If you’ve stuffed yourself into a post-Thanksgiving haze and feel in need of a good detox, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans eat their way into a food coma on Thanksgiving. Those of us on plant-based diets are no more immune to the effects of Holiday food than anyone else, and it can be easy thinking that just because your seven-layer carrot cake is vegan, it’s also a good choice for your body. From there, it isn’t long before the Holidays are in full swing and our eating habits have transformed into gluttonous Mr. Hyde versions of their regular selves.
Eating too much food can be stressful on your body. While cleansing after the Holidays is popular, it’s also not the best choice for your health, especially if you plan on enjoying yourself at the Thanksgiving table.
Using sweet, plant-based smoothies to get your body back on the healthy plan is an excellent way of finding the happy medium. Smoothies are sweet and filling while still givign your body all the happy nutrients it needs. We’ve put together a list of our favorite smoothies and smoothie bowls perfect for your post-Thanksgiving detox, courtesy of the Food Monster App.
1. High-Protein Apple Pie Smoothie
Source: High-Protein Apple Pie Smoothie
2. Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl
Source: Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl
The secret to Ambra Torelli‘s Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl is in the spices and the delicious and nutritious add-ons, like maca and mesquite powder that give a hint of sweetness and make it taste super decadent without adding any refined sugar to it!
3. Blue Banana Smoothie
Source: Blue Banana Smoothie
Jesse Lane Lee‘s Blue Banana Smoothie will take your taste buds to the tropics! It has a yummy sweetness from bananas, filling fat from coconut and hidden fiber from steamed cauliflower. Best of all it is blue thanks to blue matcha!
4. Goji Berry And Ginger Smoothie
Source: Goji Berry And Ginger Smoothie
With the antioxidants of goji berries and digestion benefits of ginger, this 5 ingredient Goji Berry And Ginger Smoothie by Nikki and Zuzana is packed with nutrients, perfect for a detox. It comes together in just a few minutes and it’s the perfect way to start your day or give you a little “pick me up” when you hit that wall in the afternoon!
5. Sweet Potato and Passion Fruit Smoothie
Yes, having sweet potato in your smoothie is not only possible, but delicious and perfect for detoxing! Don’t knock Julia Verkuil & Ellen Landman‘s Sweet Potato and Passion Fruit Smoothie ’till you try it; blended raw with passion fruit creates the ultimate balance of flavors. Try something a little different for breakfast today!
Source: Black Charcoal Smoothie Bowl
You’ve probably heard a lot about activated charcoal by now, but have you tried it yet? If you’re curious about charcoal, making this Black Charcoal Smoothie Bowl by Kelly Fielding while detoxing after Thanksgiving is definitely the way to start!
If you’re a true cheesecake lover, this Raw Vanilla, Berry, and Lemon ‘Cheesecake’ Smoothie Bowl by Tiana Haines is made especially for you! It is perfect to eat for breakfast and has a lot nutrition and all the sweet tastes you’re craving in the morning.
Source: Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie Bowl
You may not believe it just by looking at the picture, but when you dive into Laura Peill‘s Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie Bowl, you’ll get the delicious flavors of a pumpkin pie! Even though it doesn’t taste like it, this smoothie bowl is packed with nutritious ingredients helpful for a detox, such as spinach and spirulina.
9. Peanut Butter, Banana and Cauliflower Smoothie
Any good detox meal will contain some veggies and in Lindsey Auerbach‘s Peanut Butter, Banana and Cauliflower Smoothie, the cauliflower imparts a super creamy texture. In fact, since cauliflower has a fairly neutral flavor, it can be tossed it into pretty much any smoothie recipe!
Frozen bananas make this Silken Tofu Chocolate Smoothie Bowl extra creamy and sweet! Plus, silken tofu gives this bowl an extra boost of protein. Crushed flax seeds give you fiber, and will definitely help you keep filled for a while!
Source: Blue Spirulina Smoothie Bowl
This perfect baby blue color is actually natural, and comes from blue spirulina! Not only does it make the smoothie bowl unique and cute, it’s also good for you. This Blue Spirulina Smoothie Bowl is made of frozen and fresh bananas, agave, and topped with vegan yogurt, blackberries, and coconut flakes!
12. High-Protein Vanilla and Cashew Smoothie
This High-Protein Vanilla and Cashew Smoothie by Marie Reginato is made with bananas, nut butter, almond milk, and a scoop of protein. A delicious and easy breakfast/snack for a pre or post-workout session made to nourish your body.
13. Cauliflower Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Have you ever tried adding cauliflower to your smoothie? If not, try Tiana Haines‘s Cauliflower Blueberry Smoothie Bowl! Cauliflower gives the smoothie bowl a super creamy texture, and it’s also full of vitamins and minerals.
Source: Cacao Maca Energizing Smoothie
Skip the coffee, this Cacao Maca Energizing Smoothie by Pauline Hanuise gives you all the energy you need to get through the day! With avocado, cacao, maca powder, chia seeds, and coconut, you will definitely boost your mood and body, including getting a lot of yummy flavors!
Source: Blueberry Açaí Super Smoothie
Still can’t get enough smoothies? Check out one of these unique beverages! If you’d like to have the recipe close by while you’re blending yourself a yummy smoothie, you can – just download the Food Monster App. All of these recipes are there, including other breakfast recipes, like these Amazing Vegan Breakfast Recipes That You’ll Want to Wake Up Early For!
Lead Image: High-Protein Vanilla and Cashew Smoothie