Real Talk, Let's Do Detox!
By: Daryl Jedreann V. Dauden
Happy New Year! How is 2020 treating you? Here at DaSallas, your health is a priority. As 2019 has passed, it’s always everyone's new year goal to start it healthy. And don’t worry – if there’s a setback, there is always a comeback because we are committed to helping you start it with your fluid intake. No! This is not like what you are suspecting. This is not that all-green kind of drink you have in mind! For one, we recommend these beverages since they are said to be the best ways of healing from eating too much for the past few occasions. Plus, it’s bright and easy to make! Let’s get started!
Since it’s the season of fresh cranberries and strawberries, let’s kick 2019 toxins off by taking a few bags of these to store in your freezer. Besides, berries are good for your heart and are more beneficial than taking concentrated berry supplements. These are also natural antioxidants and are excellent for digestion. I’m sure, this smoothie will also get your blender moving day after day!
Beet, Strawberry, Cranberry Healing Smoothie
- ¾ cup (180 ml) cranberry juice
- ¼ cup (25 g) frozen cranberries - 1 beet, quartered, steamed
- ⅓ cup (50 g) frozen strawberries - 2 teaspoons honey
- ⅔ cup (85 g) ice cubes
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 1 minute or until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.
You may also want to add a banana for extra creaminess and balance to its soothing taste.
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Meanwhile, another option is preparing a hot turmeric drink with lemon and pepper. It is recommended to drink this warm beverage in an empty stomach in the morning. Here is the process of preparing it:
Hot Turmeric Drink with Lemon and Pepper
(all may be adjusted according to your preference and number of persons to drink)
1 cup water (good for a single person)
1/2 lemon extract (1-2 tablespoons fresh juice)
1 tablespoon organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar (optional)
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup or honey (optional)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder.
1 pinch cayenne pepper.
Just add all these ingredients in a saucepan or a stockpot and bring it to a boil.
These combinations of health wonders are good for detoxification and can lower blood sugar levels. They are also effective in killing bacteria and may even kill cancer cells by protecting you from free radicals. If you want to lose weight, this drink is recommended for you because it has shown to prevent the accumulation of unwanted fats in the body. Lemon and cayenne pepper, on the other hand, are the most excellent aid in digestion and can eliminate acid while producing alkaline balance in the body. They can also boost energy while strengthening the immune system. Make it a habit drink this in the morning and sure, a good mood and good health will follow you every day.
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What else can a cup of turmeric, lemon, and pepper do? Some people find that consuming turmeric regularly helps them fight depression and many other mental health conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease. Another good reason to start drinking this beverage is its profound impact on the skin. With its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric and lemon can slow the aging process in the body that makes you look and feel vibrant from the inside out!
Have you tried this powerhouse drink yet? What do you think? Share your experience because we would be glad to hear from you. Have a healthy 2020!