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The Perfect Cleansing Smoothie: Lemon Cleanser


Lemons get a bad rap. We’ve all watched the endless stream of YouTube videos of babies chomping down on their first taste of a lemon. Even though this tart fruit is known for coming on strong, it has so many amazing benefits.

The lemon is a fantastic way to cleanse a few key organs. As toxins build up in the body, they force you to feel sluggish and glum. They also make you more susceptible to illness like the flu. We know how busy life can get. Nobody has the time to be sick- especially now that the holidays are here. Adding lemon to a green smoothie gives the organs that remove toxins a good cleansing, something we can all use this time of year. Can you say holiday party desserts?

Lemons contain high amounts of citric acid- an ingredient that is particularly good at increasing bowel movements. It helps eliminate waste quickly- so nothing nasty has the chance to build up. That leaves the body free to absorb the all the good stuff food has to offer. Drawing out all the nutrients in food and eliminating waste quickly keeps bloating to a minimum. #amen

Lemon’s citric acid isn’t the only thing that helps eliminate toxins quickly. It’s side-kick, lemon juice, is also a great cleanser. It is so similar to stomach acid that it tricks the liver into producing bile (I know that sounds nasty, but I promise this is a good thing). Bile keeps food moving through your body quickly. It increases metabolism, helping you burn food and lose weight. Lemon juice can also relieve indigestion and ease an upset stomach.Perfect for post-holiday party indulgences!

Lemons also reduce harmful bacteria found in the liver, ensuring the body can produce the enzymes it needs to flush out toxins. In addition, they keep the urinary tract healthy by acting as a natural diuretic. Eliminating toxins more frequently reduces the risk of bacteria buildup that could lead to urinary tract infections and other digestive issues.

Lemons are a fantastic cleansing agent. Seriously, I wish my kids cleaned up after themselves this well! In the end, cleansing out toxins helps discourage illnesses. Lemons want you to feel alive and thriving. The Lemon Cleanser Green Smoothie is a great way to get started cleansing toxins from your system.

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Lemon Cleanser

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks

Description

This perfect cleansing smoothie keeps major organs free from toxins- reducing the risk of sickness slowing you down and helping you feel alive and thriving.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 cups kale (fresh)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups mango
  • 1/2 lemon (peeled or juiced)
  • 1 banana

Instructions

  1.  Blend kale and water together until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend again.


Notes

Use at least one frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

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  1. Krystal L Harrison

    December 31st, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Love It! My first green smoothie I ever made. I didn’t think I would like it because I’m very picky but I did. This will help me out a lot with my Chron’s disease.

  2. Stephanie Godwin-Chu

    April 6th, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Chron’s disease flare l ups are awful! I use lemon a lot to help ease my stomach when I’m not feeling well. This recipe is perfect for easing bloat and stomach cramps. Love it!

  3. Natalia

    January 1st, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    This green smoothie looks less scary than normal. Perfect for a New Year’s detox!

  4. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    January 4th, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    YAY!! Happy blendin’, Natalia!

  5. Stacy

    April 5th, 2018 at 11:08 am

    How often do you recommend drinking this smoothie?

  6. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    April 6th, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Hi Stacy,

    Personally, I believe variety is the spice of life and like to blend a wide variety of recipes. But blending this recipe 1-3 times per week can definitely help your body detox and keep those yucky toxins from hanging out!

  7. Lindsay

    April 5th, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Love this site and all the recipes!

  8. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    April 6th, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Thanks for the love, Lindsay! <3

  9. Kimberley Colbourne

    April 6th, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    A good cleaning is what I need after Easter!!!

  10. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    April 9th, 2018 at 11:06 am

    KALE YEAH! Thanks for blendin’ with us, Kimberley!

  11. Elizabeth Soteropulos

    May 16th, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    I bought the 21 day spring and tried to down load and I wasn’t able to. I’m waiting to receive confirmation receipt with link.
    Thank you,
    Elizabeth Soteropoulos

  12. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    May 21st, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Hi Elizabeth,

    Oh no! I am so sorry if you’re having any trouble receiving your purchase. I just resent your copy of Fresh Start: Spring and it should be in your inbox shortly. If you continue to have any issues – please don’t hesitate to reach out to me through our contact page…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/contact

    I want to ensure you can access everything ASAP!

  13. Danielle

    June 18th, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Out of all these Green smoothies, which smoothie Would you you really recommend for weight-loss?! I am excited to know and try!

  14. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    July 9th, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Danielle,

    Out of all of the recipes, one of my favorites is our Kiwi Berry Punch Recipe. It’s packed with low-calorie fruits and protein to make the perfect meal replacement when working towards your weight loss goals…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/recipes/green-smoothies/kiwi-berry-punch

  15. Johanna Brown

    August 15th, 2018 at 3:51 am

    For weight loss this recipe is really nice as it is, bit with a little tweak even better.
    I’d leave mango out. Add half a lemon with peal, inch of ginger root, coconut water instead of water, and 1/4 cucumber.

  16. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    August 15th, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Hey Johanna,

    Thank you so much for sharing that tip! It sounds delicious.

    I am so happy you were able to make this smoothie your own and enjoyed it. You are a rawkstar!

  17. Bob

    December 18th, 2018 at 8:42 am

    “The lemon is a fantastic way to cleanse a few key organs. As toxins build up in the body, they force you to feel sluggish and glum. They also make you more susceptible to illness like the flu. We know how busy life can get. Nobody has the time to be sick- especially now that the holidays are here. Adding lemon to a green smoothie gives the organs that remove toxins a good cleansing, something we can all use this time of year.”

    Is anyone really ignorant and gullible enough to believe this pseudoscientific, ridiculous “toxin” and “cleansing” nonsense?

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