Green Detox Smoothie

Oh my goodness, it feels so good to be home.

My time in Europe these past few weeks was such a gift, and filled to the brim with so many wonderful memories with friends.  But between the six-course meals each night on the Mediterranean cruise, paella in Spain, and pub food galore with friends all over England, I think it’s safe to say that I probably ate more carbs (and specifically, potatoes!) in the past month than ever before!

So upon returning home, my friend Sarah and I thought it would be fun to try going “raw” for a week.  Nothing cooked, no caffeine, no alcohol — just straight raw ingredients, which mostly includes fresh produce and nuts.  I will post a summary of how it went at the end of this week, and then I’m also planning to share some of the recipes next week.

However, the first “detox” smoothie that I made yesterday was too good not to share right away!  I love green smoothies, but this one may be one of my new favorites.  It is sweet and simple, but packed with all sorts of healthy goodness that I loved.  No arm-twisting necessary to enjoy this green smoothie for a meal!

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What are your favorite ingredients to add to a green smoothie?

Green Detox Smoothie

A delicious and healthy green "detox" smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups frozen diced pineapple
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen diced banana
  • 1 celery rib (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger (start with less and add more if desired)
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • juice from half a lime

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.  Add a little water or juice if needed to help the blender blend.

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  1. Melanie — May 6, 2014 @ 6:15 pm (#)

    How many calories in 1 cup?

    • Ali — June 1st, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

      Hi Melanie,

      I don’t calculate calories on the site, but you can plug them in at myfitnesspal.com.

      ~Ali

  2. Sara H. — May 6, 2014 @ 9:14 pm (#)

    I LOVE a good green smoothie! I always put spinach in mine and I’m particularly fond of almond butter and almond milk in there too. This one sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Margaret Anne @ Natural Chow — November 29, 2014 @ 12:49 pm (#)

    Mmmm, this looks like my kind of smoothie! Thanks so much for sharing this simple and easy recipe, Ali! :)

  4. María Elena — January 9, 2016 @ 12:45 am (#)

    This recipe is for just one person?  At what time do you take it?  Breakfast,  lunch or at night?  Does it replace one meal?  How many days do you take it to show results? Thanks for the answers. 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 9th, 2016 @ 5:37 pm

      Hi Maria, this recipe makes about 4-5 cups, so about two good-sized servings. It’s not really meant to be a meal replacer — we like it for breakfast some mornings (or with breakfast, because it doesn’t have much protein), or as a healthy snack. We hope you enjoy!

  5. Amanda — April 6, 2016 @ 10:50 am (#)

    I make this smoothie all the time, tho I add a cup of spinach and about 3 celery sticks;  whole. It’s perfect for breakfast; and yes a meal replacement. 1tbs of Chai seeds equals 1 egg so the equivalent to what you’d eat for breakfast measures out,  with tons of minerals and vitamins to boot! My son loves it, a favorite in this house!  

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — April 6th, 2016 @ 8:38 pm

      Thanks for sharing Amanda — we’re so glad you and your son enjoy it! :)

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