5 Awesome Detox Smoothie Recipes

5 Best Detox Smoothie Recipes, How To Make A Smoothie

Your body is like a sponge that soaks in all the toxins that it faces everyday. It ranges from environmental toxins and beauty products to the irresistible processed food. To flush out these toxins from your body and provide vital nutrients to it, you can add yummy smoothies to your diet. Check out these 5 Detox Smoothie Recipes and kick start your healthy lifestyle.

1. Herbilicious Semi-Tropical Smoothie

If you’re someone who’s not apprehensive of using herbs like spicy Arugula or the tart Cilantro, in your food or drinks, then this smoothie is for you. Despite tasting bitter and a little unconventional, these herbs are rich in high fiber content and antioxidants, making them excellent detoxing agents. The good news, however is that, this smoothie can actually be enjoyed, without having an internal swear-fest that can make a sailor blush. With the addition of Pineapple, Avocado and Banana, you have a semi-tropical drink in front of you. To consume it for breakfast, stock up on protein by using hulled hemp seeds, and you’re set for the day!

Ingredients:
Cilantro (1/2 cup)
Arugula (1 cup)
Coconut milk (1 cup)
Diced Pineapple (1 cup-frozen/fresh)
Banana (1)
Avocado (1/2)
Hulled Hemp Seeds ( 1 tbsp)
Turmeric (½ teaspoon)
Ginger (½ teaspoon)
Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon )
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of black pepper

Method:
Blend together the herbs, hulled hemp seeds and the coconut milk for 1 minute.
Then, blend together the rest of the ingredients, until the mixture is smooth and thick.

Recipe Courtesy: goop.com

2. Healthy Horchata – Skin Detox

Adopting a healthy and a nutritious diet means no more Mexican nights and no more delicious Horchata. But with this smoothie, you can get the best of both worlds. Replace the original ingredients of Rice and Sugar with a mixture of nuts and dates respectively. The assortment of nuts used is not only rich in fiber, protein and nutrients, but is also great for detoxing your skin and making it glow.

Ingredients:
Raw walnuts(¼ cup)
Cashews Raw (¼ cup)
Almonds (¼ cup)
Dry Dates (3)
Ground Cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
Vanilla Extract (½ teaspoon)
Salt (⅛ teaspoon)
Water (1½ cups + water for soaking according to the volume of the bowl used)

Method: In a large bowl, add the walnuts, cashews, almonds and dates. Sprinkle the salt and fill the bowl with water until the nuts and dates are completely submerged. Let them soak for 1 hour.

Strain the nuts and keep the soaking water aside. (Don’t throw it, you can reuse it to wash your veggies)
Add the soaked nuts and dates, cinnamon, vanilla extract and 1 1/2 cups of fresh water to your blender/smoothie maker. Blend till you get a smooth and a creamy consistency.

Recipe Courtesy: goop.com

3. Goji Berry Detox Smoothie

For a lot of us, winter and especially the holidays are the perfect opportunity to give in to our cravings and hog. From the traditional Roast turkey with cranberry sauce to the mulled wine and finally to the delectable deserts, holidays can take a toll on your fitness and your health routine. On the brighter side, there is way to escape the calories and hit the reset button in the form of a smoothie. It’s made of the super fruit goji berry, metabolism-boosting cayenne peppers and the anti-inflammatory spice turmeric. This smoothie has a unique taste due to the spiciness from the cayenne pepper, but is offset with the mango and the oranges.

Ingredients:

Oranges, peeled (2)
Cayenne Pepper (1 pinch)
Coconut water (1 cup)
Mango (1/4 cup fresh/ frozen)
Goji berries (1 small handful)
Turmeric (1 pinch)
Method: Blend it all together, and indulge in the winter treats, guilt-free.

Recipe Courtesy: Well+Good

4. The Surprising Smoothie

Breakfast detox smoothies in the winter can seem like a weird thing, when everyone around you are drinking hot cocoa and spiked eggnog. You don’t have to sacrifice on your fitness or the food that you want to eat. Although, this unconventional smoothie gives you the best of savory in the form of smoothie.

Ingredients:
Vegetable Stock (1 cup)
Avocado (1)
Miso (1 tbsp)
Salt (if broth is unsalted, a pinch)
Almond/coconut milk (1/2 cup)

Method:
Blend all the ingredients together. Serve it warm for enhanced benefits.

Recipe Courtesy: goop.com

5. Berry and Beets Detox Smoothie

Post-workout cramps are not just painful, but awfully inconvenient. While, we’ve all heard of hot water baths and muscle relaxers, who knew that drinking a smoothie can minimize cramps and pains. This smoothie is made out of Beets, a natural anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants, can reduce the muscle damage and aches after a heavy workout. Combine this with tart cherry juice and you’ll able be to recover faster from your workouts.

Ingredients:
Blueberries– Fresh/frozen (1 cup)
Seedless red grapes (1 cup)
Tart Cherry/Blackberry/Cranberry juice (1 cup)
Beet juice
Yogurt /vanilla flavored kefir (1/2 cup)
Ice cubes (1/2 cup)
Rolled oats (2 tbsp)
Grated fresh ginger (1 tbsp)

Method:
Juice berries and beet. (If you don’t have a juicer, you can use pre-made tart cherry and beet juice)
Blend them together with the rest of the ingredients, until smooth and thick.

Recipe Courtesy: Best Health Magazine

Making these smoothies can seem daunting and time consuming. With the help of a powerful blender like Vitamix, making these delicious smoothies will be a breeze.

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