Today, its all too easy to live an unhealthy lifestyle; getting very little sleep, lacking in exercise, eating junk food and not spending enough time on yourself, resulting in stress and anxiety. Symptoms such as food cravings, insomnia, moodiness, fatigue that is not relieved by more sleep, increased belly fat, abdominal bloating, excessive sweating are signs that your liver is congested and needs cleansing. Detoxing is a great way to give our system a reboot and contrary to what most people think, detox doesn’t mean you deprive yourself of good food or take up weird foods. A yummy detox smoothie is just as good a way to purge yourself of all the bad stuff while pumping in all the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. In this post, we share with you 10 yummy yet healthy detox smoothie recipes to help your body detox.
Green Tea, Cinnamon, and Honey Smoothie
Cinnamon and green tea have powerful metabolism boosting properties while honey has been known to be a wonderful blood sugar level regular. Blend them together and you have a sweet sweet caffeinated detox smoothie that is a perfect replacement for your Frappuccino. (Recipe courtesy Pop Sugar)
1/2 cup green tea brewed and chilled in the refrigerator
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon high-quality honey
Blend all the ingredients together with 1 or 2 scoops of ice cubes. Serve immediately.
NUTRITION (per serving): Calories: 139 Fat: 2g Saturated fat: .1g Carbohydrates: 32.8g Sodium: 91mg Fiber: 3.3g Protein: 1.2g
Berry Breakfast from Prevention.com features the goodness of raspberries, which are rich in detoxifying enzymes and the digestive properties of ginger to make for a super smooth delicious detox smoothie. This recipe serves 2.
1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
3/4 cup chilled unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup frozen pitted unsweetened raspberries (You can also use unsweetened cherries)
1 1/2 tbsp honey
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp ground flaxseed
1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and serve chilled.
NUTRITION (per serving): Calories: 112 Fat: 1.5g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 26g Sodium: 56mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 1g
Dr. Oz’s Green Drink
This high fiber, low calorie green smoothie detox is a great way to start your mornings. This recipe from Dr.Oz serves 3-4 people.
- 2 cups Spinach
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/4 head of celery
- 1/2 bunch parsley
- 1 bunch of mint
- 3 carrots
- 2 apples
- 1/4 orange
- 1/4 lime
- 1/4 lemon
- 1/4 pineapple
Combine all the ingredients together and make a smooth blend. If desired, you can add some water to get the consistency you want.
NUTRITION (per serving): Calories: 94
5 Ingredient Detox Smoothie
Minimalist Baker features a really yummy 5 ingredient detox smoothie that is packed with fiber, antioxidants, and immune boosting nutrients. Whether you have it for breakfast or for a snack, you’re bound to enjoy its goodness.
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 1 cup organic spinach or kale
- 1/2 cup bananas, previously peeled, sliced & frozen
- 1 tbsp flax seed meal
- 1 cup fruit juice
- Optional: 2 tbsp silken tofu
Combine all the ingredients to make a smooth blend. If it is too thick, add some water or fruit juice. If you want it a little extra sweet, you can add a banana. This recipe serves 2.
NUTRITION (per serving): Calories: 181 Fat: 1.6g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 41g Sugar: 29g Sodium: 19mg Fiber: 4.7g Protein: 2.5g
Green Detox Smoothie
This green smoothie detox recipe from GimmeSomeOven is a little high on carbs but is packed with heart-healthy fiber and potassium, Vitamin K and Vitamin A which is great to keep the bones and tissues in good shape apart from ensuring beautiful healthy skin.
- 3 cups frozen diced pineapple
- 3 cups fresh baby spinach
- 1 cup frozen diced banana
- 1 celery rib (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger (start with less and add more if desired)
- 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
- juice from half a lime
Combine all the ingredients and pulse until smooth. This recipe serves 4.
NUTRITION (per serving): Calories: 264 Fat: 1.9g Carbohydrates: 53.8g Sugar: 34.8g Fiber: 8.8g Protein: 5g
Lemon-Lime Detox Smoothie Recipe
Tracy Russell from Incredible Smoothies shares an incredibly refreshing cleanser that is both sweet, sour and yum. Its also packed with Vitamin B, Vitamin K, and Vitamin E along with copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium.
- 1/2 medium lemon, peeled and deseeded
- 1/2 medium lime, peeled and deseeded
- 2 medium bananas, peeled
- juice from 1 large orange
- 1-2 cups chopped dandelion greens, (If you cannot get dandelion greens, go for kale or spinach)
First add the juice of one large orange in the blender followed by soft fruits. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
NUTRITION (per serving): Calories: 316 Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 79g Protein: 6.7g
Ginger Pear Green Smoothie
The pectin in pears help in taking out the toxins in the body while the fiber supports cardiovascular and colon health. This recipe from Healthy Smoothie Headquarters combines the goodness of ginger with a little organic honey to make for a healthy detox.
- 1 cup water
- 1 medium pear, peeled and cored
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds or flax seed meal
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1/4 inch ginger, peeled and minced (or grated)
- 1/2 tablespoon honey to sweeten
Blend all the ingredients for around for 30-45 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached.
NUTRITION (per serving): Calories: 217 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 39g Sugar: 26g Fiber: 8g Protein: 3g
Super Detox Green Cleansing Smoothie
This powerful detox smoothie from TheGreenForks can be made with all 14 ingredients or just the first 8 ingredients.
- 1 cup spinach or torn kale leaves
- ½ cup chopped cucumber
- ½ cup chopped celery
- 1 small pear (or ½ large), cored and chopped
- 1 banana, chopped (preferably frozen)
- 1 tablespoon of fresh mint
- 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley
- ½ to 1 whole lemon, juiced
- 1 cup torn romaine leaves
- 1 cup water or coconut water
- ½ tablespoon chia seeds
- ¼-inch slice ginger root, peeled
- pinch of cayenne, optional
- pinch of cinnamon, optional
- pinch of turmeric, optional
NUTRITION (per serving): Calories: 266 Fat: 3.7g Carbohydrates: 60g Sodium: 97g Protein: 6.1g
Cranberry Vanilla Smoothie
The HonourSystem offers this delectable smoothie that you’ll just love.
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen berries
- 6 ice cubes
- 1 tbsp cranberry powder (You can use use frozen cranberries or fresh cranberries instead)
- 1 tsp vanilla
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
NUTRITION (per serving): Calories: 220 Fat: 9.7g Carbohydrates: 22.1g Sodium: 181.6g Protein: 11.8g
Vegan Detox Green Monster Smoothie
Described as an easy morning smoothie by Angie from Ambitious Kitchen, this green monster has all the essential vitamins and minerals to help you feel good! No need to check out the nutritional stats!
- 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and sliced
- 1 large frozen banana, broken into pieces
- 1 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (or alternate milk)
- 1 1/2 cups kale, loosely packed, stems removed (you can also use spinach)
- Large handful of spinach
Add almond milk to a high-power blender and toss in the banana pieces and kale. Blend on high. Add the strawberries and cucumber. Blend again until smooth. Add more almond milk or ice for the desired consistency.
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