Dandelion Detox Green Smoothie

Dandelion greens are a nutrient powerhouse and great base for a detox green smoothie. Cilantro, apples, celery, cucumber and avocados round out the health benefits of this morning elixir.

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Anyone over-indulge recently? When did the holidays became synonymous with over-eating? I'm not sure we can blame the pilgrims. Instead of choosing not to eat until summer, how about we start with a detox smoothie to help digest where we are and make some positive steps forward.

Green detox smoothie

Sure there's easy go-to's like kale and spinach to put into a green smoothie, but why not try something different like dandelion greens. Dandelion greens have a higher amount of calcium and iron than most other greens. On top of that it's loaded with fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and is said to be a good cancer fighter. And then there's that detoxing effect that we're after. The greens have been used as a liver tonic and diuretic for years, and adding in fresh cilantro only doubles the detoxification properties. 

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Dandelion greens can be a little bitter, so I've thrown in some green apples for a little sweetness and another detox bonus since apples have pectin, a soluble fiber to help you remove unwanted waste. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory addition and great for digestion. Cucumber and celery increase the vitamin C and can help with unnecessary water retention. The avocado is there to boost the protein level and make you feel a bit more full.

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So after indulging, try and reset with a healthy dandelion detox green smoothie to try and get your system back on track.

Dandelion Detox Green Smoothie

Makes 48 ounces


  • Half bunch of dandelion greens, cleaned
  • Half bunch of cilantro, cleaned and destemmed
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cored
  • 1 small seedless cucumber
  • 1" fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups coconut water
  • Juice of 1 lemon 


  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and mix until combined. Enjoy!
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