Green Zesty Gut Health Smoothie

by Bev Hope

Zesty Tangy Delicious Detox Smoothie–

This Green Zesty Detox Gut Health Smoothie is one of my favorites to soothe the gut and demonstrate how delicious healthy foods can be. It’s packed with fiber, nutrients, powerful antioxidants and wholesome ingredients that you feel go to work inside your body from the moment your drink it. It’s a gut love fest from the first tangy sip.

This creamy green goodness drink is an anti-inflammatory powerhouse packed with the perfect combination of nutrient dense dark leafy green vegetables and fruits brimming with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s a perfect blend of green smooth texture combined with zesty citrusy sour notes that’s uplifting and energy boosting. It’s packed with more nutrients than your average meal, so it helps you stay healthy on the inside and out. You can enjoy it for breakfast, light lunch or a snack between meals.

Impact of Gut Health on Immune System

Getting more nutrient dense foods is not only a positive, it’s a must for anyone living with a chronic auto-immune condition. Eating more anti-inflammatory foods high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables helps support a healthy immune system.  Medical researchers are continually finding new evidence of the impact of gut health on the immune system.

I’ve learned more about more about improving gut health since being diagnosed with Graves’ Disease. I know that loving my gut and feeding it anti-inflammatory foods is key for maintaining optimal health. When I feed by gut, soothing, wholesome, nutrient dense ingredients, it loves me back and I feel good on the inside and out.

If you or your loved ones are dealing with an inflammation-based health condition, do your gut a favor and try this anti-inflammatory, gut health green smoothie. It’s full of creamy green goodness and pure deliciousness from the most potent powerhouse plant foods that can help transform your health on the inside and out.

Live well. Start a gut loving smoothie lovefest.  The more you love your gut, the more your gut will love you and the healthier you will be.

Why this Green Smoothie is a Must for Your Gut!

Green Tea

Green Tea is high in flavonoids (antioxidants) and is the best source of catechins. Catechins are a group of antioxidants that stop cell damage and fight disease and are even more powerful than vitamins C and E.


The spice turmeric commonly used in curry comes from the turmeric root and is related to the ginger family. Whole turmeric root is loaded with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. This golden superfood spice been researched extensively due to its powerful anti-inflammatory health benefits. Turmeric is one of nature’s most potent anti-inflammatory botanicals.

Spinach and Arugula

Spinach and arugula are jam packed with vitamins, especially K and A as well as folic acid, magnesium, iron and calcium. They are powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, detoxifying super foods. With significant gut health benefits of spinach and arugula, they are foundational to any green detox smoothie recipe.


Cilantro is loaded with beneficial phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and active phenolic compounds. It helps your body get rid of heavy metals by binding to them. Eating a diet rich in cilantro can also have great anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits.


Celery is a great source of inflammation fighting compounds and antioxidants. It’s a rich source of vitamin C, beta carotene, and flavonoids. There are at least 12 kinds of antioxidants in a single stalk. It’s a wonderful source of phytonutrients, which have been shown to reduce instances of inflammation in the digestive tract. Read more about celery and gut health here.


Kiwis are full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate and potassium. They have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber. Their fuzzy brown peel and small black seeds are edible. Kiwis pack a lot of flavor and health benefits in a small fruit.


Bananas have a natural antacid effect and can help normalize digestive function. They are also full of healthy carbohydrates and potassium that fills you up and gives you energy. Read more about bananas and gut health here.

Apples and Pears

Apples and pears can improve digestion and assist the immune system thanks to being extremely rich in dietary fiber and important antioxidants. In addition, apples and pears are rich in quercetin, an anti-inflammatory flavonoid that can actually help heal the lining of the intestine. Read more about apples and pears and gut health.

Lemons and Limes

Lemons and limes contain high amounts of vitamin C, soluble fiber and plant compounds. The soluble fiber in lemons and limes can help improve digestive health. But you need to heat the pulp, not just the juice. The zesty taste and sour notes of the lemons and lime add a tangy balance that makes the green detox smoothie delicious as well as nutritious.

Power Packed Gut Health Smoothie

It’s the perfect anti-inflammatory gut health smoothie for living well with zest! Combining nutrient dark leafy greens, fruits, plus anti-inflammatory green tea and turmeric, this smoothie is the perfect drink to soothe, uplift, detox, and energize you and help keep you healthy inside and out. It’s not only zesty, it’s healthy! Makes plenty to share with your family or save the extra for a healthy snack to enjoy later.

I always love sharing, enjoying easy, healthy recipes.  Even more rewarding is sharing delicious food that helps people live well with zest! I hope you try it and share it with your family and friends. Let me know what you think?

Grace Notes

It’s so true that we are what we eat. Now we know that if we love food that loves our guts, our guts love us back and we can live healthier lives.  The more we love our guts, the more our guts love us.

I’m inspired by Popeye, one of the most recognizable pop-culture icons in the world. I fell in love with eating spinach when I was a kid after watching Popeye’s girlfriend Olive Oyl, bring him cans of spinach and watch sparks of hearts fly between them. That must have been true love. Drinking my Green Gut Health Smoothie reminds me of Popeye downing the can of spinach brought to him by loving Olive Oyl. Fueled with his spinach, Popeye cold overcome anything, achieve his dreams, and get his girl. I feel like I’m giving my body extra strength and extra love to stay strong and live well with zest.

You are what you eat. Love yourself. Love your gut.

Enjoy and live Well with Zest!

Bev xo


Written by Bev Hope


Green Zesty Gut Health Smoothie

  • Author: Bev Hope
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Vitamix/Blender
  • Cuisine: Smoothie


  • 1 ½ cup brewed detox tea- green tea or milk thistle tea
  • 1 tablespoon of grated organic turmeric root
  • 12 ounces organic spinach, chopped
  • ½ bunch organic arugula
  • 4 stalks organic celery, diced
  • 2/3 cup organic cilantro, with stems
  • 1 organic apple, seeded, cored, quartered
  • 1 organic pear, seeded, quartered
  • 1 organic kiwi, halved, peeled is optional
  • 1 organic banana, peeled, halved
  • 1 organic lemon, peeled, seeded
  • 1 organic lime, peeled seeded


  1. Place brewed detox tea, turmeric root, spinach, arugula, celery, and cilantro into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 8. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Stop machine and remove lid.
  3. Add apple, pear, kiwi, banana, lemon and lime to the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  4. Select variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase to the highest speed. Blend for 30 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Optional -Garnish with celery or lime.



For extra zest, garnish with lemon, lime or celery. For extra punch and tartness, double the amount of lemon and lime.


For a powerful detox cleanse, go all organic to experience the full benefits. It may be a little more expensive, but it’s worth it for the health benefits. Drink plenty of fresh spring water throughout the day to help your cleanse your body flush out toxins.

Substitute milk thistle tea for green tea. Milk thistle is has been extensively researched and studies support it is one of nature’s best medicines to support liver health.

Substitute maximum potency water-soluble turmeric supplement for grated supplement to save time and add potency. Dissolve it in the tea before adding to the Vitamix container.

Keywords: Smoothie, Green, Detox, Cleanse, Gut Health, Anti-Inflammatory, Nutrient Dense Food, Healthy Immune System, Liver Health

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