If you have a morning smoothie routine, you’ve already made the first step for detox. Smoothies are one of the easiest and most delicious ways to include detox powerhouse ingredients into your diet.
If your system is sluggish from a few days of excess, this green detox smoothie will kick-start the tune-up and clear out any stored toxins that are overwhelming your system.
When you fuel your body with detoxifying ingredients first thing in the morning, it stimulates your metabolism, your liver works with maximum efficiency, and you feel light and energetic. Your skin will glow, and the under-eye circles will disappear as your body flushes out the toxins lurking in your system.
Detoxing is no rocket science. It’s not about complicated diets, food restrictions, deprivations, or strict schedules. Your body has its own ways to heal and detox, and it does so every single day through perspiration, respiration, bowel elimination, and urination— it only needs the right foods to help clear out the stored toxins. And the good news is that most of those detox foods are perfect smoothie ingredients.
Smoothie detox superstars
Lemons – stimulate digestion and the release of enzymes that neutralize toxins, converting them into a water-soluble form for elimination;
Apples – contain pectin, which is a soluble fiber that retains the toxins in the colon and flushes them out (source);
Green Veggies and Sea Algae – the magic word is chlorophyll, the powerful nutrient that starts the detox process, cleaning your body of heavy metals, pesticides, and other environmental toxins; the most powerful green veggies are cucumber, broccoli, and dandelions, and as for the sea algae, consider chlorella (source) and spirulina (source);
Green Leafy Vegetables – are high in fiber, potassium, and antioxidants, the main ingredients for a healthy liver and digestive system; make sure you eat plenty of kale, spinach, celery, chard, turnips, romaine, and mangold;
Green Tea – contains nutrients called polyphenols that have a strong antioxidant effect (source) by helping your body to fight against free-radicals that cause damage to cells;
Bee Pollen – is packed with antioxidants and nutrients that nourish the liver and reduce oxidative damage, helping the body to naturally detox (source).
Detox Green Smoothie Monster
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon bee pollen
- 2 teaspoons spirulina powder
- 1 organic green apple cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup lime juice freshly squeezed
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cucumber cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- Add all ingredients in the blender and process to obtain a creamy smoothie.
- Drink right away.
This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Gina Jansheski, a licensed, board-certified pediatrician who has been practicing for more than 20 years. Learn more about Hello Glow’s medical review board here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.
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Leyanne Makris~Rothe says
I make a smoothie pretty similar to this everything except the bee pollen but I’ve been using the Good Karma + protein one cup has 10 grams of protein and only 70 calories no weird taste either thought everybody might like to know this that has read this blog /recipe
It looks very delicious. I will try it tonight for my mother. I tried quite a few recipes to make the dishes taste strange!
It really looks so good & I love how easy it is! I really enjoy green smoothies with banana & almond milk. Thanks for putting them together.
sophia @ BLENDERFAIR says
Nice Image and Details website. I workout 4 days in a week, i think this delicious healthy looking detox smoothies help me in diet.
negozio abbigliamento donna Varese says
Delicious recipe! It could help me to recover after and intense vacation which makes me eat a lot!
Thanks for the idea!
Ellie @ best blender says
Yummy! This Green Detox Smoothie Recipe looks is really awesome! This recipe gives me an excuse to trying it! Thanks for share…
Consulente Immagine says
I think it is also very good tasting!
Let’s try it!
Green is the new black! ;)
Tina Williams says
Spirulina powder? Where can you get this?
IHerb will help you ))
I just blended this up and felt compelled to comment. Used coconut water instead of almond milk and WOW. This is incredible. So refreshing, exactly what I need after yesterday. Thank you!
Schizandra berries are also a powerful detoxing agent.
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Totally need to make one of these detox smoothies.. they do look and sound healthy and surprisingly delicious too!
Millie | Add A Little says
This looks super delicious – I feel healthy just looking at it haha!