With the wonderful Thanksgiving holiday passing, don't we all feel a little bloated and a little slower than usual? A few days of excess can take a toll on our bodies - the heavy meals can make the metabolism go slower and can even drive the immune system out of balance. So, to cleanse and detox your system, give it a kick start, and get everything back to normal (and better), here is a list of the best detox juices and smoothies your body is craving right now.
Post Thanksgiving Green Detox Smoothie
Smoothies are one of the easiest ways to detox and cleanse our bodies, and this recipe from Hello Glow is perfect for post-Thanksgiving. The amazing mix of cucumber, lemon, green apple and spinach makes the smoothie incredibly powerful to clear out the toxins on your system, stimulate digestion, and nourish your body with everything it needs after these last few excess days.
Watermelon Cayenne Detox Juice
This 3-ingredients detox juice is just the right choice for this post-excess period. The watermelon with its natural diuretic effect will rid you of that bloated feeling, cleansing your body with many nourishing nutrients, while the cayenne pepper boosts your metabolism and helps you to burn a few extra calories. To prepare the juice, you'll only need 4 cups of fresh watermelon, 1 / 8 of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 2 cups of filtered water, all blended until smooth. Easy and refreshing!
Triple Berry Chia Detox Smoothie
This slightly sweet and slightly tart smoothie is packed with nutrients, detoxifying fibers, and filling proteins. The vibrant, deep pink color made with combination of banana, healthy chia seeds, and mixed berries makes the smoothie not only fantastic-looking, but also deliciously tasty. The rich and creamy texture pleases everybody's taste buds and is sure to be a season favorite. Get the recipe here!
Pink Lady Skinny Detox Power Juice
This beautiful juice will boost your metabolism, help you burn extra calories, will cleanse your body of toxins and will leave you feeling lighter and better. The mix of apples, ruby red grapefruit, and red raspberries creates a unique flavor that you'll be in love with at the very first sip. Using a juicer, process one large peeled grapefruit first, then 2 medium to large honeycrisp or pink lady apples and a 6-ounce package of red raspberries. Pour into glasses with ice cubes and you're good to go!
Sunrise Detox Smoothie
This Sunrise Detox Smoothie will give you the energy boost you need after the holiday. Its delicious party of flavors is incredibly refreshing and it great for detoxing the body. To prepare, you'll need:
- 1 banana;
- ½ cup of mango;
- ½ cup of raspberries;
- ½ cup pineapple;
- 1 cup coconut water;
- Juice of one lemon.
Blend until smooth. If you want to get the gradient effect from the photo, blend the raspberries and other fruits separately and then pour in layers into a glass.
Lemon Cucumber Mint Detox Water
If you want an even lighter detox option, this is your perfect choice. The mix of cucumber, lemon and mint works as a great cleanser, helps with digestion, enhances hydration, and leaves you with a great, refreshed feeling. To prepare it, slice half a cucumber and one lemon and pour in a water jug along with a few sprigs of mint, and leave it to steep overnight in the fridge. I bet this will become your favorite drink this next week!
Detox Green Juice
This surprisingly delicious Detox Green Juice will be your new best-friend for the post-thanksgiving period. The recipe is simple: you'll only need 2 red apples, half a pineapple, 2 lemons, and 3 cups of spinach. Wash, peel, slice or chop all the ingredients and put everything through a juicer. Easy peasy! You can strain the juice for a better texture and you can use only one cup of spinach if this is your first ever green juice. Come on, try it out, I bet you'll love it!
These were our favorite recipes for the post-thanksgiving period, all of them being perfect to detox and cleanse the system while still being incredibly delicious and refreshing. Which one is your favorite? Which one did you like most? Let us know on the comment section below and check out our Facebook page for more incredible ideas!