Detox Smoothie

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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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More smoothies to sip on:

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.

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Comments

  1. Luv What You Do on July 15, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    That smoothie looks fantastic but those straws are adorable!!!
    I love spinach and kale in my smoothies!

  2. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious on July 16, 2013 at 1:03 am

    I’m so jealous of your girls weekend at the beach. And this smoothie! I really need this in my life. My skinny jeans are barely fitting at this point!

  3. Caley on July 16, 2013 at 6:14 am

    I’ll take your word for it that these don’t taste like spinach! I love spinach, but I have to admit I’ve always been a little wary of smoothies that include vegetables. You’ve convinced me to give it a shot. 🙂 I’m glad you had a fun weekend!

    • Sally on July 16, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Caley – you gotta trust me. This smoothie tastes like peaches and pineapples and bananas. Not veggies 🙂

  4. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) on July 16, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I love green smoothies! The green doesn’t deter me at all. And if you add a tablespoon or two of dark cocoa, it’s like dessert. 🙂

    • Sally on July 16, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Gotta try adding cocoa, Liz!!

  5. carrian on July 16, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Pinning this and totally making it as soon as I can get out of bed. Looks delicious! ANd hello, I totally want those plates. Should I send you my address? 😉

    • Sally on July 16, 2013 at 10:50 am

      Hi Carrian! Thanks so much. I can’t even remember where I got these plates! Home Goods, maybe. 🙂

  6. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar on July 16, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I’m not gonna lie, green is scary. But, I totally trust you. If you say it’s fruity, I can’t wait to try it! And I would love to get the millions of good things from spinach in a delicious smoothie!

  7. Laura Dembowski on July 16, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    It sounds like you had an awesome weekend, Sally! Smoothies like this are great for summer since they’re so light and refreshing. I always feel good after drinking a smoothie!

  8. Jamie @lifelovelemons on July 17, 2013 at 9:00 am

    With all the baking being done in my kitchen lately, I feel like I could use one of these! And I’m OBSESSED with those straws!

  9. ashley - baker by nature on July 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I LOVE Dewey beach!!! We’re heading there in August 🙂 And I’m sure i’ll be needing this smoothie after haha!

    • Sally on July 17, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Have so much fun, Ashley! And yes, you will definitely need this smoothie afterwards. 😉

  10. Lisa on July 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Love your photography! It really makes me want this smoothie right now! Thanks for sharing. “Pinning”

    • Sally on July 17, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Thanks for pinning this smoothie, Lisa!

  11. Ari @ Ari's Menu on July 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    There is seriously nothing better than a super thick ice cold smoothie after a sweaty workout! I have no idea how you managed to make a green smoothie look pretty though. You are magical Sally. 😉

    • Sally on July 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Oh gosh, Ari – I don’t really know how I did it either! I thought the photos would be horrendous but luckily it was a nice sunny day to shoot!

  12. Amy on July 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Sally, If I had your jobs — a baking blog AND baking cookbook — I’d need to drink one of these detox smoothies every day! I’d have no control with that many sweet treats around, and I’d definitely need to make up for it… And I really love your plates in these photos! Where did you find them??

    • Sally on July 18, 2013 at 6:49 am

      Hey Amy! I got the plates at Home Goods.

      • Amy on July 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm

        Thanks Sally!



  13. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes on July 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    What a beautiful, beautiful smoothie, Sally! I love doing smoothie detoxes after returning from weekend hijinx – it’s the very best way to come down from it all. I love your take, especially the combination of banana, pineapple and spinach. Cleansing Cheers!!

    • Sally on July 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Cheers, Meagan!! 🙂

  14. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain on July 18, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Omg after all this heat and both my jobs I believe I am in desperate need of some detox. This smoothie is calling my name, Sally, no matter how much spinach is in it lol.

    Plus I know you wouldn’t steer me wrong and that it is most likely magically delicious. 😉

    Hope all is well!

    • Sally on July 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm

      It’s SO tasty Jess. I make this smoothie all the time. Tastes like tropical fruits 🙂

  15. Beth on July 19, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Sally this sounds amazing. I really would love to try it but I am allergic to bananas. Is there something else I could use in place of the banana so it would have the same consistency ?

    • Sally on July 19, 2013 at 10:24 am

      Hi Beth! You could use vanilla ice cream (it wouldn’t be very healthy in that case) or add another 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt. The consistency won’t be as thick though.

      • Beth on July 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm

        Thank you Sally, I will try adding the extra Greek yogurt



  16. protein smoothie recipes on July 19, 2013 at 6:21 am

    I really need to get myself a blender or nutri bullet. Every time you post another recipe I want a smoothie so bad and this one sounds great. I love bananas!!!

  17. Monica M on July 19, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Sally I made this smoothie yesterday after coming back from the gym..wooow its the perfect after- workout smoothie and so full of proteins!! And of course it tastes amazing!! I love the fact that there is spinach added to it, so you get a lot of fibers and iron as well. Brilliant! 🙂

    • Sally on July 19, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it, Monica! It’s definitely my favorite way to cool down after a workout.

  18. Cheryl on July 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Love your website! I was wondering about the detox smoothie. Do you know the amount of calories?

  19. Cheryl on July 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I forgot to mention I am trying to find a smoothie that is less than 250 calories. I am hoping this may be one!

    • Sally on July 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      Hi Cheryl – no, I don’t know the calorie count. Feel free to plug the ingredients into an online calculator if you can find one!

  20. Heidi @ Food Doodles on July 20, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Yum! I just love green smoothies. I feed them to my kids all the time, and I drink them all the time, they are awesome! Just haven’t quite sold my hubby on them yet. I love the lime in yours, I need to try that. And your suggestion of fresh ginger is great, I use it in my mango lassi type smoothies and it is so good 🙂

    • Sally on July 20, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      I haven’t had a mango lassi in so long! I have to make one soon. And yes, so good with ginger!

  21. Rita Underwood on September 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Sally,

    I am trying to lose about 40 pounds. Can you reccommend some smoothie recipies that will help me? I love smoothies and would drink them in the place of breakfast and lunch if that’s what it will take.

    Thank you,
    Rita

    • Sally on September 3, 2013 at 10:08 am

      Hi Rita! I can certainly share the smoothie recipes I enjoy, however I cannot say whether or not they are suitable for any sort of diet plan. You can find my smoothie recipes in the drinks section of my website: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/category/drinks/

  22. Rida on September 7, 2013 at 5:37 am

    Hi there! I just discovered your website and I’m head-over-heels or it. i was wondering if you could do a drink recipe involving green tea?

  23. Lydia ann on September 27, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Sally,

    I have a very old blender that won’t liquify smoothies properly, leaving chunks of apples and other fruit. I’m looking to buy a new one. I was hoping you could let me know what type blender you use or if you know of any reliable blenders on the market right now

    • Sally on September 27, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Hi Lydia- I strongly suggest you look into a Nonja blender. The one I have is so inexpensive for its premium quality. Plus, it doubles as a good processor. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003XU3C7M/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1380316481&sr=1-2&pi=AC_SX110_SY165

      • Lydia ann on December 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm

        Thank you for the recommendation Sally 🙂 I intend to buy myself a new one for Christmas! I just found the link to your amazon store though and I have a question. You recommended the the QB900B master prep, but i noticed another one on the page called the “ninja BL660”. I’m tore between the two trying to decide which one would be a better purchase. Is the BL660 a good blender for smoothies as well? do you find yourself using one more than the other?



      • Sally on December 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm

        Hey Lydia! I have both blenders. I prefer the cheaper one, actually. The QB900B master prep. It doubles as a handy food processor and is much smaller and can fit easily into my small cabinets. Both are great for smoothies though!



  24. Lydia on January 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    OMG I love this website I found it a while back with one of your chocolate-peanut butter cupcakes (which were amazing I made like 4 batches) lately I have been looking for a really tasty super protein packed smoothie and this looks fabulous I cant wait to try this I also cant wait to try many other things on your website keep up the good work!

  25. Nicole on March 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    You’re photos are absolutely AMAZING!!

  26. Dave Whilock on April 12, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    I really like detox smoothies, and you make them look even better in the pictures!
    Thanks for this recipe, I’ll definitely give this a try

  27. Karen on July 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Sally, I have not commented in eons (or even baked), but I want you to know that you continue to be a ray of sunshine in my life! I invested in a Vitamix last week and I instantly came here to pick something to break it in. I made this recipe, using half spinach and half kale, and it tastes SO GOOD. What an amazing way to up your fruit and veggie intake… I was honestly anxious to have my second one a few hours later. Thank you for the delicious recipe! You are my favorite (and sparkliest and sprinkliest) baker! 🙂 Hugs and blessings to you!

    • Sally on July 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Karen. I love reading your comments, even though it’s been awhile. I love this detox smoothie! I haven’t made it in a few months. Thanks for reminding me how good it is. Enjoy your new Vitamix! I just got one too 🙂

  28. Anna on August 19, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    This is so good!! I make a lot of juices/smoothies with veggie fruit combos and this recipe called my name, but I was a little skeptical about the “detox” aspect. But I have to say this is a really refreshing and energizing drink! I think it’s the lime zest that really gives it the kick. But I do feel great after drinking it and will be putting this recipe in my rotation. Thanks for another great recipe!!

    • Sally on August 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      The lime zest is my favorite part. So glad you enjoy this smoothie recipe Anna!

  29. Lori on August 27, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Hi Sally-
    I have been in a breakfast rut for a while now- yogurt /fruit or oatmeal are my go tos. Made this today and looks like I am out of my rut!! Delicious!!!! I’m also pregnant and have been struggling to get my veggies in lately so this is great.
    I cannot get over how big it is too. So filling. Thanks for all the great recipes. And good luck in the last few weeks before wedding. Love reading about your journey.

    Thanks!!!

  30. Ashley on September 1, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Sally, this definitely sounds delicious. I am goimg to try it out for my husband and I in the morning. is it possible to make it the night before so it is ready to go for the next morning?
    Thanks

    • Sally on September 1, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      I don’t suggest the night before; a smoothies’ texture and taste is best fresh. It only takes a few minutes to blend.

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