Toxins in your body accumulate over the years, preventing it from performing as well as it should.
There are many reasons for trying out a detox; Some people do it because they know they’ve been eating trash too often, some people want to give themselves a boost, and others do it because they’ve hit a plateau in their weight-loss diet plan.
It doesn’t matter why, though; a detox is always in order. Whether you carefully pick and choose what you eat and what you don’t, toxins are continuously accumulating in your body. The body naturally takes care of them - or at least it should.
Like with everything else, the body’s (and, more specifically, your liver’s) ability to flush out toxins becomes less-than-perfect. And so, the more reason to give it a hand every once in a while by helping it flush toxins.
Spirulina Detox Lemonade
- 500ml water
- 2 tsps spirulina
- ½ tsp Turmeric
- ½ ginger
- One large lemon
- Sweetener of choice
Before going right into the recipe, let’s look at our main ingredients - and why we’ve chosen them.
This algae has a deep green color, and is often compared to egg protein. It is the king of green protein. Every 7 grams of powdered algae, you will find 4 grams of protein and almost 2 grams of fat. It also contains a myriad of vitamins and minerals, all of which couldn’t but help make your diet a more complete one.
But the reason why we chose this Algae is for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties: The same chemical that gives this algae its characteristic color is the one that grants it its amazing antioxidant properties.
This chemical -phycocyanin- is the main active compound in Spirulina, and it will help your body fight free radicals, and will promote peak function in every organ.
Turmeric is a plant -don’t worry, it comes in powdered form- that has similar properties to those found in ginger - but it has a particular compound, called curcumin, which helps rejuvenate the liver.
The liver is where most of the battle against toxins takes place - which is why this ingredient is so important.
It stimulates the production of bile in the liver - which eliminates toxins and rejuvenates liver cells.
Now, let’s get to the recipe.
How to prepare:
The way to go about this depends entirely on your personal taste. Some people can’t stand the taste of turmeric - so use at your own peril. It can be very bitter, depending on how much you use. Try a dash and go up from there.
Think of this as, basically, a lemonade. The main ingredients are Spirulina and Turmeric: Try adding as much of these as you can reasonably tolerate. They are incredibly good for you.
- Add water (and ice, depending on the season).
- Squeeze lemon. Taste it - add more if needed.
- Add Turmeric and Ginger.
- Add sweetener.
- Now comes the spirulina: Add the whole 2tsps at once. It colors the drink like crazy, so it might seem like it’s too much, but it’s really not.
And there you have it!