Detox smoothies are a delicious way to detox, and one of the best detox drinks to add to your daily routine. To detox the body you need to feed it foods that help it purge itself, while at the same time provide it with the vitamins and minerals it needs to function at its best.
1. All-About-the-Berries Smoothie
Berries are your friend when it comes to detoxing because of all the antioxidants and fiber they contain. They’re just the thing your body needs to replenish itself and to help purge toxins from its various systems. Blueberries are packed with them, and raspberries and blackberries also have a lot, so we’ll use all three here to make sure it’s a detox winner.
What You Need
1 1/2 cups Berry Mix (Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries) 1/2 cup Coconut Milk 1 cup Purified Water 1/8 cup rolled oats
Instructions: Blend everything together until you reach a smoothie consistency. The beauty of berries is their easy prep. Fresh berries need a rinse before going in, while frozen you just pop right in. When detoxing organic produce is always recommended.
What’s the Deal with Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are consistently linked with health benefits ranging from cancer prevention to heart disease prevention, to anti-inflammatory properties. It’s basically a name given to something we already inherently know: healthy foods are good for us! In this smoothie you’re getting a boatload of them, plus some healthy fat from the coconut milk for a satisfying smoothie.
2. Kale-It-Up Smoothie
Kale is the new spinach, and as such you should make sure you’re eating some on a semi-regular basis. A smoothie makes a great vehicle for upping your kale intake, since the curly kind of kale can be a bit much to munch on.
What You Need
1 handful Kale 1/2 apple 1 cup Coconut Water
Instructions: If you use curly kale make sure you cut off the hard and stringy ribs that run down the middle of the leaf. Most blenders will have a tough time with these, and even if you use a professional grade blender it might still leave bits behind. We recommend baby kale, since you can just grab it and toss it in.
You’ve probably heard of kale by now and seen it in stores, as it’s benefited from its fare share of popularity. But this is one trend that you can join in and keep up because kale is the real deal.
3. Ginger Spice Smoothie
Ginger root is great to keep around if you’re trying to detox, as we’ll see below. As far as flavor goes, ginger definitely wakes up the taste buds and provides a kick that can be quite refreshing. Combining it with cinnamon gives it additional anti-inflammatory benefits, and really kicks up the spiciness of this smoothie. Not hot spiciness like a pepper, but a spice that will be felt nonetheless.
What You Need
1 nub Ginger Root 1 tsp Cinnamon 1 handful Spinach 1 cup Purified Water
Instructions: The more you mince the ginger before adding it in, the less bits you’ll have to crunch on once it’s all blended up.
Benefits of Ginger
Ginger has a cleansing effect on the digestive system, helping to ease bloating and gas, and breaking up congestion throughout the body. It’s been used throughout the ages as a treatment for different disorders, and makes a great addition to your detoxing efforts.
4. Cocoa Bliss Smoothie
You can use chocolate as part of your detox routine, as long as it’s the right kind. This smoothie tastes like chocolate covered strawberries, sweet and chocolatey with digestive enzymes from the honey, no refined sugar, and antioxidants from the chocolate and strawberries.
What You Need
1 tbsp Dark Cocoa Powder 1/2 cup Coconut Milk 1/2 cup Strawberries 1 cup Ice (if during warmer months)
Instructions: Blend everything together until frothy and smooth.
Dark Cocoa Powder
Dark cocoa is going to contain antioxidants that regular cocoa doesn’t have. It’s also going to be sugar free if you go with a high quality option. The caffeine content will vary by manufacturer, but it is a small enough amount to only affect those very sensitive to caffeine.