Feeling a little bloated and low on energy?
A good detox drink may be just the thing you need to help you get a jump on your "clean eating" journey.
Not only can these tasty elixirs give you a healthy boost, they can also help you to focus on your health as well as your fitness goals.
1. Hot Water and Lemon.
Those who know me also know that this is my favorite drink. Lemon can help you burn fat, it can improve your digestion (especially good for those who have belching, bloating and heartburn issues) and strengthen you immune system as well as your urinary tract. It also promotes healthy skin, is a natural antiseptic and strengthens your liver, which is busy making protein, storing glucose and removing toxins from your body. Be sure to use the juice of a fresh lemon and not the bottled stuff because it's been suggested that pasteurization drastically reduces the "healthy-ness".
2. Green Tea with Mint
This is my next favorite drink. What makes this a winner is that green tea been shown to inhibit cancer growth and it's full of antioxidants. Mint adds a refreshing mental boost and, like green tea, is full of antioxidants and can inhibit cancer growth.
3. Green Detox Juice
I haven't tried this drink yet but it looks tasty. The ingredients are great for your healthy body, from helping your body get rid of toxins, and improving digestion, to helping alkalize your body and increasing your energy. For those of you who I've been harassing... ahem, I mean encouraging to eat more leafy green vegetables, this green juice can be a great way to include more servings in your weekly diet.
Green Detox Pressed Juice
From Michele Foley, FitSugar
Use a juicer for optimal results. If you don't have one, turn the recipe into a smoothie by using a blender instead.
1/2 bunch spinach
1 handful watercress
1/2 lemon, peeled
1 celery stalk
1-inch slice of ginger
To make juice: In a fruit and vegetable juicer, juice all ingredients into a tall glass. Serve immediately.
To make smoothie: Prior to blending, chop apple and discard the core; peel and chop ginger; chop celery stalk; zest and juice lemon, throwing out remaining rind. Combine all ingredients, and blend on high until smooth. Add water or ice to help thin out the smoothie.