Detox plans and detox diets are getting more popular with each new day. What is the trick with detox diets?
The goal when you detoxify your body is to support your gut, reduce inflammation, eliminate toxins, and improve the overall health of your body.
Toxins and inflammation can contribute to weight gain. When your body is in constant inflamed state, it can stack and accumulate fat around the belly, and everywhere else. Toxins also store as belly fat.
So, with that in mind, we give you some detox smoothie ideas. The trick is to eat the right foods, or in this case, drink the right foods.
1. Superfood Detox Smoothie
The term superfoods is often used in the past several years. What are superfoods? Well, those are just foods with much higher amount of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients than regular foods. This smoothie, for example, packs blueberries and goji berries from the superfoods category.
2. Tomato Pineapple Refresher
Tomatoes are not the first thing you want to add in a smoothie. But, if you think outside of the box, tomatoes are perfect for detox. One of the best sources of lycopene, tomatoes fight off free-radicals and oxidative damage. They are also great source of vitamin K and folate. As for pineapple, it is the only natural source of bromelain, key digestive health enzyme.
3. Peppermint Detox Smoothie
Any mint smoothie is great for detox. Every time you see mint next to something, you know you are getting cleansing properties. Peppermint is among the best mint fruits. Not only the taste is amazing, but it also smells wonderfully.
4. Healing Cranberry Smoothie
Cranberries are among the most popular detox foods. Just be warned, you will pee a lot more. Known to increase urine frequency, cranberries will help you get all of the toxins in your body out of the system. If the cost is peeing more often, so be it.
5. Strawberry Kale And Spinach Detox Smoothie
You cannot go wrong with leafy greens. Some people prefer spinach, others go for kale. But if you want to take things to the next level, add them both. Being that leafy greens are bitter and sour in taste, you definitely need some sweet strawberries to balance things out.
6. Simple Detox Smoothie For Beautiful Skin
Detox not only helps your overall health, it also improves the appearance of your skin. And when it comes to skin health, few foods come close to blueberries. Fighting off free radicals ensures that your skin maintains that youthful and radiant glow.
7. Orange Watermelon Sunshine Smoothie
When the summer comes, most of us turn to cocktails. Let’s be honest, few things are more enjoyable than drinking a refreshing cocktail on a summer day. Well, why not make that cocktail a healthy one?
8. Birch Water And Blood Orange Detox Smoothie
Oranges, of any type, are just too good to pass on. They are among the best sources of vitamin C, a crucial ingredient in eliminating toxins and improving overall health. And in some birch water, the latest trend in a healthy lifestyle, and you have an ingredient that lowers cholesterol, and promotes liver health.
9. Ginger And Turmeric Detox Smoothie
Ginger and turmeric are two spices that are best known for speeding up metabolism. But they are just additions to the smoothie. You need some almond milk and chia seeds as the base. Ice is optional, depending on whether you like a cold smoothie or not.
10. Detox Smoothie For Digestion And Clear Skin
We rarely see a bunch of herbs in a smoothie. But that is the case here. Truth be told, you can use any combination of herbs. In this case, however, we stick to detox herbs like basil, parsley, and mint. And then you have raspberries, which can improve your digestive health. The result? A healthy body and healthy looking skin. Isn’t that wonderful?
11. Beet Greens Detox Smoothie
Beets are a classic ingredient in smoothies. You just cannot go wrong with beets. They are cheap, but also highly nutritious. Add in some green superfoods as well, and you have everything you need for a detox drink.
12. Liver Detox Smoothie
The liver is the body’s natural way of cleansing and eliminating toxins. But when you consume foods high in sugar, carbs, unhealthy fats, and so on, your liver might be overwhelmed with work. That is why every now and then, you have to help your liver detox as well. This drink has everything your liver craves.
13. Fruit And Veggie Detox Smoothie
Think of this smoothie as the perfect combination of fruit salad and a veggie salad. Basically, you get a fruit salad, and a vegetable salad you can drink. How cool is that?
14. Cactus Detox Smoothie
Yes, you can make a smoothie of cactus. Do not worry, it won’t sting on your neck. Jokes aside, cactus leaves are actually quite nutritious. And of course, you have some fruits and veggies that will round up the recipe.
15. Autumn Detox Smoothie
You know all the ingredients that are popular in autumn. Those are all the orange fruits and vegetables, including carrots, pumpkin, squash, and so on. An orange smoothie might not be your first detox choice, but it is a good choice.
16. Ruby Red Resilience Smoothie
Red fruits and vegetables improve your immune system and protect your body. You definitely need them in your diet. If you are running low on energy, this smoothie will definitely give you a much-needed boost.
17. Lemon Pie Detox Smoothie
Some people want to eat a lemon pie, while others prefer to drink it. If you fall in the latter category, there are some good news for you. This recipe has everything a lemon pie has, and more. And you can drink it in the morning easily.
18. Fennel Pear Detox Smoothie
Fennel is part of the carrot family. Rich in antioxidants, potassium, folate, it can help improve your heart health. And it is quite satisfying as well. You will feel full for a long period.
19. Creamy Pitaya Beet Smoothie
Beets are among the most popular detox foods. And there is a rightful reason for that. Now, some people want more watery smoothies, while others go for a creamy version. For those in the latter category, here is a recipe you will love.
20. Aloe Vera Smoothie
Aloe vera is the best thing you can get for your skin. But also for your overall health. In terms of detox and digestive health, aloe vera can prevent and treat constipation, but also reduce inflammation in the gut.
21. Purple Power Detox Smoothie
When it comes to popular smoothie colors, the most popular are definitely green and red. But that is understandable. After all, leafy greens are superfoods, and common ingredients. But why not try something out of the ordinary, like a purple smoothie?
22. Lemon Lime Lavender Distress Detox Smoothie
Speaking of purple and unconventional, lavender definitely fits that bill. We all know lavender can calm your stress, and consuming it in a smoothie can have the same calming effect. Lemon, on the other hand, provides all of the detoxifying properties.
23. Detox Smoothie Trio
Here are all the three most popular smoothie colors. You have the green, orange, and reddish smoothie. Enjoy it.
24. Black Detox Smoothie
We would love to finish the list of detox smoothies with something outside of the box. And that is a black smoothie? How it got the black color? Well, it is all thanks to the granulated activated charcoal. And we know it is one of the best detox ingredients.