Green Detox Smoothie
February 5th, 2020
Do you need a healthy breakfast to start your day off right? Or maybe a filling snack to get you through the day? This Green Detox Smoothie is a great way to provide your body with a natural energy boost without the sugar crash normal smoothies can bring on your body. This veggie-packed smoothie is a healthy and versatile addition to any Paleo or AIP diet. You can make it a satiating smoothie bowl with a number of extra toppings to make it more fun and unique every time you need a green smoothie in your day.
Healthy Green Smoothie Ingredients
In just one serving, detox smoothies can offer so many amazing nutrients while promoting detoxification pathways. Green smoothies are a great way for people to reach their daily servings of vegetables which can support detoxification — especially if they’re struggling to include vegetables in meals and snacks. Use this Green Detox Smoothie as part of a healthy diet protocol or as a grab-and-go option for breakfast. These ingredients deserve a special mention for their health-boosting capabilities.
This dark leafy green contains substantial amounts of vitamins C and K, iron, folate, magnesium, and calcium. While your body needs all of these great nutrients, spinach is also full of fiber and antioxidants, which is just what you need in a detox-focused smoothie.
Avocado is an unusual fruit —that’s right, there’s fruit in this smoothie too! The monounsaturated fats in avocado are satiating enough to keep you full and energize you through your day. They also help you absorb other nutrients from the veggies in this smoothie. Avocados contain potassium, magnesium, fiber, and a range of B vitamins. They’re also high in antioxidants including beta carotene and Vitamins C and E.
Celery is a must-have for a true Green Detox Smoothie. A single stalk is a source of several different antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Among these detox-promoting nutrients are Vitamins A, C, and K and flavonoids.
Lemon is another food that can support your detoxification processes. This sweet and sour fruit stimulates bile and supports your liver while providing you with antioxidants such as Vitamin C. And although I do enjoy celery, sometimes it’s nice to have a stronger flavor that’s slightly reminiscent of lemonade.
I love adding a scoop of The Myers Way® Collagen Protein to all of my smoothies because it benefits the body in so many ways. I’ll get straight to the point with this one — collagen helps your body maintain a healthy gut lining so that you can digest and absorb the proper nutrients your body needs for optimal health!
The Myers Way® Collagen Protein is completely flavorless, so it doesn’t get in the way of any other delicious and fresh flavors in this Green Detox Smoothie.
How to Make Detox Green Smoothie
My recipe for your new favorite Green Detox Smoothie is simple. To make your smoothie, add all the ingredients into your blender and blend until your desired consistency is reached. If you want a smoothie bowl, add a little less water and a little more ice, and serve in a bowl with toppings. Coconut flakes or grain-free granola add texture and healthy fats that can help make this smoothie a fun meal to start your day. For a drinkable smoothie, add more water than ice and enjoy in a glass.
You can also get your Green Detox Smoothie prepared ahead of time. Put the spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley, ginger, and banana in a storage bag. I suggest you wait to add your avocado until the day you make your smoothie for the best texture. The lemon juice, ice, water, and collagen should be added to the blender the day you make your smoothie.
I don’t recommend blending and storing the smoothie in the fridge or freezer, as the smoothie will oxidize, and the texture will change.
Green Detox Smoothie
- 2 handfulls spinach leaves
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 handful parsley
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/2 inch peeled ginger (or 1 tsp ground ginger)
- 1/2 banana optional
- 1 scoop The Myers Way® Collagen Protein
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 handful ice
Use less water or eliminate it completely to make a thicker smoothie or smoothie bowl.