3 Day Detoxifying Smoothie Cleanse

Why Do a Smoothie Detox

 

  1. Stop the Cravings
  2. Get powerful nutrition packed into three days
  3. Reset your body and get it primed to function at its peak (so it can detox itself!)

How It Works

Want the free, easy to follow 3-Day Detoxing Smoothie Cleanse Guide to take with you? Here it is!

Resetting cravings and hunger signals: 


Cravings are a strong decider in many people’s day when it comes to food, often leading us to pick foods that are not healthy. For example, you might have a bowl of ice cream, and although there are a lot of calories in it, you might still want a second bowl. The processed ingredients and chemicals can mess with our hunger signals. Processed sugar, fats, and flavorings all do this to our brain. Also, unwanted chemicals in foods can cause digestive upset, making our bodies store water and bloat. 

 

When you take out problem foods in your diet that might be over-processed and causing your hunger signals to get out of line, you allow your body to reset, and you begin to recognize the signals that your body is trying to give you. 

 

By taking a three-day break from them, you can let your body enjoy whole, real foods, which don’t cause your hunger signals to go crazy.

 

Smoothies vs Traditional Juices

You often see juice cleanses that are made up of only the juice from fruits and vegetables with all the pulp removed. While this is a good way to get all the nutrients in quickly, it’s also hard for some people because of the lack of filling fiber and calorie intake. 

 

On this smoothie/juice cleanse you’re going to be enjoying the whole food, and while we are still making them into delicious drinks, they will be filling, packed with nutrients and won’t put you in an extreme calorie deficit, if a deficit at all if you don’t want to be. 

 

Remember the idea behind this smoothie cleanse is to reset your hunger signals, lose the cravings, lose unwanted bloat from chemicals in the foods we eat and get a ton of nutrition at the same time. Follow up this with whole food recipes from the blog and continue to use superfoods supplements like Detox Organics to provide a super nutritional boost, better digestive support, and detox support for your body. 

 

Breaking Down the Day

First, every day you’ll start your morning with a warm glass of lemon water. Lemon is a powerful antioxidant and helps the liver keep the body clean of toxins, while the warm water stimulates proper bile flow in the liver to help your body break down toxins and fat and flush them out. 

 

After that, you’ll have a glass of green tea. You can add a tsp (max) of honey if you are coming off of sugary coffee or if you like the taste.

 

Then you’ll have your breakfast smoothie which is Smoothie 1: Breakfast Pie. This is a savory-sweet breakfast smoothie to start your day off.

 

After that, you’ll have your second tea, either another green tea or dandelion or milk thistle tea. For help deciding which tea you pick, use the how to pick your tea section. 

 

For lunch, you’ll be having Smoothie 2: Mango Tango. This is a brighter and punchier smoothie with a little more zing to it. 

 

After lunch, you’ll enjoy your third and last cup of tea of the day. This one can be either dandelion or milk thistle. We encourage you not to have another cup of green tea this late in the day so that the caffeine has time to get out of your system and you can get a good night’s rest.

 

For dinner, you’ll enjoy Smoothie 3: Berry Berry Good. This is less sweet and packs a lot of antioxidants at the end of your day. 

 

The last smoothie of the day is Smoothie 4: Short and Sweet. This smoothie is the dessert smoothie! It’s going to be smaller and richer than your other smoothies. This is a good place to use the almond milk if you choose to as an optional food to make this taste like a chocolate milkshake. You can also sub in Detox Organics instead of cocoa powder. You can find out more about this in the substitution section.

 

Veggies and Guac:

There is a recipe for homemade guacamole dip and sliced veggies. This is a great addition to your day if you are feeling hungry after you’ve had all of your smoothies. This is also great if you have a long afternoon break and are feeling munchie. When making the guacamole dip, use smaller avocados and be sure to make your own instead of buying it from the store. This will be a good extra boost of calories for someone with a very active job or who will be working out on this Smoothie Jumpstart.

 

How to pick your teas: 

Selecting teas should be easy and quick. If you can get the organic box, always do. Teas can be highly sprayed, and we want you to be drinking the highest quality product you can. 

 

If you ARE a heavy coffee drinker, you will want to have green tea for your first two teas and have your dandelion or milk thistle for the third. If you are NOT a heavy coffee drinker then just having one green tea in the morning is enough and having your other two teas of either dandelion and milk thistle. 

 

If you find a tea that combines dandelion and milk thistle that is a great option too! Both are great digestive supporters and sometimes come together in one blend. Also, you can get both and drink all three teas each day, but it’s not necessary – either dandelion or milk thistle will do if you just pick one.

 

Tea 1 – Green Tea

Tea 2 – Dandelion Tea or Milk Thistle (if you are weaning off of coffee you can have another green tea here instead)

Tea 3 – Dandelion Tea or Milk Thistle

 

Substitutions: 

While on the 3 Day Smoothie Detox you’ll find that we list a few substitutions that can make it a little easier if you are having trouble finding some ingredients. 

 

Hemp heart:

Most grocery stores carry these in their health food section or in the sections where you can find nuts and chia seeds. If you can’t find them, you can use quinoa or an all-natural grass-fed whey isolate (as long as you are not dairy sensitive) instead. These are both great protein choices and can help you feel fuller for longer during the three days. These are the approximate swaps.

 

¼ cup hemp hearts = ¼ cup cooked quinoa = 2 scoops natural whey isolate protein

 

Non Dairy Milk:

All of these smoothies are delicious with water, and we encourage you to try them with it. However, organic unsweetened almond, cashew, or coconut milk are great alternatives for making them taste creamier and can add a few more calories to your smoothies if you are hungry. 

 

1 cup water =½ cup almond milk + ½ cup water = 1 cup almond milk 

 

Greens:

While we swap between baby kale and baby spinach during the 3 days, you have the option to get regular kale and spinach separately (baby leaves tend to have a lighter taste) or to buy a mixed bag of these greens and use them in every recipe that calls for greens. Either way works perfectly. 

 

Shopping Tips:

One huge help, if some of these fruits and vegetables are not in season, is to buy your produce frozen. Fruit is especially easy to find frozen year-round and can be much cheaper than buying fresh. Fruits and vegetables are frozen at the peak of ripeness and are as nutritionally sound as when you purchase them fresh. A good rule of thumb is to figure out what is on sale fresh and then buy the rest frozen. 

 

Preparing the Smoothies:

To save time and keep things super simple, you can prep all of the smoothies ahead of time. You can pre-measure all of the ingredients except the liquid portion into freezer zip lock bags for each type of smoothie, and make three of each. Then label them with a marker so you can easily identify which meal they go with. Finally, when you are ready to make your smoothie, you can pull it out of the freezer, dump the contents of the bag into the blender and top it off with enough water (or almond milk and water) to cover all of the ingredients and blend it together. 

 

These smoothies will travel well in an insulated bag as long as they get put back into a refrigerator. Otherwise, if you freeze them overnight and then let them thaw during the morning, you’ll have a smoothie ready by lunch in a normal lunch bag. 

 

You can add extra ice to the smoothie, just make sure you add a little more water to cover the added ice, so it blends smoothly.

Don’t forget your free guide you can download here. Recipe guide inside!

Smoothie Detox Protocol 

 

Day 1,2 & 3: 

 

Lemon Water (upon waking)

 

Tea 1: Green Tea (20 mins after lemon water)

 

Smoothie 1: Breakfast: Pumpkin Pie

 

Tea 2: Dandelion or Milk Thistle Tea

 

Smoothie 2: Lunch: Mango Tango

 

Tea 3: Dandelion 

 

Smoothie 3: Dinner: Berry Berry Good

 

Smoothie 4: Dessert: Short and Sweet

 

Anytime Snack: Guacamole and sliced veggies 

 

Recipe Guide:

Smoothie 1- Breakfast Pumpkin Pie 

½ cup Pumpkin Puree 

1 Apple

2-3 cups Baby Spinach

2 tbsp Almond Butter

¼ cup Hemp Hearts (or approved subs)

½ tsp Cinnamon

 

Smoothie 2- Lunch Mango Tango Smoothie

1 cup Mango

1 cup Pineapple

½ Avocado

2-3 cups Baby Kale

¼ cup Hemp Hearts (approved subs)

 

Smoothie 3- Dinner Berry Berry Good

1 Banana

1 cup Mixed Berries

½ Avocado

¼ cup Hemp Hearts (or approved subs)

2-3 cups Baby Kale 

 

Smoothie 4- Dessert (the short and sweet stack)

1 Banana

2 tbsp Almond Butter

1 tsp Cocoa Powder (or Detox Organics)

 

Guacamole Recipe: 

1 large Avocado

1 small Roma Tomato, diced

¼ small Onion diced 

1 tsp Sea Salt

1 tsp Chili Powder

1 Lime

Veggies to Dip

 

Mash avocado and then fold in tomato and onion. Sprinkle on salt and chili powder and mix together. Top with a full lime squeezed over guacamole and mix in. Chop up veggies of choice, dip, and enjoy!

 

Lemon Water: 

½ lemon 

8 oz warm water (not boiling)

 

Squeeze lemon into water and enjoy!

 

Green Tea:

Follow steeping instructions on box. Do not steep for too long or tea can get bitter.

 

Dandelion or Milk Thistle Tea:

Follow steeping instructions on box. Do not steep for too long or tea can get too strong.

 

Tea 1 – Green Tea

Tea 2 – Dandelion Tea or Milk Thistle (if you are weaning off of coffee you can have another green tea here)

Tea 3 – Dandelion Tea or Milk Thistle

 

Shopping List:

Download the Free Smoothie Detox PDF for a printable shopping list!

1 ½ cup Pumpkin Puree (100% Pumpkin – not the pie filling – 1 large can should do)

3 Lemons

3 large Apples (sweet variety, not tart)

3 cups Mango

3 cups Pineapple

3 cups Mixed Berries (or pick on you really like)

3 large Avocados (plus extra if making Guacamole

6 Bananas

1 16 oz bag of Baby Spinach

1 16 oz bag of Baby Kale

1 tub of pure Almond Butter (blended with just Almonds and Salt)

Cinnamon 

3 tsp Cacao Powder 

3 cups Hemp Hearts (or Quinoa or Grass-fed Whey Isolate All Natural Protein – natural vanilla flavor goes well with these smoothies)

1 box Green Tea (1 box)

 

 

1 box Milk Thistle Tea (or Dandelion Tea)

 

Shopping List for Optional Foods and Snacks:

Raw Honey (optional for teas using 1 tsp max)

Almond Milk Unsweetened (optional for smoothies)

 

Guac Ingredients:

Avocado

Roma Tomato

Onion 

Sea salt 

Chili Powder

 

Snacks on Hand: 

Raw Nuts

Sliced Veggie Sticks – Carrots, Celery, Cucumber, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers

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