39 Healthy Smoothies
Smoothies are a fantastic way to get an added punch of nutrition into your diet. Whether enjoyed in the morning for breakfast or even between meals as a snack or pick-me-up, these power-packed smoothies are completely delicious and nutritious with every sip. Simply pour a few simple ingredients into your blender, whip it up, and enjoy!
You’ll often find silken tofu in shelf-stable packages on the Asian foods aisle. We call for Mori-Nu brand because one package will provide exactly what you need for this 3-day meal plan. The squeeze-pack of almond butter is convenient and contains only what you need for this recipe. But if you have almond butter in your pantry, just use 2 tablespoons.
Mango and Maca Smoothie
Avo-Berry Smoothie Bowls
Start your day with a rich, creamy smoothie bowl full of anti-inflammatory foods. Aside from easing inflammation, this breakfast offers you the heart-healthy benefits of avocados’ unsaturated fats, plus more than half your daily fiber in one serving—enough to help keep you full until lunchtime. Keep the berries frozen (both the ones blended into the smoothie and the ones on top of the bowl) for great texture.
Citrus Sunrise Smoothie
With a one-two punch of mango and coconut, this is a perfect blend for those who enjoy a taste of the tropics. This recipe calls for frozen fruit, letting you still reap the nutritional benefits of out-of-season fruit like mango. Just one serving offers 100% of your daily goal for vitamin C and over one-quarter your daily calcium needs in a low-calorie package.
Smoothies are a great way to front-load your day with produce and nutrition. Just one serving of this power breakfast offers about two-thirds of the day's calcium and nearly a quarter of potassium in a low-calorie package. Chia seeds amp up fiber and protein, plus they're one of the richest plant sources of heart-healthy alpha-linoleic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid).
Supercharged Kale-Avocado Smoothie
This hydrating smoothie is jam-packed with nutrients, delivering one-third your daily goal of vitamin A and 100% of vitamin K—two important nutrients many of us don't get enough of. Matcha green tea powder delivers a jolt of caffeine without the jittery side effects, helping you power through your holiday to-do list with sustained energy and alertness.
Banana-Berry Buttermilk Smoothie
This quick smoothie comes together in a flash. Simply combine ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
Berry Green Smoothie
Smoothies are a quick way to kick-start your day with extra fruits, vegetables, and fiber. Avoid juices and powders with added sugars; instead choose whole ripe fruit to add a sweet touch naturally. Dairy-free option: Use a (5.3-ounce) container of dairy-free soy yogurt alternative.
Layered Fruit Smoothie
Frozen diced mango helps keep preparation to a minimum for this anytime smoothie. Blend with buttermilk, sugar and vanilla. Substitute other frozen fruits, like peaches, for fun variety.
Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie
Segment the orange over a bowl to catch all of those tasty juices, and add them to the blender before processing. You can buy frozen mangoes, but for the creamiest sip, start with fresh, and freeze overnight.
Sweet Fig Smoothies
This recipe offers a great use for figs that are very ripe (or even overripe) and need to be used soon. The riper the fig, the sweeter and more delicious in this creamy breakfast drink.
Antioxidants found in both blueberries and pomegranates can help your body fight aging, cancer, and heart disease.
Yogurt drinks are popular across the Middle East and South Asia. We like ours with puréed cucumber and herbs, plus a spritz of club soda. If the cucumber peels and seeds are tender, they don't need to be removed.
Blueberry-Tofu Smoothie is a simple and delicous way to use soy in your drinks. Because its so soft, "silken" tofu works well as a thickener in this smoothie. Prep: 5 minutes; Total time: 5 minutes.
The Ultimate Citrus Smoothie
Combine the juice with frozen bananas to form a fruity base, then thicken with rich, tangy Greek yogurt and sweeten with a hint of honey.
Coconut Milk Smoothie
In this smoothie, traditional ingredients like bananas, blueberries, yogurt, and honey meet an unlikely guest: unsweetened coconut milk. Not only does the milk help create the perfect consistency for a smoothie, but it also aids digestion, making this sweet, fruity smoothie a good-for-you treat.
Keep a stash of frozen bananas--they're great in smoothies because they add flavor and body.
Green Tea-Kiwi and Mango Smoothie
Cool off with refreshing Raspberry-Mango Smoothie. This frozen drink is packed with pick-me-up flavor and nutrients.
Rainbow Sherbet Smoothie
Even though the name implies as much, this smoothie is no sugary dessert. This recipe is packed with hidden nutrients, including hemp seeds, green tea and handfuls of fresh, sweet fruit.
Açai Super Smoothie
Brazilian surfers first popularized this freakishly nutritious Amazonian berry. Now it has gone mainstream. The smoothie here, by F&W's Grace Parisi, boosts açai's healthfulness with pomegranate juice.
A Berry-Good Smoothie
On-the-go smoothies are often loaded with sugar and so many calories--you might as well have a milkshake. This versions saves you about 140 calories, plus it's loaded with antioxidants.
Glowing Green Smoothie Dr. Oz
1 1/2 cups water 1 head organic romaine lettuce, chopped (about 6 cups) This smoothie supplies you with the energy, vitamins and minerals to give your skin a youthful, sexy glow. 2 stalks organic celery (about 1 1/2 cups) 7 cups of chopped spinach 1 organic apple or pear, cored and chopped 1 organic banana 2 tbsp of fresh lemon juice
Cran-Berry Green-Tea Smoothie
The best smoothies combine great nutrition with even better flavor. Cranberries and green tea pack this drink full of healthy antioxidants, while berries and banana add essential vitamins and nutrients.
We tried this smoothie with 2% reduced-fat milk but liked it much better with the soy milk. Any kind of fruit will work--try strawberries or peaches.
Blueberry Soy Shakes
Use soy milk in place of milk in coffee; when preparing hot or cold cereal; when making creamy soups, casseroles, or smoothies; and in mixes for pancakes or muffins.
Power Green Smoothie
Citrusy Banana-Oat Smoothie
Make morning prep even faster by freezing the banana and cooking and refrigerating the oatmeal the night before.
Apple Pie Smoothie
This apple pie smoothie is an easy way to treat yourself and pack some nutrients into your day.
This two-toned smoothie is incredibly filling thanks to substantial servings of protein and fiber.
Fruity and Nutty Summer Smoothie
This easy, satisfying sipper will likely keep you full till lunchtime. A small splash of coconut milk adds satiating richness (and, admittedly, a fair amount of saturated fat), but the walnuts balance with a big boost of heart- and brain-healthy omega-3 fats. Fresh orange juice sweetens the smoothie naturally (there’s no added sugar), and frozen mango contributes creaminess when blended. Feel free to sub any berry for the strawberries; blueberries or raspberries would be particularly good here.
Fruit and Nut Smoothie
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Ginger Colada Green Smoothie
Experience the sweet and spicy flavors of the Caribbean in ten minutes flat, even if you’re stuck at your desk. Loaded with nutritious ingredients like fresh ginger, kale, spinach, and hemp seeds, this clean, green smoothie is the perfect way to jumpstart your morning. Dana Shultz, author of Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking, makes this refresher almost every day. She calls it a ginger colada because it reminds her of a piña colada with a gingery kick.
Ginger Colada Green Smoothie
For spinach and kale, Shultz likes to buy hers pre-washed and bagged and stored in the freezer. That way it stays fresh and is always available when she’s craving a smoothie. It also helps keep the mixture colder and slightly creamier.
Reprinted from Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking by arrangement with Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Dana Shultz.