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!

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)

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)

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)

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)

Acai Berry Smoothie

Acai Berry Smoothie Recipe

Acai berries are stocked with super antioxidants to prevent cancer and keep your cells functioning properly. Acai berries have been shown to contain more antioxidant power than other super berries such as blueberries and cranberries. It may be difficult to find whole acai berries, so this smoothie recipe calls for acai berry juice, which is readily available at the grocery store. Chia seeds also have been touted to provide a slew of health benefits, but it comes down to the old nutritionist’s adage that eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds will provide all the nutrients you need. So do not limit yourself to one type of berry or seed, and enjoy this acai berry smoothie recipe.

Rating: 
4.23077

Average: 4.2 (13 votes)

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)

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal Smoothie

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal Smoothie Recipe

Breakfast in a glass, this smoothie will satisfy your morning carbohydrate cravings and provide satisfying fiber to get you through a busy morning. Fiber, along with cinnamon, may help keep blood sugar balanced as you go about your business prior to lunch. For quick preparation, the next time you make oatmeal save ½ cup in the refrigerator to throw in your smoothie when rushing off to greet your day. If you are in the mood for something not-so-cold, try this smoothie with warm oatmeal and a fresh rather than frozen banana. Make sure to fit in the most important meal of the day by grabbing this quick and delicious breakfast smoothie.

Rating: 
4.48148

Average: 4.5 (27 votes)

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)

Kiwi Smoothie

Kiwi Smoothie Recipe

This recipe should taste like sweet kiwis with a smooth hint of banana. Because kiwis have so many beneficial nutritional properties you can feel great about eating something so healthy. Our kiwi smoothie recipe is a healthy way to get potassium and vitamin C while trying out something a little different from the norm.

Rating: 
4.324325

Average: 4.3 (37 votes)

Pear Mint Smoothie

Pear Mint Smoothie Recipe

This refreshing smoothie recipe will satisfy your summer thirst. Drink it or eat it with a spoon like a cool minty frozen sorbet. Pears are an excellent source of fiber, especially the skin. The skin also contains flavonols and flavon-3-ols, antioxidants that may help prevent diabetes. If you use red-skinned pears, you are also getting a good dose of anthocyanins, a blue pigment that also may help keep blood sugar balanced. For smoothie recipes, it usually works best to remove the core, but there is also nutrition in the seeds and, with a high power blender, you can throw in the entire fruit.

Rating: 
4.6

Average: 4.6 (5 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)

Lean Green Protein Smoothie

Lean Green Protein Smoothie

A filling meal in a glass that will keep your energy up. Use this smoothie to start or end your day in place of a meal. It contains all of the essential macronutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates and water. Not your average protein source, pea protein is a healthy alternative to soy or whey protein powder with a mild flavor and reports of easy digestibility due to the removal of the fibers that cause flatulence. Pea protein is great for those allergic to dairy or soy. Protein smoothies make convenient meal replacements to help you meet your weight loss goals or just as part of a busy but healthy lifestyle.

Rating: 
4.243245

Average: 4.2 (37 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)

Cancer Prevention Smoothie

Cancer Prevention Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie is full of antioxidant power, and it surprisingly tastes great with the combination of green vegetables, nutty flaxseeds, wheat germ, sweet apples and pineapple juice. The garlic adds another spicy dimension that has been called addictive! It is very high in vitamins A and C, which both protect the skin. It is very high in manganese, which has strong antioxidant properties in the body. Our cancer prevention smoothie recipe is also high in fiber to protect the colon, potassium to protect the heart, magnesium to protect the bones, and vitamin B6 to protect the nervous system. Feed all your body cells, and protect yourself against the cancer epidemic with a nutty yet sweet green smoothie.

Rating: 
4.061225

Average: 4.1 (49 votes)

Tomato Oregano Smoothie

Tomato Oregano Smoothie Recipe

For a spicy cool treat, try this Italian-food-inspired smoothie recipe. Call this recipe the V-6 if you like, since it contains six healthy ingredients to rev up your day. Try this smoothie in the morning before work, and start your day off right. Use herbs in smoothies whenever possible! They almost always contain large amounts of super-nutrients in just a small portion. Oregano is an excellent source of vitamin K, a very good source of iron and calcium, and a good source of vitamin E and the amino acid tryptophan. Oregano has been shown to inhibit bacterial growth and is used in place of antibiotics by natural healers.

Rating: 
4.333335

Average: 4.3 (3 votes)

Orange Mango Smoothie

Orange Mango Smoothie Recipe

The mango is called a stone fruit due to its hard, stone-like center. If you decide to use fresh mango for this smoothie recipe, make sure to peel it and cut the soft flesh away from the stony center and add a few ice cubes to make it cold. This is probably one of the most simple smoothie recipes to prepare and also one of the most refreshing! Orange fruits contain carotenoids, precursors to vitamin A, which provides retinal to help you see, and retinol to aid in reproductive system health in both men and women. So make sure to eat orange fruits at least once per week.

Rating: 
4.314285

Average: 4.3 (35 votes)

Wheat Grass Green Tea Smoothie

Wheat Grass Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

Wheat grass can be purchased as a juice or powder, or you can grow it yourself and trim it to use in smoothie recipes and other dishes such as soup, salad or stir fry. It has been shown in studies to help heal ulcerative colitis, a severe inflammatory disease of the large intestine, specifically the colon. It has also been shown to protect cells during chemotherapy. Both wheat grass and green tea are chock full of antioxidants to rid your body of free radicals and protect your youth. This green smoothie recipe will be one of your favorites, and your body will thank you!

Rating: 
3.87755

Average: 3.9 (49 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)

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)

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)