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!

Summer Chiller Smoothie

Summer Chiller Smoothie Recipe

Cool off as summer heats up or winds down by enjoying a delicious yet healthy frozen smoothie. This smoothie supplies all the vitamin C that you need for the day as well as various other antioxidants to keep you healthy and smiling after a day in the sun. If it is too tart, reduce the amount of lemon juice. Lemon juice helps quench thirst and combats dry mouth by increasing saliva production, making you feel cooler and more satisfied. Anything with citrus is a great choice for someone with a medical condition that requires a fluid restriction. You can drink less to quench your thirst.

Rating: 
5

Average: 5 (4 votes)

Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Here is a great use for leftover oatmeal. Throw it in a quick smoothie that you can take with you on your commute to work or school. The whole grain oats and high protein content will make you feel satisfied until even a late afternoon lunch. Keep your gastrointestinal tract healthy with probiotics while stocking up your bones with calcium from milk. Egg protein is the most perfect protein providing all the essential amino acids needed to keep muscles strong. This smoothie recipe tastes great and provides all the components of a balanced breakfast.

Rating: 
4.403845

Average: 4.4 (52 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: 
4.179105

Average: 4.2 (67 votes)

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)

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)

Strawberry Jamba Smoothie

Strawberry Jamba Smoothie Recipe

Inspired by Jamba Juice smoothies, this smoothie recipe uses sherbet to add sweetness while still retaining the healthful benefits of fresh, ripe fruit. Sherbet is a low-fat alternative to ice cream and also comes in a sugar free variety that tastes great in smoothie recipes. Strawberries are packed with antioxidants, and this smoothie provides two servings of strawberries in one smoothie. Strawberries are also high in vitamin C and have been shown to help keep blood sugar balanced even when eating other foods with added sugar. So go ahead and enjoy this treat without the guilt of consuming a milkshake.

Rating: 
5

Average: 5 (3 votes)

Vegan Protein Smoothie

Vegan Protein Smoothie Recipe

A vegan diet is a healthy way to eat and live, especially if careful attention is paid to getting “complete proteins” from foods. The human body will only use protein from food to build muscle if it contains all of the essential amino acids. Animal foods contain all of them in a similar proportion to that of our muscles so it is simple for the body to take them and build body tissue. Plant foods contain different ratios of amino acids, but it is easy to get them all if your diet contains a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Soy beans are one of few plant foods that contain all the essential amino acids, so enjoy this delicious high protein smoothie recipe.

Rating: 
4.25

Average: 4.3 (4 votes)

Guava Fruit Smoothie

Guava Fruit Smoothie Recipe

A mildly sweet treat, this smoothie recipe will satisfy your hunger due to its high fiber content while supplying only 150 calories. Make sure to use a high quality blender that will easily pulverize the guava seeds. Guava seeds are an excellent source of insoluble fiber while apples are an excellent source of soluble fiber. Both types of fiber keep your digestive tract healthy by increasing bulk, but soluble fiber has the added benefit of surrounding cholesterol molecules and removing them from the body. This recipe provides almost half of the Institute of Medicine’s recommended fiber for the day.

Rating: 
4.4

Average: 4.4 (5 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)

Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie Recipe

This recipe should taste like iced watermelon with a hint of lemon. It is perfect for the summer time and is also a great way to help use up any left over watermelon slices you may have. Our watermelon smoothie recipe is an excellent source of lycopene, shown to be the most potent of all the antioxidants and proven to help protect against prostate and other forms of cancer.

Rating: 
4.227275

Average: 4.2 (22 votes)

Alkaline Ash Smoothie

Alkaline Ash Smoothie Recipe

When the body’s pH balance leans toward the acidic both inflammation and chronic health conditions such as arthritis may develop. Some foods have the tendency to neutralize acid or have an alkaline effect after they have been digested. These are the "alkaline ash" foods. Every ingredient in this smoothie recipe has an alkaline effect on the body’s pH (except for the ice cubes, which may be neutral to slightly acidic). In addition, this smoothie contains green vegetables that are high in potassium, as well as flax seeds that provide healthy fats for heart health. Counteract excess acid from eating meats and grains as well as excess stomach acid while enjoying this creamy, green, health-giving smoothie.

Rating: 
4.214285

Average: 4.2 (28 votes)

Strawberry Apricot Cream Buzz

Strawberry Apricot Buzz Cream Smoothie Recipe

Is it the strawberries or apricots and cream that make this recipe so great? Our strawberry apricot cream buzz smoothie recipe has a nice smooth juxtaposition of flavors balanced by the apricot and cream along with the vodka, making this smoothie a great option for dessert and showing off your culinary blender skills while entertaining guests.

Rating: 
4.5

Average: 4.5 (4 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: 
3.875

Average: 3.9 (8 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)

Peanut Butter Smoothie

Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

This recipe should taste like a peanut butter milk shake with a smooth hint of bananas. You can swap out the vanilla protein powder for chocolate to give it more of a chocolaty flavor. Our peanut butter smoothie recipe is a perfect alternative to something like Reese's peanut butter cups without all the saturated fat and guilt.

Rating: 
4.30769

Average: 4.3 (13 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)

Salad in a Glass Smoothie

Salad in a Glass Smoothie Recipe

Tired of eating salads? Try drinking one instead with the Salad in a Glass Smoothie recipe. It is easy to get your daily greens by drinking a tasty smoothie. We all know that spinach is a super green vegetable, which can be eaten in lieu of a multivitamin, but romaine lettuce is packed with nutrients as well and has a much milder flavor when used in smoothie recipes. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate, and contains almost every other vitamin and mineral known to man (and most likely some that have not yet been identified). Surprisingly, romaine even contains omega-3 fatty acids and protein.

Rating: 
4.24719

Average: 4.2 (89 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)

Paleo Diet Smoothie

Paleo Diet Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie recipe will be the paleo-dieter’s delight! A beautiful green treat with the mild sweetness of guava, less than one serving of net carbohydrates, and 100 wee calories, the paleo smoothie will become your favorite snack. You will be amazed at how well the guava seeds grind up in the blender so that you do not miss out on the concentrated nutrition and fiber inside them. Rather than using milk or juice, which are not allowed on the paleo diet, water is added to thin out the recipe. Guava and tomatoes both contain lycopene, which has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

Rating: 
4.21875

Average: 4.2 (32 votes)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe

Who needs high calorie bread to get the flavor and fiber of a scrumptious peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Try this smoothie recipe for a twist on an old stand-by. The peanut butter and grapes taste like peanut butter and grape jelly while the wheat germ adds a nutty, almost whole grain bread flavor. Vanilla yogurt gives you extra protein and calcium for a healthy alternative to a sandwich. This smoothie recipe provides about 40 less calories and 20% more calcium, 30% more vitamin C, and 5% more iron than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread.

Rating: 
5

Average: 5 (2 votes)