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25 Delectable Detox Smoothies

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Simple sippables

Forget everything you thought you knew about a liquid detox. These easy, 1-step smoothies are bursting with good health, and you definitely won’t have to plug your nose while drinking. We asked 6 of our favorite smoothie gurus what their favorite, most flavorful flushes were, and the results are in. The verdict? Nourishing yourself with neutralizing, detoxifying, antioxidant-packed drinks is even tastier than it looks. Grab your blender and get ready for the smoothie detox of your life!

We’ve collected our healthiest, most delicious meals in The Prevention Cookbook: 101 Recipes You Can’t Live Without.

Berry Breakfast

Don’t let its pink-liciousness fool you. The berries turn on detoxifying enzymes and ginger stimulates digestion in this recipe from Prevention Food Director Lori Powell. (Not sure how to buy organic ingredients? Download our free shopping guide!)

Serves 2

1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries

3/4 cup chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk

1/4 cup frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries

1 1/2 Tbsp honey

2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger

1 tsp ground flaxseed

1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice

COMBINE all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste.

PUREE until smooth.

POUR into 2 chilled glasses.

NUTRITION (per serving): 112 cal, 1 g protein, 26 g carb, 3 g fiber, 1.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 56 mg sodium

The Super Green

Powerful detox action masquerades as another delicious shake from Prevention’s Lori Powell (it’s pictured here with the Berry Breakfast Smoothie.) The celery and parsley that contribute to its bright green color are diuretics that help rinse toxins from your system. Kale and mango are superfoods bursting with nutrition that support your cleanse.

Serves 2

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes


1¼ cups chopped kale leaves (stems and tough rib removed), preferably Lacinato (also known as dinosaur)

1¼ cups frozen cubed mango

2 medium ribs celery, chopped

1 cup chilled fresh tangerine or orange juice

¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

¼ cup chopped fresh mint

COMBINE all ingredients in blender.

PUREE until smooth.

POUR into 2 chilled glasses.

NUTRITION (per serving): 160 cal, 3 g protein, 39 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 0.5 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 56 mg sodium

Warrior Tonic

Claudia Colombo, esthetician, nutrition coach, yoga teacher, and founder of Fábula Skincare & Wellness in Manhattan, is a holistic skincare and wellness expert. She loves to start her day and workouts with this energizing smoothie. “Superfoods like maca, chia, cacao, and lucuma were all used as a basic survival ration by the Incas and Aztecs

 to sustain them before battle and on long journeys,” she says.

Serves 1

1 cup almond milk
1-2 Tbsp maca powder
1 scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 organic ripe banana
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp lucuma powder (natural sweetener)
1-2 Tbsp cacao nibs

BLEND all ingredients.

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Sweet Spirit

Don’t fear its dark color and mossy smell: spirulina—a form of micro-algae—is a mega-healing detox agent.

Serves 1-2

½ banana

½ cup blueberries

¼ avocado

½ cup almond milk

1 tsp spirulina

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (hemp, pumpkin or pea works great!)

pure water

BLEND all ingredients.

Alkalinity Bliss

A single teaspoon of chia seeds packs almost 2 grams of fiber!

Serves 1-2

½ pear

¼ avocado

1 packed cup spinach

¼ cup coconut water

1 cup almond milk

1 tsp chia seeds

1 scoop protein powder (hemp, pumpkin or pea works great!)

pure water

BLEND all ingredients.

More from Prevention: Which is Healthier, Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds?

The “Fat Flush” Juice

If a flatter belly is on your wish list, start with this ultra-cleansing juice.

Serves 1

1 medium organic red beet
3 medium organic carrots
1 organic radish
2 organic garlic cloves
large handful of organic parsley

JUICE all ingredients.

Source: Claudia Colombo

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