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 to think 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 for 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 a health plan is an excellent way of finding a happy medium. Smoothies are sweet and filling while still giving 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 

High-Protein Apple Pie Smoothie 

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Kat Condon‘s High-Protein Apple Pie Smoothie is a creamy treat that makes the perfect breakfast or post-workout meal! With just a few ingredients needed, this smoothie is easy as apple pie!

2. Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl 

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

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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 gives a hint of sweetness and make it taste super decadent without adding any refined sugar to it!

3. Blue Banana Smoothie

Blue Banana Smoothie

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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 the blue matcha!

Gratitude: Plant-Based Thanksgiving Cookbook

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No other holiday captures the spirit of home cooking the way Thanksgiving does. This is why you need the ultimate Thanksgiving cookbook, One Green Planet’s Gratitude: Plant-Based Recipes to Create your own Thanksgiving Tradition! In the cookbook, you’ll find our 100 most popular plant-based thanksgiving recipes like Soft Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts, Spiced Apple Cake with Cashew Frosting, Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding with Nut Crumble Topping, Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies, and hearty entrees like Roast Root Vegetable Stack With Dukkah, Vegducken: Butternut Squash Stuffed With Eggplant, Zucchini, and a Mushroom Lentil Stuffing, and Seitan Roast With Sausage and Pear Stuffing and Apple Cider Gravy and so much more!

4. Goji Berry And Ginger Smoothie 

Goji Berry And Ginger Smoothie

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With the antioxidants of goji berries and the 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 

Sweet Potato and Passion Fruit Smoothie [Vegan, Raw]

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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!

6. Black Charcoal Smoothie Bowl Black Charcoal Smoothie Bowl 

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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 the way to start!

7. Raw Vanilla, Berry, and Lemon ‘Cheesecake’ Smoothie Bowl Raw Vanilla, Berry, and Lemon ‘Cheesecake’ Smoothie Bowl

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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 of nutrition and all the sweet tastes you’re craving in the morning.

8. Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie Bowl Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie Bowl [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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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 

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Cauliflower Smoothie 

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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. Since cauliflower has a fairly neutral flavor, it can be tossed into pretty much any smoothie recipe!

10. Silken Tofu Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Vegan gluten-free Silken Tofu Chocolate Smoothie Bowl topped with fruit and a flower

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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 help you keep filled for a while!

11. Blue Spirulina Smoothie Bowl Blue Spirulina Smoothie Bowl 

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This perfect baby blue color is natural, and comes from blue spirulina! Not only does it make the smoothie bowl unique and cute, but 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 

Vegan Vanilla and Cashew Protein Smoothie fresh blueberries

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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 

Cauliflower Blueberry Smoothie Bowl 

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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.

14. Cacao Maca Energizing Smoothie Cacao Maca Energising Smoothie [Vegan]

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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 boost your mood and body, including getting a lot of yummy flavors!

15. Blueberry Açaí Super Smoothie Blueberry Açaí Super Smoothie 

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This Blueberry Açaí Super Smoothie by Jennifer Strohmeyer is packed with flavor and good nutrients. This smoothie is so delicious, easy to make, and has a sweet yet tart flavor!

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