The internet is filled with bogus cleanses and detox programs now a-days, and 99% of them are detrimental to your health. Nearly every single time, a cleansing program will do little more for your body than scraping away good nutrients, and leaving your body tired and depleted.
In my opinion, the word “cleanse” should never be used. Ever!
Along with this, “juicing” also needs to be closely examined. The technical process of juicing does little more for your body than helping you gain all sugars form the fruits, without any of the fibers or other benefits. Therefore, this is not considered “juicing” at all.
By blending the ingredients together, or letting them filter themselves in water, nutrients are purposefully accumulated so that your body can easily process them, and help you become healthier!
Over the last 2 months I have become increasingly aware of the foods I am eating both in quantity and quality.
I would be lying if I said I did not miss Dunkin Donut’s more than the average person would (and I am sure there are many cheat days in my future), but recovering from this latest injury has taught me the need to truly care about the foods which you put in to your body.
Seeing as it has been over 7 months since I have been healthy enough to play in a Professional Basketball game, it’s not surprising that I managed to put a few more pounds than I would have liked too. Luckily! My (newly-wed) wife is an expert in nutrition and treatment of the body. Together, we created 2-complete “Super Drinks,” which gently and naturally work to detoxify, rejuvenate, and energize the body!
Along with this, we also have found one very secret, special ingredient which has really made a huge difference in our overall health. I will add that in at the end for you.
The Nighttime Super Smoothie!
The first drink which we created together has become our full-proof replacement for any artificial fibers, and what I would consider to be a “fast-track” to stomach health. Composed of only 3-4 ingredients, drinking this smoothie about 3 hours before bed will show its impact after the first night. Regularly drinking this combination of fruits and vegetables will without a doubt help you build a health digestive system, as well as flooding your body with necessary vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients! The ingredients are:
- 3 Apples
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Orange
- 1 Pint of Blueberries
One of the most important factors for us when considering the creation of this drink was cost, and this drink is well worth every penny.
You can purchase apples, oranges and carrots in bulk at nearly every time of the year for a fairly low cost, while blueberries you may need to do some searching to find at the best price. Regardless, your unit price for each smoothie can easily be under $2.00!!
For the benefits, this is an extremely perfect cost.
Benefits of the Detox Drink include:
- Enormous amounts of antioxidants from all ingredients combined.
- Large amounts of fiber and pectin from the apples.
- Daily dosages of beta carotene from the carrots.
- Daily dosages of Vitamin C and other necessary vitamins from the orange
- Antioxidants and digestive health benefits from the blueberries.
Normally, your body cannot process all of these things together at one time, it is far too much work for your body. By blending them together you actually manage to gain all of these benefits, and can successfully supercharge your body for a healthy sleep, and an even better morning the next day!
The Daytime Elixir!
I am calling this drink an elixir because that is exactly what it is. With absolutely 0 grams of added sugar, this is the sugary drink that we all have been craving for our diets. This drink is perfect for morning or while you are working through your day, as the 100% natural ingredients stimulate both your mind and body to work more efficiently and more clearly. The ingredients are:
- 4-6 Bottles of Organic Sparkling Water
- 2-3 Lemons
- 2-3 Pints of Blueberries (half blended/half whole)
- Organic Local Honey
Yes, that is it! You can certainly add other ingredients as you please, I personally add an additional 2-3 apples usually. However, this is all you need!
Lemons are loaded with Vitamin-C as well as nearly all other essential vitamins. Lemons are also a natural source of energy as their sour nature is stimulating to the mind, body, and metabolism. Blueberries are widely known to be potentially the most beneficial superfood in the world. Blueberries stimulate your metabolism through multiple pathways, and benefit nearly every property of your body.
Lastly, organic local honey has been the single most beneficial allergy treatment I have ever tried.
This kicks Zyrtec or Zyrtec-D straight out of the water, let me tell you!
This specific type of honey has become a stable in my diet over the last 2 weeks, and it has been the first allergy season I have not become crippled by. Along with allergy relief, organic honey is a perfect source of glucose, and is one of the only sweeteners you will find that has far more positive benefits than negative.
My last secret ingredient is none other than Apple Cider Vinegar.
This product has made a significant difference in my health in a very short amount of time, and showed immediate signs of contributing to abdominal fat loss, and digestive health. Apple cider vinegar helps to naturally clean your stomach, and allow for stubborn belly fat to be far more easily broken down.
Abdominal fat that has been in its place for years is not easy to get rid of (believe me).
However, with 3 or more weeks of consistent use, apple cider vinegar can make it easily possible to burn even the most-stubborn of abdominal covering fat! You can add it easily to either of these drinks I prefer to drink 1 tablespoon at a time, 3-4 times per day.
Cleansing and detoxing as we know it currently needs to be removed from your thought process immediately. There are legitimate ways to improve the health of your body and digestive system, without purchasing expensive and useless products from online or your local “health” store. By focusing on a holistic approach utilizing natural ingredients, you CAN actually accomplish the goals you would like, and feel better doing it!