Little time? Looking for a way to get more nutrients into your day? These healthy smoothie recipes are the perfect solution!
What do healthy smoothie recipes include?
Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-dense meal! They are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. But unfortunately, not all smoothies are created equal.
It can be very easy for the sugar content to go up to 50 grams in a single shake. That sugar can come from whole foods like fruits or even added sugars. As a result, a rise in blood sugar occurs, which will leave most of us feeling less than our best overall. Either it causes a drop in energy or makes you feel hungry shortly after drinking it.
Healthy smoothie recipes contain protein, starchy carbohydrates, non-starchy carbohydrates (like vegetables), and nutritious fats. To do this, use what I call the Foundational Five.
A Foundational Five Nourish meal is any meal that contains all 5 elements within the Foundational Five formula. This includes non-starchy carbohydrates, sugary and starchy carbohydrates, fat, protein and the taste factor. If you’re not already familiar with my Foundational Five system, you can download my free guide where I share more about it!
Following this simple template will keep your food flexible, fun, and nutritious. Our five essential nutritious meals can be found in the form of smoothies or smoothie bowls, yogurts, oatmeal bowls or breakfast bowls, nutrition bowls, salads, soups, stews and many more.
All of the healthy smoothie recipes below contain these components to ensure each one contains the nutrients you need to feel your best!
The Nutrition Stripped Community’s Favorite Healthy Smoothie Recipes
These recipes are favorites of the Nutrition Stripped community! You can make them in the form of smoothies or in bowls. If you’re making them in bowl form, be sure to try my Smoothie Bowl Sprinkle for a crunchy topping!
Pink Beet Smoothie with Almond Butter
If you’re a fan of beets, you’ll love this different way to include them in your weekly meal plan. Beets are excellent to incorporate into our diet for their anti-inflammatory and detoxifying benefits. They have also been shown to reduce high blood pressure and improve both digestive health and sports performance.
I don’t know why this classic banana and strawberry combination is so good, but these two flavors go together so well.
What makes this particular smoothie extra nutritious are all the antioxidants! It is packed with phytonutrients like anthocyanins, tannins, flavonols, resveratrol, ellagic acid, and catechins from only strawberries.
Hot Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Warm spices include everything from fresh ginger and ground cinnamon to black pepper, cayenne, garlic and horseradish. You can easily add these spices to any of your sweet or savory dishes, such as soups, sauces, stir-fries, frittata, or smoothies like this one. The best thing about this smoothie recipe is that it is also rich in pumpkin fiber!
Kefir, Strawberry and Blueberry Smoothie for Gut Health
This shake contains all the whole food ingredients that support your digestive health! From kefir (which is a fermented probiotic drink) and yogurt, to ground flax seeds, beans and berries. You can thank these ingredients for this smoothie’s incredible fiber and antioxidant content!
Strawberry and ginger smoothie
If you’re not a fan of super sweet shakes, this one is for you. The addition of ginger in this healthy smoothie recipe balances the sweetness of the strawberries. It’s also a great way to give your regular strawberry smoothie a little twist!
5-Minute Spinach Smoothie
Spinach is loaded with iron, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. It is a great food to eat every day!
Not only am I sharing one of my favorite spinach smoothie recipes, but I’m also giving you a template to mix and match all the ingredients. That way you can have slight variations of this smoothie all summer long!
The Stripped Green Smoothie
The Stripped Green Smoothie is simply a high-quality, nutrient-dense, easy-to-digest green smoothie. It is simply made from organic raw vegetables, greens and fruits. You can be very creative using whatever vegetables and fruits you have in season!
Blueberry Banana Crunch Smoothie Bowl
This Crunchy Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl is packed with antioxidants! You have the blueberries and crunchy homemade granola to thank. You won’t see it or taste it, but this healthy smoothie recipe is also full of vegetables!
Mango and matcha smoothie
Green tea, especially matcha, offers a smooth and subtle energy boost. It contains caffeine, but not as much as coffee, making it a great alternative for people sensitive to caffeine. Just as you can enjoy matcha in a frothy latte in the morning, you can also use it in your morning smoothie.
This combines the best of both worlds for a quick and nutritious breakfast to take with you!
This is my go-to smoothie in the spring when I want something filling, but also “light” for my digestion. It also helps me keep my energy levels up when I’m out and about writing or filming content.
Lemon juice and ginger are excellent for digestion. Plus, all those healthy fats from avocado will keep you full, keep your hormones balanced, and your skin glowing.
Green Beauty Smoothie
This smoothie is loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. More specifically, those I target to have excellent skin, hair and nail health in my daily routine. Not only are you nourishing your skin on a cellular level with this smoothie, but it’s also easy to make and tastes amazing!
Coconut and berry smoothie
This smoothie will make you feel like you’re at a tropical resort! Coconut is the star of this recipe, giving the smoothie plenty of healthy fat, fiber, and flavor.
Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie
This smoothie tastes so good it could be a dessert! Healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants make it a nutritious option for any time of day.
Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
This classic flavor combination is super satisfying and beyond easy to prepare!
Chances are you already have all of these pantry staples on hand, so you can enjoy this easy banana and peanut butter smoothie whenever the mood strikes.
Triple Berry Smoothie
This is one of my favorite flavored smoothies! It’s sweet from the bananas, spicy from the raspberries, and the texture is thick and smooth! Not to mention, this smoothie is very kid-friendly! Anyone opposed to adding “greens” to their drinks will love this. You can’t even taste it here!
Which healthy smoothie recipe will you try next?
The fun part of healthy eating is finding new foods and recipes that you like and that make it easy and enjoyable to eat nutrient-dense meals. So which of these healthy smoothie recipes are you going to try next? Pick one to make this week and see if you find a new favorite!
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