I know what you’re thinking…how can “best” and “detox green smoothie” even exist in the same SENTENCE?! I shall tell you how, my little green friends. Green and leafy foods are my favorite food group. Like…I eat spinach by the handful straight out of the bag. If there is a green smoothie or juice on the menu, consider it ordered. BUT. I’m married to a man who could thrive on a steady diet of ramen and pizza. The only colorful food he enjoyed prior to marrying me was sour patch kids, so I took on the challenge of creating a spinach and kale filled drink that even he would guzzle down. Out of all of the concoctions I’ve had him try, this is by far the BEST!
It seriously takes five minutes to chop up these fruits and veggies and toss them into a blender. You could even prep the ingredients and freeze them in individual bags, then just add your liquid and blend away! Here’s what’s going down:
- Green Apple
- Coconut Water
- Spinach and/or Kale
- Frozen Pineapple
- Frozen Mango
We like to add wheatgrass juice powder for an extra superfood greens boost, raw ginger to fight inflammation, a squeeze of lime juice and a few cubes of ice to make it cool and refreshing.
I never thought it possible, but my husband now requests this recipe and sometimes even MAKES IT HIMSELF. Miracles never cease! Green happens to be his favorite color and this smoothie always turns the most beautiful, vibrant shade of green. Definitely had that working to my advantage. I love it, and if he loves it, everyone will surely love it!
We blend one of these bad boys up almost every morning and love how we feel! I’m pretty sure we’ll be sneaking greens into the diets of our future kids in the form of this deliciously sweet, tropical smoothie.
The Best Detox Green Smoothie
A simple, delicious tropical green smoothie made with coconut water, cucumber, green apple, spinach, kale, pineapple, and mango. Add wheatgrass powder, ginger, and lime if you'd like!
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
- 1 green apple, chopped
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 handful kale (stems removed)
- 1 heaping cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 heaping cup frozen mango
- 1 knob raw ginger, peeled
- 2 tsp wheatgrass powder
- 1 squeeze lime juice
- 4-5 ice cubes
First blend coconut water, cucumber and green apple until combined into liquid.
Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth! You may need to add a little more coconut water to get your blender going.
This recipe is really flexible and I rarely measure any of the ingredients! Try adding frozen banana and/or a scoop of avocado to make it extra creamy. You could also add a scoop of unflavored plant based protein powder.