Are you getting tired of the same old green smoothie recipe? Sometimes it's easy to get stuck in a rut with healthy smoothie ingredients—the same protein powder flavor, the same ratio of spinach to almond milk to fruit, and on top of that it's often difficult to disguise the taste of veggies no matter what else you add. Have no fear: we have 24 healthy recipes here for vegetable smoothies that taste good to inspire better blending.
Vegetable Smoothies That Taste Good: Top 24 Recipes
Here's an assortment of veggie smoothies designed by the VeggieShake team and made to taste good and diversify your nutrient intake. Keep in mind that VeggieShake also has products for All-in-One and Daily Boost pre-mixed smoothie powders, made from whole foods like leafy greens (kale and spinach), natural nutrients like chia seeds and turmeric, and a vegan protein matrix made solely from plant foods. These formulas could be added to any of the following recipes to make sure all your nutritional bases are covered.
Peaches for sweetness and kale and spinach for nutrient value turn the flavor profile of this vegetable smoothie into more of a fruit smoothie. With beta-carotene and healthy fiber in the greens and the antioxidant power of vitamin C in the peaches, this Peaches and Protein smoothie can be easily blended in your Vitamix with almond milk and MCT oil for an energy boost. This blend makes for a great start to your day or a tasty pick-me-up when you hit the midday slump.
With not one but two healthy root vegetables, this recipe is a perfect treat for autumn. Sweet potato and baby carrots bring you beneficial plant compounds and vitamin content, while plantains smooth out the texture and promote digestive health. With almond milk, pecans, and a dash of agave and honey to sweeten the deal, this recipe is a perfect concoction to get you in the fall spirit.
Ready to feel ecstatic? This Orange Ecstasy smoothie recipe brings you the vegetable contribution of carrot and the nutrient content of ginger, lemon, and orange juice. With peach and mango for a bright, tropical taste, this delicious smoothie is refreshing and full of antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and free radical damage. Plus, it's super easy to make with a prep time of just 5 minutes.
Brussels sprouts are serious vegetables, so substantial that many people don't think to add them to a smoothie, but they make a perfect contribution to your green smoothie challenge efforts. Banana and coconut water help ease through the Brussels sprouts, and kale offers up health benefits like fiber and detoxifying vitamins. This is a veggie smoothie designed to go down easy, and if you use a frozen banana, it makes for a perfect summer treat.
With pineapple, watermelon, and coconut water, this minty smoothie may leave you wondering where the vegetables are. Surprise... mint is technically a vegetable! While it is often thought of as an herb, if you combine mint leaves into this mixture, you're consuming a green much like any other. Additionally, MCT oil, a popular energy enhancer for those on the keto diet, helps with weight management, and the mint calms the stomach and delights the senses.
This healthy smoothie recipe starts with the visually stunning red root vegetable that is the beet. A perfect breakfast smoothie or midday boost, the Luscious Red Shake was created for heart health. Beets contain nitrates that help lower blood pressure, and strawberries and oats lend their strengths to improving cholesterol levels and empowering your immune system. Sweetened with dates that are high in fiber for digestive support, it's a tasty enough blend to share with the whole family.
Our Green Energy Smoothie is built on being an oat smoothie and perfect for making a rich, thick mixture to keep you feeling full. The veggie component comes from the superfood add-in of matcha powder. Made from green tea leaves and a powerful concentrate, it's the "green" that's named in this recipe's title. As far as taste goes, cardamom, agave, and vanilla add sweetness, and pistachio lends a nutty balance to a complexly delicious drink. With fiber, healthy fats, dairy-free almond milk, and the antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties of matcha, the health benefits of this mixture do not disappoint.
If you value your vegetables but don't want to taste them right now, or if you want to disguise veggies for kids who are picky eaters, this shake could make your day. With frozen bananas lending a milkshake-like consistency and coconut sugar lending that sweet smoothie taste, this recipe's star ingredient is zucchini, with some walnuts sprinkled on top. When blended with coconut milk, the mild zucchini taste disappears under the power of frozen fruit and cinnamon. This shake is full of natural fiber, the cholesterol-lowering plant compounds found in nuts, and the nutrient density of zucchini, which contains riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamins A, C, and K. Coconut sugar has a far lower GI score than refined table sugar does, making it a healthy choice for a tasty treat.
Here's another beat on beets: combine them with the tart, overwhelming flavors of acidic fruits like pineapple, pomegranate juice, lemon, and blueberries. If you don't like beets you don't have to be concerned about it here—their nutrients like you, and these powerful fruits can disguise any veggie taste. Anti-inflammatory and impressive to behold, the Beetylicious Smoothie may surprise you by becoming the favorite smoothie you never expected.
Another zucchini dream, this one with chocolate. This vegan smoothie recipe combines the refreshing zucchini (featuring the fiber pectin for heart health) with chocolate almond milk and cocoa powder (full of vitamin E and cholesterol-busting nutrients). Plantain makes this blend creamy and smooth, walnuts add essential fatty acids, and maple syrup not only flavors the whole mixture, but also provides trace amounts of zinc for the health of your blood vessels. Your heart may ache for this smoothie, but only in a good way.
Back to the super greens: baby spinach, kale, celery, and cucumber. This shake also has frozen cauliflower, lemon, almonds, chia seeds, chilled green tea, bee pollen, and ground flaxseeds. It's a busy shake, but for the total time it takes to combine all these diverse ingredients together, you get an absolute blizzard of vitamins and minerals: vitamins A through E and every mineral you can spell, plus antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. You get the best of everything in one green smoothie—that's why we consider it a dream come true.
Those who are lactose intolerant or cannot consume dairy for health reasons or due to living a vegan life may still miss the rich thickness many people associate with dairy products like Greek yogurt or ice cream. Not to worry! We've got a recipe for you. With frozen bananas, strawberries, goji berries for antioxidant support, hemp milk, and bee pollen, you've got what appears more like a dessert than a vegetable smoothie, except for the final ingredient: cauliflower. The same veggie that can easily replace rice or mashed potatoes for those on a low-carb diet can join in here to create the rich texture of a milkshake without any dairy.
Along with getting your flu shots to protect yourself and the more vulnerable members of your family (elderly parents, young children), arming your immune system against cold and flu season can be done naturally too. This fruit smoothie combines dragon fruit powder, coconut milk, MCT oil (made from coconut oil), collagen protein, cauliflower (our veggie), monk fruit sweetener, keto cider, and ice (if you prefer it chilled). This is a gorgeously hot-pink concoction that can help boost your energy, provide you with strengthening proteins, and deliver the important antioxidants contained in keto cider (made up of fresh ginger, turmeric, and apple cider vinegar).
For those who want their vegetable smoothies to help with weight loss and function as meal replacement shakes, here's one designed to help you cut down on hunger pangs and minimize calorie intake without sacrificing nutrients. With coconut milk, spinach, zucchini, avocado, chia seeds (which swell and help slow digestion), plus monk fruit sweetener and cacao powder for taste, this mixture is full of ingredients that help fill you up and thin you out as you reach for your fitness goals.
Apple cider vinegar is an (apple) jack of all trades: it can promote weight loss, function as an antiseptic, lower inflammation, and possibly help people manage diabetes. Made through fermentation, apple cider vinegar is a natural probiotic aid and can serve as a salad dressing base or as an ingredient in this smoothie. This mix is made with apple, ripe pear, kale (or spinach), half a lemon, a ripe banana, apple cider vinegar, and a scoop of our VeggieShake blends (whichever flavor you prefer). Just chop up those fruits, add your preferred greens, and top it off with a balanced blend for a tart and simple whole-food smoothie.
Gluten-free and vegan, this zucchini "bread" smoothie is comprised of frozen bananas, apple juice, pumpkin spice, walnuts, zucchini, cashew milk, and just a splash of vanilla. Rich and full of warm fall spices, there is prebiotic fiber support, antioxidants and detoxifying phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, and the feel-good hormone tryptophan, all in one tasty recipe.
Here's a veggie we haven't mentioned in a while: carrots. With vitamin A and antioxidants to help your immune system through the colder months of the year, this recipe blends carrots with butternut squash (or pumpkin or both if you prefer), pitted dates, vanilla almond milk, chia seeds, and a medley of powder and spices including cacao powder, turmeric root, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, and cayenne. A cold drink with warm flavors, this smoothie is a ray of winter sunshine that's perfect for when the days get short.
A high-fat beverage ideal for those on low-carb or keto-style diets, this creamy kale-and-spinach smoothie combines avocado, leafy greens, coconut milk, collagen powder, keto cider, and monk fruit sweetener. If you're on a diet and looking for a healthy smoothie that won't interrupt your efforts, look no further.
Here's a veggie we haven't mentioned at all yet: the root vegetable jicama. Crunchy and full of the prebiotic fiber inulin, this vegetable is a boon for gut health. And the rest of this smoothie? A seemingly decadent delight. With frozen banana, cubed jicama, almond milk, coconut sugar, peanut butter powder, a couple of mini peanut butter cups, and a dollop of MCT oil. It may seem like more treat than nutrition, but there are antioxidants here, along with vitamins, minerals, and healthy sugar alternatives with fewer calories than the "real" stuff.
This beautiful lavender blend is designed for heart health with ingredients that include blueberries, coconut milk, cashews, hemp seeds, and macadamia nuts. While there are no traditional green veggies in this one, each of the ingredients is a plant food, so much so that it's practically a granola bar in a cup. For a little variety between your green smoothies and chunky veggies, enjoy this protein powerhouse made from nuts, seeds, and berries for the sake of your heart.
Guard against sore throats, colds, and flus with yet another immune system smoothie. With the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties found in pineapple, orange juice, kale, green pepper, and spirulina, this blend helps to detoxify the body, fortify it with vitamin C, and boost your vitamin A intake to help ward off opportunistic infections.
22. Matcha Be Crazy
How about another green smoothie twist? The Matcha Be Crazy recipe is full of coconut, dates, baby spinach, matcha powder, and activated charcoal ice cubes for detox support. Perfect to cure hangovers, cleanse your kidneys, and enrich your body with antioxidants.
Speaking of antioxidants, this kale smoothie includes peaches, pineapple, and orange juice for their vitamin C content. Drink it to boost your immune system for cold and flu season and beyond, and get a little anti-inflammatory support for good measure.
We leave you with our most unique concoction: the Copycat Coffee Frappe Smoothie. For the veggie content there's the subtle cauliflower, but after that, it's all sweetness and light: bananas, figs, almond milk, cold brew coffee, and vanilla. Make your coffee work for you by turning a cup of java into a healthy frappe smoothie that will sustain you all day long.
Savoring Your Smoothies
The best part of smoothies is the way they can Trojan horse some of the healthiest vegetables into you under the guise of sweet, tasty fruit. Something so good for you should never be a chore, so hopefully these recipes for vegetable smoothies that taste good will make healthy eating a pleasure.