Whether you’ve overindulged during the holiday season, ate and drank just a little too much on vacation, or you want to start a healthy new diet, drinking detox smoothies is a great way to jump start a deep cleanse. Detox foods help remove toxins from the system and revitalize your body’s cells. Blending together fresh fruits and vegetables packed with healthful vitamins helps re-set our digestive system and replenish our supply of nutrients.

Green smoothie in a glass

Julia Mueller

Foods that contain detox characteristics include berries, dark leafy greens, root vegetables, citrus fruit, chilies, pomegranates, red cabbage, whole grains, and green tea.

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Step 1: Gather Your Smoothie Ingredients

Making a detox smoothie is simple. Include ingredients that are hydrating, have anti-inflammatory qualities, contain a great deal of vitamins and minerals, and taste great in combination with one another.

pineapple, ginger, spinach, lemon, coconut water, cayenne pepper

Julia Mueller


Step 2: Add Ingredients to a Blender

Blending together spinach, pineapple, coconut water, fresh lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and ginger results in a vibrant superfood smoothie. This delicious tropical combination of flavors comes out tasting sweet and zesty with a little bite from the cayenne and ginger, and the texture turns out smooth and frothy.

Smoothie ingredients in a blender

Julia Mueller


Step 3: Blend Until Smooth

Blend until smooth, pour into a glass, and enjoy your healthful beverage!

Green smoothie in a glass

Julia Mueller