Rosy Coconut Detox Elixir

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To start your day, or for a lift in your day, a refreshing coconut beverage is a quick and cleansing detox. Plus, with the addition of kefir—the most probiotic-rich food on the planet—you’ll also be supporting a healthy gut.

Tips

  • Mix it up a bit and substitute pineapple or mango for banana.
  • Coconut water is alkaline, so it helps eliminate toxins from your digestive tract.

Ingredients

2 cups (500 mL) coconut water

1 cup (250 mL) plain kefir

1 very ripe pear, cored and diced

1 small banana, peeled and sliced

3 ice cubes, or more if desired

1/2 cup (125 mL) peeled, grated raw beetroot

1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fennel bulb

1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped mint leaves

2 Tbsp (30 mL) flax oil

Thumb-sized piece gingerroot, peeled and minced

2 Tbsp (30 mL) lime juice

Mint, lime slices, and toasted coconut, for garnish

Directions

Place all ingredients, except garnishes, in high-speed blender. Whirl on high until smooth and velvety. Divide among glasses. Garnish and serve.

If a high-speed blender is not available, whirl in conventional blender or food processor and strain into serving glasses through cheesecloth or a nut milk bag.

Each serving contains: 356 calories; 8 g protein; 19 g total fat (5 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 45 g total carbohydrates (28 g sugars, 8 g fibre); 335 mg sodium

Source: Alive

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