These healthy and easy vegetable smoothies taste amazing (not like dirt, lol!), are made with whole foods, nourish the body, are vegan, and can be enjoyed any time of day for a refreshing meal or snack.
Veggie Smoothies For a Refreshing Change
When it comes to smoothies we often think fruit-forward. Usually they are made with a base of frozen bananas or berries and blended with nut milk like almond milk or coconut milk, nut butter like almond butter, and other tasty ingredients. Sometimes a change is nice and that’s why these 8 veggie smoothies are definitely worth a try.
These smoothies are vegetable-focused and while they do contain some added fruits, it’s the vegetable goodness that really shines. The vegetables also bring in a great dose of added vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre, and enzymes.
What vegetables are good in a smoothie?
If you want to experiment with adding vegetables to your go-to smoothies, you can try adding any of the following. The vegetables listed below are relatively subtle in flavour and blend well with fruits and other ingredients without changing the texture or taste too much making them good vegetables for smoothies.
Best Vegetables for Smoothies:
- Spinach (fresh or frozen)
- Zucchini (almost tasteless!)
- Cauliflower (also very mild tasting)
- Cucumber (adds a great refreshing flavour and goes well with berries)
- Sweet potato (steamed and cooled)
- Pumpkin (steamed or roasted and cooled, canned works as well)
The Best Vegetable Smoothies
These 8 smoothies are perfect for picky eaters or little ones who are more likely to turn up their noses to veggies. Blended with other delicious ingredients your little one will be none the wiser! If you love smoothies then these smoothies are a delicious way (albeit a sneaky way) of getting those great health benefits and improving your digestive health too.
Best Green Spirulina Smoothie from NITK
This delicious green smoothie contains a healthy dose of spinach along with some fruits and spirulina for a delicious and refreshing snack.
Apple Carrot Orange Smoothies from Vibrant Plate
These vegan vegetable smoothies are loaded with carrots lending to their vibrant orange hue. Along with carrot is orange, apple, ginger, turmeric, and a touch of cayenne pepper!
Snickerdoodle Smoothie (with cauliflower) from Ambitious Kitchen
This sweet and creamy smoothie secretly contains a healthy dose of cauliflower, but you’d never know it!! The frozen cauliflower is mixed with tahini, dates, vanilla extract, and cinnamon creating an amazing recipe full of snickerdoodle flavour.
Beet and Berry Smoothies from Nyssa’s Kitchen
These vibrant vegetable smoothies get their gorgeous color and a hit of antioxidants from beets! Theis beet smoothie is blended with berries, banana, and orange for an incredible combination you’ll want again and again.
Sweet Potato Smoothie from Eat With Clarity
This creamy and delicious smoothie tastes a whole lot like pie, is made in just minutes, and is packed with fibre and healthy fats. This will be your new favorite way to enjoy sweet potatoes!
Creamy Zucchini Blueberry Smoothie from Minimalist Baker
This vegetable smoothie is packed with zucchini, baby spinach, celery, along with blueberries and banana. It packs a nutritious punch as it contains a ton of vitamins, minerals, and fibre!
Pumpkin Smoothie from Jar of Lemons
This creamy vegetable smoothie is based around pumpkin, which is packed with vitamins A, C, and E and fibre. Combined with banana and greek yogurt (use coconut yogurt for dairy free/vegan) it’s sweet, satisfying, and perfect for cooler days.
Green Apple Cucumber Smoothie from Skinny Taste
This refreshing smoothie combines cool cucumber with apple, lemon, and ginger for a super hydrating, subtly sweet drink that is perfect for a hot summer day or to wake you up in the morning.
If you haven’t yet tried a vegetable smoothie or don’t usually add veggies to the mix when you make a smoothie, be sure to give one (or a few) of these recipes a try.
Vegetable Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss
When working out and looking for raw veggie smoothie recipes to help aid in your diets and workout routines don’t overthink it. These simple smoothie recipes have just a few veggies and fruits in every blended mix making a perfect balance of sweetness and whole foods for a deliciously healthy drink in every sip.
How to Make a Vegetable Smoothie
How to make your healthy smoothie recipe will depend on the specific recipe of choice but they all start out by selecting fresh vegetables or fruits that pair well together and then involve a blender to get them all smooth enough to drink through a straw. Added ingredients and added steps will be included in any recipe you choose to follow. Once you know how to make a healthy vegetable smoothie, you’ll be surprised you hadn’t tried it sooner.
How Many Calories In a Vegetable Smoothie
The number of calories in your drinks will vary greatly depending on so many different factors. Keep in mind that someone else’s large meal might just be your snack, and calorie intake varies from person to person. the plus side is that these are healthier calories full of nutrients that your body wants and needs.
How to Freeze Fruits and Vegetables for Smoothies
You can buy fruits and veggies and prep them for smoothies long in advance. Just take the product and wash it well. Peel if needed. Chop into 1 inch sized pieces, without seeds (if it should be seeded like an apple or cherry or pumpkin). Then mix and match flavorful combinations of fruits and veggies into sandwich bags and keep them stored in the freezer. Then when you want a smoothie, grab a bag and just mix it together with some greek yogurt or almond milk in a blender.
How to Hide Vegetables in Smoothies
Hiding veggies is fairly simple thanks to the flavorful fruit options available. you want a mild tasting veggie paired with fresh and vibrant fruit. For example, a cucumber is a light and refreshing veggie with a very little flavor of its own, added with apple and you still have the fresh taste but with a sweetness. Spinach can be hidden well with berries like blueberries or strawberries because they’re very vibrant in flavor but the vibrant color is harder to hide because it’s green so you may want to use less spinach to a higher berry ratio.
Is Vegetable juice Good For You?
Vegetable juice can be healthy if you know what to look for. Just like when selecting a fruit juice you want to double check the ingredients and make sure you are finding drinks that have as little added sugar or other ingredients as possible. You want the juice to be as “whole” and “natural” as possible and with a nice percentage of actual juice in the content.
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