Yummy Detoxifying & Skin- Smoothing Green Smoothie Recipe

"green cactus smoothie in a cup"

You may think that cactus is a strange ingredient for a green smoothie, but one of our esteemed clients, Maricka, who comes in for Velashape treatments at our Miami Beach med spa shared this incredibly delicious and super healthy green detox smoothie recipe with us. We’d like to share it with you. It’s loaded with nutrients, anything that packs this much of a health punch, is of an interest to us. We hope you’ll find it to be as delicious as we do.

Cactus contains a lot of vitamin C, E and K, which provides nourishment for the skin and bones. The combination of the mildly tart cactus fruit, sweet oranges and refreshing basil is rumored to have cellulite zapping powers as well. What an added bonus!!!

Some more health benefits that this power-packed green cactus smoothie includes:

  • supporting healthy cholesterol levels
  • stabilizing the blood’s glucose

Ingredients needed:

  • 3.55 ounces or 2/3 cup of baby cactus paddle
  • 5 ounces fresh orange juice (not the store bought filled with preservatives)
  • A few leaves of fresh basil (you can add more if you like)
  • 1.5 ounces of honey
  • 2 ounces soy milk
  • 1.5 natural yogurt

Place all of the ingredients into a blender, add 3 to 4 ice cubes and mix well until smoothie achieves a uniform texture. Serve chilled. We sincerely hope you enjoy this recipe.

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  1. Sydney! says:

    WOW! Thanks for sharing…Tomorrow we have our first Farmers Market on our beautiful Williams Island Marina. I can’t wait to load up on all the organic goodies I need, plus what we already grow on our Veranda.

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