Drinking a green detox smoothie in the morning can help ensure that you consume more nutrients and live enzymes in a meal than you may eat for days!

It can be difficult to cook and eat so many different vegetables, especially on those busy workdays. A quick green smoothie will help you get a huge load of nutrients to start your day. I also sometimes drink this for lunch as a midday recharge!

The taste of the fruits is more dominant in this smoothie. Because of that, it is a great way to get your children to consume more vegetables.

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Originally posted on January 9th, 2018.

What Is This Green Detox Smoothie?

I find the term detox to be overhyped nowadays. So many different foods are touted to be amazing detox foods, with many fancy teas and powders as options. 

Now, I’m not saying that these aren’t good, in fact I definitely have some in my cabinets right now. However, the easiest and cheapest detox option is probably in your kitchen right now.

You see, a good detox is just natural whole foods that help your body to release toxins. Our bodies are amazing and already have this process going all the time, it’s just that you can give it a helping hand.

I find this especially awesome to do after any particularly unhealthy periods of time. I don’t believe in restriction, because it brings on binge eating. Instead, enjoy foods that you like while also eating healthily.

This smoothie is a perfect example of something you can drink that will help you to feel better, maybe after a few heavy meals.

Especially if you or your family are picky eaters, a green detox smoothie is the perfect way to inject the important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants they contain.

Healthy homemade avocado smoothie in mason jars with spinach and pineapple

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Detox Island Green Smoothie

The Tropical Smoothie Cafe Detox Island Green Smoothie is one of my favorites to grab when I’m out in town or shopping. It is so delicious while being low calorie and low in sugar, especially compared to most fast food smoothies.

While this is a great option to keep in mind for when you need an option to buy, as someone who lives in the country I can’t always get into town for a smoothie. It definitely wouldn’t make sense to drive for, unfortunately.

This green detox smoothie was made with the Tropical Smoothie version in mind, and I think it is a great substitute for sure. I also love that it is customizable to my personal tastes.

Kale Nutrition Facts

Kale is a leafy green vegetable from the brassica family, a sulfur-containing vegetable like broccoli, cabbage, and Brussel sprouts. It has become very popular in Europe and the USA, especially in recent years. Kale grows well in hot and cold climates, actually thriving in cold climates, where it tends to have a sweeter taste.

Kale is high in vitamin A, carotenoids, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are great for protecting the eyes from UV light and preventing cataracts.

One cup of raw kale contains a 134% recommended daily serving of vitamin C.

Research seems to show that vitamin C helps fight infections, oxidizes cholesterol, and is anti-inflammatory which is also beneficial in autoimmune diseases. It also repairs and strengthens collagen in the skin, giving the skin a youthful glow.

Ir has a high dose of calcium, which strengthens bones and teeth.

Kale also has manganese, which is a trace mineral and a great fat burner, because it metabolizes and uses energy from protein and carbs, making it even greater for weight loss. It makes fatty acids, which are important for sex hormones and the nervous system.

Kale is excellent for those who are trying to lose weight; one cup of kale contains only 36 calories. It is fat-free and high in fiber, which helps your body to stay full longer and helps to keep your blood sugar lower. It also promotes regular bowel movements and prevents constipation.

Kale fights heart disease by removing plaque from the blood vessels and may also prevent stroke.

Spinach Nutrition

  • Firstly, spinach is rich in insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is extremely important for your digestive health, and it keeps your digestive system on track by eliminating constipation.
  • Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C, and K1.
  • Furthermore, it is also rich in minerals like iron and calcium.
  • It is rich in anti-oxidants, therefore, helps to prevent cancer and reduces inflammation.
  • It also improves the health of your eyes and improves your vision.

Green Smoothie Detox Recipe Ingredients

Avocado Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Avocado is a nutritious fruit that offers various health benefits. Packed with essential nutrients, it is known for its creamy texture and versatile culinary applications.

Avocado is an excellent source of healthy monounsaturated fats, which can help improve heart health by reducing bad cholesterol levels.

These fats also aid in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, E, and K. Additionally, avocados are low in saturated fat and contain no cholesterol.

Avocados are rich in dietary fiber, which promotes healthy digestion and contributes to a feeling of fullness, making them a great addition to a balanced diet or weight management plan.

The fruit is also a good source of vitamins and minerals such as potassium, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B5, and folate. Potassium, in particular, plays a crucial role in maintaining proper heart function and regulating blood pressure.

Furthermore, avocados contain a variety of beneficial phytochemicals that are essential for eye health and may help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration.

Avocado’s nutrient profile is associated with anti-inflammatory properties, potentially offering protection against chronic diseases like arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, and certain types of cancer.

The healthy fats and nutrients present in avocados also support skin health. They provide nourishment and moisturization, while the antioxidants help combat oxidative stress and promote a youthful complexion.

Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger has many nutrients and compounds that are good for your body’s health. These include gingerol, iron, macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat), magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B9 (Folate), Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) and zinc.

Ginger is a versatile spice with a long history of medicinal use, and it offers a range of health benefits due to its potent bioactive compounds.

Ginger has been traditionally used to aid digestion by alleviating symptoms such as nausea, bloating, and indigestion.

It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation and pain in conditions like osteoarthritis and muscle soreness.

Moreover, ginger has shown potential in supporting immune function, reducing oxidative stress, improving blood circulation, and promoting cardiovascular health.

Health Benefits Of Banana 

Bananas have many health benefits and can be consumed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Some of the nutrients contained in bananas are potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, copper, fiber, and protein.

Eating bananas is also a good way to maintain blood sugar levels, aid with digestion, help to maintain heart health, assist with weight loss, and are easy to include in your diet.

Bananas are also very filling and will prevent you from feeling hungry for several hours. This will significantly assist those who are formulating weight loss plans. In addition, a medium banana contains only 102 calories.

Bananas also contain bioactive plant compounds such as dopamine and catechin. The dopamine which comes from bananas acts as an antioxidant and the catechin can assist with reducing the risk of heart disease.

Almond Milk Nutrition

Almonds contain monounsaturated fats and no cholesterol. Mono-saturated fats are healthy fats known to reduce LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and prevent heart disease.

Almonds also contain Vitamin E, an antioxidant beneficial in neutralizing free radicals.

Studies showed that almonds will control the blood sugar level and prevent blood sugar surges. Therefore eating almonds are beneficial in preventing diabetes.

Other nutrients are calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, potassium, and zinc.

I love eating almonds as a quick healthy snack, and the same can be said for a glass of almond milk. With its mineral content and healthy fats, its a good hydrating drink to have.

Green Detox Smoothie Recipe:

  • Almond Milk
  • Pineapple
  • Frozen Banana
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Ginger

How To Make A Green Detox Smoothie?

Using a high-speed blender, such as Blendtec or Vitamix, ensures that the smoothie is liquefied, making it way easier to digest.

This is such an easy recipe, and sometimes I add ice for a slushier result. Place all the ingredients in the blender and process until smooth and creamy.

Green smoothies are an excellent part of a weight loss program. They are low in fat, high in fiber, water, and nutrients, and can easily replace a meal.

Green smoothies keep you satisfied because they are high in fiber and they also boost energy. They are quick and easy to prepare and can be stored in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for two days.

Healthy homemade avocado smoothie in mason jars with spinach and pineapple

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Green detox smoothie

I love this easy and delicious Green Detox Smoothie. It has lots of minerals and vitamins to help you on a health or weight loss journey.
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Course: Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green detox smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 226kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1-2 frozen bananas I love 2
  • 1 cup spinach or kale
  • 1/2 medium avocado peeled, pitted
  • 1/2 tablespoon ginger or 1 small knob (optional)

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Add crushed ice for a thicker and slushier smoothie.
  • Serve immediately for the best texture and taste.
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Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 693mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1577IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg