15 Simple Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Why Healthy Smoothies?
We live in a world where eating healthy has become a real chore. The number of unhealthy food options is at an all-time high and navigating the maze of healthy verses unhealthy practically requires a degree in nutrition. Healthy smoothies to the rescue! Smoothies offer a quick and easy way increase the amount of healthy food you consume on a daily basis.

Whether you replace your breakfast with a smoothie, another meal, sugary dessert, or drink a protein packed smoothie before and/or after a workout, smoothies are welcome at any time of the day. If you’re new to smoothies, don’t worry, once you get a few of the basics down, you’ll soon see how easy it is to make healthy smoothies on demand.

What Constitutes a Healthy Smoothie?
The ingredients. Stick to local, organic, fresh fruits and vegetables whenever possible. Use the highest quality water you have access to and raw milk or your nut milk of choice. Coconut and almond milk are my favorite nut milks.

Regular old tap water and store bought milk aren’t healthy, but if that’s all you have, start there and seek to make improvements later on. There’s really no limitation to what you can add into your smoothies. Play around with various herbs and spices (ginger, cayenne, nutmeg, and cinnamon), nuts, seeds, oils, butters, superfoods (cacao, maca, and goji berries), and anything else you know to be healthy.

Beginner Smoothie Recipes Blueberry

1- Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Recipe
1 cup water
1 banana (peeled)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Nutritional Information Calories: 147 | Fat: 1g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 38g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 29% | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 3%


2- Berry Blast Smoothie
Feel free to tweak this recipe by using the berries of your choice or that are local to you as well as larger or smaller portions of each berry.

Recipe
1 cup almond milk (can substitute other nut milk)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries 4 – 6 ice cubes

Nutritional Information Calories: 137 | Fat: 4g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 26g | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 11% | Vitamin C: 113% | Calcium: 23% | Iron: 7% Basic

3- Basic Green Smoothie
Recipe

1 cup water
1 cup baby spinach
1 banana 1/2 cup berries of choice (blueberries used for nutritional information)
A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)

Nutritional Information Calories: 154 | Fat: 1g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 39g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 59% | Vitamin C: 43% | Calcium: 4% | Iron: 7%

4- Yogurt Smoothie
Recipe
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup plain yogurt (preferably regular or full-fat)
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp honey (substitute maple syrup or a little stevia to sweeten)

Nutritional Information Calories: 131 | Fat: 4g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 21g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 3% | Vitamin C: 76% | Calcium: 17% | Iron: 2%

5- Chocolate Raspberry Protein Smoothie
Recipe
1 cup raw milk or nut milk of choice (raw milk used for nutritional information)
1/2 banana (optionally frozen)
1/2 cup raspberries
1 serving of your preferred chocolate protein powder (Sun Warrior – Warrior Blend Raw Protein used for nutritional information)

Nutritional Information Calories: 328 | Fat: 11g | Protein: 26g | Carbohydrates: 37g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 7% | Vitamin C: 35% | Calcium: 32% | Iron: 34%

Intermediate Smoothie Recipes

6- Kiwi Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Recipe

1 cup water
1 kiwi, peeled and halved
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 fresh or frozen banana
1 tsp coconut oil
4-6 ice cubes (optional)

Nutritional Information Calories: 183 | Fat: 6g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 35g | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 264% | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 6%

7- Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie
Recipe
1 cup nut milk of choice (almond used for nutritional information)
1 frozen banana
2 TBSP almond butter
1 TBSP flax seeds or chia seeds (flax used for nutritional information)
1 serving of your favorite chocolate protein powder (optional)

Nutritional Information Calories: 352 | Fat: 21g | Protein: 11g | Carbohydrates: 36g | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 12% | Vitamin C: 17% | Calcium: 40% | Iron: 12%


8- Blueberry Milkshake Smoothie
Recipe
1 cup raw milk or nut milk of choice (almond used for nutritional information)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 avocado
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 TBSP honey to sweeten
1/2 TBSP maca (optional)

Nutritional Information Calories: 278 | Fat: 18g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 14% | Vitamin C: 29% | Calcium: 32% | Iron: 7%


9- Sweet Dreams Smoothie Recipe
Recipe
1/2 cup warm raw milk (substitute other milk of choice)
1/2 fresh banana
1/2 cup pitted cherries
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Nutritional Information Calories: 184 | Fat: 5g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 32g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 5% | Vitamin C: 18% | Calcium: 16% | Iron: 2%

10- Raspberry Peach Watermelon Smoothie
Recipe
1 cup seeded watermelon chunks
1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen peach slices
1/2 TBSP coconut oil 3-4 ice cubes (optional)

Nutritional Information Calories: 168 | Fat: 8g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 26g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 23% | Vitamin C: 56% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 5%

Advanced Smoothie Recipes

11- Goji Berry Mango Superfood Smoothie
Recipe
1 cup water
2 TBSP goji berries
1/2 cup frozen mango slices
1/2 TBSP coconut oil A dash of high quality salt (Celtic sea salt, Redmond salt, Himalayan salt)

Nutritional Information Calories: 164 | Fat: 8g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 105% | Vitamin C: 90% | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 7%

12- Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
Recipe
1 cup raw milk or nut milk of choice (raw milk used for nutritional information)
1/2 avocado
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 TBSP cacao powder
1/2 tsp honey to sweeten
1/2 TBSP cacao nibs (optional)
1 serving chocolate protein powder (optional) A few mint leaves (optional – think mint chocolate chip ice cream)

Nutritional Information Calories: 377 | Fat: 24g | Protein: 12g | Carbohydrates: 34g | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 9% | Vitamin C: 91% | Calcium: 33% | Iron: 6%


13- The Green Machine Smoothie
Recipe

1 cup water
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup kale (stems removed)
1 banana
1/2 cup frozen berries of choice (blueberries used for nutritional information)
1 TBSP chia seeds
1/4 tsp cinnamon A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional) 1 serving of your favorite green superfood powder (optional)

Nutritional Information Calories: 208 | Fat: 4g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 44g | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 75% | Vitamin C: 59% | Calcium: 12% | Iron: 17%


14- Lemon-Lime-Kale Detox Green Smoothie
Recipe
1 cup water
1/2 lemon, peeled and seeded
1/2 lime, peeled and seeded
1 fresh or frozen banana
1 cup kale, stems removed
1 tsp honey

Nutritional Information Calories: 149 | Fat: 1g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 39g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 34% | Vitamin C: 83% | Calcium: 5% | Iron: 5%


15- Spicy Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
Recipe
1 cup green tea, brought to room temp or chilled
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup fresh or frozen papaya chunks
1 TBSP chia seeds or chia seed gel
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon A dash of a high quality salt A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten (optional)

Nutritional Information Calories: 266 | Fat: 13g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 41g | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 28% | Vitamin C: 141% | Calcium: 10% | Iron: 22%

Bonus Recipes

-Ryan’s Favorite Superfood Smoothie
Recipe
1/2 cup raw milk
1/2 cup kefir
1/2 avocado
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 TBSP chia seeds or chia seed gel
1/2 TBSP maca
1/2 TBSP cacao powder
1 serving Sun Warrior chocolate protein powder

Nutritional Information Calories: 507 | Fat: 29g | Protein: 29g | Carbohydrates: 40g | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 13% | Vitamin C: 31% | Calcium: 38% | Iron: 46%

-Coffee Replacement Smoothie
Recipe
1/2 cup coffee
1/2 cup almond milk
3 TBSP cashews
1/2 TBSP coconut oil
1/2 TBSP cacao powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
A dash high quality salt 1/2 TBSP honey

Nutritional Information Calories: 263 | Fat: 19g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 18% | Iron: 17%


-Ginger Strawberry Kombucha Smoothie
Recipe
1 cup kombucha (homemade or store bought – I like GT’s Kombucha)
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 TBSP coconut oil
2 TBSP chia seeds or chia seed gel
1/4 inch ginger, peeled and minced or 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger

Nutritional Information Calories: 354 | Fat: 23g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 35g | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2% | Vitamin C: 103% | Calcium: 22% | Iron: 21%

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