Detox your green smoothies with herbs

Read below to find why we love blending green smoothies with herbs…

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Our bodies are in a constant battle of fighting processed foods that contain harmful toxins. We have systems set in place inside of us that filter out these toxins so we can stay clean and healthy. Though it is tough to avoid harmful toxins altogether, it is important not to ingest high amounts that can cause build-up and stress to the organs that work to keep us in good health. So, how can we help out our filtering friends? Detox with herbs— which is your challenge for the week.

Detoxifying herbs clean our bodies’ filters, and they are healthy foods with lots of nutrients. This also means we aren’t putting harmful toxins and gunk into our bodies in the first place. When we help our bodies’ filters and eliminate our harmful toxin input we set ourselves up for a clean and healthy life. To help you detox we have made a list of our favorite herbs, what each of them does for your body, and how you can use them in a simple green smoothie.

Health benefits of herbs:

basil
Basil
Basil specifically targets the kidneys when it comes to detoxification. Kidneys play a major part in removing waste product and toxins from our blood stream, and things like high-processed foods place a heavy work load on our never-resting kidneys. By eating basil, we are taking in nutrients that help to clear up any gunk that is stuck in our kidneys and also toning them to work well in the future. Basil is easy to grow at home, and has a warm flavor that will strengthen your green smoothies and kidneys.


cilantro

Cilantro
You may know cilantro from a variety of cultural dishes, but we encourage you to make it known to your green smoothies. This herb is known for a variety of nutrients, but its detoxifying affects are found in its ability to bind to heavy metals and remove them from our bodies. Toxic heavy metals usually enter our body in small amounts through food, water, and anything else we consume. It is near impossible to completely avoid ingesting toxic metals, so it is important to incorporate foods that eliminate them. Cilantro’s ability to remove toxic metals and its distinct flavor are a great addition to your tangy, citrus fruit smoothies.


mint

Mint
Toxin build-up can occur in the stomach and colon when improper digestion takes place, and that is why a healthy diet of mint leaves is a must when looking to detoxify. Mint leaves help to flush out those nasty toxins in a timely manner, and they do it in a way that prevents build-up from happening in the first place. Some have even believed mint leaves to have an ability to flush out toxins through the skin. This herb will add a cool kick to your smoothie, which makes it a must-have on mid-afternoons.


parsley

Parsley
There are three main filters in the body–bladder, kidneys, liver–and parsley is here to assist them all in the detoxification process. Kidneys help to filter out waste products and toxins from our bloodstream. The bladder filters fluids and flushes them out of the body. The liver is another blood stream purifier. It is important for all three of these filters to not build-up with gunk and toxins so they can work properly. Parsley specifically targets any build-up in these filters and helps to flush it out of the body. This is another herb with a distinct flavor that can liven up any green smoothie.

 

Detoxifying your body with herbs helps your bodies’ natural filters work better for you, as well as keeping you from ingesting harmful toxins. While doing this challenge, think about using water as your liquid base. Water naturally helps to flush out any gunk in our bodies, and at the same time doesn’t add any harmful toxins. It is important to keep your filters working properly, and to learn healthy eating habits that keep you clean and healthy. Feel free to experiment with all of these herbs. Find what works well for your body, and what tastes good. Doing a one-week detox is simple and easy!

 

Join the conversation!

What’s your favorite herb? Share your favorite green smoothies with herbs in the comments below.

169 Responses to “Detox your green smoothies with herbs”

  1. LaVon Reed 1.22.2017 at 3:57 pm #

    What a good greensmoothie to drink for your colon if you’re expect colon cancer. And want to avoid surgey. I plan on ordering the 30Day book can I book it on Amazon

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.30.2017 at 5:07 am #

      Hi LaVon,

      Thanks for reaching out. Because we’re not doctors we always suggest reaching out to your physician to determine what ingredients are the right choice for you + your body when faced with health conners. But we’re sending plenty of love + healing vibes your way and hope you can avoid surgery.

  2. Kathy 1.15.2017 at 7:11 pm #

    How much of these herbs should I add to my smoothie?

    • SGS Rawkstar 1.18.2017 at 6:24 pm #

      Hi Kathy,

      I usually add about 2 Tbsp, but feel free to add up to 1/4 cup. I know I can’t hold back when blendin’ mint…it’s so good!

  3. Jules 12.4.2016 at 9:24 pm #

    Its been so hot here lately and out of desperation the other day I sliced up some ginger picked some spearmint chucked it in a blender with water and ice and a bit of sugar and blended then strained. Now I am addicted to the flavours and starting to add other things like turmeric. A question on my mind, is it ok to drink the herbs like this and can I over dose if I have too much?

  4. Carmen 10.14.2016 at 6:46 pm #

    Hi, I´m having a thyroid problem(hipothyroidism) and I´m trying to help myself in a natural way and want to detox myself. Can you please help me in finding what kind of smoothie could be a good mix for helping my thyroid function? I´m 36 years old and also have fat liver and high cholesterol level. Thanks in advanced for your help.

    • SGS Rawkstar 10.28.2016 at 6:58 am #

      Hi Carmen,

      Thanks for sharing out. We’re green smoothie lovin’ rawkstars all right, but we’re not doctors or nutritionists. While adding herbs to your green smoothie can help your body detox, we suggest you talk with your doctor about any health concerns and before you make any diet changes.

      Cheers to health + happiness!

  5. Kristie 9.12.2016 at 10:04 am #

    I never thought about adding herbs to my green smoothies, but I am so tossing some basil into my strawberry, banana & kale mix tomorrow! Maybe a squeeze of lime juice, too. 🙂 Yum!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.12.2016 at 8:30 pm #

      Hi Kristie,

      We love the flavor + nutrient boost herbs add to our favorite recipes. Make sure and reach back out + let us know what you think!

  6. Marc 7.21.2016 at 6:44 pm #

    I have Lyme disease and need a detox. I have cucumber, basil, sage, parsley, mint, oregano, and Thyme from my garden. Mix those with blueberries and pomegranate juice. Good or not for detox?

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.22.2016 at 12:58 am #

      Hi Marc,

      Thanks so much for reaching out. Since we are not health care professionals, we recommend speaking with your doctor to determine what is best for you, personally. Everybody is so different :).

      Take care :).

  7. Donise McIntyre 7.6.2016 at 9:59 am #

    Hi, Just came across your website. I am 52 & starting to go through the menopause. No energy, lack concentration, hot flushes, forgetfulness low mood etc etc you’ve probably heard this all before, any ingredients I should put in my smoothies that may help would be greatly appreciated. Healthy otherwise & not on any medication. Thank you.D

    • SGS Rawkstar 7.6.2016 at 10:52 pm #

      Hi Donise!

      Thanks for reaching out! At this time, we don’t have any recipes that specifically target menopause symptoms; however, many of our community members find that incorporating green smoothies into their diets can help with increased energy, better sleep, and feeling great overall! With that being said, we are not health care professionals, and always recommend speaking with your doctor if you have any questions about green smoothies and your personal health :).

      Cheers!

  8. Fran 5.26.2016 at 7:31 am #

    I ordered your 30day book. I understood it was an eBook but now it looks like I’m getting it in the mail. Which is it?

    • SGS Rawkstar 5.26.2016 at 9:26 am #

      Hi Fran,

      Thank you so much for your support! I just checked our records and see your 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge E-Guide purchase. As you’re aware our e-guide is a PDF, and should have been sent directly to your inbox. If it didn’t reach you, our apologizes! Send a quick message to our team at the link below and we’ll get it to you right away!

      http://simplegreensmoothies.com/contact

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