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14 Smoothie Recipes That Sneakily Add More Vegetables to Your Diet

Combine, blend, voila! Two servings of leafy greens in a glass.

There are numerous reasons as to why smoothies are the way to go when it comes to getting your nutrients. They're an easy fix to prep either in the morning or the night before, you can add essentially any ingredient your heart could ever want, and you can sneak in those tricky greens without anyone, or yourself, suspecting it.

Who doesn't love something so carefree as green smoothie recipes? Toss the ingredients in, blend and voila, you have a delicious and nutritious meal waiting. Even better? Throw all the ingredients into a blender mug the day or night before you intend on making it, so all you have to do is add whatever liquid is required, and blend away. Super easy, super light, super refreshing.

You can even swap in low-fat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or any kind of non-dairy alternative in each of these easy smoothies recipes to make them vegan. What more could we want? For your eyes only, here are our favorite 14 healthy smoothies that hide those pesky veggies into our meals.

1. Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie

What's better than to hide your greens with nature's antioxidants? Use frozen berries for a cold, crisp flavor without ice cubes in this berry smoothie.

Get the recipe for this breakfast smoothie here.


When I think of the most efficient way to make a smoothie, NurtiBullet comes to mind.

2. Banana Peach Green Smoothie

Just the colors alone in this refreshing smoothie are enough to inspire you to grab the ingredients and make one of your own. Right. Now.

In place of ice cubes, use frozen bananas. The final result will be less watery and it will save you from fruit flies hovering that one ripe banana.

Get the recipe here.

3. Strawberry Pineapple Kale Smoothie

For every inch of green, double the inches of pink. No really, we love all of the strawberries in this recipe so much. You'll be asking where the kale even is in this healthy fruit smoothie.

Get the recipe here.

Hamilton Beach Personal Smoothie Blender

Anyone else start making breakfast 10 minutes after they were supposed to leave for work? This is perfect for us. It blends the smoothie in a travel cup.

4. Kale Pineapple Smoothie

Well PlatedWhen it comes to kale, you really need strong flavors to mask the density of this leafy green. Pineapple and a 1/4 cup of Greek yogurt is a great solution for said problem.

This is a great breakfast smoothie and who doesn't love pineapple juice? Get the recipe here.

5. Spinach, Pear and Celery Smoothie

Celery in a smoothie? Yes! It might sound strange, but this spinach and celery combination is extra nutritious and hardly noticed behind the flavor of the pears which is great because you're getting your daily dose of leafy greens.

Add a few tablespoons of vanilla yogurt or low-fat milk plain yogurt to thicken it up naturally. Choose a low-sugar option, though!

Get the delicious smoothie recipe here.

 Decen Blender Smoothie Maker

70 oz! You can make plenty for the kids with this one.

6. Carrot Juice, Apple and Celery Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect for a little daily detox to cleanse out your liver. Plus, you get more than your meals serving of veggies in an instant. What's not to love?

Add a dash of orange juice (or even orange juice concentrate) to get a nice citrus flavor and some extra vitamin C. A dash of apple juice is a great way to amp up the apple flavor, just make sure you choose a low-sugar option.

Get the recipe here.

7. Strawberry Beet Juice

Do you see the color of these bad boys? That's exactly why you should make them. Oh, and because this tasty treat is completely delicious.

Who said healthy food had to be boring? This smoothie is a great high fiber option.

Get the recipe here.

Stainless Steel Cups

The blenders that come with sports bottles are really nice, but if you want something simple when you're at home enjoying a smoothie, I would go with something like this.

8. Cherry Spinach Smoothie

If you've never had a smoothie with the tartness of added cherries, here's your chance. The tartness is good for your stomach and the juice helps completely hide the existence of green goodness within.

This is better than ice cream! Add a sprig of fresh mint for a nice kick. Get the recipe here.

9. Sneaky Spinach Smoothie

The picture alone shows you this is a sneak attack of smoothie proportions, once again. Apples, berries and peanut butter work together and amongst their close friends to hide the spinach in this smoothie.

When in doubt, add chia seeds. This is a great source of your regular vegetable and fruit servings.

Get the recipe for this easy smoothie recipe here.

Avidollo Thermos Vacuum Stainless Steel Water Bottle

An insulated bottle will keep your smoothie nice and cold for those long commutes!

10. Blueberry, Spinach and Avocado Power Smoothie

Avocados in a smoothie may seem strange to you, but don't kick it if you haven't tried it! The healthy fats it provides work wonders in this refreshing treat. The combination of it with the blueberries also helps to mask the taste if you're not a huge fan of either avocados or spinach.

Use Greek yogurt as a thickener if you want to eat this with a spoon, and some vanilla protein powder will make it even more filling to last you all morning.

Get the recipe here.

11. Cranberry Apple Spinach Smoothie

This smoothie gets its sweetness from the dates that are included inside, as well as an extra splash of cranberry juice and the addition of a banana. Sign us up for this easy energy boost and immune system strengthener!

Get the recipe for this fruit smoothie here.

Milkshake Glasses

Cue Shake it Up by The Cars. Many of these smoothie makers are versatile and can also make milkshakes! After eating clean with smoothies for a week, why not treat yourself to a milkshake?

12. Clean Eating Cinnamon Apple Smoothie

The idea of putting whole apples into your smoothie might not seem logical at first, but when you can have a smoothie that tastes like apple pie and it's good for you . . . how could you say no?

This is the perfect quick breakfast for the busy bees out there.

Get the recipe here.

13. Reduced Sugar Triple Berry Soy Milk Smoothie

If you're vegan, this is the perfect smoothie for you. In place of regular milk, this recipe calls for soy milk, which you can also trade out for any other nut milk that you prefer. Added plus? This recipe is lower in sugar than most smoothie recipes.

The mixed berries in this smoothie are a great way to use up what's left in the crisper drawer.

Get the recipe here.

Popsicle Molds

How about a popsicle with all your daily greens? Freeze those smoothies and make a nice Summer treat!

14. Vegan Rise and Shine Smoothie

Nut butters are great for adding thickness and a bit of texture to smoothies. That and the existence of a frozen banana make this smoothie thick and creamy just like you like it.

It sounds crazy, but a dash of coffee and a tiny tip of vanilla extract will give it an undetectable boost.

Get the recipe here.

This post was originally published on May 3, 2019.

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