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!

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)

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)

Red Hot Cinnamon Eggnog Smoothie

Red Hot Cinnamon Eggnog Smoothie Recipe

Just wait until you experience the smooth delicious flavor of this holiday-inspired smoothie! You will make it a tradition every year from now on! We used prepared eggnog that we purchased at the supermarket, but homemade would be even better. Be careful with raw egg yolks, since they may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. Try to use either pasteurized liquid, whole eggs, or a recipe where the eggs are cooked to kill the bacteria. If you purchase eggnog, make sure it has been pasteurized. After all of these safety precautions are taken, enjoy your scrumptious holiday concoction with your loved ones.

Rating: 
5

Average: 5 (1 vote)

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)

Fiesta Refresher Smoothie

Fiesta Refresher Smoothie Recipe

Our fiesta refresher smoothie recipe is festive enough for a fiesta! Lycopene from tomatoes will provide your guests with lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of some cancers. How’s that for a party favor? Cilantro is one of nature’s multivitamin and mineral sources. It is a very good source of vitamin E, which is difficult to get enough of in the diet. All of the required vitamin A for the day and more is provided by the carrot. To increase festivities note the optional ingredients of spicy hot sauce and/or vodka for a homemade refreshing cocktail. Don’t forget the piñata.

Rating: 
4.42857

Average: 4.4 (7 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)

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)

Peach Smoothie

Peach Smoothie Recipe

This recipe should taste just like frozen vanilla peaches with a smooth hint of banana. You can use both cut up fresh peaches as well as canned peaches for an alternative style dessert recipe. The riper the fresh peaches the better as they will be much sweeter. Using fresh fruit will be more healthful and won't have all the added sugar. Our peach smoothie recipe is a great way to use up all those extra peaches from your tree.

Rating: 
4

Average: 4 (9 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)

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)

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 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)

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)

Pineapple Smoothie

Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

This recipe should taste like a tropical blend of pineapple and banana. One drink of this smoothie and you'll feel like you've been whisked away to a remote desert island sitting on the beach! Our pineapple smoothie recipe is a great source of vitamin C and sometimes naughty folk have been known to add a shot of rum. Don't forget the umbrella!

Rating: 
4.375

Average: 4.4 (8 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)

Papaya Pineapple Jumble

Papaya Pineapple Jumble Smoothie

Our papaya pineapple jumble smoothie recipe is a delicious combination of tropical fruits found in southeast asia. All of the fruits have a not too sweet smooth taste which gives the smoothie a very refreshing finish. Enjoy the great hydrating mixture of colorful asian fruits!

Rating: 
5

Average: 5 (2 votes)

Asparagus Seaweed Smoothie

Asparagus Seaweed Smoothie Recipe

Whether or not you are a sushi lover, you will love this green smoothie recipe containing seaweed. Seaweed is a source of iodine, an essential nutrient that many people may not be getting enough of, especially if you don't drink cow’s milk and generally avoid salt. Iodized salt is a good source of iodine, and sea salt may contain it as well, but not in a significant amount. Seaweed contains varying amounts of iodine, but generally contains more than any other commonly consumed foods. Asparagus has a slew of health benefits. For a spicy twist on this smoothie recipe, use pickled asparagus out of the jar in place of fresh, but rinse it first to reduce the amount of sodium.

Rating: 
3.7

Average: 3.7 (10 votes)

Blue Nana Smoothie

Blue Nana Smoothie Recipe

Get ready for an antioxidant power shot! Nutritionists recommend eating blue fruits and vegetables since the blue color indicates that anthocyanins are present. Anthocyanins are the blue pigment with antioxidant power to prevent cancer in the cells. Our blue nana smoothie recipe is great first thing in the morning to get your metabolism started up. With almost seven grams of protein per serving and a good dose of medium chain triglycerides from the coconut milk, this smoothie provides plenty of quick energy for your muscles and brain. So start your day off right with a quick and delicious blue-nana smoothie!

Rating: 
3.826085

Average: 3.8 (23 votes)

Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie

Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie Recipe

After an intense workout, you need to restore electrolyte balance, your muscles need to recover from exertion and tearing, and you must also replace your muscle glycogen stores. Muscle glycogen is basically sugar that is stored near the muscles for quick energy when muscles are being exerted. The perfect post-workout beverage should include carbohydrates, sodium, potassium and protein. Hence, the Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie! Enjoy the classic pina colada blend with an egg protein twist. You do not even notice the flavor of the egg protein. This is a purely tropical tasting smoothie that is perfect for cooling off after working up a sweat.

Rating: 
4.31818

Average: 4.3 (22 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)