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

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large smoothie
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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


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)
  • 12 cups fresh spinach
  • optional: juice + zest of 1 lime (great flavor!)

Instructions

  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.

Notes

  1. Options: 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.

Keywords: detox smoothie

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

14 Comments

  1. 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!

    1. 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 🙂

  2. 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!!

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

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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

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

  5. 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.

    1. 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: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/06/08/superfood-power-smoothie/

  6. 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).

    1. Wonderful Rebecca! I’ll have to try it.

  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. Hi Sally! I got a Nutra Bullet for Christmas and knew JUST where to go to look for fabulous smoothie recipes. I’ve been enjoying these all week and they are DELICIOUS! Keeps me full for hours and definitely sets me up for a healthy day. I wanted to share that I LOVE your idea about freezing the banana instead of using ice cubes. I didn’t do that the first few days (still tasted great) but the frozen banana adds so much creaminess. This is a perfect way to detox after too many of your snickerdoodles, truffles, and too much crab soup over the holidays! ( Did you try it yet??) Thanks so much for the healthy balance on your blog. Next up: PB&J smoothie after the gym tonight!

  9. I noticed a comment about Kale, I usually add strawberries since they mask the kale with their seeds making the smoothie yummy too.

    Also, to add this isn’t really vegan unless you substitute the yogurt with a vegan alternative. I have yet to find non dairy yogurt but I hear it exists.

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