and glowing skin.
High fiber and water content in cucumber make it a low-calorie food which is highly satiating. Cucumber is also known to lower the level of uric acid in the body which helps to keep the kidneys healthy. Sterols present in cucumber reduce the level of harmful LDL cholesterol in the blood.
Spinach is one of the healthiest of vegetables that is loaded with vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and antioxidants. Spinach is one of the best sources of mineral magnesium that works together with vitamin K to improve bone strength and reduce the risk of low bone density in women.
Spinach contains a wholesome amount of non-heme iron that helps to treat iron-deficiency anemia. High level of vitamin A and vitamin C present in spinach provides healthy skin and hair. A powerful antioxidant called alpha-lipoic acid present in spinach can help to control diabetes by lowering blood sugar level in boosting insulin sensitivity.
Apples are the healthiest of fruits loaded with dietary fiber, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, phytonutrients, and minerals. Dietary fiber and pectin present in apples make it a filling fruit ideal for promoting weight loss. It also lowers the level of harmful LDL cholesterol in the blood. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant that prevents cell damage caused by free radicals.
B-complex vitamins present in apples help to maintain the health of the red blood cells and nervous system. Minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and potassium present in apples provide strong and healthy bones and help to lower high blood pressure.
Lemon juice added to this smoothie provides a delicious tangy taste and citrus aroma. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin, riboflavin, copper, iron, calcium, zinc, potassium, and antioxidants. The acids present in lemon juice relieve indigestion.
Vitamin C in lemon addresses respiratory disorders and its diuretic effect helps to relieve pain and swelling associated with rheumatism and arthritis.
Thermogenic properties of ginger boost metabolism and speeds up fat burning in the body. Ginger also helps to reduce muscle pain and soreness induced by strenuous exercise. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduce the risk of osteoarthritis.
Here is the recipe…
- Spinach – handfull
- Cucumber – 1
- Apple – 1
- Lemon – ½ piece
- Ginger – ½ inch piece
- Water – ½ cup
- Take cucumber and apple and cut it into pieces.
- Squeeze the juice from the lemon and cut the ginger into pieces.
- Pour spinach, cucumber and apple pieces into the blender.
- Then add ginger, lemon juice and water in the blender.
- Blend all these ingredients on high speed until smooth.
- Drink this healthy and tasty smoothie to detox and cleanse your system and thereby to lose excess weight.
This is a nourishing detox smoothie loaded with fiber and water that helps to flush out toxins, harmful chemicals, and heavy metals from the body and improve the functions of the liver and kidney. It is a 100% vegan and gluten-free smoothie recipe that does not contain any dairy products. This smoothie is also suitable for diabetics because it does not contain any sweet fruits or honey.