Thursday, January 10, 2013

Recipe of the Week: Light Detox Berry Smoothie

january's edition of prevention magazine had a couple recipes for detox beverages, one of them being a berry smoothie. i modified their recipe slightly to accomodate my dietary preferences. this is a light tasting, refreshing smoothie that is great for someone who wants to have a less intense detox beverage. and if you're worried about the ginger flavor - don't be! it's really light and you can always cut back on the ginger.

light detox berry smoothie

calories per serving: 239
carbs per serving: 36
fat per serving: 7
protein per serving: 7
makes two large smoothies

you can find this recipe on my fitness pal! just search: light detox berry smoothie


- 2-3 cups mixed berries: strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries (i used a frozen berry blend from trader joe's)
- 3 cups unsweetened almond milk (can substitue rice milk)
- 2 - 3 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 2 tsp pure maple syrup (can substitute honey)
- 1 heaping spoonful of ground flaxseed
- 2 - 3 tsps fresh lemon juice (optional).

combine all ingredients together in a blender. add the fresh lemon juice to taste.

enjoy! if you try the recipe, let me know what you think, especially if you make your own modifications! are there any other great detox drink recipes out there that you've tried? i'd love to hear about them.


  1. Especially if you get your Vitamix ;)

  2. Amy @Write this DownJanuary 10, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    I have never used ginger in my smoothies, but that's a great idea. I am going to try it out.

  3. It will change your life! But a little bit goes a long way, so shoot to underestimate how much you need, rather than over estimate. Too much can ruin a good drink!

  4. Hi Alicia, I usually add chopped almonds or pumpkin seeds to my smoothies to get some good fats so I popped some in with this recipe too! The fresh ginger is a real winner here. Thanks for sharing

  5. Oh, those are great ideas! Haven't thought about trying pumpkin seeds, but I'll have to give it a go next time (they're so yummy)! Thanks for the feedback, glad you liked it!

  6. Rebecca ArchdekinMarch 13, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Blackberries are not fodmap friendly if you can eat them that's lucky of you but most frozen fruit packages contain one or more fruit that is not fodmap friendly. Also if your using almond milk you should check with your nutritionist as your only supposed to have a small handful of almonds a day for it to be fodmap friendly that mixed with that amount of flaxseed called for makes this a non fodmap friendly recipe but with a few altercations it would work.

  7. Hmm, this is interesting. Thanks for your input. There's a lot of conflicting information out there, as to what is fodmap friendly and what is not. Since everyone is unique a doctor or nutritionist is certainly the best way to help figure out what will work for your body! I'll remove the "fodmap" friendly title from this recipe so it doesn't cause further confusion for others. Thanks!


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