Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie in a jar with pomegranate seeds.

Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 big smoothie 1x


This Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie is festive, nutritious, and perfect for snacking on between those decadent holiday meals.



  • 1 banana (or half is plenty if you’re watching sugar)
  • 12 cups kale, stems removed
  • 1 cup apple cider (no sugar added – just the real stuff)
  • 1 cup water or ice
  • optional extras: flaxmeal, nuts (I used pecans), nut butter
  • dash of cinnamon
  • pomegranate seeds for topping


  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Use water for a juice-like texture and ice for a smoothie-like texture. Add in any extras you want for extra protein, fiber, or healthy fats.
  2. Stir in a dash of cinnamon, top with pomegranate seeds, and enjoy!


The smoothie naturally separates a bit after it rests, so you may find that there is a layer of foam and kale-textured-stuff on the top. You can either stir to reincorporate it, eat it, or skim off the top to remove. I would also suggest eating the pom seeds before sipping up the drink since because they will get stuck in the straw which can drive some people *points to self* completely crazy.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American