The Ultimate Detox Smoothie: Heavy Metals Edition
This recipe was updated using Irish Moss + Spirulina sea moss gel.
Toxic heavy metals are everywhere, and are virtually impossible to avoid. For optimal health, we need to consistently eliminate these toxins from the body. There are certain foods that help to pull heavy metals and then eliminate them from the body. You can drink this smoothie just a few times a week, especially if you live or work in a toxic environment or are on medications.
Sources of heavy metals
We absorb them from everyday items, foods and tap water.
- Aluminum cans and foil
- Metal cookware
- Manure from livestock and chicken farms leach heavy metals into landfills and water sources.
- Mercury in seafood, Lead in bone broth
- Cadmium in e-cigarettes
- Arsenic in inorganic rice
- Fertilizers and pesticides
Dangers of heavy metal overload
Over a period of time, the heavy metals can oxidize. They start reacting to the oxygen in our bodies, causing inflammation and damage to the surrounding tissue. Symptoms that you have an overload of heavy metals include:
- Brain fog, forgetfulness, headaches, dizziness
- Digestive issues - vomiting, diarrhea
- Puts an immense burden on our immune system leaving us vulnerable to illnesses
- Damaging to liver and can cause
- Metals are a food source for bacteria, viruses and pathogens like E. coli, yeast cells, Epstein Barr and Streptococcus A & B
- Can cause tingling, numbness, skin problems and joint pain
How to eliminate heavy metals
As much as we try to avoid it, heavy metals are everywhere. Even the strictest organic diets have traces of heavy metals. This is because the organic farms are often affected, in some measure, by the spray and runoff from inorganic farms. The keep the toxins moving, we can
- Start your day with the Atlantic Gold Heavy Metal Detox smoothie.
- Drink green tea and plenty of water
- Sea moss, Spirulina, Cilantro, Dulse, Wild blueberries work together synergistically to find, then bind to mercury, lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium and nickel, then eliminate them from our body,
- Dry brushing your skin to keep the lymphatic system flowing
- Avoid antiperspirants - they block elimination of toxins from the underarm. Sweating is a healthy thing.
- Bouncing activities such as jumping on a trampoline or a pogo stick help to move lymphatic fluid into drainage points in the body.
Atlantic Gold Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Recipe
You can taste the cilantro, but it is balanced nicely with the sweetness from the bananas and blueberries. Some people do not like the taste of cilantro. There's a scientific reason for that. Heavy metals have already starting to corrode in the body and saliva, thus giving you a nasty taste. In other words, if you hate cilantro, you may actually need cilantro.
There are similar detox recipes out there. I adapted this recipe from a friend of mine who makes a detox smoothie for her husband. He's a diesel truck mechanic for the city, and is around a lot of metals and fumes. Plus they had a trampoline for the kids he would use.
It is important to use wild blueberries because they have the detoxifying properties that regular blueberries don't have. They can be found in the frozen section of the supermarket like Costco and Wal-mart. This is safe to drink of pregnant, nursing and for kids, unless you have an allergy to any of the ingredients.
Makes 2 servings
- 2 bananas (you can sub with mangoes or papaya)
- 2 cups wild blueberries
- 3 tbsp Atlantic Gold Irish Moss + Spirulina
- 2 tbsp Atlantic Gold Dulse Flakes
- 1 cup of fresh cilantro
- 1/2 - 1 cup organic coconut water
You can sub the coconut water for spring water. The wild blueberries are pretty important to the detox process, but if you can't find them regular blueberries will have to do. This recipe makes enough for two, but to make a solo serving, you can cut the ingredients in half.
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and enjoy! Makes 2 servings