Four Green Smoothie Recipes For Super Heavy Metal Detox Power

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Heavy metal toxicity, or heavy metal poisoning, is much more common in the general public than most people imagine. This is a dangerous condition that can cause many debilitating symptoms.

What exactly is heavy metal poisoning? This happens when the body is exposed to chemicals and heavy metals on a regular basis. They begin to accumulate in the soft tissues of the body and eventually present themselves as symptoms we don’t usually associate with toxicity.

Symptoms can vary greatly depending on which metals you come into contact with. The most common metals are lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury. The detox process is not a quick one, but it can help stop the symptoms you are experiencing.

Some people are simply more prone to accumulating heavy metals than others. This is because of lifestyle or even a genetic predisposition. It has been estimated that about 50 percent of Americans carry a mutated gene (MTHFR) and a lack of a particular enzyme, which makes their bodies less capable of processing toxins. This means they are unable to detox naturally.

If you decide you wish to detox from heavy metals to see if this resolves your health issues, be certain to exercise caution and don’t expect dramatic results in a matter of days — although that can happen. Sometimes, while your body is detoxing, you might appear to get worse or have more intense symptoms. This is usually a good sign that the body is detoxing. Be patient, and be kind to your body during this period.

Green smoothies that contain detoxing herbs or foods, such as cilantro, are easy yet healthy ways to detox from heavy metals. Cilantro alone is known to cleanse heavy metals from the body. Combined with chlorella, this powerful duo has been shown in studies to remove 87 percent of lead, 74 percent of aluminum, and 91 percent of mercury from the body within six weeks. Chlorophyll is also a powerful detoxifying agent that turns free radicals into harmless, neutral compounds. The darker green a vegetable is, the more chlorophyll it contains.

Keep reading and see which of top four green smoothie recipes appeals to you most. Get started detoxing from heavy metals this week and you could feel better by the beginning of spring!

 

1. Kefir and Chlorella Detox Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of raw, grass-fed kefir
  • ½ cup of pure water
  • 1 scoop of chlorella powder
  • 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay, food grade

Instructions:

Put everything together in your blender and mix well for one minute. If you find that it is too thick, you can add a bit more water. Some people find that a tablespoon or so of raw, organic honey helps to make this more palatable. Drink once each day until your symptoms completely disappear.

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2. Tahini and Cilantro Detox Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 large handful of organic cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of organic chlorella powder
  • 1 large handful of spinach or Swiss chard
  • 1 handful of organic mint leaves (fresh leaves)
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds or chia seeds (no need to grind chia seeds)
  • Raw, organic honey to taste
  • Pure water (just enough to adjust the consistency to your liking)

Instructions:

Put everything except for the water in your blender. Blend on low for a few seconds, then on high for 1 minute. If you find the smoothie too thick for your liking, add small amounts of water until it reaches the consistency that you like. Drink immediately. Drink this once each day for 8 weeks or until your symptoms have completely subsided.

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3. Pineapple and Cucumber Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of fresh, organic pineapple, chopped
  • 2 cups of fresh, organic cucumber, peeled
  • 1 cup of organic cilantro
  • 1 cup of fresh, organic mint leaves
  • 1 cup of fresh, organic parsley
  • Juice from 1 organic lime
  • 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey
  • ½ cup of pure water

Ingredients:

Put all ingredients in your blender and mix until smooth and creamy. If you would like your smoothie a bit thinner, add a bit more water until it reaches the consistency you like. You can add other greens that you might have on hand such as spinach or Swiss chard. You can also replace the pineapple with either mango or grapefruit.

This makes two servings. Drink half (1 serving) of this smoothie in the morning and the other half in the evening. Continue each day until your symptoms have disappeared.

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4. Super Green Super Simple Detox Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces of pure water
  • ¼ cup of fresh, organic cilantro
  • ¼ cup of fresh, organic parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of organic chlorella powder

Instructions:

Put everything in your blender and mix well. You can add a bit more water if you like your smoothies a bit thinner. You can also add a tablespoon of honey if you find that makes this more palatable.

 

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Extra Tips for Detoxifying:

  • Limit your consumption of fish, as most mercury poisoning comes from excessive consumption of fish.
  • Always eat organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat plenty of greens such as spinach, kale, watercress, mustard greens, beet greens, collard greens, and Swiss chard.
  • Always consume organic meats and eggs.
  • Get vitamin B from sunflower seeds, walnuts, and almonds.
  • Eat more probiotics foods such as yogurt, kefir, and fermented foods such as sauerkraut and pickles.

References:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov