Detox Smoothie.

My favorite “eat clean” detox smoothie. Rejuvenating, full of vitamins, fruits, protein packed yogurt, and spinach.

My favorite "eat clean" detox smoothie. Rejuvenating, full of vitamins, fruits, protein packed yogurt, and spinach.

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. Sigh.

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.

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.

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

Kevin, who thinks my glasses of green smoothies are crazy, LOVES these smoothies. I usually have to make a second detox smoothie if he’s around because he likes to drink all of mine. That guy.

My favorite "eat clean" detox smoothie. Rejuvenating, full of vitamins, fruits, protein packed yogurt, and spinach.

Colorful straws are from Sweets and Treats Boutique.

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Detox 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.

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen sliced very ripe banana, previously peeled & sliced
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or your favorite milk such as skim, 1%, soy, cashew, coconut, etc)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1 peach, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or regular yogurt - plain or flavor of your choice)
  • 1 - 2 cups fresh spinach
  • Juice + zest of 1 lime, optional (great flavor!)

Directions:

  1. Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender that will blend up the frozen banana. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 2 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.
  3. Serve and enjoy. Store any leftover smoothie covered in the refrigerator for up to 8-10 hours.

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

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My favorite eat clean detox smoothie. Rejuvenating, full of vitamins, fruits, protein packed yogurt, and spinach.

115 comments

  1. 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.

    • 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/

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

  3. do you mind posting the nutrition information for us calorie counters because I love the smoothies but eager to know their calories!

  4. Hi Sally, I wanted to share with you an ingredient that I found to work as a replacement for my love of all things sherbert in a smoothie. Kefir! Plain, blueberry, strawberry, whatever Kefir. This has replaced my greek yogurt and for me gives it that indulgent icy texture. Bonus is that it lasts for an amazing amount of time in the fridge after it’s opened! Thanks again for all of your recipes, (especially the jumbo raspberry chocolate chip muffins).

  5. Hi sally, this was asked before but not answered. Do you use plain Greek yogurt, or flavored? Thanks in advance. I’m loving all the recipes. I have an acquaintance who has to eat gluten free, not by choice, she does do a lot of baking. So I always keep a look out for gluten free stuff to make for her.

  6. Hello! All I have on hand is frozen chopped spinach, wondering if this is an alright substitute for fresh spinach?

  7. I just finished making your detox smoothie. I used the frozen banana, peach greek yogurt, soy milk, a whole peach (small) and kale with a splash of orange juice (no from concentrate). It’s not bad but I definitely can taste the kale. It’s not real over pouring but after a sip it’s the kale flavor that is left in your mouth. Next time I am going to try spinach.  

  8. LOVE THE SMOOTHIE! And that says something because I hate vegetables lol I do however have a question. When are you suppose to actually drink it? Before or after meal?

  9. Looks amazing! 🙂 Added to our Pinterest!

    – Tiina

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