Detox your body with this drink!
This Super Green Detox Drink is the perfect beverage to whip up after a night of indulging. From the infinite spectrum of green juices to green smoothies, green-based drinks are certainly trending these days, and for good reason! These nutrient-rich drinks nourish and detoxify your system, and help you feel great. This recipe in particular calls for powerful superfoods like kale, spinach, and cilantro, ingredients that offer countless health benefits your body will thank you for. And if the thought of sipping on liquefied veggies makes you cringe, don’t worry! We’ve added an apple to the recipe for a hint of sweetness that cranks up the flavor.
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Super Green Detox Drink
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 1 cucumber small, chopped
- 2 kale leaves
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 handful of fresh parsley or cilantro
- 1 lemon peeled
- 1 apple seeded, cored, and chopped
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- If using a juicer: Add all the above ingredients, except chia seeds, to a juicer and juice. Stir in chia seeds before drinking.
- If using a blender: Add all the above ingredients to a blender along with 1 cup chilled water. Add ice if desired. Blend until smooth. If no pulp is desired, strain smoothie through a fine mesh strainer before drinking.
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I was wondering if there was anything else that you could add in place of the celery. I cannot have celery or green peppers, but would like to try this detox. Thank you for your time!
Jill, Any green veggie will work. I'd use zucchini.
Missy, 2 Servings
What does this taste like? if you can describe it that is.
Ash, Imagine eating a salad with a hint of sweetness…that’s it! 🙂
How long can you do this detox for and can it be your three meals a day thank you x
Mel, That’s actually an individual thing…but I’d recommend no more than a week.
youre so wonderful 🙂
How important is the apple? I have an allergy to apples and pears, what am I missing out on and what would be a good substitute?
Stiina, Try a 1/2 cup green grapes.
Oooooh, I bet the green grapes would be awesome!!
Let us know what you think.
I think the apple was just for sweetness…
SO AWESOME to hear someone else say they are allergic to apples. Most people i know don't take me seriously, never mind that i have been hospitalized and suppose to have a bracelet, since it is so severe
Is this a detox drink-can you have it in place of a meal and eat the others? how many calories are in it? I was thinking it was a very healthy "green" smoothie but now I"m thinking it is only for detox and not eating anything else?
Amie, It’s not necessarily for the detox…enjoy anytime.
It doesn't need to be just for detox, though it has those properties. You can have it as you would a regular smoothie whenever you want to.
Is this one serving?
Yes, one serving.
Is it ok to drink this once a day?
Denise, It’s just healthy ingredients…would recommend a few times a week.
tried this and really good was kinda surprised
IM ABOUT TO TRY IT AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS LOST ANY WEIGHT AS WELL.?
Lemon goes in seeds and all?
Shari, No, remove the seeds. 🙂
Hello! I am new to working out and I am about to start a new abs workout and I want to do this detox along with the workout. This may be a "slow" question but like I said I am a beginner. Do I drink this before or after my daily workout??
Brittany, Either is fine but I would probably drink before if you’re doing weight training. If you’re doing cardio, after is best.
is this replacing your regular food
Kim, This is meant as a meal replacement.
i m out of parsley and cilantro, what can i use as substitutes?
Liz, Hmmmm….use any fresh herb you have on hand or leave it out.
Is the calorie count for a smoothie, or juiced?
Brittany, For the smoothie!
I have had this smoothie now two days in a row. Taste is less than appealing as well as the smell from the parsley but it is drinkable. Makes my stomach nauseous. I am curious how many days in a row or just whenever, how much ever one wants. Does anyone know?
I drink it everyday! I love it and when I am out of town my body craves it. I guess it would be an individual thing though.
I really like this smoothie but the recipe makes so much! Almost a full blender, for me. Is that right? If so, can I drink it throughout the day or is it best to finish it during breakfast time?
Lauren, Yes, this smoothie comes out huge but is very low calorie for the amount. You can either save it for later in the fridge (only recommended for 12 hrs at the most) or freeze it for another day. One idea is to freeze it in ice cube trays, then put it in whatever bottle/glass you will drink it from. Shake or stir after an hour at room temperature and it should be thawed. You can also put the frozen smoothie cubes in the blender to puree it into a slushy-like consistency.
It yielded like 5 cups in the blender is that one serving? or did I do something wrong…it wouldn't be the first time.
I'm not sure. Just follow the directions and drink as much as you want and save the rest for later in the day.
I just tried the smoothie. I thought it was going to taste bad. But it tastes pretty good.
I did not put the parsley in I was out of it.
But I did put everything else in it.
Hello… I have tried the smoothie and it was not bad at all. I drink 2 times a day, 1st time early morning after a glass of water and the 2nd time early afternoon before lunch. Do you think it will help me loose weight while having light meals? Or do I have to follow the 3 or more days green juice detox diet? Thank you!
Rana, I would recommend drinking the super detox green smoothie once a day in addition to your light meals. The 3 day cleanse & detox is a kick start to eating healthy, not a diet. 🙂
How can this be 7 PP when there's no points in any of the ingredients??
The data was calculated entering the nutrition information into the WW calculator:)
DO you peel the cucumber?
If it's organic or has a thin skin such as the hothouse variety, then you needn't peel it. It also depends on the strength of your blender. A high powered blender can puree the skin, while many blenders cannot. There are many nutrients in the skin, but If it has a waxy skin, I would definitely peel it first.
By my calculations, this recipe is only 132 calories.
Ok so I posted a comment and it was deleted. Maybe because I used a brand name! Trying again. Starting the 3 day cleanse and detox tomorrow. I am using a high powered blender and I am wondering if I use the whole lemon. I saw the comment to remove the seeds but what about the peel? Of do I just use the pulp?
If you have a high powered blender such as the Vitamix you should be able to blend the whole lemon including seeds. If the peel is waxy, you should remove it. If it is an organic lemon, you should definitely clean it and use the peel. Chop the lemon into chunks to make it easier to blend. There are a lot of phytonutrients in the peel, but a lot of nutritional value comes from the white pith under the peel, including a high amount of vitamin C.
All of the ingredients are zero points. How do you get 4 pp??? The calculator doesn't have points for any of the ingredients.
Jen, Eaten together in a recipe, the points are generally calculated. See this article: http://ronisweigh.com/2011/02/weight-watchers-poi…. Please check in with your WW counselor to get her thoughts and opinions.
I use a lot of the recipes from here and the points are ALL wrong….all higher. I just double check the points myself bc the recipes are so good!
wow tried this stuff now on 5th day lost 2kg already, going to it for one week twice a month. one personal change i use light almond milk/soya milk instead of water. still healthy and delicious!
I am going to try the 3 day detox, but I just want to juice. It is ok to just drink the super detox in place of meals and the chamomile tea before bed?
Toika, Yes that should be okay for 3 days, but no longer.
Hi am so elicited to try this .. What part of the day do you suggest I should have it? I do workouts too but after cardio I have protein powder .. Pls suggest
Mary Young, It's good first thing in the morning, as a snack or after a workout. Also, it might give you energy in the afternoon- instead of reaching for caffeine- when many of us tend to have our 3:00 slump.
I tried it today but somehow I forgot cucumber :/ but still tasted good. We don't have to strain it right? cause I dint .. Super Green !!! loved it
Mary Young, Not straining it is better because you get all the fiber. Glad you loved it!!
Question on the parsley: should it be the flat leaf/Italian kind or the curly kind that is used as a garnish?
Sue, The flat leaf kind of parsley works best.
I am wondering if you think this would freeze ok? I prep all my of my meals for the week on the weekends and would love to have these for my breakfasts but I have never tried to freeze a green smoothie. Any thoughts?
Katie, Yes, this should freeze well. You can also freeze it in ice cube trays, then put it in whatever bottle/glass you will drink it from. Shake or stir after an hour at room temperature and it should be thawed. You can also put the frozen smoothie cubes in the blender to puree it into a slushy-like consistency.
Awesome, thank you!
tried this and really good was kinda surprised
Can I pre make it the night before and drink in the morning?
Terri, You can, however I would not recommend it. This detox drink tends to thicken up fairly quickly because of all
the fibrous ingredients.
The picture shows a lime (which is green!!) however the direction and all the comments say lemon??? Can a lime be used instead??
Bonny, Sure can! We use a lime sometimes and lemon other times. 🙂
Hello. Just curious if the Juice drinks can be made ahead of time….evening before?
Great question Kerry.
I would recommend making the juice fresh. When the juice sits it tends to separate and the greens tend to become bitter tasting if they set too long in the liquid. Hope this info helps!
If I do the 3 day detox with this…what do I eat besides this drink? I want to do this right. If I just drink this that is fine too. I know how to eat light as well I believe.
You can include other foods and activities into your detox program. Here is a link to some of our other detox resources, including additional recipes. https://skinnyms.com/?s=detox
I find kale gives me gas. What can I use as a replacement?
Hi, Lisa! You can leave out the kale in increase the spinach.
Detox- I suffer from ABS constipation horribly, will help clean me out ?
Christy, I can’t say for sure but this drink is very healthy and filled with superfood. Let us know if it helps. 🙂
Hi! Doctor told me today i have a little high fatty liver can i drink this smoothie?
We don’t see any reason why you wouldn’t be able to enjoy this smoothie, but it is always a good idea to check with your doctor first when you have a medical condition.
Tried it today but I replaced the parsly for cilantro I was surprised how good it tasted
Kale is not available here in our local market. What can I replace it with? Thanks.
Christine, Any green lefty vegetable will work. I love romaine heart lettuce in my smoothies.
Good morning to you Skinny Ms can you add coconut unsweetened milk instead of water for this detox smoothie because I have a nutri ninja and want to make this smoothie but I this is a woman’s site but I liked the recipe thanks again, Enrique Diaz God Bless you
Enrique, Sure, either coconut or almond milk are fine. Our site is for anyone who wants to follow a healthy lifestyle plan. 🙂
Thank you Gale so much, I will do that and let you know how it taste..
Can you drink this everyday?
We recommend a few days a week.
Great green juice recipe! I like the addition of chia seeds thrown in there. 🙂 It’s interesting, I had heard people talking about how green juice can be detoxifying, but what really opened my eyes up was when I started doing research into vegetables that had real, known detox properties and found that cruciferous vegetables (kale is one of these) have scientifically proven detox benefits. Parsley is good, too, and I just love drinking my green juices knowing that I am really doing something awesome for my body. I’m going to have to give your green drink, here, a try. Looks absolutely delicious and healthy!
I have been drinking your green smoothie and love it. I love the recipe and have been drinking it almost daily for more than a week. I eat luncg and dinner. Is there a potential problem with drinking it for an extended period of time?
Kay, Just make sure you eat a balanced diet throughout the day. The ingredients in this recipe are all healthy and can be consumed daily. However,
it’s a better idea to switch foods up, just as with exercise. Variety is the spice of life…as they say! 🙂
Hi! Do you have to add the chia seeds?
Hi Kristen, you can leave out the chia seeds, just keep in mind that that would change the calorie/protein/fat/carb count. If you can find chia seeds, though, we recommend using them, since they have antioxidants.
Hi as one commented, I also find it difficult to find kale so I’m trying heart of a romaine lettuce instead. Also as for the fresh spinach, I buy frozen spinach cubes… can I use a cube instead? Thanks
Frozen spinach cubes should work fine. Your smoothie might have a thinner consistency.
Hey I am a lupus nephrities patient. Under medication si ce 2008 . Now I am at the age of 40 and experiencing lots of side effect of steroids . Want to know can I also detox the same . M restricted to low protien diet. M not allergic to any veggies or fruits .thanks and regards AnujaM
Anuja, Hmmmm….please check with your doctor regarding whether this, or any other, detox is right for you. 🙂
How many times a day do you drink this?
Grace, If you’re doing a detox, up to 3 times daily is fine. Otherwise, a one time per day is good.
Is it better to drink as a smoothie or as a juice because I have a juicer ..?
Bree, Either will work. If you prefer a juice then go for it. I usually prefer a blender because I don’t want to leave any nutrients behind. 🙂
I am allergic to apples, what can be used instead??
Paula, Perhaps a peach. 🙂
I’m not much of an apple person but i love veggies can I just omit the Apple?
Jennie, Sure, just replace with fruit of a similar consistency.
Wasn’t there another smoothie we have to had all the juicer contents to the blender for the remaining ingriedient;
Another detox smoothie had to be made in blender but didn’t state strain through a mesh to get rid of the pulp;
Only says apple can we use any kind of apple?
Sure! I would recommend Granny Smith, but any kind is fine.
thank you, very useful for me.
We’re glad to hear you found this recipe useful!
Green detox drinks are my favorite. This one sounds really strong and potent. Thanks for the recipe!
You’re very welcome, hope you enjoy the recipe!
How long can you take this drink for? And can you still have your morning coffee with it lol?
Alyse, Yes you can have your morning coffee. This ingredients in the drink are all perfectly healthy and can be consumed daily.
How much of this do I need to drink? 8oz. 16oz? Do I need to drink it everyday or just 3 days to cleanse me? I will be juicing it too.
It’s a super healthy drink and can be consumed for three days or daily.
Is this good for pre-diabetic or diabetic person? Thank you.
Salvador, This recipe falls under our diabetic-friendly recipes. The ingredients are Whole Foods and super healthy.
Hello! I’m starting to workout again and looking to do a 2-5 day detox weight loss thing as well. Does anyone have good results of losing weight with this drink? I always fluctuate 3-10 pounds. But I’m at my highest I’ve ever been and want to get down a little bit lol
Savana, The Super Green Detox Drink is meant to be included in a healthy program for detoxing. Please look on the site for a good fit.
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