Over coffee on a foggy Northern California morning in mid-December, my friend Nicola asked me to pull together a smoothie recipe focusing on detoxing the body for an e-book she was working on. Feeling a little sluggish and need of some fine tuning myself, I accepted without hesitation.
Because it’s the largest organ and where the body eliminates one-third of viruses, bacteria and toxins, I decided to focus on ingredients that would benefit the skin.
Full of antioxidants and essential vitamins, this emerald smoothie will provide support to both your digestive system and skin while boosting your immune system and safely flushing those dreaded toxins.
Another perk? It tastes really great, too.
- 5 kiwi, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup brewed jasmine green tea, chilled
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, roughly
- 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
- 1/2 tablespoon spirulina
- handful of ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.