Ginger Smoothie (Detox & Weight Loss)

You have got to start incorporating ginger smoothies into your diet. Ginger has an enormous amount of health benefits.

This smoothie recipe combines ginger with lemon and honey, which not only helps to detox you but also helps you burn fat!

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Ginger Smoothie

Ginger Smoothie (Detox & Weight Loss)

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A nutritious and health benefits-packed ginger and lemon smoothie, perfect to reduce inflammation, detox you, fight colds and flu, and aid weight loss!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


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  • 1 teaspoon of freshly minced ginger (root)
  • 1 lemon (juiced and zested)
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango (or pineapple)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tsp manuka honey (or regular honey)


  1. To a blender, add the mango and ginger first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.
  3. Pour into a cup and enjoy!


*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 195
  • Sugar: 23.3g
  • Fat: 5.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.5g
  • Fiber: 10.09
  • Protein: 5.1g

Ginger Smoothie Benefits

Ginger Smoothie

Adding ginger to your smoothie is linked to numerous health benefits.

But this smoothie isn’t just made with ginger. It contains many other ingredients that contribute to health benefits.

From reducing inflammation, aiding digestion, and helping you lose weight, this ginger smoothie has so much to offer:

  • Supports Weight Loss:
    • Low in Calories: Ingredients like the coconut water and frozen mango are low in calories, which can help maintain a calorie deficit necessary for weight loss. (Source)
    • High Fiber Content: Both chia seeds and the fruits used provide dietary fiber, which can increase the feeling of fullness and reduce appetite, potentially leading to lower overall calorie intake. (Source)
  • Detoxification Benefits:
    • Antioxidants: Lemon, mango, and ginger are rich in antioxidants, which can help detoxify the body by neutralizing harmful free radicals. (Source)
    • Hydration: Coconut water is a natural hydration booster, helping in the detox process by flushing out toxins through increased urine production. (Source)
  • Digestive Health:
    • Ginger: Known for its properties to ease digestion and reduce nausea. (Source)
    • Fiber: Improves bowel movement regularity, contributing to a healthier digestive system. (Source)
  • Immune System Support:
    • Vitamin C: Both lemon and mango are high in Vitamin C, which is crucial for the immune system’s proper function.
    • Antibacterial Properties: Manuka honey is known for its antibacterial effects, which can help in fighting infections.
  • Energy Boosting:
    • Natural Sugars and Minerals: The natural sugars in fruits and coconut water, along with minerals like potassium in coconut water, provide a quick energy boost.
  • Skin Health:
    • Hydration and Vitamin C: The hydration from coconut water, combined with the vitamin C from lemon and mango, can contribute to clearer, more hydrated skin.
  • Heart Health:
    • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Chia seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, known to help reduce the risk of heart disease. (Source)
  • Anti-inflammatory Effects:
    • Ginger and Omega-3: Both have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the body, potentially lowering the risk of certain chronic diseases.

If you make this smoothie and enjoy it, I recommend that you also try my detox ginger mango smoothie recipe and my detox orange kiwi smoothie recipe.

Ginger Smoothie

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notesginger smoothie ingredients

There are some alternative ingredients you can use to make this smoothie:

  • The Fruit: Use frozen pineapple instead of mango.
  • The Lemon: Lime can be used instead of lemon.
  • The Seeds: Instead of chia seeds, you can use other seeds of choice, such as flaxseeds.
  • The Smoothie Base: You can use regular water instead of coconut water. Or use dairy-free unsweetened milk of choice.
  • Vegan-Friendly: If you are vegan, use maple syrup or agave instead of honey.


  1. Protein Boost: Add 1/2 cup of yogurt for 10g of extra protein.
  2. Extra Antioxidants: Add 1/2 teaspoon of matcha powder for a gentle energy boost and extra antioxidants. 
  3. Greens: Add a handful of spinach for extra nutrients without impacting the flavor.


Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The smoothie is easy to blend which means you don’t have to have a powerful expensive blender to make this smoothie.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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