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!

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)

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)

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)

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 Mocha Madness Smoothie

Berry Mocha Madness Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie recipe is a great breakfast or dessert. Packed with 19 grams of protein, you will not be hungry for hours after drinking it! Egg protein is the most perfect protein, providing all of the essential amino acids your body needs to build and maintain muscle. Most of the protein in this smoothie is provided by powdered egg protein, but milk and yogurt are also excellent sources of protein as well as calcium. Keep blood pressure under control with your daily dose of potassium - from banana and milk. Keep your body cells healthy and energized with the antioxidant power of cocoa powder and mixed berries.

Rating: 
4.2

Average: 4.2 (15 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)

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)

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)

Grandma's Green Smoothie

Grandma's Green Smoothie Recipe

This nutritious smoothie incorporates super greens along with fruit and coconut milk to provide a potent dose of antioxidants. Kale and spinach are super heroes of the vegetable world providing everything your cells need to function optimally. Coconut milk is high in medium-chain triglycerides, fats that provides energy for the body, and does not accumulate in the organs. Fat also provides a feeling of fullness, so this smoothie is really a meal in itself.

Rating: 
4.04348

Average: 4 (23 votes)

Cucumber Mint Mocktail Smoothie

Cucumber Mint Mocktail Smoothie Recipe

Keep skin healthy in summer or winter with the complexion-enhancing benefits of cucumbers. Add mint to the mix to fight bad bacteria and cellular oxidation. Mint has also been shown to relieve symptoms of IBS, and to keep airways open for smooth breathing. Overall, this smoothie is very low in calories and carbohydrates, and an excellent source of vitamin C.

Rating: 
4.6

Average: 4.6 (5 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)

Raspberry Smoothie

Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

This recipe should taste like tart iced raspberries with a hint of lemon. The texture will be better if the raspberries are frozen beforehand. Our raspberry smoothie recipe is like a taste-berry explosion in your mouth.

Rating: 
4.5

Average: 4.5 (18 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)

Orange Smoothie

Orange Smoothie Recipe

This recipe should taste like frozen oranges with a hint of vanilla and smooth banana. If you live somewhere warm like Arizona, Florida, or California this is a great way to help use up all those extra oranges from your backyard. Our orange smoothie recipe is a more healthful version of an orange julius without all the added sugar.

Rating: 
4.666665

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)

Basil Pesto Smoothie

Basil Pesto Smoothie Recipe

Our basil pesto smoothie recipe proves that you can combine flavors that you know are good together and come out with a delicious smoothie every time. It is fun to savor each sip of this smoothie and notice all the nuances of flavor. Try giving it to someone who does not know what is in it and ask them to try to name each ingredient. One sip might have a little more garlic flavor or a little more tartness, but all-in-all, this is a recipe bursting with flavor. If you like pesto, you know how it can make you eat more pasta than you should. With this healthy smoothie, you get all the flavor without all the calories.

Rating: 
4

Average: 4 (5 votes)

Cranberry Smoothie

Cranberry Smoothie Recipe

What says festive like a cranberry smoothie? We used fresh cranberries in this recipe, but you could also try it with the canned variety. Fresh cranberries are lower in calories and have more of the antioxidant power retained, but they may not be easily found all year round. The wheat germ adds a strong satisfying wheat flavor. If this is not your thing, optionally you can leave out the wheat germ. You can also try it with another additive such as chia seeds or flax oil, which will not add a lot of extra flavor. The stevia sweetens up the tart berries for a tasty holiday treat that will impress!

Rating: 
4.2

Average: 4.2 (5 votes)

Holiday Pumpkin Smoothie

Holiday Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe

Pumpkin is naturally high in carotenoids, substances that fight and/or prevent cancer and keep your vision sharp. Some studies show that canned pumpkin may be healthier than fresh pumpkin because the nutrients are concentrated and in a form that is easier to absorb by the human body. So, fresh or canned, enjoy a holiday pumpkin smoothie today! Pumpkin is also extremely high in potassium, which is important for blood pressure control. Sprinkle on some cinnamon to promote balanced blood glucose. Who says holiday foods have to be full of sugar and fat? Enjoy this low carb, low calorie treat, and forget about holiday weight gain.

Rating: 
4.5

Average: 4.5 (4 votes)

Banana Smoothie

Banana Smoothie Recipe

This recipe should taste like frozen bananas with a hint of vanilla. Although this recipe may sound plain by its name, it is in fact very smooth and exquisitely delicious. Our banana smoothie recipe is a great way to use up uneaten bananas as an alternative to making banana bread.

Rating: 
4.61111

Average: 4.6 (18 votes)

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

A delicious combination of bananas, whipped cream, and your favorite berries or grapes (we chose green grapes). Our banana cream pie recipe is a fun dessert style alternative recipe that tastes like a banana cream pie in your blender!

Rating: 
4.785715

Average: 4.8 (14 votes)

Ginger Zinger Smoothie

Ginger Zinger Smoothie Recipe

The green apple contributes tartness while the ginger provides a zing to the tongue! Carrots and ginger were made for each other, so you can’t lose with this smoothie. Carrots are full of vitamin A to support night vision. Apples are an excellent source of soluble fiber to reduce cholesterol and vitamin C to keep various body cells functioning. Ginger has been used for centuries to sooth an upset stomach, and has been shown in some studies to reduce the symptoms of motion sickness. At only 162 calories per serving, this smoothie satisfies sweet cravings as part of a weight loss plan.

Rating: 
4

Average: 4 (15 votes)