Activated Charcoal Smoothie

Yield: 1 servings
Calories: 498
Theme: Smoothie
Activated Charcoal Smoothie

This inky drink is packed with good-for-you ingredients, including the signature element: a dose of activated charcoal, the detoxifying agent that the Internet has been going wild for. This smoothie is also brimming with other dark (antioxidant-rich) fruits and vegetables such as kale and blueberries.


This recipe from By Chloe originally appeared on Well+Good.


  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 cups chilled almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • ¼ tsp activated charcoal powder


1. Combine chia seeds with a quarter cup water, cover, and refrigerate for four hours or up to overnight.


2. Add soaked chia seeds, along with all remaining ingredients, to a blender and puree until smooth.