Smoothies and juices detox have become the protagonists of the diet for those who lead a healthy lifestyle, as they help to purify and eliminate toxins from the body, that is, to detoxify, hence the name ‘detox’.
Here we tell you about its benefits and we share some easy recipes for you to start incorporating them into your diet and experiment with them.
Why incorporate detox juices in your diet?
Smoothies and detox juices are liquefied, made from 100% natural fruits and vegetables that provide a good amount of nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, and minerals to your body, while helping with the process of eliminating toxins.
Although you will find orange, red and green juices, depending on the type of food they include, detox juices are characterized by being mainly green. Besides being super healthy, they are also a good source of energy with low caloric content, they help control weight and being cleansers, taking them at breakfast is an excellent way to start the day.
In any case, depending on the detoxifying function that you want the detox juice to fulfill, you can mix the ingredients including only fruits, only vegetables or mix both. Here are 5 recipes for these juices. Choose the one you like best!
The best recipes for juices and green smoothies
With these recipes, you can prepare at home your own juices and natural detox shakes to enjoy them instantly.
1. Basic green juice
Ingredients: Stalks of celery, cucumber in pieces, a handful of spinach, 1 green apple, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and ginger.
Preparation: Mix all the ingredients in the blender until you get the texture of the juice. Serve at room temperature and drink it right there so your nutrients do not rust.
2. Basic cleansing juice
Ingredients: Celery stalks, 2 cucumbers, a handful of spinach, 2 slices of pineapple, freshly squeezed lemon juice, ginger and parsley to your liking.
Preparation: Chop all the ingredients and mix them in the blender until you get the texture of the juice you prefer. In summer, you can add two ice cubes at the end to make your detox juice more refreshing.
3. Green juice of 2
This depurative detox juice is perfect for those who are not so friendly with vegetables and prefer a greater amount of fruit. Make sure you take it in the morning so that the sugar intake of the fruits can be completely digested.
Ingredients: 1 cup of water, 2 green apples, 2 lemons, 2 kiwis, stalks of celery and ginger to taste.
Preparation: Clean and peel the fruits, thoroughly chop all the ingredients and mix them in the blender until you get a light texture.
4. Super green digestive juice
Ingredients: Celery stalks, 1 cucumber in pieces, a handful of spinach, kale, parsley, mint, 1 green apple, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and ginger.
Preparation: Wash the ingredients and peel the apple and cucumber. Mix all the ingredients in the blender until you get the texture of the juice. Serve at room temperature and drink right there so your nutrients do not rust.
5. Green smoothie
Another way to enjoy these juices is to turn them into detox shakes. What you have to do is add the type of vegetable milk you prefer, but make sure it does not have added sugars. You can take the ingredients of the basic detox juice as an example.
Ingredients: Celery stalks, 1 cucumber in pieces, a handful of spinach, 1 green apple, freshly squeezed lemon juice, ginger to taste and 250 ml vanilla-flavored almond milk without sugar.
Preparation: Mix the almond milk with spinach, until you get green milk. Add the other ingredients to the blender until you get a homogeneous texture. Serve at room temperature and drink it right there so your nutrients do not rust.
Some more tips on these juices
We give you some last tips to keep in mind so you can get the most out of these juices.
If they are purchased, try to make them Cold Pressed
If you are not one of those who like to prepare their own detox juices, in the market you can find several brands that sell different types of ready-made beverages, but make sure they are Cold Pressed or cold pressed.
The Cold Pressed is a method of preparation by which the ingredients are liquefied without heating due to high pressure, extracting maximum juice from fruits and vegetables, but minimizing its rapid oxidation. This means that the juice you drink will contain all the nutrients and vitamins that your food provides.
Try adding some nuts
You can also add to your juices small amounts of nuts or peanuts either whole or in the form of butter. This helps you to have a greater feeling of fullness and also it will provide you with other types of nutrients such as proteins and healthy fats.
Do not give up on a balanced diet
Finally, do not forget to accompany your juices with a balanced diet, since what it is about is to take a healthy diet and compatible with your lifestyle. A diet exclusively based on juices can be dangerous and must be done under medical supervision.