The purpose of cleansing is to take the load off the organs that detoxify our bodies and help to improve their regular detoxifying functions. Our stomach, bowel, liver and kidneys work hard and a detox is said to give them a break. There are mixed views on cleanses/detoxes around the world.
Personally, a light detox consisting of plenty (sufficient calories) of nutritious foods, rest, deep stretching and being good to you isn’t a bad thing. During a personal detox regime, one can eliminate from their diet – hard-to-digest foods, caffeine, dairy, sugars, and alcohol. One can also focus on fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, healthy oils and lots of water.
During a detoxifying process, you also take the time to give your whole body and mind some extra TLC. Maybe that means booking a day off from work and making it a three-day weekend. Maybe it means creating do-it-yourself spa for you. Maybe it means for 3 days straight getting rid of some mind clutter. Maybe it means sleeping in, waking up slowly, sipping tea in bed until noon and reading a good book. Perhaps all of the above is also a detox in some way or the other and unwinding yourself. The point is to give your system a rest, reboot, especially if you haven’t been eating healthy, rejuvenate and jump start your body; filling it with supercharged fuel and energy.
Going in for a detoxifying diet is another way of cleansing your system. Here are some easy detoxifying smoothies that will cleanse you from inside and out to give you a healthy and happy colon.
Mean Green Detox Smoothie Recipe:
- 1 cup water
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 fresh or medium frozen banana
- 1 cup Kale stems removed (even better, dandelion greens)
- 1 teaspoon spirulina
- 1 teaspoon chlorella
- A dash of Celtic sea salt or other high quality salt
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 3-5 ice cubes (optional)
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1/4 cup arugula
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple or mango chunks
Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-60 seconds or until nice and smooth.
Aloe Vera Lemonade Smoothie Recipe:
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 medium aloe vera leaf, filleted (approximately 1/2 cup), or 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
- 1/2 medium lemon, peeled and deseeded
- 1/2 medium lime, peeled and deseeded
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- A dash of Celtic sea salt
- 1 tablespoon honey to sweeten
- 4 – 6 ice cubes (optional)
- 1 cup kale, spinach, or other green
- 1 kiwi, skin removed
- 1 tablespoon flax or chia seeds
- Any other healthy ingredients you have on hand
Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth. If you add coconut oil and don’t have a very powerful blender you might want to blend everything except the coconut oil first, then drizzle it on and blend for another 5-10 seconds to avoid clumping.
These recipes will work well to cleanse your system thoroughly and make you feel lighter. One can pair it up with a colon cleanser that is gentle yet effective at the same time. Vital Cleanse Complete supplement can be your effective partner for colon cleansing.