One-Day and Three-Day GreenFix Smoothie Cleanses
Now is the time to do a mini detox to boost your digestive system, strengthen your immunity and re-energize your body. So, doing a detox diet with smoothies will be a speedy way for your body to absorb nutrients and help cleanse your colon and repopulate healthy bacteria, which help reduce a sluggish digestive system and boost your immune system.
Other important benefits of smoothies are it’s easier to eat up to 10+ fruit and vegetables, particularly strong tasting green vegetables, which are rich in stress busting nutrients magnesium and vitamin C. Overall, they have an alkalizing effect, which is important to reduce the acid build up in the blood from diets high in protein, sugar and caffeine. Excess acid can result in excess inflammation in the body, which is a key contributory factor for many 21st century diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Ideally a smoothie detox can mainly be done over a weekend, as you may feel initially tired especially in the first 24hours.
What is a Green Smoothie?
Green Smoothie is a drink–it is a blend of fruits and greens, and sometimes other great ingredients that boost your health. It is much like a fruit smoothie, only, in our case, it is all plant based with an added ingredient: greens, such as, chard, Romaine lettuce, collard greens, kale, dandelion greens, parsley, etc.
“Why Greens?” you might want to know now.
Leafy greens are known as nature’s blood. And it is no surprise. Greens are full of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is absolutely necessary for plants to grow and produce fruit. Look out the window… Go ahead! You see, green must be God’s favorite color, since most of our surroundings are covered with green grass, trees and bushes. And if God thinks that greens are so important, maybe we should reevaluate our opinion about them as well.
Chlorophyll make leaves turn the luscious green color and gets its pigmentation and oxygen directly from the sunlight. When chlorophyll (think oxygen) gets into our bodies it brings along with it healing—as diseases can thrive only in acidic, oxygen deprived environments. The more greens you can get into your body, the more alkaline it becomes.
So, greens essentially are your lifeline. They also take only minutes to make but pack on a huge amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. You can have them as a meal replacement or a very delicious snack. And the wonders they will do for your metabolism are amazing!
Examples of Green Smoothie Magic
Just a few weeks ago a bunch of us did a 3-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse. Some participants reported in and here is what they had to say:
I lost 5 pounds and feel good. My energy is improved and muscle aches much better. My skin feels softer, not a “side effect”. This was my first experience with green smoothies. I’m really glad I did it.
After 3 days I feel that I can go another day. Maybe more. I feel really good!
This smoothie cleanse has been amazing! My body feels at rest and balanced. I am sleeping much better and aches and pains in my body are gone. My body just today has started eliminating like it should and so I am excited and feel amazing. I lost 3lbs. I will continue to have green smoothies once or twice a day.
What Do I Need for the Cleanse?
First off – let’s be clear about what we’re calling a cleanse. This is not intended to be a “let’s starve ourselves and live on spicy lemonade for 3 days” type of a deal. You are not to feel dizzy, lightheaded, and like you have the worst case of PMS to ever exist. You are not trying to lose 10 pounds in 3 days. Sorry, kids – that one just doesn’t happen.
What this is about is making your body feel good. It’s more of a reset, but we can call it a cleanse because trust me – all of the fiber from the greens and fruits will make you feel cleansed.
If you do a Google search for full body cleanse, your web browser will bring up more than 2 million Web sites that offer information on how to experience a full body cleanse. If cleansing and detoxifying for health purposes wasn’t a mainstream topic before, it certainly is now.
Here are some of the most common questions that we receive on a weekly basis from people seeking guidance on how to cleanse and detoxify their bodies:
What’s the best way to detoxify my body?
How do I prepare for a cleanse?
How do I return to my everyday routine after a cleanse?
Is it okay to detox while I take my meds?
How do I cleanse my liver?
If you’re not quite sure what to make of the whole cleansing and detoxing craze, we hope that this gives you a solid understanding of this important health topic.
What Exactly is Detoxification?
Detoxification refers to the process of eliminating toxins from your body.
There are two major types of toxins that your body accumulates over time:
Environmental Toxins: Sometimes called exogenous (made outside your body) toxins, include all the chemicals and pollutants that you’re exposed to through air, water, and food.