Fresh Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie

This delicious and easy Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie is dairy free, gluten free, and plant-based. It’s loaded with fresh lemon that naturally helps to boost the body’s detoxifying abilities and it tastes like lemon meringue pie! 

Fresh Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie - dairy free, gluten free, plant based, easy, delicious!

The Most Refreshing Lemon Ginger Smoothie


For many of you regular Nutrition in the Kitch readers, this lemon ginger detoxifying smoothie is nothing new! It’s actually an older recipe I’ve decided to bring back into the spotlight because 1) it’s the perfect time for it (post-holidays!) and 2) everyone new to NITK the community absolutely needs to see it and of course, try it!

This detox smoothie has been one of my long time favorites and for good reason, it tastes like one of my favorite desserts…lemon meringue pie, but has none of the refined sugars, flour, or other not-so-healthy ingredients and instead is loaded with fresh lemon, frozen fruits, fresh ginger, and creamy coconut milk. 


Healthy smoothie recipes like this one make it hard to feel like you’re on a diet because they taste sooo good. If you can lose weight while feeling like you’re cheating on a diet then the more power to you because being healthy should be fun and delicious detox smoothies like this one are a lot of fun to both make and enjoy!


Fresh Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie - Creamy, dairy free, gluten free, plant based!

The Smoothie Detoxifiers 


In this delicious drink, you’ll find a few key ingredients that happen to be particularly “detoxifying” or have properties that help boost the body’s natural detoxification process. 

  • Lemon: Lovely lemons are loaded with Vitamin C which is great for health, but the kicker with lemons is that they naturally contain citric acid. This compound stimulates the saliva glands to produce more saliva. When we produce more saliva, we also produce more digestive enzymes. Those specific digestive enzymes help our bodies break down foods better which promotes improved digestion, and in turn, helps to cleanse the body! There are also powerful antioxidants found in lemons including one antioxidant in particular called d-limonene. This powerful compound stimulates the liver to produce more enzymes that aid in the natural detoxification process of the liver. Lemons can help boost metabolism too!


  • Ginger: This second detoxifying ingredient becomes the perfect complement to lemon in this smoothie as it also promotes detoxification through natural compounds found in ginger called gingerols and shoals. These funny-sounding compounds promote detoxification by speeding up the movement of food through the digestive system. Combine fresh grated ginger and lemon and you’ve got a detoxification powerhouse! 


  • Chia Seeds: These little seeds help to detoxify the body by moving waste through the digestive system efficiently like a “chimney sweep”. By cleansing the digestive system they help to rid the body of toxins that can stick around too long if digestion is sluggish or constipation is a common symptom you experience. The key to consuming chia seeds is pairing them with ample amounts of liquid which helps them move through the digestive system smoothly. 

Fresh Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie perfect for mornings or a healthy snack!

Other Detox Smoothie Ingredients You’ll Need: 


To make the lemony deliciousness shine through in this smoothie, I decided not to use banana, a common smoothie fruit as it can overpower in flavor and instead I used the following complimentary ingredients and fresh fruits:

  • Frozen Peach
  • Frozen Pineapple a great ingredient for anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Frozen Mango 
  • Coconut Milk (from the carton, not canned) -unsweetened almond milk can also work
  • Raw Honey (you can also use coconut nectar for vegan) 
  • Collagen Peptides (optional, substitute for vanilla plant-based protein for vegan) – collagen adds a nice dose of gut-healthy proteins for blood sugar stabilization and to balance out the natural sugars in the smoothie from the fruits! I always make sure to add a protein source to my smoothies so either collagen or plant-based protein powder is a great option! 


Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth (about 1 minute). If desired add in more liquid to make the smoothie thinner.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!


Last week I shared a delicious Banana Almond Butter & Date Smoothie and this week this Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie is the contender! I’m definitely on the detox smoothie train right now and it’s been nice adding different flavors into the mix. I’m not sure if you are on the smoothie train already but if you are you definitely need to give this simple, healthy, super detoxifying smoothie a try and give yourself just another tasty reason to enjoy a perfect, fresh start to the New Year!

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Fresh Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie - dairy free, gluten free, plant based, easy, delicious!

Fresh Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie

Yield: Makes 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This delicious and easy Lemon Ginger Detoxifying Smoothie is dairy free, gluten free, and plant-based. It's loaded with fresh lemon that naturally helps to boost the body's detoxifying abilities and it tastes like lemon meringue pie!


  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • juice of 1 whole, large lemon
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk (carton, not canned)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons collagen peptides or vanilla plant-based protein powder of choice
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend for 1 minute until completely smooth, adding more liquid if you would like a thinner consistency.
  2. Enjoy immediately.

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This healthy and detoxifying fresh lemon ginger smoothie recipe is so easy to make and is dairy free, gluten free, plant-based, and can easily be made vegan! It’s perfect for boosting digestive health, skin health, and is one of the best detox drinks you’ll ever have!


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Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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  • Hi Christal,
    I look forward to trying this incredible and so healthy, delicious and detoxifying smoothie one of these days. Maybe tomorrow. So many very nice smoothie recipes that it’s hard to choose. I tried your banana almond butter date smoothie and was really nice.
    Thank you so much
    Kind regards,


  • Is there a calorie count for this? I just started the whole smoothie thing. These recipes are fantastic!! Having Crohn’s Disease, it allows me all the things I love but can’t eat whole. Can’t wait to try them all!

    • Hi Jenny! I don’t have the exact calorie count for this one but I would recommend adding the ingredients into My Fitness Pal’s free online recipe calculator and you can get the approximate value very quickly!

  • Great smoothie. I substituted the peaches with the banana, I see what you meant about it being over powering, but still a great recipe

  • I LOVE this.. Thank you for posting your story and recipes!

    I have 5 auto immune disorders : Systemic Lupus, Fibromyalgia, POTS, Reynauds and Sjogrens. Now, possibly RA. Had symptoms all my life, but no idea they would add up to all this. Diagnosed in my mid 30’s. Early 30’s I had a full hysterectomy due to severe endometriosis. I’m sure my daughter has some, if not all of these, definitely endometriosis.
    They are testing and reducing more, but all off with these disorders know, it can take years.

    My 20 year old daughter hasn’t been well the last 3-4 months. I’m sure she has several of those same things. Food definitely effects the severity of these disorders. I don’t care to take medications, so I try whatever I can at home. Always looking for recipes like these! My goal is to help her help herself while she’s young. I didn’t get that, maybe it can be different for her.

    Y’all, food, stretching, meditation, exercise are the key, but without the right foods, the rest won’t do it. As a matter of fact, I believe many of the foods we eat cause our illnesses, so I’ve also moved to organic and grass fed meats only. The difference is incredible.

    Excellent blog!

    Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve passed your link along to a friend with Hashi’s as well.

  • Need to clarify this. 1 1/2 cups of a peach/pineapple/mango BLEND or 1 1/2 of a cup of EACH one???? Plus a whole lemon.