Sometimes it’s difficult to get the recommended daily intake of vegetables during our busy lives, but there are ways to sneak them in while you’re on the go. Vegetable smoothies can be made ahead of time, and consumed during your commute – making them a wonderful way to add some extra nutrition to your diet. Read on for 25 of our favorite healthy vegetable smoothie recipes.
1. Green Machine Smoothie
This delicious looking smoothie has spinach in it, which gives it the green color… but it also has lots of healthy fruits to sweeten it up and make it taste great. Head over to The PKP Way to find out exactly how to create this yummy (and healthy!) concoction.
2. Carrot, Pineapple & Turmeric Smoothie
This one has a beautiful color, and is sure to taste just as great as it looks thanks to its unique combination of ingredients. Carrots give it its orange hue, while pineapple, turmeric, orange juice and even apple cider vinegar add to the health benefits. Check out the recipe here.
3. Plum & Persimmon Green Smoothie
This green smoothie is loaded with spinach and kale, qualifying it handily as “green,” but it also has a number of other fun ingredients to sweeten it up including plum, persimmon, orange, ginger and more. Check out the recipe over at Quinn’s Place.
4. Tropical Carrot Smoothie
This one looks more like a cocktail than a smoothie, but in reality, it is packed with all kinds of nutrients and healthy goodies. Topping the list are carrots, coconut water, strawberries and mango. Read the full post and recipe at The Chunky Chef.
5. The Princess & The Frog Smoothie
This drink has two layers, giving it a fun look and a mix of different flavors. The top layer has mixed berries and greek yogurt, while the bottom has avocado, spinach, green tea and a variety of other ingredients. Get the full tutorial at Natural Fit Foodie.
6. Bright Green Smoothie
This vibrant green smoothie has a number of wonderful ingredients packed inside, including kale, cucumber and celery. A bit of apple sweetens it up. Make your way over to A Bubbly Life to check out the recipe and lots of other fun photos.
7. Dairy-Free Carrot Mango Smoothie
This one is made with carrots, mango and bananas, along with a whole host of other spices that make it delicious (and super healthy). And it’s dairy-free for those of us who are lactose intolerant! Head over to Runnin Srilankan to find out how to concoct this smoothie.
8. Detoxifying Smoothie
The bright, saturated pink color of this smoothie comes from the beets and raspberries, while a whole host of other super foods and healthy ingredients will leave you feeling great. Head over to Honestly Nourished to find out how to make this one yourself.
9. Kale Spinach Smoothie
Here’s another one that’s packed with nutrients, this time starting with lots of kale and spinach and finishing with a few different types of fruit. Make your way over to Vegan Family Recipes to find out how to mix up this healthy green smoothie.
10. Green Detox Juice
This bold green drink is loaded with spinach, cucumber and even green pepper, giving it detoxifying properties and a lovely green color. Apples and ginger lend some additional sweet flavor. Check out the recipe over at 1001 Voyages Gourmands.
11. Beet Strawberry Smoothie
This colorful combination of beets and strawberries is excellent for warding off disease thanks to the antioxidants in both. And it tastes good too! Make your way over to Salu Salo Recipes to find out exactly how to mix up this delicious pink smoothie.
12. Butternut Squash Smoothie
This bright orange smoothie is made from butternut squash, milk, dates, maple syrup and a variety of tasty spices creating a delicious drink that is perfect for a chilly evening when you need some extra nutrients. Check out the recipe over at Happy Healthy Mama.
13. Refreshing Green Smoothie
Here’s another beautifully bright smoothie, this time made with romaine lettuce, celery, cucumber and a couple of different types of fruit for sweetness. Make your way over to The Conscientious Eater to find out how to mix up this green concoction yourself.
14. Chocolate Covered Cherry Green Smoothie
This one sounds like a dessert, but it has plenty of healthy nutrients and antioxidants as well including spinach, cherries, cinnamon and chocolate. Yum! Head over to Bijoux and Bits to find out how to create this delicious treat for yourself.
15. Carrot Cilantro Smoothie
This yummy looking smoothie is jam packed with beta carotene and lots of other vitamins, making it a great smoothie to start off your day. Head over to Eat Well 101 to find out how to mix up one of these carrot cilantro smoothies for yourself.
16. Pack-A-Punch Blueberry Smoothie
This one is aptly named – it has some serious nutrients packed into it including blueberries of course, bananas, flaxseed, almond milk and spinach. Make your way over to Photos and Food to find out how to mix up this purple treat yourself.
17. Power Peach Mango Smoothie
This bright orange beverage has peaches and mangoes as the name implies, but also lots of carrots for beta carotene and some almond milk to make it taste a bit creamy. Head over to My Sequined Life to find out how to mix up this bright drink at home.
18. Broccoli Green Smoothie
Broccoli is one of these super healthy vegetables that may be less than palatable for some… so this is a good alternative! This smoothie contains broccoli, celery, banana, parsley and basil. Head over to Glamorous Bite to check out the full recipe.
19. Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie
Although this drink has a pretty purplish hue, it is secretly hiding spinach inside. Find out how to combine blueberries with other healthy ingredients to get your kids (or yourself!) to eat all the necessary nutrients. Read all about it over at Less Than Perfect Parents.
20. Carrot, Tomato and Red Pepper Smoothie
This incredibly bright red smoothie is jam packed with all kinds of delicious vegetables including carrots, tomatoes and red peppers, and it also has goji berries for a bit of sweetness. Head over to Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey to find out how to make your own.
21. Berry and Cauliflower Smoothie
This delicious looking smoothie has an unusual ingredient hidden inside… cauliflower! It gives it a bit of creaminess and pairs well with the other vegetable – avocado! Head over to Simple Roots Wellness to find out how to make your own cauliflower smoothie.
22. Leafy Green and Avocado Probiotic Smoothie
This creamy green smoothie is packed with all kinds of healthy goodies including kale, avocado, dates and cacao nibs. A bit of probiotic powder helps to promote intestinal health. Make your way over to Healthy Yummies to find out how to concoct this fantastic smoothie.
23. Purple Power Smoothie
This pretty pink drink has some pretty powerful ingredients hidden inside, including a whole host of fruits and vegetables, flax seeds, chia seeds and more. Make your way over to Running To The Kitchen to find out how to create this yummy smoothie.
24. Avocado Date Smoothie
This thick, delicious-looking smoothie has all kinds of healthy ingredients including spinach, fresh orange juice and of course avocado and dates. Head over to Garlic My Soul to find out how to make your own healthy avocado and date smoothie.
25. Blueberry Beet Smoothie
And last but not least, this incredibly gorgeous magenta colored smoothie – it’s made from blueberries, beets, banana and greek yogurt. What’s better than a treat that’s actually good for you?! Check out the full recipe over at the Homemade Nutrition blog.