Green Detox Smoothie

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

This immunity-boosting green detox smoothie recipe is packed with vitamins and nutrients to give you long-lasting energy. 

Holding a green detox smoothie.

Want to get a jump start on those new years resolutions? If you’re trying to get more fruits and veggies into your diet, then I’ve got just the start to your day. Smoothies are my favorite go-to breakfast, and they’re a great way to meet your health and nutrition goals. My Green Detox Smoothie is a delicious way to reduce calories while still giving your body what it needs.

Ingredients

  • Baby spinach: Baby spinach is a little bit sweeter than fully-grown spinach, and is a great source of iron, vitamin C and A, and calcium.
  • Parsley: Fresh parsley has a slightly peppery, earthy flavor. It’s an herb that’s high in vitamin C.
  • Orange: Naturally sweet, juicy, and citrusy, and also a great source of vitamins and nutrients.
  • Lemon juice: Bright, fresh, acidic flavor that pairs with the other fruit in the smoothie.
  • Ginger root: Somewhat spicy, fresh ginger is a great source of antioxidants and good for gut health.
  • Apple: Adds sweetness and flavor, I like to use gala or fuji apples.
  • Flax seed meal: Flavorless, but adds a slew of health benefits like omega 3s, fiber, and antioxidants.
  • Turmeric: Peppery and earthy in flavor, it’s full of antioxidants and has been found to benefit digestive health.

How to Make Green Detox Smoothie

Cutting ginger

Start your Green Detox Smoothie by preparing your fresh ingredients. Cut up your ginger root and your apple, peel your orange, and wash and trim your spinach and parsley.

Adding spinach to blender

Then take the pitcher of your blender, and put your baby spinach in the bottom.

Adding apple to blender

Next add your apple, peeled or unpeeled depending on your preference.

Adding orange to blender

Then add the peeled orange.

Adding parsley to blender

And push in the fresh parsley and add the ginger root.

Adding flax seed meal

Sprinkle in the flax seed meal and turmeric.

Adding lemon juice to blender

Finish with the fresh lemon juice and some water.

Blending green detox smoothie

Put the lid on the blender, then blend until smooth. Add ice if you want it thicker, or water if you want to make it thinner.

Green detox smoothie.

Pour into a glass, and enjoy your Green Detox Smoothie!

Easy Substitutions

  • Swap the greens. If you don’t have spinach, try using kale or another leafy green. No parsley? Try fresh mint leaves!
  • Try different fruits. Use whatever fruit you have! You have bananas? Toss those in! Have some extra baby carrots? Shred those in there.
  • Up the protein. Make it a protein smoothie by adding some of your favorite protein powder.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you make smoothies ahead of time?

My favorite way to plan ahead with smoothies is my make-ahead smoothie freezer bags. You can take pre-portioned bits of the ingredients and put them in bags and freeze, then toss the bag in the blender and voila!

How often should you drink green smoothies?

You can drink one a day as a way to incorporate fruit and vegetables into your diet.

Can you lose weight drinking smoothies?

Because smoothies tend to be low in calories, they’re a great way to help you lose weight.

Green detox smoothies.

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Liz drinking a green detox smoothie.

Whether you have a new years resolution or not, my Green Detox Smoothie is a delicious way to start your day.

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Holding a green detox smoothie

Green Detox Smoothie

4.34 stars average
This immunity-boosting green smoothie recipe is packed with vitamins and nutrients to give you long-lasting energy. 
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings1

Recipe Video

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups Organic Baby Spinach
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1 medium orange (peeled)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 inch piece ginger root (peeled)
  • ½ medium apple
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Serve as is or over ice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 51.4gProtein: 7.6gFat: 3.4gSaturated Fat: 0.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.9gSodium: 138mgFiber: 18.3gSugar: 28g

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22 responses to “Green Detox Smoothie”

  1. Ainslie Bernal Avatar
    Ainslie Bernal

    Can I prep these by freezing the ingredients and put it in the blender frozen? Or is fresh better?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes you can definitely prep and freeze!!!

  2. susan salzman Avatar
    susan salzman

    I love every ingredient in this! My blender broke…this is inspiring me to go and get a new one, stat!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes you need one!!! :)

  3. Gina @Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina @Running to the Kitchen

    I need to make this asap!

  4. Heide M. Avatar
    Heide M.

    Will have to try this.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it Heide!!

  5. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy Avatar
    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    LOVE how much healthy deliciousness you packed into this green smoothie! So intrigued by the parsley… I’ve never added it to a smoothie before!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      It adds such a yummy grassy flavor!!! TRY IT!!

  6. Corry Oosterhouse Avatar
    Corry Oosterhouse

    This looks so good, Liz!! By the way, I was re-reading your 35 facts about yourself. I realized that I started following your blog after your appearance on the Today Show in January 2013. Soooo, I am celebrating 4 years of great recipes and looking at pictures of your cute boys!! (You and your husband are cute too, of course!!????). Happy anniversary!!????????????????????☕️????

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Awwww That’s so sweet of you!! I’m so happy to have you as a loyal reader for so long!! Also I’m 36 now – I better add a fun fact!!! :) xoxoxoxo

      1. Corry Oosterhouse Avatar
        Corry Oosterhouse

        Yea, time flies, doesn’t it??? ????????????????❤️

  7. Jenny Flake Avatar
    Jenny Flake

    Smoothie Perfection! Love!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      thanks sweet lady!!!

  8. Jennifer Avatar
    Jennifer

    What if I only have a regular blender? Would this work better in my food processor?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I think it would be fine in a regular blender just try to cut the ginger and apple into smaller pieces. :)

  9. Lauren Kelly Nutrition Avatar
    Lauren Kelly Nutrition

    I absolutely LOVE the ingredients!! I am adding to this to my smoothie rotation!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yay! Thanks lady!

  10. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness Avatar
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Smoothies are the ONLY way I can get my hubs to eat greens…so I can’t wait to try this bad boy out on him!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha seriously smoothies are so great for that!

  11. Cookin Canuck Avatar
    Cookin Canuck

    Love the kick of ginger in this smoothie! I’d happily start the day off or curb the afternoon munchies with a glass of this.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I am such a ginger freak!!!

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Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.