Simple tropical detox smoothie with greens

Simple Green Detox Smoothie

POSTED ON 3.25.2020

A refreshing, energizing Green Smoothie Detox recipe to keep your health on track and nourish your body. Lose weight and gain energy!

You’re about to experience the most enjoyable Green Detox Smoothie to help heal your body from the inside out. But first, let’s talk. The word “detox” has become a trend in the weight-loss space and for the wrong reasons. My detox protocol is a way to hit the brakes on your diet that slowly becomes filled with coffee, bagels, Taco Bell and pizza, etc and give your body some loving by nourishing it with plant-based whole foods.

According to wellness experts around the world (including me) a gentle, plant-based whole foods reset can heal and renew the body.

Each season, I commit to a 7 to 21 day reset that is aimed at eliminating the foods that cause inflammation and addiction (sugar, caffeine, gluten) and embracing a 100% plant-based whole foods protocol. I sleep better. I lean up. I’m less bloated. And I have waaaaay more energy. As I get older, this protocol is how I’m able to look and feel younger.

I use my home-grown meal planner (called Rawk the Year) to keep me on track with not just weeks that I’m cleansing, yet my day-to-day eating. You can learn how it works, here.

Plant-based whole food ingredients on a cutting board to prepare the smoothie recipe.

Do green smoothies help you lose weight?

Many people use green smoothies to help them lose weight. If you’re interested in doing this, you’ll want to replace a meal or two with a green smoothie. Yet not just any green smoothie— you’ll need to make sure it’s a balanced recipe with healthy fats and protein to fuel your body.

Our Green Smoothie Meal Replacement Guide helps you take any smoothie and transform it into a simple, quick meal.

If you’d like to follow a great program, we have a Thrive: A 7-Day Cleanse. It includes 2 green smoothie meal replacements a day with simple snacks and plant-based dinner.

Vitamix blender loaded with fruits and spinach for a smoothie.

Are green smoothies really that good for you?

A daily green smoothie is the #1 healthy habit to set a foundation for a healthier lifestyle. Plants are a key foundation to living a long, healthy life as we know from the Blue Zones around the world. The easiest way to eat more plants it to blend them up and drink them. It’s simple, quick and clean up is easy. #noexcuses

This Green Detox Smoothie is something that you could drink every morning to gain momentum and a fresh new direction when it comes to your health.

Green Detox Smoothie with paper straw and a mason jar

What do you eat on a Green Smoothie Challenge?

If you’re joining us for our free Smoothie Challenge, check out the bonus section of your guidebook. We’ve included plant-based snacks and meal recipes. Here’s a few more ideas when it comes to eating healthy while doing a daily green smoothie cleanse:

Kale, mango, pineapple and spinach on a cutting board for a smoothie.

When should I drink a detox smoothie?

The best time to drink a green smoothie to absorb the most nutrients is on an empty stomach. You also don’t have to worry about food combining which can lead to bloating and an upset stomach.

I like to wake up, have a glass of water, and then my coffee. About an hour later, I’ll enjoy my smoothie (like this green detox smoothie with chia seeds + mct oil). A 16 ounces smoothie will get me through until lunch. If I worked out, I’ll have a snack with nuts (trail mix, raw almonds, granola bar).

Sometimes I have a second green smoothie for lunch (it’s truly the healthiest fast food!). Then a meal from Rawk the Year for dinner…. or sometimes pizza. 🙂

If you’re doing multiple smoothies a day, I recommend having your second one for lunch or an afternoon snack. Don’t forget to boost a smoothie with a meal replacement so you aren’t hungry.

Frozen mango in a vitamix blender for a green detox smoothie.
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Green Detox Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Plant-based whole foods smoothie to detox your body naturally. Uses pineapple, mango and a blend of kale and spinach to nourish and heal your body.


  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach 
  • 1/2 cup fresh kale
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1/2 cup pineapple


  1. Blend spinach, kale, and water until smooth. 
  2. Add remaining fruit and blend again.


* Use recommend using frozen mango and pineapple

  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Smoothies

Keywords: detox smoothie, 10-day green smoothie cleanse

Smoothie Challenge Recipes

This smoothie recipe is from our free Smoothie Challenge. Looking for more recipes? First of all, make sure to sign up for the challenge to get your guidebook which has your shopping list, recipes and prep guide. I’ve also included the recipes below for you to access and leave reviews of all the recipes you try.

Plant-Based Recipes, Smoothies, Weight Loss Recipes

Top 7 green smoothie recipes OF ALL TIME!
About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Debbie A Meshishnek says:

    Another great smoothie for the 10 day challenge. Thanks for all the great recipes.

  2. Michele says:

    Everything blended up well and it was very refreshing and tropical. I added protein powder and 1 TBS of yogurt.

  3. Judith Walter says:

    Out of all of the smoothies in the 10 day challenge this is my favorite!!

  4. Clareen M says:

    Nice & fruity with the substitution of coconut water. Added extra fruit to hide the kale better

  5. Jeannette Pepin says:

    So good! So simple! Added a bit of fresh grated ginger. One of my favorites.

  6. Dora Suarez says:

    Yummy very tropical and refreshing. Instead of water I blended mine with a Ginger Lemon Turmeric Kombucha that gave it a little kick.

  7. Nancy says:

    I love, love, LOVE mango!!! I have to watch my sugar count, but this was my splurge! With no kale on hand, I easily doubled the spinach and enjoyed my smoothie!

  8. Bonnie C. says:

    This is the first one I’ve tried that calls for kale, which I love, but was a little skeptical about how it would be in a smoothie. It tasted very slightly more vegetable-y than with just spinach, but the overall flavor is still more fruit than veggie, and I don’t think most people could identify that there is kale OR spinach in this. All the fruits I used were frozen. I’m looking forward to using fresh when available as I think it would just kick the flavors up notch. This one was a pretty green with a nice frothy consistency.

  9. Pat L. says:

    Refreshing smoothie! I added cilantro for added benefits. Weekend of not-so-healthy eating so decided it was time for a detox smoothie! 🙂

  10. Amanda Peters says:

    I liked it. I think I’m getting the hang of combinations now.

  11. Latanya Gaddy says:

    I Need More Energy.And I Need To Loose Weight

  12. Heather says:

    can we substitute frozen greens rather than fresh?
    also I love this recipe !!

  13. temitope says:

    A good way to start a healthy day.

    i will give it a try and feed you back.


  14. Monica G. says:

    I love this detox smoothie!! Its easy to make and taste great!! I have it first thing in the morning and highly recommend it!!!

  15. Laura Podrasky says:

    So yummy. That’s it, just a wonderfully yummy smoothie.

  16. Stacia Wilson says:

    Great smoothie combo! Next time I make it I’m going to add a little basil and coconut water.

  17. Shelley Anne says:

    Super yummy. Love the taste of the pineapple. I used frozen kale ether then the fresh.

  18. Amy Maxfield says:

    Thank you for a wonderful day 10!
    Creamy smoothies are the best!

  19. Anita says:

    I really liked this smoothie. Its something about pineapple and mango.

  20. Cynthia Williams Phelps says:

    Next to Beginners Luck, this is one of my favorites!

  21. Tim says:

    This is one of the easier ones to make and very tasty, also. Usually any smoothie that contains pineapple is one I’m a fan of.

  22. Meagan says:

    This smoothie was yummy. I added all kale + cilantro. Tasted more green than the rest and right up my alley.

  23. Jessica says:

    Tropical fruit green smoothies are always a win with me. Loved this one.

  24. Laura Young says:

    Super tasty!

  25. Dora Suarez says:

    Yummy! I can have this daily. I used baby kale instead of adult kale, lol, I prefer the taste. Would we modify the “cleansing” benefits of this smoothie if we used coconut water or a coconut/almond milk blend in place of water? Just curious, it was delicious as is.

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Dora, you could use any of those options. For more of a “cleansing” smoothie, I’d use something lighter, like water or coconut water.

  26. Susan says:

    The only substitute I made today is exchanging orange juice for the water. It is Delicious!!

  27. Ella says:

    I gotta say,…It tasted a lot like the “spinach and kale” one just w\o the banana.
    But – I boosted it with some green tea, which was great.
    TNX for the challange.

  28. Sher says:

    Day 10! Green Detox smoothie has a refreshing taste. I’m feeling like a Rawkstar. Kale yeah!
    All pics on my IG

  29. Grace says:

    Day 10 complete! I used all kale instead of adding spinach, and black chia seeds, pea protein powder and added a few vitamin c smoothie cubes (where I subbed in cantaloupe instead of papaya and sweet potato instead of cauliflower). Thank you for all these delicious recipes!

  30. Jean says:

    This tastes so refreshing! I used coconut water in place of regular water. All spinach since I had no kale. It was so thick so I added more water. Then topped with a little cinnamon. One of my favorites!


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