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photo 1Many people feel that spring and summer are the only seasons deemed convenient or appropriate to make and enjoy fresh smoothies. The fruit and vegetables are farm fresh, the weather is warmer, and produce tends to be less expensive and more accessible. While these facts may be true, contrary to popular belief, your winter detoxification journey doesn’t have to be treacherous, and it doesn’t have to take a toll on your wallet either. In fact, throughout the winter, cleansing can be quite enjoyable and range from low-average in price, given the right ingredients!

After the typically high processed carb, refined sugar, creamy butter-filled holidays, it can be very beneficial to your mind, body, and skin to make a habit of detoxing, cleansing, and shaking in order to reduce bloating and inflammation, bring a glow to your skin, and release unnatural, unhealthy toxins from your body. If you’re chasing those positive lifestyle goals, smoothies also work as an easy aspect to maintain in living a healthy, fit lifestyle.

I drink smoothies year round; they have become a staple in my lifestyle. Not only are they satisfying and delicious, but when you blend clean, whole ingredients, you are basically exploding those vitamins and nutrients in the blender before consumption. Therefore, nutritional benefits that may not typically take place until reaching your intestines begin taking place from the moment the smoothie touches your lips. Smoothies work as a wonderful dinner alternative. As they move through your body and digest at a faster rate, they help to wash out and remove toxins more effectively, without leaving you overly full for bed.

Below is a list of my favorite Fit Soul and Spice Detox Water and Smoothie originals. They are refreshing all year round, but they are especially helpful throughout the winter months, in that all of the ingredients should be available and affordable at most of your neighborhood markets. Try to replace one meal per day (even two if you desire!) with a smoothie from the list below, and you’ll see and feel the difference almost instantly!

photo 2Fit Soul and Spice Wintertime Detox Shakes:

FSS Detox Water

1 gallon water

1 cup fresh mint leaves

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced

10 ginger shavings (peel skin off ginger first, and then use peeler for fresh shavings)

1 lemon, thinly sliced

Directions: Add all ingredients to a large pitcher, and leave in the refrigerator overnight. Consume entire gallon throughout the next day. Repeat this plan for five days to release toxins, reduce bloating and inflammation, and clear your skin, leaving it glowing and vibrant. Combined with lean meals rich in green vegetables such as kale, steamed spinach and broccoli, sliced cucumber, and celery, and daily exercise, you will see and feel a significant difference!

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 Directions for all smoothie recipes: Combine all ingredients in a blender in the order which they are listed, and blend until combined and smooth.

PB & J Smoothie

2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

3 tabelspoons PB2

5 strawberries

2 medjool dates, soaked and pitted

Chocolate Covered Banana Smoothie

 1 cup water

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 scoops chocolate protein powder

2 frozen bananas

2 medjool dates, soaked and pitted

 Fruit Salad Smoothie

 3 cups water

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

2 1/2 cups kale

6 baby carrots

1/2 pear

4 strawberries

1 banana

3 stevia drops (optional)

Beet the Cold Smoothie

1 cup water

1 cup coconut water

1 tablespoon PB2

3 large beets, peeled

½ pear

½ cup kale

1 banana

5 stevia drops

Clean, Green, Smoothie Machine

1 ½ cups water

1 ½ coconut water

1 cup kale

1 large stalk of celery

1 medium sized cucumber, peeled

½ cup baby carrots

5 strawberries

2 medjool dates, soaked and pitted

5 stevia drops

Sweet Tooth Smoothie

2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

5 strawberries

1 frozen banana

2 squares organic dark chocolate

Tropical Getaway Smoothie

1 cup water

2 cups coconut water

5 ice cubes

¼ cup organic, unsweetened shredded coconut

4 strawberries

5 mango spears

1 cup pineapple, diced

1 frozen banana

Watermelon Slush Smoothie

½ cup coconut water

6 ice cubes

3 cups watermelon, diced

Winter Blues Smoothie

½ cup coconut water

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

2 cups blueberries

1 kiwi, peeled

**BONUS**

Freeze any of these smoothies into ice pop molds, and have them on hand in your freezer as a clean, lean, delicious healthy dessert option!

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Tag @fitsoulandspice on Instagram when you make your favorite smoothie from the list!

Enjoy, be well, and happy cleansing!

Much love… 🙂

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