Cilantro Mango Lime Detox Smoothie

Cilantro Mango Lime Detox SmoothieIt’s time to do some light detoxing the easy way with a delicious smoothie.

Detoxing is all the rage these days. I don’t subscribe to most of the detoxification protocols out there, unless you’re in a healing crisis.

Instead, I nourish my body with healthy foods full of nutrients that “crowd out” the toxins and support the body’s natural detoxification channels. I also avoid toxins wherever I can (food, water, health & beauty products, cleaning products, etc) and employ detox habits such as skin brushing, sweating via exercise or sauna, and occasional clay consumption.

That said, how does this smoothie help you detox?

Cilantro acts like an escort ushering heavy metals like mercury from your body. Chemical compounds in cilantro bind to heavy metals, loosen them from your tissues, and usher them out of your body in the process known as chelation.

Lime juice helps to cleanse and detox your liver. Its high amount of vitamin C aids the liver in producing glutathione, The Mother of All Antioxidants. The citric acid in lime juice is also helpful in breaking down unwanted kidney stones.

Ginger is a fantastic digestive aid, proper digestion is important for elimination of toxins. It also fires up your body’s detoxification efforts and helps purge toxins.

Not only does this smoothie help you detox, it’s also loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.

If you don’t like cilantro, either omit from this recipe or choose another detox smoothie to blend up. You might have noticed that’s not spinach in the picture of my blender above. I opted to use a cup of the spicy salad mix I get from my local farm. Any green will do. Enjoy!

Cilantro Mango Lime Detox Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw honey

The Add-ons

  • 1 teaspoon spirulina or chlorella (for extra cleansing and nourishing green power)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen papaya chunks

Show Time

Place all the ingredients into your high-speed blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until nice and smooth. If you add coconut oil and don’t have a very powerful blender you might want to blend everything except the coconut oil first, then drizzle it on and blend for another 5-10 seconds to avoid clumping.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 314
  • Fat: 16g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 48g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Sugar: 33g
  • Vitamin C: 157% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 248% RDA
  • Folate: 55% RDA
  • Potassium: 30% RDA

I’d love to know if you try this cilantro mango lime detox smoothie – please leave a comment below. Happy Blending!

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23 Responses to Cilantro Mango Lime Detox Smoothie

  1. Laura #

    Thanks for posting. This is the best tasting, cleanest green detox smoothie that I’ve tried. It is going to be my go-to green smoothie henceforth. Also, for an additional protein boost I occasionally add 1/2 c. chick peas. The chick pea flavor are virtually undetectable after blending.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Laura,

      That’s quite an endorsement for this smoothie – great to hear how much you like it. I haven’t made this in a while and apparently need to circle back.

      I’ve never considered adding chick peas for protein, thanks for the tip.


      • Laura #

        You’re very welcome Ryan!

  2. Niko #

    I made this for lunch, adding in some pineapple and dried pumpkin seeds. As Laura said, green clean, and tastes great!

    Laura, I am very inspired by your idea of adding beans for protein! Thus, today I made a batch of navy beans, then froze them in little muffin cups. Once completely frozen, the little bean pucks popped right out and into my handy dandy freezer storage bowl. I’m excited to try one of these in a smoothie. Each one is about 1/3 cup and 5 grams of protein (plus all the other nutritional goodness that beans provide). Thanks Ryan and Laura!!

    • Laura #

      You’re welcome Niko….Check out the Sweet Dreams smoothy…it’s over the top too..tastes great and works REAL well, without any hung over feeling…def another go-to-smoothy….I usually try to get one in an hour or two before I go to bed….

    • Laura #

      …love the bean prep…Niko great idea…

  3. avis #

    Tried this substituting banana for avocado as I’d run out of those – really tasty and will be a favourite when mangos are cheap.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Avis,

      Perfect substitution. Although you’ll have to use an avocado next time. Thanks for sharing.


  4. This smoothy is very refreshing. I used pineapple instead of mango and added in spirulina plus used a date instead of the honey.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Sheritta,

      Nice to hear you enjoyed this smoothie and I like the modifications you made.


  5. Amber #

    Hello again! Knowing I was going to have left over cilantro from making my chicken tortilla soup, I was in search of a smoothie that highlighted it’s wonderful flavor! In finding this recipe, I took what you had listed here and changed it up a bit and thought I’d share my outcome. Super delicious! I just love cilantro! :)

    1/2 cup cilantro
    1 cup frozen mango
    1 cup deep greens blend (spinach, chard, kale)
    1/2 cup frozen strawberries
    2 tbsp fresh lime juice
    1/2 cup coconut water
    1/4 cup water
    1 tbsp chia seeds
    1 tbsp coconut oil
    1/2 cup ice

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Amber,

      I absolutely love cilantro too! It’s the bomb :)

      Thanks for sharing your unique version of this recipe. I love when people take my recipes and make them their own. Deep greens blend, strawberries, and chia seeds were all nice add-ons. I’ll have to try this.


  6. Love this smoothie Ryan, thank you so much. The cilantro flavour is delicious and I love the ginger coming through this. Feels nutritious and very cleansing.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Charlotte. Happy cleansing!

  7. Alicia #

    Hi Ryan, thank you for the great recipes! I tried many different smoothies recipes in the fast but truthfully they weren’t “healthy” at all. I was basically throwing tons on fruits into my blender and not realizing my sugar intake. I was super happy I came across your page with so many wonderful recipes. I’m currently detoxing and I will be making this recipe soon. I was just wondering if I can use fresh ginger instead of the ginger powder?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      You’re welcome, Alicia. Nice to hear you like my recipes :) And yes, I try not to overdue it with fruit and create sugar-bombs. Sure you can use fresh ginger. That’s what I prefer, just a little more work that using the powder.


  8. I am new here and also to the Smoothie world. I made this smoothie with a bit of hesitation and after it was all gone, I wished there was more!
    Thank you so much for this great place for me to learn and get healthy.

    • Ryan Carmody #

      My pleasure, Cheri. Welcome aboard the healthy smoothie train :)

  9. Leanne #

    Hi how long will this smoothie keep in the fridge?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Smoothies will keep a good 24 hours when refrigerated, Leanne.

      • Leanne #

        Thank you!! I tried it today!!! Super tasty!! X

  10. Michael Graven #

    Very intrested in detox smoothies

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