Four Green Drinks to Cleanse Your Colon

The following green drinks can cleanse the colon and are healthy natural options as long as you take them in moderation and as part of a well-balanced diet.
Four Green Drinks to Cleanse Your Colon
Carlos Fabián Avila

Reviewed and approved by Doctor Carlos Fabián Avila.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

You can include green drinks to cleanse your colon and other body organs as a supplement to your regular diet. For example, you can have them as a snack after exercising or whenever you want one.

The cleansing trend proposes natural green juices and other drinks to improve the function of your body’s organs and thus reduce the risk of disease. Part of the idea is to benefit from the nutrients in these ingredients to supplement a well-balanced diet.

Besides, homemade drinks will help you stay away from industrial flavored beverages. These have zero nutritional value and are full of empty calories and large amounts of sugar.

Green drinks to detox your colon

Here are some of the best green juice recipes for the colon cleansing proposed by the aforementioned current. Do you want to try them? Find out more about them and and put them to the test.

Carrot-celery juice

Some carrot and celery juice.
You can use green, red, or yellow apples for your drinks, according to your preference.

The first of the cleansing green juices is a mixture of celery, carrot and various herbs. Thus, it’s quite refreshing. This combination is great for hot summer days and after intense gym sessions.

Various studies, such as this one from Food and Nutrition Sciences, point out that carrots are rich in vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and beta-carotene. Moreover, its antioxidant properties might strengthen the immune system.

In turn, an article published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine explains that some components present in celery are antioxidant. This means its consumption is helpful for preventing oxidative stress and some cardiovascular, liver, and intestinal diseases.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 celery stalks
  • A medium carrot
  • A handful of spinach
  • 3 medium parsley sprigs
  • A medium dill sprig
  • Optional: A green apple/4 romaine lettuce leaves

Preparation and consumption

  • Firstly, wash and drain all ingredients. You may or may not peel the carrot.
  • Next, pour enough water in the blender (enough for one person). It’s function is to attain a smooth fluid drink.
  • Then, place all ingredients in a blender and process it to a homogeneous texture.
  • Drink it in moderation before breakfast or as a complement to it or as a late morning snack.
  • You can use avocado instead of the apple, although the drink would be thicker.

Green apple drinks 

Some green apple juice.

The second drink contains green apples. It’s perfect to satiate your appetite at any time of the day. It’s great for relieving constipation due to the high content of fiber in apples.

It is worth noting that apples have antioxidant properties, so their consumption can help ensure the proper functioning of your body. This juice is usually made with green apples but you can also make it with red or yellow ones.

Ingredients

  • 1 green apple
  • 1 c. of water
  • A tsp. of honey
  • Optional: 1 tbsp of linseed, oatmeal, or spinach (10 g.)

Preparation and consumption

  • Firstly, wash all ingredients.
  • Next, peel the apple and take out the seeds. Cut it for more efficient blending and then, process it.
  • Then, add the linseed, honey, and water to the mixture in the blender.
  • To complete the process, blend it all for a few minutes to a smooth texture.
  • Drink it with a dinner or as a mid-morning or afternoon snack.

Spinach and pineapple juice

Some spinach and pineapple juice.

This third green drink is quite tasty and thus, a popular choice. The mixture of spinach and pineapple is exquisite.

The drink retains the sweetness of the pineapple, but isn’t overwhelming and feels light due to the spinach. In addition its health benefits include the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, improved circulation, and an improvement of brain activities such as memory and concentration as well.

Ingredients

  • Pineapple (200 g.)
  • 2 c. of spinach (250 g.)
  • Optional: sesame or chia seeds

Preparation and consumption

  • Firstly, wash the spinach leaves and set them aside.
  • Then, chop the pineapple into small pieces.
  • Incorporate the pineapple into a blender and process to a smooth liquid. Then, add the spinach and blend it again.
  • Add a spoonful of seeds and drink immediately as part of your breakfast or as a mid-morning snack.

Green herbs drink

Some cucumber and lemon juice.

Distinct, refreshing and aromatic, this juice is made from various herbs. You can add fruit with a high content of water, such as cucumber or tomato, for texture but you don’t have to.

You’ll love this cleansing drink if you’re a fan of gazpacho and other uncommon drinks. Furthermore, the antioxidant properties of cucumber, added to its supposed slimming properties, will help you feel good about yourself.

Ingredients

  • A cucumber
  • 1 tbsp. of rosemary (10 g.)
  • 1 tbsp. of basil (10 g.)
  • 2 tbsp. of parsley (20 g.)
  • 2 small cilantro stalks
  • Optional: lemon juice and an avocado

Preparation and consumption

  • Firstly, wash the ingredients.
  • Secondly, peel the cucumber and cube it to ease blending.
  • Then, add all of the ingredients to the blender. Finally, blend it for two minutes or to a smooth drink.
  • Drink it before or after a meal to satiate your appetite.

Keep your green drinks natural and don’t add sugar or sweeteners

Green drinks aren’t a substitute for your main meals, only supplements to your diet and you should consume them in moderation. Ideally, make them with fresh natural ingredients and drink them immediately after you make them for better flavor.

Don’t add sugar or sweeteners, the idea here is to enjoy the flavors of every ingredient. This is because you want to avoid excessive consumption of sugar as per the recommendations of the World Health Organization.

Finally, for a thicker beverage, add oats or bananas to make them thicker and creamier.



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The contents of this publication are for informational purposes only. At no time can they serve to facilitate or replace the diagnoses, treatments, or recommendations of a professional. Consult with your trusted specialist if you have any doubts and seek their approval before beginning any procedure.