April 25, 2011


I think one of the most commonly known
detox diets is the "Master Cleanse" otherwise known as
the Lemon Detox. It mainly consists of drinking cold water
with fresh lemon juice, 2 TBS of pure maple syrup and a dash
of cayenne. I'm not saying this detox diet doesn't work-
but it's kind of hard to do if you work, need to go places, etc...
(you need to be near a bathroom)
it also dehydrates you and can make you dizzy since your body
isn't eating food during the diet- if you're doing it correctly that is.

I've found another detox drink that allows you to eat while
dieting/detoxing. The pros are obvious and the only major con
is getting used to the taste at first. This smoothie recipe actually
cleans out & detoxes your system without having to starve yourself.
It's a great colon cleanse and really good for your digestive
system as well. You drink this smoothie preferably in the
morning but basically once a day. It detoxes your system and
you still eat while drinking this green smoothie.
You might think how can it detox your body if you're still
eating...? If you're really motivated to detoxing your body,
that usually means you are thinking about shedding some pounds,
so you will start to watch what you eat and it does
clean your system,.... literally.

The recipe below is for 2 large servings...

Ingredients & Procedures:
Blend the lettuce first with the water to break down the lettuce
followed by the other greens and then adding the fruit last.
You ultimately want to try to not have the fruit in there if you can-
but let's just say it tastes really green. If you could taste colors,
you could say this green smoothie really tastes green.

3/4 - 1 cup of cold water
3/4 (little less than the whole head) of romaine lettuce
(you can substitute any green leafy vegetable if you need to)
3 stalks of celery
1/3 bunch of cilantro (you can double the parsley if you despise cilantro)
1/3 bunch of parsley
2 apples
1 banana
juice from 1/2 a lemon