28 Nutrition Experts & Food Writers Share Their Favorite Veggie Smoothie Recipes

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Smoothies are a delicious, refreshing treat any time of day. With endless flavor combinations and possibilities, they can fit your healthy lifestyle, too. Veggie smoothies are the perfect choice for people who follow a vegetarian diet, as well as those who simply want to pack more nutrients into their daily diet.

Options like paleo smoothies, high-protein smoothies, meal replacement smoothies, keto smoothies, low-calorie smoothies, and weight-loss smoothies make it possible for you to find a delicious smoothie recipe to meet practically any dietary requirements. If you’re looking for a refreshing smoothie to enjoy on the go, stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store and choose from a variety of ingredient combinations for a delicious treat you can enjoy on your way to the office, as a treat at the end of a long, stressful day, or just because – without spending any time in the kitchen at all!

Our Edible® Treats menu includes a variety of mouth-watering smoothies in addition to other tasty treats, or you can choose your own ingredients from our Create-Your-Own menu for a smoothie perfectly tailored to your taste. Try a delicious Pineapple + Honeydew + Kale smoothie from our $5 Delights menu, or opt for a custom blend of kale, banana, and pineapple, with a scoop of whey protein for an extra boost. The possibilities are endless!

For more delicious veggie smoothie recipes, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say.


Kelly LehmanKelly Lehman

@KellyLehman1

Kelly Lehman is the Owner of Cranbury Fields Flower Farm.

“My favorite Veggie Smoothie recipe is what I call The Farm Lavender Blend Smoothie. We grow lavender here at Cranbury Fields Flower Farm but you can find lavender in many local health food stores and Whole Foods. This lavender smoothie is a great way to start your day. Your mind may wander as you drink it and make you feel like you are sitting in a field of lavender. Enjoy!

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Ice”

Doris ZegerDoris Zeger

Doris Zeger is a teen vegan (100% plant based diet) and athlete from the NYC suburb of Montclair, NJ. Doris’ expertise about fitness, meal prep, and the vegan lifestyle have been featured in Soul Health International, Vegan Teen, and Plant Based News.

“Here’s my favorite veggie smoothie, which I prepares using a Kitchen Aid immersion blender. In the immersion blender cup, toss in the following:

  • Three handfuls of baby spinach
  • Two handfuls of frozen banana coins
  • Three dried pitless dates
  • Two tablespoons of hemp protein powder
  • Two tablespoons of your favorite nut butter

“Cover the cup’s contents with lukewarm water and allow the combination to sit for a few minutes so that the bananas defrost. Then blend and enjoy the deliciousness!”


Mary Ellen PhippsMary Ellen Phipps

@milknhoneynutri

Being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 5 years old, Mary Ellen Phipps must think about everything she eats. Over time, Mary Ellen has developed a love for turning indulgent foods into healthier low-sugar meals, snacks, and desserts. She shares her recipes on her blog, Milk & Honey Nutrition.

“This Lean Green Smoothie has it all – except a ton of sugar – which is exactly how I like my smoothies. It’s loaded with fruit, veggies and flavor, and will keep you full and satisfied for several hours.”


Siavash GhazvinianSiavash Ghazvinian

@EthicalTree

Siavash studied International Development and Globalization with a specialization in Behavioural Economics at the University of Ottawa. During his studies, he started a non-profit, which inspired him to start his own business. He cofounded EthicalTree, an online directory with thousands of restaurants, cafés, shops, and other businesses that sell products or services based on the ethical preferences that matter to their patrons.

My favorite smoothie consists of fresh mangos to promote digestion, fresh blueberries to get an antioxidant boost, and frozen banana for a delightful creamy consistency. The spinach and kale flavors are easily masked so that everyone can enjoy the taste while getting the amazing benefits of their vitamins and nutrients. Finally, the addition of chia seeds is an excellent source of fiber and is great for keeping you fuller for longer.

“Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of fresh mango (chopped)
  • 1/3 cup of fresh blueberries
  • Half of a frozen banana
  • 1 cup of spinach (loosely packed)
  • 1 cup of kale (loosely packed)
  • Almond milk or another liquid alternative (until desired consistency)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

“Directions: Add mangos, blueberries, banana, spinach, kale, and almond milk to the blender. Blend to desired consistency. Stir in chia seeds and enjoy!”


Alex BealeAlex Beale

@99Boulders

Alex Beale is the owner and editor-in-chief of 99boulders.com, an outdoor gear blog focusing on camping and climbing gear reviews.

“My favorite veggie smoothie recipe (that I make almost every morning) is a more budget-friendly and slightly personalized take on Dr. Rhonda Patrick’s Micronutrient Smoothie.

“Ingredients:

  • 1 handful spinach
  • 2 handfuls kale
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups water (or until desired thickness is reached)

“Some possible additions:

  • 1/2 apple
  • 1 small handful cherry tomatoes or 1/2 tomato
  • 1 shot glass ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

“I encourage people to experiment with the amounts of all the ingredients to find what tastes best to them.”


Dr. Anna CabecaDr. Anna Cabeca

@AnnaCabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca, a Keto-Green expert and publisher of best-selling book, The Hormone Fix. Dr. Anna has perfected the art of a very simple yet delicious green smoothie that can be enjoyed any time of day.

“My favorite veggie smoothie is the Basic Keto-Green Smoothie.

“Yummy Power Green Matcha Smoothie:

  • 1 1/2 scoops Keto-Green Protein Powder
  • 2 scoops Mighty Maca Plus
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tsp matcha tea powder
  • 1 cup power greens (preferably spinach)
  • 1 tbsp MCT oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tsp ground flax
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

“Note: You can substitute a similar protein powder you love and do well with for my Keto-Alkaline Protein. Just be conscientious about making sure the macronutrient and micronutrient profiles are close to those of mine.”


Multazim ShaikhMultazim Shaikh

@FamFits

Multazim Shaikh is a fitness trainer and Nutritionist. He is guiding people and motivating them to achieve their goals and lead a healthy life.

“One of my favorite smoothie recipes is Tropical Arugula.

“Ingredients:

  • Arugula
  • Avocado
  • 3 tbsp frozen mango
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Lemon zest
  • Coconut water

“Recipe:

  1. Take a blender, add 1 cup arugula and avocado.
  2. Give it a mix.
  3. Add frozen mango, lemon juice, and lemon zest after the first mix. This will add a difference.
  4. Blend it well.
  5. At last, add coconut water and keep it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

“Your fresh Tropical Arugula is prepared. In this recipe, I have not used any sugar. The idea is to go healthy.”


Christina BellChristina Bell

Christina Bell is otherwise known as Mom in the Six. Launched in 2017 as a place new moms could gather tips and tricks, Mom in the Six is a quickly growing collection of baby & toddler activities, information for navigating motherhood and fun gift guides.

“I am currently in the picky eater toddler stage and have discovered that veggie smoothies are wonderful ways to give your kids added nutrition anytime of day. If you add fruit to the smoothie your kids will never be the wiser that they are drinking their veggies. I also sneak in protein, fiber and omega 3 fatty acids.

“I call this one the Green Monster.

“Ingredients:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of spinach or kale
  • 1/2 cup of 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of natural peanut butter
  • Ice
  • Water

“Instructions: Blend all together and add more water if needed to create a smooth texture.”


Elyse HudacskoElyse Hudacsko

Elyse Hudacsko (rhymes with fiasco) served as guidance counselor to more than 500 young adults in her role as a Staffing and Development Manager at a Global Fortune 500 consulting firm for more than a dozen years. Now Elyse is sharing her expertise in guidance and education as an author, coach, and speaker.

“Every morning I treat myself to the most delicious and nutritious smoothie! This green smoothie is perfectly refreshing and leaves me feeling energized. It takes me all morning to drink and it fills me up until lunch. It is the best way to start the day.

“Place 1 avocado, 1 cucumber, 3 stalks celery, a handful of spinach, and a handful of kale, collards or chard in a blender and cover with water. Blend until smooth and serve over ice.”


Carrie ForrestCarrie Forrest

@cleaneatscarrie

Carrie Forrest is the creator of the blog, Clean Eating Kitchen, where she shares easy gluten-free and dairy-free recipes and resources. Carrie’s work inspires women to take control over their health, with a focus on holistic and natural healing.

“My favorite veggie smoothie starts with a base of hemp seeds and carrot juice, topped with lightly-steamed spinach and kale, frozen mango chunks, frozen cherries, frozen lightly-steamed cauliflower florets, with cacao powder, cinnamon, collagen protein, and a spoonful of almond butter.

“My smoothie recipe usually makes enough for breakfast with a little left over for a mid-morning snack. I’ve been making this recipe with occasional variations for several years now. I like to use a high-speed blender to get a really smooth, creamy consistency.”


Lisa RichardsLisa Richards

@Lisa_Richards10

Lisa Richards is a nutritionist and the creator of the Candida diet. Through her website, thecandidadiet.com, she explains the benefits of a low-sugar, anti-inflammatory diet.

“My energy-boosting morning smoothie contains half an avocado, half a banana, half a cup of frozen berries like blueberry, some frozen vegetables like broccoli, a quarter cup of kefir, a pinch of Himalayan sea salt, and a small scoop of hemp seeds or chia seeds. I mix in a scoop of high quality pea protein powder, add water, and blend it all together in my Vitamix.

“This smoothie contains lots of healthy fats and protein from the avocado, kefir, and protein powder. This gives me sustained energy throughout the morning. It’s also rich in antioxidants and micronutrients, and contains a good dose of probiotic bacteria from the kefir. It gives me a solid nutritional foundation to start the day!”


Ysabel MontemayorYsabel Montemayor

@freshnlean

Ysabel Montemayor is the lead RD at the meal delivery service Fresh n’ Lean and has been published in HuffPost among other outlets.

“My favorite veggie smoothie is the Green Pina Colada Smoothie:

  • 1 1/2 cups dark leafy greens (spinach or kale)
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1 medium frozen banana
  • 1 cup chopped frozen pineapples
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup coconut milk

“Yields: 2 servings.

“All of the fruits and veggies in this smoothie are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. I like to use dark leafy greens because they are easy to blend and are associated with numerous benefits such as better blood, bone, heart, and eye health. A bit of cucumber will add a refreshing flavor and pineapples will add juicy tartness. Adding a banana adds natural sweetness and thickness to the smoothie while helping balance out the tartness/bitterness from the pineapples and greens. I like to use frozen fruit because they help create a desirable thick, icy texture without the need for ice cubes. Coconut milk (from a carton) helps ease blending while being rich in nutrients and flavor.”


Scarlett FullScarlett Full

@GrowingNatRD

Scarlett Full is a Nutrition Scientist and Registered Dietitian at Growing Naturals.

“One of my favorite veggie smoothies is the Pear Pineapple Green Smoothie. It makes two servings.

“Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups (or large handfuls) of fresh baby spinach (only 17 calories and loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants!)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple
  • 1 fresh medium pear, cored and seeded
  • 1 cup your choice yogurt (I used strawberry Kefir)
  • 1.5 scoop Growing Naturals vanilla rice protein
  • 1/2 cup OJ or pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 5-10 ice cubes (depending on how thick you’d like the smoothie)

“Use dairy-free yogurt to make this recipe vegan.”


Alex MembrilloAlex Membrillo

@CardinalWS

Alex Membrillo is the CEO of Cardinal Digital Marketing.

“This smoothie helps me to naturally detox everyday. I love how with just one drink I’m able to get over 2 1/2 cups of greens, which is great for digestion. It’s also a great way to keep your skin glowing. My pro tip for blending greens is to blend them first, along with your pure coconut water, before adding your fruit and additional ingredients for blending.
This will help better blend your greens and make the fruit flavors pop.

“Leafy greens, especially spinach, contain more nutrients than practically any other vegetable. One cup of spinach is only about 41 calories and has high levels of vitamins K and A. It also contains high levels of Manganese, Folate, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Vitamins B2, B6, and E, as well as Calcium, Potassium, and Vitamin C. Jump start your day with this healthy veggie in a smoothie.

“Morning Detox Green Smoothie:

  • 2 cups of spinach (don’t compress leaves when measuring)
  • 1/2 cup of kale (or substitute Romaine lettuce)
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 cup of pure coconut water

“Blend, then add:

  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1/2 an apple, chopped without core
  • 1/2 lime squeezed for the juice (remove seeds to avoid a bitter taste)
  • 1 slice of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 ice cubes

“Blend, and enjoy.”


Luisa RuoccoLuisa Ruocco

Luisa Ruocco is a social media food influencer with just over 50k followers.

“My favorite veggie smoothie is what I like to call a Banana Caramel Smoothie. Made with a base of banana, yogurt, and dates, which give it that caramel smoothness!

“Ingredients:

  • 1 small banana
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 pitted, chopped dates
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Pinch of cinnamon

“Place all ingredients in a blender on maximum speed for 4 minutes (dates take a while to liquify!) – enjoy!”


Allison SidhuAllison Sidhu

@FoodalBlog

Allison Sidhu is the Managing Editor for Foodal and Gardener’s Path. She is a foodie from Philly who is based in Los Angeles, where she loves exploring the local restaurant scene. She holds a master’s degree in gastronomy from Boston University.

“My favorite veggie smoothie recipe by far is anything containing kale! It’s easy to blend into your favorite combination of juice and fruit to make a dairy-free blend with a little added nutrition, or you can add your choice of yogurt and milk. Foodal’s Get Well Green Smoothie is a tasty option for those who are just getting used to the green smoothie life. It’s a tasty mix of leafy greens, flax or chia seeds, banana, apple, orange juice, and your choice of tropical fruit. The added boost of vitamin C is great for immune support!”


Kathleen PrasadKathleen Prasad

@ARS_animalreiki

Kathleen Prasad is the Founder of Animal Reiki Source.

“My favorite veggie smoothie is The Green Kathleen:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 pear
  • Add 1-2 cups greens of your choice (I like kale or spinach)
  • 1/2 cup berries, kiwi or mango—depending on your mood
  • 1-2 cups water
  • A splash of orange juice for some zing

“Blend well! A few years ago, I made a commitment to eat dark, leafy greens three times a day. A green smoothie gives my cells a vitamin and alkaline shower—plus, it’s a delicious and nutritious way to wake up!”


Laurice WardiniLaurice Wardini

@Subscriptionly_

Laurice Wardini is the website manager of Subscriptionly, a subscription box review site. She resides in Los Angeles and love nutritious, whole foods that energize my body! When I’m not writing about subscription boxes or crafting healthy meals, I love hiking, traveling, and learning new skills.

“My favorite veggie smoothie recipe is one that’s packed with greens and nutrition, but still tastes delicious! The ideal recipe for me includes greens like spinach or kale, vanilla flax milk without added sugar, a banana, and sometimes other fruits such as blueberries or raspberries.

“To amp it up, I’ll throw in a scoop of vanilla protein powder and a scoop of a berry-flavored greens superfoods powder. This includes three additional servings of organic greens and extra superfoods. These smoothies are my favorite way to start the morning – they fuel up my energy for the day!”


Angelique SantanaAngelique Santana

@EatWithAngelque

Angelique Santana is a plant-based personal Chef and Author and Founder of Eat with Angelique, with over twenty years of hospitality, health and wellness and restaurant experience for upcoming recipes and food related stories. Angelique combines her passion for food and fitness, and cooks for those too busy to consistently eat home-cooked meals.

“My favorite veggie smoothie recipe is a delicious blend of:

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup beets
  • 1 cup mixed berries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp almond butter”

Marlene AdelmannMarlene Adelmann

@HerbalAcademyNE

Marlene Adelmann is an herbalist and Founder of the Herbal Academy, international school of herbal arts and sciences. Through the school and online educational programs, she has brought the wild and wonderful world of herbalism to over 40,000 students across the world.

“There are so many great ways to incorporate vegetables and infuse herbs into a healthy smoothie, but perhaps one of my favorite recipes includes fresh kale, nourishing nettle, and refreshing mint.

“Green Nettle Mint Smoothie ingredients:

  • 2 leaves fresh kale
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 3/4 cup nettle infusion (cold or room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup rice milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 4 pitted dates

“Directions: First, make your nettle infusion. Infusions are made from 1 ounce of herb steeped in 1 quart boiling water for at least 4 hours, so can have a strong taste. Chill in the refrigerator. Blend all ingredients thoroughly in a blender until smooth. Garnish with a mint leaf. This recipe originally comes from the Herbal Academy blog.”


Betty DaviesBetty Davies

@SlowTheCookDown

Betty Davies is a food blogger at Slow The Cook Down.

“Smoothies are one of my favorite ways to get extra veggies and nutrients into my diet. They are perfect for quick breakfast or an easy lunch, and my current favorite is this Beet Smoothie. It’s packed full of vitamin C and ingredients to help boost your immune system.”


Kelsey RoadruckKelsey Roadruck

@House_Method

Kelsey Roadruck is the Reviews Editor for House Method.

“Here are the ingredients for my favorite veggie smoothie:

  • 2 spoonfuls of canned pumpkin
  • Some spinach leaves
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 spoonfuls of collagen powder (I like Great Lakes)
  • 1 spoonful of MCT oil (I like Onnit)
  • Almond milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Turmeric
  • Himalayan salt

“You can add a full banana, half of an apple, or one or two dates if you like sweeter smoothies.”


Alberto NavarreteAlberto Navarrete

@EmilysMaids

Alberto Navarrete is the General Manager of Emily’s Maids, a house cleaning service in Dallas. Their mission is to make families happier by creating clean, healthy home environments.

“My favorite smoothie is the banana smoothie. Recipe goes like this for 2 servings:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

“Put it all in a blender and mix it together. Put some ice and enjoy.”


Katelyn CresmerKatelyn Cresmer

@greenasathistle

Katelyn Cresmer is the Author of Simply Minimal and blogger at greenasathistle.com. She blogs about lifestyle changes you can make to change your financial future. Simplify your life, save and make money, get out of debt and then reach financial freedom!

“Here is my simple, yet delicious favorite smoothie.

  • Pineapple orange juice
  • 5 peeled oranges
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup of spinach (or kale)

“The spinach makes the smoothie a beautiful light green color and it sneaks in some healthy greens. I peel the oranges instead of juicing them to get the extra fiber.”


Marly McMillen BeelmanMarly McMillen Beelman

@NamelyMarly

Marly McMillen Beelman is a blogger on Namely Marly.

“My favorite green smoothie involves kale, spinach, and chard, because those are three greens that provide us with so many nutrients that we all need! However, that wouldn’t be the best tasting smoothie on its own. We also include a banana, some almond milk, a little bit of ground flax seeds and then for the really flavorful part, I love adding cocoa powder, some plant-based chocolate cocoa powder, a little bit of peanut butter, and even a little bit of coconut extract. The finished product tastes a little bit like a chocolate no-bake cookie and yet this smoothie is so healthy! We change up the flavors, sometimes adding vanilla, berries, and other nutritious and flavorful ingredients!”


Kylie GoldsteinKylie Goldstein

Kylie Goldstein, travel writer for Tourist Japan and passionate vegan, shares her favorite veggie smoothie that has a Japanese twist. Following a vegan diet means ensuring proper nutrient intake and paying attention to iron, B12, and omegas.

“My favorite veggie smoothie is the Matcha Mango Morning Smoothie. This green smoothie is a perfect way to kick start the morning and enjoy a powerful punch of produce for energy and focus. Matcha is known for its health benefits including antioxidants and it’s naturally detoxifying qualities. Classified as a superfood, matcha, made from green tea leaves is a part of most diets in Japan mostly consumed in tea, but also included in ice cream, desserts and of course, smoothies.

“Matcha also contains naturally occurring caffeine with l-theanine which can replace a morning coffee, giving a boost of energy that will last longer and does not have the same effects as coffee.

“Mixing matcha together with vegetables and fruit is one of the best ways to incorporate this powerful superfood and enhance its earthy flavor.

“Matcha Mango Morning Smoothie:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of mango (fresh or frozen)
  • Handful of spinach
  • A handful of kale (destemmed)
  • Cucumber
  • 2 tsp of matcha powder
  • 1 cup of non-dairy milk such as almond milk or coconut milk

“The combination of fruit and matcha is both flavorful, healthy and filling a perfect way to start a morning. By not adding any other protein to this shake (example: soy milk, spinach, or protein powder) it helps maintain the powerful properties of matcha. Mixing iron together with green tea actually reduces the EGCG (antioxidant) properties.”


Alex TranAlex Tran

@schimiggy

Alex Tran is a yoga and meditation instructor. She also blogs about wellness and health at Schimiggy.com.

“My favorite veggie smoothie recipe is delicious and super green!

“Ingredients:

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 kale leaf and stem (chopped)
  • 1 cup almond or coconut milk (water works too!)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Honey to sweeten (add to taste or leave it out!). I also sub with date syrup which has less sugar than honey and is vegan.

“Throw all the ingredients into a blender and set it on high until the smoothie is fully blended. Serve with a stainless steel or glass straw!”


Brian SheehanBrian Sheehan

@HLGSWRTH

Brian Sheehan is the Marketing Manager at Hollingsworth. They are a national supply chain and logistics company.

“I drink a smoothie every day to help lose weight and stay healthy. I have a dump it recipe that I separate into Ziploc bags that I freeze and dump into the blender each morning before I head into work.

“Here’s what goes into my dump it smoothie bags:

  • 1 cup of chopped kale leaves (leave out stems)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/3 cup of frozen or fresh cut pineapple (you can also sub for other fruits such as apples, pears, oranges, berries, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup of spinach

“Does not have to be in frozen dump it bag:

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon protein (optional)
  • 1/2 cup ice

“Blend it all until smooth. I use a Bullet blender.”


These veggie smoothie recipes are packed with nutrients, delicious, and perfect for indulging in any time of the day. If you’re looking for an easy, prep-free yet oh-so-delicious veggie smoothie while you’re out and about, stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store and choose a combo of fresh, never-frozen ingredients from our Edible® Treats menu for a delicious, done-for-you veggie smoothie on the go.