Have you ever thought about taking the 21-Day Green Smoothie Detox program, but are sitting on the fence and need some additional info to help you decide? Perhaps the thought of only drinking green smoothies for three whole weeks seems a little too bland and boring.
Fear not! You can eat more than just green smoothies during the 21-Day Green Smoothie Detox! And the menu, albeit simple, is definitely not bland!
To give you an idea of what the 21-Day Green Smoothie Detox program is like, here is a sample of what you might eat during a day when following the detox daily menu planner that’s included as part of the program:
2 cups water
1/2 cup diced pineapple
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
3 – 4 large stalks of celery
Blend water with fruit and then add in the celery stalks and blend until smooth. This is a great drink to recharge yourself from a fast or from exercise. It’s juicy enough and provides natural sugars from the fruit and sodium from the celery.
NOTE: Any wild berries that you can pick locally will give you an even greater anti-oxidant boost!
1 cup water
2 peachesor 1 mango
2 stalks of celery
2-3 cups spinach
Blend all ingredients and enjoy!
3 medium-sized tomatoes
6 stalks of celery
lime juice to taste (optional)
Blend the tomatoes and add celery stalks progressively. Leave this soup slightly chunky. (The ratio is 2 celery stalks for every tomato.)
Top with sprouts of your choice for added texture, protein & nutrients!
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
2 pitted dates
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Blend all ingredients, and enjoy over your salad!
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup grated beet
1/2 head of lettuce
(any variety will do)
Chop, wash, and dry lettuce. Mix in other ingredients. Add dressing to taste. Try adding sprouts of your choice for texture and an added kick of protein & nutrients!
Doesn’t everything above sound delicious? The recipes and ingredients may be simple, but it’s also filled with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. Just imagine how fresh and energized you’d feel after eating this way for three whole weeks!
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I believe there’s always some form of new content in terms of the live and supported version of the detox program, in addition to bonus material. But the self-study version of the green smoothie detox program would be the same.
Looks yummy — BUT — i am totally confused why the recipes are always mixing FRUIT and VEGGIES. This is a #1 DO NOT DO rule of proper food combining. Never mix fruit and veggies together. They require different enzymes for digestion and assimilation and the fruit will rot in your gut while the veggies are being digested. Fruit is broken down much faster than veggies.
Since I’ve been eating fruit as a separate meal – not with veggies or proteins, I feel much better (gut wise) .. no gas, no bloating.. (even a bit). Happy body.
So perhaps someone could explain why the smoothie recipes all break the proper food combining rules?
BTW.. when I make green smoothies, I make vegetable only smoothies or fruit only smoothies – I do not mix them.
I personally think rules are arbitrary and meant to be broken! But seriously, I see rules more as guidelines, not absolutes that must be adhered to.
I believe fruits and greens combine pretty well, although fruits combined with starchy vegetables are generally prone to create a gassy result — although not in everyone! I know someone who regularly puts broccoli in his smoothies (with bananas) and he says it doesn’t bother him one bit.
Not all fruits and veggies are alike, so to have such a general rule like that seems odd to me. Tomatoes are a fruit, for example, and I think it’s pretty common to include them in a mixed green salad. Cucumbers are also technically a fruit.
We generally like to go by Victoria Boutenko’s guidelines for green smoothies, found here:
Agreed – most food-combining rules tend to agree that greens can be combined with ANYTHING! That’s why green smoothies work so well. Mine, this morning, for example, is spinach (half a pound!), watermelon, frozen banana, and frozen berries.
Hey! I have a question. I have just started my green smoothies and my smoothies are not totally green. So, today I had kale, frozen banana and mix berries with apple juice. I don’t think I put the greens in first. So, maybe that’s the problem. The blender I have is the Ninja Blender and it pretty powerful and does an awesome job. So, my smoothies has bits of greens all over the place that are not totally blended up. Maybe I should use a different speed or leave it in a little longer. I am in no way ready to purchase a Vitamix or Blendtec! lol..
It definitely does help if you add your greens as the very first ingredient you place in your blender, so you should try that next time for sure!
You could also try running it a bit longer, which may or may not help, depending on the blender. I’ve never used a Ninja Blender myself.
Also, green smoothies may not always look green if there are other ingredients in them that over power the colour of the greens, like blueberries or blackberries. But we’ll call them green smoothies anyway as long as they have a notable amount of greens as an ingredient!
Great smoothie recipes. It seems a lot to drink though -that’s about 2 pints (approx 40 ounces) of smoothie just for breakfast. Is each smoothie recipe above intended as one serving for one person, or for two people ?
I still haven’t totally bought into celery in my green smoothies either (give it time
But you can use all sorts of leafy greens. My favorites (partly because they’re easy to find) are parsley (I grow massive amounts in my backyard garden), kale (every grocery store tends to have organic kale), spinach (mild tasting – you can use loads of it), and chard.