7 Detox Smoothies for Cleansing & Weight Loss

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A good detox smoothie recipe should include a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables that fight inflammation and toxins while nourishing and rebuilding any damaged tissues or organs. Herbs, spices, nuts, and seeds are also great for keeping you fuller longer as well as for providing necessary omega fatty acids.

1. Cranberry Beet Smoothie

This recipe packs in a great deal of variety into one little smoothie. Ingredients include beets, beet greens, cranberries, peaches, cucumber, avocado, lime, a banana, and blueberries. Cranberries are especially great for supporting the urinary tract and preventing urinary tract infections by blocking bad bacteria from binding to the lining of the urinary tract.

Ingredients

  • 1 small-medium beet, washed with top and bottom cut off
  • 1/2 cup of the beet greens cut off from the beet, washed
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 2 inches cucumber, diced
  • 1/4-1/2 avocado
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 3/4 cup water + more as needed

Optional Add-Ins

  • 1 small banana peeled if you need more sweetness
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries to boost up the antioxidant content

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add more water as needed for desired consistency.
  3. If you don’t have a high-speed blender add the beet, greens, and water to the blender first and blend until chopped.
  4. Then add the additional ingredients and puree until smooth.
  5. Serve immediately or up to 3 days covered tightly in the fridge.

Notes

  1. choose organic ingredients when possible.

2. Ginger-Mint Detox Smoothie

This smoothie helps you fight that awful bloated feeling (and its symptoms). It’s full of anti-inflammatory ingredients such as romaine lettuce, cucumber, coconut water, ginger, lime, and mint. Mint does an excellent job of stimulating the digestion system, which helps make the digestive process more efficient (thus decreasing the opportunity for bloating).

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until pureed. Serve and enjoy immediately.

3. Life-Changing Green Drink

Cilantro and parsley are two life-changing herbs that should be included in your daily diet. Cilantro is high in calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron, which is needed for supporting red blood cell production. Parsley is a diuretic that may be able to help flush toxins through the urinary tract. Cilantro and parsley also have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties.

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Ingredients
  • 1 (packed) c. dark greens (any you like, including kale, chard, spinach, mustard greens, dandelion greens, etc.)
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 8 fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • 1 small apple
  • 1/2 lemon or lime
  • 1-2 c. water, as needed for blending
Instructions
  1. Blend all until smooth (1-2 minutes)

4. Pineapple Ginger Lime Mango Detox Drink

Mangoes and pineapples are a powerful anti-inflammatory duo that supports the digestive system, which is needed for efficient nutrient absorption, detoxification purposes, and for metabolism support. Pineapple is high in the trace mineral manganese, which is important for energy production and antioxidant defenses. It is also high in the B vitamin thiamine that is also needed for energy production.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of frozen / fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of frozen mango or fresh mango Fresh Mango fruit is sweeter when ripened
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1-inch fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Extra: Chia Seeds sprinkle
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients above in a blender and blend until its smooth

5. Green On Green On Green Smoothie

Green vegetables such as kale are a great source of chlorophyll, the pigment that gives green vegetables their spectacular color. Chlorophyll eliminates toxins in the body by acting as a diuretic. It also helps alkalize the body by providing oxygen to tissues via the blood, which helps eliminates toxins through the process of respiration.

Ingredients
  • 1 medium-sized cucumber, about 6 ounces, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 large leaves of curly kale or lacianto kale, stems removed
  • 1 pear, cored and cut into large chunks
  • 3-4 celery ribs, about 2 ounces, cut into large chunks
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 3-4 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and liquify. If the mixture is too thick, add a little bit of water or more pineapple juice.

6. Orange Avocado Green Smoothie

Oranges are known for being high in vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system by acting like an antioxidant. Oranges are also great for aiding in digestion and reducing intestinal gas. They also help cleanse the blood and liver, making them a great ingredient to add to a detox smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup diced apple
  • 1 cup diced orange
  • 1 cup diced avocado
  • 1-1 1/2 tbs sweetener like honey, agave (optional)
  • 1 tbs chia seeds (optional)

Instructions
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I use the Vitamix and blend on ‘High’ until smooth.

Notes

  1. Greens: Spinach can be substituted with any other green leafy vegetables like kale, celery, collard or Swiss chard.
  2. Liquid: Substitute almond milk with other milk like soy or cashew, coconut water, green tea, juice or plain water.
  3. Fruit:                                                                                                                                                                                              a. At least one cup of fruit has to be creamy. So substitute avocado with mango, peach or banana.                        b. The remaining fruit can be any fruit like kiwi, berries, pears, grapes, pineapple..etc. Other creamy fruit can be included as well.
  4. Boosts: Chia seeds can be substituted with hemp seeds or flax seed.

7. Detox Purple Smoothie

Raspberries and blackberries are not only delicious; they are also high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Raspberries have been shown to reduce inflammation and the reproduction of cancer cells in breast, colon, prostate, cervical, and esophageal cancers. They may also be able to stabilize blood sugar levels.

Ingredients
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 1 large banana
  • 1-1/2 cup red cabbage, chopped
  • ½ cup red beets, chopped
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup Chobani Greek yogurt (plain non-fat)
  • ¼ cup Simply Orange Mango juice (or any other flavor you like)
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Chill smoothies in the fridge until you’re ready to drink them.
  4. Serve cold.
Notes
  1. Feel free to adjust the amount of water/juice you put into your smoothie so that you achieve your desired consistency.

Source: detoxdiy


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