Top 10 Detox Smoothie Recipes September 30, 2016

Detox smoothies are one of the best and delectable ways to cleanse your body’s internal system and lose weight. You can lose up to 10 pounds in 4 weeks by drinking a detox smoothie first thing in the morning.

It is extremely important to drink detox smoothies if you are overweight, lead a sedentary lifestyle, consume too much alcohol, and smoke regularly. These habits lead to the accumulation of free radicals that damage the DNA and weaken the immune system.

Detox smoothies have ingredients that prevent fat accumulation, mobilize stored fat, support digestion and absorption, improve heart health and blood circulation, regulate blood sugar and cholesterol, and make one more energetic. The end results are weight loss and a strong immune system.

This article gives you the 10 best detox smoothie recipes that are easy and quick to prepare at home and will help you reach your weight loss goals sooner than ever!

10 Detox Smoothies For Weight Loss

  1. Metabolism Booster Green Smoothie
  2. Fruity Kale Detox Smoothie
  3. Spinach Cucumber Cooling Detox Smoothie
  4. Vegan Detox & Fat Burn Smoothie
  5. Coconut Water & Berries Detox Smoothie
  6. Sweet & Tangy Fruit Smoothie
  7. Banana Passion Detox Smoothie
  8. Ginger & Fruits Detox Drink
  9. Garlic & Spinach Detox Smoothie
  10. Liver Detox Smoothie

1. Metabolism Booster Green Smoothie

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What You Need
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seed powder
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • Freshly ground peppercorns
  • Salt
How To Prepare
  1. Scoop the avocado flesh out and cut it into medium-sized cubes.
  2. Peel the kiwi and toss it along with the avocado cubes into the blender.
  3. Cut the celery stick in half and toss it into the blender.
  4. Add a few mint leaves, sunflower seed powder, and a pinch of salt and give it a spin.
  5. Add some freshly ground peppercorn before you drink the smoothie.
Benefits
  • Avocados are rich in antioxidants such as neoxanthin, chrysanthemaxanthin, lutein, vitamin E, and vitamin C (1).
  • The phytonutrients and vitamins present in kiwi help to protect the DNA from damage, scavenge harmful free radicals, protect from arthritis, asthma, colon cancer, macular degeneration, and improve cardiovascular health (2).
  • Celery is a good source of antioxidants that protect you from gastrointestinal inflammation, atherosclerosis, and many types of cancer (3).
  • Mint is rich in vitamins A, C, and B-complex, and minerals such as magnesium, iron, and calcium. It supports the digestive system and prevents microbial infection and cell damage (4).

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2. Fruity Kale Detox Smoothie

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What You Need
  • 4 baby kale leaves
  • 1/2 cup green grapes
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1/2 cup watermelon
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • A pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  1. Wash all the fruits before you cut or juice them.
  2. Blend the baby kale leaves, watermelon, grapes, and a few mint leaves.
  3. Add the juice of half a grapefruit, a pinch of salt, pepper, and stir well.
Benefits
  • Kale is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K, copper, manganese, calcium, potassium, and dietary fiber. These help to lower cholesterol, aid weight loss, improve cardiovascular health and fight cancer (5).
  • Grapes are a good source of vitamins K, B2, and C, and copper. The resveratrol present in grapes plays an important role in increasing the longevity (6). Grapes also regulate the blood sugar levels, improve cognitive functions, and protect against microbial infections .
  • Watermelons contain lycopene that improves cardiovascular health and cucurbitacin E that scavenges reactive oxygen radicals. The part nearest to the rind has the greatest concentration of antioxidants, vitamin C, and flavonoids. These help to reduce weight, relax the muscles, and regulate blood pressure (7).
  • Grapefruit scavenges free oxygen radicals, thus helping to fight cancer and lower blood cholesterol. It also aids weight loss (8).
  • Mint supports the digestive system, prevents microbial infection, and prevents cell damage (9).

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3. Spinach Cucumber Cooling Detox Smoothie

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What You Need
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 lemon
  • A handful of mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • Salt
How To Prepare
  1. Remove the stems, roughly chop the spinach leaves and cucumber and toss them in a blender.
  2. Toss in a handful of mint leaves and add a pinch of salt. Give it a spin.
  3. To make the roasted cumin powder, take two tablespoons of cumin seeds and fry them without oil in a frying pan. Grind the roasted cumin seeds and store in an airtight glass jar.
  4. Transfer the spinach smoothie to a glass, add the juice of half a lemon and half a teaspoon of roasted cumin powder. Stir well.
Benefits
  • Spinach is an excellent source of nutrition. It protects you from various types of cancer, macular degeneration, and strengthens bones (10).
  • Cucumbers are rich in lignans such as pinoresinol, lariciresinol, and secoisolariciresinol that improve cardiovascular health. The cucurbitacins A, B, C, D, and E help to fight cancer (11).
  • Mint is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, and minerals such as magnesium, iron, and calcium. It supports the digestive system, prevents microbial infection, and prevents cell damage (12).
  • Lemons are a good source of vitamin C, which protects against rheumatoid arthritis, supports digestion, and fights mouth, breast, skin, and colon cancer (13).
  • Cumin seeds are rich in iron and help in the formation of red blood cells and aid digestion and weight loss (14).

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4. Vegan Detox & Fat Burn Smoothie

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What You Need
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 celery
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • A handful of coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin seed powder
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Salt
How To Prepare
  1. Wash all the veggies.
  2. Chop the baby carrots, tomato, celery, and coriander leaves and toss them into a blender and give it a spin.
  3. Fry two tablespoons of cumin seeds without oil in a frying pan. Grind the roasted cumin seeds and store in an airtight glass jar.
  4. Transfer the smoothie to a glass and add the juice of half a lemon, a little freshly ground pepper, and a pinch of salt. Stir well.
Benefits
  • Carrot is rich in vitamins A, K, C, biotin, fiber, antioxidants, and minerals. It helps to improve the cardiovascular system and eye health and lower the risk of colon cancer (15).
  • Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which improves bone health. Fresh tomatoes lower blood cholesterol and the risk of atherosclerosis and protect from various types of cancer (16).
  • Celery is a good source of antioxidants that protect against gastrointestinal inflammation, atherosclerosis, and many types of cancer (17).
  • Lemons are a good source of vitamin C that helps protect against rheumatoid arthritis, supports digestion, and fights mouth, breast, skin, and colon cancer (18).
  • Cumin seeds are rich in iron. They aid the formation of red blood cells, support digestion and weight loss, and protect against liver and stomach cancer (19).
  • Coriander leaves have high vitamin A and vitamin K content. They are also rich in minerals such as calcium and potassium. Coriander leaves are helpful in treating indigestion, curing skin and menstrual disorders, maintaining blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and improving vision (20).

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5. Coconut Water & Berries Detox Smoothie

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What You Need
  • 1 glass tender coconut water
  • 1/2 cup tender coconut
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 medium sized gooseberry
  • 2 blueberries
  •  Mint leaves
How To Prepare
  1. Toss the tender coconut, strawberries, blueberries, and mint leaves into a blender.
  2. Carefully take out the seed from the gooseberry, cut into four pieces and throw into the blender and give it a spin.
  3. Add the coconut water into the blender and spin it for three seconds.
  4. Pour it into a glass and enjoy!
Benefits
  • Tender coconut water is an excellent source of electrolytes, vitamins, proteins, and fiber. It helps to regulate blood sugar levels, aids weight loss, and cleanses the colon (21).
  • Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, manganese, and fiber. These red and luscious fruits have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They also help in regulating the blood sugar levels (22).
  • Gooseberries are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber. These help improve skin, hair, and heart health and boost immunity (23).
  • Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that help to improve brain function, cardiovascular health, and eye health, regulate blood sugar levels, and protect against cancer (24).
  • Mint aids digestion and prevents microbial infections (25).

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6. Sweet & Tangy Fruit Smoothie

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What You Need
  • 5 lychees
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 apple
  • 1/2 pomegranate
  • 1/2 cup papaya
  • 1/2 cup green grapes
  • Lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black salt
  • Mint leaves
How To Prepare
  1. Wash all the fruits before chopping.
  2. Cut the apple and throw out the seeds.
  3. Take the seeds out of the lychees.
  4. Throw in all the fruits and mint leaves into the blender and give it a spin.
  5. Add a dash of lemon juice and black salt. Stir well.
Benefits
  • Pineapple contains cysteine proteases that help in digesting proteins. It also contains bromelain, which not only helps in digestion but also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent (26).
  • Apples are nutrition-dense fruits that help protect from asthma attacks, fight cancer, and regulate the blood sugar levels (27).
  • Lychees contain oligonol that prevents viral infections, aids weight loss, and improves blood circulation (28).
  • Pomegranate prevents type II diabetes, cancer (prostate and breast), and heart disease. It is also beneficial for those who are suffering from arthritis, blood pressure, skin diseases, and cognitive disorders. It improves memory and blood circulation (29).
  • Papaya is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and most importantly, papain, the digestive enzyme. It helps to combat constipation, makes the cardiovascular system stronger, and also fights colon cancer (30).
  • Lemons are a good source of vitamin C that supports digestion and helps fight various types of cancer (31).
  • Mint aids digestion and prevents microbial infections and cell damage (32).

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7. Banana Passion Detox Smoothie

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What You Need
  • 1 banana
  • 1 passion fruit
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed powder
  • 1 teaspoon flaked almond
  • A pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  1. Peel and cut the banana and toss into the blender.
  2. Cut the passion fruit and scoop out the fruit into the blender.
  3. Add the milk, flaxseed powder, flaked almond, and a pinch of salt and
  4. give it a spin.
Benefits
  • Bananas are rich in potassium that helps to regulate blood pressure. The sterols in banana help to keep a check on cholesterol levels in the blood. Bananas are also a good source of dietary fiber that helps in digestion as well as weight loss (33).
  • Flaxseeds have a high polyphenol antioxidant content, which helps to detoxify the body. They also aid weight loss, prevent cardiovascular diseases, as well as decrease insulin resistance (34).
  • Passion fruit is rich in vitamins A and C, dietary fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. It helps fight oral and lung cancers, regulates blood pressure, protects against flu, and helps to maintain good cell membrane health (35).
  • Milk is a great source of calcium, protein, fats, and good carbs. Milk helps to strengthen bones and regulate blood pressure (36).
  • Almonds help to lower cholesterol levels and protect from diabetes and high blood pressure (37).

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8. Ginger & Fruits Detox Drink

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What You Need
  • 1/2 inch ginger root
  • 1 orange
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 cup green grapes
  •  Mint leaves
  • A pinch of black salt
How To Prepare
  1. Wash the ginger root thoroughly and scrape the peel off using a knife.
  2. Cut the ginger root and toss into the blender.
  3.  Peel the orange and kiwi and toss them into the blender.
  4. Toss in the green grapes and a few mint leaves. Give it a spin.
  5. Transfer the smoothie to a glass, add a pinch of black salt and stir well.
Benefits
  • Ginger is used in many recipes and is a good source of antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory properties and soothes the gastrointestinal tract (38).
  • The phytonutrients and vitamins present in kiwi help to protect the DNA from damage, scavenge harmful free radicals, protect from arthritis, asthma, colon cancer, and macular degeneration, and improve cardiovascular health (39).
  • Grapes are a good source of copper and vitamins K, B2, and C. They contain resveratrol, which helps increase the lifespan. Grapes also regulate the blood sugar levels, improve cognitive functions, and protect against microbial infections (40).
  • Oranges are full of vitamin C and fiber. This makes them an excellent source of antioxidants. Oranges also lower blood cholesterol levels, prevent kidney stone formation, reduce the risk of ulcers, stomach, and lung cancer, and protect against rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular diseases (41).
  • Mint is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, and minerals such as magnesium, iron, and calcium. Mint supports the digestive system and prevents microbial infection and cell damage (42).

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9. Garlic & Spinach Detox Smoothie

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What You Need
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup boiled sweet corn
  • 1/2 lime
  • A pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  1. Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly, chop them roughly, and toss into the blender.
  2. Peel the garlic cloves and toss them into the blender.
  3. Toss in the boiled sweet corn and add the juice of half a lime.
  4. Add a pinch of salt and give it a spin.
Benefits
  • Spinach is a highly nutritious food. It fights against cancer, strengthens bones, and prevents macular degeneration (43).
  • Garlic helps to fight cancer, metabolize iron, and prevent microbial infections (44).
  • Sweet corns are rich in carotenoids, fiber, and vitamins that help to regulate blood sugar levels and support digestion (45).
  • Lime is very helpful in regulating digestion. It helps with gastritis, heartburn, and constipation (46).

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10. Liver Detox Smoothie

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What You Need
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 3 broccoli florets
  • 1 celery
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  •  Mint leaves for garnishing
  • A pinch of salt
How To Prepare
  1. Chop the baby carrots, celery, and broccoli florets and throw them into a blender.
  2. Boil water and dip the green tea bag for five minutes. Add the green tea extract to the blender.
  3. Toss in the grapefruit, honey, roasted cumin powder and a pinch of salt and give it a spin.
  4. Garnish with mint leaves.
Benefits
  • Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C and lycopene (an anticancer agent). It lowers cholesterol, cleanses the liver, has antioxidant properties, and prevents the formation of kidney stones (47).
  • Carrots help in weight loss, improve vision, boost cardiovascular health, and also fight cancer (48).
  • Honey contains a myriad of vitamins and minerals, and it helps in metabolizing cholesterol and fatty acids and supports digestion (49).
  • Green tea boosts immunity and is a good source of catechins, which are a type of antioxidants. They scavenge the toxic oxygen radicals, thereby slowing down aging and preventing the proliferation of cancer cells (50).
  • Cumin seeds are rich in iron and help in the formation of red blood cells. They also aid digestion and weight loss and protect against liver and stomach cancer (51).
  • Celery helps to soothe the digestive tract and protects from colon cancer and atherosclerosis (52).
  • Broccoli has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it the ultimate detoxifier. It supports digestion and improves heart health (53).

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These detox drinks will show effective results only if you avoid junk food and alcohol. When you decide to go on a detox, make sure not to indulge in any foods that will bring you back to square one. It is very important that along with drinking detox drinks, you also make little changes in your lifestyle.

Let us know if you liked the recipes. Share your detox drink recipe with us by commenting in the comments box below.

Cheers to good health!

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Charushila is an ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition and a full-time contributor to Diet & Weight Loss at Stylecraze. She believes that food has healing powers and eating good food is the best way to lose weight. A binge eater-turned-fitness enthusiast, Charushila likes to share her knowledge and experience with the world. When she is not working, she loves to cook healthy food, watch movies, travel, workout, and read Bengali literature.