Mojito Detox Smoothie (Sugar Free)

Mojito Detox Smoothie (Sugar Free)

Mojito Detox Smoothie

I'm detoxing, like crazy. Turns out for months (potentially even years) I have had Candida. It had to get really bad before it became painfully obvious what was going on. Its more than clear now why my blood sugar went buck wild, why digestive distress has been a constant battle, why my adrenals became so exhausted. Finding the underlying cause of illness is so important.

A few friends suggested green juice and smoothies to me, as a way to encourage detoxification. I have never been a fan of either.. until now.

Turns out with the use of a little stevia and flavoring agents such as Lime and Mint that green can be REALLY good. I have enjoyed this smoothie for breakfast the past 3 mornings. I can't get enough. Its filling thanks to the avocado, and it energizes me. Normally I depend on b vitamins to maintain my energy levels enough to get through the day, I have't needed them.

Most smoothies are filled to the brim with all kinds of fruit. Fruit of course is healthy.. but for the candida ridden, adrenal fatigued, metabolic syndrome me.. fruit can ruin my day. Finding a solution to making an indulgent smoothie without the sugar was exciting. Detoxing can be delicious.

Though even if you don't need to detox, and you can have fruit.. I think you'll enjoy this just the same.

Mojito Detox Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 5 Ice Cubes
  • 1 Avocado (pitted and skin removed)
  • 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 1 handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 handful of soaked nuts (any variety)
  • Lime Juice to taste (1-3 TBS)
  • Stevia to taste
  • pinch of sea salt.
  • Add- Water or Milk to gain desired thickness.

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender.
  2. Taste test as you go.
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Note: For those sensitive to nuts, they can be left out. They do not have to be soaked in order to blend. I just soak mine to increase their digestibility. If you leave out the nuts, try using coconut milk or another type of milk instead of water.

 

Brittany Angell

30 comments | Leave your own

  1. Heather

    Thank you for this! I have candida issues also, so sometimes I’ll have a berry smoothie, but that’s not the greatest.

  2. Ellen (Gluten Free Diva)

    Such a purty color!!! I am SO into green smoothies and can’t wait to add this one to my list. I’m in the process of developing a cleanse for my health coaching clients that will focus on smoothies and juicing and whole foods, so your concoction is right up my alley. Thank you Brittany!!! I’m so glad you were finally able to pin down the Candida. My understanding is that almost everyone has it, even though we don’t know it. Keep up the good work and I hope you continue to improve your health!

  3. Margaret

    I’m gonna buy some frozen coconut meat and try this with no avocado (I’m severely allergic to em all of a sudden). Looks delicious!

  4. Amanda

    Thank you so much for this post. I have hashimoto’s, allergies, adrenal fatigue, and candida. I really appreciate all of the information and recipes you provide. I was wondering what else you are doing to treat the candida. Do you think candida could cause Hashimoto’s?

  5. Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free

    Thanks so much for this recipe!!! I was recently diagnosed with gastroparesis (slow emptying of the stomach) and I was put on medicine that helps but I’m SO TIRED during the day that I can hardly function. I also have hypoglycemia and hypothyroidism… Now I’m thinking I also might have adrenal fatigue and maybe candida, but I’m still researching it and trying to figure out how to treat it. Thanks again for this recipe and I’m looking forward to your post on yeast.

    Cassidy

    1. Margaret

      Cassidy – you may want to try a grain free diet for a few months if you can. I was diagnosed with severe gastroparesis a couple years ago when I also had my gallbladder removed. It has since gotten much better (It ended up causing heartburn and gastritis – both of which I never deal with anymore). Before I went grain free I had to be cautious about raw fruit and veggies, and take antacids/heartburn medication regularly and now they don’t bother me at all. I’ve also been struggling with Candida, so I’m trying a no sugar diet for the next month w/ lots of extra garlic & coconut oil to see if that complements the dose of diflucan (that made me feel like death for 3 days). I hope you feel better!!

  6. Kate @ eatrecyclerepeat

    This looks delicious! I’ve been wondering if I have candida issues, as I have Hashimoto’s & PCOS. It is so hard to pin down specifics sometimes. I’ve recently picked up a book called “Sweet Potato Power” that has proven to be helpful, and I’m lucky to have a chiropractic neurologist in my family who specializes in this sort of stuff. But he doesn’t create recipes! So thanks again for all your good work.

  7. Faye @ RawLawyer

    I’ve been struggling with adrenal issues, candida and digestive issues as well. Thanks so much for sharing. I didn’t realize the link between candida and adrenal issues before…Are you aware of any good sources for more information on the link? I’d like to dig into with my holistic doctor.

  8. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    I’m on the Body Ecology Diet right now to kill Candida too…I’ve been on it for a little over 2 months. I’ve “forgotten” about smoothies, assuming that there are no “non-fruit” smoothies that wouldn’t be a nightmare to choke down. But THIS one sounds delicious!! and so healthy too! i’ll definitely have to try it! i hope your detox continues to go well!

  9. SunnyB@andloveittoo

    Having this for breakfast, right now! So refreshing. Thank you, Brittany. xo

  10. Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free

    Thanks for the nice comments! Margaret – I’m mostly grain free but haven’t committed to it… yet. I might have to try it.

    I LOVED this smoothie recipe. I’ve been trying tons of green smoothies lately and this one is BY FAR the best!!! Thanks so much for the recipe, I put a link to it on my “Recipes That Shine” page on my site – and I’m sure I’ll be linking many more :)

  11. Val @ Tips on Healthy Living

    The Anti-Candida Diet can be tough to stick to but working through the levels and taking it one day at a time helps. Weirdly the hardest thing can be giving up fermented foods and foods with vinegar. Good luck with it and keep drinking this awesome looking smoothie!

    1. Rebecca

      The vinegar/fermented foods have been the hardest for me as well! I can’t wait to try this smoothie! My go to breakfast has been chia seeds, shredded coconut, raw cacao nibs, stevia, and water. It will be nice to change it up a bit. :-)

  12. Jedha

    I’ve had candida in the past and it is such a pain to get rid of. Thing is it often has a way of flaring up again later down the track. I guess the good thing is it makes us really *clean up* our act. Thanks for the smoothies recipe. Looks delicious :) Good luck with your detox and reclaiming your health.

  13. Amy

    Hi Brittany,

    This recipe looks great and I want to try it. I’m wondering what the lime juice is for since I react to citrus. Usually my substitute is pure ascorbic acid or vitamin C crystals (forget which one and I’m not in the kitchen!). Any advice?

    Thank you :-)

  14. Veralyn

    Thanks Brittany!!! I just recently discovered my yeast beast, so I am excited to try out your detox drink, as well as your other anti-candida green drink!!! I was gluten free, dairy free, corn free, low-glycemic sugars already, but with the discovery of the beast, I once again found that there are very few safe foods to eat, espcecially after just buying a box of apples, oranges, bananas, rice and potatoes……sigh. I have tried some of your recipes before, but I am excited that I can still use many of your recipes to help me figure out what to eat. Good luck with your battle!!

  15. Veralyn

    I couldn’t find any mint anywhere, so instead of a mint lime mojito, I had a basil lemon smoothie. Not too bad, but I would still like to try the mint sometime.`

  16. Jen

    Thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful information, as well as amazing recipes. I want to try a green smoothie, I’m not a creative cook, but I have a severe allergy to avocado. Do you have a suggestion for a replacement?

  17. Caprice

    So thankful to find you and your recipes, Brittany! In the past five years I’ve been diagnosed with severe digestive problems/constipation, yeast infections, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and hypothyroidism, on top of severe allergies, yeast infections that wouldn’t go away, and multiple rashes. I believe I’ve had systemic Candida all of my life. About 5 years of age my parents noticed I had a hearing loss. It has progressed to more than 75% loss. Dr’s are baffled as to the cause but believe it’s autoimmune. (Of course it is – look at the long list of autoimmune diseases I’ve become plagued with!) :/ After so many trips to different Dr.s the last few years, 5 different medications to take daily, and outrageous amounts of bills from these Dr’s and treatments, I decided there had to be some connection and started investigating what the culprit might be. I’ve been on the anti-candida diet since Jan 27 of this year. Finally got over the “wanting to die” part of die-off, but I’m still experiencing a lot of joint stiffness and pain. I quit taking all of my medications except for thyroid meds last year. The RA meds were causing skin cancer any time I was exposed to sunlight – and I’m an active outdoorsy person! I’m now controlling the RA with diet. I’m excited to find there are so many others with these problems (misery loves company) ;). But truly, it’s good to know that I’m not alone in this. Looking forward to trying your juices, Brittany. I bought a juicer last month! I hope after all of this time you’re able to eat a few fruits? Thanks so much for sharing your testimony through this site!

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