50+ Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are extremely easy to prepare, which is one of the many reasons why they are so popular. The most common ingredients are a liquid base (such as water, a fruit juice or a nut milk), vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and protein powders. We have compiled more than 50 smoothie recipes for you to enjoy. Use the filter and sort functionality to help you find a smoothie recipe that is just for you! (If you don't already have one, read our smoothie blender reviews.)

The health benefits of making and drinking smoothies

The main benefit of making your own smoothies from scratch is that you can choose exactly what goes into them. Store bought smoothies may taste great but they are often full of processed sugars and preservatives, making them much less healthy. Using fresh ingredients is a better option.

Smoothies have a lot of advantages, here are some of them:

  • Very nutritious - smoothies make use of ingredients such as spinach, strawberries, chia seeds and almond milk. All of these are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals including iron, magnesium and vitamin C. Your body needs these nutrients to stay strong and healthy and smoothies provide a convenient way of replenishing their stores.
  • Easy to consume - smoothies are both fast to make and consume, compared to many other foods. Eating a salad is going to take a fair amount of time, especially with all the chewing involved! But with a smoothie, all you have to do is pack the ingredients into a blender, pour the processed liquid into a glass and gulp it down.
  • Rich in fiber - when you juice fruits and vegetables, you get rid of most of the fiber. This is not the same with smoothies; many of them are loaded with fiber! Dietary fiber helps your gut function optimally which means you don't struggle when you visit the bathroom.
  • Delicious - smoothies are extremely appealing to the palate which is why people love them. Also, they are very versatile in terms of the ingredients you can use to make them; this means that you can swap ingredients that you don't like the taste of, for ones that you do.
  • Kids love them - children enjoy drinking smoothies, especially those that resemble milkshakes. This is great news for parents because they are very healthy and filling, making them an ideal after school snack.
  • Get your 5 a day - it is recommended that you eat at least 5 portions of fruits and vegetables per day; adding smoothies to your diet makes this much easier. And since they are already in liquid form, your body has to do less work to digest them.
  • Hydrating - many people mistake thirst for hunger and so either end up overeating, or snacking on junk foods. Dehydration also causes tiredness, irritability and dull looking skin. If you are not a fan of drinking plain water all the time, add a green smoothie to your diet; the water content from the liquid base, fruits and vegetables will keep you hydrated.
  • Great post workout - after you hit the gym hard for 45 minutes, your body needs a good dose of protein to help repair and grow those ruptured muscles. Drinking a smoothie containing whey protein powder, nuts and seeds will do just that. Adding some coconut water and green vegetables will also help replenish electrolytes that you have lost through sweat.
  • Filling - smoothies are very filling and depending on the ingredients you use can be consumed in place of a meal. For example, due to their convenience, many people opt to have a calorie dense, protein and carbohydrate rich smoothie for breakfast rather than eating solid food.
  • Ideal for weight loss - smoothies that contain lots of vegetables are great for people who are trying to lose weight because they are low in calories and at the same time keep you feeling full due to their high fiber and water content. This in turn means you are less likely to binge on unhealthy snacks.
  • Cheap - homemade smoothies are cheap to make. Most fruits and vegetables do not cost much and they keep well for at least a week, in the fridge. The prices of smoothie makers / blenders vary largely but many high quality and affordable ones are available online.
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An apple a day... - Ginger, water, spinach, red apple, celery and carrot smoothie

An apple a day...

145 calories

2 grams of protein

35 grams of carbohydrate

8 grams of fiber

24 grams of sugar

0 grams of fat

Super sunrise - Green apple, water, carrot, grapes, cucumber and ginger smoothie

Super sunrise

151 calories

1 grams of protein

38 grams of carbohydrate

6 grams of fiber

27 grams of sugar

0 grams of fat

Liquid velvet - Collard greens, water, carrot, strawberries, ginger, zucchini, cucumber and red apple smoothie

Liquid velvet

168 calories

3 grams of protein

41 grams of carbohydrate

9 grams of fiber

27 grams of sugar

1 grams of fat

K for Kiwifruit - Spinach, kale, blackberries, swiss chard, parsley, kiwifruit, collard greens, pomegranate juice, blueberries and water smoothie

K for Kiwifruit

171 calories

3 grams of protein

40 grams of carbohydrate

6 grams of fiber

27 grams of sugar

1 grams of fat

Vitamin C is good for me - Papaya, kiwifruit, guava, water, orange juice, kale, strawberries and parsley smoothie

Vitamin C is good for me

180 calories

5 grams of protein

41 grams of carbohydrate

7 grams of fiber

25 grams of sugar

1 grams of fat

Sweet beta carotene - Cantaloupe, kale, carrot juice, pumpkin puree, sweet potato, mango and spinach smoothie

Sweet beta carotene

188 calories

4 grams of protein

44 grams of carbohydrate

5 grams of fiber

20 grams of sugar

0 grams of fat

Broccoli in a smoothie?! - Cucumber, water, lettuce, banana, mango, celery, broccoli and green apple smoothie

Broccoli in a smoothie?!

190 calories

4 grams of protein

46 grams of carbohydrate

8 grams of fiber

31 grams of sugar

1 grams of fat

Lime n' melon - Swiss chard, green apple, water, banana, honeydew melon and lime smoothie

Lime n' melon

195 calories

2 grams of protein

50 grams of carbohydrate

8 grams of fiber

33 grams of sugar

0 grams of fat

Beet & punch - Tomato, spinach, peach, water, red apple, beetroot, cherries and pomegranate juice smoothie

Beet & punch

200 calories

4 grams of protein

47 grams of carbohydrate

8 grams of fiber

37 grams of sugar

1 grams of fat

So much green! - Mango, avocado, spinach, coconut water, green bell pepper, green apple and grapes smoothie

So much green!

203 calories

4 grams of protein

37 grams of carbohydrate

9 grams of fiber

26 grams of sugar

5 grams of fat

Sweet & lemony - Blueberries, coconut water, kiwifruit, cucumber, lemon and pear smoothie

Sweet & lemony

206 calories

4 grams of protein

49 grams of carbohydrate

11 grams of fiber

30 grams of sugar

1 grams of fat

Beets for brains - Blueberries, red apple, carrot juice, ginger, beetroot, water and lime smoothie

Beets for brains

219 calories

3 grams of protein

54 grams of carbohydrate

9 grams of fiber

34 grams of sugar

0 grams of fat

My magical greenie - Almond milk, kale, hemp seeds, banana, green bell pepper, spinach, cucumber and mango smoothie

My magical greenie

221 calories

7 grams of protein

32 grams of carbohydrate

6 grams of fiber

16 grams of sugar

7 grams of fat

Peppery goodness - Hemp seeds, cucumber, green bell pepper, celery, banana, water and tomato smoothie

Peppery goodness

225 calories

7 grams of protein

41 grams of carbohydrate

8 grams of fiber

22 grams of sugar

5 grams of fat

Luscious lilac - Ginger, blueberries, red cabbage, strawberries, red apple, grapefruit and coconut water smoothie

Luscious lilac

226 calories

4 grams of protein

54 grams of carbohydrate

11 grams of fiber

36 grams of sugar

0 grams of fat

Creamy concoction - Blueberries, kale, avocado, mango, almond milk, Greek yogurt, pineapple and spinach smoothie

Creamy concoction

228 calories

9 grams of protein

29 grams of carbohydrate

6 grams of fiber

15 grams of sugar

8 grams of fat

Pina cucumbra - Coconut water, cucumber, pineapple, kale, orange and avocado smoothie

Pina cucumbra

232 calories

5 grams of protein

43 grams of carbohydrate

10 grams of fiber

27 grams of sugar

5 grams of fat

Crimson cocktail - Water, cucumber, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, chia seeds and banana smoothie

Crimson cocktail

240 calories

5 grams of protein

48 grams of carbohydrate

12 grams of fiber

22 grams of sugar

6 grams of fat

Berry smoothtea - Banana, cherries, honey, blueberries, flax seeds, raspberries and green tea smoothie

Berry smoothtea

253 calories

4 grams of protein

52 grams of carbohydrate

11 grams of fiber

32 grams of sugar

5 grams of fat

Élixir tropicale - Cucumber, pineapple, red apple, almond milk, kale, pumpkin seeds, mint and orange smoothie

Élixir tropicale

259 calories

6 grams of protein

47 grams of carbohydrate

9 grams of fiber

24 grams of sugar

5 grams of fat

Black & blue - Banana, blackberries, almond milk, blueberries and flax seeds smoothie

Black & blue

283 calories

5 grams of protein

50 grams of carbohydrate

12 grams of fiber

25 grams of sugar

8 grams of fat

Cabbage & berries - Chia seeds, banana, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, water, red cabbage, Greek yogurt, cranberries and raspberries smoothie

Cabbage & berries

284 calories

16 grams of protein

46 grams of carbohydrate

14 grams of fiber

22 grams of sugar

6 grams of fat

Strawberry lava - Red apple, cherries, chia seeds, strawberries, pomegranate juice and water smoothie

Strawberry lava

296 calories

4 grams of protein

63 grams of carbohydrate

12 grams of fiber

44 grams of sugar

6 grams of fat

Minty madness - Avocado, red apple, coconut water, honey, mint and romaine lettuce smoothie

Minty madness

300 calories

4 grams of protein

50 grams of carbohydrate

13 grams of fiber

34 grams of sugar

10 grams of fat

Green smoothtea - Banana, mango, sunflower seeds, ginger, avocado, green tea and pumpkin seeds smoothie

Green smoothtea

340 calories

7 grams of protein

41 grams of carbohydrate

11 grams of fiber

19 grams of sugar

18 grams of fat

A pinch of turmeric - Pineapple, turmeric, mango, ginger, cinnamon, carrot, banana, almond milk and pumpkin seeds smoothie

A pinch of turmeric

340 calories

6 grams of protein

68 grams of carbohydrate

11 grams of fiber

36 grams of sugar

6 grams of fat

Berry berry purple - Banana, chia seeds, blueberries, strawberries, Greek yogurt, flax seeds, raspberries, coconut water and blackberries smoothie

Berry berry purple

355 calories

19 grams of protein

51 grams of carbohydrate

18 grams of fiber

25 grams of sugar

10 grams of fat

Emeralds in a bowl - Spirulina, banana, coconut (shredded), hemp seeds, mango, cantaloupe, watermelon juice, avocado, goji berries and spinach smoothie

Emeralds in a bowl

368 calories

12 grams of protein

46 grams of carbohydrate

12 grams of fiber

27 grams of sugar

19 grams of fat

C'mon man! - Cinnamon, almonds, banana, Greek yogurt, red apple, almond milk and flax seeds smoothie

C'mon man!

383 calories

18 grams of protein

52 grams of carbohydrate

10 grams of fiber

27 grams of sugar

13 grams of fat

Post workout petrol - Mango, strawberries, whey protein powder, almond milk, oats, spinach, blueberries and raspberries smoothie

Post workout petrol

383 calories

29 grams of protein

53 grams of carbohydrate

11 grams of fiber

15 grams of sugar

6 grams of fat

Secret ingredient K - Kale, avocado, banana, guava, flax seeds, coconut water, sunflower seeds, spinach, beetroot and pistachio nuts smoothie

Secret ingredient K

405 calories

11 grams of protein

58 grams of carbohydrate

16 grams of fiber

27 grams of sugar

16 grams of fat

Nutty milk - Banana, grapes, sunflower seeds, almonds, kiwifruit, pumpkin seeds and almond milk smoothie

Nutty milk

405 calories

10 grams of protein

59 grams of carbohydrate

10 grams of fiber

27 grams of sugar

16 grams of fat

Green extreme - Banana, spinach, mango, coconut milk, spirulina, flax seeds and coconut water smoothie

Green extreme

409 calories

11 grams of protein

55 grams of carbohydrate

11 grams of fiber

32 grams of sugar

19 grams of fat

A cuppa java - Almond butter, coffee, banana, whey protein powder, milk and cinnamon smoothie

A cuppa java

413 calories

32 grams of protein

47 grams of carbohydrate

5 grams of fiber

30 grams of sugar

11 grams of fat

Bone food - Kale, collard greens, almonds, Greek yogurt, raisins, chia seeds, medjool dates and milk smoothie

Bone food

426 calories

24 grams of protein

53 grams of carbohydrate

13 grams of fiber

32 grams of sugar

15 grams of fat

Orangju berry thirsty? - Banana, oats, almond milk, orange juice, strawberries, raspberries, mango, pumpkin seeds, almonds and blueberries smoothie

Orangju berry thirsty?

457 calories

13 grams of protein

81 grams of carbohydrate

13 grams of fiber

30 grams of sugar

10 grams of fat

Colours of the rainbow - Strawberries, cherries, coconut (shredded), blueberries, almond milk, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, banana and chia seeds smoothie

Colours of the rainbow

458 calories

12 grams of protein

70 grams of carbohydrate

17 grams of fiber

32 grams of sugar

17 grams of fat

Popeye power - Chia seeds, banana, pumpkin seeds, oats, passion fruit, parsley, almond milk and spinach smoothie

Popeye power

471 calories

15 grams of protein

75 grams of carbohydrate

19 grams of fiber

16 grams of sugar

14 grams of fat

Sweet like honey - Red apple, almonds, blackberries, spinach, walnuts, pineapple, almond milk, medjool dates, honey and banana smoothie

Sweet like honey

484 calories

8 grams of protein

80 grams of carbohydrate

13 grams of fiber

52 grams of sugar

17 grams of fat

Papaya mango delight - Papaya, Greek yogurt, milk, mango, avocado, banana, almonds, almond butter and orange smoothie

Papaya mango delight

488 calories

23 grams of protein

52 grams of carbohydrate

9 grams of fiber

32 grams of sugar

23 grams of fat

Brazilian bowl - Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, sunflower seeds, Brazil nuts, kale, strawberries, pomegranate juice, raisins, greek yogurt and peach smoothie

Brazilian bowl

495 calories

17 grams of protein

62 grams of carbohydrate

12 grams of fiber

42 grams of sugar

23 grams of fat

A shot of vitamin E - Spinach, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds, avocado, mango, collard greens, almond milk and kiwifruit smoothie

A shot of vitamin E

500 calories

12 grams of protein

38 grams of carbohydrate

13 grams of fiber

14 grams of sugar

36 grams of fat

Packed with proatein - Almond milk, cinnamon, cocoa powder, banana, peanut butter, oats and whey protein powder smoothie

Packed with proatein

509 calories

33 grams of protein

66 grams of carbohydrate

11 grams of fiber

18 grams of sugar

14 grams of fat

Happiness in a bowl - Kale, almond milk, banana, spinach, peanut butter, chia seeds, avocado, medjool dates and kiwifruit smoothie

Happiness in a bowl

513 calories

12 grams of protein

67 grams of carbohydrate

18 grams of fiber

31 grams of sugar

25 grams of fat

Fruits and nuts - Raspberries, walnuts, pineapple, kiwifruit, coconut water, coconut (shredded), mango, banana and chia seeds smoothie

Fruits and nuts

531 calories

10 grams of protein

82 grams of carbohydrate

20 grams of fiber

46 grams of sugar

22 grams of fat

Oh Mg! - Flax seeds, spinach, oats, pumpkin seeds, coconut water, banana, swiss chard, medjool dates and chia seeds smoothie

Oh Mg!

537 calories

17 grams of protein

89 grams of carbohydrate

22 grams of fiber

29 grams of sugar

15 grams of fat

It's a date! - Almond milk, oats, flax seeds, cinnamon, chia seeds, medjool dates, banana and peanut butter smoothie

It's a date!

548 calories

17 grams of protein

73 grams of carbohydrate

18 grams of fiber

20 grams of sugar

23 grams of fat

Drink some pink - Flax seeds, banana, blueberries, oats, chia seeds, milk, almonds, raspberries and strawberries smoothie

Drink some pink

590 calories

23 grams of protein

88 grams of carbohydrate

19 grams of fiber

34 grams of sugar

20 grams of fat

A blast of zinc - Dark chocolate, banana, pecans, coconut, almond milk, oats and chia seeds smoothie

A blast of zinc

591 calories

13 grams of protein

76 grams of carbohydrate

17 grams of fiber

23 grams of sugar

29 grams of fat

Choco indulgence - Peanut butter, oats, almonds, banana, whey protein powder, almond milk, orange, cocoa powder, dark chocolate and strawberries smoothie

Choco indulgence

624 calories

36 grams of protein

81 grams of carbohydrate

15 grams of fiber

33 grams of sugar

21 grams of fat

Morning crunch - Walnuts, orange juice, banana, raspberries, Greek yogurt, blueberries, oats, hemp seeds, chia seeds, peach, blackberries and strawberries smoothie

Morning crunch

646 calories

24 grams of protein

86 grams of carbohydrate

18 grams of fiber

37 grams of sugar

25 grams of fat

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Green smoothies

You might think that green smoothies taste horrible but that is simply not the case. Green smoothies are just smoothies that are, you guessed it, green in colour, because of a certain ingredient used in the smoothie that is abundant in that colour.

For example, our "Creamy Concoction" is a green smoothie due to the kale and spinach used to make it. However, it tastes nothing like spinach or kale; the blueberries, mango and pineapple provide a sweet flavour and the Greek yogurt and avocado provide a creamy consistency.

The pigment that gives many plants their green colour is the same pigment that gives these smoothies their deep hue: chlorophyll. Chlorophyll helps plants turn sunlight into energy, through the process of photosynthesis. Chlorophyll also brings a lot of health benefits to the human body. For example, it behaves as an antioxidant and helps protect you from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for causing all kinds of health issues such as cancer and dementia.

Green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach and Swiss chard are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals such as iron and magnesium.

Breakfast smoothies

I am sure you have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You have just spent the last 8 or so hours without any food - your body is hungry! Skipping breakfast has been scientifically linked to higher rates of obesity, an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and suffering from coronary heart disease.

On the flip side, having a good breakfast helps with weight loss efforts, weight management, improves your concentration & memory and generally makes you feel more energetic throughout the day.

What you eat for breakfast also matters. Sure, you can gobble down 2 chocolate doughnuts, but that's not going to do your body any good; they are packed with sugar and trans fats and will leave you crashing by 11 am!

Instead, you want to eat (or drink) something filling, that is rich in protein and also has a good amount of healthy carbohydrates and fats. Our breakfast smoothie recipes do just that, providing you with a healthy dose of each of these key macro nutrients.

To help mix things up, also try out our other healthy breakfast ideas.

Nutrient rich smoothies

All of our smoothies are bursting with essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs, in order for it to remain strong and healthy. For example, carrots are rich in vitamin A, guavas in vitamin C, chia seeds in calcium and pumpkin seeds in zinc. Mixing and matching these ingredients means that you get a heavy dose of all these wonderful nutrients - much like taking a multivitamin, only natural.

However we thought we would also create smoothies that were overloaded in certain nutrients. For example, our "Sweet Beta Carotene" is an excellent source of vitamin A, mainly due to the key ingredients it contains: fresh carrot juice, sweet potato, kale and spinach. Similarly, we have created recipes for vitamin C, E & K, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc.

Protein rich smoothies

You've just finished an epic workout in the gym and now your body is craving a good dose of protein. Not only does protein promote muscle growth, it also helps you maintain a healthy weight and keeps you filling fuller for longer.

There are two main types of proteins, complete and incomplete proteins. Complete proteins contain all of the 9 essential amino acids that your body requires, which it cannot produce itself. Meat and eggs are complete protein sources as they provide all of these essential amino acids. But who in their right mind would want to make a smoothie that contains either of these 2 ingredients?

Plant protein sources on the other hand are considered to be incomplete. But not to worry, they still can contain a large amount of certain amino acids that are essential for the body. And by adding whey protein powder, milk or Greek yogurt to a smoothie, you ensure that you are consuming a complete protein.

Smoothie bowls

Smoothie bowls are great, especially if you prefer to eat your smoothie instead of drinking it down. All that a smoothie bowl is, is a regular old smoothie put into a bowl (or any other container that you can eat from, for that matter) and covered with various toppings.

The smoothie part tends to contain less liquid, thereby giving it a thicker consistency. This makes it easier to eat with a spoon. A great trick to help make smoothies thicker is to use frozen fruits such as bananas and mangoes.

Smoothie bowls work well for breakfast, as eating them is similar to eating a regular bowl of cereal. However they tend to contain much less sugar, and little to no preservatives or artificial flavourings.

Weight loss smoothies

In order to lose weight successfully, you need to consume fewer calories than what your body is using up. Doing this means that you end up using your body's fat stores as a source of energy. At the same time, you want to make sure that most of the calories you are consuming are from healthy food sources that contain good proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

Smoothies are great for people who are trying to lose weight as they are rich in nutrient dense foods, low in unhealthy fats and also contain high levels of protein and / or fiber, which keep you feeling fuller for longer. You should try to replace any unhealthy snacks such as cakes, ice cream or potato crisps with a smoothie containing vegetables and fruits instead.

That being said, smoothies are not a weight loss miracle; you still need to monitor your total calorie consumption in order to lose weight effectively. But by making smoothies a part of a healthy diet and combining this with regular exercise, you will start to see those layers of fat disappear.

Smoothies for children

Getting children to eat vegetables, especially green ones, can sometimes be a difficult task. I know from personal experience that I disliked eating a lot vegetables in my younger days. Unfortunately, I hadn't been introduced to smoothies in the early 90's.

The trick to making vegetable smoothies healthy, but palatable at the same time is to add fruits and ingredients like honey to them, which makes them much sweeter. Fruits such as grapes, mangoes, pineapples, bananas and blueberries contain good amounts of naturally occurring sugars. Dried fruits such as raisins and dates contain even more.

Another helpful pointer is to try make your children's smoothies thick and colourful - this makes them resemble ice cream and milkshakes which we know all kids love!