The Mean Green Smoothie and Other Detox Smoothies

January 2, 2015

After indulging ourselves during the holidays, the new year is a time to cut the fat.  Most of us embark on a path to become healthier and a more conscious eater.  These detoxing smoothies will help jumpstart a new nutrition plan that focuses on cutting out the bad and eat the good.

Blood Orange, Peach and Chia Seed Smoothie
Recipe from 17 Apart

Blood oranges are in season so take advantage of this winter fruit and blend up a batch of these detox smoothies.  Chia seeds are high in fiber, providing almost 50 percent of your daily intake in just one serving.  They also are rich omega fatty acids, calcium, antioxidants, protein and much more.

Purple Smoothie
Recipe from Just Putzing Around The Kitchen

Smoothies are a great way to increase your intake of fruits and vegetables.  This purple smoothie is jam packed with an assortment of healthy foods including red cabbage, beets, blackberries, spinach and chia seeds.

Tropical Detox Smoothie
Recipe from The Casual Craftlete

This tropical detox smoothie will help you keep your new years resolution. Pineapple and mango are blended with coconut milk and seasoned with turmeric.  Turmeric is a root that is part of ginger family which contains properties that help with inflammation which can tame heartburn and an upset stomach.

The Mean Green Smoothie
Recipe from Half Baked Harvest

Give your body a healthy jumpstart for the new year with the mean green smoothie.  Spirulina powder adds protein and a variety of nutrients to the smoothie while banana, pineapple, and mango add sweetness and body.  Stir in some hemp seeds for a boost in omega 3 fatty acids.

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