This easy detox smoothie recipe includes mixed berries, banana, apple, cucumber, lemon, spinach, chia seeds, and almond milk. Only natural nutrient-dense ingredients that’ll clean out your system, boost your energy, and help you refocus on feeling your best.
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It is no secret that I love healthy detoxifying smoothie recipes – my blog is full of them.
I try my best to drink one every day. Detox smoothies help to naturally cleanse my body, increase my energy, and help me to focus, and are the first food I turn to when I want to get rid of belly bloat and lose weight.
I can immediately feel a difference when I don’t prioritize smoothies. My body has almost become dependent on them, which is good.
This triple berry smoothie, spinach smoothie, blueberry kale smoothie, super green smoothie, strawberry mango, strawberry pineapple smoothie, blueberry smoothie, chocolate cherry smoothie, and this detox smoothie are in constant rotation for breakfast in my house. See all of my healthy smoothie recipes.
Reasons you’ll love this recipe
There are many reasons to love this detox smoothie recipe, but here are my favorites.
- Super easy to make. All you need to do is throw everything into a high-speed blender, and within 3 minutes, you’ll have a healthy breakfast ready to drink.
- Increase the number of fruits and veggies you eat. Let’s be honest, if you try to eat all these ingredients (without blending them into a smoothie), it would be pretty tricky. Smoothies, in my opinion, are the only way to get all these nutrients into your body without needing to find five or more different recipes.
- You can find all of the ingredients in local grocery stores. This detox smoothie has no fancy powders or hard-to-find fruits and vegetables, and all the ingredients are easy to find in your local grocery store or online.
- It’s delicious. You don’t need to choke down this smoothie recipe; it’s full of bright and refreshing flavors you’ll enjoy drinking.
- Increase nutrition with extra superfoods. One of the best things about smoothies is you can blend in any superfood without changing the flavor or texture of the smoothie. I love chia seeds, but I’ll give more superfood suggestions below.
- It will help you feel amazing. Adding this healthy detox smoothie into your daily routine can help focus, energy, and weight management. Smoothies are also known to prevent bloating and create beautiful glowing skin! It’s also naturally gluten-free!
- Make-ahead. Keep a detox smoothie in the fridge or freeze the ingredients into kits. I’ll give more meal prep tips below.
Here are all the detox smoothie ingredients you’ll need. I’ll provide additional shopping tips below to help you get the best ingredients for affordable prices.
- Frozen mixed berry blend. I prefer to use frozen fruits when making smoothies, but if you like fresh, that will work. I recommend adding 1 cup of ice to get that slushie consistency. Or, you can freeze fresh fruit. Here are my tips on freezing blueberries and freezing strawberries.
- Cucumber. This adds fiber and hydration without many calories. I use a baby cucumber in this smoothie recipe, but you can also use a 3-4 inch chunk of a regular cucumber. Also, save time and leave the skin on; it blends in with the other ingredients and adds extra fiber to the smoothie.
- Baby spinach. This leafy green is my green of choice with most of my smoothie recipes. Its mild flavor is barely detectable and packed with vitamin K for bone health, vitamins c and a for immune health, and folate, iron, and fiber. It is a nutritional powerhouse.
- Banana. I use half of a banana for the perfect amount of sweetness and creamy texture. Freezing bananas is another way to create a thick creamy consistency. Bananas provide lots of potassium.
- Italian Parsley. Parsley is packed with nutrition; it can potentially help with weight loss by reducing water weight and has an excellent detoxifying effect on our bodies.
- Lemon juice. Who knew that drinking raw lemon juice could have so many health benefits? I only had to do a little research to find that lemons can potentially help with everything from indigestion and constipation to kidney stones and glowing skin. It is like a citrus powerhouse! You can also use lime juice.
- Green apple. The tartness of a granny smith green apple is the perfect complement to the other detox smoothie flavors. Green apples are good for gut health and your entire digestive system.
- Chia seeds. My favorite superfood is chia seeds, which provide a massive punch of fiber, protein, omega-3s, and other antioxidants.
- Almond milk. To experience the full benefits of a detox smoothie, I use unsweetened almond milk to keep it dairy-free and unsweetened coconut milk.
Check your local wholesale store (BJ’s, Sam’s Club, or Costco) for great prices on smoothie ingredients. For great prices, you can purchase large bags of organic frozen mixed berries and other fruits, large containers of spinach, and bulk chia seeds. If you plan to make smoothies all the time, it will be worth checking out your local wholesale store.
Another place to get affordable prices on various superfoods is Thrive Market. You can get chia seeds, collagen powder, protein powder, hemp hearts, flaxseeds, and more. Here’s my superfoods list on Thrive Market.
How to Make a Detox Smoothie
Now, don’t blink because this smoothie recipe is easy to make and comes together fast.
Step 1: Place all of the ingredients into a high-speed blender
Step 2: Blend on high until smooth.
If you want a thicker smoothie, start with half the liquid and add more until you get the desired consistency. If you prefer a thinner smoothie, then use more liquid.
- High-speed blender. I’ve owned this Vitamix for nearly ten years, and it’s still strong. If you plan to make smoothies regularly, I recommend investing in a high-quality blender. If a Vitamix is too pricey, check out my recommendation for the best blenders for smoothies.
- Reusable straws with a straw cleaner. These reusable straws work fantastic for smoothies.
- 26-ounce Yeti tumbler. I love using my Yeti tumbler to keep smoothies cold on the go.
- Stasher Reusable silicone bags. These come in handy when putting together freezer smoothie kits.
- This detox smoothie can be blended and stored in an airtight jar for up to two days. I recommend using a mason jar. Give it a couple of shakes before drinking it. The consistency won’t be the same as when you initially blended it, but it will still be tasty.
- You can also freeze smoothie ingredients into a kit, and I like to make kits for 1-2 weeks’ worth of kits at a time. This way, you can ensure you’ll have everything to make a delicious detox smoothie every morning. All you need to do is have almond or coconut milk. See my instructions for making frozen smoothie packs.
I’ve been blending up breakfast smoothie recipes for years. So, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks to help you prepare a delicious smoothie. You can see all of my tips and tips in my how to make a green smoothie tutorial.
- Blend the spinach (or other greens first). If chunks of spinach are a concern, I recommend adding the spinach and some of the liquid to the blender first. Pulse it a few times until the spinach is blended, then add the other ingredients. This tip is most helpful if you don’t have a high-speed blender.
- Freeze spinach to create a milder flavor. Spinach doesn’t have a strong flavor like kale and other greens. However, it could still have an earthy taste if you’re not used to spinach in smoothies. In my experience, using fresh spinach that you have frozen beforehand has a milder flavor than fresh. You can freeze spinach by placing it into a freezer bag and just taking out what you need or freeze it into smoothie kits.
- Use less spinach at first. Adding spinach (and other greens) into a smoothie is a great way to increase the number of vegetables you eat. But, again, if you’re not used to it, then it can be a little off-putting. My recommendation is to start slowly by adding small amounts of greens. As you become accustomed to the spinach, then add more.
- Purchase organic. To experience the full benefits of a detox smoothie, it’s essential to use all organic fruits and vegetables. Conventional fruits and veggies are treated with pesticides and other chemicals that harm our bodies.
- Change up the liquid. You can swap in coconut water or green tea for coconut milk. However, this will change the consistency, and watch out for added sugars.
- Switch up the flavors. You can add fresh ginger, use a different apple variety, or swap in other fruits like pineapple or kiwi for extra citrusy flavors. You can even add a little bit of vanilla extract.
- Add celery, carrots, romaine, or other vegetables. It’s amazing what veggies can hide in a detoxifying smoothie!
- Keep the yogurt out. I know many people like to use Greek yogurt in their smoothies, but I do not want to use dairy in detox smoothie recipes. Dairy can hinder digestion, potentially cause inflammation, and has been known to cause a breakout or two. Instead, use almond butter, peanut butter, collagen, or non-dairy yogurt to add extra protein to the smoothie.
- Add in other superfoods. Again, chia seeds are my superfood of choice. But there are others.
Other superfoods to add to detoxifying smoothie recipes
- Flax seeds or hemp seeds. This adds protein, omega-3s, and fiber.
- Matcha powder. This superfood is a concentrated green tea known for its anti-infective properties. It’s also known to boost metabolism.
- Cacao powder has been shown to help you feel more energized while also providing an anti-inflammatory effect.
- Collagen. This is another favorite I often add to detox smoothies. Collagen helps with skin, hair, and nails. It also promotes good digestive health. I use Thrive Market Collagen.
- Turmeric. This superfood is great for achy joints.
- Goji berries. Goji berries will work if you want to add a little sweetness to your smoothie. They also provide antioxidants that help with eye health.
All of these superfoods can be blended right into your green smoothie.
Where to get superfoods?
You can purchase all of these superfoods in the nature section of your local grocery store. Our other favorite place to buy superfoods is online at Thrive Market. They offer great prices, and everything gets delivered straight to your door. Join here and get 30% off your first purchase. Need more information? Check out my Thrive Market Review.
Detox smoothies will have a cleansing and detoxifying effect because they are filled with fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, and superfoods.
They are designed to cleanse your body of toxins by hydrating your body, reducing inflammation, and getting your digestive system moving to help you poop.
This allows you to feel focused and energized and can help with weight loss.
Yes! Drinking one smoothie daily is a great way to get most (if not all) of your fruit and veggie servings in one drink. I typically like to start my day with one of my smoothies, so I know I can start the day right and full of energy.
This detox smoothie will set you up for weight loss success! It’s filled with fiber and protein to keep you full and the digestive system moving. And if you start the day making a good choice with a detox smoothie, you’re likely to keep those good choices going throughout the day.
However, weight loss is all about burning more calories than you consume. So, as long as you stay under your daily calories, a detox smoothie will help you lose weight.
- High-speed Blender
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 of a ripe medium banana
- 1/2 medium green apple
- 1 baby cucumber or 3-4 inch chunk of cucumber
- 1/2 cup italian flat leaf parsley
- 1 cup baby spinach or super greens
- juice of 1/2 of a lemon
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- extra water if needed
- Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until all the ingredients are smooth and blended. Add water, if needed, until you get the desired consistency.
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