All it takes is a quick search on the Internet to see that vegetable-packed smoothies have become incredibly popular. From spinach and kale to carrots and beets, there’s a plethora of green, orange, and red smoothie options out there. The only problem is that many of these recipes taste…a bit too much like vegetables.
Let’s be honest for a moment: While vegetables are undeniably healthy and delicious on their own, not many people want to slurp down a drink that tastes like a mouthful of kale. Thankfully, there is a solution. The best vegetable smoothies are the ones where the vegetables take on a supporting role. And the formula for achieving this is quite simple: pair the vegetables with sweet fruits (like bananas, pineapples, mangoes, or berries) and enough liquid to ensure a smooth blend.
But if you’re hesitant to experiment with your own smoothie concoctions, fear not. We have compiled a list of veggie-packed smoothie recipes that will guide you. These recipes incorporate nutritious vegetables without leaving a grassy aftertaste.
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1. Creamy Pineapple-Cucumber Smoothie
If you’re new to the world of blending vegetables into your smoothies, why not start with cucumber? It offers a mild flavor, adds some liquid to the mix, and introduces freshness without overpowering the taste. This pineapple-cucumber combination delivers a sweet, tart, and refreshing drink.
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2. The Best Green Smoothie
Lindsey from Pinch of Yum, one of the most popular food bloggers, claims that this smoothie is the absolute best. And you can trust her judgment.
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3. Watermelon Cucumber Smoothie
Looking for a way to use up that entire watermelon? Why not start by blending it into a refreshing summer smoothie?
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4. Chocolate Beet Smoothie
Granted, you have to be a fan of beets to enjoy this chocolate and beet smoothie. But if you are, it’s like indulging in a healthy milkshake for breakfast.
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5. Mango, Cucumber, and Mint Smoothie
Next time you’re at the grocery store, keep an eye out for frozen mango chunks. They make whipping up this easy mango smoothie a breeze.
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6. Pineapple, Banana, and Kale Smoothie
Despite its vibrant color, you’d never guess that this tropical smoothie is made with kale.
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7. Strawberry and Carrot Smoothie
With strawberries and carrots, this pink smoothie offers a double dose of sweetness.
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8. Blueberry, Banana, and Spinach Smoothie
If you’re not a fan of spinach salads, try blending the greens into a berry-banana smoothie instead.
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9. Cinnamon, Sweet Potato, and Almond Butter Smoothie
Imagine a sweet potato smoothie that tastes just like a blended pie filling. Now you can have it for breakfast.
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10. Blueberry Zucchini Smoothie
Zucchini plays a subtle role in this filling and flavorful blueberry smoothie.
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11. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
This dessert-inspired smoothie is primarily sweetened with banana, with just a hint of honey.
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12. Strawberry-Spinach Green Smoothie
Whether you have fresh or frozen berries on hand, this strawberry-spinach smoothie is definitely worth a try.
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13. Malted Chocolate Cauliflower Smoothie
Who knew you could have a chocolate malted smoothie that also includes a serving of vegetables?
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14. Chocolate, Raspberry, and Cauliflower Smoothie
If the combination of fruit and chocolate is right up your alley, make sure to add this smoothie to your breakfast bucket list.
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15. Butternut, Cinnamon, and Date Smoothie
If you’re in the mood for something earthy, this fall-inspired smoothie offers a touch of warmth from cinnamon.
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16. Cucumber-Ginger Smoothie
Add a little spice to your mornings with this simple yet invigorating green ginger smoothie.
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17. Red Beet Power Smoothie
If you’ve been enjoying veggie-packed smoothies for a while and aren’t afraid of the beet-carrot combination, this vibrant red smoothie is perfect for you.
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Now that you have these fantastic smoothie recipes at your fingertips, it’s time to indulge in nutritious and delicious blends without compromising on taste. So grab your blender and embark on your smoothie adventure with 5 WS!