6 Ultra-Satisfying Smoothies

Our favorite smoothies deliver  all the nutrition of a healthy, balanced meal. They’re packed with produce, protein, and healthy fats, and get their subtle sweetness from fruit, rather than refined sugars.

Before sharing our top recipes, here’s some smoothie-crafting advice:

• Start with less liquid and blend. Add more to achieve desired consistency.

• If you’re not accustomed to the taste of greens or veggies in your smoothies, start small with a handful of greens and work your way up to a cup.

• Peel & halve bananas then place into freezer bag once you bring them home. This way you always have a frozen base ready for your smoothie.

• Place dry smoothie ingredients together near your blender for easy access. 

• Wash your blender before drinking your smoothie! It saves a ton of time since fresh smoothie will rinse right out, unlike dried smoothie which needs to be scrubbed. Trust us on this one!

Ready for a tall, glass of something cold, nutritious, and ultra-satisfying? Pick a smoothie that sounds especially delicious, and give it a whirl.

 

PB & J SMOOTHIE

½ cup unsweetened almond milk (may also use dairy milk or any other unsweetened milk of your choosing)

½ banana, peeled, frozen

½ cup mixed berries, frozen

1 cup kale, loosely packed

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 tablespoon chia seeds

2 tablespoons high-quality protein powder (may be substituted for unsweetened Greek yogurt — if using yogurt, reduce almond milk)

Directions: Place all ingredients in high-speed blender. Process until well blended. Allow chia seeds to absorb some of the liquid before sipping.

 


CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

½ cup unsweetened almond milk (may also use dairy milk or any other unsweetened milk of your choosing)

½ banana, peeled, frozen

1 cup baby spinach, loosely packed

1/2 cup strawberries, frozen (or use any frozen berries)

1 heaping tablespoon raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa

1 tablespoon ground flax seed

2 tablespoons high-quality protein powder (may be substituted for unsweetened Greek yogurt — if using yogurt, reduce almond milk)

Directions: Place all ingredients in high-speed blender. Process until well blended.

 


GREEN MACHINE SMOOTHIE

½ cup unsweetened almond milk (may also use dairy milk or any other unsweetened milk of your choosing) 

1 cup kale, loosely packed

1/2 cup green grapes, frozen  

1 tablespoon ground flax seed

2 tablespoons high-quality protein powder (may be substituted for unsweetened Greek yogurt — if using yogurt, reduce almond milk)

Directions: Place all ingredients in high-speed blender. Process until well blended.

 


BASIL LIME SMOOTHIE

1 cup coconut water

1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

1 lime, peeled

1 medium-sized cucumber

½ banana, peeled, frozen

1 tablespoon chia seeds

2 tablespoons high-quality protein powder (may be substituted for unsweetened Greek yogurt — if using yogurt, reduce almond milk)

Directions: Place all ingredients in high-speed blender (like a NutriBullet). Process until well blended. Allow chia seeds to absorb some of the liquid before sipping.

 


SWEET SUMMER GARDEN SMOOTHIE

½ cup unsweetened almond milk (may also use dairy milk or any other unsweetened milk of your choosing)

1 medium-sized carrot, chopped

6 strawberries, frozen

1 cup chopped watermelon

1 small cucumber

¼ cup of cashews
1 lime, peeled

2 tablespoons high-quality protein powder (may be substituted for unsweetened Greek yogurt — if using yogurt, reduce almond milk)

Directions: Place all ingredients in high-speed blender. Process until well blended.

 


BANANA NUT BREAD SMOOTHIE

½ cup unsweetened almond milk (may also use dairy milk or any other unsweetened milk of your choosing)

1 banana, peeled, frozen

1 cup baby spinach, loosely packed

¼ cup of cashews

1 tablespoon ground flax seed

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dash of nutmeg

Dash of cinnamon

2 tablespoons high-quality protein powder (may be substituted for unsweetened Greek yogurt — if using yogurt, reduce almond milk)

Directions: Place all ingredients in high-speed blender. Process until well blended.

 

These recipes were created in the kitchen of Omada Health Coach Alyson Clark, who loves sharing healthy meal ideas.