The Holiday season is upon us, and with it comes wonderful time spent with friends and family, eating delicious foods and treats piled on top of each other in ginormous mounds, forcing us to loosen a few buttons on our pants. We all do it, even though we know we shouldn’t and it is not good for us to pile on the calories like that, but it only comes a couple times a year, so we just let ourselves go. But then the guilt comes; “Why did I have 3 helpings of stuffing ladled on top of mashed potatoes?!”. But with all the goodies that come during a holiday meal, it is easy to get way off course. Our bodies are in overload, shocked that they could fit that much food into one meal. You need to bring balance back your system so that it can go back to absorbing the necessary nutrients to keep you healthy. Time to detox.
Toxins play a big role in keeping your cells from absorbing nutrients when they need them, causing your body to have oxidative stress and be more susceptible to illness. And this time of year, with cooler temps and everyone else around us getting sick, we have to keep our health in check even more.
LILY DETOX SMOOTHIE
-1 apple, cored and roughly chopped
-1/2 of a cucumber
-3 stalks of celery
-1 slice of avocado
-1 cup of spinach or other leafy greens
-Squeeze of a Lemon
2 ounces of Lily of the Desert Preservative Free Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Juice
Add items to blender and blend until smooth. Ice and cilantro optional.