There are numerous reasons as to why smoothies are the way to go when it comes to getting your nutrients. They're an easy fix to prep either in the morning or the night before, you can add essentially any ingredient your heart could ever want, and you can sneak in those tricky greens without anyone, or yourself, suspecting it.
Who doesn't love something so carefree as green smoothie recipes? Toss the ingredients in, blend and voila, you have a delicious and nutritious meal waiting. Even better? Throw all the ingredients into a blender mug the day or night before you intend on making it, so all you have to do is add whatever liquid is required, and blend away. Super easy, super light, super refreshing.
You can even swap in low-fat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or any kind of non-dairy alternative in each of these easy smoothies recipes to make them vegan. What more could we want? For your eyes only, here are our favorite 14 healthy smoothies that hide those pesky veggies into our meals.
1. Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie
What's better than to hide your greens with nature's antioxidants? Use frozen berries for a cold, crisp flavor without ice cubes!
Get the recipe for this breakfast smoothie here.
2. Banana Peach Green Smoothie
Just the colors alone in this smoothie are enough to inspire you to grab the ingredients and make one of your own. Right. Now.
3. Strawberry Pineapple Kale Smoothie
For every inch of green, double the inches of pink. No really, we love all of the strawberries in this recipe so much. You'll be asking where the kale even is.
Get the recipe here.
4. Kale Pineapple Smoothie
When it comes to kale, you really need strong flavors to mask the density of this leafy green. Pineapple is a great solution for said problem.
This is a great breakfast smoothie and who doesn't love pineapple juice? Get the recipe here.
5. Spinach, Pear and Celery Smoothie
Celery in a smoothie? Yes! It might sound strange, but this spinach and celery combination is extra nutritious and hardly noticed behind the flavor of the pears which is great because you're getting your leafy greens.
Add a few tablespoons of vanilla yogurt or plain yogurt to thicken it up naturally. Choose a low-sugar option, though! Get the healthy smoothie recipe here.
6. Carrot Juice, Apple and Celery Smoothie
This smoothie is perfect for a little daily detox to cleanse out your liver. Plus, you get more than your meals serving of veggies in an instant. What's not to love?
Add a dash of orange juice to get a nice citrus flavor and some extra vitamin C. A dash of apple juice is a great way to amp up the apple flavor, just make sure you choose a low-sugar option. Get the recipe here.
7. Blender Beet Juice
Do you see the color of these bad boys? That's exactly why you should make them. Oh, and because they're completely delicious.
Who said healthy food had to be boring? This smoothie is a great high fiber option. Get the recipe here.
8. Cherry Spinach Smoothie
If you've never had a smoothie with the tartness of added cherries, here's your chance. The tartness is good for your stomach, and helps completely hide the existence of green goodness within.
This is better than ice cream! Add a sprig of mint for a nice kick. Get the recipe here.
9. Sneaky Spinach Smoothie
The picture alone shows you this is a sneak attack of smoothie proportions, once again. Apples, berries and peanut butter work together and amongst their close friends to hide the spinach in this smoothie.
When in doubt, add chia seeds. This is a great source of your regular vegetable and fruit servings. Get the recipe here.
10. Blueberry, Spinach and Avocado Power Smoothie
Avocados in a smoothie may seem strange to you, but don't kick it if you haven't tried it! The healthy fats it provides work wonders in this refreshing treat. The combination of it with the blueberries also helps to mask the taste if you're not a huge fan of either avocados or spinach.
Use Greek yogurt as a thickener if you want to eat this with a spoon, and some vanilla protein powder will make it even more filling to last you all morning. Get the recipe here.
11. Cranberry Apple Spinach Smoothie
This smoothie gets its sweetness from the dates that are included inside, as well as an extra splash of cranberry juice and the addition of a banana. Sign us up for this easy energy boost and immune system strengthener!
Get the recipe here.
12. Clean Eating Cinnamon Apple Smoothie
The idea of putting whole apples into your smoothie might not seem logical at first, but when you can have a smoothie that tastes like apple pie and it's good for you . . . how could you say no?
This is the perfect quick breakfast for the busy bees out there. Get the recipe here.
13. Reduced Sugar Triple Berry Soy Milk Smoothie
If you're vegan, this is the perfect smoothie for you. In place of regular milk, this recipe calls for soy milk, which you can also trade out for any other nut milk that you prefer. Added plus? This recipe is lower in sugar than most smoothie recipes.
The mixed berries in this smoothie are a great way to use up what's left in the crisper drawer. Get the recipe here.
14. Vegan Rise and Shine Smoothie
Nut butters are great for adding thickness and a bit of texture to smoothies. That and the existence of a frozen banana make this smoothie thick and creamy just like you like it.
It sounds crazy, but a dash of coffee and a tiny tip of vanilla extract will give it an undetectable boost. Get the recipe here.