Did you know that you achieve a simple cleansing detox by adding herbs to your smoothie? Even if you feel like you are healthy, drinking cleansing detox smoothies can be a great benefit for your all around health. Would you like to have more energy, better digestion, less bloating, a stronger immune system, beautiful skin and more? You are going to love what you read.
I am a smoothie addict and love experimenting with all that can be thrown into a blender. A few weeks ago, I noticed the smoothie menu at my local health food store was adding herbs to the ingredient choices. Of course, I instantly had to know the hows, the why’s and oh my-I need to share what I learned with all of you.
There are thousands of toxic chemicals released into our environment, so every day we are actually exposed to these toxic chemicals.
Just think, even the processed food we eat contains harmful toxins that our bodies are in constant battle with. If we don’t deal with these toxins properly, they can result in chronic diseases.
How Can I Help My Body Detox?
One of the easiest ways to naturally battle these toxins is to regularly detox with herbs. Because it t can be difficult to avoid all the harmful toxins we are exposed to in a day to day basis, there really is a need to keep our bodies clean and healthy. The best way to start is with the food we take in and the methods of detox.
Detoxifying with herbs not only reduces toxins in the body but also helps to maintains balance and health. Adding herbs to your smoothies can be a great help in boosting nutrition and herbs also add a tasty flavor. Let’s not forget the additional benefits of lower cholesterol, heart support, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties just to name a few.
Which Herbs Are Best For Your Smoothie?
Turmeric: The main cause of countless diseases and health problems is inflammation and turmeric is said to be one of the most powerful anti-inflammatories discovered. It has the ability to stop inflammation from where it originates. It is also said to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Basil: When it comes to detoxification, basil focuses on the kidney. It is also rich in vitamin K, which is crucial in keeping proper function of the brain, building strong bones, and supporting the heart. It has other health benefits such as cardiovascular support, anti-inflammatory properties, contains antioxidants, and anti-bacterial properties.
Rosemary: Rosemary is an antioxidant powerhouse and known for improving concentration, memory, increases energy and mood enhancing. Rosemary can help with digestive issues, improves blood circulation, boosts the immune system and can be anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
Cilantro: Cilantro is a great herb to use in your smoothies. It has the ability to bind to heavy metals like mercury, which enters our body through the food we eat and water we drink, and the cilantro helps to remove them. It also helps improve sleep quality and reduces bad cholesterol while increasing good cholesterol in your body.
Mint: Mint is great for digestion restoration. It stimulates the digestive system and restores their function. And it is also great for removing toxins from your body and is well known as being anti-bacterial.
Parsley: Honestly, I have really been enjoying the taste of parsley in my smoothies. It is great for fresh breath, assists with digestion and bloating and has a natural diuretic component that helps with water retention. Parsley is also high in iron and vitamins A,B and C.
How Do I Add These Powerful Herbs to My Smoothies?
Here is what is so exciting about these powerful herbs, they are easily found at your grocery store, health food store or farmers market and you add them in your favorite smoothie recipes.
A Family Favorite Smoothie Recipe
One of my favorites is banana, spinach, 6-8 basil leaves, a handful of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or a combo of berries,) yogurt or almond milk with a little ice in your smoothie blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
How can you add beneficial herbs to your diet? What herbs sound like they would enhance your current smoothie recipe and your health? Have you tried to use herbs in your smoothie? If so, which herbs did you use and what is your recipe? Please share your thoughts below.