Arugula and Avocado Detox Smoothie

Hello dear smoothie lovers! 🙋🏻

Today I want to share with you a detox smoothie pairing two amazingly healthy ingredients: arugula and avocado 🌱. In addition to the arugula and avocado, this recipe uses an apple, a kiwifruit, still (mineral) water, and a table spoon of lemon or lime juice. For topping, I’ve used sunflower seeds and cranberries, but you can replace these with, for instance, beautiful kiwifruit slices. This smoothie is rather unusual, but it is excellent for detox purposes. The apple and avocado are perfect companions to the arugula. Why? Because they neutralize the bitter and slightly peppery taste of arugula. Finally, the kiwi fruit and lemon juice simply make the smoothie tastier. All in all, despite being just a bit unconventional, I still consider this one of my favorite detox smoothies!

Some of you might wonder: how do you then know that you need to detox? Sometimes, it’s as easy as listening to your body. If you feel like your body is upset with you, begging you to stop eating unhealthy foods, you might benefit from replacing a meal with a detox smoothie for a day or two. If you need some smoothie inspiration, check out the green smoothie recipes I have on the website 😊



Arugula and Avocado Detox Smoothie
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Arugula and Avocado Detox Smoothie
Prep Time
7 mins
Total Time
7 mins
 
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 193 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh arugula (~150g)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 kiwifruit
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 cup still mineral water (or filtered water)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds (for topping)
  • 1/4 cup cranberries (for topping)
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in the blender jar and process until smooth. 

  2. If you have a rather weak blender, first mix arugula with water and blend for 30-60 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until ready. 




For your convenience, I calculated the nutrition values for this superpower (arugula and avocado FTW!) smoothie.

Nutrition Facts
Arugula and Avocado Detox Smoothie
Amount Per Serving (300 g)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 93
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.33g 16%
Saturated Fat 1.347g 7%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.243g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.789g
Sodium 21mg 1%
Potassium 678mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 26.36g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8.2g 33%
Sugars 14.63g
Protein 3.9g 8%
Vitamin A 58%
Vitamin C 71%
Calcium 11%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




One large serving (300 g or ~10 oz) of this smoothie contains:

covered percent of daily need
Fiber 33%
Vitamin K 90%
Vitamin C 71%
Vitamin A 58%
Copper 33%
Folate 28%
Vitamin E 24%
Vitamin B6 23%
Manganese 23%
Vitamin B5 22%
Magnesium 21%
Phosphorus and Potassium 14%
Vitamins B1 and B2 14%
Omega 6 17%
Omega 3 12%

I hope you will enjoy this healthy smoothie! If you want – and need – more smoothie inspiration, you can follow Smoothie Fairytales on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

Do you love smoothies, but don’t own any nice glasses to serve them in? Here are some of my favorite smoothie jars on Amazon:

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