Many people find that detoxifying their body is a wonderful way to jump start a healthy weight loss plan.
But chemically induced detoxification programs are not the answer! A detox diet plan can be entirely natural and still very successful without the stress of potentially harmful chemicals. A natural detox diet plan relies on large amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables to be effective and a good way to get the required amount is in smoothies. Fruit and vegetable smoothies can be prepared as a breakfast, lunch or mid day meal with entirely natural ingredients.
Preparing a smoothie that flushes out toxins and promotes energy is actually easy. Smoothies can be made from a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, juices and dairy products that contain exactly the ingredients you need to not only boost your metabolism but are also packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients needed for good health.
You can actually make a large number of different smoothies without violating your detox diet plan. Smoothies made with a wide variety of berries, carrots or even dark leafy green vegetables like spinach have a great deal of fiber which is vital to digestion. Making smoothies with citrus fruits like oranges, tangerines, lemons or limes will help flush out toxins. And, fruits with a diuretic effect include cranberries, watermelon, pineapple, kiwi, or cantaloupe to name but a few. Detoxification does not have to be harsh and make you feel uncomfortable. With the right combination it can be natural and healthy.
There is also an easy and effective way to add even more vital nutrients to both your diet and your smoothies by adding In fact, be sure to add 1 Tbsp of chia seed to all of your fruit or veggie smoothies. If you are not familiar with chia seed, it is a natural food source that is gluten free, sugar-free, high in fiber and protein, and loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids! Chia has no taste of its own and will mix well with almost all of your smoothie recipes without changing the taste or results.
Try this breakfast smoothie tomorrow and you will be pleasantly surprised at the additional energy you have throughout the day.
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 large orange, peeled, sectioned and seeded (or 2 tangerines)
1 lime, peeled and seeded
1/2 cup of light yogurt (plain or vanilla is recommended)
1 Tbsp chia seed
Combine all of these ingredients in your blender and mix until smooth. Sometimes a smoothie can be too thick because of the natural state or ripeness of the fruit you use. If the mix is too thick, simply add a few ice cubes and blend again until it reaches the best consistency.
Be sure to check for more free healthy fruit smoothie recipes at Best Fruit Smoothies which is updated every week day with a new smoothie recipe for you to enjoy!