Green detox smoothie

The elimination of foreign compounds from the body, including substances such as cigarette smoke, caffeine and other drugs, is a natural and essential process to defend the body from harm. This occurs by the process of detoxification.

Detoxification however is often a misunderstood process that has been exploited incorrectly by the media. True detoxification by the body is a process that occurs in the liver in two phases. The goal of detoxification is to identify harmful substances in the body, activate them and then excrete them.

The answer is simple, MORE PLANTS! Especially leafy greens. Plants are filled with fibre, water and digestive enzymes that help to heal your digestion naturally and de- bloat your tummy, leaving your skin looking and feeling radiant.

Unfortunately, there are no magic pill or juice cleanse that can act as a healthy, long term solution to cleanse and support a healthy detoxification system.

Since we’re adding in more leafy greens, what better way than getting all the benefits from one yummy, skin boosting, cleansing, gut healing smoothie.

Serves 2


  • 1 cup kale, de–stemmed
  • ½ English cucumber, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 small lemon, peel removed
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup GMO free soy milk
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • Handful of ice (optional)


Blend all the ingredients together in a high – speed blender until smooth and creamy.

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