I love my mocktail version of a Bloody Mary – instead of vodka, I’ve added kale! 🙂 Blend up a pitcher of this tomato smoothie to enjoy at room temperature or slightly chilled. Add an extra celery stick for garnish. And If you’re feeling adventurous, then add your favorite hot sauce to take it up a notch! Your body will thank you for sipping this nutrient-rich beverage and your tastebuds will be dancing.
This veggie-loaded green smoothie recipe is from my first cookbook: Simple Green Smoothies. If you’re new to green smoothies or a long-time smoothie sipper in need of some new recipe inspo then check it out!
Blending a Tomato Smoothie
My savory smoothie recipe doesn’t have a liquid base since tomatoes + celery act as both liquid and fruit/vegetable.
- Blend kale and tomatoes (skin on) until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
If you’ve got a high powered blender, you should be able to easily blend up all the seeds + fibrous celery in this smoothie. Yet if you’re blender isn’t high powered, you may need to extend the blend time or chop up your veggies before blending to help.
I like adding hot sauce to this smoothie to spice it up- add whatever spices you want to make this your own.
Turn Your Smoothie into a Meal
As-is, my tomato smoothie has 5 grams of protein. If I want to use it as a meal, then I add 1 serving of Protein Smoothie Boost to bring it up to 15 grams of protein + 4 additional grams of healthy fat. This helps keep me full longer as well as energized.
You can also add collagen powder to this smoothie, and it shouldn’t alter the taste too much but add extra protein + healthy fats. My fav brand is Vital Proteins (I get it at Costco).
Best Vegetables for Smoothies
When most people think about smoothies, they think sweet and packed with fruit. Yet vegetables can be easily added to sweet or savory smoothies, and you often don’t even know they’re there! Here are my fav veggies to add to smoothies:
What vegetables do you add to smoothies? Leave a comment and let me know! Don’t forget to rate + review my tomato smoothie after trying it… I’d love to know how it turned out for you.
Savory Smoothie FAQs
Yes! Tomatoes are full of fiber and low in natural sugar, as well as contain vitamin C, folate, potassium and more. They are an antioxidant rich food.
They can be! I know savory smoothies might not sound delicious, yet hear me out. My tomato smoothie tastes like a Bloody Mary and has a rich flavor. Give it a try and spice it up any way you’d like (Italian seasoning, hot sauce, garlic, etc).
Easily! Check out my list of fav vegetables to add to smoothies, then get blending. Carrots, squash, celery, cucumbers and cauliflower can all be easily added to smoothies without you even tasting them. They add lots of nutrition yet are mild in flavor.
Veggie Smoothie Recipes
Really, any green smoothie you make is gonna have veggies… the leafy greens! Yet if you’re looking to expand your list of veggie smoothies, then I’ve got some great recipes for you:
Vegetable smoothies can be sweet or savory, like this Tomato Smoothie. Feel free to toss some extra veggie goodness into your next smoothie recipe!
Savory Tomato Smoothie
- 1 cup fresh kale - stems removed
- 1 1/2 cups tomatoes
- 1/2 stalk celery
- 1 stalk green onions
- 1/2 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- pinch sea salt
- 1 serving Protein Smoothie Boost - optional
- Blend the kale and tomatoes until smooth.
- Add the celery, green onions, garlic, lime juice, red pepper, and salt and blend again.
- For an extra zip - add a dash of your favorite hot sauce, or even add 1/2 jalapeño pepper.
- Kale can be substituted with any leafy green.