Whether you’re short on time or looking for a way to pack in more nutrients into your day, having healthy smoothie recipes you can whip up in 5 minutes is the perfect solution.
What Goes Into Healthy Smoothie Recipes?
Smoothies are such a great way to get a nutrient-dense meal packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. But not all smoothies are created equally.
It can be really easy for the sugar content in some smoothies to climb up to 50 grams in one smoothie. Regardless of if that is coming from whole foods like fruits or if it’s coming from added sugars, that spike will leave most of us feeling less than our best. Whether it causes a crash in energy or make you feel hungry not long after drinking it.
So healthy smoothie recipes contain a balanced protein, non-starchy carbohydrates (like greens) that are packed with fiber, and healthy fats.
To do this, you use what I call the Foundational Five.
A Foundational Five Nourish Meal is any meal that contains all 5 elements within the Foundational Five, non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and the Flavor Factor. If you’re not familiar with my Foundational Five system yet, you can download my free guide where I share more about it!
By following this simple template it keeps food flexible, fun, and nourishing. Our Foundational Five Nourish Meals can be found as smoothies or smoothie bowls, yogurts, oatmeal bowls or breakfast bowls, nourish bowls, salads, soups, stews and many more.
All of the healthy smoothie recipes below contain these components to make sure each one is packed with the nutrients you need!
The Nutrition Stripped Community’s Favorite Healthy Smoothie Recipes
These recipes are the favorites from the Nutrition Stripped community! You can make them as smoothies or bowls and if you make them as a bowl, be sure to try my Smoothie Bowl Sprinkle for a crunch topper!
If you’re a fan of beets, you’ll love this different way of including them in your weekly meal plan. Beets are great to incorporate into our diets for anti-inflammatory and detoxification benefits. They have also been shown to lower high blood pressure and improve both digestive health and athletic performance.
I don’t know what is so great about this classic combination of bananas and strawberries, but these two flavors pair so well together. What makes this smoothie extra nutritious is all of the antioxidants in it, including phytonutrients like anthocyanins, tannins, anthocyanins, flavonols, resveratrol, ellagic acid, catechins from the strawberries alone.
Warming spices are anything from fresh ginger, ground cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne, garlic, and horseradish. These spices can easily be added to any of your savory or sweet dishes such as soup, dips, stir-fry, frittata, or a smoothie like this one. The great thing about this smoothie recipe is, it’s also rich in fiber from the pumpkin. The color might have given this secret ingredient away, but pumpkin is a good source of fiber which is an important component to make sure every smoothie you make has enough of.
This smoothie contains all whole food ingredients that support your digestive health! From kefir which is a fermented probiotic beverage, yogurt, ground flax seeds which are rich in fiber, beans which are a great source of soluble fiber, and berries which are loaded with antioxidants to reduce inflammation.
If you’re not a fan of super sweet smoothies, the addition of ginger in this healthy smoothie recipe balances out the sweetness of the strawberries! It’s also a great way to give your regular strawberry smoothie a little change.
Spinach is loaded with nutrients like iron, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and much more, so it’s a great food to be eating daily.
I’m sharing not only one of my favorite spinach smoothie recipes, but I’m also giving you a template for mixing and matching all of the ingredients so that you can have slight variations of this all summer long!
The Stripped Green Smoothie is simply a high-quality, nutrient-dense, easily-digestible (i.e. because it’s been blended!) green smoothie. It’s stripped of anything else but organic raw vegetables, greens, and fruits which you can get very creative with using what greens and fruits you have in season.
This Blueberry Banana Crunch Smoothie Bowl is very nutrient-dense with added antioxidant-rich blueberries topped with crunchy homemade granola. You don’t see it and you won’t taste it, but this healthy smoothie recipe is packed with greens!
Green tea, especially matcha, offers a smooth, subtle energy boost because it does contain caffeine but not as much as coffee, which can be a great alternative for people who are sensitive to caffeine. Just as you can enjoy matcha in a frothy morning latte, it can also be used in your morning smoothie, combining the best of both worlds for a quick and nourishing breakfast to take with you, out the door or while juggling your morning routine.
This is my go-to smoothie in the spring when I want something filling, but also “light” on my digestion to keep my energy levels up when I’m out and about, writing, shooting, etc. The squeeze of lemon juice and added ginger will help with digestion, and all those healthy fats from the avocado will keep you full, your hormones balanced, and your skin glowing.
This smoothie is loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, specifically those I target for great skin, hair, and nail health in my daily routine and also for my clients. Not only are you nourishing your skin on a cellular level with this smoothie, but it’s also simple to make and tastes amazing!
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!
This smoothie could be a dessert, but it’s a healthy fat, fiber, and antioxidant content makes it a nourishing choice for any time of the day!
This classic combination of flavors is super satisfying and beyond simple to whip together!
Odds are, you have all of these pantry staples on hand already, so you’re free to enjoy this easy peanut butter banana smoothie whenever the mood strikes!
This is one of my favorite tasting smoothies because it’s sweet from bananas, tangy from the raspberries, and the texture is thick and smooth! And not to mention, this smoothie is very kid-friendly or ideal for anyone who is opposed to adding “greens” into their drinks – you can’t even taste it here!
Which Healthy Smoothie Recipe Will You Try Next?
The fun part about healthy eating is finding new foods and recipes you love that make it easy and enjoyable for you to eat nutrient-dense meals. So, which one 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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