Ring in the New Year with a Wild Blueberry Detox Smoothie

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The Christmas cookies have come and gone. The green bean casserole has been put to rest. It’s high time for a little detox bevvie–and we’re not talking New Year’s bubbly!

Wild Blueberry Detox Smoothie

We all know that smoothies are a superb way to sneak in all kinds of superfoods, from vitamin K-rich kale, anti-cancer turmeric, and our favorite fiberlicious Wild Blueberries. They’re the ideal on-the-go burst of nutrition that can very well satisfy the taste buds at the same time.

January marks the beginning of the New Year, meaning everyone is discussing the detox. After the holiday season, it’s a good time to rid the body of excess toxins found in sugar, alcohol, and fried foods. Detoxing simply means to cleanse the body of the unhealthy, highly processed foods that we gorged on in December by eating and/or drinking lots of nutrient-rich fruits and veggies.

Embracing a healthier lifestyle as you ring in the New Year doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to cookies forever. By enriching your life with simple antioxidant-packed superfoods like Wild Blueberries, avocado, turmeric, and kale, you’re giving your liver a break and boosting your physical and mental health.

Let’s talk ingredients! While black pepper in a fruit smoothie may sound like a prank, it actually adds a deliciously unexpected kick. Flavor aside, the real reason black pepper plays a starring role in this healthy beverage is because adding a pinch boosts the bioavailability of curcumin (the bioactive compound in turmeric) by more than tenfold. Consuming tumeric with fat also helps boosts absorption, hence…avocado!

Frozen Wild Blueberries

Rewind. Why do we care about boosting curcumin levels? Several studies suggest that curcumin is a potent fighter of cancer, inflammation, osteoporosis, and more. Turmeric is a true superfood!

So trade in the bubbly for wild blueberries and kick off the New Year right with this scrumptious glass of liquid nutrition. Your liver will surely thank you!

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Vegan Wild Blueberry Detox Smoothie

2 cups frozen Wild Blueberries
2 cups coconut water
2 cups baby spinach
½ frozen banana
2 tablespoons spirulina
1 cup of ice (optional)

  1. Add ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.
Alexis Joseph

About the Author

Alexis Joseph, MS, RD, LD is the passionate foodie and whole foods enthusiast behind the plant-based food blog Hummusapien. She is the co-creator of Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe, an innovative health food space located in Columbus, OH. In addition to developing Alchemy’s menu and overseeing operations, Alexis provides on-site personalized nutrition counseling as Alchemy’s Director of Nutrition and Communications. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Women’s Health Magazine, Self Magazine, Shape Magazine, and PopSugar Fitness. Alexis is also a healthy living blogger for The Huffington Post.

2 thoughts on “Ring in the New Year with a Wild Blueberry Detox Smoothie

  1. Rebecca Belanger

    I would love to spend a day or two listening about food!
    I had my physical yesterday & my Doctor said to eat 1 cup of blueberries & 2 capsules of tumeric daily. He also recommends a Vegan diet….. After 6 months of a Vegan diet my LDL went UP 15 points! I had a steak for dinner that night.
    Thank you for taking the time to post the Blueberry shake!
    Very Sincerely

  2. Lisa Henderson

    Love this smoothie. I try to eat at least a cup of organic blueberries everyday and usually in a smoothie. Let me tell you my changes/add ons to this smoothie. Some sound weird I know, but it was really good. I used coconut milk, added a serrano pepper, a handful of cilantro, and some romaine lettuce also.The serrano adds a kick that is very pleasant. I have been adding them to almost all my smoothies lately. I saw a recipe for a smoothie with a hot pepper in it and tried it and was like , WOW! This is really good. Some people who don’t like hot may not enjoy it, but if you do, let me tell you it adds another dimension to a smoothie. Thanks for the recipe.

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