Have you been following along my 14-Day Smoothie Challenge on my Facebook page? This is the recipe for day 4: a delicious Clear skin smoothie recipe, aka liver cleanser. A great breakfast to start your day on the right foot, with healthy ingredients that will give a break to your liver.
In case you missed it, I posted this delicious Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie the other day to start the challenge. To follow along for the rest, just check out my Facebook page every morning around 8:30am Eastern time.
Foods to clear your skin?
The reason why some recipes or foods are better than others for detox is simply because they are foods that will provide the nutrients to give your liver a little break and help it work a bit easier. Some foods are easier to digest than others. You might’ve heard of drinking some lemon water in the morning? That’s why. It helps your liver to digest fats more easily and other functions. Celery is also excellent for the liver and the kidneys (all part of our digestive system).
Our liver processes over 500 functions in our body, which is why it’s such an important organ to take care of. By helping the liver, we affect almost everything in the body, including our skin. So if our liver is working well, our skin will typically also look good, but if we have pimples, rashes, and other skin inflammation on a regular basis, we should ask ourselves if maybe it’s time to change our eating habits and give our liver a little break from foods and drinks that are harder to digest. Ginger and turmeric have natural anti-inflammatory properties, making it great to use regularly in meals, juices, and smoothies.
Some people say that the liver cleanses itself so we don’t need to detox. That is true, however we should be eating a wide variety of all of those foods that naturally help the liver on a daily basis. The sad reality is that most people do not, and eat a variety of foods that bring very little nutrition to the body, therefore making the liver even more sluggish.
Let’s give our liver a little help by giving it some delicious and nutritious food, shall we? 🙂
This easy recipe is perfect to start your day!
Gabrielle, aka ECP xo
Reduce your exposure to pesticides and synthetic chemicals and toxins by using as much organic ingredients as you can, especially celery, which is on the Dirty Dozen list.
Clear Skin Smoothie (aka liver cleanser)
Makes 2 breakfast portions
- 1 lemon, peeled
- 1″ piece of ginger, washed (thumb-size)
- 1/2 – 1″ piece of turmeric, washed
- 3 organic celery stems, washed
- 1/2 avocado, flesh taken out
- 1″ thick slice of pineapple (peeled)
- 2-3 dates, pits removed (if your nut milk already has sugar in it, feel free to reduce to just 1)
- a pinch of cayenne
- 1/2 cup nut milk
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- Blend everything in a high-powered blender, and enjoy right away, or put in a mason jar and keep in the fridge.