Friday, June 2, 2017

20 Detox Smoothies That Help You Lose Weight and Cleanse Your System

YOU’RE READING THIS ARTICLE FOR ONE OF TWO reasons: either you want to lose weight or you just really like smoothies. We hope it is at least a little of both.

20 Detox Smoothies That Help You Lose Weight and Cleanse Your System


We pulled together this collection of smoothie recipes with you in mind. Yes, you. Whether you want to lose weight, maintain your current weight or gain weight, there’s a smoothie for everyone. Most of our smoothies are designed to help you lose weight, but if you want to gain you can still use our recipes. You’ll just have to substitute full fat ingredients for low-fat ingredients. Or add protein powder.

The point is, it is never a bad idea to put healthy things in your body. It is never a bad idea to get your full servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Smoothies help you do that, and more. But more on that in a minute.

Health Benefits of Smoothies


We did a lot of research on food, how it behaves in your body, what it does for your body, and how it interacts with other food.

If you know the health benefits of each fruit, vegetable, and base you can get creative. So after you try each of our recipes you might get adventurous and tinker with them. Tinkering is fun.

In fact, we strongly urge you to talk to your doctor before you make any drastic diet or lifestyle changes. That’s just good common sense.

Toxins build up in the human body, causing the body to malfunction. If you’ve noticed your skin breaking out more than usual, an increase in the frequency of heartburn, or if you’re feeling tired and sluggish, it could be because you have an overload of toxins in your body. Of course, any new health symptom should be discussed with your doctor, but as more doctors are aware of how diet affects the body, they might suggest that you clean up the way you eat. In a word, maybe it’s time to detox.

Here is a quick summary:

Add your ingredients in this order:

  1. Liquids
  2. Semisolids
  3. Fruit
  4. Frozen Fruit
  5. Ice

When blending start slow and wait until the ingredients are circulating easily and then increase power for about 45 seconds. If you want a lighter smoothie with more air, let it blend on high for another 45 seconds. Enjoy.

Detox Smoothies  Recipes


1. Avocado Sunrise

AVOCADO is high in both insoluble and soluble fiber. This is perfect for cleansing the colon and carrying toxins out of the body. Its high fiber content also makes it a good food to lower HDL cholesterol.

INGREDIENTS

½ avocado
½ cup fresh squeezed orange juice
½ cup frozen strawberries
1 banana
¼ cup ice

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 360
Carbohydrate: 59 g
Protein: 4.7 g
Fat: 15.5 g
Saturated Fat: 2.2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 11.6 mg
Fiber: 12.4 g
Sugar: 31 g
Vitamin A: 520 IU
Vitamin C: 128 mg
Calcium: 49 mg
Iron: 2 mg
Potassium: 1,321 mg

2. Sneaky Watermelon

LEMON helps the liver by stimulating the release of enzymes, and watermelon has a high concentration of water.

INGREDIENTS

2 leaves organic romaine lettuce
1 banana
1 cup watermelon
1 tablespoon lemon juice

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 170
Carbohydrate: 43 g
Protein: 3.3 g
Fat: 0.6 g
Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 12.9 mg
Fiber: 5.8 g
Sugar: 25 g
Vitamin A: 7,955 IU
Vitamin C: 48 mg
Calcium: 38 mg
Iron: 1.4 mg
Potassium: 614 mg


3. Classic Green Detox Smoothie

Green Detox Smoothie Recipe


KALE is loaded with fiber, and an apple a day truly can keep the doctor away. The ginger root keeps your stomach calm while it digests all that fiber, but make sure you drink plenty of water!

INGREDIENTS

4 leaves kale
1 apple
1 banana
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¾ cup water

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 239
Carbohydrate: 60 g
Protein: 4.2 g
Fat: 1.3 g
Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 32 mg
Fiber: 9 g
Sugar: 33 g
Vitamin A: 10,478 IU
Vitamin C: 99 mg
Calcium: 109 mg
Iron: 1.8 mg
Potassium: 941 mg


4. Happy Day Green Smoothie

DANDELIONS help break down fat, and parsley is a natural diuretic that helps the body eliminate toxins gently. Cranberries help to fight bacteria in the kidneys, urinary tract, and bladder, and blueberries are loaded with antioxidants.

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup fresh parsley
¼ cup dandelion greens
¼ cup blueberries
¼ cup cranberries
½ cup water
1 small apple

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 123
Carbohydrate: 32 g
Protein: 1.7 g
Fat: 0.6 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 21 mg
Fiber: 6.8 g
Sugar: 20 g
Vitamin A: 2,782 IU
Vitamin C: 39 mg
Calcium: 60 mg
Iron: 1.7 mg
Potassium: 349 mg


5. Simple Smoothie Detox

GRAPEFRUIT contains lycopene—a powerful antioxidant that may help prevent cancer. It also helps to reduce bad cholesterol by helping keep arteries clear. Apple helps remove metals from your system and, in addition to being full of fiber, helps purify the kidneys and liver.

INGREDIENTS

½ whole red grapefruit
½ apple
1 banana
1 cup dandelion greens
¼ cup water

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 229
Carbohydrate: 58 g
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 1.2 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 44 mg
Fiber: 9.2 g
Sugar: 33 g
Vitamin A: 7,128 IU
Vitamin C: 72 mg
Calcium: 141 mg
Iron: 2.2 mg
Potassium: 904 mg


6. Glowing Skin Smoothie

ANTIOXIDANTS found in berries can help counter free-radical damage, which also helps your skin fight the aging process. Berries also aid in controlling blood sugar, and the flax and avocado contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the skin and also help fight inflammation.

INGREDIENTS

2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
2 teaspoons wheat germ
½ avocado
7 strawberries
½ cup cherries
½ cup blueberries
4 ice cubes

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 410
Carbohydrate: 51 g
Protein: 13.1 g
Fat: 21 g
Saturated Fat: 2.9 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 11.6 mg
Fiber: 17.5 g
Sugar: 22 g
Vitamin A: 263 IU
Vitamin C: 72 mg
Calcium: 68 mg
Iron: 4.3 mg
Potassium: 1,125 mg


7. Blue and Red Detox Smoothie

Detox Smoothies That Help You Lose Weight and Cleanse Your System


RAW RED CABBAGE is a cancer-fighting food full of vitamin A and beta-carotene. The chia seeds are full of good fats, while the blueberries are packed with antioxidants.

INGREDIENTS

6 ounces water
2 teaspoons chia seeds, soaked
2 bananas
1 cup blueberries
2 cups chopped raw red cabbage

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 418
Carbohydrate: 95 g
Protein: 9.3 g
Fat: 6.1 g
Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 52 mg
Fiber: 19.3 g
Sugar: 50 g
Vitamin A: 2,216 IU
Vitamin C: 139 mg
Calcium: 201 mg
Iron: 3.8 mg
Potassium: 1,389 mg


8. Green and Orange Goodness

Detox Smoothies That Help You Lose Weight and Cleanse Your System


PARSLEY helps flush the kidneys, plus it supports liver functions. Mango helps cleanse the colon, and the orange juice makes it all taste sunny and delicious.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup fresh parsley
1 large mango
1 cup ice
6 ounces orange juice

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 233
Carbohydrate: 57 g
Protein: 4.1 g
Fat: 1.4 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 39 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 45 g
Vitamin A: 6,978 IU
Vitamin C: 222 mg
Calcium: 122 mg
Iron: 4.3 mg
Potassium: 996 mg


9. Roma Detox

TOMATOES contain lycopene, which is a cancer fighter, and the dandelion greens are great for breaking down fat and releasing bile from the gallbladder. Bye bye bile.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup dandelion greens
3 Roma tomatoes
1½ cups water

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 65
Carbohydrate: 14.1 g
Protein: 3.5 g
Fat: 0.9 g
Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 57 mg
Fiber: 3.9 g
Sugar: 5.4 g
Vitamin A: 6,839 IU
Vitamin C: 55 mg
Calcium: 103 mg
Iron: 2.4 mg
Potassium: 628 mg



10. Pomberry Smoothie

POMEGRANATE has more antioxidants than green tea and provides a distinct, tangy flavor. High in vitamin C and antioxidant B vitamins, this smoothie will benefit your health by boosting your immune system as well as providing help in detoxing your body.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup mixed frozen berries
½ cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
½ cup water

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 155
Carbohydrate: 39 g
Protein: 1.3 g
Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 10 mg
Fiber: 5.3 g
Sugar: 32 g
Vitamin A: 0 IU
Vitamin C: 41 mg
Calcium: 37 mg
Iron: 2 g
Potassium: 220 mg


11. Kale Green Smoothie

Kale Green Smoothie That Help You Lose Weight and Cleanse Your System


KALE IS RECOGNIZED for providing support for the body’s detoxification system. Research has shown that isothiocyanates made from kale’s glucosinolates can help regulate detox at a genetic level. A bunch of big words that mean kale does a body good.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup firmly packed, stems removed kale or collard greens
½ Granny Smith apple
1 ripe banana
¼ cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 cup water

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 184
Carbohydrate: 46 g
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 38 mg
Fiber: 7.4 g
Sugar: 23 g
Vitamin A: 11,691 IU
Vitamin C: 117 mg
Calcium: 127 mg
Iron: 2.5 mg
Potassium: 805 mg


12. South Seas Smoothie

Just like regular water, COCONUT WATER helps detox your body by flushing out harmful bacteria and keeping you hydrated. Coconut water helps you stay hydrated because it’s an excellent source of electrolytes, and one 8.5-ounce serving has fifteen times more potassium than most sports drinks. Potassium is one of the electrolytes that helps your body replace and retain the fluids needed to operate most efficiently.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup mango chunks
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 cup unsweetened coconut water
Pinch of cayenne powder

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 154
Carbohydrate: 37 g
Protein: 2.5 g
Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 255 mg
Fiber: 5.6 g
Sugar: 31 g
Vitamin A: 1,565 IU
Vitamin C: 53 mg
Calcium: 75 mg
Iron: 0.9 mg
Potassium: 863 mg


13. Orange Double-Berry Smoothie

Orange Double-Berry Smoothie That Help You Lose Weight and Cleanse Your System


CITRUS FRUITS are very acidic, and acidic fruits are excellent for helping the body detox. Oranges, while being acidic, are also high in vitamin C, and the fiber they provide is necessary for healthy elimination.

INGREDIENTS

1 navel orange
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup frozen raspberries
¼ cup water

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 155
Carbohydrate: 38 g
Protein: 2.3 g
Fat: 0.5 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 0.8 mg
Fiber: 11.6 g
Sugar: 24 g
Vitamin A: 236 IU
Vitamin C: 90 mg
Calcium: 86 mg
Iron: 1.2 mg
Potassium: 302 mg


14. Green Dew Mint Smoothie

CUCUMBERS work as a detox aid, facilitating excretion of wastes through the kidneys, thus avoiding the body’s need to purge waste through the skin. In other words, cucumbers are good for your healthy skin, too.

INGREDIENTS

¼ cucumber, peeled
1 cup honeydew melon
½ cup pear juice
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
⅛ cup fresh mint leaves

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 218
Carbohydrate: 52 g
Protein: 2.1 g
Fat: 0.4 g
Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 33 mg
Fiber: 1.8 g
Sugar: 38 g
Vitamin A: 127 IU
Vitamin C: 87 mg
Calcium: 18.3 mg
Iron: 1.1 mg
Potassium: 478 mg


15. Tummy Buddy Smoothie

Tummy Buddy Smoothie Detox Papaya and Ginger


GINGER helps speed up your circulation, promoting healthy sweating and supporting liver function, therefore helping your body in its efforts to detoxify.

INGREDIENTS

¾ cup papaya
¾ cup sliced peaches
½ pear
1 teaspoon peeled, grated ginger root
4 mint leaves
¼ cup water

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 148
Carbohydrate: 37 g
Protein: 2.5 g
Fat: 0.7 g
Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 4.6 mg
Fiber: 6.6 g
Sugar: 25 g
Vitamin A: 1,586 IU
Vitamin C: 77 mg
Calcium: 43 mg
Iron: 0.7 mg
Potassium: 635 mg


16. Cinnamon Pear Sweetness

If you haven't tried the combination of pears and cinnamon, you are missing out; they are one of nature’s great flavor combos, with the “sweet” benefit of being good for you. Pears are high in fiber and “sweep” the body, cleaning the colon to allow the body easier cleansing and elimination. Cinnamon may prevent the accumulation of some fats.

INGREDIENTS

2 pears
½ cup orange juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 278
Carbohydrate: 73 g
Protein: 2.2 g
Fat: 0.7 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 4.5 mg
Fiber: 10.6 g
Sugar: 51 g
Vitamin A: 324 IU
Vitamin C: 76 mg
Calcium: 44 mg
Iron: 0.9 mg
Potassium: 643 mg


17. Green Tea Goodness

GREEN TEA contains bioflavonoids. Flavonoids are antioxidants, responsible for the many health benefits of green tea. They are potent free-radical scavengers, which help detoxify the body and eliminate the damage done by the free radicals. Besides being a wonderful detox aid, a touch of molasses adds sweetness to this smoothie!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup frozen white grapes
1 cup fresh baby spinach
6 ounces strong brewed green tea, cooled
½ medium avocado
1 teaspoon molasses

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 258
Carbohydrate: 32 g
Protein: 4.1 g
Fat: 15 g
Saturated Fat: 2.2 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 47 mg
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 22 g
Vitamin A: 2,989 IU
Vitamin C: 16.8 mg
Calcium: 141 mg
Iron: 3.3 mg
Potassium: 1,227 mg


18. Detox Deluxe Smoothie

WALNUTS and other seeds are a good source of arginine, which aids the liver in removing ammonia, a toxic waste product that occurs during the metabolism of proteins.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup cherries
1 medium orange
2 tablespoons walnuts
⅓ avocado
1 cup fresh spinach
¼ cup water
1 teaspoon honey (optional)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 478
Carbohydrate: 57 g
Protein: 9.7 g
Fat: 29 g
Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 29 mg
Fiber: 13.1 g
Sugar: 41 g
Vitamin A: 3,310 IU
Vitamin C: 94 mg
Calcium: 138 mg
Iron: 2.5 mg
Potassium: 1,150 mg


19. Tropical Detox Smoothie

CILANTRO has been used as a general detoxifying remedy for years and has been found to chelate (remove) heavy metals like mercury, aluminum, and lead from the body. In fact, it is believed to cross the blood-brain barrier and actually remove those metals from the brain.

INGREDIENTS

Small handful cilantro, with stems
Handful of fresh baby spinach
⅓ cup chopped pineapple
1 small kiwifruit
½ banana
¾ cup water

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 151
Carbohydrate: 35 g
Protein: 4.4 g
Fat: 0.8 g
Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 59 mg
Fiber: 5.7 g
Sugar: 21 g
Vitamin A: 5,818 IU
Vitamin C: 123 mg
Calcium: 120 mg
Iron: 2.1 mg
Potassium: 1,083 mg


20. Green Melon Sensation

Detox Smoothies That Help You Lose Weight and Cleanse Your System


A FRUIT COMBINATION you don’t often see, but you will absolutely love. The lime adds a boost of flavor as well as providing great cleansing benefits. Pears contain the antioxidant and anticarcinogen glutathione, which is recommended for the prevention of high blood pressure.

INGREDIENTS

½ cantaloupe melon
2 kiwifruits
1 pear
Juice of ½ lime
¼ cup apple juice

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories: 324
Carbohydrate: 81 g
Protein: 5 g
Fat: 1.8 g
Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 48 mg
Fiber: 11.9 g
Sugar: 61 g
Vitamin A: 9,383 IU
Vitamin C: 259 mg
Calcium: 127 mg
Iron: 1.8 mg
Potassium: 1,510 mg


The recipes in this article have not been tested with metric measurements, so some variations might occur.
Remember that the weight of dry ingredients varies according to the volume or density factor: 1 cup of flour weighs far less than 1 cup of sugar, and 1 tablespoon doesn’t necessarily hold 3 teaspoons.
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