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Healthy Vegetable Smoothie Recipes

If the idea of a veggie smoothie doesn’t sound all that appealing, you’re not alone. Vegetables generally don’t have near as much sugar as fruit and they tend to have an earthier flavor. Add that to the fact that we usually associate them with savory dishes and salads and the idea of a vegetable drink just doesn’t sound good.

Many people have that assumption, but the fact is, a lot of people drink veggie smoothies and love them. They can be hard to get used to at first, which is why you should start by adding fruit to mask the flavor, but in many cases you can’t even taste the veggies. Some, such as avocados, actually add a pleasant creaminess that is delicious when blended with some nut milk and honey.

Smoothies are a great way to get your daily veggie intake, especially if you’re not a fan of eating them. Almost any vegetable can be added to a smoothie as you’ll see from these recipes. Don’t be afraid to experiment; chances are if you like to eat it, it is probably fine to drink as well.

pumpkin oatmeal smoothie

This delicious smoothie tastes more like pumpkin pie than a meal, but it doesn’t have nearly the fat and calories as the traditional holiday dessert. Canned pumpkin makes this and easy meal to blend up; but if you have some roasted and pureed pumpkin, that will work as well. Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk, preferably… Read More

tomato watermelon smoothie

If you’ve ever had a tomato watermelon salad, you know how delicious these flavors are together. This is best in the summer when both watermelon and tomatoes are at their peak for sweetness. Ingredients: 1 cup filtered water 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 large, ripe tomato, chopped 1 small bunch fresh mint 2 cups watermelon… Read More

With this many ingredients, this recipe makes more than one serving; just store the rest in airtight containers for up to 2 days to drink it all. Packed with fruits and veggies, this is filling and delicious! Servings: 2+ Ingredients: 2 cups water 2 cups baby spinach leaves 1 cup romaine lettuce leaves 1 kiwi… Read More

A dash of cinnamon and maple syrup added to blended sweet potatoes and carrots tastes like heaven! Shredding both veggies will allow you to blend them to perfection, but you can steam them if you’d like as well. Ingredients: 1 large carrot, peeled and grated 1/2 large sweet potato, peeled and grated 1 tablespoon natural… Read More

Broccoli makes a great addition to smoothies, and pairs well with the frozen grapes here. It can be quite strong, but only a few florets are necessary. Ingredients: 1 cup filtered water 2 tablespoons ground flax seed 3 broccoli florets, finely chopped 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup frozen… Read More

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