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My Updated Detox Smoothie

Can we all agree that we’re trying to do some type of detox right now?  Well, we all know drinking a detox smoothie is a great way to get a healthy start to your day, not to mention 2017! After Chloe was born I drank this smoothie every morning to help shed my baby weight and keep a natural glow. But now, nearly two years later, I’m still drinking a smoothie every morning- but with a little twist on the original recipe. So here’s my updated detox smoothie recipe:

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Ingredients:

1. Kale & Spinach
While I like kale smoothies, I’ve found that I enjoy smoothies more when they have an equal mix of spinach and kale because they’re not as heavy. Anytime I’m at the grocery store, I pick up the pre-packaged mix
! (side note: if you don’t use it all in your smoothie, it makes for a great salad!)

2. Frozen Mango
Chloe loves mango so our freezer is always stocked with this. I really like using frozen mango (or any frozen fruit/berry) in my smoothies as a replacement for ice.

3. Apple & Banana
You gotta have fruit! I always have apples and bananas 
around in my kitchen, so it’s a no-brainer to add them in!

4. Lemon Juice
Speaking of things I always have in my kitchen, I ALWAYS have fresh lemons thanks to the giant lemon tree in my backyard.  I’m always looking for reasons to use them.

5. Cup of Water 
While you can use milk in your smoothies, I like using water. It makes the smoothie ten times 
lighter, gives it a lighter consistency, and has fewer calories and less fat than milk!

6. Flaxseed 
Last but not least, I add a couple tablespoons of flaxseed into my smoothie. Flaxseed is great for your digestion since it has tons of fiber, plus Omega-3!

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Now I know this isn’t the most creative smoothie you’ve ever seen, but I love it for two very important reasons:


1. I always have these ingredients on hand!
2. It’s a great base, so you can really add anything you want/ have on hand into it, such as almond butter or peanut butter
, avocado, etc. and keep building from it.

I prefer my smoothies to be light and basic. Creative smoothies can sometimes get a bit heavy and if you’re not careful, they can get really high in calories and you can even end up gaining weight. This is always my base, but if I want to make it sweeter or switch it up, I can add some other easy ingredients like … honey, berries, protein powders (especially great if you work out a lot), chia seeds (great for meal replacement smoothies), bee pollen (for allergies and especially good if you get it from your local farmer’s market!), or daikon (which according to my dear friend Jana Williams, makes you pee a lot)!

sigxo_chriselle

27 Comments
  • Ruth says:

    Do you drink this smoothie ONLY as breakfast? Or is this part of your breakfast meal?

  • KAMILA RIOS says:

    Você inspira a minha criatividade. Parabéns por esse trabalho maravilhoso.

  • Elizabeth T. says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this great smoothie recipe! I love making smoothies as well because I always feel so much better (like literally) after I drink them. I don’t know if the effects are psychological or not, but I somehow feel healthier!

    XO, Elizabeth
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  • Patricia says:

    Looks so good ! I’m totally trying it
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  • Ashley says:

    What a great mix of ingredients! Will have to try :) Thanks for sharing.

    XOXO, Ashley
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  • Taquiena says:

    Chriselle, thanks for the tip that frozen fruit can substitute for ice cubes. Definitely will try this smoothie.

  • Linda says:

    I definitely need to try this!

    Linda
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  • Xin says:

    That should be my new year resolution – to drink & eat healthy!

    xx
    Xin

    http://xincerely.blogspot.com

  • Eva says:

    Hmm…this smoothie looks delicious and the ingredients are easily available. Have a great weekend sweetie <3

    xoxo Eva | http://www.evakindles.com

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  • Mireia says:

    Yummy! This looks so delicious, I definitely must try!

    Mireia from TGL
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  • Shloka says:

    I love a good smoothie but I’ve never been great at making one so I have to give this a try and tell you how it goes!

    x
    Shloka
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  • Aria Di Bari says:

    Maybe not the most creative but it looks so good! I’ll have to try this!

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  • Rae says:

    Love the idea of this detox smoothie, especially because me and everyone else around me are suffering from really awful first-colds-of-the-year!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  • I make something similar, but don’t add mango! Going to try that now. Love this, Chriselle! xx

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  • Natali says:

    A good, healthy smoothie a day keeps the doctor away! :)

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  • Jennifer says:

    Love making smoothies for breakfast!
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  • nia nastiti says:

    Ahh, I want to have a lemon tree in my backyard too 😀

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    So yummy! I will have to try this one out, this looks so healthy too! :)
    Merci for sharing.

    ❤LA BIJOUX BELLA❤ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Jennifer says:

    I definitely prefer my smoothies to have water over milk too. The detox smoothies come in handy when I go on a diet. Even green juice is super helpful too.
    Amazing post as always! :)

  • Sheila Joy says:

    Simple smoothies are the best smoothies and you’re right about always having these ingredients on hand! x

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  • Alisha Ricki says:

    This looks soooo good !!!! Thank you for sharing Chriselle 💕 xo, Alisha Ricki | Life(Style) &Travel,

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  • Leah says:

    I ❤ smoothies! It’s the only thing I can actually eat in the morning.

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