Super smoothie recipe

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A toast to your good health! This smoothie is packed with all the good stuff - banana, kale, linseed, coconut oil, milk and orange juice. It's the perfect drink to enjoy for breakfast or lunch.

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IngredientsServes: 1

  • 1 banana, thickly sliced and frozen
  • 135g chopped kale
  • 1 tablespoon milled flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 75ml orange juice

MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min

  1. Place the banana, kale, linseed and coconut oil into a liquidiser; pour in the milk and orange juice. Cover and puree until smooth; serve.

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Reviews in English (85)

Wow! Talk about a wake up! Vibrant, thick, tasty and thoroughly enjoyable. I feel healthier already. I used 2.5 oranges instead of the juice (as I didn't have any in).-24 Jul 2017

really good. i'm not normally one for smoothies and felt suspicious of the kale but this was amazing and such an easy way to get a dose of what you need during the day.-07 Jan 2014

by Lil Red

I am a huge fan of smoothies and have found tons of easy variations. I wash and freeze the kale. Once frozen it breaks into such small pieces it blends great!-31 Mar 2010

20 Super Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Try these recipes to get the nutrients and protein you need.

These delicious healthy smoothie recipes make it easy to eat healthy with fruit, milk, protein, immune-boosting yogurt, and other nutritious ingredients&mdashand they&rsquore great for post-run recovery, too.

Soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy smoothie recipe.

1 banana, sliced
¾ cup (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly grated ginger

Combine the banana, yogurt, honey, and ginger. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 157
Protein: 5 g
Carbs: 34 g
Fiber: 1.5 g
Sugar: 28 g
Total fat: 1 g
Saturated fat: 0.8 g
Sodium: 57 mg

Need to cool down after a hot weather run? Lap up this citrus-infused healthy smoothie recipe.

1 navel orange, peeled
¼ cup fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt
2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ tsp vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

Combine the orange, half-and-half or yogurt, orange juice concentrate, vanilla, and ice cubes. Process until smooth.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 160
Protein: 3 g
Carbs: 36 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 28 g
Total fat: 1 g
Saturated fat: 0.5 g
Sodium: 60 mg

Antioxidant-rich green tea makes this healthy smoothie a nutritional powerhouse.

3 Tbsp water
1 green tea bag
2 tsp honey
1½ cups frozen blueberries
½ medium banana
¾ cups vanilla soy milk

Boil water and pour in a small bowl. Add tea bag and allow to brew 3 minutes. Remove tea bag. Stir honey into tea until it dissolves.

Combine berries, banana, and milk in a blender with ice crushing ability.

Add tea to blender. Blend ingredients on ice crush or highest setting until smooth. (Some blenders may require additional water to process the mixture.) Pour smoothie into tall glass and serve

Nutrition Information
Calories: 269
Protein: 3.5 g
Carbs: 63 g
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 38.5 g
Total fat: 2.5 g
Saturated fat: 0.2 g
Sodium: 52 mg

Start your day off with a bang with this fruit-packed smoothie recipe.

1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
¾ cup chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk
¼ cup frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries
1½ Tbsp honey
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp ground flaxseed
2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste. Puree until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 112
Protein: 1 g
Carbs: 25.5 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 20 g
Total fat: 1.5 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Sodium: 56 mg

Slurp down this smoothie recipe at breakfast, and you&rsquoll feel satisfied until lunchtime.

1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 banana
½ cup orange juice
6 frozen strawberries

Combine the yogurt, banana, juice, and strawberries for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend for an additional 15 seconds.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 300
Protein: 14 g
Carbs: 63 g
Fiber: 5 g
Sugar: 45 g
Total fat: 0.5 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Sodium: 180 mg

This decadently thick smoothie recipe is almost like drinking ice cream!

1 cup low-fat or light vanilla yogurt
6 ice cubes
1 cup pineapple chunks

Combine the yogurt and ice cubes. Blend, pulsing as needed, until the ice is in large chunks.

Add the pineapple and blend at &ldquowhip&rdquo speed until smooth.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 283
Protein: 13 g
Carbs: 53.5 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 48 g
Total fat: 3.5 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Sodium: 167 mg

Stay full and fight disease. This high-fiber smoothie recipe becomes even healthier when you use organic kiwis, which contain higher levels of heart-healthy polyphenols and vitamin C.

1¼ cups cold apple juice
1 ripe banana, sliced
1 kiwi fruit, sliced
5 frozen strawberries
1½ tsp honey

Combine the juice, banana, kiwifruit, strawberries, and honey. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information
Calories (per serving): 87
Protein: 0.5 g
Carbs: 22 g
Fiber: 1.5 g
Sugar: 16.5 g
Total fat: 0.3 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Sodium: 3.5 mg

Succulent, summer-ripe blueberries burst with flavor in this delicious smoothie. If you like, skip the sugar the fruit makes it naturally sweet.

1¼ cup light soy milk
½ cup frozen loose-pack blueberries
½ frozen banana, sliced
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Combine 1 cup of the milk, the blueberries, banana, sugar or sweetener, and vanilla extract. Blend for 20 to 30 seconds, or until smooth. Add up to ¼ cup more milk if a thinner smoothie is desired.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 125
Protein: 3 g
Carbs: 25 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 11 g
Total fat: 1.5 g
Saturated fat: 0.1 g
Sodium: 60 mg

Thick like a milkshake, this coconut-infused smoothie recipe transports you to a tropical island.

1 papaya, cut into chunks
1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
½ cup crushed ice
1 tsp coconut extract
1 tsp ground flaxseed

Combine the papaya, yogurt, pineapple, ice, coconut extract, and flaxseed. Process for about 30 seconds, or until smooth and frosty.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 299
Protein: 13 g
Carbs: 64 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 44 g
Total fat: 1.5 g
Saturated fat: 0.1 g
Sodium: 149 mg

Fat-free vanilla ice cream makes this protein packed smoothie sinful and slimming. Skip the spoonful of sugar for a healthier pick.

1 cup milk
2 Tbsp low-fat vanilla yogurt
½ cup frozen peaches
½ cup strawberries
⅛ tsp powdered ginger
2 tsp whey protein powder (such as Source Organic Whey Protein)
3 ice cubes

Blend together any liquid ingredients (milk, yogurt, juice, etc.) and protein powder this will help break down the grainy powder and make sure it&rsquos evenly distributed.

Add mushy ingredients, like precooked oatmeal and fruit, then add ice at the end. For a thicker shake, you can toss in more ice cubes you&rsquoll add volume without the calories.

Nutrition Information
Calories (per serving): 150
Protein: 9 g
Carbs: 26.5 g
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 24 g
Total fat: 2 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Sodium: 73 mg

Fresh lemon juice adds a tangy splash to this sweet smoothie.

6 apricots, peeled, pitted, and chopped (about 2 cups)
2 ripe mangoes, 10 to 12 ounces each, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups)
1 cup reduced-fat milk or plain low-fat yogurt
4 tsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp vanilla extract
8 ice cubes
Lemon peel twists (garnish)

Place the apricots, mangoes, milk or yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a blender. Process for 8 seconds. Add the ice cubes, and process 6 to 8 seconds longer, or until smooth.

Pour into tall glasses, garnish with lemon twists, if desired, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 252
Protein: 7 g
Carbs: 53 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 45.5 g
Total fat: 3.5 g
Saturated fat: 1.5 g
Sodium: 57 mg

Transform a summer fruit favorite into a delightful healthy smoothie. Just remember to buy seedless watermelon or remove the seeds before you blend!

2 cups chopped watermelon
¼ cup fat-free milk
2 cups ice

Combine the watermelon and milk, and blend for 15 seconds, or until smooth. Add the ice, and blend 20 seconds longer, or to your desired consistency. Add more ice, if needed, and blend for 10 seconds.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 56
Protein: 2 g
Carbs: 13 g
Fiber: 0.5 g
Sugar: 11 g
Total fat: 0.3 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Sodium: 19.5 mg

Get the energy you need to power through your workout in minutes with this easy-to-make smoothie recipe. For an extra dose of calcium, try adding a teaspoon of Organic Kale Powder.

1½ cups chopped strawberries
1 cup blueberries
½ cup raspberries
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
½ cup ice cubes

Nutrition Information
Calories: 162.5
Protein: 2 g
Carbs: 41.5 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 32 g
Total fat: 1 g
Saturated fat: 0.1 g
Sodium: 5 mg

Blend apricot and peach together, and your smoothie will look like an early-morning sunrise.

1 banana
1 cup apricot nectar, chilled
1 container (8 oz) low-fat peach yogurt
1 Tbsp frozen lemonade concentrate
½ cup club soda, chilled

Combine the banana, apricot nectar, yogurt, and lemonade concentrate. Process for 30 seconds, or until smooth and creamy.

Stir in the club soda and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Calories (per serving): 130
Protein: 2.5 g
Carbs: 29 g
Fiber: 1.5 g
Sugar: 16 g
Total fat: 0.5 g
Saturated fat: 0.5 g
Sodium: 43.5 mg

Vanilla yogurt adds a touch of sweetness to this tangy fruit smoothie recipe.

½ cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
½ cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
¾ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 cup (8 oz) fat-free vanilla yogurt

Combine the raspberries, strawberries, and pineapple juice. Add the yogurt. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 192
Protein: 7 g
Carbs: 41 g
Fiber: 2.5 g
Sugar: 35 g
Total fat: 0.5 g
Saturated fat: 0.1 g
Sodium: 86.5 mg

A splash of orange juice infuses summer citrus into this healthy and refreshing snack.

½ cup loose-pack mixed frozen berries or strawberries
½ cup canned crushed pineapple in juice
½ cup plain yogurt
½ cup sliced ripe banana
½ cup orange juice

Combine the berries, pineapple (with juice), yogurt, banana, and orange juice in a food processor fitted with the metal blade, in a blender, or in a large measuring cup with an immersion blender. Process for about 2 minutes, or until smooth.

Nutrition Information
Calories (per serving): 140
Protein: 3.5 g
Carbs: 29 g
Fiber: 2.5 g
Sugar: 16 g
Total fat: 2.5 g
Saturated fat: 1.5 g
Sodium: 30 mg

To eliminate processed sugar, reader LeeAnn created a smoothie sweetened with strawberries.

1 cup skim milk
1 cup frozen, unsweetened strawberries
1 Tbsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil
1 Tbsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds (optional)

Mix milk and frozen strawberries in a blender for 1 minute.

Transfer to a glass and stir in the tablespoon of flaxseed oil, or serve with a tablespoon of sunflower or pumpkin seeds instead.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 256
Protein: 9 g
Carbs: 26 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 19 g
Total fat: 14 g
Saturated fat: 1.5 g
Sodium: 106 mg

Wonderfully thick and tasty, this healthy smoothie recipe easily substitutes for milkshakes and ice cream.

1 cup frozen berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries
½ cup low-fat yogurt (any flavor)
½ cup orange juice or other juice

Place the berries, yogurt, and orange juice in a blender and pulse for 30 seconds. Blend for 30 seconds, or until smooth.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 185
Protein: 8 g
Carbs: 35 g
Fiber: 3.5 g
Sugar: 26 g
Total fat: 2 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Sodium: 90 mg

Skipping breakfast can leave you starving mid-morning&mdashand reaching for the junk food temptations. Instead, sip this on-the-go soy smoothie.

1 cup calcium-fortified vanilla soy milk
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup corn flakes cereal
1 frozen banana, sliced

Combine the milk, blueberries, cereal, and banana in a blender for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend for an additional 15 seconds.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 350
Protein: 9 g
Carbs: 74 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 44 g
Total fat: 3.5 g
Saturated fat: 0.1 g
Sodium: 192 mg

Take advantage of a ripe mangoe&rsquos disease-fighting ability with this delicious smoothie recipe.

1 can (8 oz) juice-packed pineapple chunks
1 cup fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt
1 large ripe mango, peeled and chopped
1 ripe banana, sliced
Crushed or cracked ice

Combine the pineapple (with juice), frozen yogurt, mango, and banana. Blend until smooth.

With the blender running, gradually drop in enough ice to bring the level up to 4 cups. Blend until the ice is pureéd.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 251
Protein: 6.5 g
Carbs: 60 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 50 g
Total fat: 0.5 g
Saturated fat: 0.2 g
Sodium: 68 mg

The article 20 Super-Healthy Smoothie Recipes originally appeared on Prevention.

Foods that help reduce inflammation include:

Berries – All berries have flavonoids that carry anti-inflammatory properties and berries are carry high levels of antioxidants.

Cherries – Cherries are rich in anthocyanins and numerous studies found that cherries support fighting inflammation (3) and even help reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis. (4)

Turmeric – Turmeric is one of the most studied plants in the world and it known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It has a unique compound called curcuminoids which research has found to interfere with chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.(5)

Pineapple, Papaya, Kiwi – Pineapple is a popular ingredient in many natural joint pain supplements. Papaya, Kiwi, and pineapple have an important compound called bromelain which reduces inflammation response in the body. (6)

Avocado, Walnuts, Chia seeds – Any food that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids like fish, chia seeds, avocado, and walnuts have been studied to fight inflammation. (7)

Leafy Green Vegetables – Kale, Spinach, and Chard all have high levels of magnesium. Research has found that Magnesium reduced certain types of chronic inflammation (8)

There are other natural foods and herbs that help reduce inflammation in the body but the above ingredients are the key ones with research behind them.

Here are 7 Amazing Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Recipes:

KIWI fruit and CELERY Juice – the ultimate digestive health duo!

If you don’t know by now, I’m married to a Kiwi. Not the fruit, the Country. Kiwi… the national bird of NEW ZEALAND! And no, the kiwi bird doesn’t lay kiwi fruit. Although, Kiwifruit is a major horticultural export in New Zealand and my Kiwi of a husband is quite obsessed with them. But I digress.

You see, the Kiwifruit in New Zealand is so soft you basically can cut it sideways and use a spoon to scoop out the middle, kinda like you would an avocado. Each morning my husband would do just that. And my kiwi mother in law would do the same.

Kiwi fruit can also help your digestion, especially if you suffer from IBS. The KIWI fruit contains both proteolytic enzymes and prebiotic carbohydrate fibers which aid in digestion and can help things (waste) get moving along. Um, no wonder it’s a “regular” breakfast fruit consumption. Yes, SUPER KIWI for super digestion! Pun intended.

Now about that other super GREEN ingredient.

CELERY Juice Health perks!

  • Celery can help reduce inflammation in the stomach with the help of bioactive compound called apigenin (source).
  • Fresh celery juice is low in fructose, making it low fodmap friendly. Plus it’s rich in vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin C, and folate.
  • Celery juice can also support digestion by stimulating the production of HCL (stomach acid). Low stomach acid prevents the stomach from breaking down bad bacteria and properly absorbing nutrients. Many of us have a depleted source of stomach acid due to stress and diet. So that is something to consider. As always, best to chat with your health practitioner first!
  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORYCelery contains luteolin, a potent flavonoid, that can act as an antioxidant and calm inflammation.

We can’t leave out the other SUPER ingredients that help make this green smoothie.

2. Berry Nutty Smoothie

Want a crazy-yummy way to “eat” your greens? If you do, blend up my Berry Nutty Smoothie! By blending in steps, you can get the smooth greens along with a fun crunch that keeps your mouth wanting more. You'll never again say that spinach smoothies aren't tasty!


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 large handfuls spinach or mixed greens
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 1 scoop protein powder any flavor
  • 1 Tbsp Sprouted Ground Flax (or TriOmega)

Hidden in the Super Hulk Green Smoothie is more than enough fiber, protein, vitamins, nutrients, and healthy carbs and fats than you’ll get from any regular smoothie. In fact, this spinach smoothie contains more than seven servings of raw greens, superfoods, and fruit per pint!


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • ½ cup mixed berries
  • 1 banana
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop GreenSmoothieGirl Protein Powder any flavor
  • 1 Tbsp Sprouted Ground Flax, optional

Matcha Mint Smoothie

Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

Rich in antioxidants, matcha has been shown to help protect against heart disease and boost your metabolism. In this plant-based smoothie recipe, we pair it with a touch of honey and herbal mint for a fresh and herbal way to get your caffeine in the morning.


Here is where I am going to get a little personal. I was a healthy and active girl when I got hit with an autoimmune disease that rocked my world. I visited the doctor and he performed an insane amount of blood tests to figure out what was going on with my body.

I was dealing with the debilitating effects of several autoimmune diseases — rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis diseases, among others.

I didn’t think I would be dealing with arthritis in my 30’s! My weight had even skyrocketed for no apparent reason (which will put any woman in a tailspin).

After many blood tests confirmed I was dealing with several autoimmune issues, I was referred to both a rheumatologist and endocrinologist to deal with the effects of my immune system going haywire. The specialists wanted to put me on a host of medications to help with the swelling and inflammation, all with a list of negative side effects. I felt as if I was ALWAYS at the doctor. I didn’t want to just put on a band-aid.

I went home and my husband and I just sobbed together on the couch (which he may not like me admitting publicly since he is not a crier), afraid of what the future might hold. After a good cry, I felt determined to figure out what the ROOT cause of my health issues was. I started studying like crazy. I began driving around to every library in town, picking up stacks of health books, and researching everything I could about my disease. I became a full-on nerd!

I kept reading over and over about the powerful healing powers of whole foods. After much research, I decided to implement a 30-day healthy food plan. It included only cold-pressed juices, whole food smoothies, vegetables, fresh fruit, fish, and chicken. Nothing else.

Being the baker that I am, it just about killed me! Okay truth be told….in reality, it gave me new life! I supplemented my diet with a whole host of herbs that help with inflammation and autoimmune disorders. I filled my refrigerator with the freshest ingredients and spent hours at a time creating smoothies and filling glass jars with them. I drank everything from raw fermented beet juice to cleanse my liver to lemon turmeric drinks to help calm my inflammation.

Here is a photo that was taken in Texas of a week’s worth of healthy whole foods that I ate to try to heal myself and relieve some of my symptoms. It’s amazing at what happened after going 30 days eating this way!

After several weeks, my swelling drastically improved and I was able to move around with ease. The best part was going to visit the doctor for another round of blood tests and finding out that the most alarming results were reversed! I still had a long way to go but this was a start. I still have to treat my Hashimoto’s thyroiditis disease with Synthroid but I have found some natural supplements to help me feel better. I am not a doctor but will share some things that have helped me.

Here are some of the healing vitamins, herbs and supplements that have helped me with my autoimmune diseases:

(click on the links to purchase supplement for a discounted or price)

Magnesium — natural relaxer, calms nerves, good for ADHD.

Selenium — very helpful if you have a thyroid disorder

Fermented Foods — Kefir, Kimchi, Sauerkraut

There are so many out there dealing with the effects of autoimmune diseases and I would LOVE to hear your story and what has helped you. Please feel free to leave a comment below and share your story. I believe we can all learn from each other. Knowledge is power and when we take our own health into our hands, we can invoke a healthy change.

I LOVE to read, study, and learn from the experts in the industry. I have found several books that are very helpful and will share my favorites. Click on the link below for more information.

If you would like to know specifically what I did to help mine and what I continue to do to stay off medication (besides my thyroid medication for Hashimoto’s disease since my thyroid no longer functions), you can reach out to me at [email protected]

If you would like to sign up for my newsletter, I will include the specific things that have helped me in my health journey. You can find me on instagram @modern_honey.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

This is a great base recipe and there is a lot of "wiggle" room to re-create to satisfy our own unique taste. I'm still working on it. So far, I added 1 tsp psyllium to bump up the fibre and used 1/4 cup of greek yogurt instead of milk. I love all the different additions that have been suggested. - 7/17/13

I haven't tried your exact recipe but I am big on fruits and greens together. Hemp seed is very good addition also. I always add a some carrots with a bit of fresh ginger. It gives that extra kick. Love the addition of Kale as high in beta carotene. Way to go! - 3/1/12

not a fan of coconut milk. I would use non fat sour cream or greek yogurt or plain yogurt instead and also add some ground flax seed - 4/2/21

20 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Want to start your day with a healthy breakfast? Need a quick mid-day meal? These easy-to-make smoothies (and smoothie bowls) will keep you full and fueled for hours.

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Hi! I’m Colleen, gifted specialist, educational consultant, author, speaker, and homeschool mom of four gifted/twice-exceptional kids.

Grab a cup of coffee, some of that chocolate you’re hiding from the kids, and join me as I learn, experiment, and explore with my kiddos — and hopefully inspire you a little in your journey alongside smart, quirky, creative kids, too!