I love this smoothie for it’s citrus tang and cool cucumber flavour, refreshing and delightful, perfect for the hot summer weather.
Beyond taste, detoxifying the body is what this smoothie is all about and is why I use a heavy hand when adding in the cilantro. Cilantro has been shown in trials to mobilize heavy metals so that they can be eliminated from the body even crossing the blood brain barrier to find those pollutants that your body has sequestered in to fatty tissues in an effort to protect you. If you are a smoker, have mercury fillings, grew up in a home where lead paint or lead pipes were used, use aluminium pans routinely or eat conventional chicken that is routinely fed arsenic, this is a smoothie you might want to consume regularly in order to support your very best vibrant health.
Now cilantro is an ingredient that divide families and break up marriages as people either love it or hate it. Research has shown that this is a result of your genetics with some folks only tasting soap when they eat cilantro and others enjoying it’s lemony flavour. If you are a hater then go ahead and add parsley to the smoothie and know that you are ingesting vitamin C, calcium and fibre and supporting your health on the way.
Mobilizing heavy metals is all well and good but they need to be excreted from the body and this is where pectin fibre found in apple jives with the cilantro as it will bind with free toxins and carry them out of the body.
If, like me, you find yourself feeling anxious about the high incidence of breast cancer in our society then balancing your hormones and indulging in gorgeous and cleansing nutrition such as this smoothie gives you the confidence to know that you are doing your very best for yourself in your daily preventative practices.
- 1/2 bunch cilantro
- 1 lime juiced
- 1/4-1/2 long English cucumber
- 1tsp spirulina
- 1green apple chopped
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup water
- Blend all the ingredients on high power until smooth.
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