I’ve searched high and low on the Internet to bring you 25 of the best healthy smoothie recipes.
The recipes I’ve found are both healthy AND delicious. I want to show you that a smoothie doesn’t have to taste horrible to be good for you!
The US Government’s Dietary Guidelines show you how to develop a healthy diet. They recommend that you should eat nutrient-dense foods from these 5 core groups:
Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Dairy, Protein and Oils.
So I have collected together smoothies that contain the best nutrient-dense foods from each of those food groups (except oils).
I’ve also made sure that the smoothies have as many extra healthy ingredients as possible.
They often include superfoods such as chia seeds (for fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and omega-3s), hemp seeds (for amino acids), oats (for fiber, minerals and antioxidants) or blueberries (for antioxidants).
Of course, they are all absolutely delicious!
Keep reading to find your favorite healthy smoothie:
Healthy Vegetable Smoothies
Beet Smoothie from A Couple Cooks
This vividly-colored smoothie has a sweet flavor and is packed full of nutrients. You don’t even have to cook the beet – just peel it and pop it in the blender with apple, banana and frozen pineapple.
Creamy Zucchini Blueberry Smoothie from Minimalist Baker
This creamy smoothie is perfect for a quick breakfast or an afternoon snack. It’s loaded with goodness from zucchini, blueberries and bananas. There’s even a handful of hemp seeds (containing amino acids) in it for good measure!
Avocado Smoothie from Chocolate Covered Katie
It’s the avocado in this simple 5-ingredient smoothie that makes it extra creamy. Avocado also adds loads of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Katie reckons it’s so creamy that it seems like you’re drinking a vanilla milkshake – what do you think?
Best Ever Green Smoothie from Iowa Girl Eats
This smoothie is like salad in a glass, with loads of dark leafy green vegetables. You can enjoy it with your favorite egg and toast recipes for a perfect, healthy breakfast.
Hide your Kale Smoothie from Minimalist Baker
If you want the nutrients found in leafy green kale, but you’re not sure about the taste, then this is the smoothie for you! It contains lots of frozen berries, banana and fruit juice, and hemp seeds to give you loads of amino acids.
Healthy Fruit Smoothies
Mango Smoothie from A Couple Cooks
This is the best mango smoothie ever – according to Sonja from A Couple Cooks. She says it tastes more like mango ice cream than a healthy drink! It has a smooth, creamy texture, is full of healthy ingredients, and doesn’t have any added sugar.
Sunrise Smoothie from Iowa Girl Eats
This vibrantly colored berry smoothie couldn’t be any more healthy! It has antioxidants from the berries, potassium from the bananas, vitamin C from the orange, and protein from the Greek yogurt. I love the color – it looks like it will just fill you with energy!
Our Favorite Berry Smoothie from Spend with Pennies
This great healthy smoothie is perfect for breakfast on the go. Once you’ve made it, pour it into your insulated mug and you’re ready for your busy day ahead. The chia seeds make it extra good for you as they are full of fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and omega-3s.
Tropical Smoothie Recipe from Dinner at the Zoo
This tropical fruit smoothie is both creamy and refreshing and is ideal for a healthy snack on a hot day. If you add some fancy fruit garnish like in the picture, you’ll feel as if you’re relaxing on a tropical island when you drink it!
Kiwi Smoothie from A Couple Cooks
In this recipe, kiwi, banana and pineapple blend together to create the perfect tropical fruit healthy smoothie. It even includes spinach (or kale) for extra nourishment!
Healthy Smoothies with Grains
Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie from Just So Tasty
Here is a delicious smoothie that tastes like your favorite cookie. It has all the usual cookie flavors you’d expect, like vanilla and cinnamon. The best thing is that it doesn’t have any refined sugars, so it’s both tasty and healthy!
Pumpkin Pie and Oat Smoothie from Five Heart Home
This is a great idea for a seasonal smoothie at Halloween. The secret ingredient is frozen pumpkin, which gives the smoothie a thick, frosty texture. Your kids will love it because it has cinnamon and honey, and you’ll love it because it has healthy oats!
Peach Oatmeal Smoothie from Sugar Apron
This healthy oatmeal smoothie gets its vitamins from the fruit, its fiber from the oatmeal, and its protein from the Greek yogurt. The Greek yogurt and frozen bananas also give it a great creamy, crunchy, frosty texture.
Orange Carrot Smoothie from Kitchen Gidget
I really love the vibrant color of this great smoothie. It’s a perfect breakfast smoothie, due to the oats and Greek yogurt. It also provides great nourishment as it contains both fruit and vegetables.
Creamy Oatmeal Smoothie from A Couple Cooks
Sonja and Alex from A Couple Cooks reckon they are the most faithful oatmeal fans and would eat it at every meal! So of course this is their favorite breakfast smoothie. It has loads of rolled oats for fiber, peanut butter and Greek yogurt for protein, and cinnamon to complete the oatmeal breakfast vibe.
Healthy Dairy Smoothies
Strawberry Banana Smoothie from Just So Tasty
This is a lovely thick and creamy smoothie that only has 3 ingredients, so it’s really quick and easy to make. Also, you can use fresh or frozen berries, whichever you find easiest.
Perfect Banana Smoothie from A Couple Cooks
This is the perfect banana smoothie because it has just the right amount of froth and creaminess, and is not too sweet. It has only natural sugars from the fresh bananas, so it’s healthy too!
Blueberry Smoothie from Spend With Pennies
This dairy-rich smoothie is extra creamy because of the yogurt and frozen bananas. If you only have fresh bananas, they recommend adding a couple of ice cubes to thicken the mixture. The blueberries make it such a gorgeous purple/blue color!
Fast Apple Yogurt Smoothie from Eatwell 101
This is a great way to start the day – juicy apple smothered in yogurt and milk, and topped with granola. Perfect for persuading your kids to eat an apple a day!
Fairytale Fruit and Yogurt Smoothies from Chocolate Covered Katie
This is a great idea for designing smoothies for kids. It uses different fruits to create different colored smoothies. Each one has a special name such as Purple Dragon, Pink Princess, Green Frog Prince or White Unicorn.
Healthy Smoothies with Protein
Vanilla Protein Smoothie from A Couple Cooks
This delicately flavored smoothie has all-natural protein in the form of Greek yogurt and peanut butter. It tastes more like a vanilla milkshake than a protein drink! It’s great for a delicious breakfast drink or post-workout recovery.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie from Just So Tasty
How about this twist on the traditional peanut butter jelly sandwich? Raspberries give the sweet jelly flavor, combined with peanut butter for that sweet-salty taste. There’s lots of protein from the peanut butter and almond milk.
Chocolate Protein Shake from Minimalist Baker
The protein in this delicious chocolate smoothie comes from hemp seeds, nut butter and chia seeds (no protein powder). With the addition of oatmeal for fiber, this makes a really satisfying smoothie.
Minimalist Baker call it a shake, but in my eyes this is definitely a smoothie!
Raspberry Peach Cottage Cheese Smoothie from Kitchen Gidget
This is an unusual smoothie that contains cottage cheese to make it creamy and full of protein. Just make sure that you use low sodium cottage cheese. The raspberries and peach add a lovely delicate flavor.
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie from Jamie Cooks It Up
If you serve this smoothie in a mug, it almost looks like a cappuccino, it’s so smooth! It only needs three ingredients: frozen bananas, peanut butter and milk. If you use ripe bananas then you won’t need to add any sweetener.
Pick your favorite healthy smoothie and go ahead and make it. You’ll find it’s every bit as delicious as I’ve said!
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