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80 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

June 29, 2020 by Ginger Hultin MS RDN

You need new smoothie ideas right now – I can just feel it – and so I’ve got 80 healthy smoothie recipes for you! One of the number one questions I get from clients is: are smoothies healthy or not. The answer to that is….it really depends on how you’re using it, how it’s made and what ingredients you use.

I see a lot of people put 4-6 servings of fruit in a smoothie, blend it up and then wonder why they don’t feel energized or are left hungry an hour later. This type of sugar rush and crash can happen even with the healthiest of fruits combined in the blender. Instead, focus on fruits balanced with greens, protein and healthy fat – and the options are so plentiful. Nuts, seeds, powders, dairy and non-dairy milk bases offer so many nutrition and flavor options.

I called my friends in to help with this 80 Healthy Smoothie Recipes round-up. As you know, I’m here in the Pacific Northwest in Seattle and it was so amazing to see recipes pouring in from all around the country. Dietitians are so talented at creating original recipes that taste great and are nutritious, too. Every single one of these recipes is balanced and focused on supporting your health in a variety of ways. I divided them into several categories with about 8-10 recipes each so that you can find exactly what you’re looking for, discover new recipe developer dietitians, and get inspired to step up your smoothie game this season.

The Smoothies

The post starts off with some more traditional tropical and citrus smoothies then moved to berry-based options. You’ll see a lot of strawberries and blueberries being used – try frozen! They last a long time in the freezer.

After that, I’ve got a category called “banana based” and to be honest. many of these smoothies could fit in several different categories but some of these definitely are founded in the sweet, frozen banana realm and so this is exactly where you’ll go when you’ve got ripe ones on hand.

After the banana category, you’ve got a big chunk of green smoothies and this is an incredible way to incorporate veggies into your breakfast or snack. Green smoothies should taste amazing and that’s exactly what you’ll find here.

Next up, you’ve got protein-focused smoothies. To be fair, about every smoothie in this whole 80 Healthy Smoothie Recipes is going to be balanced with protein but the ones listed in that section actually have the word “protein” in the title and are really focused on that nutrient. This is a great section to check out for those pre or post workout snacks.

After that, I’ve got the most fun category: unexpected ingredients. Beans? Maca, moringa, spirulina and other superfoods? Check. You’ll even find a couple melon-based smoothies (including one of my own!). Next up, you’ll see a big list of “Unusual Veggie Smoothies” – that’s right. Beets, carrots, Swiss chard and beyond live in this section.

Finally, I’ve got a list of chocolate smoothies for those cocoa fans. I keep baking cocoa on hand at all times to use in my smoothies and you’re going to love all these creative ideas. Beyond that, there’s a big list of smoothie bowls for your breakfast or snacking pleasure. Some of these are just so unique and gorgeous. I included a section specifically for pumpkin smoothies which you can actually make any time of year because they’re so nutritious and delicious. Canned pumpkin to the rescue! I end on dessert-inspired smoothies so if you love banana bread, carrot cake and chocolate truffles, make sure to read on to the end of this post.

Citrus and Tropical Smoothies

Cherry Lime Smoothie by Muscle and Manna

Ginger Turmeric Smoothie by Fannetastic Food

Easy Tangerine and Strawberry Creamsicle Smoothie by Nutrition ala Natalie

Orange Mango Smoothie by Bucket List Tummy

Mango Turmeric Smoothie by Your Choice Nutrition

Berry Based Smoothies

Chocolate Strawberry Power Smoothie by The Nutrition Adventure

Berry Kefir Smoothie by Wholesome Start

Strawberry Pineapple Green Smoothie by Dietitian Debbie Dishes

Very Berry Balanced Shake by Nutritions my Life

Strawberry and Spinach Smoothie by Fad Free Nutrition

3 Ingredient Blueberry Tea Smoothie by Nourish Nutrition

Strawberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie by Your Choice Nutrition

Blueberry Spinach Stacked Smoothie by Create Kids Club

The Antioxidant by Avocado Grove Nutrition

Wild Blueberry Vanilla Matcha Smoothie by Champagne Nutrition

Banana-Based Smoothies

Banana Nut Smoothie by Hoorah for Health

Blueberry Banana Smoothies by Healthy Ideas Place

Easy Strawberry Banana Smoothie by Nourished Simply

Berry Banana Smoothie by Live Best

Morning Glory Smoothie by the Gourmet RD

Calming Smoothie for Runners by Champagne Nutrition

Banana Dates Tahini Smoothie by Food, Pleasure & Health

Green Smoothies

Green smoothie Recipe by Shahzadi Devje

Tropical Green Smoothie by Carrots & Cake

Matcha and Chia Green Smoothie by Champagne Nutrition

Keto Protein Green Smoothie by the Keto Queens

Refreshing Peachy Green Smoothie by Chelsea Dishes

Orange Pineapple Green Smoothie by Back to the Book Nutrition

Protein-Focused Smoothies

Wild Blueberry Peanutty Protein Smoothie by Nutrition Starring You

ColdBrew Coffee Protein Smoothie by the Oregon Dietitian

Peaches n’ Cream Protein Smoothie by Smart Nutrition

Tropical Mango Protein Smoothie by My Healthy Bites

Blueberry Almond Vegan Protein Shake by In Wealth and Health

Spiced Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie by Dishing Out Health

High Protein Vanilla Smoothie by Amy Gorin

Cherry Almond Smoothie by Jamie Lee McIntyre RDN

Strawberry Basil Protein Smoothie by the Oregon Dietitian

Unexpected Ingredients Smoothies

Blood Sugar Friendly Spirulina Smoothie by Milk & Honey Nutrition

Strawberry Buttermilk Smoothie by Nourishing Plate

Peach Basil Cottage Cheese Smoothie by Nourishing Plate

Blueberry Green Tea Smoothie by Champagne Nutrition

Cantaloupe Ginger Lime Smoothie by Jenna Braddock

Strawberry Kefir Smoothie with Oats by To Taste

Healthy Milkshake with Superfoods by Wholistic Living

The Maca-Scuse Me? by Avocado Grove Nutrition

Melon Vanilla Smoothie by Champagne Nutrition

Unusual Veggie Smoothies

Mango Smoothie with Carrots by Muscle and Manna

Sweet Potato Beet Smoothie by Bucket List Tummy

Cherry Beet Lemon Smoothie by Kiss in the Kitchen

Tropical Swiss Chard Smoothie by It’s a Veg World After All

Mango Beet Breakfast Smoothie by Jenna Braddock

Chocolate Smoothies

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie by Healthy Ideas Place

High Potassium Chocolate Sweet Potato Smoothie by Being Nutritious

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie by Eating with Heart Nutrition

The Best Chocolate Banana Smoothie by Melissa Traub

Pumpkin Smoothies

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie by Better is the New Perfect

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Smoothie by Champagne Nutrition

Keto Pumpkin Smoothie by The Keto Queens

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie by Amy Gorin

Pumpkin Spice Almond Workout Smoothie by Smart Nutrition

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie by Champagne Nutrition

Smoothie Bowls

Sunshine Kiwi Smoothie Bowl by Lara Clevenger

Pineapple Mango Smoothie by Shahzadi Devje

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl by Laurel Ann Nutrition

Mermaid Smoothie Bowl by the Plant Powered Dietitian

Easy Acai Smoothie Bowl by Crystal Karges

Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl by Kara Lydon

Matcha Green Tea Ginger Smoothie Bowl by Leanne Ray

Dessert-Inspired Smoothies

Vegan Banana Bread and Chickpea Smoothie by Sarah Gold RD

Spiced Carrot Cake Smoothie by Spicy RD Nutrition

Apple Pie Breakfast Smoothie by Homemade Nutrition

Keto Chocolate Berry Truffle Smoothie by the Keto Queens

I really hope you enjoyed all of these 80 Healthy Smoothie Recipes! If you happen to try some of them, please leave me a comment to let me know how they turn out.

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Ginger Hultin,MS, RD, CSO

Integrative nutrition specialist helping clients navigate complex health conditions to reduce inflammation and feel better.

Thanks for visiting! If you're struggling with a cancer diagnosis, autoimmune condition, gut health problems, or even a medical mystery, nutrition can make a HUGE difference in your day-to-day life. I run a virtual, concierge private practice where I partner with my clients over time to help them improve their health through nutrition. Be sure to visit the blog for easy, plant-based, anti-inflammatory recipes and our "Resources" page for a variety of self-paced programs, books, e-books, and nutrition podcast episodes.

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