Detox Smoothie.

My favorite “eat clean” detox smoothie. Rejuvenating, full of vitamins, fruits, protein packed yogurt, and spinach.  It does not taste like vegetables! 

My favorite "eat clean" detox smoothie. Rejuvenating, full of vitamins, fruits, protein packed yogurt, and spinach.  It does not taste like vegetables! sallysbakingaddiction.com

I just got back from a girls weekend at the beach!  It was such a blast celebrating my friend Nina’s bachelorette. There were 20 of us in a gorgeous house (that had TWO kitchens!) in Dewey Beach, DE.  Beautiful sunny weather, dancing, cocktails, loud music, and a lot more dancing.

Back to reality today!

Today I’m sharing a smoothie recipe that I make all of the time. It’s my go-to smoothie that I whip up after a sweaty workout or a few days of too much sugar and greasy food.  Packed with summer fruits, yogurt, and a handful of spinach to get my veggies in.

And no, this smoothie does NOT taste like spinach. You can’t taste the green veggie at all.

My favorite "eat clean" detox smoothie. Rejuvenating, full of vitamins, fruits, protein packed yogurt, and spinach.  It does not taste like vegetables! sallysbakingaddiction.com

My favorite "eat clean" detox smoothie. Rejuvenating, full of vitamins, fruits, protein packed yogurt, and spinach.  It does not taste like vegetables! sallysbakingaddiction.com

I call it my detox smoothie.  Nourishing, neutralizing, detoxifying, and antioxidant-packed.  It’s my favorite way to give my body a break from chemicals and preservatives.  And it’s even tastier than it looks, I promise. :)

The recipe is very forgiving. I like to mix and match different fruits that I have on hand like peaches, mangoes, pineapples, and blueberries.  Sometimes I use spinach, sometimes I use kale. Today’s vibrant green smoothie is made from frozen banana, Greek yogurt, almond milk, spinach, peach, pineapple, and a squirt of fresh lime juice.  The frozen banana and Greek yogurt make it infinitely creamy.  The spinach adds nutrients and volume without affecting the taste.  The fruits add flavor and the almond milk makes everything nice and smooth in your blender.

Why I love adding spinach to my smoothies:

Low calorie, nutrient dense, readily available, loaded with flavonoids, heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory, excellent source of Vitamin K, Vitamin A, magnesium, folate, iron, and about 1 million other things.

Peach

Sometimes I like to add fresh peeled ginger (to taste) if I have it on hand. Other times I add 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 small chopped and peeled cucumber.

Kevin, who thinks drinking a green smoothie is totally weird, LOVES these smoothies.  I usually have to make a second detox smoothie if he’s around. Because he likes to drink all of mine.

My favorite "eat clean" detox smoothie. Rejuvenating, full of vitamins, fruits, protein packed yogurt, and spinach.  It does not taste like vegetables! sallysbakingaddiction.com

And let me repeat myself one more time – NO, this smoothie does not taste like vegetables! It tastes like fruit. Pineapple, peachy, banana, with a zesty kick of lime.  One of these babies will leave you feeling refreshed, give you high energy, and ready to take on the day!

My favorite "eat clean" detox smoothie. Rejuvenating, full of vitamins, fruits, protein packed yogurt, and spinach.  It does not taste like vegetables! sallysbakingaddiction.com

Colorful straws are c/o Sweets and Treats Boutique.

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Detox Smoothie

Makes 1 large smoothie. Feel free to replace peach and pineapple with different fruits like mangoes, blueberries, or strawberries. Use kale instead of spinach and/or add 1 small peeled and chopped cucumber. Mix and match with your favorites. Add protein powder if desired. Add peeled fresh ginger or fresh lemon juice to taste, if desired. Smoothie is *gluten free.*

Ingredients:

1 frozen sliced very ripe banana, previously peeled & sliced
1/4 cup almond milk (or your choice of milk)
1 and 1/4 cups chopped pineapple
1 peach, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or regular yogurt - flavor of your choice)
1 - 2 cups fresh spinach
Juice + zest of 1 lime, optional (provides great flavor)

Directions:

Blend the frozen banana chunks and milk together until thick, creamy, and smooth - about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
Add the pineapple, peach, and yogurt. Blend until combined. Add the spinach and lime juice and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed.

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So good!

Jump start eating clean with a healthy and quite delicious green smoothie!

Here are some more of my favorite ways to eat clean:

Healthy Strawberry Oat Squares (gluten free, low sugar)

Healthy Strawberry Oat Squares

 

Healthy Chocolate Truffles (gluten free, vegan, no refined sugar)

Brownie Truffle Energy Bites by sallysbakingaddiction.com

 

Skinny Strawberry Milkshakes (vegan, gluten free, no refined sugar, 3 ingredients)

Skinny Strawberry Banana Milkshake

 

Gluten Free Fudge No-Bake Cookies (gluten free, no refined sugar)

Gluten Free Fudge No-Bake Cookies

 

Skinny Tropical Muffins 

Skinny Tropical Muffins

 

3 Ingredient Chocolate Bars (no refined sugar, vegan, gluten free)

Homemade Sugarfree Chocolate Bars

 

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105 Responses to “Detox Smoothie.”

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    Meganposted September 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    This is a detox smoothie…so what does it actually do to the body? I use some of these ingredients in my smoothies already so I’m just trying to understand how this is different and what are the benefits. Would love to introduce it to my family but I wanna give them a good explanation.

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    • Sallyreplied on September 12th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Hi Megan! This smoothie is great to kickstart a healthy day or after a few days of overindulging – so many super foods including spinach and protein packed greek yogurt. As suggested in the recipe, sometimes I add a little ginger, which has direct anti-inflammatory effects on our systems and is wonderful for “cleaning out the system” if you know what I mean. Here’s another great detox/super foods smoothie of mine: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/06/08/superfood-power-smoothie/

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    Melissaposted September 13, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Do you usually make these with plain yogurt or flavored yogurt? And can these be a meal supplement?

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