Green Detox Smoothie Guide

Detoxifying your body occasionally gives you whole system a jolt of new energy. It cleans the digestive system, relieves common problems, such as indigestion, flatulence, and constipation, and can even ease the symptoms of acid reflux disease.

Detoxing also gives your immune system a huge boost and can jump start that weight loss regimen. It cleanses the blood and flushes the liver and kidneys. Detoxifying in a healthy way is good for you entire system.

The recommended schedule for detoxing is 4 times per year for a continuous 4 day period. It is easy when you make it a seasonal event, and then you can forget it.

Performing a detox on a regular schedule also makes it far easier to stick to your healthy diet plan the rest of the time.

Some like to do a detox if they feel the need, especially following holidays or other events when the tendency to eat a little too much of the “not so good stuff” is most overpowering.

The foods that you use when detoxifying, are the same ones, when assembled in different combinations, that are good for you all the time!

Which foods are best for detoxifying?

The main ingredients in any detoxifying green smoothie are Fruits and Greens. Fruit is chock-full of vitamins, antioxidants, phytonutrients, minerals and fiber. Loaded with water, fruit is the most powerful food for cleansing and detoxifying.

Greens contain the super power of fiber, which is the natural cleanser of the body. Fiber keeps your digestive system running smoothy, and as clean as a whistle.

Of course, the fruit you use needs to be fresh and ripe. Fruit juice cannot be substituted for fruit in a detox smoothie, because the whole fruit is what contains all the fiber that helps to cleanse the body.

As an ingredient in detoxing green smoothies, berries are fine, but you will have to eat a lot more of them than you would other fruit, because their fiber content is much lower. Calories and carbohydrates power the body up for a detox, and berries do not contain as much of either as other fruits.

Five Star Detoxifying Fruits: Citrus fruits; lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges. These fruits have the most water content for flushing out toxins, and are great fiber sources for scrubbing out the digestive system. Next is pineapple, which contains the enzyme bromelain, which aids in digesting protein – like the meat we talked about earlier.

The Best Detox Greens: Parsley has long been used as a natural detox agent in many cultures. Use parsley all year for natural detox maintenance. Dandelion greens offer powerful cleansing properties. Kale contains a phytonutrient believed to prevent many diseases. Romaine lettuces is another good choice too, and remember that no matter what greens you choose, you’ll be adding fiber as well as its water content to the mix.

The body also needs some healthy fats during detox, but they should comprise only 10 or 15% of your caloric intake while detoxing. These fats should come from sources such as small amounts of nuts, coconut, avocados and seeds added to some of your detox smoothies.

Keep these tips in mind when you detoxify

  • Try to use only organic fruits and vegetables. It really kind of defeats the whole purpose of detoxifying if the foods you use in your recipes contain herbicides, pesticides, or preservatives. If you can grow a garden, even a little one, you have even more control over what you’re adding to your smoothies, and you’ll save money in the process…
  • Always use whole fruits and vegetables. Eliminates processed foods from your diet every day, whether you are detoxing or not. The more whole foods you enjoy, the less you are going to want those processed items.
  • Drink lots of water. We have all heard this one a million times, but it is “so true”. The majority of your body is water, and water is a major ingredient in your green smoothie detox recipes. It is what helps to get the job done.
  • Get enough sleep. Another one that has been drilled into us since the day we were born, but it really does take 7 or 8 hours of sleep every night fir your body to renew itself and maintain your health. During detox, you might need a little bit more sleep than normal. If you crave a nap and can take once, do it! Relaxing deeply and stopping your normal activity even for a short time really helps the inner organs do the work they need to do get your system truly clean.
  • Exercise. Here we go again, and what can I say; it is just simply true. Some form of exercise is vital to good health. It doesn’t have to be a lot, and if you are not a big exerciser already, the beginning of a detox is not the time to start trying out a heavy workout routine. Let your body cleanse itself and just move gently. Take a walk, do some yoga, or spend some time swimming. If you normally do get plenty of exercise, consider knocking it down a notch while you are detoxing. Take the time to rest and rejuvenate and you’ll find your stamina rapidly increases after you’ve taken just a little time off. After detox, make time to move every single day. Like the old saying goes, “move it or lose it!”

Detoxifying Green Smoothie Recipes

Keep in mind that citrus fruit is tart and can be rather sour. With the addition of greens these smoothies can also be slightly bitter. You may want to trade grapefruit for orange, which is sweeter. You can also add a banana or some honey, Stevia or Splenda to adjust the taste to suit you.

1- Lemon Green Detox Smoothie

Love that citrusy-sweet Vitamin C, have this one instead of your morning OJ!

  • 1/2 each lemon and lime, peeled and seeded
  • 1 large orange, juiced
  • 2 bananas, frozen and peeled
  • 1 or 2 cups dandelion greens or kale

Superfood Boost – If you like to give your smoothie a nutritional boost, then you can consider adding the below recommended superfood elixirs. They will not only add loads of nutritional values, but accelerate your detoxification and also catapult your weight loss effort.  Note: This is optional but I would highly recommend you to pick one and add to your smoothie, if you do not want to leave any stones unturned.

» Coconut and Ashwagandha infused Green Superfood Blend (Gently Dried Superfood Mix)– A green superfood blend with Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Mint, Matcha Green Tea, Beets, Wheat Grass, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Lemon, and Coconut water.

» Acai and Cordyceps infused RED JUICE BLEND (Gently Dried Superfood Powder) – Bump Metablism AND prevent the signs of aging all with one superfood punch! A tasty elixir with skin firming and fat melting superfoods in one sweet glass.

» A 2 in 1 vegan protein and multivitamin shake – It’s a complete, ‘meal replacement’ dream-come-true PROTEIN + MULTIVITAMIN that breaks your plateau, and takes your body transformation to a level 10!

Place all ingredients in blender. Process on high until mixture is smooth. Makes 1 serving.

Nutrition: 316 calories, 2 grams fat, 6.7 grams protein, 79 grams carbs. Rich in: calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and vitamin C,E,K and B.

2- Grapefruit & Strawberry Detox Smoothie

This is a tart, yet sweet smoothie that is very refreshing.

  • 1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 pink grapefruit, peeled and seeded
  • 1 banana, frozen and peeled
  • 2 to 3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

Optional Superfood Boost – 

» Coconut and Ashwagandha infused Green Superfood Blend (Gently Dried Superfood Mix)– A green superfood blend with Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Mint, Matcha Green Tea, Beets, Wheat Grass, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Lemon, and Coconut water.

» Acai and Cordyceps infused RED JUICE BLEND (Gently Dried Superfood Powder) – Bump Metablism AND prevent the signs of aging all with one superfood punch! A tasty elixir with skin firming and fat melting superfoods in one sweet glass.

» A 2 in 1 vegan protein and multivitamin shake – It’s a complete, ‘meal replacement’ dream-come-true PROTEIN + MULTIVITAMIN that breaks your plateau, and takes your body transformation to a level 10!

Pulse all ingredients except lettuce until mixed. Add lettuce and blend on high until creamy.

Makes 1 serving.

Nutrition: 345 calories, 2 grams fat, 11 grams protein, 80 grams carbs, Rich in: calcium, iron, vitamins K, B1 & B6 and potassium

3- Invigorating Detox Smoothie

The watermelon makes for a sweet and refreshing addition to your smoothie detox program.

  • 2 cups watermelon, chopped and seeded
  • 1 banana, frozen and peeled
  • 1 orange, peeled and seeded
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 3 cups kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water or crushed ice

Optional Superfood Boost – 

» Coconut and Ashwagandha infused Green Superfood Blend (Gently Dried Superfood Mix)– A green superfood blend with Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Mint, Matcha Green Tea, Beets, Wheat Grass, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Lemon, and Coconut water.

» Acai and Cordyceps infused RED JUICE BLEND (Gently Dried Superfood Powder) – Bump Metablism AND prevent the signs of aging all with one superfood punch! A tasty elixir with skin firming and fat melting superfoods in one sweet glass.

» A 2 in 1 vegan protein and multivitamin shake – It’s a complete, ‘meal replacement’ dream-come-true PROTEIN + MULTIVITAMIN that breaks your plateau, and takes your body transformation to a level 10!

Combine all ingredients except greens in the blender and pulse until smooth. Add greens and blend on high to desired consistency is reached.

Makes 1 serving

Nutrition: 391 calories, 2 grams fat, 11 grams protein, 95 grams carbs, 13.1 grams fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin A, C, B1, B6 and K, magnesium and potassium.

4- Dandy Pineapple Detox Smoothie

This one is as potent as it is delicious, and it’s filled with protein digesting enzymes from pineapple.

  • 2 cups pineapple, peeled, cored, cubed
  • 1 pear or apple, peeled, cored, seeded, chopped
  • 3 cups dandelion greens, chopped
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water or crushed ice

Optional Superfood Boost – 

» Coconut and Ashwagandha infused Green Superfood Blend (Gently Dried Superfood Mix)– A green superfood blend with Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Mint, Matcha Green Tea, Beets, Wheat Grass, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Lemon, and Coconut water.

» Acai and Cordyceps infused RED JUICE BLEND (Gently Dried Superfood Powder) – Bump Metablism AND prevent the signs of aging all with one superfood punch! A tasty elixir with skin firming and fat melting superfoods in one sweet glass.

» A 2 in 1 vegan protein and multivitamin shake – It’s a complete, ‘meal replacement’ dream-come-true PROTEIN + MULTIVITAMIN that breaks your plateau, and takes your body transformation to a level 10!

Pulse all ingredients except greens in blender until mixed well. Add greens and blend on high until creamy.

Makes 1 serving

Nutrition: 364 calories, 2 grams fat, 8 grams protein, 89 grams carbs, 17.9 grams fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin A, C, B1, B6 and K, magnesium, copper, phosphorus and potassium.

5- Parsley & Avocado Cleansing Smoothie

Creamy and sweet, it’s hard to tell this one is healthy by the taste!

  • 1 cup parsley, fresh and chopped
  • 1/4 large avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 large pear, peeled and cored
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 3/4 cup water or crushed ice

Optional Superfood Boost – 

» Coconut and Ashwagandha infused Green Superfood Blend (Gently Dried Superfood Mix)– A green superfood blend with Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Mint, Matcha Green Tea, Beets, Wheat Grass, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Lemon, and Coconut water.

» Acai and Cordyceps infused RED JUICE BLEND (Gently Dried Superfood Powder) – Bump Metablism AND prevent the signs of aging all with one superfood punch! A tasty elixir with skin firming and fat melting superfoods in one sweet glass.

» A 2 in 1 vegan protein and multivitamin shake – It’s a complete, ‘meal replacement’ dream-come-true PROTEIN + MULTIVITAMIN that breaks your plateau, and takes your body transformation to a level 10!

Combine all ingredients in blender and process on high until smooth and creamy. To thin the mixture add water, to thicken it add additional ice.

Makes 1 serving

Nutrition: 200 calories, rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories from honey and healthy fats from avocado.

6- Parsley Apple Detox Smoothie

Fresh ginger root grated into this smoothie adds flavor and helps boost metabolism.

  • 2 fresh apples, chopped and seeded
  • 1 ripe pear, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 inch section ginger root, grated finely or juiced
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup ice or detox herbal tea ice cubes

Optional Superfood Boost – 

» Coconut and Ashwagandha infused Green Superfood Blend (Gently Dried Superfood Mix)– A green superfood blend with Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Mint, Matcha Green Tea, Beets, Wheat Grass, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Lemon, and Coconut water.

» Acai and Cordyceps infused RED JUICE BLEND (Gently Dried Superfood Powder) – Bump Metablism AND prevent the signs of aging all with one superfood punch! A tasty elixir with skin firming and fat melting superfoods in one sweet glass.

» A 2 in 1 vegan protein and multivitamin shake – It’s a complete, ‘meal replacement’ dream-come-true PROTEIN + MULTIVITAMIN that breaks your plateau, and takes your body transformation to a level 10!

Combine all ingredients in blender and process on high until smooth. Makes 1 serving.

Nutrition: 229 calories, 0.8 grams fat, 2.5 grams protein, 77 grams carbs. Rich in: vitamin C and A. This smoothie is delicious without being high in calories. Adding ice increases the water content so the fiber in the fruits moves through your system more rapidly.

7- Carrot Mango Tango

Carrots, tangerines, and mangos have bright flavors, and light-colored lettuce adds water and important minerals to the blend. Give this smoothie a try – it might just become a favorite.

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups mango chunks
  • 1 tangerine peeled, seeded and sectioned
  • 1 fresh carrot, scrubbed (note, if you cannot get organic carrots, go ahead and peel the carrot. The peels do contain loads of nutrition so it’s best to use organic carrots and leave them on!)
  • 2 cups lettuce, your choice chopped
  • 1/4 cup ice

Optional Superfood Boost – 

» Coconut and Ashwagandha infused Green Superfood Blend (Gently Dried Superfood Mix)– A green superfood blend with Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Mint, Matcha Green Tea, Beets, Wheat Grass, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Lemon, and Coconut water.

» Acai and Cordyceps infused RED JUICE BLEND (Gently Dried Superfood Powder) – Bump Metablism AND prevent the signs of aging all with one superfood punch! A tasty elixir with skin firming and fat melting superfoods in one sweet glass.

» A 2 in 1 vegan protein and multivitamin shake – It’s a complete, ‘meal replacement’ dream-come-true PROTEIN + MULTIVITAMIN that breaks your plateau, and takes your body transformation to a level 10!

Combine all ingredients in blender and process on high until smooth and creamy. To thin the mixture add water, to thicken it add additional ice.

Makes 1 serving.

Nutrition: 399 calories, 0.4 grams fat, 5.8 grams protein, 96.9 grams carbs. Rich in vitamin C and A, very low in saturated fat, no cholesterol, very low in sodium, high in dietary fiber, very high in vitamin A and very high in vitamin C. This smoothie contains lots of vitamins, minerals, and fiber – exactly what your body needs to support the detoxification process!

8- Kale and Apple Delight

When you cook kale, it takes on a slightly bitter taste. enjoy it raw, and you’ll discover that it’s lightly sweet!

  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 2 big handful kale chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup parsley chopped
  • 2 granny smith apples or other tart apples, chopped and seeded 1 ripe banana

Optional Superfood Boost – 

» Coconut and Ashwagandha infused Green Superfood Blend (Gently Dried Superfood Mix)– A green superfood blend with Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Mint, Matcha Green Tea, Beets, Wheat Grass, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Lemon, and Coconut water.

» Acai and Cordyceps infused RED JUICE BLEND (Gently Dried Superfood Powder) – Bump Metablism AND prevent the signs of aging all with one superfood punch! A tasty elixir with skin firming and fat melting superfoods in one sweet glass.

» A 2 in 1 vegan protein and multivitamin shake – It’s a complete, ‘meal replacement’ dream-come-true PROTEIN + MULTIVITAMIN that breaks your plateau, and takes your body transformation to a level 10!

Combine all ingredients in blender and process on high until smooth and creamy. To thin the mixture add water, to thicken it add additional ice.

Makes 1 Serving

Nutrition: 339 calories, 1.1 grams fat, 4.4 grams protein, 85.8 grams carbs. Rich in: manganese, high in potassium, very high in vitamin A, high in vitamin B6, very high in vitamin C. Don’t let the delicious taste deceive you! This fantastic smoothie is bursting with minerals, and it contains plenty of fiber and vitamins as well. The kale alone is full of iron, which your body uses to form new, healthy blood cells.

9- Tropical Coconut Water Smoothie

Enjoy fresh coconut water in this smoothie, and enjoy the extra detox power a pinch of cayenne pepper provides. Go ahead, give it a try!

  • 1 cup ripe mango chunks
  • 1 cup ripe pineapple chunks
  • 1 lime peeled, seeded, and sectioned
  • 1 1⁄2 cups coconut water, fresh and unsweetened 2 cups fresh chopped greens, your choice Cayenne pepper, just a tiny pinch

Optional Superfood Boost – 

» Coconut and Ashwagandha infused Green Superfood Blend (Gently Dried Superfood Mix)– A green superfood blend with Moringa, Chlorella, Spirulina, Mint, Matcha Green Tea, Beets, Wheat Grass, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Lemon, and Coconut water.

» Acai and Cordyceps infused RED JUICE BLEND (Gently Dried Superfood Powder) – Bump Metablism AND prevent the signs of aging all with one superfood punch! A tasty elixir with skin firming and fat melting superfoods in one sweet glass.

» A 2 in 1 vegan protein and multivitamin shake – It’s a complete, ‘meal replacement’ dream-come-true PROTEIN + MULTIVITAMIN that breaks your plateau, and takes your body transformation to a level 10!

Combine all ingredients in blender and process on high until smooth and creamy. To thin the mixture add water, to thicken it add ice.

Makes 1 Serving

Nutrition: 336 calories, 2.4 grams fat, 6.6 grams protein, 83.6 grams carbs. Rich in: calcium, high in dietary fiber, very high in manganese, high in magnesium, high in potassium, very high in vitamin A, high in vitamin B6, very high in vitamin C. Not only is this smoothie chock-full of delicious and nutritious fruit, the coconut water contains electrolytes, which aid cell repair. The cayenne pepper helps to boost your metabolism without adding too much spiciness to the blend.

Like me, you’re now a professional “Detox Diva!” You have discovered the best ways and means for detoxification for life and health, including:

How, when, where and why to detox. The best fruits and vegetables for a successful detox regimen, and why we should use those specific food sources. A few extra tips to help our detox along 6 delicious detox recipes that will definitely get us off to the right start!

Warning: If at any time during a detox, you experience symptoms of hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia or suddenly rising and falling blood sugar levels, you should stop the detoxification process immediately and contact your physician.

The Importance of a Healthy Diet

Before we dig deep into using green smoothies for detoxifying the body, it’s important that we talk about the other things you are eating and drinking on a regular basis. Keep in mind that it’s OK to have just about anything you want from time to time, maybe once a week, so you do not end up feeling deprived and binging on foods that are bad for your health.

Also, I want to tell you about some healthy options here so you’ll feel empowered to make the right choices in your everyday diet. It’s true that making changes can sometimes feel a bit strange, and it’s also true that others in your household might not understand exactly what you are doing.

You don’t have to change your lifestyle all at once, nor would I recommend doing that. By making an easy transition and gradually introducing new things to replace old unhealthy choices, you prevent shock to your system, and you also make the changes easier for others to embrace!

  • Alcohol – Alcoholic beverages can be tasty and they can make celebrations more fun. If you choose to embrace an alcohol-free lifestyle, that’s fantastic. If you enjoy a drink now and then, be sure it’s just that – now and then. And when you do have an alcoholic beverage, try to choose one that comes with some health benefits. Of all the choices out there , red wine is best. It contains a compound called resveratrol, which is essential for a healthy heart and for a healthy circulatory system. About three servings of red wine each week provide a great health benefits. Any more than that you are probably overdoing it.
  • Beverages – What kind of beverages are you reaching for when you’re not having green smoothies? I hope you are like me – drinking lots of water, maybe  with a slice of lemon or lime added to it for a bit of extra flavor and little added vitamin boost. Tea is another good choice, and it you like coffee, that’s OK too. Just keep those caffeinated beverages in your life at a moderate level and you’ll enjoy better sleep and better hydration. Staying hydrated and getting enough sleep are two ways to help keep yourself looking and feeling young. what I hope you are not drinking is a lot of soda pop or sugary bottled beverages. All that sugar adds up, causing you to gain weight faster. It is also very bad for your teeth and gums, and the acids in soda can actually erode your teeth over time! Basically, any soda not made with 100% natural organic ingredients (there are some out there you can try as a treat!) is going to contain either high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners, both of which are among the worst possible things you can consume. They’re also going to be full of artificial flavors and colors, which are not beneficial to your body at all. If you really like sweet beverages, I suggest you get yourself a juicer and start juicing fresh fruits on a regular basis. You’ll add delicious nutrition to your life and you’ll complement the green smoothies you are drinking. Meanwhile, water , water, water! And skip the powdered additives, because they basically change healthy water into unhealthy beverages.
  • Foods – Everyone has favorite foods, and that’s fine. But if your favorites are things like pizza and hamburgers, look out, because those foods go straight to your waistline. There are a million and one things I could tell you to avoid, but instead I’m going to make some recommendations about what you should be eating most of the time.
  • Start with healthy proteins – If you like meat, don’t eat much of it. Choose organic, humanely raised meats – not only because there are ethical considerations surrounding factory farming, but because the animals raised in organic, humane environments are not subject to excess stress, given hormones or genetically modified organisms in their feed, or forced to live in unhealthy environments. Conventionally raised meat and eggs are often filled with toxins that in turn enter your body. So if you do eat meat, make wise choices.