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Green Detox Smoothie

As the holidays gave way to a new year, our family has tried to adopt a cleaner and healthier eating routine.  For us, this means eliminating most processed foods and adding more fruits and greens to our diets. However, trying to get preteen boys to eat “greens” on a frequent basis proved to be a tad bit challenging.  These Green Detox Smoothies are a great way to sneak greens into their diet (and mine!).  We also froze them like “gogurt tubes” for easy snacking anytime of the day!

Green Detox Smoothie

Author/Source:

Lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com, Adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced pineapple, frozen
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 medium banana, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 Tbsp flax seed
  • juice from half a lime
  • juice from one orange

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender, pulsing until smooth.  Add additional juices or water to reach desired consistency.

Freezing Directions:

Place blended smoothie in a quart sized freezer storage bag.  Label and freeze.  To serve, thaw on counter for 1 hour.  Knead bag gently and serve. 

Servings: 2

 

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

 

9 Responses to “Green Detox Smoothie”

  1. Courtney P. says:

    I have to say that this does not look very appetizing. But I’ve been meaning to try one of these detox drinks. So I may try this recipe. :) My husband and I are wanting to get healthier this year, for sure. :)

    • lisa says:

      Courtney – I was a little unsure of it as well – we love smoothies, but had never done one with greens. I was pleasantly delighted by the taste and texture!

  2. Julie Kelley says:

    I like the idea of blending then freezing. I leave for work very early and this would allow me to have a smoothie in the morning without running the blender and waking my boys up. I can’t believe I never thought of this before. doh!

    • George W. says:

      Julie,
      No need to freeze before drinking. Just add 8oz. of crushed or cubed ice to the blender during mixing and it will give you a frozen consistency, that you can drink right away!

  3. Lourdes Zazueta says:

    One might also be able to just add water and frozen cubes smoothies, without a need to thaw. what are your thoughts? think this might work?

  4. Nicole says:

    When I first started “green” smoothies I would but them in a cup I couldn’t see through until I got over how they looked. May help some of you others with the sme problem!

  5. Nicole says:

    My new favorite smoothie! Minus the flax, celery and ginger, since I didn’t have any, and I used the juice from a whole lime and orange, added apple juice to thin it to the right consistency! Tastes amazing! Thank you

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