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Smoothie with Fruit and Veggies

January 6, 2016 (Last Updated: March 21, 2019)

A smoothie with fruit and veggies is ultra healthy! Tips on how to use what’s on hand and tailor to your tastes. 

This time of year always inspires me to make some changes….some healthy changes.  I need to eat more fruit and veggies and less sugar – so how about a smoothie with fruit and veggies?  Yikes….less sugar!  That’s going to be tough.

Smoothies with fruit and veggies are healthy and I make them with absolutely no added sugar.  And I don’t miss it at all!

A blender full of yogurt and fruits and vegetables for a smoothie.

I have my go-to items for smoothies.  But I also need to have an alternate game plan because we don’t always have everything on hand.

My recipe is my standard go-to smoothie, but I will also give you a list of some options for substitutions and variety!

My basic rule:  Add what you like and try out different ingredients to see what works.  I don’t like any one ingredient to overpower the smoothie.

Fruit Options

Add what you have on hand or your favorite fruit.  Fruit can be fresh or frozen.

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Banana
  • Pineapple
  • Kiwi
  • Peach
  • Mango
  • Citrus

Veggie Options

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Swiss Chard
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber

Smoothie with fruit and veggies can be made with all your favorite fruits and vegetables.

We love to make these smoothies all year long. My kids make them for breakfast and for snacks. You just can’t go wrong with a treat like these smoothies. If you are looking for more smoothie recipes check out this green smoothie recipe

What to do with leftover smoothie?

If you have any leftover smoothie, just pop the extras in the fridge or freezer and enjoy later. My kids like to put them in the freezer and then eat when it is frozen. The smoothie will become frozen hard and you will need a spoon to scrape it up. As it begins to thaw, the smoothie is easier to eat. 

Ingredients for making a Smoothie with fruit and veggies

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Fruit smoothie with a variety of fruits and veggies
Smoothie with Fruit and Veggies
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Healthy fruit and veggie smoothie
Course: Breakfast, healthy, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit and veggie smoothie, fruit smoothie, smoothie, smoothie recipe, veggie smoothie, yogurt smoothie
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 89 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened/plain greek yogurt
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup raspberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 whole ripe banana
  • 1 whole carrot washed and chopped into large
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup water or juice
Instructions
  1. Place all items in a blender.
  2. Blend until fully incorporated, stopping to stir or add more water or juice as needed.
  3. Serve right away or cover and store in refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

Adjust the fruits and vegetables to what you like and what you have on hand.

You can also add 2-3 ice cubes to make slightly slushy. 

Nutrition Facts
Smoothie with Fruit and Veggies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1490IU30%
Vitamin C 15.7mg19%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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37 Comments

  • Reply
    Traci K Greene
    April 21, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    I also add oatmeal and protein powder and flax seed

    • Reply
      Kathy
      April 21, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      That’s a great idea. One of the things I love about smoothies is you can add just about whatever you like! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Reply
    Gabe
    June 21, 2018 at 8:58 am


    I’m eager to try out this recipe. Could I ask if the sugar content in your nutrition facts accounts for the version with juice or with water? I know a 1/4 cup of juice isn’t a huge amount of sugar, but I’m curious.

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 21, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      Hi Gabe,
      That’s a great question! The nutritional values were calculated using juice. You can use any liquid. It’s added to help blend up all the ingredients. I hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    Anjali
    May 25, 2018 at 5:10 am


    I enjoyed your article. Some great points on the various options. This blog got the contents that helped me a lot to get various options for veggie. Thank you for sharing this valuable article. And I would like to share it with my friends.

  • Reply
    Antonio
    October 16, 2016 at 2:40 am

    What can I replace the yogurt with?

    • Reply
      Kathy
      October 16, 2016 at 8:19 am

      You could leave the yogurt out altogether. You could add a liquid (juice, water, milk) in it’s place. The consistency and taste will vary depending on what you use.

  • Reply
    Suzi
    January 8, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    A smoothie a day keeps the doctor away!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 8, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      I believe that is totally true! Keep eating those smoothies!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    January 8, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Yay for smoothies! We have one pretty much every morning for breakfast (that or oatmeal!). Love having a great base recipe to change things up!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 8, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      You eat a super healthy breakfast each day! Good for you!!!

      • Reply
        j. carstens
        July 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

        My husband does not like yogurt, what can I use instead

        • Reply
          Kathy
          July 16, 2019 at 7:28 pm

          Hi, Sometimes we leave the yogurt out and add milk instead. A fruit juice will also work – try orange or apple juice. Let me know how it turns out.

  • Reply
    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    January 8, 2016 at 11:10 am


    I love having a base recipe that can be changed up, it makes smoothie making so much easier! I still haven’t tried chia seeds, I need to get on that 🙂 And I love the idea of adding carrots or cucumber! Also I like that you didn’t add a sweetener, I find that smoothies don’t usually need it because the fruit is sweet enough.

  • Reply
    Amanda
    January 8, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I love the look of all those fruits and spinach in that blender. Makes me feel healthier just seeing it. I love smoothies. Such a great way to pack all those nutrients into something that’s so manageable to eat. And it looks delicious! I’m a big fan of blueberries in smoothies.

  • Reply
    Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
    January 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I love all these smoothie recipes coming out now! I had a smoothie this morning, but this one looks exceptional!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 8, 2016 at 4:35 am

      New Year = Healthier eating!

  • Reply
    geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    January 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I’ve been on a really smoothie kick lately – great way to get some extra veggies and fruit into my diet. Your version looks great – never thought about adding carrots. I’ve also been adding oats that I blend up first to powderize then add the rest of the ingredients.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 8, 2016 at 4:35 am

      Oats is a great idea. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    January 7, 2016 at 12:04 pm


    With all that delicious fruit and yummy ingredients, this smoothie doesn’t need any extra sugar! This looks like smoothie perfection, Kathy! I love a good smoothie in the morning or after my workout, and I can’t wait to add this one to my list! Cheers, my friend! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 8, 2016 at 4:36 am

      No sugar needed! The fruit is sweet enough by itself and has such great flavor.

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    January 7, 2016 at 7:39 am

    This smoothie sure look like the right way to start out the new year, Kathy! I definitely need less sugar after the holidays too. Those straws are adorable!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 8, 2016 at 4:38 am

      You get a huge dose of fruit and veggies in one delicious glass.

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    January 7, 2016 at 5:59 am

    Less sugar?!? Say it ain’t so! Haha…just kidding. I feel ya on the post-holiday food hangover. It happens every year, but then the next year comes around and I want holiday food again! Smoothies are an excellent way to keep it on the lighter side…thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 8, 2016 at 4:38 am

      Thanks, David!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    January 7, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Smoothies are my go to try after a workout Kathy, and this one sounds delish! I need to cut out the sugar too! Easier said than done for me though!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 8, 2016 at 4:39 am

      For me too! Everywhere I look…there’s something tempting me!

  • Reply
    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    January 7, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Oh yum. I love a good smoothie! Glad I can use fresh or frozen fruit. And what a great way to use up those bananas that are getting mushy on the countertop. And can I just confess that sometimes we do smoothies for dinner and like it that way =) Happy New Year Kathy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 8, 2016 at 4:40 am

      I always have fruit in our freezer from the summer time; perfect in these smoothies!

  • Reply
    Cakespy
    January 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    YUMMMM. I love the blender shot with all of the rainbow of produce showing! This smoothie sounds amazing.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 7, 2016 at 4:51 am

      Thanks! We need to eat a rainbow of foods to get all those healthy nutrients!

  • Reply
    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    January 6, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Yum, I can see those chia seeds peeking through the smoothie- (or maybe it’s the raspberry seeds)! Kathy, thanks so much for following my blog. I just received my annual report from WordPress and you came in the ‘top 5’ of people who made comments on my blog for the year (you are ‘number 3’). Happy New Year!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 7, 2016 at 4:52 am

      I think they are both the chia and raspberry seeds. I love reading your blog, Fran! Keep up the good work!

  • Reply
    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    January 6, 2016 at 9:47 am


    Happy New Year Kathy!! I need a good recipe for a smoothie and happy to see yours! I am finished with eating heavy foods and ready for fresh, healthy stuff 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 7, 2016 at 4:52 am

      Definitely time for the healthy stuff!

  • Reply
    Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
    January 6, 2016 at 8:04 am


    This yummy smoothie is a great healthy way to start the day! After all the holiday feasts, I need to go back to healthier eating, and this smoothie recipe is a must – so full of healthy ingredients and so tasty!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      January 7, 2016 at 4:53 am

      The best part of this smoothie is you don’t feel like you’ve given up anything! It’s so delicious!

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