A Detox Drink Without the Suffering

By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina

Detox smoothieDetox smoothieGrowing up, mi nana made exotic juice blends I refused to drink. She chased me down for hours with juice in hand until I finally gave in. But once I took the first sip, I always asked for more. Sometimes she'd blend spinach and guava, or pineapple, garlic and celery. Over time I learned not to ask what was in the juice because it all sounded very weird to me.

Every January, she made a detox beverage that was delightful, colorful and delicious mixing papaya, orange, carrot, ginger and honey. Besides being the perfect morning juice, it is packed with vitamin C, giving your metabolism a great kick start. Nana made this smoothie at least once a month, but after eating all that rich holiday food, it was on the family's menu every day for a full week. ¡Bienvenido 2013!

Main ingredientsIngredients
(1 serving)
3 oranges, juiced
3 oz. papaya
½ cup shredded carrots
1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
1 tbsp. honey

Try this recipe with my healthy avocado-egg salad


Combine the orange juice, papaya and carrots in a blender, and mix well. Add Mix all ingredients in a blenderMix all ingredients in a blenderthe fresh ginger and honey, and blend again. Serve in a tall glass, and drink to your salud!

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