Spring and summer, nothing tastes better than a delicious smoothie. They are the ultimate fast food – quick, easy, and nutritious. Admittedly, I have always been a nut-milk-for-the-base-of-my-smoothies kinda girl. That was until I tried this berry cleansing smoothie, and realized I can be full and satisfied with a fruit-based smoothie that uses filtered water as the base.
Don’t get me wrong, nut milk (or mylk) can be a yummy base. But sometimes, I want something very cleansing & fresh. Now I know what you’re thinking, “an all fruit smoothie is nothing but sugar – I can’t eat that!” Yes, it does have fruit-based sugar (nothing like added sugars in processed foods) and tons of fiber since you’re blending & not juicing, which helps to neutralize blood sugar. The biggest benefit to drinking this fruit-based smoothie is that it’s easily digested (=no bloating) and easily absorbed by the system since protein & fats aren’t slowing it down.
So does this mean you need to only drink this type of smoothie going forward? No, it doesn’t. Food is medicine, and it’s important to know how to use healing foods. This is an example of a healing smoothie that especially helps to support detox. It nourishes the liver, so it can do a better job for you by taking out the trash build-up (so to speak). Therefore, when detoxification support is your primary focus, this is a perfect breakfast or snack option.