Cleanse & Detox Smoothie

Cleanse & Detox Smoothie
Flush out toxins with this Cleanse and Detox Smoothie and maybe lose a pound or two along the way.

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Cleanse & Detox Smoothie

Cleanse & Detox Smoothie

Yields: 1 smoothie | Serving Size: 1 smoothie | Calories: 189 | Total Fat: 3.0 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 59 mg | Carbohydrates: 39.5 g | Dietary Fiber: 11.3 g | Sugars: 20.9 g | Protein: 5.6 g | SmartPoints: 8 |

Ingredients

  • Recommend organic apple, kale and celery be used for this recipe.
  • 1 organic apple with peeling, cored (Wash away harmful toxins in the body)
  • Juice of 1 lemon (This citrus fruit helps boosts the digestive tract)
  • 1 cup kale (Chlorophyll kick starts the digestive tract by ridding the body of pesticides and environmental toxins)
  • 1 stalk or rib of celery...depending where you live. (Thought to be a great blood cleanser)
  • 1/3 cup flat leaf parsley or cilantro (Thought to help rid the body of mercury and other harmful minerals)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds or chia seeds (Great source of Omega-3's and ridding the body of
  • harmful toxins)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups chilled water

Directions

If using a juicer: Add all the ingredients and enjoy!

If using a blender: Add all the above ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over ice. This recipe makes one serving.

http://skinnyms.com/cleanse-detox-smoothie/

116 Comments on "Cleanse & Detox Smoothie"

  1. kfran  August 14, 2012

    Is it okay to drink once a day? Didn't know if it would cause too much "cleansing". :)

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  2. Helen Anne DiMeglio  August 14, 2012

    is there an alternative to the green tea?

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 14, 2012

      Helen, Pomegranate juice would work.

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      • Caroline  March 17, 2013

        There's no green tea in this recipe.

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        • Skinny Ms.  March 18, 2013

          Caroline, That’s right…our cleanse doesn’t have caffeine. If you’re not doing the cleanse feel free to add green tea.

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  3. Jennifer  August 14, 2012

    Anyone tried this yet? How is the taste because I see nothing in there that would make me think it will taste good.

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    • Charley  January 4, 2013

      Tasting good is what got us to the point of needing detox in the first place.

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    • Trisha  March 7, 2014

      hey I thought the same thing but the lemon and apple with cinnamon definitely balances out all the greens which makes it easier to drink

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    • Ana  August 22, 2014

      It tastes delicious! I used coconut water instead of plain water.

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  4. Kristie  August 14, 2012

    Just tried it! Although there is no sweet aspect, it was very good. Not something I would drink everyday. It's def a once a weeker:)

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  5. Tara  August 14, 2012

    Can you substitute spinach for the kale? I had a smoothie with kale once, and I could barely make myself drink it. I love the way spinach tastes in a smoothie!

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  6. Fyndy  August 14, 2012

    I don't think it's meant to taste good. It's one of those cleansing smoothies that you have to plug your nose and chug…at least that's what I'll be doing! Might have to do this at home on a day off, I have a sneaking feeling with that much greens my IBS will be all "oh hells no. You gonna pay for that"

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 14, 2012

      Fyndy, It really does taste good. I drink a green smoothie every morning, 7 days a week.

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    • Patty  July 22, 2013

      I have IBS and started taking a probiotic thinking that would help my problem. All it did was make my symptoms worse. I so can relate to your concerns here.

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    • Dodie Neatfreakwannabe  June 5, 2014

      LOL Yeah, that's what my IBS says to chia seeds and flax seeds, too. I cut the amount in half in recipes and am usually OK if I do that.

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    • Gail  July 1, 2015

      simply use a wide straw if you want to have the drink, it goes straight down with no taste.

      Reply
  7. Michele johnston  August 15, 2012

    If u make it in a juicer instead of a blender the alternative for green tea is a cucumber also add parsley and a small puece of ginger for even more nutrition…

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 15, 2012

      Michele, Thanks…love your suggestions!

      Reply
    • sue hathaway  June 17, 2013

      is my computer showing me a different recipe? I see no green tea ingredent

      Reply
  8. Ann Schermer  August 15, 2012

    2 Questions: (1) is the kale raw? (2) how do you measure kale? Oklay, 3 questions… include the kale stems?

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  9. monster64  August 16, 2012

    Too much fiber? Wow. Really? You should eat 7-10 servings of gresh veggies every day!! I make this all the time. I will throw in a handful of blueberries as well. Jsut an handful. And kale is RAW. I have done this too after I read it on 365 days of kale dot com. Kale is amazing. Grows well…Enjoy.

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  10. Merri Ann Bailey  August 16, 2012

    could you add honey to make it taste better?

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 16, 2012

      Merri, You could add a few teaspoons honey or maple syrup.

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      • Bella  February 12, 2015

        I like to put a small squirt of agave in. You can also substitute a beet for the apple.

        Reply
  11. Annie  August 17, 2012

    Just choked this down. It better be SUPER HEALTHY. lol.

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  12. SheisWolff  August 26, 2012

    This smoothie is awesome! I love the taste, it's very clean.

    Reply
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  14. monster64  September 1, 2012

    It is very good. But I like all the ingredients. Maybe add a cuke and a little more lemon juice.

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  15. Jackie  September 13, 2012

    Adding 1/2 pear gives it a nice flavor.

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  16. Sarah Willoughby  September 27, 2012

    Can you drink this while you are breast feeding?

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  17. Skinny Ms.  September 28, 2012

    Sarah, Please check with your doctor. Thanks! Let us know what you find out please.

    Reply
  18. Lauren  November 3, 2012

    @Sarah, the parsley can decrease your milk production. You may want to skip that ingredient while breastfeeding. Everything else should be fine!

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  19. Aly  December 28, 2012

    The first sip was a bit of a shock, but I will defitinely make this again!

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  20. Skinny Ms.  January 5, 2013

    Audra, Once a week.

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  21. Christina  January 8, 2013

    Any suggestions on liquefying the kale and parsley? Juicer kicked it to the side and blender just shredded it

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    • Skinny Ms.  January 8, 2013

      Christina, Try chopping the greens before adding to the blender.

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    • SkinnyMs  March 6, 2014

      When you go to put it in the juicer, wrap the leaves up tightly in a ball first. A higher powered blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec work well for shredding greens.

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    • Christine  April 25, 2014

      If you use a blender ad just the liquid and the kale first. Blend that till smooth, then ad everything else and blend again.

      Reply
  22. Barbara  January 10, 2013

    I see comments mentioning green tea in this recipe, but I don't see it listed as an ingredient?

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    • Skinny Ms.  January 10, 2013

      Barbara, Where do you see the mention of green tea?

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      • Barbara  January 13, 2013

        "Helen Anne DiMeglio · 21 weeks ago
        is there an alternative to the green tea?"
        and
        "Michele johnston · 21 weeks ago
        If u make it in a juicer instead of a blender the alternative for green tea is a cucumber also add parsley and a small puece of ginger for even more nutrition…"
        comments above…

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        • Skinny Ms.  January 14, 2013

          Barbara, Water is the alternative.

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          • LoriG  March 11, 2013

            That still doesn't tell us where people were getting the 'tea' from as an ingredient. I too am curious…

            You tell us to use water instead, but as we don't even see tea listed we don't know how much water to substitute…

          • LoriG  March 11, 2013

            Never mind, I see the water on the recipe :)

            Still curious as to where they were plucking tea from though, LOL

          • Skinny Ms.  March 11, 2013

            Lori, Oh Okay…lol! I’m not sure either. :)

          • Skinny Ms.  March 11, 2013

            Lori, I’m not sure what you mean…there is no mention of tea in this recipe. Use the amount of water in the recipe and no tea.

  23. Laura  January 17, 2013

    i made this for breakfast this morning but wasn't a big fan….I think it was due to the whole chia seeds I put in it..Kinda chunky…Oops! I re-made it for my breakfast tomorrow morning so we will see how it goes!

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    • Vivian  December 26, 2013

      try soaking your chia seeds in the chilled water. The seeds plump up and I find them less "chunky" then the flax. I switched to ground flax in other recipes for the same reason.

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  24. gretchen  February 18, 2013

    I am tracking my calories, anyone know the caloric intake for this?????

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  25. Skinny Ms.  February 24, 2013

    Brett, If you juice, 1-2 days. If using a blender I would drink the same day, otherwise it gets to thick.

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  26. Skinny Ms.  February 24, 2013

    Brett, About 198 calories per serving.

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  27. Raul Chavez  February 28, 2013

    just made it…. i tastes like grass!!!! but i felt an instant revive in my body after a 3 mile run!!!

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  28. Jessica  February 28, 2013

    I am going to make this and the Super Detox Green Smoothie in a blender. Should I peel the apple and cucumber first? I'm not sure how the skin will break down in a blender. Please advise.

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    • Skinny Ms.  March 1, 2013

      Jessica, If the apple and cucumber are organic, I’d leave on the peeling. They blend find in the blender.

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    • SkinnyMs  March 6, 2014

      It really depends on the blender, but for most blenders I would peel it first, unless you are pouring it through a fine mesh strainer. If you have a high powered blender like Vitamix or Blendtec, you will be able to blend it with the peel.

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    • Unique  January 4, 2015

      I've used budget blenders my whole life and never had one that couldn't handle the peel.
      You don't need to spend all the hundreds of dollars for a Vitamax, you can buy a 29.99 dollars blender at Target or Walmart, with the option for ice crushing.
      I usually prefer glass before plastic – glass is heavier, but is so much easier to clean + if you make soups and add hot water to your blender the chemicals from plastic will end up in your soup.
      Smoothies are time savers. Just use your imagination and common sense and you'll get far with your smoothies.

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  29. Kelly  March 8, 2013

    Do the chia seeds have to be ground?

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    • Skinny Ms.  March 9, 2013

      Kelly, No, either way is fine.

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      • sharon frost  June 13, 2014

        no you do not grind chia seeds….they are hard like a poppy seed but soon as they are put in liquid, they begin to swell and absorb liquid like gel. Great for runners as the extra water will reabsorb back into your body thru the day.

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  30. irilys  March 9, 2013

    I just tried this smoothie. It's really delicious. Clean, nutritious, refreshing. I was a little skeptical of the cinnamon/greens mix but it works. Superb. Give it a go.

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  31. Brenda  March 15, 2013

    I am thinking of trying this cleanse, my question is since other cleanse I have tried we do not eat anything during the day. With this cleanse is this all we eat during the day or how often do we need to drink it? can anybody help me.

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  32. Kristen  April 25, 2013

    I just made this, am drinking it now, and LOVE it!!! I try to avoid sugar, even from fruit, so I just used half a green apple. The sugar from the lemon juice and half a green apple gave it enough sweetness (for my palate) to be enjoyable!! It was very fibrous, even with my vitamix…but I LOVE the flavor! Will make again and again! I may make it without apple next time and use some ginger.

    I love how you can taste each and every ingredient, if you really think about them as you're drinking it. Try it! I think smoothies/juicing is super healthy, as long as folks don't get accustomed to using too much sugar, which can have very adverse affects to all the otherwise great nutrients. My rule of thumb is no more than 1-2 servings of fruit per smoothies.

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    • Skinny Ms.  April 25, 2013

      Kristen, Thank you, thank you for the feedback!!! :)

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    • Miranda  September 29, 2013

      wow, I wish I had your palate Kristen! I just made this and couldn't drink it so I added 2 bananas and now it tastes wonderful! I really hope I can wean myself off of sugar through this. But why do you try to avoid sugar from fruit? I thought its healthy?

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      • Skinny Ms.  September 29, 2013

        Miranda, We don’t…fruit is included in most all of our smoothies.

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  33. stacy  May 15, 2013

    I used a whole lemon so a bit bitter and forgot to add the cinnamon.. still not bad

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  34. Karen  May 29, 2013

    Just made…no green tea added…didn't see it in the recipe…I could not get the consistency to a "smoothie" consistency…it's very chunky and looks identical to green salsa verde…I however like that I drink and then chew…it's filling…and to me the taste isn't that bad…I only used 1/2 lemon b/c I had done the lemon/ginger detox drink earlier this morning…it's kind of like eating a slushy…

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  35. Crystal  August 14, 2013

    How long are you suppose to drink it for?

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 15, 2013

      Crystal, I have one once a week. It’s really up to the individual.

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  36. Diandra  February 8, 2014

    I'm fructose intolerant…can I substitute the apple for something else?

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    • GaleCompton  February 8, 2014

      What about these: pineapples, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries,

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  37. Maria Flores  February 10, 2014

    How often & how long
    should I drink this to detox?

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    • SkinnyMs  February 11, 2014

      `Drink this smoothie once a day in addition to light meals for 3 days:)

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  38. Ivy  February 16, 2014

    How often should this detox smoothie be had. Is it once a week or how does it go. I started it today. It taste ok. Wanted to know if it could be had every week . Please respond, thanks.

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    • SkinnyMs  February 19, 2014

      You can have it as often as you like, a few times a week, if desired.

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  39. Ann B  March 17, 2014

    This is my second morning drinking it. First day did not like. Not cold enough and way to much to drink!
    I actually added a table spoon of honey and skipped the lemon. I put it in two containers(2 servings) the night before and stuck it in the freezer. In the morning I put it in the blender with a small amount of coconut water.
    Much better cold and with a little more sweet. Not sure if it will have the same outcome but still healthy start to the day.

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  40. Courtney  April 8, 2014

    i just started this today.. can we eat while on this detox

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    • SkinnyMs  April 9, 2014

      Yes, you can eat the foods and snacks listed out on the detox:)

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  41. Sasha  May 18, 2014

    I don't know what it is but the taste of the cinnamon in there makes me wanna gag… If I make it again I'm definitely not using cinnamon!!

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  42. Lori  August 27, 2014

    This was disgusting. I had high hopes but could only get about 4 sips down.

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    • SkinnyMs  August 27, 2014

      Lori, You could try straining it through a fine mesh strainer or using a high powered blender if the texture was the problem. Adding more lemon juice might also help as well as omitting the cinnamon if you are not a fan.

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  43. Anon  September 14, 2014

    Does it make you "go" alot? I wanna lose a few pounds by cleansing so i'd rather not waste my time on this recipe if it doesnt work…

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    • SkinnyMs  September 15, 2014

      Anon, Yes it's fiber rich. Since it's blended, you're not eliminating the fiber like a juicer might.

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  44. melissa  November 3, 2014

    I have a very crazy schedule. Is this something I can make at night and leave in the fridge for the morning?

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    • SkinnyMs  November 4, 2014

      Melissa, Yes you can make it the night before and leave in the fridge for the next morning.

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  45. Lori  January 10, 2015

    you can add pineapple for great sweet flavor. use a smoothie machine for better results.

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  46. jtacury  January 12, 2015

    Are you allowed to have black coffee through out the day when you are on this detox smoothie?

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    • SkinnyMs  January 12, 2015

      Jtacury, When you are on the 3-Day Cleanse and Detox it would be better to switch to green tea. Coffee is not a great part of a detox. If you are just having this smoothie, you can go ahead and have coffee during the day too.

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  47. Liz  January 19, 2015

    I add 1/4 Cup of Pineapple and it gives a great taste! You cannot taste the Kale – If I don't have Pineapple I add blueberries another antioxidant. I substitute 1/2 pear instead of Apple. I take it in the morning and evening very filling.

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  48. Margo  January 21, 2015

    just made the recipe! I found no problem putting the recipe in my blender, using the food prices see and pure modes poured over ice, I founf it delicious"
    I assume this is a oce a dat breakfast drink, for 3 days?

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    • SkinnyMs  January 21, 2015

      Margo, Yes this can be a once a day breakfast drink for 3 days on its own or as part of our 3 Day Cleanse and Detox, http://skinnyms.com/three-day-cleanse-detox/, or you can simply make this for a day, depending on the impact you want.

      Reply
  49. Tammy5283  January 21, 2015

    How many ounces is in one serving ?

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    • SkinnyMs  January 23, 2015

      Tammy5283, We don't have that info. If you have a home food/pastry scale you could weigh it.

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  50. rebecca62  February 9, 2015

    If you have hypothyroidism, even a light case, the kale will make it way worse. Most cruciferous green vegetables keep the thyroid from running at it's peak. The only way you should eat these veggies is to cook them. You can substitute spinach for the kale and add half a cucumber. I use half water and half coconut water. Coconut helps the thyroid run more effectively.

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  51. Natasha  February 9, 2015

    Just started this, is it ok to drink it twice a day?

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    • SkinnyMs  February 9, 2015

      Natasha, Yes you can drink this twice a day. This is in addition to, not a replacement for healthy meals.

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  52. cindy  March 3, 2015

    Does it really detox? Is it enough doing it for three days?

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    • SkinnyMs  March 4, 2015

      Cindy, This Cleanse & Detox smoothie does have detoxifying effects, yes. You can make it as often as you want in addition to your healthy meal plan for the day.

      Reply
  53. Heather  April 2, 2015

    Made this for breakfast this morning, I like the taste as it's very fresh but I couldn't get over the texture. It's quite chunky. I didn't want to strain it though because I was afraid I'd get rid of all the good stuff! I think I might try making it with an immersion blender next time.

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  54. Deb  January 7, 2016

    My husband and I liked the taste! Question is!how many days in the week should this be consumed?

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    • Gale Compton  January 8, 2016

      Deb,

      I would recommend every other day, however, the ingredients are healthy and can be consumed daily, if you like.

      Reply
  55. sally  January 11, 2016

    What is kale? is it a fruit or vegetable where can one find it.

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    • SkinnyMs.  January 11, 2016

      It’s a leafy green superfood veggie. You can find kale in your produce department.

      Reply
  56. Diana  January 21, 2016

    I add coconut milk or coconut water, the greens, an orange, frozen ripe banana, chia seeds, chunk of fresh ginger, fresh lemon juice, coconut oil, turmeric, ground flax seed, almonds, cinnamon, and sometimes a piece of garlic, ice cubes, and a dash of olive oil. It’s breakfast and delicious!

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    • Gale Compton  January 22, 2016

      Diana, Now that sounds yummy. I’ll give your recipe a try. :)

      Reply
  57. Jessica  March 10, 2016

    Can you add the ice cubes with the ingredients in the blender? Ir would that thicken it too much?

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    • SkinnyMs.  March 10, 2016

      Adding ice cubes to the blender will thicken the smoothie, but it won’t harm anything. It’s just a matter of personal preference.

      Reply
  58. Karen  March 13, 2016

    Think of the ingredients as a concentrate. You are processing them with water to end up with reconstituted drink. I have a 1500 watt Ninja the works great for processing the pulp. If you are getting pulp with your blender, I would like to suggest processing a little longer. Perhaps straining and mashing the pulp in the strainer to get out more liquid. I like that you have included what each ingredient does for the body. If you prefer your drinks cold, simply add 7 ice cubes.
    For future reference: one trick I use is to slice ripe bananas in the skin and lay them on a large cutting board (I have the thin plastic ones that work well.)to transfer to freezer. Once frozen, put into freezer bag or container. Put the desired amount to equal a half or full banana in your drink. Banana halos thicken and frozen helps chill. Tip:put container back into freezer right away so the rest of the fruit doesn’t start to thaw. I am off to make myself the Green Detox dtink.

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