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Detox - Keep It Clean And Green

Series: 7 Day Smoothie Challenge | Episode: 1 | Runtime: 2m 45s | Release date: 2015

This segment features: James Colquhoun.

Featured in our 7-day smoothie challenge, this blast recipe is designed to aid your bodies natural detoxification pathways and will make you feel alive and refreshed. The banana in the recipe not only acts as a sweet flavor base, but is also rich in pectin, a digestive enzyme that assists in the digestion process and alleviates the body of heavy metals through a process called chelation. Adding the kale and beetroot into the blast amplifies the fiber content, which binds to free radicals and helps eliminate waste from the body.

Finally, topping up the smoothie with coconut water will not only help blend the ingredients together but adds a hit of electrolytes and boosts your circulation. Increased circulation of more oxygen to the body supports the cells and organs through two processes; firstly, better oxygen circulation to the liver cleans the blood and leads to a healthier and stronger life, and secondly, since the liver will function better and more efficiently, it can clean your blood and excrete out any toxins.


(use organic ingredients where possible)

  • 1 handful kale
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3 chunks cucumber
  • 1/4 beetroot, diced
  • 2 tsp green superfood powder of choice
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water


  • Blender


  1. Add all ingredients to your tall cup or blender and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

James Colquhoun


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James Larney | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Can you use cooked beets?
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hi James, we would suggest using raw beetroot to reap the full benefits :) Enjoy! ~ Iris
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Metehan Kalfa | 2 months ago
OMG the difference of sound levels from the introduction music and the actual video is crazy. At first I feel like my ears are going to explode then I can't hear him. Please take this in to consideration next time! :)
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 2 months ago
Hi Metehan, sorry about this. I've passed your feedback to the team and we'll make sure to consider what you've mentioned. As a note, you may also adjust the volume using the slider just below the video. Yours in wellness, Jasmin.
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Kamisha Sidibe | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Is there a good substitute for the beets?
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Lysha, you may use red cabbage, tomato or radish :) Enjoy! ~ Iris
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vivienne | 6 months, 2 weeks ago
so the challenge is just 1 smoothie per day and a normal lunch and dinner?
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Ivory David | FMTV | 6 months, 2 weeks ago
The idea is to add a glass of healthy smoothie to your healthy diet ~ Ivory :)
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Karin Johnson | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
hi can i add Greek yogurt?
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Ivory David | FMTV | 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Please feel free to experiment Karin, just a friendly reminder to opt for organic yogurt whenever possible ~ Ivory :)

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