Make this naturally sweet detox smoothie bursting with seasonal summer fruits and healthy hidden ingredients to sip all summer long!
Every summer feels like a challenge to see how much fresh summer produce I can consume and this smoothie squeezes several good fruits into one healthy drink. Let's get into the juicy details!
What is a detox smoothie?
A detox smoothie are high fiber smoothies intended to support healthy digestion and regularity as well as provide a boost of nutrients. They are often billed as fat-burning smoothies and this recipe fits that description as well.
What does it taste like?
This is a balanced smoothie recipe and you'll taste the sweetness of stone fruit and juicy berries rounded out by subtle warmth and spice. It's also very refreshing and hydrating. And although it's a green detox smoothie, you won't taste the greens.
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Summer Fruits like peach, cherry, and plump blueberries carry the natural sweetness and add ample fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients. Use fresh fruits for the best flavor or frozen for a close backup.
Cayenne Pepper - If you don't eat cayenne often or have low spice tolerance, I recommend starting with a little and increasing the amount as you go. What does cayenne do in a smoothie? In addition to the kick of heat, cayenne is regarded as a fat burner since it can help curb cravings and boost metabolism.
Turmeric and Ginger have anti-inflammatory properties and provide indigestion relief. The flavor also helps balance out the sweetness in this smoothie. Use fresh or ground here.
Spinach because leafy greens support digestion and add kinds of nutrients we need. You can use fresh or frozen spinach here or even substitute with your favorite dark leafy green like kale or collards.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Tips & Tools
Grab your blender, as well as a sharp knife and cutting board. You won't need any fancy tools.
Can I make this smoothie ahead of time? Yes, you can blender the smoothie ingredients up to three days in advance. Just be sure to shake or mix it up before drinking as separation may occur.
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Is this smoothie PCOS friendly?
This can absolutely be a hormone balancing smoothie for helping to manage PCOS symptoms. I recommend adding one serving of protein powder, as noted in the recipe below and using a liquid base with less sugar like coconut water or even plain water. Want to add more fiber? Add two teaspoons of chia seeds.
Now that I've spilled the deets on this summer fruit smoothie made without yogurt, I hope you'll enjoy soon and very soon. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this recipe for later and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Summer Fruit Detox Smoothie with Spinach & Cayenne
- 1 Blender green detox smoothie, what does cayenne do in a smoothie?, easy smoothie recipe with sweet summer fruits, summer fruit smoothie without yogurt
- 1 knife
- 1 cutting board
- 1 cup orange juice
- ½ peach
- ½ cup cherries pitted
- ½ cup blueberries
- 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
- 1 two-inch piece fresh ginger peeled
- 1 one-inch piece fresh turmeric
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 serving unflavored protein powder optional
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- Cut peach into chunks and discard pit. Remove pits of cherries.
- Add spinach to blender, followed by protein powder, cherries, peach, blueberries, ginger, turmeric, orange juice, and cayenne.
- Cover and pulse until completely liquefied and uniform in color (about one minute). Serve immediately.