Chocolate-Almond Fruit Smoothie
This packs a lot of nutrition per glass. In addition to the antioxidants in chocolate, there is an abundance of antioxidants in Blueberries as well! Additionally, almonds contain laetrile, cancer fighting phytonutrient that can also help protect the liver. Recent studies suggests that the consumption of dark chocolate may help treat cirrhosis of the liver!
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder (available in health food stores)
- 1 ripe organic banana
- ½ cup organic blueberries
- 2 tsp raw almond butter
- 3 ice cubes
- 8 ounces of water
Mix in blender and enjoy!
Liver and Kidney Cleansing Smoothie
For the more adventurous, here is a delicious elixir that will support liver detoxification as well as help the kidneys. Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable that helps the liver and the gallbladder get rid of toxins and emulsify fights. The Cucumber is a great hydrator and helps filter the kidney’s, helping to eliminate excess water from the body. Again you have the antioxidants in the chocolate and the blueberries, turning this into a delicious way to detoxify your system!
- 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 cup organic blueberries
- 1 ripe organic mango or one banana
- ½ organic cucumber, cleaned
- small handful of organic arugula
- 4 ice cubes
- 4 ounces of water
- (If you need additional sweetness, add a teaspoon of agave nectar.)
Mix all ingredients in a vita-mix and enjoy!