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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.ย 

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
    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Margaret Wolferman
      January 8, 2020 at 11:27 am

      5 stars
      I like to add lemon to mine. It gives it a sourness to it if you want to switch up from sweet to sour. If I crave sugar and can’t have it, I know I can have something sour that is also healthy. It satisfies me also, so…win win!

      • Reply
        Kathy
        January 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm

        Fresh squeezed lemon is a great idea! Adds extra flavor and nutrients. Thanks for the tip! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

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