Winter’s Cure Detox Smoothie

If you’re looking to forget about winter, the fruity taste of this detox smoothie will take your mind to a warmer place. And it’s totally waist line friendly, so start your day with a healthy beverage filled with fruits & veggies!

Winter's Cure DETOX Smoothie is loaded with fruits and veggies! #vegan #detox #healthy #recipe

I’m so distracted by pretty things… whether it’s jewelry, place settings, or seasonal sprinkles in the baking isle – I have a hard time walking away. One of my new vices are those brightly colored juices you can get at Whole Foods and at a juice bar. They are all so pretty, loaded with fruits and veggies and usually come with fun names…. and when I get to the cash register, I swear to stop buying $8-10 juices. Until I’m there the next time. It’s a bad cycle for a healthy person.

One of the juice bars on my street (yes, we have competing juice bars!), has one of my favorite juice blends. It’s carrots, oranges, apples and ginger. And since I’ve come down with a cold, I’ve been trying to up my vitamin C. Instead of trenching through the snow to get my juice fix, I decided to make it myself in a Vitamix blender… so it comes out more like a smoothie instead of a juice but it’s still delicious.

Winter's Cure DETOX Smoothie is loaded with fruits and veggies! #vegan #detox #healthy #recipe

This detox smoothie has 2 very detoxing foods – ginger and apples. Ginger spikes your metabolism and helps to curb your appetitie. Apples are nutrient-rich, plus they contain pectin, a soluble fibre that helps remove food additives and metals from your system. Pairing this with vitamin C foods like oranges and carrots, you’ve got a rockstar smoothie perfect for breakfast, a snack or for dessert!

I like to call this detox smoothie a Winter’s cure because every sip tastes like something you would drink while on vacation. It might be from my addition of coconut milk, but it’s pretty tasty! The recipe below will make about 2 cups, but since this smoothie holds very well in the fridge, it can be doubled so you’ll have a couple servings handy.

Winter's Cure DETOX Smoothie is loaded with fruits and veggies! #vegan #detox #healthy #recipe

Winter’s Cure Detox Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 orange, peeled & quartered (needs to be sweet & juicy!!)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and quartered (make sure it's tart!)
  • 3 carrots
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp minced ginger (go heavy on ginger if you like the ginger bite!)
  • Optional - add ice cubes if you don't store produce in the fridge.

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth. Serve or store in airtight containers.
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  2. Meghan Riley says

    This sounds just like what I need right now. I’m so over winter and I need to get out of this eating rut that I fall into during the cold months.
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  3. Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife says

    Oh I love smoothies, but you know what’s funny? I’ve never put oranges in them. This looks delicious and presents the perfect opportunity for me to add oranges to our smoothies!
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  4. Melissa @ A Prudent Life says

    Yum! I’ve been looking for a way to escape winter and this would be a great start. I love ginger!
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  5. Mandy says

    I’m always looking for new smoothie recipes so I will have to try this one!
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  7. Mamapotamus says

    This sounds great and I’m normally not a ginger fan. I’ve been really wanting smoothies lately – maybe because I’m in denial about it still being Winter.
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    • Meghan Early Swint says

      You can go easy on the ginger if you don’t like things to gingery. :)

  8. Rachel @ {i love} my disorganized life says

    I have been feeling kind of icky lately, this is just what I need!
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  9. Joelen says

    Coconut, orange and carrot sounds like a delicious combo – and so beautiful too!

  10. Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse says

    Ooooh I can just imagine the zing of ginger enveloped in a smooth, coconutty hug, sweetened with orange. Yes puhleeeaaaaze.
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