Smoothies are the perfect way to add more plants to your diet. They are FAST, easy, and can be out-of-this-world delicious! This collection of fruit and veggie smoothies is full of simple healthy recipes that will dazzle your tastebuds and are easily adaptable to fit all eating styles.

A series of pictures with smoothies made from fruit and vegetables.

Adding fruit and veggies smoothies to my family’s daily routine was the first major step we took in an effort to eat more plants! They were the perfect start to our busy day that only took minutes to make and tasted so good. Since there are so many ways to mix and match fruit and veggie smoothies, we never got bored with the flavor combinations and were easily able to add so many different plants to our diet. It truly felt effortless!

Even though we are now very comfortable with adding fruits and veggies to our meals in oodles of different ways, smoothies remain our favorite go-to “fast food” for when life gets busy and we need a quick healthy meal. They aren’t just for breakfast, TNNers!

Why add veggies to smoothies?

I’m probably not shocking anyone by saying this, but vegetables are good for you.

They are full of vitamins and minerals. Even though we know we should eat vegetables, they are something many people struggle with enjoying and/or getting enough of on a consistent basis. This is why I loved adding them to the blender! Adding vegetables to smoothies is the perfect way to start getting into the healthy habit of adding more plants to your diet in a way that is delicious. Blended with naturally sweet fruit (and other good-for-you ingredients), the veggies almost melt into this tasty drink that is downright delightful.

A blender with kale, mango and and orange in it before being blended into a smoothie.

What are the best vegetables for smoothies?

I feel like there are so many veggies that are perfect for adding to smoothies, and some might surprise you! Here are the ones used in the recipes below and that I often keep on hand to throw into a fruit and veggie smoothie!

  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Bell Peppers (red, yellow, or orange)
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber
  • Riced Cauliflower
  • Cooked Sweet Potato
  • Butternut Squash Puree
  • Pumpkin Puree
  • Avocado
  • Zucchini
  • Frozen Mango or Pineapple
Ingredients for a fruit and veggie smoothie on a table before being added to the blender.

Do I need a high-speed blender to make vegetable smoothies?

Smoothies made in a high-speed blender (like a Vitamix) are extra easy. However, you don’t need a fancy blender to make an amazing fruit and veggie smoothie. There is a helpful tip though!

How to Make The Perfect Smoothie

Add the liquid to the blender first followed by the veggie. Blend this first so that the veggie easily gets pureed and is nice and smooth. Then add the fruit and other ingredients to the smoothie and blend again! This will help you to not end up with an unexpected chunk of veggie in a sip of smoothie.

Smoothie add-ins

The best part about smoothies is not just that they are fast and easy, but you can really make them your own! Take these fruit and veggie smoothie recipes as a jumping off point and don’t be afraid to add your own twist. Here are some of my favorite smoothie add-ins and why I use them.

  • Nut butter: adds healthy fat and protein
  • Plain yogurt: boosts protein
  • Protein powder: boosts protein
  • Collagen powder: boosts protein
  • Shelled hemp hearts: boosts protein
  • Chia seeds: adds protein and healthy fats
  • Ground Flax: adds healthy fat

5-Minute Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

This Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is the perfect no-cook, healthy breakfast any day of the week. Delicious and easy to make, it is a great way to get fruits and greens into your day right off the bat! Easily dairy-free and a quick breakfast or snack the whole family will love.
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5-Minute Spinach Pear Smoothie served in a glass

5-Minute Spinach Pear Smoothie

This pear smoothie is the perfect green smoothie to start your day. Made with ripe pear and nutrient-dense spinach, this easy smoothie recipe also features banana, cinnamon, and Greek yogurt. Ready in just 5 minutes, it makes for a wonderful veggie-loaded breakfast smoothie or snack.
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Easy 5-Minute Carrot Apple Smoothie

Carrots in a smoothie? Yes! You won’t believe how delicious this no-cook carrot apple smoothie is. Nourishing and easy to make, it is a great way to get fruits and veggies into your day right off the bat! Made with grated raw carrot, chopped apple, banana, citrus, and a hint of cinnamon, this easy 5-minute breakfast smoothie is a refreshing way to jump start your day.
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Filling 5-Minute Berry Beet Smoothie

Pink Beet Smoothie

This berry beet smoothie is thick, creamy, and the perfect healthy breakfast to kick off a busy day. Made perfectly sweet thanks to ripe banana, frozen raspberries + frozen strawberries, this beet smoothie recipe uses a precooked beet for the ultimate of ease. Full of Greek yogurt, milk, peanut butter + chia seeds, this smoothie is truly filling. comes together in 5 minutes + a delicious way to add protein & fiber to your morning.
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Peanut Butter Banana Spinach Smoothie

This Peanut Butter Banana Spinach Smoothie is creamy, satisfying, and perfectly sweet. Made with just five, good-for-you ingredients, it is the perfect easy breakfast to start your day.
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Spinach Cacao Smoothie

This Spinach Cacao Smoothie is the perfect no-cook, healthy breakfast that gets those veggies in first thing! Seriously delicious, easy to make, and adaptable, this healthy smoothie is full of plants, protein, and healthy fat.
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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie made with greens and served in three glass jars on a marble table

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie (with greens!)

This Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie is oh-so delicious and loaded with protein, healthy fat and greens! Healthy enough for breakfast, but tasty enough for a treat. Whip up a batch in the morning to send your crew off happy and fueled up on nothing but the good stuff!
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Overhead on the healthy and delicious Sunrise Butternut Squash Smoothie with frozen strawberries around the jar

5-Minute Butternut Squash Smoothie

This simple, just-the-right-amount-of-sweetness Butternut Squash Smoothie is a great introductory smoothie for those who shy away from all things green! It’s smooth, thick, tangy, creamy and so delicious.
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Spinach Pineapple Smoothie

This spinach pineapple smoothie is not only creamy and perfectly sweet, but is packed with vitamin C, protein, and good-for-you greens. This healthy smoothie is great for a quick breakfast or filling snack on the go!
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Creamy Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie

Delicious and easy, this Creamy Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie is going to be a new favorite. Made with just 7 ingredients, this vegan and dairy-free smoothie is the perfect way to get vegetables in at breakfast.
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5-Minute Nourishing Cherry Smoothie (with Spinach!)

This cherry smoothie recipe features frozen pitted cherries, spinach, mango, and your favorite milk (plant-based or not!) for a wholesome, delicious breakfast smoothie or snack. Ready within 5 minutes in a high-powdered blender.
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Mango kale smoothie in two jars

Kale Mango Smoothie

This Mango Kale Smoothie is the ultimate healthy breakfast. Made with just 4 ingredients, this green smoothie recipe is easy, delicious, and the perfect way to start your day.
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Sweet Potato Smoothie served in a jar with a straw in it

Wholesome 5-Minute Sweet Potato Smoothie

This sweet potato smoothie is creamy and beautifully thick. Made with either cooked or canned sweet potato, it also features banana, cinnamon, peanut butter, and Greek yogurt. Ready within 5 minutes using a high-powered blender, it makes for a wonderful veggie-loaded breakfast smoothie or snack
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Chocolate Avocado Banana Smoothie

This Chocolate Avocado Banana Smoothie is creamy, perfectly sweet, and beautifully thick. Made with ripe avocados, a little cocoa powder, and naturally sweetened with frozen ripe bananas, it ready within 5 minutes and makes for a wonderful healthy breakfast smoothie or snack.
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Serving the most delicious homemade Green Protein Smoothie

Green Protein Smoothie (No Banana)

Start your day fueled up and satisfied with this Green Protein Smoothie. Made with frozen mango, peanut butter, fresh or frozen spinach, chia seeds, ground flax, and your favorite protein powder, it’s done in 5 minutes and will keep you full all morning.
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Red Velvet Smoothie

This Red Velvet Smoothie is a fun and delicious way to get veggies in at breakfast! It comes together in minutes, easily vegan and Paleo, and super kid-approved!
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5-Minute Zucchini Avocado Smoothie (Dairy Free)

This zucchini smoothie recipe is a great way to pack in extra veggies! It's creamy, refreshing, and flavorful — a great snack or breakfast smoothie. And best of all, it's ready in 5 minutes
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5-minute Kale and Spinach Smoothie

Naturally sweetened with fruit and packed with protein, this kale and spinach smoothie is easy, filling, done in 5 minutes, can be made with fresh or frozen greens and nourishing way to start your day!
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Delicious Vitamin C Immune Boosting Smoothie made with strawberry, banana, red bell pepper and served in two tall jars with white straws inside and starwberries blurred in the background

Sweet Bell Pepper Smoothie

Delicious and refreshing Sweet Bell Pepper Smoothie is made with strawberry, banana, red bell pepper (unexpected but delicious) and is the perfect start to your day. Naturally vegan, dairy-free and kid-approved!
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Creamy Cauliflower Banana Peach Smoothie

This Cauliflower Banana Peach Smoothie is truly the perfect way to start your day. Naturally sweetened with bananas and peaches, the added frozen cauliflower makes this smoothie delightfully creamy! However, the cauliflower totally disappears into the blend! Packed with protein from Greek yogurt, this is truly the perfect breakfast smoothie to keep you going all morning long.
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Mango kale smoothie in two jars
5 from 3 votes

Fruit and Veggie Smoothies: Kale Mango Smoothie

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
This Mango Kale Smoothie is the ultimate healthy breakfast. Made with just 4 ingredients, this green smoothie recipe is easy, delicious, and the perfect way to start your day.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup packed kale, fresh or frozen, stems removed
  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 1 medium orange, peeled
  • 1 cup almond milk*, or coconut milk

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
    If you don't have a high speed blender, blend kale and milk first until kale is pureed. Then add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Enjoy immediately.

Notes

* I don’t recommend using cow milk in smoothies with citrus, as I find it can curdle.
Calories: 164kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 177mg, Potassium: 560mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 5279IU, Vitamin C: 135mg, Calcium: 245mg, Iron: 1mg