This super green detox smoothie is just what you need for a last minute beach body boost. It is full of energising nutrients that will help you feel full for longer and boost your metabolism. We can’t promise Gigi Hadid curves but we can promise this will help cleanse your body and give you a glow both inside and out.
Mix up the greens a bit to find the right flavour or add a little drop of honey if you need a little sweetness.
1/2 large avocado
1 medium banana
1/2 cup spinach
1 cup kale
1/4 cucumber (approx 2.3 inches – with or without skin)
Juice of half a lemon
1/2 pear or apple
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon coconut oil (melt in microwave or on pan and then add)
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger (optional)
1 cup pure water
Detox Smoothie Step by step
Add all the ingredients in a blender and whizz up to a creamy consistency. Add a little more water if necessary. Makes approx 16oz.
Detox Ingredients Health Benefits?
Lemon: Vitamin C, anti bacterial, liver cleansing, builds immunity
Banana: Great source of fibre, potassium, vitamin C, B6, A, aids digestion
Cucumber: Potassium, vitamin c, skin hydrating, de-bloating
Kale: Antioxidant rich, fibre, calcium vitamin A, iron, magnesium, aids digestion, builds immunity, skin hydration
Chia: Plant protein which is rich in iron, calcium, fibre, antioxidants, image 3, great for skin hydration and digestion
Avocado: Nutrient rich in folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, Vb3 (digestion & skin), B1, E, C, K. For more benefits of avocados click here.
Apple: Loaded with vitamin C, high in fibre & anti oxidants, anti inflammatory, improves digestion
Spinach: Contains magnesium, calcium, vitamin A, iron, promotes healthy skin and hair
Coconut oil: Immune system booster, improves digestion, helps burn fat, high in antioxidants
To make sure you avoid the pitfalls of a sugar bomb smoothie read our feature on getting the smoothie balance right