18 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

This green smoothie recipe will energize and invigorate the senses.

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey (if needed)
  • 1 handful of spinach (or other leafy greens)
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear
  • 1 ½ cups chilled ginger tea*
  • Ice cubes

Bring about 2 cups of water to the boil. Grate or slice thinly about 1 inch of ginger root and add to boiling water. Cover saucepan and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain. Cool.


Healthy smoothies are perfect for breakfast on the go. All the goodness of a healthy breakfast in one glass. Quick cook oats and nuts help to slow down the absorption of sugar from the fruit, keeping blood sugar levels steady, and giving you more energy for longer.

Yogurt and milk are rich in protein, which makes this smoothie filling. The fruit are a source of vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber and carbohydrates, making this smoothie recipe nutritious and energizing.

If you don’t like bananas check out how to make a smoothie without banana.

  •  ¼ cup quick cook oats (not instant)
  • ¼ cup nuts (walnuts, almonds, or pecans)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup frozen fruit (mango, blackcurrants, or strawberries)
  • 2 ½ tbsp low-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup of milk (skim/ soy/ almond)


Wake up with this delicious blend.

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup frozen low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup chilled strong black coffee


This smoothie recipe is a meal in a glass and packed with nutrients to make up a little for last night’s indulgences. Banana provides energy, ginger will help settle the stomach and help with nausea (check out detox water recipes for some more help!). Yogurt helps to soothe the digestive tract. Pomegranate juice super nutritious and contains high levels antioxidants. If you don’t have pomegranate juice to hand, try cranberry or blueberry juice. Alternatively, add a cup of frozen mixed berries. Nut butter is rich in protein and healthy fats, which will help you feel full and provide lasting energy.

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons almond butter
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup low-fat yogurt
  • ½ cup Pomegranate juice
  • Ice cubes


Is there anything worse than laying in bed trying to sleep, concentrating on trying to sleep, and so not getting to sleep at all? You can’t mentally force yourself to sleep, but you can physiologically. To that end, this smoothie recipe is made up of foods (banana, peanut butter, milk) that contain tryptophan, which is converted to serotonin and sleep-promoting melatonin. This smoothie is also rich in carbs and calcium, which intensify the effect of tryptophan. Cherries contain melatonin and bananas are a great source of potassium and magnesium, which are natural muscle relaxants.

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup pitted cherries
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy)
  • Ice cubes


Sit back and chillax. Enough for two – or just one…

  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 splash vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1⁄4 cup ground almonds
  • 2 ripe bananas (preferably frozen for extra creaminess)
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ cup chilled chamomile tea
 (a calming tea)
  • ¼ cup milk (skim/ almond/ soy)
  • Ice cubes


This all-rounder smoothie recipe will address all manner of digestive woes. Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which has a soothing effect on the stomach and aids protein digestion. Ginger tackles nausea and fights flatulence. The probiotics in yogurt help increase friendly bacteria in your digestive tract, aiding digestion and reducing air. This smoothie is also rich in fiber. Fiber helps move food through the digestive tract, cleaning it out and removing toxins from the body.

  •  1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp sliced ginger
  • 1 cup frozen sliced peaches
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded, cubed papaya
  • 1 medium pear, cubed, skin optional
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 6 ice cubes


The Detoxer looks just like a regular fruit smoothie, pinky red and smooth. It is in fact loaded with the goodness of beetroot and carrot, which are detox favorites. Beetroot boasts antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties and carrots are rich in anti-oxidants. Ginger is anti-inflammatory, while apples and pears are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants. Spirulina is a super concentrated source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein. Also check out detox water recipes.

  • 1 tsp spirulina (optional)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 sweet apple
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1 beet*
  • 1 carrot*
  • Ice

*Steam carrot and beet until just about tender (approx 10-15 minutes). Cool.


Just as weight loss is a combination of diet and exercise, so is great skin a product of good skincare and nutrition. This skin-smoothing smoothie recipe is rich in anti-aging vitamin E, sun-damage-fighting healthy fats, collagen-boosting vitamin C, and wrinkle-reducing oleic acid from wheat germ, flaxseed, berries and avocado.

  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ¼ avocado
  • ½ cup low-fat yogurt
  • Ice cubes


Boost your immune system and beat the cold and flu season with this smoothie recipe loaded with beta-carotene and vitamin C from mango, cantaloupe, and pineapple, as well as almonds and almond milk, which are packed with zinc, an immune system booster.

  • 1/3 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup chopped cantaloupe
  • ½ cup cubed pineapple, fresh or canned
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup peeled, pitted, cubed mango
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Ice cubes

Check out the infographic of these smoothie recipes for an easy overview!

Never make a bad smoothie again, with this infographic on how to make a smoothie.


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