Smoothies are a great way to get a boost of nutrients in your body when you’re feeling worn down, tired, or just want a good cleanse. I usually try to have a smoothie every few days as a meal replacement just to help give my immune system a kick start.
Why Should You Drink A Smoothie?
The great thing about smoothies is that you can pretty much put anything into them and get all the benefits of multiple servings of fruits, vegetables, fiber, vitamins, and nutrients all in one. It also makes it easier to eat certain superfoods, like spirulina and chlorella, that might otherwise taste like pond scum on their own.
Smoothies are awesome at getting a ton of nutrients into your body without your digestive tract having to do all the heavy lifting. This is perfect for anyone who suffers from gastrointestinal issues, or when you’re feeling ill and you need all your body’s energy to fight off the infection.
Another reason I really like to drink these detox smoothies is to help cleanse out all the chemicals and toxins that might have accumulated in my body. The ingredients that I use in this particular smoothie are not for the faint of heart, as they do have some pretty strong flavors that may not be the best fit for a smoothie beginner.
But hey, if you’re daring enough to give it a try, you’ll be rewarded with increased energy, better sleep, and a nice clean detoxed body. Oh and it will definitely help you stay…uh…regular.
Super Detox Green Smoothie Recipe
This particular recipe is one that I only have when I’m feeling really low energy or just need a boost to my immune system. I don’t drink it all the time because of the slightly strong taste it has, but you are more than welcome to drink it as much as you want. I know many people who love the “green” flavor of these types of smoothies, but for me I can only handle a bit at a time.
This green smoothie is designed to clean your system out and detox your body, helping to remove any heavy metals that can easily accumulate. It also has a ton of fiber in it, so if you’re having any gastrointestinal issues, this will definitely help. Oh and don’t be alarmed if your bowel movements are green, it’s totally natural and means it’s working!
If you can, try to get as many organic fruits and vegetables as you can, but don’t worry if you can’t.
- 1 cup Pineapple or 1 Banana
- 1 cup Frozen Strawberries/Blueberries/Cherries/Raspberries or whichever berries you prefer.
- 1 cup Raw Spinach
- 1 cup Kale – (you can substitute spinach for kale, or vice versa)
- 1 small handful of Cilantro
- 1 tablespoon Chia Seeds
- 1 tablespoon Hemp Oil or Flax Seed Oil
- 1 tablespoon Raw Honey
- 1 small slice of fresh peeled Ginger – (you can also use ground ginger if you prefer)
- 1 teaspoon Chlorella
- 1 teaspoon Spirulina
- 1 tablespoon Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2-3 cups Unfiltered Apple Juice or Coconut Water
- Put the apple juice or coconut water into the blender first.
- Add the ginger, chia seeds, flax or hemp oil, chlorella, spirulina, and honey.
- Layer the spinach, kale, and cilantro on top.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add the banana and berries last and blend until smooth.
- Drink immediately and store any leftovers in the freezer for up to 24 hours.
Tips: You’ll want to drink this right after you make it, otherwise a lot of the nutrients will get lost if not consumed immediately. You can store this in the freezer, but try to drink it within a max of 48 hours.
If you find that the taste of the “green” ingredients are too strong, feel free to add more fruit to sweeten it up, just never add any sugar! You can also freeze the bananas, or any fruit you use ahead of time, to make a really cold smoothie.
Do you drink smoothies at home to stay healthy? What ingredients do you use? Share below!