How to Do a Sugar Cleanse and Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe
I’m engaging in a sugar cleanse to hit the reset button on my eating in the new year. After a delicious but not-so-healthful holiday, it’s time for me to get back to eating mindfully. A year ago, I created a sugar cleanse challenge Surviving a Sugar Detox: Anyone Want to Join Me? and started a Facebook group to have a month-long sugar cleanse. It was so popular and successful, that our group continues to support each other. We have found so many positive benefits, including (but not limited to) weight loss and increased energy. Please join our Facebook group for this January’s sugar cleanse and healthy eating challenge to get your sugar addiction and sugar cravings under control by eliminating added sugar for 7 – 30 days.
In the meantime, here are some of my favorite recipes to start your day or power your afternoon or evening with healthy, filling, no sugar added creamy smoothies.
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Cucumber Lime Mango Green Smoothie Recipe
4 servings, 10 oz each
2 cups plain kefir (or use almond or coconut milk)
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 cucumber, cut in thirds
1 – 2 cups baby greens (kale or spinach work well)
2 cups frozen mango chunks
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
juice of ½ lime or use 1/4 lime with skin if your blender is powerful
small handful of fresh mint, basil or parsley
1/2 cup ice
(For more filling option with more healthy fat, add 1/2 avocado or 2 Tbsp. almond butter. Ginger would also be good if you like it.)
Blend for at least 30 seconds until creamy and very smooth.
Nutritional Information per Serving (% based upon Daily Values):
Calories 220, Total Fat 5g, 7.5%, Saturated Fat 2.5g, 13%, Cholesterol 15mg, 5%, Sodium 76.5mg, 3%, Carbohydrate 41g, 13.5%, Dietary Fiber 5g, 19.5%, Sugar 26.5g, Protein 6.5g
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