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Great tasting and easy to make detox smoothies are a perfect fit for a clean eating cleanse. Make these in 2 minutes or less.

January 6, 2015 0

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Following our “kickstart your health” cleanse plan here, we’re having a smoothie for breakfast and dinner everyday. That means twice a day we need to come up with exciting, delicious and easy to make smoothies that will be a satisfying meal replacement. Here are a few of our favourites (plus the combo that really didn’t work so you don’t make that mistake!). 

The All Time Best Detox Smoothie:

Blueberry, Raspberry Smoothie.

These strong flavours are great together, and the frozen blueberries were actually sweeter than the fresh ones. And we checked, there was no sugar in them either!

Even my husband, who loves is very not into eating smoothies instead of steak for dinner, likes this one!

Recipe:

1/2 cup fresh raspberries

1/2 cup frozen blueberries. We used Welch’s as they were on sale, and they were delish!

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Add all ingredients together. Blend. Enjoy!

 

Blueberry, Pear and Cashew Smoothie.
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I like the mix of sweet pears, the tang of blueberries and the little bit of crunch from the cashews. This is definitely a heftier smoothie though, so you need to be careful with how many nuts you add in, or you will create a calorie bomb.

This smoothie is also perfect for people that like creamy foods, as the pear does create a cream like texture, without having to add any dairy or bananas in (’cause that’s not allowed on the cleanse).

Recipe:

1/2 cup blueberries

1 super ripe Bosc pear

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

6 Cashews to add to the blender, 2 to crush up and put on top

Add all ingredients together. Blend. Enjoy!

 

The Smoothie that really didn’t work.

Mango, Coconut.

I was thinking mangoes and coconut would go together like a tropical dream. What I ended up getting was a flavourless, slightly bitter, icy mush. I was inspired to make this one because I saw a recipe for a pineapple coconut smoothie, and I thought mangoes would work just as well.

If you don’t live in a tropical country, where the fruit can go from tree to table in 1 day or less, chances are you’re eating an unripe mango that has the colours that make it look ripe…but it just doesn’t have the natural sugars this smoothie needs. Following that logic I thought frozen mangoes are probably much more sweet…since that’s what I discovered with the blueberries. Well, frozen mangoes are not sweeter. In fact, they were not sweet at all.

And then you add in the coconut milk…which has a mildly salty taste.

Put them together and you have a slightly bitter, slightly salty flavourless ice.

Recipe.

1 cup frozen mango

1 cup coconut water

Followed by 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk to try and rescue the smoothie by adding sweetness. It didn’t help.

So the moral of the story is berries are amazing for smoothies! Other fruits are great too, just make sure they’re in season and super sweet if you want to have a drinkable smoothie!

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