Lymphatic Clearing Smoothie
Effective tattoo removal relies on a good working lymphatic system, the largest drain of your body. This Tropical Swamp Water Smoothie is not known for its beautiful appearance but has a significantly positive effect on the lymphatics and it tastes pretty good too!
Red foods (not the manufactured red coloured food variety – we are talking about real food here) are known for their lymph cleansing ability.
Spirulina and Chlorella known as some of the components in the “Super Greens” powder listed as an ingredient, are important to help remove toxic metals from the body, the substances that are in tattoo ink.
We use a powerful blender for our smoothies (available from most big department stores) and we love to use frozen fruit during the summer months. You might like to download our detox guide that is full of useful information about how to build your own smoothies and they type of equipment you might need.
Try to buy Australian produce and support our local industry. Be careful of imported berries – you may recall the recent outbreak of Hepatitis C from berries imported from China!
- ½ to 1 cup of frozen berries
- 1 tablespoon of a super green powder (We get our Super Greens from this online store.)
- 1 cup of water
- A big splash of lemon juice or orange juice (OJ hides any strong taste)
To add a little more nutrition, try 1 tablespoon of chia seeds or 1 tablespoon of protein powder.
A Note on Protein
Chia seeds are full of good omega 3’s, minerals, protein, are rich in antioxidants and fibre. They will expand if left in liquid for awhile so are also great to make healthy puddings and can be easily filling (chia and coconut milk for example).
We also recommend getting the best quality organic and raw protein powders – you might like to check out these brands: , we get Protein Supplements from Eclipse Organics, Raw Protein from Amazonia or Inca Inchi Powder.
You should also read this article on the dubious contents of most commercial protein powders. For instance when you read flavouring of any type in your protein shake, don’t think it is just one ingredient. For strawberry flavouring, it is around 48 chemicals and ingredients!
So stick to brands where you can understand the ingredients or are able to easily research the protein types. The ones we have recommended are very good quality.
Proteins give you energy. Protein is required for hormone production, oxygen transport, tissue/cellular repair, building and transportation of nutrients, it is required for muscle function, enzymes (enzymes are needed for every chemical reaction in your body.
Check out our other smoothie recipes or read any of our in depth and informative articles about laser tattoo removal.
Be healthy and ReLove the skin you’re in.