As much as I love Vegas and all the sights and activities, I need a good detox when I get home! Too many smokey casinos, dry air, over-chlorinated pools and perhaps a few too many libations!!
Besides some good rest, extra dose of exercise (yoga and running my go-to) and giving the liver a rest by laying off any alcohol, good hydration and clean eating is the best defense to get the body and belly happy again.
Giving your system a rest from the heavy foods and drinks for a few days and drinking mainly juices and smoothies, and a lot of water sets me straight! I found this great thick and nutrient dense smoothie I’m calling the Vegas detox smoothie. I modified the original recipe to add some ginger and tumeric for additional digestive & anti-amflamatory yumminess.
What you’ll need:
2 beets, peeled & chopped
2 carrots, peeled & chopped
1 cup of favorite leafy greens (I used spinach)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/2 grapefruit
1 apple, cored & sliced
1 cup mixed berries
1 inch tumeric, peeled & chopped
1 inch ginger, peeled & chopped
1 tbsp coconut oil
What you’ll need to do:
Put the beets, carrots & apple in the blender with about a 1/2 cup of water and blend on high (add more water if needed) until well blended, then add in the remaining ingredients, as well as additional water until it’s blended to the consistency you like. It will be thick, and very red, unless you use golden beets! Depending on.how much water you add it should give you 3-4 servings of deliciousness!! 🙂
Pair this with some delicious greens and you have yourself a clean and nutritious meal!