5 Green Smoothie Recipes for a Cleaner Colon and Faster Weight-Loss

  • Written on 7, July 2018 by Dr. Bramwell, Chief Editor of Healthdy.com

Who does not want to lose weight? We all have someone to impress or an outfit to fit into. The problem is that food tastes so good!  Also, there is so much more unhealthy and cheap food around more than ever.  It will take more discipline to avoid the bad stuff and to put the good stuff into your body.

Well, what is the easiest and most fun way to do this you might ask?

The best results I have seen have come from juicing.

By simply replacing one of your meals (namely breakfast or an unhealthy snack) with a juice, you can reduce your caloric consumption by 500 calories per day. There are 3500 calories in every pound of fat, if you cut 500 calories from your daily diet, then you will lose one pound every week.

Do it for a month, you feel better.

Do it for 3 months, you will drop a dress size.

Do it for 6 months, you will feel and look like a new person. 5 Green Smoothie Recipes for a Cleaner Colon and Faster Weight-Loss

I highly recommend getting a juicer for your home. Most are very sturdy and are easy to clean. I recommend buying a masticating juicer because it gets every bit of nutrients from the ingredients. Other juicers grind too fast, that heat and pressure will end up destroying precious vitamins that your body needs. You can check out the review of 20 Best Masticating Juicers of 2018 on healthdy.com  if you need help picking one out.

But why should I care about the health out my colon?

Believe it, or not your colon not only plays a role in digestion but has a HUGE effect on your ability to fight disease and lose weight. Inside our colon is a huge colony of bacteria both good and bad. The bad bacteria make you feel tired, bloated, and sick. The good bacteria are the ones who will kill off the bad bacteria, make nutrients for your body, and promote a healthier immune system.

If we don’t have our gut working properly, then there can be extra waste in our intestines that give us that nasty bloated full feeling. Yuck! That is from excess waste that is just building up inside your colon, that waste is a breeding ground for the welcomed bad bacteria.

My recipes are not, I repeat not, a colon cleanse. Colon cleanses have not been shown to remove toxins from the colon or be that effective at all.

Studies have shown that the best way to promote a gut full of healthy flora is not taking a bunch of laxatives or taking enemas…. If anything that can cause more harm than good as it both irritates the lining of your intestines and washes out the good bacteria.

What you need to do is eat a diet rich in leafy green vegetables and colorful fruits. It is also beneficial to consume foods that have been fermented like yogurt and kombuchas. Bacteria like Lactobacillus are very prevalent in these types of foods.

It is also critical to avoid eating refined sugars like candy, cakes, ice cream or anything else that comes from a package. The bad bacteria love sugar! It helps them grow because refined sugar causes inflammation. Inflammation leads to a weakening of our immune system which can make us sicker.

Think of cleaning out your colon like reprogramming your computer after it has been infected with malware. One of the benefits of this reprogramming is weight loss, better digestion, and no more bloating!

Once you get your masticating juicer and your ingredients, you are good to go! There is a recipe on my blog for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are a picky eater or lactose intolerant, you can find many healthy smoothie recipes on healthdy.com

Living a healthy life is very important especially when you’re older, you will most probably be seen visiting your local GP a lot more than usual, asking questions like, why is my poop green?? and why can’t I walk as far as I used to?

5 Green Smoothies for Weight Loss and Colon Health

Green Machine Smoothie

Health Benefits

  • Spinach is a great source of folate, vitamin K, and fiber. The ginger has many anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation in the gut. The strawberries and blackberries are packed with nutritious antioxidants that will fight inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer.


  • 1 cup of spinach, washed
  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • ½ cup of blackberries
  • 1 cup of water
  • ½ cup of ice
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Tropical Mango Kale Smoothie

Health Benefits 

  • Kale may not be the most delicious food on its own, but it is dynamite in this smoothie!  Being a superfood is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while being low in calories. The bitter flavor of kale is balanced by the tropical flavors of the mango and berries to pack this smoothie full of rich antioxidants. Greek yogurt is rich in probiotics that your gut will love!


  • 1 ½ cup of kale
  • 1 cup of chopped mango
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 kiwi
  • ½ cup of papaya, chopped
  • ¼ cup of chia seeds

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Health Benefits 

  • Who said green smoothies cannot be fun? By adding cocoa powders (the darker, the better) will add a great flavor. The avocado is full of beneficial mono-saturated and poly-saturated fats that promote heart health.


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup of spinach
  • 1 Greek coconut yogurt
  • 1 whole banana
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

Watermelon Spritzer Green Smoothie

Health Benefits 

Spinach is a great source of folate, vitamin K, and fiber. The ginger has many anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation in the gut. The strawberries and blackberries are packed with nutritious antioxidants that will fight inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer. Just make sure you’ve got the right blender, one that can handle green smoothies, if you want to enjoy it properly.

  • The nickname of this smoothie is “refreshing.” This smoothie is full of vitamin C which is a natural antioxidant and important for skin health. Mint also has many beneficial anti-inflammatory properties from a compound called rosmaric acid.


  • 1 cup of watermelon
  • ½ cucumber, peeled
  • ½ cup of spinach
  • ½ lime
  • ½ cup of sparkling water
  • Crushed mint

The Green Protein Builder

Health Benefits 

  • Drink this smoothie to supplement those gains in the gym. I guarantee that this is one of the healthiest and cleanest sources of protein. Chia seeds have the highest pound for pound protein and fiber content among all superfoods. The peanut butter is a very nutrient dense food that has all the necessary protein and beneficial fats needed for muscle building.


  • 1 ½ cup of spinach
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of almond mild
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup of chia seeds
  • ½ cup of ice

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