Well…it’s spring and it’s time to bloom again (I’ve already said it, haven’t I?), it’s time to take care of ourselves (already said!)…it’s time to start our DETOX plan…and it’s not just about eating habits, but also oxygenating the soul, the spirit and cleaning a bit our lives, why not?
Now we don’t have any excuses…also because if we want to be ready to face the difficult moments (I’m not just talking about the swimsuit season), but also the good moments, which are waiting us… we need to “be fit”!
So, put down that slice of bread full of Nutella…I see you!
Today, for our break time, we prepare a super detox smoothie, easy to prepare, full of vitamins and without any doubts a great ally for our immune system!
INGREDIENTS (for 1 person)
- 1 apple with the skin, without seeds, cut into wedges
- 2 peeled oranges, cut into wedges
- some mint leaves
The apple is rich in fibre, vitamins (B1, B2, Folate, Vitamin A and Vitamin C) and minerals (sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium). It has a low-glycaemic content, it’s low in calories and rich in antioxidants, which (according to some scientific studies) would be able to protect the lungs from oxidative damage. The quercetin, in particular, seams to help to regulate the immune system and to reduce the inflammations. They also help the weight loss.
The oranges are rich in polyphenols and protect us from the viral infections. They increase our immune system in order to fight against viruses and bacteria, prevent cardiovascular disease and play an anti-stress action. They could help to slowdown forms of cancer, thanks to the strong antioxidant action exert on free radicals. Many beneficial components are in the albedo, the white and spongy part that is the inside part of the skin, so don’t be meticulous when you peel them.
The mint has digestive, antiseptic properties, refresh and it’s a natural stimulant helpful in case of depressive states or anxiety.
Mix everything with 200ml of water till you get a smooth mixture and serve it in a glass.
Snuggle on the sofa and enjoy this powerful elixir in total relaxation 😉
A good start…