CLEANSING SMOOTHIES
TO DETOX EVERYDAY

According to Neka Pasquale, the nutritionist, acupuncturist, food-as-medicine brains behind Urban Remedy’s therapeutic juices, foods and supplements, choosing fresh foods that support your body’s natural cleansing functions is a great way to optimize the detoxifying workings of your kidneys, liver and gut. These smoothies, borrowed from her book Urban Remedy, The 4-Day Home Cleanse Retreat, push all the right detox buttons – including antioxidants. Countering the negative health effects of inflammation – including the slow-down of the body’s natural detox systems on a cellular, organ and whole body level, antioxidants play an important – and delicious – role in these easy-to-make blends.

 

  • RASPBERRY SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE

1 cup Almond Milk

1 cup frozen raspberries

½ cup chia gel

1 tablespoon shelled hemp seeds

1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil

10 drops stevia or 2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar

½ cup spinach

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend on high speed for 45 seconds. The smoothie should be smooth and thick. Pour into a tall glass.

Makes 1 serving.

 

  • BLUEBERRY-GOJI-AÇAI SMOOTHIE

1 ½ cups almond milk

½ cup frozen blueberries

½ packet unsweetened açai puree

2 tablespoons dried goji berries

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend on high speed for 45 seconds. The smoothie should be smooth and thick. Pour into a tall glass.

Makes 1 serving.

 

  • ANTIOXIDANT GREEN SMOOTHIE

1 cup Chia Gel (below)

½ cup frozen blueberries, preferably wild blueberries

½ cup frozen raspberries

Handful of spinach leaves

2 kale leaves, coarsely chopped

5-10 drops liquid stevia, to taste (optional)

In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and bland on high speed for 45 seconds. The mixture should be smooth and thick. Pour into a tall glass.

Makes 1 serving.

 

  • CHIA GEL

3 tablespoons chia seeds

2 cups filtered water

In a small bowl, combine chia seeds and water and whisk until well mixed. Repeat the whisking every 30 seconds for 3 minutes to prevent clumping. Store the chia gel in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Makes a generous 2 cups.

Excerpted from Urban Remedy, The 4-Day Home Cleanse Retreat by Neka Pasquale (Welden Owen).

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