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!

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)

Berry Pomegranate Sherbet Smoothie

Berry Pomegranate Sherbet Smoothie Recipe

100% pomegranate juice can sometimes be a little strong to drink on its own, but in this smoothie recipe it is combined with fruit and sherbet, and all you taste is the sweet goodness of antioxidant power. Pomegranates are known as super fruits because of the antioxidant content and studies have shown that they help blood flow and may help prevent and/or treat heart disease. When you add raspberries and blueberries (also high in antioxidants) to the mix, you have a cancer prevention cocktail. Enjoy this sweet smoothie recipe and allow yourself to reap the rewards of good health.

Rating: 
5

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Green Machine Smoothie

Green Machine Smoothie Recipe

Yummy! This smoothie recipe tastes like fresh green vegetables out of the garden. Why cover up that awesome flavor with too much sweet fruit or juice? The parsley gives the smoothie a fresh, almost savory taste. One serving of this smoothie is only 120 calories. It is high in at least 10 important nutrients, including fiber and iron. The fact that the leaves are ground up may increase the absorption of the iron from the fibrous leaves of the spinach and kale. The high vitamin C content provides an acidic environment for iron to be absorbed in the body.

Rating: 
4.14815

Average: 4.1 (27 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)

Raspberry Chocolate Protein Dessert Smoothie

Raspberry Chocolate Protein Dessert Smoothie Recipe

Ready for a decadent, yet guilt-free, dessert? You will love the raspberry chocolate protein dessert smoothie recipe. I felt like I was eating a milk shake from a restaurant, but it was also filling enough that I did not want anything else afterwards. The whipped cream, chocolate syrup and ground walnuts add a minimal amount of calories for a maximal presentation! The whipped cream also added sweetness, while the walnuts added texture, along with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. At only 219 calories, this smoothie recipe provides a whopping 14 grams of protein per serving. An ingenious way to trick yourself into thinking you have splurged.

Rating: 
4.1875

Average: 4.2 (16 votes)

Papaya Margarita Smoothie

Papaya Margarita Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie recipe may be changed in several delicious ways depending on your preference when it comes to a margarita. Using frozen papaya allows you to have the nutritional benefits of the fruit while providing ice at the same time. You can also try fresh papaya and add ice cubes to get to the consistency that you desire. Also, try agave nectar in place of the simple syrup for a taste combination to die for. This way you will be gaining the health benefits of agave and experiencing the magic of fermented agave (aka tequila) at the same time!

Rating: 
5

Average: 5 (3 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: 
4.333335

Average: 4.3 (36 votes)

Lemon Lime Sherbet Smoothie

Lemon Lime Sherbet Smoothie Recipe

Alkalize your body with the power of citrus! Lemons and limes, though acidic prior to digestion, actually have an alkaline effect after passing through the gastrointestinal system in our bodies. Sherbet is a good way to get some of the benefits of cow’s milk, like calcium and potassium, while feeling as if you are eating a decadent ice cream treat. This smoothie recipe is tart yet sweet and refreshing for those hot summer days. Peeling the lemons and limes first is generally recommended, but it is okay to include some of the peel in your smoothie recipe. The peel contains tannins that are bitter tasting but provide antioxidants.

Rating: 
4

Average: 4 (2 votes)

Clear Skin Smoothie

Clear Skin Smoothie Recipe

A clear complexion can be a lot of work if you were born with oily skin. Doctors usually recommend chemicals applied to the skin that can severely dry it out. Why not work from the inside out by including plenty of vitamins A, E and water in your diet. Get all of this and more with our clear skin smoothie recipe. This is a mild tasting, brightly colored smoothie that supplies vitamin A, which strengthens skin cells and reduces sebum, an oil-producing substance. This smoothie also has Vitamin E, which helps protect the skin from damage by free radicals. Additionally, the recipe has healthy fats to give you the building blocks needed for continued skin renewal.

Rating: 
4.411765

Average: 4.4 (17 votes)

Orange Dream Smoothie

Orange Dream Smoothie Recipe

This holiday-inspired smoothie recipe can be served all year round with its refreshing citrus overtones. Bathe your cells in healthy vitamin A, and keep your digestive tract flowing smoothly with this high fiber, brightly colored smoothie. You will not be able to control your craving for this one after you make it for the first time. Pure pumpkin combined with fresh carrots light up the room and your day with a bright orange hue! If you have oranges in refrigerator that are high in pulp and not very tasty to eat, juice them and use that fresh juice for this recipe. Or you could try throwing the entire orange in – minus the skin and seeds.

Rating: 
4.333335

Average: 4.3 (9 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)

Blueberry Grape Slush Smoothie

Blueberry Grape Slush Smoothie Recipe

Try this smoothie recipe when you are craving something really sweet. It will remind you of a slush from a fast food restaurant or gas station. It also tastes great with blackberries for even more anthocyanin antioxidant action. Anthocyanins are the blue pigment in blueberries, purple grapes, and blackberries. These pigments, which are flavonoids (a type of antioxidant compound) have been shown in studies to protect against cancer, aging, neurological diseases, inflammation, diabetes, and bacterial infections. The more ice, the more slushy it becomes. The slushies from the gas station are not much more than sugar and water. Instead, drink in health with our blueberry grape slush smoothie recipe.

Rating: 
4

Average: 4 (7 votes)

Dracula Blood Orange Smoothie

Dracula Blood Orange Smoothie Recipe

Yummy!! This creepy smoothie bubbles right out of the glass while making the kiddies smile. Blood oranges are native to Italy and are not always easy to find in other countries. If you are searching for some and do not see them in the produce section, check the juice aisle. It is worth the hunt to make a Halloween celebration extra spooky. Blood oranges contain one of the super antioxidant compounds, namely anthocyanins, normally found only in berries and a few vegetables. The dark red, blood-colored pigment forms when oranges are grown in a cooler temperature. The magic of nature provides what our bodies need in almost any climate.

Rating: 
4.166665

Average: 4.2 (6 votes)

V-10 Smoothie

V-10 Smoothie Recipe

You have heard of the V-8, now try the V-10 for even more of a nutritional power shot! When combined, all of these vegetables provide most of the needed macronutrients (carbohydrates and protein) and virtually all of the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) needed for the day. The only nutrient lacking here is fat, which probably is not lacking in the remainder of your diet for the day. However, to add this final nutrient to the mix to make a complete meal, 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil could be added as a source of healthy fats that would aid in satiety and promote a healthy immune system.

Rating: 
4.555555

Average: 4.6 (9 votes)

Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie

Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Make sure to use ripe fruit for this smoothie since kiwis and strawberries are both tart before ripening due in part to their high vitamin C content. The frozen yogurt sweetens and dulls the tartness providing an exotic-tasting snack or dessert. Kiwifruit is native to China, and is now cultivated in many other countries such as India and Italy. Once a delicacy and rare, it is now a common fruit in many Western households. The easiest way to remove the skin is to slice the kiwi in half and then run a spoon around the edges rather than trying to peel it.

Rating: 
4.42857

Average: 4.4 (7 votes)

Green Jello Carrot Smoothie

Green Jello Carrot Smoothie Recipe

Before you scoff at the strangeness of this recipe, look at the beautiful presentation, and know that this is one of our most delicious smoothies! Just the right amount of sweet and cold to provide a refreshing summer treat. The protein in the jello provides satiety, while the sweet lime flavor and the grapes compliment the smooth carrot flavor. The carrots and the grapes provide fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and a host of antioxidants. This smoothie serves well as a low calorie sweet treat to help you reach your weight loss goals or as a tasty summer barbeque appetizer.

Rating: 
4.38095

Average: 4.4 (21 votes)

Macadamia Cocoa Smoothie

Macadamia Cocoa Smoothie Recipe

This is a truly rich dessert smoothie recipe so save it for a treat or party. The extra calories come from the macadamia nuts, ice cream, and cocoa powder. The flavor is very mild and can be enhanced by adding coconut essence. To reduce the calories in the recipe try using fat free or low fat frozen yogurt in place of the ice cream. Also, almonds may be used in place of macadamia nuts for a more pronounced nut flavor. Nuts contain protein and healthy fats, and studies have shown that people who include nuts in their diet usually weigh less than those who do not.

Rating: 
4.5

Average: 4.5 (2 votes)

Afternoon Tea Smoothie

Afternoon Tea Smoothie Recipe

Lemon curd is a sweet, lemony condiment made from sugar, eggs, butter and lemon juice that can be very high in calories and fat. However, if you use the recommended serving size of one tablespoon (as we did in this smoothie recipe), it will not put you over your calorie or fat limit, and it will add a little bit of a creamy satisfying texture. The raspberries provide natural sugars and antioxidants, and the green tea will pep you up in the afternoon due to its naturally occurring caffeine. Oh, and did we mention the myriad of studies proving that green tea prolongs life by preventing disease? Enjoy!

Rating: 
4.1

Average: 4.1 (10 votes)

Eggnog Holiday Smoothie

Eggnog Holiday Smoothie Recipe

’Tis the season! Tie one on with this versatile, healthy rendition of traditional eggnog. The tartness of the plain yogurt complements the eggnog perfectly giving the smoothie a mild eggnog flavor while providing probiotics to keep your GI tract healthy. This smoothie recipe has about 250 calories without alcohol and about 350 with alcohol, so if you are watching calories, use this as a dessert or treat. Do not forget the nutmeg as a garnish on top. In the herbalist community, nutmeg is known for many medicinal properties, including enhanced brain function and as a cure for hiccups and digestive complaints.

Rating: 
4.416665

Average: 4.4 (12 votes)