Get your Wood Energy FLOWING with this Detoxifying Smoothie
Detoxifying Liver Smoothie Recipe
This detoxifying liver smoothie recipe comes from our summer partner Ghost Flower, dedicated to bringing us unique content that teaches us all about the elements, our Qi, and how to channel our energy for a specific purpose.
Detoxify your liver and get your Wood energy flowing with this yummy and healthy smoothie recipe.
4 inches Fresh Turmeric 2 Cups Raw Shredded Beets 4 Cups Packed Raw Spinach Leaves 2 Each Fuji Apples, Quartered and Seeds Removed 4 Cups Frozen Cherries ¼ Cup Chia Seeds 4 Cups Coconut Water
Place all ingredients in a blender or Vitamix and blend on high until smooth.
Why this works for you...
All of the ingredients help to release or remove toxins from the body in their own way.
Turmeric – a powerful antioxidant that helps move toxins out of the body while increasing the production of antioxidant enzymes. It is also a major anti-inflammatory agent.
Beets – high in antioxidants containing pectin, also a fiber that helps the liver flush out, rather than reabsorb, toxins. Beets help cleanse the liver because of betalains.
Apples – contains pectin
Lemon – an alkalizer
Spinach – contains a significant amount of glutathione which helps detox the liver, when eaten raw.
Chia Seeds – contain a lot of fiber, for helping your body remove toxins.
Red Cherries – high in antioxidants and fiber, helping the body to eliminate free radicals though digestion.
This recipe comes to us from Melissa Pottito, Ghost Flower ambassador, chef and registered dietician. Melissa has authored three cookbooks: An Apple A Day, 30 Minute Paleo Meals, and Red Hot Sriracha. A fourth, a collaboration with Hilaria Baldwin, The Living Clearly Method, came out at the end of 2016. Despite her obsession for all things culinary, Melissa makes time to enjoy other hobbies and passions including practicing Pilates and yoga. This is while still exuding the passion she feels for nutritious food and its role in the family’s life.