If you live in Hong Kong and live the colloquial expat lifestyle, it’s safe to assume that your body is in need of a detox. Pollution, packaged foods, processed goods and alcohol, all contribute to our levels of toxicity. Our bodies do have the capacity to naturally detox (this is done through our kidneys, liver and even our skin!) however it doesn't hurt to give your body a little boost. Enter the green juice. When Gwyneth voiced her love for a juiced green concoction, the world went crazy for them. And rightly so! A daily green juice can provide your body with a well needed shot of good nutrition whilst assisting to counteract some of your less favourable habits. Don’t let the colour put you off – with the right combination of ingredients, green juices are refreshingly delicious, especially on a hot summer’s day. And very good for you! Drinking your greens is also an easy way to get the good stuff in – without all the salad creating and vegetable chopping!
The antidote is one of blended’s non-smoothie style beverages. It’s still blended fresh, using fresh ingredients; however its consistency is more like a fresh juice rather than a thicker smoothie. The Antidote is blended's answer to the green juice. Here’s a closer look at The Antidote – your perfect detoxifier.
Kale – touted as the queen of the greens, kale is a popular leafy vegetable that is packed full of vitamins and minerals. Its fiber content is great for healthy bowels and its dark green leaves are a great source of iron for our bodies. It’s loaded with antioxidants and great for general detoxification.
Cucumber – for fresh skin, cucumber is a must have in the diet. It contains high water content which will keep your body hydrated. It also contains magnesium and potassium which will help firm up and reduce signs of wrinkles!
Apple – An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Vitamins, minerals, fiber…it’s all in there! It also adds a nice zing to the green juice.
Lemon – the antibacterial qualities in lemons is amazing to fight off the common cold as well as the common pimple.
Coconut water – Coconut water is an amazing natural hydrator and will readily replenish the body with essential minerals to help keep the body functioning to its fullest potential.