The Most Healthy Smoothie

Most Healthy Smoothie Recipe
Most Healthy Smoothie Recipe
photo by Kate Taylor

Based on our nutrition matrix this is our famous Most Healthy Smoothie recipe, and contains every basic vitamin and nutrient within any normal multi-vitamin as well as fiber and most newly researched beneficial phytochemicals such as antioxidants, carotenoids, flavonoids and Resveratrol.

Ingredients: 
2 cups of almond milk (or substitute another type of milk)
1 full scoop of vanilla protein powder (1/8 cup)
1 kiwi with skin
1/2 cup grapes
1 cup blueberries (preferably frozen)
4 strawberries (preferably frozen)
1 cup raw spinach
1 apple
4 cubes of ice (if you have enough frozen fruit you don't need ice)
Instructions: 
  1. Add all ingredients to the blender in order of the listed ingredients.
  2. Blend until perfect consistency is achieved.
Tips: 
To significantly reduce preparation and blending time try using one of our recommended high end best blenders for smoothies.
Rating: 

Average: 4.4 (130 votes)

Preparation Overview
Prep Time: 3 mins.
Blend Time: 2 mins.
Total Time: 5 mins.
Yield: This recipe makes 2 servings, equal to 24 oz.
Nutrition Summary
Serving Size: 12 oz
Calories: 329
Protein: 20.1 grams
Fat: 6.1 grams
Carbs: 52.3 grams
*data is for 1 serving
Detailed Nutrition Data
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1 serving (523.5 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories
329
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.1g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.1g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
24mg
8%
Sodium
198mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
52.3g
17%
Dietary Fiber
7.6g
30%
Sugars
36.3g
Protein
20.1g
Vitamin A 31% • Vitamin C 109%
Calcium 15% • Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Comments

I make one of these every morning with extra protein powder - except mine turn out more purplish looking, probably because I use lots of blueberries and strawberries.

I think Im going to test this it sounds really good!!!

Me too.

Mine turned out purple, but it is really delicious. I wish the calories were lower, but wow, what a powerful breakfast!

So whats the benefit of keeping the skin on the kiwi and why use frozen instead of fresh? general interest...looks amazing though! :)

Thanks for the question Joni. The skin adds extra fiber and in the case of some fruits extra phytonutrients. Per our Fresh vs Frozen fruit article (found in our most popular tips section) frozen fruit is substantially cheaper and can sometimes have a higher nutrient value.

I made this using a vitamix using the ingredients listed. The yield was closer to 40 ounces instead of 24. Any reason?

Hi Barry, There can be variability in the sizes of the various whole and frozen fruits that are in the recipe that are not explicitly measured such as the kiwi, strawberries, and apple. These could have increased the yield to that amount. I would recommend gradually decreasing some of the items if you want a lower yield.

Trying to stay away from dairy, I would prefer to use almond milk and a plant based vanilla flavored protein powder. Any you would recommend that would yield the same benefits if not better?

Hi Suzan, yes you can substitute any type of milk and they should all taste great, we even use water sometimes and that should taste fine too.

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