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Cold Bug Detox Smoothie

This isn't the tastiest smoothie you'll ever enjoy. The more you like lemon and ginger, the better off you are on this one!

At the earliest sign of an oncoming cold, I use this to stop it in its tracks. And it does! The big boost of Vitamin C as well as the flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber in the lemon combined with the flavor and digestion aid of the cucumber makes for quick and immediate fighting response to oncoming illness. The added benefit of ginger to help with digestion, immunity and the fight against bacterial infections - as well as reducing nausea - is a no-brainer when you're not feeling great.

Did you know that lemon peel contains at least FIVE TIMES the amount of Vitamin C as lemon juice? As antibacterial defense, lemons are attributed with deep cleansing from your countertop to your liver. You need a cleanse? Lemon, parsley, and ginger are just the ticket.

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Ingredients lemon cucumber detox juice

1/2-1 ORGANIC lemon*
1/2 cucumber, with peel*
8 ounces of filtered water
handful of fresh parsley
small knob of fresh, raw ginger, grated

Directions

Cut the lemon in quarters
Place in high powered blender with the rest of the ingredients
Blend on high until smooth
Drink straight down, do not pass go!

Tips

If you can handle it, skip the ice. While it's refreshing, it's not great for your digestion
GO ORGANIC on anything you're eating the peel on. The pesticide residue on the skins are not to be eaten as is.
If pulp makes you gag, strain it through a metal strainer. You'll miss out on the great fiber but it's still better than nothing!

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