Super Green Detox Smoothie

October 17, 2019

When it comes to this Super Green Detox Smoothie, it’s all about drinking your breakfast in one glass while getting a serving of greens at the same time. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion and immune system support; this recipe is completely natural, easy to make, and perfect as a meal replacer or as a way to kick start your day. All Vegan ingredients.

Super Green Detox Smoothie

Now that we’re well into the Fall season and all of the sneezing and coughing moments are sure to begin, it’s super important to get all of your nutrients, especially by consuming whole foods.

Personally, when it comes to breakfast (mostly on weekdays), I tend to go for easy, grab-as-you-go recipes instead of something that requires a lot of effort and time.

That’s why smoothies are absolutely perfect for me. What about you?

If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you know that we’ve created a few great smoothie recipes that are not only jam-packed with nutrients, but are also truly tasty!

Super Green Detox Smoothie

Looking For Smoothie Ideas?

This Healthy Pineapple Strawberry + Turmeric Smoothie recipe is a delicious and simple way to enjoy a quick, easy breakfast while gaining awesome health benefits from these superfoods. Boasting of tropical flavor with a hint of spice from the turmeric-black pepper combo, this smoothie is the perfect meal option for the entire family.

This Banana Mango Raspberry ‘Sunrise’ Oats Smoothie is tropics in a glass. Full of fruity flavor, this smoothie is creamy, enjoyably thick, and super easy to make—-whipped together in just 5 short minutes. A healthy way to stat your day or even replace a meal.

Healthy Detox Smoothies for the New Year is how I’ve decided to kick off my 2018. I believe that it’s super important to detoxify your body ever so often, especially with all the variety of things we tend to eat on a daily basis (good + bad). A little cleanse and “rest” for our digestive system does the body wonders, trust me! While many people drink Detox Smoothies by strictly eliminating calories and eating only foods and/or liquids that detoxify the body for a set amount of time; I chose to drink my detox smoothies in the space of breakfast to help start the day off right and allow my body to do a refresh and reset!

Super Green Detox Smoothie

OK, so back to this recipe. Again, one of the best things about this smoothie is that it is a great boost in digestion and works as the perfect detox.

I’m sure that we are all well aware of detoxing and the stigmas that come along with it. However, I am a believer that detoxifying our bodies is a great thing since we do come across many toxins on a daily basis.

Whether you are a part of the Simple Veggies + Fruit detox movement, Smoothie Cleanse, Juice Cleanse, Sugar Detox, Hypoallergenic Detox, or anything else, we can all agree that detoxing can definitely be a good thing!

When it comes to natural home remedies, we often think that taking little steps won’t eventually bring us to the major milestones that we hope for. However, truth is–every big milestone occurs after several mini steps. Therefore, 3 Detoxes That You Should Be Doing More Often discusses some of the mini steps that you can take to ensure that your goal to ‘complete wellness’ happens before the year ends.

Super Green Detox Smoothie

Need a Few Other Detox Drink Ideas?

When it comes to this Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, it’s all about the spicy ginger and cranberry flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and granny apples. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion and immune system support; this recipe is completely natural, easy to make, and perfect for the Fall season. All Vegan ingredients.

When it comes to this Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, it’s all about the spicy ginger and mint flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and freshness of the cucumber. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion, overall, this recipe is completely natural, easy to make, and perfect for any day or season.

Super Green Detox Smoothie

What You’ll Need for this Smoothie?

Spinach

Kale

Celery

Jalapeno

Cucumber

Banana

Parsley

Almond Milk

Pure Maple Syrup

Green Apple

Looking for a Healthier Sweetener Option?

The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.

Super Green Detox Smoothie

Before we dig into this recipe, did you know that Cucumber is an actual fruit and not vegetable? I know.

It’s pretty crazy how we think of all fruit being sweet or at least a little sweet in the midst of any tartness. However, a cucumber just don’t fit either category right? Is it just me? Haha.

But yes—cucumber is a fruit and it has some pretty awesome benefits as well:

  • It’s high in nutrients, containing Fiber, Protein, Vitamins C + K, Magnesium, and more (all with the skin + unpeeled).
  • Has great antioxidants—flushes out toxins and all!
  • Promotes hydration and can help meet your daily fluid needs—they’re made up of 96% water!
  • They can help aid in weight loss.
  • May lower blood sugar levels.
  • Great for digestion!
  • Supplies skin friendly minerals.
  • Revives the eyes—think spa day and cucumber slices on your eyes to reduce puffiness and under-eye bags.
  • Refreshes the mouth and heals diseased gums.
  • Keeps kidneys healthy!
  • Makes hair and nails stronger.

And the list goes on.

Let’s face it—cucumbers are more than just that one ingredient that you throw on top of a salad to add character! It’s healthy stuff!

Super Green Detox Smoothie

What You’ll Enjoy Most About This Smoothie:

It’s super easy to make.

Only uses a nutrient-dense and green ingredients.

Oh so Healthy—-awesome benefits with digestion, immune support, antioxidants, etc.

All NATURAL—including the sweetener!

Full of flavor—-sweet and not bitter at all. With a hint of spiciness.

An entire meal in a glass.

Why Apples?

Whelp, in case you weren’t aware—Apples have a few great benefits when it comes to your health. Yup. That good saying, “One Apple a day keeps the Doctor away” is a fact. Haha.

In fact, Apples actually help to improve Neurological health, helps to prevent dementia, reduces your risk for stroke, lowers bad cholesterol, reduces your risk of diabetes, helps to ward off breast cancer, and helps to fight obesity.

When it comes to daily nutrition, Apples contain all the important stuff—Vitamin C, B-Complex Vitamins, Fiber, Calcium, Potassium, and Phytonutrients (which helps to protect our bodies from free radicals).

Looking For Other Greens to Incorporate Daily?

When it comes to vegetables, there are so many benefits as we all know. While some veggies pack a greater punch when it comes to nutrients, we’ve curated a special list of our Our Top 12 Favorite Healthy Green Leafy Vegetables! Most of these are super popular while others are under utilized in many dishes. Lettuce Eat, Shall We?

Let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?

Simply add all ingredients (in order as listed in recipe) to a high-powered blender and blend on medium-high speed until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.

Add in juice of a lemon and sweetener (honey or agave) and blend for another 30 seconds.

Once done, add smoothie to prepared glasses and enjoy!

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If you choose to make this Super Green Detox Smoothie or any other recipe from us, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #Orchidsandsweettea so that we can share the love, rate, comment below, + share!

Super Green Detox Smoothie
Super Green Detox Smoothie

Super Green Detox Smoothie

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Serves: 4 glasses
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • juice of a lemon
  • 4 Tbsps pure maple syrup (See Notes!)
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled + diced
  • 1 cup organic kale, de-stemmed + chopped
  • 1 cup organic spinach
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1 medium granny smith apple, peeled + diced
  • 1 medium banana, sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, diced
  • handful of fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Simply add all ingredients (in order as listed in recipe) to a high-powered blender and blend on medium-high speed until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in juice of a lemon and sweetener (honey or agave) and blend for another 30 seconds.
  • Once done, add smoothie to prepared glasses and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Keep any leftovers in the refrigerator, tightly covered for a day or so. Best when consumed right away.
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of pure maple syrup, you can always substitute with Agave as well.
SWEETNESS: Add more maple syrup or Agave for more sweetness if needed, 1 Tbsp at a time.
 

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    • Hi Lisa! I’m so glad that you enjoyed this! I’m so with ya on the berries, etc.; however, I love to make this one ever so often to switch things up! 🙂

  1. I’m discovering your post at such a perfect time! My fiancee and I are launching into a type of detox this week, and I’ve been racking my brain for ideas on juices. The ingredients you listed and the benefits are SO helpful! I’m definitely bookmarking this as reference for this week!

  2. We have been looking for something to use up garden produce, that we can have for breakfast and keeps us going until lunch! This is perfect (especially once we are on the post-holiday health kick!)

  3. Wow wow wow!! This looks so beautiful and vibrant!! Loving the sound of this smoothie…perfect start to the day. I’ve been trying to incorporate more greens into my day and this is the perfect way to do so.

  4. Oh how I love Smoothies in the morning! This Super green detox smoothie is a blast. I will definitely have this on my breakfast from now on. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is just what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been eating out way too much and really need some fresh veggies to reset my digestion. I’m excited to try this out with the jalapeno. I love spicy cocktails so I know I’ll love that extra kick!

  6. This is exactly what I need right now. I’ve been sneezing like crazy, and trying to stay healthy so I don’t pass any colds onto the baby. I’m absolutely loving the ingredients in this smoothie – so many nutrients packed into one glass! Curious though, how dominant is the jalapeño in this? I’m not a huge fan of spicy drinks, but would be willing to try it.