The colon is not something we really talk about with our friends, but it’s so important to our health that it makes sense to keep it in mind as you go about your detox journey. With this colon cleansing smoothie you’re giving your colon the attention it deserves, while also keeping your taste buds happy.
Your bowels are the fountain of health! As strange as this might sounds, cleansing your digestive system is actually the key to maintaining good health and helping all your organs function better. All those years of eating animal protein and refined sugar, as well as man-made substances from the environment, even negative emotions and stress, all play a part in the way your colon deals with toxins.
This smoothie is a great choice if you’ve never done a colon cleanse, but also if your system is clean (and let’s face it, no system is perfectly clean). No matter where you are on the colon cleansing path, this smoothie will benefit you.
The toxins trapped in your gastrointestinal tract influence your health, and are the source of various diseases such as asthma, arthritis, allergies, and even cancer. Flushing all these toxins out improves health, giving you an energy boost and improving the function of your immune system. There are several ways in which you can deal with a burdened colon: coffee or herbal enemas, or several days of detox, during which you eliminate animal products, drink lots of fluids, and infuse your cells with fresh antioxidants from smoothies and juices made with organic products.
If you don’t feel or you don’t have the time for a complete detox or you are scared by the thought of an enema, you can drink this smoothie for a few days and you will quickly see the results.
The main ingredient you should consider when having a colon cleanse is fiber. Both soluble and insoluble fiber are a blessing for your colon. The insoluble type reduces the amount of time food stays in the digestive system, and also absorbs water to create a soft stool that’s easier to pass through the colon.
Insoluble fiber serves as a nourishment for the good bacteria colonies in your colon, supporting the strong function of the immune system and promoting the health of the colon wall’s cells. Soluble fiber binds with toxins, waste, excess estrogen, and cholesterol and flushes them from the colon, preventing their return into the bloodstream. This colon cleansing smoothie is loaded with soluble fiber, from seeds and husk, and also pectin from green apple.
Green apple is not only hydrating, it’s also loaded with minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, iron, and potassium, which combined with pectin create a laxative effect, making it a fantastic ingredient for a colon cleanse.
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- 1 green apple
- 1 cup purified water
- 1 cup lite coconut milk
- 1 tsp ground flax
- 1 tsp psyllium husk
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 lime, juice only
- Blend all the ingredients until creamy and drink straight away.
P.S. Have you signed up for my free 24 Hour Detox Challenge yet? If not, you can download the free meal plan and sign up here (includes my favorite raspberry and peach morning detox water, avocado and blueberry salad in a jar, ginger lemon tea and 4 other detox recipes for weight loss).