Let’s talk about smoothies. They’re a fantastic way to pack a bunch of produce into a single meal, but throw in a handful of mango, a cup of strawberries, and a banana and you’ve also packed your smoothie with a lot of sugar. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing! Fruit is still super healthy. But if you’re doing a serious sugar detox, you may need to cut fruit out of your diet temporarily.
That doesn’t mean you have to skip those morning smoothies, though. These 5 sippables range from sweet to savory and they all have one thing in common: they’re no-fruit smoothies (with a tiny exception: two smoothies do have lemon). Want to give them a try? Read on for the details and links to the recipes.
This no-fruit smoothie is loaded with parsley, a detoxifying superstar.
Fruit-Free Green Smoothie from In Sonnet’s Kitchen
Okay, so there’s maple syrup in this recipe, but roasted butternut squash is sweet enough that you can totally skip it if you want. With cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg, this is reminiscent of pumpkin pie.
Cinnamon Spice Butternut Squash Parfait from Green Smoothie Gourmet
For when you’re serious serious about cutting sugar, there’s this smoothie from Diet Taste. Similar to a chilled soup, it’s got a bit of a kick thanks to the addition of a jalapeño pepper.
Drinkable Salad Savory Green Smoothie from Diet Taste
If you like your smoothies sweet—and caffeinated—this cinnamon-spiced shake is destined to become your new fave.
Sweet Potato Energy Shake from Ready to Yumble
Cucumber and lemon help purge your body of toxins while avocado makes this smoothie rich and creamy.
Spring Detox Smoothie from In Sonnet’s Kitchen