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

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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

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

118 comments

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

  2. 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. 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!

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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? 😉

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

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

  11. 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. 😉

    • 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. 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??

  13. 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!!

  14. 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!

  15. 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 ?

    • 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.

  16. 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. 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! 🙂

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

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

    • 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. 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 🙂

  21. 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

  22. 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. 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

    • 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

      • 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?

      • 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. 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. You’re photos are absolutely AMAZING!!

  26. 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. 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!

    • 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. 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!!

  29. 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. 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

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