We researched the green smoothie recipes our community seeks out the most and the results are in! These top seven easy healthy smoothie recipes are curated to do just what their names suggest: inflammation-fighting smoothie, fat-burning smoothie, chocolate peanut butter smoothie for energy and more.
They help us find the perfect sweet treat that we can enjoy without guilt.
Today we’re sharing these recipes with you and answering some common smoothie questions you have. This way you know that the smoothie you’re sipping is truly helping you live your best life.
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Top-Rated Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Based on community ratings and reviews on all our smoothies, these are the most blended and most loved healthy smoothie recipes. I like to call smoothies the healthiest fast food since they take just minutes to make and can literally fill me up like a meal. Which one of these gorgeous beauties are you blending today?
How to Blend the Perfect Smoothie
I like to follow what we call the 60/40 method for blending: 60% fruits & 40% leafy greens. This balance gives me the best of both worlds: a delicious, drinkable smoothie loaded with nutrients. Who wouldn’t want that perfect combo on a daily basis?
One serving of the perfect green smoothie is:
- Fruit= 1 1/2 cups
- Leafy greens, like spinach or kale= 1 cup
- Liquid, like water or another liquid base= 1 cup
Every ingredient in Simple Green Smoothie is intentional yet all result in delicious, drinkable creations that make adding to our daily routine a breeze. The fruit and leafy green combinations are endless. That’s why it’s so easy to add in this healthy habit, no matter where you live.
If you choose a non-green smoothie, that’s okay too! I use smoothies like the Chocolate Peanut Butter one above for natural energy before or after a workout. The Epic Almond smoothie makes a protein-powered breakfast option. And the Healthy Blueberry smoothie is a deliciously sweet treat without added sugar or other weird ingredients.
How to Boost Your Smoothie
If you want to boost any smoothie, here are a few tips to do so:
- If the smoothie recipe doesn’t list leafy greens as an ingredient, feel free to toss in a handful anyway!
- Sometimes I want my smoothie boosted with a specific superfood to combat illness, energize me or boost a nutrient so I turn to Top Superfoods List.
- To turn any smoothie into a meal, add one serving of plant-based protein powder. This helps you feel full longer and uses the protein and healthy fat in that protein powder to give you longer-lasting energy without a sugar crash.
How do you like to boost your smoothies?
Healthy Smoothie Recipes FAQs
If you use only whole food, plant-based ingredients in your smoothies then you’re off to a good start. I like to add leafy greens to any smoothie I make to boost the nutrients and fiber. You can also toss in superfoods like hemp hearts or chia seeds for both healthy fat and protein.
They can be! Losing weight is so much more than just eating the ‘right’ things, yet I find when I focus on filling my meals with plants and drinking at least one green smoothie a day, I am able to better manage my weight as well as have energy for exercise and adventure.
I avoid adding dairy to smoothies as I find they do not help with my digestion and dairy easily inflames my joints. I choose water or unsweetened plant milk liquid bases over fruit juice to cut down on the natural sugar that can lead to a sugar spike and then crash.
Healthy Habits That Stick
I’ve found that a common topic among my friends and family is how to eat healthier. We’re always trying a new fad or trending diet just to eat healthier. Most of the time they end up making us eat worse by the end.
If you’re looking for a super easy way to better nourish your body, then sign up for my next 10-Day Challenge. I host four FREE challenges a year and each one focuses on one simple, healthy habit. Or grab my 10-Day Challenge book and host your own! When you tie in a new, consistent habit with a community of others doing the exact same thing at the same time, you get accountability, vulnerability and an easy win!
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Drop a comment with your favorite smoothie from this list. I’d love to know which ones you are blending!