Detox smoothie with raspberries, flax seed, spinach and lemon will give your body a nutritional boost when you get off tract from your regular diet.
Blend up this simple combination of fruits and greens!
I sure enjoyed the holidays! It’s easy to get in the spirit when you’re in vacation mode for two weeks!
So enjoyable to bake first thing in the morning, eat cookies for breakfast, visit friends and family, and then have a few more cookies for lunch!
Not only did I bake a-lot, but I also slept in and stayed in my pajamas until noon on some days.
Sometime days I worked out late afternoons or not at all.
It was nice, but after feeling completely lackadaisical most days, I learned that since I don’t have young ones to watch over, I prefer having a regular routine that gets me out of my house!
Otherwise, I have no time limit controls in place, and get in a zombie state spending too many hours watching shows like Millionaire Matchmaker.
Who gets sucked into shows like that?! Guilty!
I watched episode after episode and THEN started to wonder, uhhhh, at what point did I miss my opportunity to be a millionaire??
To clarify, even if I was still waiting for my Officer and Gentleman to enter my life, bucks or no bucks in the bank, I couldn’t fathom being interested in paying a woman looking for her own prince to find me a lifetime mate! …
BUT it sure would be nice to have the resources to toss money around in other ways, like jetting off in a private jet while drinking Cristal Champagne whenever I pleased!
Ok, see what happens when I get off my schedule, I start chatting about TV!
Raspberry Detox Smoothie
Back to reality, and back to the office I go with a Raspberry Detox Smoothie!
My body definitely worked overtime trying to process that extra sugar I enjoyed over the holidays.
Anytime you want to reset your diet, I suggest going straight to the blender and mix up a smoothie.
I found this smoothie on Dr. Oz’s website (yep, watched that daytime show too!).
Dr. Oz suggests a 3 day detoxification plan, but I know that would be a method for failure for me.
I can sip on a couple of smoothies a day, but not as a replacement for all my meals, several days in a row!
Benefits of A Detox
Replenish your body by blasting it with whole foods. This smoothie tastes refreshing, and I plan on blending it up the next several mornings!
Including several nutritional benefits in smoothies you may also feel an energy boost!
- Raspberries offer health benefits – great source of vitamin C, contain anti-inflammatory properties and can aid in digestion.
- Bananas are filled with potassium and provide a natural sweetener.
- Lemon juice add an extra dose of vitamin C will help boost your immune system.
- Almond butter is a low carb good source of fats to help keep you satisfied.
- Spinach is loaded with fiber (keeps things moving in the digestive system) and vitamin K
- Flaxseed is a great source of omega-3, fiber and other cancer fighting ingredients.
Good stuff in this detox smoothie, says foodie Sandra!
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon flax seed
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1/2 - 1 banana, frozen
- 1/4 cup baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 15gSugar: 21gProtein: 8g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
Recipe from Dr. Oz’s 3-day detox cleanse. Full details can be found here.
Try my Peppermint Smoothie with Yogurt too!!
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