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Cilantro Limeade Smoothie

This Cilantro Limeade Green Smoothie is a great natural detoxifying beverage that’s loaded with nutrients and tart n’ tangy flavor.

Cilantro Limeade

Cilantro is one of those things that people either love or hate. Whichever side of the fence you sit on in respect to cilantro, it’s hard to deny that its health benefits. Also called Chinese parsley and fresh coriander, this leafy green herb helps the body detoxify itself of heavy metals. It is also a good source of vitamin K which helps with blood clotting. We think it tastes great too, especially blended into a green smoothie.

What makes this Cilantro Limeade Recipe the Best?

This Cilantro Limeade smoothie also contains ginger which is good for settling the tummy. We also love the numerous anti-inflammatory benefits of ginger. To sweeten up this smoothie and make it nice and creamy, we use bananas. Oh, and did I mention how refreshing Cilantro Limeade is on a hot day? Totally freeze some bananas to blend up for a slushy, healthy treat.

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Cilantro Limeade Green Smoothie


  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks


A refreshing and unique Cilantro Limeade smoothie that harnesses the anti-inflammatory and detox benefits of cilantro and ginger. 



  • 1 1/2 cups spinach (fresh)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (fresh)
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 1 inch ginger (fresh)


  1. Blend spinach, cilantro and water until smooth.
  2. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.


*Freeze the bananas ahead of time for a cold, slushy green smoothie treat.

Are you a cilantro lover?

Check out another favorite – Cilantro-Mango Detox. Learn more about detoxing with herbs in your green smoothies by clicking here.

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  1. Sonora

    December 24th, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I did *not* expect to like this smoothie but was prepared to choke it down for the health benefits. Color me green with surprise! I was blending romaine the first time I made this and so used that rather than spinach. I also subbed coconut water for the regular stuff. I only used one banana and still found it delightfully refreshing, not at all bitter, and totally worth revisiting with an open mind to play further with ingredients. Thanks again, rawkstars!

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    December 27th, 2015 at 10:20 am

    YAY! Cheers to trying new things, Sonora!

  3. Emily

    December 29th, 2015 at 10:59 am

    With the lime – is that juice, or the entire peeled fruit? Thanks!

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    December 30th, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Hi Emily,

    We love blending the entire lime. Start small with the peel, as it packs a powerful flavor punch!

  5. Michelle

    January 6th, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Just made this, and it was really delicious!

  6. SGS Rawkstar

    January 7th, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Hi Michelle,

    Yay!! Thanks for reaching out + sharing the leafy love! Which recipe are you thinking about trying next?

  7. Nicole

    January 9th, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Made this twice so far and really liking it. It’s so resfreshing and don’t mind it’s a little thinner than the smoothies I usually make. I just add a little ice to cool in down more.

    I did add a quarter of an avocado to add a little fat and collagen peptides for extra protein. Will also try adding some cucumber next time too.

  8. SGS Rawkstar

    January 11th, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Nicole,

    YAY! Thanks for sharing the leafy love! We especially love your idea of adding avocado to this recipe!

  9. Dana

    January 18th, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I have ginger as a spice but have never bought fresh ginger. Is it easy to find? Do you just cut it into 1/4?

  10. SGS Rawkstar

    January 18th, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Dana,

    We love blending with fresh ginger! You can find it in the produce section of your local grocery store. Simply peel your ginger, you can even use the back of a spoon, and add a 1 inch section to your blender. Have an older blender, try grating your ginger prior to blending.

    Hope this helps! 🙂

  11. Robin

    January 26th, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I have just recently been diagnosed with CML (Chronic Mylogenous Leukimia) so I am try to drink a lot of immune boosting smoothies. I just made this one this morning & I added some OJ in place of the water & I also had a “green juice” that had other ingredients in it & added that also. It tastes pretty good, just don’t quite taste enough lime but I will add more until I get the right flavor. Thanks so much for this!!!

  12. SGS Rawkstar

    January 26th, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Hi Robin,

    Thanks for reaching out! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us and hope our recipes are the boost your immunity needs. Looking for extra immunity support! Check out our post here…


    And check out one of our favorite immunity boosting green smoothie recipes…


    Hope this helps! Reach out with any questions!

  13. Nicola

    February 7th, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Hi Robin,
    Im sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Have you considered taking Juice Plus as well. It is full of the phytonutrients and antioxidants our bodies require to build immune systems, oxidize the blood and much more. Please check out my website for further information. http://nicolahannon.juiceplus.com.au/
    I wish you all the best with your recovery.

  14. Noela

    January 30th, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Ginger is good for cooking, for tea, for blending. However, according to Chinese culture and eating habit, Eating ginger is healthy only in the morning! Do not over eat, nor eat a large amount in the evening because it produce toxin in your body, and it’s bad combination with starchy fruit such as banana. Good luck blending, and drink safely with smoothies with ginger!

  15. SGS Rawkstar

    February 1st, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Hi Noela,

    Thanks for reaching out + sharing your insight. While we’re not professional nutritionists, in all of our research we haven’t come across any information against combining banana + ginger, or enjoying ginger late at night (besides a potential energy boost). If you have an article, we would love if you shared your findings with us.

    Thanks again for sharing.

  16. Yesenia

    February 4th, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Talk about a hit of energy! I made this green smoothie this morning and I felt like I had a shot of expresso… I have to get use to the taste a bit, but will be making it again.
    Thanks for the recipe!!!

  17. SGS Rawkstar

    February 4th, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Hi Yesenia,

    YAY!! Cheers to a natural energy boost free of caffeine!

  18. rosa

    February 13th, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    hi! i did my first ever blog post about if green smoothies were worth the craze, in fact i used only your recipes. i would really appreciate it if anyone wants to check it out. btw i gave your amazing website credit so dont worry!

  19. rosa

    February 13th, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Oh, and the website is called rxsablog.wordpress.com

  20. SGS Rawkstar

    February 14th, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Hi Rosa,

    YAY!! We love that you gave green smoothies a try and love even more that you wrote about it in your blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your website with us!

    We hope you will continue blending!

    Cheers to health, happiness, + leafy greens! 🙂

  21. Yvonne

    February 27th, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Just a tip for the ginger… I buy usually a whole pound or 2 of ginger root and put it in the juicer and then put it in a glass jar in my fridge so I have fresh ginger juice thru out the week and can put it in my hot tea, my cold beverages or just hot water and get a good boost. Or use it in my salad dressing. It saves time and its so much easier. Don’t have to peel the ginger, just wash good and in the juicer and voila. Enjoy

  22. SGS Rawkstar

    February 29th, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Hi Yvonne,

    Thank you so much for reaching out + sharing! We love learning about the different ways members of our community add ginger to their smoothies + diet!

  23. Beth

    March 9th, 2016 at 8:06 am

    To make this smoothie (and most others) a meal replacement can you add protein powder to the mix? I have a vegan pea protein that is wonderful.

  24. SGS Rawkstar

    March 9th, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Beth,

    Great question! When using your green smoothie as a meal replacement we suggest adding both protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal! Plant-based protein powder is a great option! Learn more about our favorite healthy fats + meal replacement booster combos below…



  25. kausi

    March 28th, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Im diabetic can i have banana in the smoothie, as banana, chi cook and mango are to be avoided

  26. SGS Rawkstar

    March 28th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Hi Kausi,

    Looking to avoid banana? We’ve got you covered! Some great substitutes are papaya, pear, unsweetened applesauce, chia seeds, nut butters, + avocado (won’t add sweetness, but the creaminess we love).

    Learn more about our favorite banana-free green smoothies here…


  27. Andrea

    April 30th, 2016 at 7:18 am

    Wow. This is so delicious. Made an entire blender full and I’m still not sure that it will be enough. (smile) My body is so happy with this that I may have to make another blender full. Dontcha just love guilt free?

  28. SGS Rawkstar

    May 2nd, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Hi Andrea,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out + share your love for our Cilantro Limeade Green Smoothie!

    Cheers to health, happiness, + leafy greens!

  29. Jhenelle

    June 21st, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    This is great! I only used 2 bananas and half the lime peel. It is so flavorful & refreshing. I have to admit I absolutely love ginger and cilantro, but never thought to combine them in a smoothie. I really enjoy the subtle spice combined with the sweet creaminess of the banana in this recipe. I also added a teaspoon of chia seeds! yum!

  30. SGS Rawkstar

    June 22nd, 2016 at 10:02 am

    So happy to hear you enjoyed it! And love the idea of adding chia seeds to this. I’ll have to try that next time!

    Thanks so much for blendin’ with us!

  31. Katherine M.

    July 15th, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    I loathe bananas, that being said…I LOVE this smoothie.
    I wanted to try it once as written before changing anything.
    It’s fabulous. I am looking to get potassium and magnesium and I can’t take supplements due to the medicines that strip me of those needed elements…do you have any suggestions to boost them?
    Thank you for the recipe, thank you for your time. Have a Smoothie-tastic day!

  32. SGS Rawkstar

    July 16th, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Hi Katherine!

    Thanks so much for reaching out! So happy to hear you tried this smoothie and ended up loving it :). Sometimes our taste buds can surprise us!

    Leafy greens are a great source of magnesium, and bananas are high in potassium. However, since we are not health care professionals, we recommend speaking with your doctor to help determine what would be the best way for you to boost those nutrients :).

    Take care!

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