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Spring Cleaning Smoothie {green detox smoothie}

Oh, hi there Spring. It’s great to see you. I had my doubts if and when you would ever get here. Would it kill you to call? Text? Shoot an email?<

But you’re here now and that’s all that matters. I have to say, you look great; you’ve really got a knack for color. I know that you know that green is my favorite shade, so thank you for the lively splashes all around. Love the perfume, too. Fresh, floral and grassy. Lovely.

Still, I’ve been meaning to mention something. Something that’s been bugging me for awhile. I really need to get it off my chest.

It’s this spring cleaning thing.

I know that freshness is your “thing,” and don’t get me wrong, I like it too. But sometimes I think you (and a certain someone named Martha) are in cahoots and expect us all to drop everything, grab our mops and buckets, and spend the whole day scrubbing just because you decided to show up.

It makes me peevish, Spring.

There, I feel better getting it off my chest. I promise I’ll get to the cleaning, soon (ish). But right now, I need some Me time. I’m going to drink this refreshing, antioxidant-loaded green smoothie to give my system a clean sweep. Apologies in advance for leaving the blender in the sink. I’ll get to it. I know you’ll understand.

Cheers to you, Spring!

Spring Cleaning Detox Smoothie

Spring Cleaning Detox Smoothie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1-1/4 cups chopped kale leaves (stems and tough rib removed)
  • 1/2 cup frozen cubed mango or banana
  • 1 small seedless orange, peeled
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • Optional: 1-2 drops stevia (optional)
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon green tea powder
  • 1/3 cup ice cubes


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender; puree on high speed until blended and smooth. Add the ice cubes; process until smoothie is thick and smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.


Additional Nutrition Notes:

Low in sodium
High in calcium
High in dietary fiber
High in iron
Very high in manganese
High in potassium
Very high in vitamin A
High in vitamin B6
Very high in vitamin C

Nutrition Information
Serving Size entire recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 156Total Fat 0.6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 38mgCarbohydrates 36.7gFiber 6.6gSugar 23.6gProtein 4.1g

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Wednesday 7th of May 2014

Ok, I am going to start adding mint leaves to my smoothies now - #seriousblast. Thanks

Jerilyn Petersen

Thursday 20th of March 2014

I love the idea of adding the whole orange instead of only juice (fiber!). I was reading something recently about how the pith part (white) is supposed to be really good for you.


Thursday 20th of March 2014

Hi Jerilyn! It's true, the pith has a lot of antioxidants on its own :)

Crossfit Carrie

Thursday 20th of March 2014

Wow! This is spring cleaning that I am willing to do, immediately!


Thursday 20th of March 2014

Excellent, Carrie!

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