Once you try this detox green smoothie, you will be adding it to your daily regime. Nutrient packed ingredients like banana, almond butter, fresh spinach, strawberries and chia seeds. This is what I drink daily and feel great doing it.
So here’s a new year, a new diet. You know how it goes. I’m not a fan of diets, but I do like to really cut back in January to counteract everything I put into my mouth over the holiday’s. I call this the detox green smoothie because it has everything you need to jump start your nutrition and get you back on track to better eating.
I’ve created a video so you can see the recipe being made. Just press play!
Every ingredient in this smoothie plays a part in the overall nutrition. Here’s the breakdown:
Banana: This give the smoothie creaminess as well as B vitamins, potassium, magnesium and improve digestion
Almond Butter: Not only does this give the smoothie a lovely nutty flavor, you also benefit from the added protein, fiber, good fats, calcium and helps stabilize blood sugar
Frozen mango: Chills the smoothie, adds natural sweetness, helps boost metabolism, improves digestion, clears the skin, as well as Vitamin C and betacarotene
Strawberries: Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and help control blood sugar
Fresh Spinach: So many vitamins (to many to list) protein (yes), and is the best all round vegetable for detox
Almond Milk: A great dairy replacement and provides fiber and lactose free so it’s easier to digest
Lemon Juice: Aids digestion and can help eliminate toxins as well as vitamin C, B-complex vitamins and so much more
Chia Seeds: As well as added protein, they have fiber to help you feel fuller longer
Doesn’t all that info want you to make this smoothie everyday?
My preferred blender for this smoothie and all smoothies is my NutriBullet (I’m not getting paid for this, there’s just no other name to call it). It’s easier to use than breaking out my big blender and it’s easier to clean.
This smoothie is perfect for post or pre-workout, a breakfast on-the-go or an afternoon pick-me-up. This recipes yields 2, 8 ounce smoothies.
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks (this will chill the smoothie)
- 4 strawberries
- Handful of fresh spinach
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 161 Sodium: 164mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 14g Protein: 3g