detox green smoothie recipe - sugar and cloth

Detox Green Smoothie Recipe

detox green smoothie recipe - sugar and clothdetox green smoothie recipe - sugar and cloth

This detox green smoothie recipe, packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, is a great breakfast or snack option, especially this time of year! If you haven’t had a green smoothie before, I, Alex, promise it doesn’t taste like grass! While this one contains a full serving of iron-rich spinach leaves, it actually tastes like a blueberry smoothie.

Sure, I love eating healthy, but I want my smoothie to actually taste delicious, and that’s the real secret in making them a habit, especially starting out 2016…

After a period of indulgence, it’s tempting to get back on track with some type of detox. I completely understand the feeling, after spending the last few weeks backpacking around New Zealand and French Polynesia, I’m ready to get back to my healthy self again ASAP.

Unfortunately, most of the commercial ‘detox’ programs out there don’t actually cleanse or detoxify you- your body does a pretty good job of doing that for you, without the assistance of any green juice.

To up the nutrient factor, I’m throwing in a tablespoon of chia seeds, loaded with protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. As cinnamon is a great source of antioxidants and has been shown to help naturally lower blood sugars that get’s thrown into the mixture as well. Cheers to a beverage that does a body (seriously) good.

detox green smoothie recipe - sugar and cloth

Detox Green Smoothie Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 large ripe frozen banana, chopped into large chunks
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes

Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Easy as that!

detox green smoothie recipe - sugar and clothdetox green smoothie recipe - sugar and clothdetox green smoothie recipe - sugar and cloth

Here’s to getting back on the healthy eating train this year! What are some of your favorite go-to detox recipes?!

Alexandra Caspero

Alexandra Caspero is a Registered Dietitian and yoga instructor with a passion for travel, pasta and avocados. Her blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple.
See more of her delicious recipes on Delish Knowledge

Read more from Alexandra Caspero

detox green smoothie recipe - sugar and cloth

Detox Green Smoothie Recipe

detox green smoothie recipe - sugar and clothdetox green smoothie recipe - sugar and cloth

This detox green smoothie recipe, packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, is a great breakfast or snack option, especially this time of year! If you haven’t had a green smoothie before, I, Alex, promise it doesn’t taste like grass! While this one contains a full serving of iron-rich spinach leaves, it actually tastes like a blueberry smoothie.

Sure, I love eating healthy, but I want my smoothie to actually taste delicious, and that’s the real secret in making them a habit, especially starting out 2016…

After a period of indulgence, it’s tempting to get back on track with some type of detox. I completely understand the feeling, after spending the last few weeks backpacking around New Zealand and French Polynesia, I’m ready to get back to my healthy self again ASAP.

Unfortunately, most of the commercial ‘detox’ programs out there don’t actually cleanse or detoxify you- your body does a pretty good job of doing that for you, without the assistance of any green juice.

To up the nutrient factor, I’m throwing in a tablespoon of chia seeds, loaded with protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. As cinnamon is a great source of antioxidants and has been shown to help naturally lower blood sugars that get’s thrown into the mixture as well. Cheers to a beverage that does a body (seriously) good.

detox green smoothie recipe - sugar and cloth

Detox Green Smoothie Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 large ripe frozen banana, chopped into large chunks
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes

Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Easy as that!

detox green smoothie recipe - sugar and clothdetox green smoothie recipe - sugar and clothdetox green smoothie recipe - sugar and cloth

Here’s to getting back on the healthy eating train this year! What are some of your favorite go-to detox recipes?!

Alexandra Caspero

Alexandra Caspero is a Registered Dietitian and yoga instructor with a passion for travel, pasta and avocados. Her blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple.
See more of her delicious recipes on Delish Knowledge

Read more from Alexandra Caspero

Comments

  • kim

    01.04.16

    this looks awesome, so cool that it’s a healing smoothie!

  • Zoe

    01.06.16

    This looks really good, think I’m going to try it in the morning. Thanks!

  • Mmm this looks AND sounds absolutely delicious. I’ve been eating tons of kale lately and may have to make this with it!

  • Isabell

    01.08.16

    Thank you for this recipe :-). I´ve tried it and I really love it …..now it´s one of my favorite smoothies ;-).
    Greetings
    Isabell

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