Beach-babe detox smoothie

08 November 2015 - 02:00 By Matthew Ballenden
Beach-babe detox smoothie
Beach-babe detox smoothie
Image: Curtis Gallon

There is no magic diet pill for a bikini body, but fruits and vegetables filled with fibre, water, enzymes and vital nutrients - like the ones incorporated into this dairy-free smoothie - help heal digestion, reduce bloating and hydrate the skin

Serves: 1-2


375ml (1 cups) kale, de-stemmed

Organic cucumber, chopped

2 sticks celery, chopped

1 small lemon, peel removed

1 ripe banana, frozen and sliced

1 small pineapple, peeled, frozen and diced

5ml (1 tsp) spirulina powder (or less)

250ml (1 cup) coconut milk

250ml (1 cup) cold, filtered water

5cm root ginger, peeled

Handful of ice cubes


Blend all ingredients on high speed until smooth and creamy.


Matthew Ballenden is the owner of Fresh Earth health shop and restaurant in Joburg.