15+ Best Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie Recipes
If you’re looking to add more veggies to your diet, you’ll want to check out this list of the 15 Best Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies! All of these recipes includes at least one serving of vegetables, but you’d never believe it. These recipes are all vegetarian with vegan and dairy-free options.
My Green Smoothie Journey
I’ve been making green smoothies for over a decade now. I was first introduced to them back in my nutritarian days.
Even though I don’t follow any strict diets anymore, the green smoothies stuck! I find them to be a great way and easy way to get my daily intake of green leafy vegetables (see my whole article on the benefits of a green smoothie diet).
On almost every morning, you’ll find me making a green smoothie first thing.
But vegetable smoothies can go beyond green smoothies with leafy greens like kale or spinach.
The veggie smoothie recipes I’m including below as my list of the best fruit and vegetables smoothies recipes include vegetables such as cauliflower, beets, sweet potatoes, broccoli sprouts, squash, and more!
A lot of my recipes also include lots of gut healing foods.
Vegetable Smoothie Tips
There are some definite skills and tips to making veggie smoothies that actually taste good. I mean, if a smoothie makes you gag, then what’s the point? Ideally, you’ll create a fruit and vegetable smoothie that even kids will eat.
Here are my best vegetable smoothie tips.
1. Use a high-speed blender.
I use a Vitamix Explorian which helps blend the toughest of veggies into a creamy, delicious smoothie.
You can use a regular blender, but your smoothie won’t be a creamy.
2. Limit the amount of vegetables per serving.
Try to include only 1-2 servings of your favorite vegetables per smoothie.
You don’t want to overwhelm the flavor with the vegetable, as the whole point of blending vegetables and fruits together is to mask the flavor of the veggies. Even just one handful of fresh spinach can create a spinach smoothie which is a favorite recipe.
See more of my tips for the best vegetables for picky eaters.
3. Use ripe and sweet fruits to balance the vegetables.
I almost always use frozen sweet fruits in my smoothies including frozen bananas, ripe banana, fresh oranges, sweet cherries, ripe pears, mango, or pineapple. These types of fruits can really mask almost any vegetable.
See my guide on how to freeze bananas for smoothies.
Plus, fruits are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber. You can buy frozen fruits to save money.
4. Use a recipe.
If you want a smoothie winner and not a smoothie disaster, it’s best to use a healthy smoothie recipe that has been tested. All of the fruit and vegetable smoothie recipes below fit that category. Click on your favorite for a full recipe, step-by-step directions, and nutritional info.
You’ll find that in my recipes below, I use wholesome ingredients like almond milk, orange juice, fresh ginger, baby spinach, coconut milk, almond butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and coconut water.
You can also include ingredients like peanut butter, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, protein powder, cocoa powder, and bee pollen to add even more nutrition.
You can also add a scoop or two of a clean protein powder to add up to 20-25 grams of protein per serving.
I try to avoid added sugar or sweeteners, but sometimes use maple syrup, molasses, or dates.
5. Try a smoothie bowl.
If you aren’t a huge fan of liquid smoothies, switch it up and try a smoothie bowl instead! The recipes are essentially the same, but you’ll need to just cut the liquid in half.
You’ll end up with a much thicker smoothie that can be served in a bowl and eaten with a spoon.
See my list of the best toppings for smoothie bowls.
Before we get to the recipes, here are some additional smoothie resources that might be helpful.
More Helpful Smoothie Resources For You
15 Best Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie Recipes
I hope you found some great new fruit and vegetable smoothie recipes to try! All of these healthy recipes have been well tested and are a delicious way to boost your immune system with dark leafy greens, fresh fruit, and other delicious ingredients.
About the Author: Carrie Forrest has a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in nutrition. She is a top wellness and food blogger with nearly 10 million annual visitors to her site. Carrie has an incredible story of recovery from chronic illness and is passionate about helping other women transform their health. Send Carrie a message through her contact form.
Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.