Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

I adore healthy smoothie recipes.  It is the best way to add a little fruit and sometimes vege's to my breakfast or afternoon snack. Heck, when I am craving something sweet, sometimes I even make one for dessert.

Why are the Smoothies Numbered?

I like funny, quirky, descriptive smoothie recipe names as much as the next guy. But when I sat down to compile all my healthy smoothie recipes, the names just started to run together.  So I decided to dispense with the names and number them all instead. What I discovered was that when I numbered them, it became REALLY easy to put the main ingredients in an index.  Now, when I am in the mood for a mixed berry smoothie, I just check out my index and go straight to the recipes with mixed berries. Nothing could be easier.

Do you want to jump straight to the entire list? That can be found at Smoothies by the Number.

Index By Main Ingredients

Look for an ingredient you are craving in your smoothie from the list below. Click the link and go straight to the page that contains only the recipes with your favorite ingredients included in the recipe.

  1. Apple (20) 
  2. Avocado (13)
  3. Banana (67)
  4. Beet (4)
  5. Blackberries (2)
  6. Blueberries (20) 
  7. Carrot or Carrot Juice (5)
  8. Cantaloupe (2)
  9. Celery and/or Cucumber  (7)
  10. Cherries (4)
  11. Cinnamon (15)
  12. Chocolate/Cocoa Powder (5)
  13. Coconut Flake, Milk and/or Water (22)
  14. Cranberry and Cranberry Juice (6) 
  15. Dates (3)
  16. Grapes (10) 
  17. Green Tea (8)
  18. Kale (18)
  19. Kiwi (6) 
  20. Lemon (16)
  21. Lime (13)
  22. Mango (21)
  23. Melon (7)
  24. Mint (10)
  25. Mixed Berries (11) 
  26. Orange  and Orange Juice (30)
  27. Papaya (1)
  28. Peach (10)
  29. Pear (6)
  30. Peanut or Almond Butter (14) 
  31. Pineapple (24)
  32. Pumpkin (3)
  33. Raspberries (13)
  34. Soy Products (10) 
  35. Spinach (49)
  36. Strawberry (18)
  37. Sweet Potato (2)
  38. Tofu (5) 
  39. Watermelon (3)
  40. Yogurt (21)

Combinations

We all have our favorite combinations.  It's just natural.  So I have further grouped the recipes by some of my personal favorites.

  1. Banana/Kale (13) 
  2. Banana/Kiwi (3)
  3. Banana/Lime (3)
  4. Berry/Banana (22)
  5. Chocolate/Banana (3)
  6. Mango/Banana (9)
  7. Mango/Pineapple (7)
  8. Pineapple/Banana (10)
  9. Pomegranate/Berry (2)
  10. Strawberry/Banana (6)
  11. Strawberry/Lemon (4)
  12. Strawberry/Kiwi (2)

Other Great Choices

Smoothie Recipes Without Yogurt (113)
Smoothie Recipes for Constipation (7)

Healthy Smoothie Recipes - Some Tips From My Kitchen

Don't buy a blender that has any less than a 2 hp or 800 watt motor if you want to crush ice or make smoothies that are actually smooth.

  • Invest in a blender with at least a 2 hp or 800 watt motor if you want to crush ice or make smoothies that are actually smooth.  The Vitamix is the gold standard and I couldn't last a day without mine. My daughter has the Ninja NJ600 and loves it as well.
  • Prepare frozen fruit ahead of time.  Cut and freeze on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer bag later.  I like to buy fruit in #10 cans at a discount, then flash freeze the fruit.
  • Frozen bananas are great in smoothies. Ripe bananas that have brown spots on the peel are perfect.  I peel mine, break them in half and freeze.
  • It is best to add liquid ingredients first if called for in the recipe.  This gets the blender moving. Next, add the lighter ingredients like the leafy greens, followed by the heavier frozen fruit and ice cubes.

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