5 Super Yummy Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Recipes
Heavy metals are virtually everywhere.
They’re present in tap water, aluminum foil, batteries, metal cookware, old paint, and environmental pollutants like vehicle emissions.
You can also find them in places and objects you come into contact with every day. In fact, almost all of us are carrying around heavy metals in our system, especially in our brain.
Even if you adhere to a strictly organic diet, it’s hard to avoid pesticides and herbicides.
Additionally, you can inherit heavy metals genetically. Especially if your mother or someone in your bloodline was exposed to them.
Remember: heavy metals include mercury, lead, arsenic, nickel, copper, and cadmium. They all promote inflammation.
They cause damage to surrounding tissues, harm your brain tissue, and affect your immune system.
These toxic heavy metals can even inflame and irritate your central nervous system, especially the brain, causing memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, and depression.
As if that’s not bad enough, heavy metals promote inflammation in your gut and digestive tract.
Even more worrying is that they’re a source of food for viruses, bacteria, parasites, and other pathogens.
However, a heavy metal detox smoothie can help remove these toxic heavy metals from organs where they accumulate. Our Nordic Blueberries are the key ingredient, but let’s look at some other essential ingredients
Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Powerful Ingredients
Wild Nordic Blueberries
Of all vegetables and fruits, blueberries have the highest antioxidant levels.
Wild Nordic blueberries, in particular, are loaded with anthocyanins. These are antioxidants that help repair your tissues from the damage caused by the oxidation of heavy metals.
Unlike cultivated blueberries, they help draw heavy metals from your system, especially the brain, central nervous system, and liver.
LOOV Nordic wild blueberries are sourced from Nordic forests. They’re free from pesticides, preservatives, and additives.
You’re probably wondering, why insist on wild blueberries and not conventional ones?
Wild blueberries color your hands and tongue with a deep blue color while others don’t.
However, the coloring is a sign that the berries are packed with antioxidants and nutritional properties.
Conventional berries have fewer antioxidants and usually contain pesticides and other chemicals, which we’re trying to get out of our bodies.
The potent antioxidants in wild blueberries may reverse and even halt Alzheimer’s and dementia. However, you should not use them as a substitute for medical treatment, check with your doctor first.
Wild blueberries help reverse any oxidative damage left behind by the heavy metals.
They are also rich in anthocyanins and vitamins, a perfect combination for heavy metal detox.
Of all berries, Nordic wild blueberries (also known as bilberries) have the highest levels of antioxidants (four times more than cultivated ones).
While Maine blueberries grow in their natural habitat, they are not 100% free of pesticides and the growers manage the fields commercially.
The amount of anthocyanin in Maine blueberries contains 150 mg/100 g while that of Nordic wild blueberries is 800 mg/100 g.
The Nordic climate has long days in the growing season, which provides cool temperatures and plentiful light.
The result is berries full of nutrients, a natural, strong forestry flavor, and a dark blue color. Here’s everything you need to know about blueberries.
Atlantic dulse is an edible seaweed.
It goes deep into your digestive tract, seeking out mercury, nickel, lead, and aluminum. It then binds on them and does not leave them until they’re removed from the body.
Barley Grass Juice Extract Powder
Barley grass or barley greens is the leaf of a young barley plant that hasn’t started producing seeds.
If you can’t find fresh barley grass, it’s also available in the form of powder, tablets, juices, and gummies.
The plant is rich in antioxidants that help reduce oxidative stress.
When you consume barley grass juice powder, it draws heavy metals from your spleen, intestinal tract, pancreas, thyroid, and reproductive system.
You can drink barley grass in a smoothie or mix it in with water, coconut water, or juice.
Spirulina is a blue-green alga. It’s considered a superfood due to its numerous health benefits and antioxidant properties.
The algae draws out heavy metals from the nervous system, brain, and liver. It also absorbs heavy metals extracted by barley grass powder and carries them out of the body.
Also known as Chinese parsley, cilantro is a powerful chelating agent that binds to heavy metals.
Cilantro is also great for extracting metals from previous years and those passed down genetically.
These metals build up over time and usually hide deep in the tissues where some chelating agents cannot reach. Cilantro goes deep into hard-to-reach places, extracting metals out of every tissue.
While most people use cilantro in soups, it’s best for metal detox when added to salad, guacamole, juice, or blended into a smoothie.
Chlorella is a single-cell alga famous for its toxin-binding capabilities. It’s been shown to help eliminate mercury from connective tissues, muscles, ligaments, bones, your gastrointestinal tract, and even your skin.
Additionally, chlorella has antiviral symptoms that can help your body recover from mercury poisoning. However, seek medical attention if you suspect mercury poisoning.
Chlorella is best used with cilantro. Cilantro removes more metals than it can carry. If another chelating agent is not used, you risk detoxification. Chlorella carries the excess metals removed by cilantro.
Greens and Fruits
You can add fruits and vegetables to your salad or heavy metal detox smoothie.
Apart from flavor, some fruits such as kiwi and pineapple have high Vitamin C levels. These high antioxidants help protect the liver during detox.
Fresh orange juice and vegetables like kales and spinach are of immense benefit, too.
Now you know what goes into them, it’s time to create some yummy heavy metal detox smoothies.
#1. LOOV Blueberry Bowl Smoothie
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon LOOV Wild Blueberry Powder
- 1 fresh banana (for topping)
- LOOV Organic Wild Blueberry for topping
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup fresh raspberries and more for topping
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds and more for topping
- Coconut flakes
- In a high-speed blender, mix the raspberries, blueberry powder, frozen banana, almond milk, and chia seeds. Blend until smooth, then pour in a bowl.
- Chop the fresh banana. Decorate the smoothie with the extra raspberries, chia seeds, coconut flakes, and blueberries as toppings, then enjoy!
#2. Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie Recipe
The Medical Medium heavy metal detox smoothie recipe by Anthony William has almost all of the key ingredients for removing toxic heavy metals.
- 2 cups wild blueberries
- 1 tsp barley grass juice 1 tsp spirulina
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 small handful of Atlantic dulse
Blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add water or coconut water.
#3. Heavy Metal Detox Green Smoothie Recipe
This smoothie contains cilantro and chlorella as the key ingredients. It also includes fruits with high antioxidant levels to protect the liver.
Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, while dandelion leaves help cleanse the liver.
You can substitute them with baby spinach leaves.
- 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 cup cilantro leaves
- 1 teaspoon chlorella powder
- 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 2 cups dandelion greens
- 2 cups water (according to desired consistency)
- Put banana, kiwi, pineapple, lime juice, chlorella, water, and turmeric in a blender and blend until no chunks of fruit are visible.
- Remove and discard dandelion stems. Add the greens and cilantro and blend till smooth.
#4. Cilantro and Chlorella Smoothie
According to studies, cilantro and chlorella heavy metal chelation remove about 80% of heavy metals in about 42 days.
Cilantro mobilizes toxins out from the spaces they are hiding.
However, the toxins are more than cilantro can carry.
Therefore, they may end up flooding the connective tissues, causing retoxification if another chelating agent is not used.
Chlorella binds the toxins removed by cilantro and holds onto them until they leave the body.
- 1 small handful of cilantro
- 1 teaspoon chlorella
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 lemon (peeled)
- 1 pear/green apple
- 1 large handful of spinach
- 1 large handful of kale
- 1 thumb ginger
- 2 cups water (depending on the desired consistency)
Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
#5. Wild Blueberry Detox Smoothie
Bananas improve mood, lemons protect your cells from oxidative damage, and parsley has been shown to absorb lead from water.
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 2 oranges
- 1 ripe banana (chopped)
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
- 1 cup fresh parsley
- 1 lemon
- Squeeze the juice from the lemon and the oranges. Sieve the seeds.
- Add the juice, chopped bananas, blueberries, and herbs in a blender, then blend at high speed.
- If the smoothie is too thick, add some water and blend until you reach your desired consistency.
Try LOOV’S Organic Wild Blueberries
Trying to work toward ridding your body of heavy metals? Try LOOV’S Organic Wild Blueberries.
- Handpicked, wild-crafted bilberries that grow in the Nordic forests
- Freeze-dried to preserve nutrients, color, and natural taste
- High in antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamin A and E, and dietary fiber
- No added sugars, preservatives, coloring, fillers, or synthetic ingredients.
- No cross-contact with allergens.
- Independently analyzed for purity, nutritional content, and safety.
Alternatively, if you are traveling, LOOV’S Organic Freeze-Dried Wild Blueberry Powder is a great option.
“Great for Heavy Metal Smoothie recommended by Medical Medium, Anthony William.” ~ Tess O. verified buyer.