The most ubiquitous word in January has got to be ‘detox’. And rightly so – we are post-party season after all.
So, if you’re on one, it’s your lucky day. This is one of my favourite detox support smoothies formulated to cleanse and enhance your digestive system. How? Pineapple, dark leafy greens, lemon and fibre-rich flax, that’s how.
Pineapple is a great juicy fruit that adds water to your diet as well as a special digestion-promoting and anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain. It’s a specialty: tackling proteins and the tough stuff you put in your system. Kale adds a rich dose of oxygenating chlorophyll, lemon promotes liver function, and flaxseed acts like a broom to sweep out your gut while absorbing toxins along the way.
Blend on friends.
Just-so Simple January Pineapple Detox Smoothie
Purge those pesticides and go organic!
- 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
- Fistful of baby kale
- Juice of 1/4 lemon
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 cup filtered water, or as needed
Blend until smooth and pat yourself on the back for cleaning out the pipes. Your body will thank you for it.
For more irresistible blender concoctions, check out our Smooth Operator archives. Happy blending!