| |

Healthy Fruit And Veggie Smoothie (Easy & Vegan)

Sharing is caring!

I’m always on the hunt for tasty snacks that give me a boost of energy without any guilt. I do consider smoothies a treat, and I enjoy one on a daily basis (typically in the morning). This fruit and veggie smoothie is a vibrant blend of fresh produce and protein. It packs a punch with flavor, health benefits, and it’s very satisfying to drink thanks to the creaminess of the avocado.

Fruit and veggie smoothie

I love the versatility of smoothies. They’re ideal for midmorning snacks or a quick breakfast as you run out the door. And, they’re so easy to make. They’re healthier than juices because you still get a hefty dose of the fiber. With juicing, all the fiber is lost – but not with this smoothie. 

​This is also a good recipe for picky kids that may have difficulty with some foods. This healthy smoothie is a tasty way to get in some real foods. You can also modify this recipe to accommodate any food allergies.

Recipe highlights

  • A hydrating base of coconut water provides electrolytes and subtle sweetness. Perfect after a workout or a hot day!
  • Spinach is packed with nutrients and iron, and zucchini adds bulk without adding many calories. Gotta love the greens.
  • Celery and apple add fiber and a tart flavor that balances the sweetness.
  • A small cube of ginger goes a long way. The spicy zing offers digestive benefits and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Avocado makes everything better, and creamy avocado makes this smoothie creamy and amazing.
  • The addition of vegan protein turns this into a balanced smoothie to help keep you satiated. Choose a powder with less sugar to keep this a healthy breakfast.
  • Ice cubes contribute to a satisfying consistency and a refreshing temperature.

Ingredients needed

Fruit and veggie smoothie
  • Coconut water – You can swap out for almond milk or plain water for a different base. Coconut water is my personal preference, but I do mix up smoothies often with a plant-based milk.
  • Apple juice – A small amount goes a long way. You can also utilize pear juice or another fruit juice for natural sweetness
  • Spinach – One of my favorite smoothie ingredients. For the best flavor, use fresh spinach (baby spinach works best). Use a bunch of kale (baby kale) for a substitution.
  • Zucchini – Adds bulk and variety. You can also use peeled cucumber for a crisp taste.
  • Granny smith apple – Adds additional fiber and a tart flavor. If you don’t have this variety, try Honeycrisp or another tart apple.
  • Ginger – Fresh ginger offers a spicy zing and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Avocado – Provides a creamy texture and healthy fats. Substitute a small banana for creaminess with a different flavor. 
  • Protein powder – Use your preferred protein powder or a tablespoon of chia seeds. I like Truvani brand in my own smoothies.

Variations for this smoothie recipe

Fruit and veggie smoothie

There are so many different ways to dress up a smoothie. Very rarely do I whizz one up and find myself unhappy with the end result. Here are some variations and additions you can make to mix it up.

  • Nut butters – Peanut butter or almond butter are a great way to add protein, bulk, and creaminess to a smoothie. Not to mention, amazing flavor.
  • Seeds – Hemp seeds and chia seeds are another way to get a little boost of nutrients and protein. I prefer chia seeds out of the two. 
  • Coconut milk – If you’re looking to add a bit of fat for an extra creamy flavor, try coconut milk. It also has a subtle tropical feel. 
  • Maple syrup – A little bit goes a long way. I find that fruits are sweet enough on their own, but adding a tiny bit of maple syrup will sweeten up any smoothie.
  • Orange juice – OJ is one of my go-to smoothie ingredients. While this recipe uses apple, orange is also delicious.
  • Lemon juice – Lemon juice tastes delicious with apples and a variety of veggies. It also really works with the flavor of dark leafy greens.
  • Cocoa powder – Sometimes I add a scoop of cocoa powder into my smoothies if I’m craving chocolate. It works well with ripe bananas and coconut milk
  • Blueberries – One of my favorite fruits. I add them to so many of my smoothies, and I love the taste of a blueberry smoothie.

I hope you enjoy this veggie smoothie recipe. I love that there is no added sugar and its packed with fresh fruit and whole foods. It’s the perfect way to start you day and a great choice for a snack if you’re craving something sweet. 

Smoothies are an easy way (and a delicious way) to get in nutrients. If you’re looking for more of a sit-down breakfast, try this mango smoothie bowl. Let me know if you try this simple green smoothie recipe and any variations or delicious fruit you may have added to it.

Healthy Fruit And Veggie Smoothie (Easy and Vegan)

Fruit and veggie smoothie
This smoothie is the perfect blend of healthy fats, carbs and proteins.
Total Time 5 minutes
Serving Size 1

Ingredients

  • 5 oz. coconut water
  • 4 oz. apple juice
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup zucchini chopped
  • 3 celery sticks chopped
  • ½ granny smith apple
  • ½ inch ginger
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 scoop protein powder of choice
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  • Add ingredients into the blender and blend for 1-2 minutes.
Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 245mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 29g | Calcium: 204mg | Iron: 4mg

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating