Detox Smoothies For Cleansing & Weight Loss

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After the excesses of Christmas (too many glasses of bubbles and servings of Chrissie pud)I decided to kick start the new year with a healthy detox. Whenever the waistband on my pants and skirts starts getting a little snug I whip up a batch of detox smoothies and replace a meal or two a day with them to help me get back on track. Not only do these smoothies taste great but they are packed full of goodness so you don’t feel like you’re going without. Adding nuts and seeds to your detox smoothies are also great for keeping you fuller longer as well as for providing necessary omega fatty acids.

For all three detox smoothies I used Almond Breeze Almond Milk which is a milk alternative made from almonds. It tastes great and because it doesn’t need to be refrigerated before it’s opened you can keep a stock in the pantry so you always have some on hand. I use Almond Breeze on my cereal in the morning, in my smoothies and it even makes a delicious latte.

See how easy they are to make in my video below and scroll down for all the recipes.

 

SPICY MIXED GREENS SMOOTHIE

This smoothie gives you a real energy boost and the lemon and cayenne help to rid your body of toxins. If you want to make it a little sweeter, simply add a little Manuka honey which has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and digestive-support properties.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 ½ cups Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almond milk
  • 1 cup mixed greens
  • ¼ cup mixed berries, fresh or frozen
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 Tbs peeled ginger root
  • 1 Medjool date
  • 1 Tbs ground flax seeds
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • dash of turmeric
  • juice from 1 lemon
 
 Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
 
 

TRIPLE BERRY CHIA DETOX SMOOTHIE

 

Chia seeds provide a good source of omega 3 fatty acids and they also help to keep you feeling fuller longer. This recipe includes for a gorgeous blend of strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries, which all help to reduce inflammation in the body, boost the immune system and make it hard for chronic diseases to thrive in the body. 

INGREDIENTS
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 2 cups Almond Breeze Almond milk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • 1 Medjool date or 2 Tbs agave (optional)

Add chia seeds to 1 cup of Almond milk, stir and set aside in the fridge for a few minutes so the seeds can soften and absorb some of the milk. Then place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Top with fresh berries.

 

ORANGE AVOCADO GREEN SMOOTHIE

 

Oranges are high in vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system. They are also great for aiding digestion and reducing intestinal gas. They also help cleanse the blood and liver, making them a great ingredient to add to a detox smoothie.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • 1 cup diced green apple
  • 1 cup diced orange
  • 1 cup diced avocado
  • 1 Medjool date or 2 Tbs agave (optional)
  • 1 Tbs chia seeds (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

What do you like to include in your smoothies? I’d love to get hear in the comments below.

This post was kindly sponsored by Almond Breeze.