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Smoothie with Fruit and Veggies

January 6, 2016 (Last Updated: April 19, 2020)

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A smoothie with fruit and veggies is ultra healthy! Tips on how to use what’s on hand and tailor to your tastes. You pick your favorite fruits and vegetables to make a delicious smoothie. 

Homemade smoothie made with yogurt, fruit and vegetables!

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

Two glasses filled with a red colored smoothie and fresh bananas in the background.

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. 

Bananas, raspberries, spinach, carrots and other fruits.

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A glass filled with a smoothie with bananas and fruit behind the glass.

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Smoothie with Fruit and Veggies

Kathy
Healthy fruit and veggie smoothie
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, healthy, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 89 kcal

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
 

  • Place all items in a blender.
  • Blend until fully incorporated, stopping to stir or add more water or juice as needed.
  • Serve right away or cover and store in refrigerator.

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

Calories: 89kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 6gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 32mgPotassium: 259mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1490IUVitamin C: 15.7mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 0.7mg
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Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

 

 

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39 Comments

  • 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

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    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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