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I have been super sick for the last 6 days.
I have no clue what I had…I just know that it sucked and it was contagious b/c my cousin, aunt, sis-in-law, and mom all had it! My body ached, I had a nasty sinus headache, I was exhausted, and my throat hurt soooooo badly. One of my friends from high school said her son had it too, and it lasted for five days with him.
I’m feeling a wee bit better now, but still not 100%.
That’s why I made a detox smoothie…to hopefully get rid of any last bit of funk that is still inside of me. I know, I know…it may not be the most beautiful looking thing I’ve ever made, but I promise it’ll make you feel better.
Have y’all ever seen the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead on Netflix?
If you haven’t…go watch it…now.
It is such an eye opening movie, and if you don’t trust me now, I know you’ll trust me after you watch it.
It is about a man who is sick and tired of feeling…well…sick and tired, so he goes on a 30 day juice fast where he consumes nothing but freshly juiced organic fruits and vegetables. He is being monitored the entire time by his Dr., and the transition he makes in 30 days is just astonishing. So much so, he motivates a very overweight truck driver to do the same and he ends up having the same (if not better) results.
It really is incredible.
The movie also shows you all of the benefits of consuming fresh veggies and how they detox your system naturally, so you don’t have to take any over the counter medications, diet pills, detox pills, etc.
This documentary was so inspiring I went out and bought a juicer.
And I totally use it…it doesn’t just sit there collecting dust.
But there is no way I could survive on juice for just 30 days. That’s just plain impractical for me.
However, I do like to make fresh juices to clean out my system every now and again, and this is exactly what this recipe is.
This bad boy is *loaded* with fresh fruits and veggies, but you would never know it because it tastes so dang good! And don’t you worry…I know it looks like it, but I PROMISE there is not an ounce of beet juice in this smoothie.
The secret is to mask the taste of the veggies by throwing in something sweet and healthy. Freshly “squeezed” apple juice covers the flavors of the carrots and celery while the frozen berries acts as the binder that holds it all together and gives it that gorgeous deep purplish red color.
Your kids will love it, your husband will love it, even your next door neighbor’s sister’s baby daddy will love it and they will never, ever know that you tricked them into drinking something incredibly healthy and good for them!
Unless of course you stick a piece of celery in it like I did :/
Apple Berry Detox Smoothie
- 2 small Cripps pink apples or apples of choice
- 3 stalks celery
- ¼ cup baby carrots or ½ a large carrot
- 1 cup frozen berries
- juice of ½ a fresh lemon
- 10 drops liquid stevia optional
- 1 cup cold filtered water
Feed apples, celery, and carrots through a fruit juicer &/or juice extractor (should make about a cup or so of juice).
Add extracted juice, frozen berries, lemon juice, half a cup of water, and stevia drops to a blender and pulse until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add the remaining water.