My pear cherry detox smoothie is a delicious way to help your body cleanse with ease. Sweet cherries, juicy pears, and earthy beets comes together to create a powerful elixir smoothie that will provide important nutrients to help your body get rid of health-depleting toxins. I wanted to share some easy cleansing and healthy recipes for all of you to enjoy after the holiday season. I really like drinking smoothies for breakfast because they are so simple to make and they don’t make me feel sluggish or tired in the morning.
When you start your day off with nourishing, energizing foods you can get so much more accomplished in the morning. I used one of my favorite organic plant-based protein powders or organic grass-fed pastured whey in this smoothie because your cells needs protein in order to detoxify properly. If you have a protein powder that you prefer please feel free to use it in this recipe.
Beets are one of my favorite healing foods. Beets are a potent blood builder and they help remove toxins from the body. Beets are rich in key antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, calcium, magnesium, folate, and fiber which all work together to help support your body’s own natural healing and boost your metabolism.
Sweet pears are a fabulous fruit for detoxing. Pears are rich in phytochemicals, antioxidants, anthocyanins, beta-carotene, flavonols, lutein, zeaxanthin, and fiber which help the body remove toxins and free radicals along with chronic inflammation.
Cherries and Tart Cherry Juice
Cherries are a sweet antioxidant-rich superfood fruit that has a wide variety of powerful nutrients that aid detoxification. Juicy cherries and tart cherry juice contain beta-carotene, melatonin, iron, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, potassium, magnesium, anthocyanins, bioflavonoids, and fiber which all work together to fight inflammation and degenerative diseases like cancer, arthritis, and gout.
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Pear Cherry Detox Smoothie
Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
Makes 2 Servings
3 cups unsweetened almond milk (recipe follows)
1 cup frozen pitted dark cherries
1 red pear—cored and cut into wedges
½ small red beet—peeled and cut in half
1 scoop protein powder (one of my favorite brands)
2 tablespoons tart cherry juice (my favorite brand)
⅛ teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon (my favorite brand)
Stevia-optional add to taste if needed
2 cups organic spinach-optional
1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add stevia if you like the smoothie sweeter. Pour into two glasses and enjoy!
Homemade Almond Milk
Soak 1¼ cups of raw almonds with ½ teaspoon of unrefined sea salt in enough purified water to cover the almonds, overnight. Drain almonds in the morning, rinse, and drain again. Place in blender along with 3 cups of spring or filtered water and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer or nut bag and use in the recipe. Pour the remaining almond milk in a glass mason jar and cover with the lid. Store milk for up to 3-5 days.