Detox Green Smoothie

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This Detox green smoothie recipe is a flavor packed superfood, pureed with pineapple, mint and kale, perfect with or in place of a meal.

Detox Green Smoothie
Detox Green Smoothie

What Makes This Green Smoothie Healthy?

There are green smoothies (sweet, yummy and much like a shake), and then there is Healthy Green Smoothies that will detox your body.

After all, don’t we want to continue to put back healthy nutrients when we stress it out so much?

As you can see by the ingredients, I went into my greenhouse to gather much of what goes in this luscious green smoothie recipe, but you will find everything in your grocery store.

Fortunately, we are able to buy fresh pineapple year round and mint is as easy to grow in a windowsill pot as it is in the yard.

Easy To Grow Mint For Smoothies
Easy To Grow Mint For Smoothies

Regular Detox As Health Maintenance

This green smoothie recipe was inspired by the three years I lived in Brazil, a country that is so far ahead of America when it comes to ‘food as medicine’.

On nearly every corner, in every city throughout Brazil, are these amazing kiosks piled high with tropical fruits and vegetables to make smoothies.

An added protein and nutrient shot can be added and tossed into a blender for the most amazing health smoothies I’ve ever had.

It was the first time I ever consumed raw beets, raw kale or other raw veggies I never thought to eat uncooked.

strong health properties in pineapple
Strong Health Properties In Pineapple

Pineapple In A Detox Green Smoothie

It seems as though our ‘gut’ is the root of most ailments we deal with, later causing inflammation in our body parts.

I know of no other single food ingredient that has the powerful enzyme aids for digestion or simply to flush out the intestines than pineapple.

Not only is it loaded with nutrients and disease-fighting antioxidants, but it has something in it that I have found aids in inflammation of both intestines and periodic achy joints. 

For those of us that get Botox injections (you bet your sweet tahootie I do!), drinking pineapple juice for the week before the injections aids in preventing swelling or bruising. It works for me!

Happy New Year Detox Smoothie
Happy New Year Detox Smoothie

Mint In A Detox Smoothie

While mint helps to cut the sweetness of the pineapple in this green smoothie by adding a burst of cool flavor, it also adds a dose of vitamins and antioxidants.

Greeks, for ages, have used mint tea as a remedy for tummy troubles.

Brits use mint jelly along side their lamb dishes not only to brighten the gamey flavor of lamb but since lamb is a very fatty meat, it aids in digesting the meat.

Having grown up with a Syrian mother, who made food in our home to taste different than all my American girlfriend’s homes, she always added mint to our salads.

I thought it was simply for flavor but she said it was also for a healthy tummy. So, in my detox green smoothie, I knew I wanted mint, AND it grows like a weed in my yard, even in the dead of winter!

Kale In A Detox Green Smoothie

Kale? Absolutely! Spinach has a definite flavor and so I didn’t want it to combat with the pineapple. On the other hand, kale has a sweet and mild flavor (when eaten raw), and was the perfect flavor companion for my healthy green smoothie. 

Kale is considered a ‘superfood’ because it is powerfully packed with so many nutritious, immune supporting, antioxidant properties that I now have it growing in pots year-round!

I toss it (freshly cut), in my soups, my omelettes but adding it raw to my green smoothie takes this healthy drink to a new level of ‘healthy’!

Loaded with vitamins A, C and K (a vitamin that plays an important role in bone health), I knew adding kale to this Superfood, Healthy, Detox Green Smoothie was exactly how I wanted to start off my New Year! 

Winter Greenhouse Greens
Winter Greenhouse Greens

Making A Detox Green Smoothie

All you will need to make this healthy green smoothie is a strong blender. Everything gets tossed into the blender and whirled into a nutritious health aid you should try to drink at least once a week.

Maybe consider making this your ‘every Monday’ drink to start of the week cleansing yourself from weekend shenanigans, just as I am planning to do, to start off this New Year. 

Kale and Pineapple Green Smoothie
Kale and Pineapple Green Smoothie

Liquid in this smoothie is an option. I added Kefir to this recipe simply because I was looking for an added dose of probiotics to round off this perfect superfood drink.

But, you can use a nut milk instead, or if the pineapple chunks are frozen, you won’t need the extra liquid to puree this drink into a perfectly smooth, green smoothie. 

Detox Green Smoothie

Recipe by rdaumitCourse: SmoothiesCuisine: HealthDifficulty: Easy



The Detox green smoothie recipe is a flavor packed superfood pureed with pineapple, mint and kale.


  • Pineapple – 1 cup, chopped, fresh of frozen

  • Raw Baby Kale – 1 cup

  • Fresh Mint – 1/2 cup

  • Kefir or Almond Milk – 1/2 cup


  • Place the kefir or almond milk in the blender first. This helps everything to puree easily.
  • Layer the pineapple, kale and mint on top.
  • Puree for about 1 minute until all the lumps and bumps are smoothie. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Detox Green Smoothie
Detox Green Smoothie

My Muffin Madness


In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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