• July 10, 2019

    The 25+ Unique Healthy Smoothie Recipes You Need In Your Life

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    Smoothies. One of the easiest, quickest ways to pack a nutritious punch.

    We’ve got a number of go-to smoothie recipes on repeat in our home, and today, I’ve set out to share them with you.

    Whether you’re looking for green smoothies, strawberry smoothies, banana smoothies, tropical, smoothies with avocado or even a more indulgent chocolate smoothie – I’ve got a smoothie recipe for you!

    Green Smoothie Recipes

    If there’s anything that I can think of that screams health, it’s a green smoothie.

    Here are a few of my favourite unique riffs on the classic green smoothie.

    green smoothie being poured into blender with oranges in back

    Ginger Orange Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

    This deliciously off-beat green smoothie pairs satsuma or Cara Cara oranges with fresh ginger for a crisp, bright and healthy breakfast. Oh, and a gentle caffeine kick, thanks to the matcha green tea powder.

    Try this Ginger Orange Matcha Smoothie by Vanilla and Bean today.

    kale apples and cucumber in a blender

    Detox Green Apple Smoothie

    Looking for something light, crisp and wonderfully green?

    Cucumber, spinach and kale are whizzed together with water, lemon, green apple and a touch of natural sweetener for an almost-green-juice that’ll leave you feeling like a million bucks.

    Pop over to Making Thyme for Health for this Detox Green Smoothie Recipe. 

    green smoothie with chocolate drizzle

    Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie

    Equal parts indulgent dessert and nutritious powerhouse, this super easy yet so-good Chocolate Mint Protein Smoothie is one you’ve got to try.

    With a base of banana and spinach, Christal over at Nutrition in the Kitch sneaks in some flax and protein powder to up the health factor on this one.

    The minty flavour’s thanks to either peppermint extract or fresh mint leaves, whichever your little heart desires.

    green smoothie layered in glass with pink swirl

    Raspberry Smash Super Green Smoothie

    Have you ever tried one of Tieghan over at Half Baked Harvest’s recipes?

    If you haven’t, today’s the day.

    The gorgeous raspberry in this Raspberry Smash Super Green Smoothie is made by simply mashing a few raspberries together with a dash of maple syrup.

    The rest? A wonderfully unique mix of passionfruit, mint, kiwi and lemon.

    Strawberry Smoothie Recipes

    Strawberries are such a wonderful addition to any smoothie.

    They’re lower in sugar than many of it’s other fruit counterparts, and add a really lovely yet still mild flavour.

    There’s so many different ways to build a strawberry smoothie, but here are a few of my favs.

    strawberry smoothie ingredients in blender and being poured into glass

    Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    It doesn’t get much more simple than this nutritious, 4-ingredient Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie from Downshiftology.

    strawberry grapefruit smoothie with a plate of crisp salad

    Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

    If this fresh and light smoothie isn’t the crisp flavours of summer in a glass, I don’t know what is.

    Part freshly squeezed juice, part detox smoothie, ginger, grapefruit, apple and strawberry are whizzed with water for a wonderfully flavour-packed pick-me-up.

    Hop on over to Martha Stewart’s recipe box for this Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie today.

    strawberry beet smoothie in a bowl topped with kiwi

    Strawberry Beet Smoothie Bowl

    Oh, beets. You really work wonders in smoothies.

    There’s just something about the wonderfully earthy flavour of beets.

    Especially when they’re used in lieu of it’s more common, and sweeter berry, banana, mango counterparts.

    Grab this recipe from Running on Real Food for this flavourful Strawberry Beet Smoothie Bowl, today.

    strawberry smoothie in glass with blue swirl

    Roasted Strawberry and Tahini Buttermilk Smoothie

    Leave it to Bon Appetit to come up with this deliciously unique yet wonderfully gourmet smoothie.

    Somewhat off-the-beaten path creamy tahini and buttermilk are blended with strawberries and bananas for a riff on the old classic.

    Give this recipe a try today – can’t wait to hear what you think about it!

    slices of watermelon and a glass with smoothie

    Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

    Watermelon and lime do the tango together in this easy, tart but sweet Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie from Minimalist Baker.

    beet smoothie in a glass with red striped strawBeet & Pomegranate Glow Smoothie

    The deep, rich flavours of raspberries, pomegranate and beets are balanced by red apple for a ruby red smoothie that you won’t be able to put down.

    Grab the recipe for this Glow Smoothie today.

    Banana Smoothie Recipes

    If you don’t have a freezer full of uber-ripe peeled and sliced bananas ready to be tossed into whichever smoothie, bread or muffin you feel the need for, who even are you?

    Bananas; the perfectly versatile, always available, go-to smoothie ingredient. You can dress them down and dress them up so many ways.

    Here’s a few I’d recommend.

    orange squeezed into smoothie

    Carrot Ginger Citrus Smoothie

    This is another one of those snuck-the-veggies-in smoothies.

    Immune-boosting carrots dance with other wonderfully orange ingredients for a flavour-packed smoothie you’ll be adding to your recipe collection, STAT.

    Carrot Ginger Citrus Smoothie by Vanilla and Bean.

    coffee smoothie

    Banana, Coffee, Cashew and Cocoa Smoothie

    If there’s one thing life wouldn’t be the same without, it’s coffee.

    Cold-brew is taken to another flavour-level when blended with cardamom in this creamy, blended coffee smoothie from Bon Appetit.

    peanut butter and banana in a blender

    Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

    Looking for a dessert-y smoothie that you almost won’t believe is good-for-you?

    Gimme Some Oven’s classic Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie will definitely do the trick.

    pumpkin pie smoothie in a glass with green strawsPumpkin Pie Smoothie

    To all my pumpkin pie fans out there, I know the question you’ve been pondering. Because I’ve been wondering the same thing.

    Is there a way to make pumpkin pie into an easy, nutritious, and filling breakfast?

    Why yes, yes indeed, there is.

    This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie combines banana and dates for a touch of sweetness, a sprinkle of home-y, warming cinnamon, and one last secret ingredient that makes this smoothie pumpkin-y.

    And it’s not pumpkin.

    Any guesses?

    Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

    I mean, who doesn’t love PB & J?

    This simple, yet delicious and super satisfying smoothie creation is compliments of Jess over at Choosing Chia.

    You’ve gotta try it – Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie.

    Avocado Smoothie Recipes

    Avocado is a newer addition to the world of smoothies, but the creamy, rich texture it adds can’t go un-touted.

    Dive into the filling world of avocado smoothies with these must-have recipes today.

    jar and glass of green smoothie beside a pink smoothie on a table

    Minty Green Avocado Smoothie

    Rich, belly-filling, nutrient-dense avocado comes together with all kinds of green goodness in this perfectly balanced, completely addictive green smoothie.

    Crisp, fresh coconut water is used instead of a milkier-alternative, which leads a super light, yet wonderfully flavourful smoothie.

    This one’s kid-approved – grab the recipe today!

    blueberry smoothie on marble backdrop with daisy on table

    Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

    Blueberries and avocado. Name a more nutritious combo. I’ll wait.

    Boost brain health with Blueberry Avocado Smoothie bursting with flavour by Choosing Chia.

    Tropical Smoothie Recipes

    If you like piña coladas… 

    green apple, ginger, lemon, banana and pineapple on marble backdrop

    Tropical Green Smoothie

    If it isn’t made with coconut milk, is a tropical smoothie really even tropical?

    This delish Tropical Green Smoothie from Nyssa’s Kitchen is kinda like a pina colada, only 100 times healthier. Oh, and there’s ginger. I truly love the fresh kick of ginger in all types of recipes, but when it’s used to balance the creaminess of banana and coconut milk, it’s even better.

    orange smoothie in glass with straw and mint on table

    Papaya Mojito Smoothie

    Papaya, lime, mint and pineapple. Need I say more?

    If you’ve ever walked by beautifully ripe papayas in your grocery store, wondering what you could do with them, I present to you – the Papaya Mojito Smoothie by Choosing Chia.

    pineapple mango and butternut squash beside a smoothie glass

    Mango Pineapple Glow Smoothie

    Hypothetically, if all the fruit in the blender was yellow and orange, you could, of course – hypothetically, add in a handful of vegetables, right?

    If you’d hypothetically like to find out how to sneak butternut squash into a deliciously tropical and bright smoothie, check out Health Nut Nutrition’s Mango Pineapple Glow Smoothie.

    flat lay of cut oranges, ginger and turmeric

    Turmeric Ginger Immunity Smoothie

    You know that feeling when you can sense a cold coming on?

    Or… the latter – when your home is filled with a serenade of sneezing, coughing and groaning?

    Enter, Super Power Immunity Smoothie.

    If there’s anything that will blast that cold or flu to the curb, it’s this wonderfully vibrant health bomb in a cup.

    The anti-inflammatory and anti-nauseating properties of turmeric and ginger are complemented by vitamin c-packed oranges and gut-boosting kefir for a potent elixir in this must-bookmark recipe.

    Chocolate Smoothies

    view of chocolate hazelnut smoothie from above

    Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie

    Looking for something just a liiiittle different, but still familiar enough that you probably have all of the ingredients already? Meet Natalie, over at Feasting on Fruit’s Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie.

    If your childhood was filled with as many happy memories of Nutella as mine was, this healthy spin on a classic will quickly become your go-to, too.

    What’s even better? There’s an option to add… dare I say it? *gasp* …cauliflower to this one. Don’t miss it.

    chocolate smoothie with cocoa powder and dark chocolate pieces

    Secretly Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie

    It’s no secret that many smoothie recipes depend on sometimes-pricy powdered supplements to up the protein. This incredibly filling and Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie, doesn’t fit into that category.

    I’ve added a simple yet uncommon ingredient to add some protein naturally, as well as rolled oats and dates for some added fiber.

    What do you think? Have you tried any of these delicious smoothie recipes? Have I missed one of your favourites? I’d love to hear in the comments below! 

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    Hi, I'm Jennifer Pallian, BSc, RD. I studied cooking, baking and food chemistry in a university lab, have years of experience as a professional test kitchen recipe developer and providing technical baking support to bakeries and home bakers. Want to know why your bread didn't rise? I've got your back.I now work full-time as a blogger, putting the years of science and baking to work right here. On Foodess, I share the best recipes in my arsenal - tested-till-PERFECT recipes for cozy baking, easy recipes for weeknight meals and delicious globally-inspired comfort food, plus lots of science-based cooking and baking tips. Welcome!

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