5 Green Detox Smoothies for St. Patrick’s Day

Gigi Kwok-Hinsley | March 16, 2017

We love St. Patrick’s Day! After all, who doesn’t need more green in their lives? There’s no better and healthier way to get you into the holiday spirit than with a green smoothie, especially one that’s filled with leafy green veggies and bright green fruits. So, skip the sugary shamrock shake this year and celebrate with these five green NutriBlast smoothies!

  1. St. Paddy’s Detox Smoothie
    Cayenne, ginger, and lemon are excellent parts of a clean eating plan because each of these ingredients provides detox support, along with a kick to your taste buds and metabolism. The sweet and clean flavors of cucumber, pineapple, and coconut water add a touch of freshness to this cleansing green smoothie – an excellent way to start your St. Patrick’s Day recovery!
  2. Essential Green Smoothie
    You can never go wrong with our classic green smoothie. Designed to help keep your energy stable with high-quality protein, healthy fats, and fiber, this tasty smoothie will add a spring to your step even after a long weekend of celebration!
  3. Clean and Green
    Kiss your day-after drinking mood goodbye with this rejuvenating smoothie! The coconut water and SuperFood Cleansing Greens help replenish and provide detox support, while the ginger adds an extra zing to your day. The kale gives your body healthy doses of vitamins A, K, and C, as well as powerful antioxidants, to help fuel your day.
  4. Baby Sweet Greens Smoothie
    There’s nothing “baby” about this smoothie. Packed with spinach, kale, and spring mix, it has more greens in one smoothie than in your salad at lunch. The basil and parsley add delicious and unique flavors to not only freshen your day but also help fight viruses and infections, thanks to their anti-microbial properties.
  5. Skinny Green Smoothie
    As an upgrade to your spa water, this smoothie has all the essential greens you need to help you detoxify from the weekend. Adding healthy and nutritious ingredients, like spinach, parsley, cucumber, mint, and apple, to your diet not only makes you feel good but also propels you to eat more healthy greens throughout your day. It doesn’t hurt that this smoothie is also refreshing and balanced with fat, fiber, and protein.

Get in the holiday spirit with these mighty green machines that give your body a generous dose of nutrients and a powerful boost of energy! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

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Gigi Kwok-Hinsley

Gigi Kwok-Hinsley, DrPH, M.S., R.D., is a Registered Dietitian with a Doctorate in Public Health in the Greater Los Angeles area specializing in nutrition and public health research with experience in adult weight management, school nutrition and health and wellness. Dr. Kwok-Hinsley completed her doctorate in public health at Loma Linda University School of Public Health with an emphasis in preventive care and health care management. She conducted research in bitter taste sensitivity as it relates to a patient’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Outside of work and school, she is actively involved in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

An avid runner and ball hockey player, Gigi also holds a deep understanding of the relationship between evidence-based nutrition and sports performance. With 7 marathons under her belt, Gigi qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2015.

In the past, Gigi held positions in clinical nutrition research at the Veteran Affairs Hospital – West Los Angeles and Kaiser Permanente in health education. She is also an adjunct professor at Mount San Antonio Community College in Los Angeles.

Beside working and running, Gigi enjoys cooking and baking for friends and family.

Gigi holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, San Diego and received her dietetics training from the Coordinated Dietetics Program at California State University, Los Angeles.

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