Orange Ginger Detox Smoothie

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This bright and refreshing orange ginger detox smoothie is filled with bright citrus, fresh ginger, and flax seed meal. The perfect on-the-go healthy breakfast or snack recipe!

Holding an orange ginger detox smoothie.

One of the many benefits of starting your day off with a smoothie is that you can adapt your go-to recipe with whatever fruits and veggies are in season. In the spring that means strawberry smoothies, in the summer I love using peaches, and in the fall I like to work with pumpkin. Today’s recipe is this Orange Ginger Detox Smoothie, which is full of sweet and tangy flavor.


Orange Ginger Detox Smoothie ingredients
  • Orange: Full of sweetness and vitamin C, it adds just the right amount of tangy sweetness to balance out the other ingredients.
  • Carrots: Sweet and bright, it pairs perfectly with the orange juice.
  • Flax seed meal: Mostly flavorless, it’s full of omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants.
  • Ginger: Tangy, spicy, and immunity-boosting, a little ginger can go a long way!
  • Protein powder: Whether whey based or plant based, I use vanilla flavored protein powder typically in this smoothie.
  • Lemon juice: Bright, fresh flavor that adds some tartness for the sweetness of the carrots and orange.

How to make an Orange Ginger Detox Smoothie

Peeling orange

Start your orange ginger detox smoothie by peeling the orange, peeling and chopping your carrots, and grating your ginger.

Juicing lemon

Then squeeze your fresh lemon juice.

Adding orange and carrot to blender

Then take your orange, carrots, and ginger and add them to your blender.

Adding water to blender

Then add the protein powder, flax seed meal, and lemon juice. Finish with some water and ice, then blend until smooth and it reaches your desired consistency.

Orange ginger detox smoothies

Add more ice or water, depending on how thick you want it, then pour into glasses and serve. Enjoy your Orange Ginger Detox Smoothie!

Shake It Up

  • Add some greens. You could easily add some spinach or kale to this smoothie, and you’d barely taste it!
  • Make it more tropical. Throw in some mango, banana, or other citrus fruits to give it more of a tropical smoothie flair!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is raw ginger in a smoothie good for you?

Raw ginger is great for your digestive system, is naturally anti-inflammatory, and will stave off infection and is good for the immune system!

Do I have to peel ginger before juicing?

Nope! The skin is super thin and will blend up super easily.

Are smoothies a good way to lose weight?

Smoothies are a great way to pack a lot of nutrients and protein into fewer calories, making them great for weight loss!

Orange Ginger Detox Smoothie up close

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Liz drinking an orange ginger detox smoothie.

Take it on the go, or sip it slow on the porch, this Orange Ginger Detox Smoothie is a great way to start your morning.

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Orange Ginger Detox Smoothies

Orange Ginger Detox Smoothie

5 stars average
This bright and refreshing orange ginger detox smoothie is filled with bright citrus, fresh ginger and flax seeds. The perfect on-the-go healthy breakfast or snack recipe!
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes

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  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth. Add more ice to thicken until you've reached the desired consistency. 

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Serving: 12ouncesCalories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 26gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 143mgPotassium: 631mgFiber: 6gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 10900IUVitamin C: 64.5mgCalcium: 268mgIron: 0.9mg
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30 responses to “Orange Ginger Detox Smoothie”

  1. DIVYA Avatar

    What can i add unstead of protein powder coz i dnt have tht one at the moment??it really looks gr8..waiting to try it out…

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You can just skip!

      1. Divya Biswajith Avatar
        Divya Biswajith

        Thankuuu..i tried it out ydy n was awsmmmm…luvd it…its so refreshing..!!

        1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
          Liz DellaCroce

          I’m so glad you enjoyed!

  2. Brenda Avatar

    I am loving on that ginger with the orange. Beautiful smoothie!

  3. Meredith Avatar

    Orange and ginger are a favorite flavor combination of mine… I can’t wait to try your smoothie!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you love it!!