The ingredient in this frosty Squashberry Smoothie pull together to do what a good cleansing smoothie should do—aid in the elimination of toxins and waste from the body.
Squash in a smoothie? Say what? Promise. You will be pleasantly surprised by this mixture of spaghetti squash, carrot and strawberries. And as the old adage goes, it not only tastes great but is good for you. Here’s why:
Spaghetti squash, a low sugar winter squash, is an excellent source of dietary fiber. This fiber acts as an “intestinal broom,” moving toxins through and out of the body.
Strawberries are loaded with potent anti-oxidants and vitamin C. Essential to any detoxification program, vitamin C is needed by the body to make an important substance called glutathione. Glutathione helps the liver flush toxins.
Apple cider vinegar (and I use Bragg’s) is rich in natural minerals, vitamins and enzymes. The cleansing properties of apple cider vinegar have been recognized for centuries. It is said to stimulate circulation, break up mucus in the body and aid in detoxifying the liver.
Carrots add an extra dose of dietary fiber, antioxidants and minerals to this smoothie.
These ingredients pull together to do what a good cleansing smoothie should do—aid in the elimination of toxins and waste from the body. Detoxification is one of the basic functions of the human body. During this process, the body eliminates its toxic load through the kidneys, colon, liver, lungs, lymph and skin.
Today our bodies bear a pretty heavy toxic load resulting from pollutants in our water, food and air. If these ingested toxins are not flushed out, the body will manufacture additional fat cells to surround and encapsulate them. This fat accumulates, compromises our health and leads to disease.
By nature, the body was designed to cleanse itself, but give it every advantage. Eating pure, wholesome food is the best place to start. And a smoothie a day can make a difference. The five o’clock cocktail was so 1950’s. After a hard days work how about greeting your husband or wife with tall, green smoothie. Their body will thank you for it!
Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Fish-Free | Nightshade-Free | Peanut-Free | Potato-Free | Rice-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Tree Nut-Free | Wheat-Free | Grain-Free | Sesame-Free | Sweetener-Free | Yeast-free | GFCF | Vegetarian | Vegan
Prep Time: 3 minutes
1 cup filtered WATER
1 organic CARROT, scrubbed
1/2 cup cooked SPAGHETTI SQUASH
1/2 cup STRAWBERRIES or RASPBERRIES
10-15 drops LIQUID STEVIA (we like Vanilla Creme)
1 packet EMERGEN-C (flavor of choice)
1-2 teaspoons BRAGG’S APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (optional)
6 large ICE CUBES
1. Add all ingredients except ice to a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth.
2. Add ice cubes and blend until smooth.
1. The blender: One of the best investment you can make for the kitchen and your health is the purchase of a high-powered blender such as a Blentec® (my personal favorite) or a Vita-mix®. While the average blender leaves chunks of kale in a smoothie and between your teeth, a high-powered blender completely pulverizes it!
2. Additions: Be adventurous! Add 1/2 peeled cucumber, 1/2 peeled lemon or 1/4 cup cooked or raw beet.