5 Smoothies to Knock Out Free Radicals

Posted: February 9, 2021 11:47 pm

The Fruits of the Season for Best Health

Cleanse your system with smoothies created from the freshest ingredients. Smoothies are a wonderful way to fill up your tummy and treat yourself to a big boost of Vitamins and antioxidants. Because it’s so easy to fill up on empty calories, enjoying a smoothie chock full of nothing but goodness can help you focus your caloric intake on only the best.

Berries: So Long, Free Radicals

Free radicals are the toxins that build up in our tissues over time. While there are lifestyle choices we can make to avoid high concentrations of toxins, there’s no way to completely get away from them. A smoothie loaded with blueberries and strawberries will load you up with antioxidants that will scour your tissues and carry away those toxic particles.

This smoothie also includes coconut milk for smoothness, honey for sweetness, lemon and ginger for some zing, and spinach for Vitamin A. It’s important to note that some folks with pollen allergies can struggle to tolerate honey. If you do, try a sweetened rice milk instead of the coconut milk.

Orange Juice With a Boost

If you’re a fan of morning exercise, you’ll get great value from the On You Mark Smoothie. You can mix this in a shaker bottle; it’s simply orange juice for Vitamin C, turmeric to help you fight inflammation, vanilla soy powder for staying power, and water. Detoxing power as you break a sweat. Pair this with filtered water as you dig into your workout for best effect.

Cleanse with Cayenne

Smoothies often feature fruit, but a bit of pepper power can really wake up your taste buds and satisfy your tummy. The Detox Dynamite Smoothie includes some unusual fruits and veggies, including

  • green apple
  • fresh beet
  • pineapple
  • strawberries
  • avocado
  • spinach
  • cayenne pepper, and
  • lemon juice

Chop this up with coconut water for great flavor and a tremendous health boost.

Peaches for a Weight Loss Detox

For many of us, 2020 was a tough time to maintain a healthy weight. If you have pounds you want to shed in addition to supporting your liver, kidneys and gut, the Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Green Smoothie is a great choice. It requires frozen peaches, Greek yogurt, a bit of uncooked oatmeal, vanilla, almond milk and baby spinach for Vitamin A.

This is a smoothie that will stick to your ribs. It will also stick to your blender, so make sure you rinse out your blending tools immediately to avoid having to clean a sharp blade coated with oatmeal. However, once you finish this smoothie, you will be satisfied for quite a while.

Nothing but Greens

If you love fruit smoothies but are ready to try a savory, the green detox smoothie offers a new twist on health. This smoothie pairs broccoli florets with pears and spinach with an apple for a nice sweet and savory balance. It also features pineapple juice for a Vitamin C jolt and avocado for a smooth texture.

No matter your smoothie style or favorite flavor, there are some simple prep steps that can make your smoothie even better. While spinach ribs and stems are usually no match for a smoothie blender, take care to cut away the greens of kale from the ribs, as they can wrap around the blender blades. Broccoli stems, once peeled, are actually a nice way to add some bulk to a juice-based smoothie. Finally, if you can find frozen pineapple, it’s easier to blend than fresh.