Spring arrives this week on Wednesday, March 20th and what an ideal time to add fresh fruit to your diet. Sometimes, when we think of spring we think of "spring cleaning" such as cleaning out our closets. However, spring cleaning can also mean to clean out our body by detoxification and consuming antioxidants. Did you know that the liver is the major clearing house? Yes, it is and the liver can become overloaded and need some spring cleaning. Just like removing old clothes from your bedroom closet, your liver needs to empty out the toxins.
When you have diabetes, it is vital to always detox the body. Otherwise, it is like trying to use a very slow, sluggish computer. While the computer is loading, you might as well take your evening shower. A simple way to start the detoxification is by consuming healthy smoothies. By doing this, you're giving your liver and digestive system a break.
Since we live in Hawaii, sometimes our skin can receive too much sun exposure. Did you know that the vitamin C in strawberries reduces free radical damage from excessive sun exposure? In addition, it helps protect the skin's elasticity by supporting collagen production.
Strawberries are packed full of vitamin C, B3, B5, and fiber. Their B-vitamin content will assist the body with fighting stress, while supporting the nervous system at the same time. Would you like a healthy heart and digestive system? Strawberries are the answer!
Strawberries even contain ellagic acid, a phytochemical shown to destroy toxins such as polluted air and cigarette smoke. Would you like to build your immune system and make it more resistant to disease? Here's a spring smoothie recipe which contains a super immunity booster....strawberries. This recipe serves two.
1 cup of fresh sliced strawberries
2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
Optional: Add stevia for desired taste.
Place all ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth. Serve in colorful spring glasses.
This spring enjoy a succulent strawberry smoothie!