If you are looking for an epic detox smoothie that doesn’t taste like an epic detox smoothie, then this is the recipe for you!
The sweetness of fresh pineapple, orange and banana help mask the bitterness of dandelion greens and the “veggieness” of cucumber and parsley. It’s actually quite refreshing.
Both kale and parsley are great sources of iron and calcium. Kale, parsley and cucumber are also a good source of zinc.
Pineapples have anti-inflammatory properties and their bromelain enzyme content may help with protein digestion.
Overall, this smoothie packs a powerful dose of vitamin C, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to give you that “clean inside” feeling.
Pregnant women should not consume large amounts parsley. Parsley contains an essential oils called apiole. Apiole is a kidney stimulant. Because this essential oil can stimulate uterine contractions, pregnant women should avoid eating large quantities of it.
Refreshing Pineapple-Citrus Super Detox Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 cucumber, with peel
- 1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley
- 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced after being thawed slightly
- 1 cup pineapple, cubed
- 1 orange, peeled and deseeded
- 2 cup kale (or dandelion greens)
- 8 ounces homemade almond milk
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (see my blender recommendations), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Calcium: 30% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Folate: 186.7 mcg
Vitamin A: 102% RDA
Vitamin C: 339% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamins B1 – B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus potassium and zinc.
Serving Size: One. (This recipe makes a large, 32-ounce smoothie. It is a meal-replacement smoothie and not a snack. I recommend drinking half right away and the other half about 30 minutes later. If it is too much for you, store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)
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