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20 Vegetable Smoothies That You’ll Actually Want to Drink

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20 Vegetable Smoothies That You’ll Actually Want to Drink

Green smoothies have come a long way from the gross goop of yesteryear. I’ll prove it with these 20 delicious vegetable smoothies.

Everyone knows they’re supposed to eat vegetables every day.

Doing it, though, can become a chore.

Sure, you can get fancy with “hidden veggie recipes,” but even that can get old. And simply blending up a bunch of broccoli to your protein shake does not an enjoyable smoothie make.

Green smoothies are an obvious alternative, but let’s face it: most taste like ass.

Well, that’s why I put together this list of vegetable smoothies for you.

Not only are they packed with micronutrients, but they’re also delicious, which means you can enjoy them after a workout, as a midday snack, or whenever you find yourself in need of a healthy pick-me-up.

Enjoy!

Collard Greens Smoothie

vegetable collard greens smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Shutterstock

Although collard greens are most popular the Southern way – boiled with ham hocks or bacon, then seasoned with vinegar – they’re a versatile leafy green that can be used like kale.

It’s easy to add to smoothies like this one with mango and lime to boost the micronutrients without adding too many calories. Collard greens can also make a great slaw, salad, and soup.

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice

2 cups collard greens (or spinach), destemmed and chopped

1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks

1 cup green grapes

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 116

Protein: 2 grams

Carbs: 30 grams

Fat: 1 gram

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Sungold Summer Squash Smoothie

squash vegetable smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Emily Kyle Nutrition

When you’re sipping on this naturally sweet smoothie, you won’t even think about the fact it’s made from summer squash, the veggie that looks like yellow zucchini. The kiwi and squash have a mild flavor, and with the added nutrition from chia seeds and oats, this blend makes a tasty veggie smoothie for toddlers.

It also has ginger, turmeric, and double the daily recommended value of vitamin C, so it’s a powerful immune booster for all ages.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 small yellow summer squash (about 1 cup), quartered and frozen

3 Sun Gold kiwi

1/3 cup rolled oats

2 Tbsp. chia seeds

1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger

1 tsp. ground turmeric

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 cup milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 200

Protein: 7 grams

Carbs: 35 grams

Fat: 6 grams

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Berry Broccoli Rabe Smoothie

bee pollen smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Andy Boy

Broccoli rabe isn’t actually broccoli at all, but its own kind of vegetable entirely. The leafy green is a member of the turnip family, and like broccoli, it’s one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables you could eat.

Of course, no matter how powerful a single superfood is, you’ll need to get vitamins and minerals from a wide variety of sources. Bee pollen is a great supplement with tons of added nutrition, providing a wide variety of health benefits like lowering cholesterol and relieving allergies.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1/2 cup broccoli rabe

1/2 banana (or 1 small banana)

3/4 cup frozen raspberries

3/4 cup fresh strawberries

3/4 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt

1 Tbsp. shelled hemp seeds

1 tsp. bee pollen (plus more for topping)

1 tsp. pure maple syrup

Ice

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 226

Protein: 4 grams

Carbs: 44 grams

Fat: 6 grams

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Healthy Purple Smoothie

vegetable fruit smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Just Putzing Around the Kitchen

Cabbage has lots of nutrients in a small number of calories, and luckily it has a mild flavor that works well with other ingredients. It might seem unusual to add cabbage to a smoothie instead of coleslaw, but in fact kale, collard greens, and spinach are similar cruciferous vegetables.

That means you don’t even have to drink a green smoothie to get the health benefits of one; just add red cabbage or Napa cabbage to the blender instead.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1/2 cup raspberries

1/2 cup blackberries

1 large banana

1 1/2 cups red cabbage, chopped

1/2 cup red beets, chopped

1/2 cup baby spinach

1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup orange mango juice

1 cup water

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 174

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 37 grams

Fat: 1 gram

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Refuel & Recharge Smoothie

vegetable smoothie refuel recipe Picture courtesy of Prolific Juicing

This nutrient-dense smoothie is a healthy breakfast and then some. With oats, fresh fruit, and almond butter, it’s got all the benefits of oatmeal. But I’m guessing you don’t like to put spinach in your overnight oats.

Here they’re blended in with blackberries and banana so you’ll hardly notice the flavor, only the added nutrition. For more smoothies that can double as a wholesome meal, pick up The Healthy Smoothie Bible by Farnoosh Brock.

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Serves 1

Ingredients

1/4 cup rolled oats

1 cup blackberries

1 medium banana

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 Tbsp. almond butter

1 1/2 cups fresh spinach

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 438

Protein: 14 grams

Carbs: 55 grams

Fat: 22 grams

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Carrot Mango Smoothie

mango carrot vegetable smoothie Picture courtesy of Runnin Srilankan

Plain carrot juice might taste like veggies, but with the right mix-ins in your smoothie, it’ll be like drinking a slice of carrot cake.

This recipe includes oats, coconut milk, and spices. But what really brings it home is the coconut and pineapple. And instead of raisins, mango is added for more sweetness and a tropical smoothie twist.

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 cups chopped carrots and mango

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground cardamom

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

3 Tbsp. pure honey

2 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut

2 Tbsp. dried pineapple chunks

2 Tbsp. dried mango chunks

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 331

Protein: 4 grams

Carbs: 64 grams

Fat: 8 grams

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Spinach Apple Detox Smoothie

spinach detox smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Life is But a Dish

This refreshing smoothie is perfect to transition into fall. Spinach is available year-round, which means you can also make a green smoothie whenever you want.

But to keep it seasonal, switch up the recipe with whatever’s in the farmers’ market. This one also has crisp green apples to welcome autumn, as well as refreshing cucumbers to enjoy the last tastes of the summer.

Serves 2

Ingredients

3 cups fresh spinach

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 banana

1 granny smith apple, cored and cubed

1 cup chopped cucumber

4 pitted dates

1 Tbsp. flax seeds

Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Large handful of ice

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 193

Protein: 4 grams

Carbs: 44 grams

Fat: 3 grams

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Berry & Hidden Broccoli Smoothie

hidden broccoli vegetable smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of All Nutribullet Recipes

This berry smoothie tastes so good, you won’t believe what’s really in it. The outstanding flavor comes from mixed berries and vanilla frozen yogurt, so this offers a lot of temptation to enjoy – while really consuming a serving of veggies.

Along with the taste of a healthy berry milkshake, you’ll also be getting a whole cup of broccoli with a day’s worth of vitamin C.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 cup broccoli

1/3 cup nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt

1/3 cup strawberries, sliced

1/3 cup raspberries

1/3 cup blackberries

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 210

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 37 grams

Fat: 4 grams

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Radish & Ginger Smoothie Bowl

ginger vegetable smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Healthy and Psyched

This antioxidant smoothie bowl will wake you up in the morning without any caffeine. Radishes have a slightly sweet, peppery flavor that plays well with the zing of ginger.

That’ll perk you up as much as coffee, though they’re balanced by the natural sweetness of berries, banana, and mango. For a milder smoothie, look for varieties like small French breakfast radishes or carrot-shaped daikon.

Serves 1

Ingredients

4 small radishes

1 cup frozen mixed berries

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

1/2 banana

1/2 cup cold-pressed apple juice

1/2 cup water

1/2 tsp. ground ginger (or fresh ginger to taste)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 240

Protein: 2 grams

Carbs: 58 grams

Fat: 1 gram

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Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

sweet potato vegetable smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Clean Program

Sweet potatoes offer excellent nutrition and a creamy texture to any smoothie – and of course flavor that can taste like pie. Using sweet potatoes in any recipe will net you a whole day’s worth of vitamin A.

And in this case, blending the healthy vegetable with coconut cream will make this drink more dessert-like while adding the fat necessary to help absorb all the beta-carotene, vitamins, and other micronutrients.

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 quart apple cider, frozen into ice cubes

1 lb. sweet potatoes, baked

1 cup coconut cream

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

2 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. ground allspice

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

Pinch of sea salt

Sweetener of choice to taste (optional)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 413

Protein: 4 grams

Carbs: 68 grams

Fat: 16 grams

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Watermelon Radish Smoothie

watermelon vegetable smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Lydia Forson

For a crisp veggie smoothie that will rehydrate and replenish you after a workout, try this original blend. Although it takes just a few common ingredients, this is a combo that you probably haven’t put together yourself.

It has potassium from the banana, an amino acid to reduce muscle soreness in the watermelon, plus the naturally cooling properties of radishes, making this an easy vegetable smoothie to enjoy throughout the summer.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1/3 cup watermelon

1 medium banana

2–3 medium radishes

Handful of ice

1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 126

Protein: 2 grams

Carbs: 32 grams

Fat: 10 grams

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Raw Green Fiend Superfood Smoothie

green superfood smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of The Blender Girl

Ever pick up a bottle of blended juice and wonder how they got so many amazing ingredients in there? This recipe for a green wheatgrass smoothie is just like that, only you can mix it up at home.

Making these kinds of smoothies takes an initial investment in all the ingredients, but then you’ll be stocked up to get a quick nutritional boost anytime. And all the health benefits in this drink – 15 grams of fiber, loads of vitamins, and almost all the iron you need in a day – come from whole food sources.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 green tea bag

1 cup boiled water

1/2 cup unfiltered apple juice

1/2 tsp. probiotic powder (optional)

1 cup baby spinach, firmly packed

1 medium banana

3 Tbsp. sprouted chia seed powder (or whole chia seeds)

2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice

1 Tbsp. hemp protein powder

2 tsp. wheatgrass powder

Pinch of sea salt (optional)

2 cups frozen pineapple

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 318

Protein: 11 grams

Carbs: 60 grams

Fat: 8 grams

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Tropical Carrot, Ginger & Turmeric Smoothie

carrot turmeric ginger vegetable smoothie Picture courtesy of Bon Appetit

Everyone has been raving about the many health benefits of turmeric. For a calorie-free addition that’ll be a nutrition boost in any smoothie, try adding turmeric.

It’s an incredible anti-inflammatory to reduce muscle soreness and even fight disease. And turmeric can also help increase insulin sensitivity, which keeps your blood sugar level stable – a great addition to any fruit smoothie.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 blood orange (or navel orange), peeled and pith removed

1 large carrot, scrubbed and coarsely chopped

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

2/3 cup coconut water

1 Tbsp. shelled hemp seeds

3/4 tsp. finely grated fresh ginger (or 1/4 tsp. ground ginger)

1 1/2 tsp. finely grated fresh turmeric (or 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric)

Pinch of cayenne pepper

Salt to taste

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 268

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 50 grams

Fat: 6 grams

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Fennel Breeze Smoothie

fennel green smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Mind Body Green

This low-sugar vegetable smoothie is basically salad in a glass, but it tastes a whole lot better than if you blended lettuce and dressing. Plus, you’re getting 20 grams of fiber per serving.

You’ll need regular salad toppings for this like tomato, cucumber, and avocado. But what really makes this green smoothie taste amazing is the fresh herbs. Fennel is especially flavorful with a light licorice note that adds a sweet, fresh element.

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 fennel bulb

2 sprigs fresh oregano

2 sprigs fresh basil

2 handfuls kale

1/2 cucumber

1 tomato

1/2 avocado

Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 376

Protein: 10 grams

Carbs: 47 grams

Fat: 21 grams

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High-Protein Beet Smoothie

beet chocolate vegetable smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Pop Sugar

Since they’re naturally sweet, beets are one of the best root vegetables to add to a smoothie. To reduce the earthiness, you can cook the beets with a bit of orange juice and ground cloves.

That method’s perfect for this recipe since the spiced orange flavors will work great with this blend of sweet blueberries, chocolate protein powder, and nutty hemp seeds.

Serves 1

Ingredients

2 large beets (or 3 small), cooked

1 cup baby kale

1/2 cup blueberries, frozen

1/2 banana, frozen

1 scoop WHEY+ chocolate protein isolate (or vegan protein powder)

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 Tbsp. shelled hemp seeds

3 ice cubes

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 402

Protein: 35 grams

Carbs: 56 grams

Fat: 6 grams

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Spicy Vegetable Smoothie

spicy vegetable smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Green Blender

Most veggie smoothies will mix in plenty of fruit to sweeten the deal. But that’s not necessary if you go savory. This all-vegetable smoothie is like homemade V8 with tomatoes as the main ingredient.

It also has refreshing cucumber and celery, plus spicy jalapeno for a real kick. And if you don’t like the taste of cilantro, simply switch it out for fresh parsley or basil.

Serves 1

Ingredients

2 heirloom tomatoes

1 Persian cucumber

2 stalks celery

Juice of 1/2 lime

1/2 jalapeno, deseeded

4 sprigs fresh cilantro

1 cup water

1/2 cup ice cubes

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 105

Protein: 5 grams

Carbs: 24 grams

Fat: 1 gram

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White Asparagus & Strawberry Smoothie

asparagus strawberry vegetable smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Honest Cooking

Asparagus is probably the last ingredient that comes to mind when preparing a smoothie, even one with veggies in it. But if you use a milder white asparagus, which is grown without light so it doesn’t develop the green-colored chlorophyll, and you’d never guess that’s what’s hiding in each sip.

This super low-calorie smoothie has fresh mint, strawberries, and lemon juice to ensure the asparagus flavor blends into the background.

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 big stems raw white asparagus, cleaned and peeled

8 big strawberries

2 leaves fresh mint

1 tsp. poppy seed oil (optional)

1/2 tsp. ground vanilla (or vanilla extract)

1/2 tsp. raw sugar

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 cup water (more or less as needed)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 54

Protein: 1 gram

Carbs: 7 grams

Fat: 3 grams

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Cucumber, Grape & Avocado Smoothie

vegetable grape cucumber smoothie-recipe Picture courtesy of Top of the Apple

This unique green smoothie doesn’t use any kale, spinach, or arugula. Instead the color comes from cucumber, which can be blended unpeeled, and two kinds of fruit: green grapes and avocados.

Technically this healthy smoothie has three fruits, cucumber included, so if you want to get in your veggies too, add in a superfood supplement like Legion GENESIS. This smoothie would also blend well with a scoop of protein powder, adding milk or juice as needed.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 large cucumber, deseeded and chopped

1 1/4 cups green grapes, halved

1/4 cup diced ripe avocado

2 Tbsp. water

1 cup ice

1 tsp. agave nectar (optional)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 109

Protein: 2 grams

Carbs: 20 grams

Fat: 4 grams

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Pea Perfection Smoothie

pea vegetable smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Que Rica Vida

Peas are a natural source of protein that’s easily incorporated into almost any smoothie. They’re naturally sweet and have a mild flavor that’s indiscernible with fruit like pineapple in the mix.

Making this sweet pea smoothie takes hardly any effort to make, requiring just four ingredients. And you can easily add more protein with a scoop of vanilla whey isolate or even pea protein, plus milk or ice to help it blend smoothly.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 bag (12 oz.) frozen sweet peas

1 cup frozen strawberries

1/2 cup pineapple juice

1 medium banana, cut up

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 320

Protein: 13 grams

Carbs: 64 grams

Fat: 0 grams

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Swiss Chard Green Smoothie

swiss chard green vegetable smoothie recipe Picture courtesy of Wishful Chef

Vegetable smoothies are awesome whenever you need an immune boost. Leafy greens like Swiss chard and kale are loaded with vitamin C, a necessity for optimum immune system functioning. They’re also chock full of vitamin K to help the kidney remove toxins so your body can heal.

And when you need even more nutrition, add a scoop of Legion GENESIS to your green smoothie. One serving has about five servings of vegetables, including broccoli sprouts, spirulina, spinach, and dandelion greens.

Serves 4

Ingredients

3 cups Swiss chard, destemmed and roughly chopped

3 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen

1 tart green apple, chopped

1 grapefruit, peeled and chopped

1 cup white cranberry juice (or water)

2 cups ice

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 133

Protein: 2 grams

Carbs: 33 grams

Fat: 1 gram

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What did you think of these vegetable smoothie recipes? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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