Spring clean your way to a healthier you

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The spring holidays are over, summer is drawing near, and warmer days at the beach are upon us! What better way to feel better, look better, and rid your body of toxins than with this “Spring Cleaning Smoothie”!

Are you struggling to get in your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables? Are you skipping breakfast because of time restrictions? Do you feel tired or less energetic? Fear no more! It’s time to be proactive about your health, especially when there’s a smoothie recipe THIS delicious and beneficial for your mind, body, and soul! Start off your morning with this high-quality smoothie dense in nutritional value, drink it midday as a snack, or take it on-the-go to the gym! Enough talk, time to share!

SPRING CLEANING SMOOTHIE
1 ½ cups dairy-free milk
½ cup pea or broccoli sprouts
¼ teaspoon ginger powder
1 handful mixed greens
1 apple
3 kale leaves
½ lemon, juiced
dash of cayenne pepper

Put all ingredients in a blender with ice, blend for 45-60 seconds and then pour into a tall glass and enjoy.

What exactly will this smoothie do for me, you might ask?

Dairy-free milk such as Almond, Coconut, or Hemp Milk are loaded with vitamins, rich in protein, and are packed with minerals. Dairy-free milk is also cholesterol-free and easier to digest! Broccoli and Pea Sprouts are superfoods shown to have anti-diabetic and antimicrobial properties, improving kidney function, and killing cancer stem cells! Ginger and Cayenne Pepper act as anti-inflammatories! Cayenne Pepper also acts as an anti-allergen, anti-fungal, and antibacterial! The additional fruits and vegetables tie in this smoothie providing you with the ultimate cleanse for a healthier liver while riding your body of toxins that have been building up!

Want an extra boost? Add in a scoop of your favorite probiotic powder to aid in your gastrointestinal health while enhancing your immune system response! You can find probiotic powder at most grocery stores or health food stores!

Don’t make this a one-time thing! Make this “Spring Cleanse Smoothie” part of your daily routine! You’re on your way to a happy and healthier you! Trust me, your liver will thank you later!

Beth is the founder of Blue Barn Kitchen. She is a New Jersey-based food blogger, TV expert, recipe developer, and certified holistic health coach. Visit her healthy lifestyle site for more recipes and healthy living advice at www.BlueBarnKitchen.com/detox.