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 the new year…
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.
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! Cheers to a beverage that does a body (seriously) good.
Here’s to getting back on the healthy eating train this year! What are some of your favorite go-to detox recipes?!
And in case you’re looking for additional healthy dinner or snack pairing ideas, here are a few of our favorites below —
- Serve these healthy baked apples as a dessert with our healthy turkey chili recipe for dinner
- If you’re serving leftovers you can pair this with a healthy snack idea
- Our Whole30 chicken wraps recipe is the perfect appetizer to a healthy turkey chili