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Super Cilantro Detox Smoothie

by jenny sansouci on January 21, 2014

To celebrate my Vitamix giveaway, I’m posting a week’s worth of green smoothies! Enter to win the Vitamix.

After yesterday’s PB&J “dessert smoothie,” I figured it was time for something a little fresh. This smoothie contains a lot of cilantro, so if you’re a member of the “I hate cilantro club,” find your smoothie recipe of the day elsewhere. šŸ™‚

I, for one, am obsessed with cilantro. I would date cilantro if it were a man. If you feel the same, well, there’s enough cilantro to go around and I promise I won’t get all psycho jealous if I see you together.

Cilantro is super detoxing, especially for getting rid of heavy metals like mercury and lead, which can accumulate in the body due to exposure in the environment and diet. It’s pretty flipping radical.

I combined the cilantro with hydrating cucumber, anti-inflammatory ginger, detoxing lemon and a pear for sweetness. A winning combo!

Super Cilantro Detox Smoothie (serves 2)

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 pear
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup pure water

You can sub a green apple for the pear if you want.

Blend everything up in your Vitamix and drink! If you want to put a little bit of healthy fat in there for some texture and depth, add a teaspoon of coconut oil.

I love how refreshing and healthy this smoothie tastes. Let me know if you try it!

Happy cilantro-guzzling!

If you want more cilantro, check out this cilantro garlic sauce (also made in my Vitamix).

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Raluca January 23, 2014 at 6:06 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE cilantro. I’m so excited to try it soon!


Aly January 27, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Jenny, perhaps a silly question for you, but was curious when you use lemon, are you squeezing it for the juice or throwing the whole thing in?!

Thanks for all these amazing recipes!!


jenny sansouci January 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm

I usually remove the lemon seeds first and then throw the whole thing in. šŸ™‚


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