Detox smoothies, aka weight loss or green smoothies are all the hype these days, and for a good reason. With our everyday lives becoming more complex, there’s hardly enough time to make fresh and healthy food. As a result, most people resort to eating out or eating instant – both of which could make you feel bloated and somewhat sluggish.
Thankfully, you can help your body get rid of the nasties with detox smoothies. Detox smoothies contain just the right amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and water to flush out toxins from the body.
There are a lot of detox smoothie recipes out there and it can be overwhelming if you’re just getting started. Fear not, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you can possibly need to get started in your smoothie cleansing journey.
Probably the most important thing you need to make green smoothies is what we call detox superfoods. Superfoods are food packed with all the goodies in the nutrition arsenal. Although all superfoods are generally good for the body, some contain more antioxidants than the others, earning them the title of detox superfoods. Some examples are beetroot, avocado, apple, lemon, ginger, cabbage, flaxseeds and green tea.
Detox smoothies are usually tasty but as with any food, there is such a thing as personal taste preference. A smoothie recipe may have awesome reviews online but in truth, your taste buds decide what you can stomach and what you can’t. This is why adding your favorite fruit or vegetable is equally important. These ingredients can help mask unpleasant flavors that you’re not used to and could make or break your detox smoothie plan.
Depending on the detox superfoods and fruits or vegetables called for in the green smoothie recipe, you may have to add some form of liquid. Most weight loss smoothie recipes use nut milk (soy, almond, etc.), water or crushed ice for a cold smoothie.
A good blender makes a good smoothie so it is very important to carefully pick yours accordingly. Heavy-duty portable blenders are an option but if you’re working, studying or simply always out, you may have to get a durable portable blender.
We absolutely love this portable USB Bottle Blender. It’s rechargeable so you can get your healthy fix anytime, anywhere. It’s also the perfect size for single-serving green smoothies. Easy to clean too!
If you fancy food presentation or just into Instagram, you might want to shop for the perfect smoothie glass. Otherwise save yourself another dirty glass and drink it straight from your portable USB Bottle Blender.