I just made this detox smoothie and it’s surprisingly tasty. The ginger apparently works as an appetite suppressant, which is useful as I’ve heard that blending fruit into a smoothie means your stomach isn’t sent the same signals to tell you that you should be getting full, so you may end up consuming more. I tend to add linseeds and chia seeds, which I soak for 5 minutes in the smoothie liquid before I blend them, which also help to make you feel full for longer and provides further protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and minerals.
- 1 ripe banana, peeled
- 1 thumb of ginger, peeled
- 1-2 lemons, squeezed (just use the juice)
- 1 orange or clementine, peeled
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoons linseeds (optional)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
Place everything in the blender. Let the seeds soak for 10 minutes. I usually turn my nutribullet upside down for this, so the seeds aren’t floating on top, but you could just add them before the other ingredients. After ten minutes, blend and serve.