40 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

March 22, 2018

Smoothie Recipes Title

Ahh, the smoothie. It’s gotten a bad rap in the past for being a sugar-laden drink more closely resembling dessert than anything remotely healthy. But while that might be true for smoothies purchased at juice shops, you can make healthy smoothie recipes right at home for a fraction of the price in just minutes.

Why do I love smoothies so much? They make a great breakfast or snack anytime of the day and can usually be made ahead of time. These delicious healthy smoothie recipes can help you refuel after a great workout.

You can also load them up with nutrient dense foods and supplements to help boost your immune system or to give you an energizing power-punch to your metabolism. They require minimal equipment (just a blender) and, by storing them in a reusable drink bottle, you can have an on-the-go meal in minutes.

Ready to make one of these frosty concoctions? I’ve rounded up some of my favorite healthy smoothies. Whether you want to satisfy a sweet tooth, detox with a green drink, or indulge in a chocolatey drink, I know you’ll love these recipes. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: I recommend using natural sweeteners like raw honey, real maple syrup or organic coconut palm sugar to get the most nutrients out of these recipes. Also eliminate conventional cow’s milk and use organic coconut milk, almond milk or grass-fed goat milk, replace table salt with sea salt, and replace canola and vegetable oil with coconut oil, olive oil or ghee.

Top 40 Healthy Smoothie Recipes


1. Berry Green Smoothie

Loaded with antioxidants (thanks, berries!), this smoothie recipe is a snap to make ahead of time. Skip the table sugar and add a drizzle of honey to sweeten.

Berry Green Smoothie
Berry Green Smoothie / Damn Delicious

2. Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

A rich antioxidant superfood, blueberries are good for your brain function and your immune system. And with this truly customizable base, this simple but perfect blueberry smoothie can be tweaked to your liking, though I love the suggestion of serving it in a fancy glass! Use plain cow’s milk yogurt for best results.

3. Strawberry Papaya Smoothie

High in fiber and antioxidants, papaya is one nutritious fruit! And blended with coconut kefir to keep your gut and immune system going strong, plus whey protein to keep your metabolism up, it makes for a great start to your morning. For variations, throw in a little bit of pineapple or a handful of spinach.

Papaya Smoothie

4. Pumpkin Apple Breakfast Smoothie

Why should the only pumpkin recipes be pies? In this healthy smoothie, canned pumpkin provides extra fiber and a lovely orange color, while apples and oats also will help you feeling fuller longer. And while it’s got “breakfast” in the name, I think this smoothie makes a great meal anytime.

5. Cherry Almond Smoothie

Reminiscent of a cherry cobbler, this smoothie is loaded with good-for-you ingredients like cherries, almonds, and coconut oil. You’ll never believe how healthy this sweet treat is!

Cherry Almond Smoothies
Cherry Almond Smoothie / Baked Bree

6. Red Delicious Apple Pie Smoothie

This delicious smoothie has the flavors of apple pie without the calories. A banana adds a potassium punch and Greek yogurt provides extra protein. Try it after dinner or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up snack.

Beets and strawberries give this smoothie a rich red color while banana and cacao powder lend a sweet, chocolately flavor. The result is a drink bursting with healthy ingredients that tastes like dessert. Make sure to substitute raw honey or maple syrup for the agave syrup to make it healthy as it is tasty!

Healthy Red Velvet Smoothies
Healthy Red Velvet Smoothie / Chocolate & Carrots

8. Rise and Shine Skinny Coffee Smoothie

Kick-start your morning with this dairy-free coffee smoothie. It’ll provide the caffeine you’re craving along with banana and coconut milk for natural sweetness. Don’t need to restrict dairy? Add a tablespoon or two of Greek yogurt for extra probiotics, protein and creaminess.

9. Watermelon Berry Smoothie

No liquid is necessary in this recipe thanks to the inclusion of juicy watermelon. With three types of fruits and ice, you’ll love this frozen smoothie on a hot summer day.

Watermelon Berry Smoothie
Watermelon Berry Smoothie / Cook Eat Paleo


10. Cherry Vanilla Green Smoothie

Naturally low-calorie, high-fiber cherries disguise the taste of kale in this tasty smoothie. If cherries aren’t in season, feel free to use frozen in their place.

11. Coconut Green Smoothie

This green smoothie gets a tropical flavor thanks to the inclusion of coconut milk and shaved flakes and an extra nutritional boost from the cup of spinach. Try it when you need something refreshing to sip on.

12. Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

These pumpkin pie smoothie recipes are loaded with protein and fall-inspired flavors, like cinnamon, nutmeg, and (of course!), pumpkin. Make at least two of the variations for a layered treat that’s sure to impress guests!
Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Green Pumpkin Pie Smoothie / Vitamin Sunshine

13. Dreamy Chocolate Chip Mint Smoothie

This drink is chock-full of healthy fats, protein, and all-around deliciousness. And who can resist that minty green color? If you’re craving a milkshake, make this your go-to smoothie.

14. Kale Shake Recipe

Whether you indulged too much at dinner or just want to get nutrients flowing through your system, this wholesome, healthy smoothie —packed with cinnamon, kale leaves, grapes, and just a little cayenne kick — is just what the doctor ordered.

kale shake

15. Super Detox Green Cleansing Smoothie

This mega-green smoothie has a long ingredients list but, I promise, it’s worth it. You’ll get a serving of veggies, loads of vitamins, and antioxidant effects. If you’re looking for a healthy smoothie that packs a lot of punch into each serving, this might be the one!

16. Stomach Cleanser Smoothie

If your tummy has been acting up, the digestion-aiding ingredients in this smoothie might help. Loaded with lemon juice, ginger, cucumber, and mint, it’s an excellent way to ease your body into the day.
Stomach Cleanser Smoothie

Stomach Cleanser Smoothie / The Vedge

17. Sweet Spinach Smoothie

Satisfy all your vitamin A needs in just one meal with this sweet green smoothie. The drink is creamy thanks to Greek yogurt and smooth avocado, while fresh pears, grapes, and lime juice disguise any spinach taste. The result is a protein- and veggie-packed smoothie perfect for an AM start.


Enjoy all the rich taste of chocolate and nuts with this “melt-in-your-mouth” smoothie. With its smooth creamy texture, and healthy protein kick, it will get your morning started right! Toss in some flaxseeds to help fight cancer and help lower cholesterol!

Banana Nut Chocolate Smoothie

19. Chocolate Almond Oatmeal Smoothie

This single serving smoothie requires just four ingredients but tastes much more decadent. It’s like a milkshake that’s good for you!

20. Chocolate Banana Smoothie

A handful of simple ingredients blend to produce a smoothie with hints of chocolate, banana, and vanilla. If you’re not following a vegan diet, feel free to use organic, dark chocolate chips in place of the vegan variety.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie
Chocolate Banana Smoothie / A Family Feast

21. Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Chocolate and cherries go hand-in-hand as ingredients in one of the tastiest healthy smoothie recipes. It’s also packed with vitamin-rich spinach and full of protein. Fresh or frozen fruit are fine — either way, this will be delicious.

22. Healthy Chocolate Smoothie

How can a smoothie this good be so good for you? Baby spinach charges up your health, banana’s potassium wakes you up, avocado comes in swinging with potassium, magnesium and glutathione, and chia seeds will get your metabolism moving fast!  All this with the great taste of chocolate for a sweet treat that will keep you satisfied for hours. Try it as breakfast or a mid-morning snack.

23. Thin Mint Protein Smoothie

Enjoy the crisp breezy feeling of peppermint with this satisfyingly good smoothie. Try adding a few leaves of kale as a variation to add even more nutrition. It’ll help you knock off the afternoon slump and get moving again!

Thin Mint Smoothie

24. Healthy Hot Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie

Get the comforting flavors of hot chocolate with the added nutrients of avocado, chia seeds, and raw oats with just a touch of honey (my favorite is Manuka honey) in this nourishing smoothie recipe made with warm milk. It’s wonderful on chilly mornings or as a bedtime treat.


25. Cashew and Almond Butter Chocolate Smoothie Bowls

Here’s a new take on smoothie recipes: these are eaten in a bowl. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to eat a bowl of chocolate, this is the recipe for you! While there are two featured here, I prefer the second: almond butter, cacao powder, banana, apple, and spinach in a bowl just can’t be beat!

Smoothie Bowl
Cashew and Almond Butter Chocolate Smoothie Bowl / The Vegan Cookie Fairy

26. Banana, Vanilla Bean, and Cinnamon Shake

This vegan-friendly healthy smoothie gets its dessert-like flavor from fresh vanilla beans. Use your favorite nut butter — almond is great, but cashew would be tasty, too. It’s a great alternative to ice cream!

27. Cashew Ripple Strawberry Shake

Using cashew butter (or another favorite nut variety) produces a frosty smoothie that gets in a dose of fruits, too. And who can resist that awesome pink strawberry-tinged color?

Cashew Ripple Strawberry Shake
Cashew Ripple Strawberry Shake / Healthy.Happy.Life.

28. Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Skip the food court kiosk and get a dose of cinnamon roll goodness right at home. This version, made with coconut milk, will curb those cravings and leave you feeling great. Use freshly ground cinnamon for the best flavor. Need an extra protein boost? Add two tablespoons of almond butter for more staying power.

29. SkinnyLicious Protein Smoothie

Wake up and smell the greens with this eye-opening smoothie that has all the vitamin C, antioxidants, and a touch of natural caffeine to perk you up and get you going!

30. Fresh Figs and Cashew Butter Smoothie

Figs tend to be underrepresented in recipes, but these fruits are rich in fiber, potassium, and calcium. They take center stage in this fresh, vegan smoothie. Use soaked, dried figs if you can’t get your hands on fresh ones. This will still taste great.

Fresh Figs and Cashew Butter Smoothie
Fresh Figs and Cashew Butter Smoothie / BareVitality

31. Health Nut Blueberry Smoothie

Superfood blueberries shine in this super healthy smoothie. They’re blended alongside greens and bananas, with dried coconut flakes adding texture and almond butter ensuring the mixture is creamy. You’ll love this one!

32. Monkeylada Smoothie

If you’re dreaming of warmer climates and umbrellas on the beach, try your hand at this monkeylada smoothie. The addition of pineapple and coconut will evoke reminders of the beach — but instead of a hangover, you’ll be treated with nutritious ingredients.

monkeylada smoothie
Monkeylada Smoothie / Healthy Seasonal Recipes

33. Paleo Strawberries and “Cream” Smoothie

With only six ingredients and no dairy in sight, it’s hard to believe this smoothie is so naturally creamy. And with such a pink hue, no one has to know that there’s an avocado hiding in there!

34. Pumpkin Cashew Butter Smoothie

A smart way to use up canned pumpkin you might have from another recipe, this healthy smoothie is like autumn in a glass. The addition of blueberries, banana, flaxseed, and cashew butter mean it’s nutritious — and delicious. Add a little crunch by sprinkling granola on top.

cashew butter smoothie
Pumpkin Cashew Butter Smoothie / Fit Foodie Finds

35. Reese’s Protein Smoothie

This is one of my favorites. Pass on the processed chocolate candies and opt for this healthy smoothie version instead. It’s loaded with antioxidants and flavor. You won’t feel guilty downing this Reese’s!

36. PB & J Smoothie

This smoothie is filled with flavors of your childhood with nut butter, berries and oats. Substitute almond butter or sunflower butter for peanut butter to make this a “real food” choice for breakfast or a hearty snack anytime!  This smoothie is one of my favorites, because not only is it absolutely delicious but it fills you up too!

PB & J Smoothie / Fit Foodie Finds

37. The Running Man Smoothie

This layered smoothie is chocked-full of superfoods — raspberries, mango, and ginger all make an appearance. It is two times the nutrition and flavor!

38. Toasted Coconut & Fig Almond Milk Smoothie

This already-delicious drink steps up its game with the addition of toasted coconut flakes on top. Figs also make a welcome appearance among smoothie staples like bananas, almond milk, and cacao powder. This one is great any time of year, but especially in the fall.

toasted coconut almond milk fig smoothie
Toasted Coconut & Fig Almond Smoothie / What’s That Smell?

39. Vanilla Cake Batter Smoothie

A cake batter you can feel good about eating? That’s the case with this wholesome, healthy smoothie. Made with vanilla extract and coconut flour, it’s a cake splurge you can feel good about. Don’t have coconut butter on hand? Use almond or cashew butter in its place.

40. Velvety Butternut Cinnamon Date Smoothie

If there is one smoothie recipe that screams, “Autumn is here!” then this is it. Roasted butternut squash, juicy mejdool dates, and spices comprise this cozy smoothie. Use canned squash puree if roasted isn’t an option. You’ll love this either way!

With so many healthy smoothies to choose from, you can try a new smoothie every day!

So, try some of my smoothie picks, and let me know which one is your favorite!

Josh Axe

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