Holiday Detox Smoothie

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What’s your secret? I hear this question a lot during the holidays from people wanting to know how I can indulge without gaining lots of weight, or feel sick from eating way too much rich food. So… I’ll let you in on the secret: I eat light meals in between the heavier ones. It’s so simple that it’s not really qualified to be a secret, but there you have it!

This might sound crazy, but after a full scale holiday meal, I drink green smoothies for breakfast and lunch the next day. It helps me regain my balance, (and my appetite). Smoothies also give me a boost of nutrition from fresh fruits and vegetables which is sometimes lacking during the festivities.

I love to indulge, and I absolutely refuse to feel guilty about it. However, after too many back to back great meals, I usually don’t feel very well. My way of coping with indulgences and staying healthy, is to keep the indulgences spaced out. By eating lots of fresh raw produce, I feel great and I still eat to my hearts content. Green smoothies are also really easy to make, and the cleanup is much easier than a full meal. I love their time-saving aspect, especially during the holidays when there is so much going on.

Holiday Detox Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

For this smoothie, I place the peeled oranges and the cut up apple with the kombucha into the blender. Then, I blend it just to combine. This breaks down the fruit and creates more space for the spinach. Next, add the spinach and blend together until it’s completely smooth.

I find that green smoothies are always at their best right away. But… I often make them early in the morning and drink them throughout the day.

Holiday Detox Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

Holiday Detox Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

Holiday Detox Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday! With the New Year coming up, green smoothies are a great way to add more fresh produce to your diet, and lose any extra chocolate incurred pounds. I’ve found myself relying more and more on easy and healthy recipes like these to keep me energized and on track throughout the year.

What’s your secret strategy?

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Holiday Detox Smoothie | Get Inspired Everyday!

Holiday Detox Smoothie

  • Author: Get Inspired Everyday!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: about 48 ounces or 6 cups 1x


  • 2 large oranges, peeled and quartered
  • 1 large Honey Crisp apple, quartered and cored
  • 116 ounce bottle of Kombucha, (ginger is my favorite flavor)
  • 3 ounces (3 cups) fresh spinach, washed


  1. Place the oranges, apple, and kombucha in the blender. Blend on low until the fruit is broken down, this makes room for the spinach.
  2. Add the spinach to the blended fruit and blend, increasing your speed to high and blend until smooth and creamy in texture.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 1 day.


You can use apple juice in place of the kombucha if you can’t find it. I like to use kombucha because it contains probiotics which is a great extra boost!


8 thoughts on “Holiday Detox Smoothie”

  1. Do you have any info on what each ingredient of the smoothie detoxes and to what degree of a detox? I guess also how powerful of a detox is it?

    • I don’t have any information for the specific ingredients. My purpose in titling this smoothie with the word ‘detox’ is to imply a break from the holiday over indulgence with an abundance of fresh fruits and veggies. The smoothie would have an actual detox effect on your body, but I wouldn’t be able to give you a straight answer because how powerful the effect would be because it would vary from person to person. I’m sorry I don’t have a specific answer, I just know I personally drink green smoothies as a way to feel balanced and full of energy from day to day. 🙂

  2. How much does this make? I’m trying to prepare freezer packs so I want to know how many different servings this will make so I can split them appropriately.

    • It makes about 48 ounces give or take depending on the size of your produce (I just updated the recipe because I realized I forgot to put the serving size in, so thanks for asking)! That means it makes around 6 cups, depending on how big you like your smoothies will determine the size of your smoothie packs. I make this one in freezer smoothie packs all the time, and it turns out really well. I hope you enjoy it, and be sure to let me know if you have anymore questions.

  3. Kari this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing! My snacking habits during the holidays usually consists of grabbing more pie but this is something that makes the transition to detoxing way easier–i’m gonna try that today! Thanks!

    • It really does make the transition easier, I’ve found that green smoothies make me crave more fruits and veggies which makes it much easier to eat healthy!


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