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3 steps to create healthy smoothies

Three loose rules to follow when creating smoothies. By following these three rules you can experiment and create a variety of different healthy smoothies while ensuring that each will be tasty and nutritious.

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2/3 veggies, 1/3 fruit

2/3 veggies, 1/3 fruit

In general, this is a good ratio to go by. You want to limit the amount of
fruit because there is a decent amount of natural sugar that’s extracted
when juicing fruits.

Add Lemon Juice

Another helpful trick is to add a teaspoon or two of lemon juice. This helps lower the glycemic index if your beverage has a large portion of fruit. For a completely lemon based drink check out the Master Cleanse

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Blend Like Colors

Blend Like Colors

This isn’t a hard guideline and doesn’t always prove but, try mixing fruits and veggies of the same color. For example, one good combination is Cucumber, apple & celery. Another is Beet, strawberry & blueberry. This makes the beverage visually appealing and sort of tricks our brain into thinking it also tastes good.

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Use A Quality Juicer

Use A Quality Juicer

Don't skimp on quality when it comes to the juicer. For detox drinks, it especially important because you're aiming for a total body cleanse and you need full extraction. Make sure to perform diligent research on amazon and consumer reports websites. That being said, you shouldn't have to break the bank to find a quality machine so do shop around.