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3 Green Smoothies to Detox, Energize and Feel Better

Put away those baking dishes and pull out that blender! If your January is anything like mine, it’s a fresh new month full of resolutions. And after a season full of indulgent eating, goal numero uno is now: start the day off right. 

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And what better way than to pack your sunrise full of fruits and veggies. More specifically, greens. Those lovely things all the nutrition experts say we need more of. Those lovely leaves I so often forget to eat.

But that’s officially changing. Because this month, every morning gets kissed with a green smoothie. There’s not an easier way to pack in a full day of plant-based goodness. 

Though it’s easy to toss a bunch of stuff into the blender, I think it’s even nicer to create smoothies that support specific nutritional needs. Whether you’re on the hunt for more protein, added collagen, natural energy, an immunity boost, or digestive detox, stick the right stuff in your smoothie, and you can get more of the good stuff into your diet.

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With this idea in mind, here are three smoothies I always crave in January. With ingredients that offer a happy boost from Mother Nature.


If you’re looking for a way to kick caffeine, cut out dairy or get more plants into your belly, this Detox Smoothie is designed to support gut health. With soothing ginger, cleansing lemon, enzyme-rich pineapple and tummy-helping resistant starch, this smoothie is great for those mornings when you have a wine hangover. Or just wanna kick bloating from a weekend of overboard eating.

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Detox Smoothie
  • 3 cups chopped romaine
  • ¼ fresh pineapple (about 1 cup)
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1” fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp resistant starch or collagen (optional)
  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh mint
  • 2 cups ice water or almond milk

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until pureed. Enjoy!


Tuck away those energy drinks! This smoothie is designed to give you long-lasting energy, no nasty bonking after sucking down a tin can full of carbonated soda. Fiber filled dates, raw honey and greens powder all give your body the fuel it needs to keep rockin’ all day long.

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Energy Smoothie
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and pitted
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 3-4 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 2-3 Tbsp honey (if additional sweetness is desired)
  • 1 Tbsp greens powder
  • 2 cups ice water or almond milk

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until pureed. Enjoy!


Feel a cold coming on? Why not give your body every tool it needs to fight off some of that seasonal ickiness? This smoothie delivers serious punch. It’s like sipping a cup of lemon tea. But then you add the goodness of greens, soothing avocado, nourishing coconut oil, and antioxidant-packed blueberries, and this baby might be better than a bowl of chicken soup. 

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Feel Better Smoothie
  • 3 cups Kale, spinach or romaine, chopped
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 1 apple, cored and peeled
  • 1 Meyer lemon, peeled
  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen, if desired)
  • 2-3 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil or MCT oil
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh mint (optional)
  • 2 cups ice water or almond milk

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until pureed. Enjoy!

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