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17 Great Tasting Detox Smoothie Recipes

Great tasting Detox Smoothie Recipes designed to help cleanse and eliminate harmful toxins from your body. Learn how to make at home!

Detox Smoothie Recipes

Detox smoothie recipes are becoming increasingly popular for those wishing to enhance their bodies’ natural process of neutralizing and eliminating harmful toxins. Once undertaken only by a select uber-health conscious few, detoxing and periodic cleanses have gained mass appeal thanks to popular programs such as the Dr. Oz Detox and Oprah Winfrey’s 21-Day Diet Detox.

Traditionally, homeopathic herbs and elixirs were ingested to accomplish cleansing goals, often with less than pleasing flavor profiles. Now, health aficionados drink great tasting detox smoothies that provide the additional body-nurturing benefits of nutrient and fiber-rich rich fruits and vegetables.

Why Detox?

It is an unfortunate fact of life that our environment is saturated with toxic substances such as heavy metals and other harmful organic and inorganic compounds. The body naturally processes these toxins through the kidneys and liver and then eliminates them via your breath, feces, sweat, and urine.

Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Detox Smoothie
Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Detox Smoothie

When these natural flushing mechanisms become blocked, dangerous toxins are stored elsewhere in the body and begin to accumulate. A good detox program will help rid your body of accumulated toxins and unblock your system’s natural ability to process these harmful substances.

What Are Detox Smoothies?

Detox smoothies are blended drink recipes specifically designed with ingredients known to accelerate the flushing of toxins from the body. In addition to the desired system flush, our recipes also provide hyper-hydration, vitamin and mineral rich nutrients, fresh antioxidant delivery, and a virtual cornucopia of other highly beneficial vitality boosters. And, our smoothies simply taste great which makes one more likely to stick with a detoxification program.

Detox Smoothies vs Weight-Loss Smoothies

Detox smoothies are primarily designed to help your body flush out toxins. Although incidental weight loss may be a fortunate byproduct of such beverages, the shedding of pounds is not their ultimate goal.

Weight loss smoothies are generally designed with one thing in mind: to lose weight! This is usually accomplished by substituting a regular meal or two per day for a nutrient-rich, low calorie smoothie or through the introduction of a stimulant, such as caffeine, to facilitate an elevated level of calorie burn.

Citrus And Green Tea Detox Smoothie
Citrus And Green Tea Detox Smoothie

Often, similar ingredients appear in both types of smoothies. However, the smoothie recipes are created with completely different goals in mind, and it is important to clearly define your goals prior to embarking on any detoxification or system cleansing adventure. Ideally, you should complete a healthy detox before starting a weight-loss program.

Detox Smoothie Ingredients

A great many healthy foods have been found to indirectly assist with the detox process. However, the following detox smoothie ingredients have been shown to directly benefit kidney and liver detoxification:


Beets contain the chemical compound betaine that has been shown to protect the liver from damage and helps the liver process fats more efficiently.


Cranberry juice is high in vitamin C, manganese, and antioxidants and has become popular in the detoxing community for its ability to efficiently flush undesirable compounds from the system.

Dandelion Greens
Dandelion Greens

Dandelion Greens, a great source of vitamin A, calcium, iron, and potassium, are also a diuretic that assist in the elimination of harmful toxins through the kidneys and liver.


Grapefruit contain phytonutrients called limonoids that make toxic compounds more water soluble and, therefore, easier to eliminate from the body.

Green Tea
Green Tea

Green Tea is an excellent source of polyphenols that help rid your body of potentially harmful liver and kidney clogging compounds and facilitates detoxification as a diuretic.

Baby Spinach
Baby Spinach

Leafy Greens neutralize toxic heavy metals and are rich in chlorophyl that purifies the blood. In addition, they provide an abundance of antioxidants.

Red Cabbage
Red Cabbage

Purple Cabbage increases the amount of glucosinolate in your system which aides in liver enzyme production and provides amazing cancer prevention benefits.


Turmeric greatly enhances a system cleanse by elevating the enzymes UDP glucuronyl transferase and glutathione-S-transferase which are responsible for neutralizing unhealthy toxins.

Equipment Needed

A standard blender is all that is required to make detox smoothies. If you are making it for just one person, we recommend using any one of the many available NutriBullet blenders as they are quick to set up and very easy to clean. 

If you are making them for more than one person, we recommend a higher-end Vitamix blender that can process larger loads more efficiently.

For overnight storage, we recommend using a glass or BPA-free airtight container with a resealable lid.

Our Favorite Detox Smoothie

Our favorite Detox smoothie recipe is the Dr. Oz Dinner Detox. It anchors Dr. Oz’s 3-day Smoothie Cleanse with lemon juice and cayenne pepper, aiming to eliminate harmful toxins and reset your body.

Cayenne Peppers
Cayenne Peppers

Cayenne pepper, recently made a popular detox ingredient by its inclusion in the Master Cleanse, kick-starts your metabolism, increases your core body temperature and corresponding calorie burn, and forces harmful waste materials out of the body … the perfect detox booster. Just go easy on the cayenne because you can really taste it!

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Dr Oz Dinner Detox Smoothie Recipe

Dr Oz Dinner Detox Smoothie

The Dr Oz Dinner Detox Smoothie anchors Dr. Oz's 3-day Smoothie Cleanse with lemon juice and cayenne pepper. This recipe will show you how to make one.

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes



    1. Place avocado, blueberries, kale, mango, coconut water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, flaxseed, and ice into a blender and secure the lid.
    2. Start the blender on its lowest speed and steadily ramp up to its highest speed. This will reduce wear and tear on the motor and blades, facilitate a more consistent blend, and help prevent food splatter onto the lid and sides.
    3. Blend for approximately 30 seconds or until a smooth consistency is achieved.
    4. Pour into a glass for immediate refreshment or place in the refrigerator in an airtight container to enjoy later.


  1. If you don’t have frozen fruit, or simply prefer to use fresh fruit (we totally get that), we recommend adding 1/2 cup of ice to chill your smoothie and give it a pleasing icy texture.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 g

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 13gSugar: 33gProtein: 9g

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What does a detox smoothie do?

Detoxify your body. Detox smoothies help the body to eliminate deadly toxins and waste materials. They also promote liver function, help to increase your body’s overal metabolism, and deliver cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Are detox smoothies good for you?

Yes. Detox smoothies pack essential vitamins and nutrients and help eliminate harmful toxins from the body. They also promote increased energy levels, effcient liver function, and can reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Do detox smoothies help you lose weight?

Not necessarily. Simply adding a detox smoothie to your diet without making other changes will not help you lose weight. However, replacing a meal or high calorie snack with a healthy and filling detox smoothie can help you lose weight over time and feel better while you are shedding the pounds.

More Smoothie Recipes

→ If you liked these great tasting Detox Smoothie Recipes, try more of our revitalizing favorites on our Green Smoothie Recipes page.


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Detox Smoothie Recipes
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