Spring Clean Your Way to a Healthier You

The holidays are over, summer is drawing near, and warmer days at the beach are upon us! To help you feel better, look better, and rid your body of accumulating toxins, I created this “Spring Cleaning Smoothie” that is both cleansing and delicious.

Do you struggle to get in your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables? Do you skip breakfast because of time restrictions? Do you feel tired or less energetic throughout the day? If you answered yes to any of these, it doesn’t have to be this way!

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, nutritionally-dense smoothie, drink it midday as a snack, or take it on-the-go to the gym. Whatever time of day you enjoy it, it is sure to boost your energy and mood, while curbing cravings. And that’s a win in my book as shorts and swimsuit season nears!

OK, so here’s the recipe:

SPRING CLEANING SMOOTHIE
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

Optional: 1 T. flax seeds

Add ice as desired, blend 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! Look for brands that do not have Carrageenan as one of the ingredients.

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 powerful 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 the toxins that have been building up.

Want an extra boost? Add in a tablespoon of flax seeds. Flax seeds are amazing for your gastrointestinal health, high in Omega-3 fatty acids, packed with antioxidants and are a great source of fiber and magnesium, both of which most people could use more of. Oh, and they’re great for your hair and skin, and support weight loss. One of my favorite boosts for smoothies!

Lastly, don’t make this a one-time thing! Make smoothies part of your daily routine and you’ll be on your way to a happy and healthier you! Trust me, your liver will thank you later!

 

Craving more yummy and nourishing smoothie recipes? What about recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to support you in looking and feeling your absolute best this summer?

Well I have great news! Registration is officially OPEN for my Spring Reboot, which begins April 21st. As always, we’ll be eating real food that tastes amazing so that you can feel vibrant and alive as we head into summer.

The beautiful thing is there is no right or wrong way to do my reboots–if you’re looking to learn about clean eating or give your body a much needed (and deserved!) break, or add some new delicious recipes to the mix, this is for you! If you’re looking to drop some pounds or discover the way certain foods are impacting your body, then this is for you! And if you want to deep dive into detoxification, I’ve got your back. I meet you where you’re at and help you get where YOU are trying to go.

Learn more here: http://MeetBethAllen.com/Seasonal-Reboot

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One Response to “Spring Clean Your Way to a Healthier You”

  1. Thank you for this lovely spring cleaning smoothie recipe Beth. Smoothies are a delicious spring treat; they’re sweet and creamy, but light in texture. They can be low in fat if you chose the right ingredients. All you need is a blender, some ice cubes and a few healthy ingredients such as fruit or vegetables and low fat yogurt or dairy free milk in this case. Simply combining your favorite healthy ingredients in a blender, you can create some super tasty, cool springtime drinks. Kids love smoothies and it’s a great way to sneak extra fruit and vegetable into their diets. They also love helping out by adding the ingredients to the blender and turning it on!

    Cheers then.
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