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Do you need a detox from the weekend? That’s where this smoothie comes in. Not only is it delicious, but it’s really high in protein, too. This detox smoothie is bursting with flavor, healthy, naturally detoxifying ingredients. Let’s take a look at each ingredient. Avocados are an excellent source of numerous vitamins and minerals including high amounts of potassium, vitamin E and B vitamins, as well as other antioxidants. It can help replenish liver cells, making it an excellent detox food. The high healthy fat content makes it an excellent companion to other foods containing vitamin A since it helps the body absorb the other vitamin. Adding in some avocado each day will also provide fiber to your diet, which in turn helps with digestion.
Kale is a detox food. It’s filled with fiber and sulfur which are great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy. Kale is abundant in two carotenoids, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which act like sunglass filters preventing damage to the eyes from excessive exposure to ultraviolet light. Kale supports normal blood clotting, antioxidant activity, and bone health. The high amount of Vitamin K helps nourishes those activities in the body healthy.
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein, and choline.
Match Powder is high in flavonoids (antioxidants) and is the best source of catechins. Catechins are a group of antioxidants that stop cell damage and fight disease and are even more powerful than vitamins C and E.
Cucumbers don’t get as much attention as they should.They’re great sources of vitamin C, K, beta-carotene, and molybdenum. They are full of phytonutrients that provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits.
Mangoes may very well be the king of all fruits.They help fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean your skin, and make the perfect snack. Mango has a high level of vitamin C, pectin, and fiber that help to lower serum cholesterol levels. Fresh mango is a rich source of potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps to control heart rate and blood pressure. They are also rich in iron!
What You’ll Need
1/4 cup frozen mango 1/2 avocado 1 handful baby kale 1 handful baby spinach 1/4 cucumber 1 scoop of protein powder 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 teaspoon matcha powder
What You’ll Need To Know
Add ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.Pour and enjoy!
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