Holiday Detox Smoothie

I don’t know about you, but I definitely ate my share of heavy carbs, cheese, cookies & candy over the week of Christmas & New Year’s.  While it all tasted amazing, it left me feeling tired and overloaded from all of that heavy food and I needed something to detox from all that overindulgance.  When I saw this detox smoothie I knew I had to make it right away to reenergize me and get some healthy nutrients flowing! This is also another great way to get your fruit intake in and sneak in some veggies (spinach)! The berries have lots of antioxidants and the spinach is packed full of good for you stuff, and we all know how that worked for pop-eye right?! Plus it tastes good-bonus! And for those of you skeptical about using the spinach, you really can’t taste it.

Holiday Detox Smoothie
Source: slightly adapted from I Am Baker

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
1 cup water
1/2 banana
1 cup spinach or baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp. natural peanut butter
1/2 to 1 tsp. vanilla
1 packet stevia or 2 tsp. sugar
1 to 2 tsp. honey

Directions:
In a blender or a food processor, add berries, water & banana.  Blend until smooth.  Add in spinach and blend.  Add in peanut butter, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. honey and stevia/sugar.  Blend until incorporated.  Taste and then add more honey & vanilla if necessary.

Makes 1 large smoothie, or 2 small smoothies.

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    Comments

    1. Oo I like this one better than the green monster one! I think I need to take baby steps up to that using this one.

      • Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

        Hope you like it! I like the green monster too, but I love using the berries to mask the greens more.

    2. I was going to say, this looks really good….But, can you taste the spinach? SO glad you can’t. I am really interested in blending this. I know how you feel about the carbs and bad foods over the holidays. I can totally relate!

      xo. A Southern Bee Diary

      :)

    3. This looks delicious! I picked up some frozen berries at the store yesterday… it looks like this will be on my menu very soon! :) I love adding veggies in smoothies – the fruit totally masks the flavor!

    4. Love this smoothie!

    5. I just made this for breakfast…and oh my. This is really good. I think the peanut butter is what gives it the wow factor. I didn’t have regular honey, and used creamed honey….again, wow. Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to having the other half for lunch.

    6. My local store didn’t have frozen mixed berries (Really? Who doesn’t carry those?), so I had to use a frozen mixture of strawberries, peaches, and bananas. It was still really tasty — but it looked awful! Brown with flecks of green from the spinach. Thanks for the recipe! :D

    7. Karen Adams says:

      I tried the green monster last weekend and it was pretty good, but nothing compared to this one!! This one is soooo delicious … I joined Simply For Life 3 months ago and am now down 24 lbs. I think they would be impressed with this smoothie as well! Love it!

    8. Taste absolutely delicious! How many calories does it have?

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