THIS is the most detoxifying, energy boosting, skin clearing, creamy and dreamy concoction I’ve blended in a while!
I’ve been wanting to share the benefits of activated charcoal for a while, yet couldn’t think of what to use to pair with, so that I didn’t scare!
Eventually I realized, everyone loves chocolate…no better way to introduce you to this stuff, than along side some polyphenol rich cacao, creamy coconut, and fibrous kale for the ultimate win/win when it comes to taste, texture and nutrient density!
Highly different from charcoal that you’d use to grill with, ACTIVATED COCONUT CHARCOAL brings a lot to the table; let’s break down the benefits:
Activated coconut charcoal is derived from the shell of a coconut.
It’s used to trap unwanted toxins in your body and quite literally pull them out. You can think of it as a vacuum for your body after a stressful or indulgent week, exposure to harmful substances or when you feel you’re in need of a little clean out. Charcoal treats gas and bloating and is often used in trauma centers to treat poison or drug overdoses. It’s pretty powerful stuff!
To cleanse! It doesn’t take any crazy poison or alcohol abuse to need a clean out…simple daily do’s like exercise, walking, and house chores all leave your body with some level of oxidative stress, not to mention the sometimes polluted air, chemicals and fillers in our cosmetic products, and pesticides used on our produce! #yuck To remove these toxins and pollutants from your body, you need the help of certain nutrients. Charcoal is great to incorporate on occasion for doing so.
Charcoal has a large surface area allowing these toxins to bind to it and are then excreted. 1. Absorb 2. Move 3. Excrete is a great way to think of it.
You can purchase activated coconut charcoal in any vitamin/supplement store, pharmacy or Whole Body Market. It’s also available online from Bulletproof or on Amazon, here! It comes In powder or pill form and stores in the pantry for quite some time. It’s fairy inexpensive and you only need a small amount per use.
The taste is pretty neutral and the texture is a little gritty as you can imagine but nothing over the top! Especially in this smoothie! Blend up with brilliant bowl that uses a few of my favorites when it comes to eating good and feeling well!
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup kale
- 1 scoop Primal Kitchen Coconut Collagen Fuel
- 1 unsweetened acai
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1 scoop Nutridyn Cacao Fruits & Greens powder
- 2 tsp activated coconut charcoal
- 1 tsp cacao
- 1/2 cup cucumber
- squeeze of lemon
- dash of cinnamon
- optional boost - avocado
Blend all ingredients together on high until creamy
NutriDyn is my go to when it comes to greens powders, it gives this smoothie a boost of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and unmatchable flavor!
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