Cherry Recipe #1 Cleanse
We love this smoothie because it’s sweet and light with a fabulous back-end spike of heat.
Cherries are fantastic for calming inflammation and flushing out the kidneys, and their bioflavnoids are brilliant for combating oxidative stress.
Cherries also contain quercetin and ellagic acid, which helps to protect against cellular damage and combat cancer cells. If you can’t get frozen cherries, use raspberries.
Add ginger to taste— the more the better during a cleanse.
Ginger heightens the anti-inflammatory power of the cherries, and is a powerful detox agent that promotes sweating, to help flush out toxins.
This magical spice also stimulates and repairs the digestive tract, alleviating bloating and gastrointestinal distress.
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 green apple, cored and chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger, plus more to taste
- 1⁄2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional)
- 3 cups frozen cherries
Throw all of the ingredients into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. You may have to stop the machine and reposition the ingredients to get the mixture to blend, or add the frozen cherries in stages. Tweak ginger to taste.