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Green Smoothie Recipes – 12 Best Recipes for a Summer Detox

There’s nothing quite like a healthy and tasty green smoothie to get the day started. They pack in a crazy amount of nutrients and taste so wonderfully fresh. It’s sure to kick start your energy levels better than any cup of coffee.

I went on a thirty-day smoothie detox, and enjoyed every day of it. However, I quickly realized the importance of variety. So I created my 9 best green smoothie recipes. These are high in fiber and energy, and rich in flavor.

Each one is different. Maybe you’re starting out a detox and want something different every day. Or you just want to find a quick green smoothie that matches what you have in the fridge!

Read on for the best smoothie recipes, with health tips and suggestions. All of them can simply be thrown into a blender, with no extra prep-work.

1. Potassium Greens Smoothie

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Rib of Celery
  • 2 Handfuls of Greens
  • 1 tbsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Water

Smoothie Health Facts:

  1. Bananas can help to build bones, because of their high potassium content, which can help to offset some of the negative results of a high sodium diet.
  2. Celery contains coumarins, compounds that have been shown to prevent cancer.
  3. Just two tablespoons of hemp seeds will provide you with over 2 grams of fiber, which is important for proper bowel function.
  4. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which when utilized by the body can help to fight off infection and other pathogens.

2. Citrus Detox Smoothie

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Orange, Juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ Lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut (dried)
  • 1 Medjool date, pitted
  • 2 Handfuls of Greens
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 Cup Water or Coconut Water or Water

Smoothie Health Facts:

  1. Oranges contain several phytochemicals that make them an immune system modulator. This means that oranges will help increase or decrease immune activity, based on the needs of your body at the time.
  2. Limes will help your liver produce more enzymes, that will increase your digestive capacity.
  3. Lemons contain a perfect balance of calcium and magnesium for human health.
  4. Ginger has been used to aid in the relief of menstrual cramps.

3. Kiwi Crush Smoothie

  • 1/2 medium frozen banana
  • 1 medium frozen kiwi (peel and chop it before you freeze it)
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 (3-inch) chunk of cucumber, peeled or unpeeled
  • 1 (1-inch) chunk of fresh ginger root, peeled
  • 1 scoop of Greens
  • 1 TB Hemp Hearts

4. Peaches & Greens Smoothie

  • 2 Handfuls of Red or Green Leaf Lettuce (I used spinach)
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peaches or Nectarines
  • 1 tbsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut (dried)
  • 1 Cup of Water or Coconut Water

Smoothie Health Facts:

  1. Lettuce is high in water, which will help to flush out your system.
  2. Peaches are high in potassium, which is a mineral that can help protect the body from kidney stones.
  1. Chia seeds expand in the colon, which will help to signal that it is time for release, cleaning out your body.
  2. Coconut is anti-microbial and will protect you from infections.

5. Raspberry Kale Booster Smoothie

  • 1 Rib of Celery
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • ½ Cup of Raspberries or Blueberries
  • 1 Handful of Kale
  • 1 Cup of Water or Coconut Water

6. Lemon Ginger Green Smoothie

  • 1 Rib of Celery
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Cup of Cucumber
  • ½ Lemon, Peeled
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 Cup of Water or Coconut Water

Smoothie Health Facts:

Did you know that you can use lemon juice to help fight constipation? A glass of warm water with the juice of a lemon in it taken first thing in the morning will kickstart the liver, and help to empty the bowels.

  1. Celery will help to alkalize the body – keep in mind that an acidic body is not a balanced body.
  2. Bananas can be used in many cold drink recipes to add creaminess without dairy.
  3. Cucumbers can be juiced, and that juice can help to relieve acid reflux.
  4. Lemon juice can help to clean out the liver.
  5. Ginger is a carminative, meaning it will help to cleanse and sooth the digestive system.

7. Iron Vitamin C Boosting Smoothie

  • 2 Handfuls of Spinach
  • 1 Orange, Juiced
  • 1 Rib of Celery
  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 1 Cup Water or Coconut Water

8. Creamy Tropical Cleanse Smoothie

  • 1 Cup Frozen or Fresh Pineapple
  • ¼ Avocado (should be soft but not mushy, green not brown.)
  • 1 inch piece of Ginger
  • 2 handfuls of Greens
  • 1 Cup Water or Coconut Water

Smoothie Health Facts:

  1. Pineapple contains a compound called Bromelain, which will help your body to break down and digest protein molecules.
  2. Avocados contain all 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein!
  1. Ginger can help to relax and soothe the intestinal tract
  2. Greens will alkalize your body, which is important for the prevention and healing of disease

9. Strawberry Orange Parsley Smoothie

  • 1/2 Cup Fresh or Frozen Strawberries (or blueberries)
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 Handful of Basil or Parsley
  • ½ Rib of Celery
  • 1 tbsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds *optional
  • 1 Cup of Coconut Water or Water

10. Detox Support Protein & Greens Smoothie

  • 1 Cup of Cucumber
  • 1 Handful of Broccoli Sprouts
  • 1 Apple, Cored
  • 1 Handful of Parsley
  • 1 Lemon, Juiced
  • 1 tbsp. Hemp or Chia Seeds
  • 1 Cup Water or Coconut Water

Smoothie Health Facts:

  1. Parsley contains vitamin K, which plays a role in developing the myelin sheath that coats nerve cells. This coating is important for proper nerve impulse conduction
  2. Lemon juice will help pull uric acid from the body, which when accumulated causes gout.
  3. Chia seeds are higher in age-defying antioxidants than blueberries.
  4. Cucumbers are high in B vitamins, which will help you to feel more energized. Taking Vitamin B supplements do not have the same effect, as other nutrients are required in combination with B vitamins for them to be properly utilized in the body.
  5. Broccoli sprouts can be used as a preventative measure against peptic ulcers. They are also part of the cruciferous veggie family, aiding as a detox support for the liver.

11. Apple Blueberry Milkshake

  • 2 Handfuls of Greens
  • 1 Apple, Cored
  • 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk, Coconut Milk or Water

12. Pear me with Greens

  • 1 Rib of Celery
  • 1 Pear
  • ½ Frozen Banana
  • ½ Cup of Cucumber
  • 1 Handful of Parsley
  • 1 Cup of Water or Coconut Water

Smoothie Health Facts

  1. Celery will help to lower blood pressure by helping to relax the blood vessels around the arteries.
  2. Pear is high in vitamin C, which is important for your immune system.
  3. Bananas can help to soothe an upset digestive tract.
  4. Parsley is a blood cleanser, and can help rid the body of stored waste.
  5. Coconut water is even more hydrating for your cells than regular water!

What is your favorite smoothie recipe?

Are you as fond of green smoothies as I am? If you follow my blog you’ll know that smoothies are a big favorite of mine. What’s your favorite? Try a few of these, and let me know what you thought!

For something a little different check out my blackberry basil smoothie recipe.

 

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