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
TomatoesBeets
CeleryCarrots
PumpkinCucumber

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!

tomato smoothie
5 from 13 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

Ingredients  

  • 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

Instructions 

  • Blend the kale and tomatoes until smooth.
  • Add the celery, green onions, garlic, lime juice, red pepper, and salt and blend again.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

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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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    Tried this with some yellow tomatoes from the garden. Not a great color like your photos, but a great savory smoothie! Also added hot sauce.

  2. 5 stars
    Adding hot sauce to this smoothie turned it into a super fun, weekend drink by the pool.

  3. 5 stars
    My parents used to drink V-8 all the time. I’m thankful for a better alternative!

  4. 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!!