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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.

tomato smoothie

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!

Table of Contents
  1. Blending a Tomato Smoothie
  2. Best Vegetables for Smoothies
  3. Savory Smoothie FAQs
  4. More Veggie Smoothie Recipes
  5. Savory Tomato Smoothie Recipe

Blending a Tomato Smoothie

My savory smoothie recipe doesn’t have a liquid base since tomatoes + celery act as both liquid and fruit/vegetable.

  1. Blend kale and tomatoes (skin on) until smooth.
  2. 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.

savory smoothie with vegetables

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 my protein powder recipe 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:

CauliflowerLeafy greens
ZucchiniSweet potatoes

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.

tomatoes in a snack

Savory Smoothie FAQs

Is blending tomatoes good for you?

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.

Are savory smoothies good?

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).

How do I add veggies to a smoothie?

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.

delicious savory beverage

More 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!

Don’t forget to rate + review this recipe once you make it. I can’t wait for your feedback!

5 from 14 votes

Savory Tomato Smoothie

Our tomato-based Veggie Cocktail smoothie recipe is similar to a Bloody Mary, but instead of vodka, we've added kale! Your body will thank you for sipping on this veggie-loaded beverage. Add a dash of hot sauce to kick up the heat.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1 smoothie


  • 1 cup kale stems removed
  • 1 ½ cups tomato
  • ½ stalk celery
  • 1 stalk green onions
  • ½ garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional
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  • 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.


Calories: 83kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 55mg, Potassium: 955mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 8869IU, Vitamin C: 115mg, Calcium: 143mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. This is just like a V-8 without the “natural flavorings” – and other preservatives. Love how fresh, simple + clean this recipe is!! Just the good stuff!

    1. So true, this version of the classic veggie drink, V-8, is way better!!

  2. 5 stars
    Finally a vegetable smoothie! I love fruit smoothies, but I’ve been wanting something more savory and lower in sugar. After reading the recipe, this totally reminds me of V8… yet waaay better for you! Thanks Jen for another fun recipe to try in my Vitamix.

    1. We have so many people asking about veggie smoothies and this one is always a hit!

    1. Hi Iqra,

      This tastes like a spiced tomato cocktail. Similar to a Bloody Mary without the vodka, of course!

    1. Hi Carolyn,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

    1. Hi Brittany,

      Yes, this recipe is similar to a V8 or tomato based vegetable juice. The red pepper does give it a great little kick of heat!

  3. My husband and I had this for lunch today. It was REALLY good! The grocery store forgot to put my scallions in my bag, so I subbed a pinch of onion salt for the salt, and it worked perfectly. I think this would be really good heated up as a soup, too. Thanks for the savory smoothie recipe!

  4. Hi, how long can we store that recipe in the fridge? I like just a small glass at lunch. Thanks!

    1. Hi Nadia,

      Thanks for reaching out! Feel free to store your smoothie in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two days. I personally like to add a little lemon juice to preserve flavor, as well :).

  5. I found this really really thick, had to add four ice cubes and 1/4 cup of water. Still pretty thick. Flavor was OK though. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Theresa,

      Thanks for reaching out! The liquid in this recipe comes from the tomatoes. With tomatoes currently out of season throughout the majority of the United States, they may not be providing as much liquid as they would during their peak season. For that reason add additional liquid base, just like you did!! And water is the perfect option!


  6. Its a healthy combination of veges. Greens mixed with Tomatoes like veges make it best!

    1. Hi Sapana,

      We love our veggie packed Veggie Cocktail recipe, and we hope you do too!!

    1. Hi Esmeralda,

      Of course! Cayenne pepper is a great option when blending our Veggie Cocktail!

      Cheers 🙂

  7. I was wonderimg if this was your version of V8 juice? I like the juice, NOT all the additives. Thanks so much and I eagerly look forward to trying your recipies !!

    1. Hi Nancy,

      Yes, they’re similar. Just like a V8 this recipe is packed with veggie goodness to fuel your body!

  8. Oo! When I saw this one, my mouth watered :P. I froze it along with my other smoothies for the week. I put cayenne pepper instead of red pepper since I had it on hand. I think I’ll put more next time and add another lime. I was worried it would be overpowered the shallots but it actually tasted pretty good! This is going to stay in my rotation for sure!

    Have you guys ever thought about adding a way to rate the recipes? like stars or something? I think it’d be great!

    1. Hi Lori,

      Thank you so much for sharing your leafy love for our Veggie Cocktail recipe. We love hearing this recipe is now part of your rotation! I will definitely share your rating idea with the rest of our team. Thank you so much for sharing!

      Cheers 🙂

  9. I was really excited to try this, as I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, and love my veggies. I have loved all of your other recipes! This one though, not my fave. This one tasted like a hearty Virgin Bloody Mary, but left me with crazy upset stomach and heartburn (which I don’t generally get, and I eat spicy foods) for half the day. Just a heads up for others who may get heartburn easily.

    1. Hi Kristy,

      Thank you so much for reaching out + sharing your review. We greatly appreciate your honest feedback of our recipes!

    2. Add some avocado to cream it up and it may denature some of the acidity for those of us who get acid reflux or acidic stomach issues.