5 Ingredient Detox Smoothie

5 Ingredient Detox Smoothie | #vegan #glutenfree | minimalistbaker.com

I’m guessing right about now you’re having some serious cookie regret. I only say that because that’s usually where I’m at Christmas week. So much indulgence, so many stretchy pants.

How about we offset some of that decadence with a healthy, 5 ingredient superfood smoothie? That’s what I thought we could all use…

Frozen Blueberries and Blackberries

This smoothie starts with a base of frozen berries. I can’t bear going without berries all winter long, so snagging frozen ones at the store is the perfect solution. Plus, they make a healthy and delicious base for smoothies.

5 Ingredient Detox Smoothie

Next we add in:

Fruit juice
& a frozen banana

So creamy. So delicious.

5 Ingredient Detox Smoothie | minimalistbaker.com

Recently, I’ve also been digging silken tofu in my smoothies for added protein instead of almond or peanut butter, which I often do in this smoothie. But I count it as optional since it’s already seriously creamy and nutritious as is.

5 Ingredient Detox Smoothie | via minimalistbaker.com

Oh mama. So much detoxifying goodness in the form of:

Omega 3 fatty acids
Vitamin C
Folic acid
etc., etc.

Does the body (seriously) good. Cheers!

(P.S. You should totally tell me the best gift you got this Christmas. I seriously want to know.)

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5 Ingredient Detox Smoothie
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Vegan, 5 ingredient detox smoothie with lots of fiber, antioxidants, and immune boosting nutrients for optimum health. Perfect for breakfast or a snack.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free
Serves: 2
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup organic spinach or kale
  • 1/2 cup bananas, previously peeled, sliced & frozen
  • 1 Tbsp flax seed meal
  • 1 cup fruit juice (I mixed pomegranate & orange = my faves)
  • Optional: 2 Tbsp silken tofu
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. If too thick, add a splash more juice or water. For more sweetness, add extra frozen banana.
  2. Pour into two serving glasses and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 smoothie Calories: 181 Fat: 1.6g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 41g Sugar: 29g Sodium: 19mg Fiber: 4.7g Protein: 2.5g

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    • says

      Almond milk makes it so creamy, no? My favorite gift was probably some kitchen gadgets I got for cooking/photographs. But really I just loved all the food and time with family. Love this time of year. Happy New Year, Dixya!

  1. says

    Ahhh, this seriously looks like the most delicious detox smoothie I’ve seen in a long long time. Usually they’re so green. But I’m totally with you on the frozen berry note! I can’t stand going all winter without blueberries – this time of year they come from Argentina and cost something like $5 for 4 ounces. So insane.
    My best present would have to be tied between an Excalibur dehydrator (!!!) and a Ninja blender (!!!). Needless to say, Christmas morning was full of screams on my part. haha.
    Pinning this awesome smoothie!

  2. Donna says

    This is berry wonderful…berry perfect for a very, berry post-Noël beverage!!

    Sorry…got carried away…I was wondering if I could omit the banana (not a fan..alas…and “up” the silken tofu factor in this glass of deliciousness? Thank you for a brilliant solution to cookie hangover!

    • says

      Donna, you could absolutely omit the banana. Today I actually made this with a grapefruit instead! Just up the other ingredients to compensate. Silken tofu and/or almond milk will give it more creaminess. Hope that helps!

      • Donna says

        This helps immensely!!…Thanks so much and am eager to try it with both silken tofu and again with almond milk…it’s really versatile!..Thanks for providing the ideas and such a great “base” recipe to work with! Happy Holiday continuation!

    • Donna says

      Oh…forgot to mention ..aside from having all three of my university adult children home simultaneously…my favorite gifts were: a huge bag of pecans from the States ….a NordicWare Bundt pan….and a bottle of “Frank’s” as a stocking stuffer!!!

  3. Julie says

    I totally need this and was actually craving a healthy smoothie last night after the turkey blowout followed by irresistible cookie platter! My best gift was a pair of stunning earrings my daughter found to replace some I recently lost. Thanks for all your great recipes! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Victoria, B.C.

  4. says

    This post had me laughing and nodding along…stretchy pants? Wearing them here, but from all the cheese & chocolate! This is the perfect smoothie to get back to! Favorite gift? Family time that where everyone got along & had fun (extended family!), and a new camera! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas & a Happy New Year to you!


    • says

      Thanks Tammy! I think you may be our longest-standing fan in the bunch! Thanks for all your encouragement and support this year. We really appreciate it. Happy New Year’s to you and your family!

  5. sara says

    I just found out that in addition to pine nuts and peanuts, i am allergic to pecans-more tree nut allergies are probably looming. So my normal spinach/almond butter smoothie is sadly on its way out. This smoothie will make up for it!

    My favorite gift was a record player with a bunch of old and new records.

  6. Alli says

    Totally loved this!! And getting a bit run down from all the festivities, absolutely needed a big burst of nutrients! I make the green or pbj date smoothie every day, this is a great addition to the routine :). Fav gift, aside from family time… Blue crochet / peacock print infinity scarf!

  7. says

    Yum! Exactly what I needed after a not-so-healthy holiday :) I love flax meal in smoothies. Just discovered your blog, so I’m going to have to go back and dig through your smoothie archives for more ideas. 2014 — the year of the smoothie!

    Favorite present was one I got for myself — a new Nikon D3200. An investment, but I’m very excited about my first DSLR.

  8. Yvonne Lane says

    Just found your blog, very nice!!! I enjoy smoothies and your pictures are lovely. Best present for Christmas, 5 1/2 quart Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven in Fire. I am a happy woman.

  9. Carole says

    It’s refreshing to see a smoothie of this type that isn’t green (I guess I echo that sentiment). lol This is one I might actually try. ;-)

    I don’t really over indulge during the holidays. I’ve reached a point in life where I know I’ll feel awful if I do, so I eat the same as the rest of the year. Not to say that I don’t enjoy holiday sweets, because I do, I just don’t go overboard.

    My favorite gift was from my BIL. The Yashica Dual Flex camera that his father purchased back in 1959. It will be added to my vintage camera collection.

  10. says

    Hi there! So I have had the ingredients for this on my grocery list since you posted it and finally got them today!! I’m drinking it right now and it is so amazingly delicious, I am in love! Thanks for sharing! Oh and the best present I got for Christmas was a sewing machine from my husband which I have been teaching myself to use and am super excited about upcoming projects!

    • says

      So great! You can’t taste the greens at all, eh? Thanks for sharing, Tara! Good luck with the sewing machine! I’ve never attempted using one but would LOVE to try! I heard A Beautiful Mess is teaching an online sewing e-course this year. Be on the look out! I might join, too :D

  11. says

    Ack! I only discovered the wonders of smoothies (or rather got the guts to try it out) *after* berry season – so sad! But I am very intrigued by this idea of adding tofu – have wondered what protein one could add. Do you squish out the water or just plonk it into the blender? This smoothie looks *so* delicious! :D

    • says

      Silken tofu usually comes as is, not soaked in water. Actually, it’s usually shelf stable. You just add the tofu into the blender and whirl!

  12. Leigh says

    I read this post when it first arrived in my email inbox thought I totally NEED to have this smoothie. Apparently I promptly forgot and have yet to try it. How lame of me…

    I just got a great big bunch of spinach delivered today after buying another big bunch yesterday so tomorrow morning is a GREAT day for this smoothie!

    Very delayed, but favourite gift is either our food processor (a gift from our cat – who knew he was such a good shopper) or my fitbit fitness band that keeps me active and lets me enjoy food without thinking too much about it!

  13. Stacie says

    Very nice recipe. I used Pom’s Pomegranate & Blueberry juice, some alkaline water and a ton of spinach! I put a bit of agave nectar in to sweeten it back up after thinning it out with the water. I enjoyed it very much as lunch today. My husband switched and had his for breakfast and saved his “breakfast” juice for lunch. Unfortunately, my son (5 years old) didn’t like it, but he’s the healthiest eater of the bunch, so I don’t care if he doesn’t like a few things. My daughter (3 years old) enjoyed some this morning, so that makes me happy. She is the pickiest of all of us and the worst eater! Whenever I can get something packed full of nutrition in her I am happy! In stalking tradition, I may try out your green smoothie tomorrow! Thanks!

  14. polly says

    I just got finishes reading the book, The Cure / Heal Your Body, Save Your Life by Dr. Brantley,
    Well, minimalistbaker saved my life! Using your beautiful recipes will make my journey of getting healthy a lot easier.
    I was reading his recipes and all i could ” see ” was GREY AND BROWN. So so dull…
    Then i went to read your recipes for the ” sweet treats”, ( because i will miss that the most), your idea of healthy eating, cooking
    and using fresh produce matches his so i will be cooking your way and be happy! Thank you for having such a wonderful, beautiful
    site. uhmmm…did not make this recipe but I’m sure it tastes great!! 5 stars!!!!

  15. Mer Now Fitz says

    Yum Yum Yum. I am in desperate need of a grocery run right now, so I don’t have *any* of these ingredients! But, when I go Monday night (I never grocery shop on weekends, if I can help it!), I will be picking everything up for this. More than just detox – looks so yummy! I will definitely be adding this into my smoothie rotation! :)

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