Hello Beautiful! Green Detox Smoothie

Glow from the inside out with this refreshing green detox smoothie packed with hydrating fruit and veggies (including a whole heart of romaine!). Vegan and gluten-free.

After yesterday’s poll on Facebook, it’s clear that you are craving smoothies just as much as I am these days.

Rightfully so, they’re perfect for cooling down your body during the spring and summer months and they’re a great way to boost your nutrition as well.

I’m all about healing the body from the inside out with food and know that a diet packed with fresh vegetables and fruits can help in the beauty department too — especially when it comes to improving your skin, hair and nails.

My secret weapon for getting in vitamin-packed fruits and veggies is by having at least one salad or smoothie each day — most of time I have one of each.

Detox Green Beauty Smoothie in a tall clear glass with red and white straw.

Smoothies VS Juice

Why smoothies and not juice? I have a juicer and drink fresh juice every now and then but I prefer smoothies because you still get all the fiber. The fiber makes the smoothie more filling and also helps control your blood sugar.

Smoothies in particular are really helpful when you’re trying to increase your consumption of leafy greens because you can add a a variety of green leafy vegetables into one smoothie — The smoothie recipe I’m sharing today has a whole romaine heart and spinach!

Detox Green Beauty Smoothie in a tall clear glass with red and white straw.

Ingredients Needed:

This smoothie is packed with nutrient-filled fruits and vegetables to help hydrate your skin, strength your nails and make your hair strong and healthy.

  • romaine heart – to help boost the hydration.
  • baby spinach – for some healthy greens.
  • banana – frozen banana gives smoothies the best creamy texture. Tip: peel the banana before you freeze it so you don’t have to try to scrape the peel off while frozen!
  • apple – I recommend using fuji or pink lady apples because they have a natural sweetness.
  • lemon – help to boost your immunity and flush toxins. Just make sure your lemon is peeled.
  • fresh mint – I love adding mint because it has a super refreshing taste.
  • water – hydration is arguably the most important factor for achieving a beautiful, healthy glow so I used water for the base.
  • chia seeds – a great source of fiber and healthy fats.

Detox Green Beauty Smoothie in a tall clear glass with red and white straw on a wood cutting board.

More Smoothie Recipes to Try:

If you make this green detox smoothie, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

Hello Beautiful! Green Detox Smoothie

5 from 4 votes
Glow from the inside out with this refreshing green detox smoothie packed with hydrating fruit and veggies (including a whole heart of romaine!). Vegan and gluten-free. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 full romaine heart
  • 1 big handful baby spinach
  • 1 frozen banana, chopped
  • 1/2 of a Pink Lady or Fuji apple
  • 1/2 lemon, peel removed
  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds


  • Blend: Place water, romaine and spinach into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add: Add the lemon, banana, apple, mint and chia seeds. Blend on high until banana has been completely pureed and the mixture is smooth.
  • Serve: Pour into a glass and enjoy. Feel free to take a look in the mirror while drinking and say, “Hello beautiful!" 🙂


Serving: 1smoothie Calories: 222kcal Carbohydrates: 49g Protein: 7g Fat: 2g Fiber: 12g Sugar: 25g
Course: Smoothies
Cuisine: American


Please leave a comment and star rating on this post and share on social media using the hashtag #eatingbirdfood. I love seeing your recipe shares!

Other delicious green smoothie options include this Green Lemonade Smoothie or the Green Elvis Smoothie. If you haven’t tried these yet, definitely bookmark/pin/print/save them for later!

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Recipe Rating

    1. Taylor Byers
      June 28, 2021 AT 8:57 pm

      5 stars
      Don’t be afraid to try this one! Loved this! Light, refreshing and truly beautiful- as the name describes! Such a great way to detox the body with this nutrient packed smoothie!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 29, 2021 AT 12:03 pm

        I’m glad this smoothie was a hit, Taylor! Thanks so much for trying it and coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me 🙂

    2. Valerie Dean
      December 18, 2019 AT 1:42 pm

      5 stars
      Having so much lettuce and 1/4-1/2 lemons, oranges, chia and flax seeds, a banana and yogurt from today’s breakfast and lunches ( for the family) I decided to throw the recipe above together along with some cranberries ( it’s 4 days away from winter in the Northern hemisphere- these items are abundant in my area) this smoothie was the most delicious and pick me up after yoga practice. Didn’t think I could use lettuce. This recipe proves me wrong.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 18, 2019 AT 4:58 pm

        I’m so glad you tried and enjoyed this recipe, Valerie! I really appreciate you coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful to other readers. 🙂

    3. anitaej
      September 8, 2014 AT 6:29 am

      Hello Brittany!
      This Green Detox Smoothie has got lots of good healthy cleansing ingredients. I love mint, nothing better than hot water and few mint leaves for a cup of tea!

    4. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      May 21, 2014 AT 9:35 am

      Looks great!

    5. Paul
      May 21, 2014 AT 4:34 am

      Awesome! My question is, my girlfriend recently bought me a juicer. Dumb question but, will I be able to make a smoothie out of the juicer? Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 21, 2014 AT 5:14 pm

        Hi Paul! All the ingredients will be fine in your juicer EXCEPT the banana and the chia seeds. 🙂

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