When it comes to superfoods, you don't need a huge amount to reap the benefits. That's why I love this superfood "shot."
1 tbsp liquid chlorophyll (powdered chlorophyll will also work) + 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice + 2 tbsp cranberry juice
Toss one back: One or more a week, or after overindulging on sweets or alcohol.
Taste: Earthy meets fruity.
- Chlorophyll is the green pigment that gives leafy greens and algae their color. It contains antioxidants that help protect healthy cells from free radicals and aid your liver in detoxifying your body. In fact, chlorophyll binds to and removes heavy metals from the body.
- Your liver uses vitamin C from the lemon juice to produce bile, which is needed to break down fat. Vitamin C is also a strong antioxidant that assists the immune system.
- Cranberries support the function of the kidneys, the organs that promote whole-body detoxification and acid-alkaline balance.
This shot is great for detoxification and digestive health. Like I always say, a happy gut means a happier mind, and a happier you!
My tip: to save time, make a batch of shots for the week at once. Just multiply the amounts by seven, mix it all together, refrigerate, and dispense daily. They'll keep in the fridge for up to one week—or freeze them in large ice cube trays and thaw as needed.
Do you have a favorite “shot” you like to drink first thing in the morning?
Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods