6 Detox Smoothie Recipes to Cleanse and Energize You

Hello, 2022!

Whether or not you believe in New Year’s resolutions, the beginning of the year is a momentous time for us to start fresh. January is when we remember to think, “Hmm. What can I improve this year? How can I live better?” And we should take advantage of that energy! We can review our lifestyles, recharge ourselves, and rekindle good habits, especially on our health.

At Made Mindful, we’re right there with you. We’ve gathered six of our favorite detox smoothie recipes that invigorate you while also improving your body’s ability to cleanse itself. This combo of cleansing + energizing is perfect for starting a healthier year. Make these smoothies a regular part of your diet, or simply use them as healthy alternatives when you’re craving desserts (or yet another milk tea!).

Do Detox
Smoothies Work?

Most physicians would tell you that the human body can ‘detoxify’ on its own under normal circumstances. That’s one of the basic functions of our liver, kidneys, and lungs – to filter out stuff that our body doesn’t need. So what are detox recipes for? Detox smoothies and drinks are like assistants to your body’s cleansing. According to an academic review in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, “a handful of clinical studies have shown that commercial detox diets enhance liver detoxification and eliminate persistent organic pollutants from the body.”

So how do detox smoothies work? Let us count the ways:
       • Detox foods are made of fruits and vegetables, which provide clean, natural nourishment to the body.
       • When you replace your sugary sweets and junk food with detox smoothies, you avoid overwhelming                      your liver and other organs with unhealthy ingredients.
       • Fruits and vegetables in smoothies are also packed with dietary fiber, which helps cleanse our bowels,                    lower cholesterol, and lower blood sugar.
       • Fiber also gives you that full feeling, so you can eat less and achieve a healthy weight.
       • Adding psyllium husk increases the amount of fiber and helps keep you full while improving digestion.
      • When you add virgin coconut oil (VCO) to your smoothie, you boost its antiviral and anti-inflammatory                   power. Yes, VCO fights viruses! Use Made Mindful VCO to ensure it’s high-quality, organic, and                           most of all, FDA-approved. There’s no secret ingredient here. The detox smoothie recipes below                             use natural ingredients and are so easy to make. Let’s start!

Tropical Green Smoothie

This drink perks you up with its bright sunshiny flavor, like a healthy pina colada!

Ingredients

20 grams kale, malunggay, or spinach 
100 grams pineapple
125 grams mango
120 ml coconut water
1 tsp psyllium husk
1-2 tsp Made Mindful Virgin Coconut Oil
145 grams ice cubes *add
1-2 tsp honey if you have a sweet tooth

Procedure
Make sure all fruits are frozen. Blend all fruits and kale with coconut water for 1-2 minutes. Occasionally stir with a chopstick. Add ice and VCO and blend again until smooth.

Breakfast Green Smoothie

Spinach in a drink? We made it yummy!

Ingredients
30 grams kale, malunggay, or spinach
200 grams banana
15 grams oatmeal
120 ml coconut water
1 tbsp almond/peanut butter
1 tsp psyllium husk
1-2 tsp Made Mindful Virgin Coconut Oil
135 grams ice cubes *add
1-2 tsp honey if you have a sweet tooth


Procedure
Make sure all fruits are frozen. Blend all fruits and spinach with coconut water and almond/peanut butter for 1-2 minutes. Occasionally stir with a chopstick. Add ice and VCO and blend again until smooth.

VITAMIN C & GINGER SMOOTHIE
Tangy with a touch of spice, this smoothie tastes as vibrant as it looks.

Ingredients
200 grams pineapple
150 grams carrots
2 grams ginger
80 ml lemon
60 ml coconut water
1 tsp psyllium husk
1-2 tsp Made Mindful Virgin Coconut Oil
135 grams ice cubes
*add 1-2 tsp honey if you have a sweet tooth


Procedure
Make sure pineapple is frozen. Blend pineapple, carrots, ginger, and lemon with coconut water for 1-2 minutes. Occasionally stir with a chopstick. Add ice and VCO and blend again until smooth.

Pink Melon Medley


Healthy hydration, packed with a ton of antioxidants!


Ingredients

100 grams watermelon
100 grams strawberries
60 ml coconut water
1 tsp psyllium husk
1-2 tsp Made Mindful Virgin Coconut Oil
245 grams ice cubes
*add 1-2 tsp honey if you have a sweet tooth


Procedure
Make sure fruits are frozen. Blend watermelon, strawberries, and coconut water for 1-2 minutes. Occasionally stir with a chopstick. Add ice and VCO and blend again until smooth.

CHOCOLATE COFFEE SMOOTHIE

A healthy smoothie with a dose of caffeine! It’s like a banoffee pie in beverage form.

Ingredients
200 grams banana
18 ml espresso shot or ¼ cup black coffee
60 ml cashew milk  (or 4 cashews soaked overnight in water + 60 ml water)

2 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
1 tsp psyllium husk
1-2 tsp Made Mindful Virgin Coconut Oil

150 grams ice cubes

 *add 1-2 tsp honey if you have a sweet tooth

Procedure
Make sure bananas are frozen. Blend all ingredients except ice and VCO for 1-2 minutes. Occasionally stir with a chopstick. Add ice and VCO and blend again until smooth.

Banana Choc-Nut Smoothie

A peanut-buttery drink with a bit of chocolate, this smoothie is your new favorite dessert!

Ingredients
200 grams banana
120 ml cashew milk (or 4 cashews soaked overnight in water + 120 ml water)
30 grams peanut butter
15 grams cacao nibs

1 tsp psyllium husk

1-2 tsp Made Mindful Virgin Coconut Oil
125 grams ice cubes

Procedure

Make sure bananas are frozen. Blend all ingredients except ice and VCO for 1-2 minutes. Occasionally stir with a chopstick. Add ice and VCO and blend again until smooth.

Just thinking of these smoothies makes us crave them again! Good thing they’re quick and easy recipes – we can just grab ingredients from the farmers’ market and get blending. Which one of these are you trying out first?

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 Happy New Year from Made Mindful!

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