Smoothie Recipes


** All of our amazing smoothie recipes have been co-created by both a smoothie expert and a registered dietitian and nutritionist. They are professionally photographed and include full nutrition information. We hope you'll love them as much as we do!

Hangover Cure Smoothie

Hangover Cure Smoothie Recipe

Asparagus contains a specific mix of amino acids that have been shown to alleviate symptoms of a hangover by helping the liver process alcohol. Kale is high in potassium, which helps the body’s electrolytes get back into balance. Carrots provide beta carotene and antioxidants to help liver cells function optimally. You could try using beets in place of carrots in this smoothie recipe for the same effect. Garlic has a liver cleansing effect. Milk thistle has long been known to the herbal community as a liver cleanser, and it may also help keep blood sugar balanced. Our hangover cure smoothie recipe will fix you right up after a crazy night!

Rating: 
4.216215

Average: 4.2 (74 votes)

Guava Margarita Smoothie

Guava Margarita Smoothie Recipe

This is a basic margarita smoothie that is so delicious you may want to double the recipe! Blend with the ice for a frozen cocktail or blend without the ice and serve on the rocks. This smoothie recipe is a true masterpiece, and the key is the guava juice. There is something about guava and tequila that is downright delicious, and I cannot wait for you to discover it for yourself. Guava also contains vitamin A, folate, potassium, copper and manganese. Who says you are not allowed to consider an alcoholic drink healthy? Choose your favorite tequila and enjoy this smoothie with a friend.

Rating: 
5

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Banana Coconut Cream Smoothie

Banana Coconut Cream Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie recipe tastes great with our without rum. A mildly sweet creamy treat, the coconut milk provides medium chain triglycerides or MCT oil to protect your heart and provide sustained energy for working out or just living. Although MCT oil is healthier than other oils, it is still fat, which is high in calories. Think of this smoothie recipe as a treat and know that your body is able to burn most of the fat for energy rather than storing it in adipose tissue below the skin. Fuel your workouts of mind, body and/or soul with the banana coconut cream smoothie!

Rating: 
4.151515

Average: 4.2 (33 votes)

Lemon Smoothie

Lemon Smoothie Recipe

This recipe should taste like smooth iced lemons. A great alternative to the summer time lemonade tradition. Also a great way to use up lemons from your backyard if you live in a warm climate. Our lemon smoothie recipe is an excellent source of vitamin C and if you leave the skin on the lemon you'll be getting healthful phytonutrients not found in any other food.

Rating: 
3.866665

Average: 3.9 (15 votes)

Berry Berry Protein Smoothie

Berry Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe

It is always a good idea to combine a sweet treat with a protein source to satisfy your cravings and keep your blood sugar from spiking. This prevents a reactive drop in blood sugar later that triggers cravings for more sweets. Egg protein is the most perfect protein available, and now comes in various flavors just like whey protein. So break out of the blood sugar roller coaster cycle with a sweet yet high protein smoothie recipe. Whey or soy protein powders may be substituted for egg protein powder if desired. Also, try it with vanilla soy milk or rice milk.

Rating: 
4.375

Average: 4.4 (8 votes)

Black Cherry Smoothie

Black Cherry Smoothie Recipe

Inspired by the black cherry smoothie served at Panera Bread, this smoothie recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth while providing an intense antioxidant kick. Black cherries are just common sweet cherries differentiated from tart cherries by their darker color. They are usually a deep dark red rather than actual black. Cherries contain the hormone melatonin, which helps regulate sleep but also has been said to have antioxidant properties and contribute to a positive mood. Have an uplifting dessert smoothie while knowing that you are protecting your cells from cancer. Make sure to remove the pits from the cherries prior to blending.

Rating: 
4.4

Average: 4.4 (10 votes)

Help Me Sleep Smoothie

Help Me Sleep Smoothie Recipe

This calming, tasty smoothie recipe contains bananas, which are a good source of B-6, a precursor to melatonin production in the body. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates circadian rhythms (our sleep-wake cycles). Kale and milk are both good sources of calcium. A calcium deficiency may contribute to insomnia. Tart cherry juice was shown in a study to aid in sleep because it also contains melatonin. This smoothie recipe combines all of these natural sleep-inducing ingredients while providing a slightly tart but sweet bedtime treat. Try it with sweet cherry juice in place of the tart juice for a mellower flavor.

Rating: 
3.642855

Average: 3.6 (28 votes)

Brazilian Avocado Smoothie

Brazilian Avocado Smoothie

A popular recipe from Brazil that many people make in the summer. A friend of mine lived there for two years and raves about them! Although avocados are high in fat they are a health omega 3 fat, and avocados provide wide ranging anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits as well as making your skin look great!

Rating: 
4.444445

Average: 4.4 (27 votes)

Dairy Free Smoothie

Dairy Free Smoothie Recipe

This creamy non-dairy breakfast smoothie provides a healthy dose of vegetarian protein that will keep you full until your busy schedule allows you to take a lunch break. Packed full of potassium, calcium, healthy fats, and antioxidants, this smoothie is an awesome way to wake up. Take it with you in the car, and fill yourself with the vitality you need to get you through a hectic day at the office. Pea protein provides all the essential amino acids. If you are trying to build muscle we recommend complimenting the recipe with a whole grain, since some amino acids in pea protein are present in smaller amounts than are needed for sufficient muscle building.

Rating: 
4.285715

Average: 4.3 (7 votes)

Cherry Lime Margarita Smoothie

Cherry Lime Margarita Smoothie Recipe

A healthy margarita smoothie is just what you need to unwind after a long week at work. Learning to make delicious margarita smoothies at home is simple with a little practice. Using whole fruit with 100% agave tequila and fresh lime juice or whole limes is the key to delicious margarita smoothies. Also, preparing a simple syrup for sweetening is the secret to the flavor of your favorite mixed drinks. You do not have to completely throw your healthy lifestyle out the window to enjoy a weekend cocktail. Cherries are packed with antioxidants and alcohol has been shown, in moderation, to have positive effects on the cardiovascular system. So enjoy!

Rating: 
4.333335

Average: 4.3 (3 votes)

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie Recipe

As outside temperatures rise, you need more creative and delicious ways to cool off. Try this scrumptious strawberry lemonade smoothie recipe! Tart and sweet to the palate, your vitamin C requirements will be taken care of for the day with one 12 oz glass. I bet you never imagined eating half of a lemon could be so tasty! Lemons and strawberries are both known for their high vitamin C content. Vitamin C is one of the most studied antioxidants and has actually been shown to reduce the duration of colds. So cool off and stay healthy with our strawberry lemonade smoothie.

Rating: 
4.5

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Carrot Leek Smoothie

Carrot Leek Smoothie Recipe

Tune up your cardiovascular system while drinking a delicious smoothie. Carrots and leeks both contain compounds that improve cardiovascular health. Although scientists have not been able to pinpoint exactly what it is about these vegetables that protects the cardiovascular system, studies have shown that people who eat more carrots have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. It is thought that the benefits come from the unique combination of antioxidants present in the orange color pigment. Leeks are in the same family as garlic, which is known to improve blood flow by actually lowering cholesterol. This smoothie is a spicy treat for a healthy heart!

Rating: 
4.444445

Average: 4.4 (9 votes)

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

The best thing about this recipe is the simplicity and the need for just one type of fruit. Our strawberry smoothie recipe is a healthy alternative to something like a McDonald's strawberry shake. Our version doesn't have added sugar and is balanced with both natural sugar (fructose) and added protein.

Rating: 
4.6

Average: 4.6 (10 votes)

Basic Protein Smoothie

Basic Protein Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie can be made with any type of protein powder. Some choices are pea protein, whey protein, soy protein, or powdered egg white. Any flavor works, but vanilla or plain is recommended. Also, any type of milk beverage may be used, such as cow’s milk, soy milk, rice beverage, almond milk, etc. You can also feel free to get creative with the additives. We used wheat grass and flax oil to add important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. But chia seeds, spirulina, or nutritional yeast are also good nutrition hoices to add in.

Rating: 
4.11111

Average: 4.1 (9 votes)

Kale Smoothie

Kale Smoothie Recipe

Spinach and kale are both super green vegetables that contain between them just about every identified vitamin and mineral, including large amounts of vitamin K, the vitamin responsible for proper clotting of the blood when the skin is injured. Fresh ground flax seeds provide a delicious nutty flavor that compliments the flavor of the greens, while also providing ALA, a precursor to omega-3 fatty acid, which keep blood flowing smoothly by reducing triglycerides. So, your entire circulatory system will benefit from this tasty green smoothie recipe. Apples and vanilla yogurt always add sweetness and texture to smoothie recipes, and this one is no exception.

Rating: 
4.161765

Average: 4.2 (68 votes)

Pineapple Lime Smoothie

Pineapple Lime Smoothie Recipe

An interesting twist on a virgin pina colada, this smoothie will take you to the tropics! The mint leaves make it even more refreshing. If it is too tart, try it with less lime juice. Coconut water is known for its hydrating properties and has a natural balance of electrolytes. Pineapple contains bromelain, a protease enzyme that helps muscles heal after exercise. Mint leaves have long been used to aid in digestion, and mint oil has been shown to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract. Enjoy this tasty smoothie recipe as a medicinal treat for your muscles and digestive system.

Rating: 
4.153845

Average: 4.2 (13 votes)

Green Slime Smoothie

Green Slime Smoothie Recipe

This Halloween-inspired smoothie is a great way to serve a healthy beverage at a fall party or to your kids during the fall season. Trick or treat! No one will know that they are drinking spinach because the green apple flavor dominates the taste. This treat in disguise will trick them into healthy eating. This smoothie is high in dietary fiber, magnesium, vitamin A, and it has 100% of the daily recommended vitamin C and 14% of the daily recommended iron. Our photo features an interesting fruit in the background called Buddha’s Hand. A citron fruit, it may be used in place of lemon rind or zest in recipes.

Rating: 
4.555555

Average: 4.6 (9 votes)

Holiday Creme De Menthe Smoothie

Holiday Creme De Menthe Smoothie

If you like mint during the holidays, or any time, you will love this smoothie! We added only half an ounce of crème de menthe due to the strong mint flavor that tends to overpower the fruit flavors. You could experiment with other types of alcohol along with the crème de menthe, such as amaretto, Irish cream, or crème de cacao. When using the sweet liqueurs, it would be best to use fruits with rich flavors such as oranges or bananas. We were going for a distinctive mint flavor with this smoothie recipe, which was achieved by using mild flavored fruits and vegetables (cucumber and pear).

Rating: 
5

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Low Carb Fruit Smoothie

Low Carb Fruit Smoothie Recipe

At only fifteen grams net carbohydrates per serving, this smoothie satisfies your sweet cravings while providing blood sugar balancing soy protein to satisfy your hunger. Use this smoothie as part of your weight loss plan or simply as a satisfying, guilt-free dessert. For a milder flavor, use less cantaloupe and more watermelon. Melon and berries are low carbohydrate fruits. Spinach is a super green vegetable that has a place in any smoothie recipe you can throw it into. Very few people eat enough green vegetables, so fit them into almost any fruit smoothie, and although the color may not always be the most appealing, the taste is amazing.

Rating: 
4.52778

Average: 4.5 (36 votes)

Gluten Free Smoothie

Gluten Free Smoothie Recipe

This topic is still controversial, but evidence shows that in addition to the autoimmune disorder celiac disease, there is a milder form of gluten intolerance called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. If you suspect that gluten is causing symptoms such as GI distress, fatigue, joint pain, or headaches, see a professional to rule out a gluten sensitivity. If you know you are sensitive it is extremely important to completely avoid gluten in your diet for the rest of your life. Wheat flour is the main culprit, but processed foods contain many wheat additives. Fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies are free to be enjoyed in a gluten free diet, so bon appétit!

Rating: 
3.88889

Average: 3.9 (9 votes)