Healthy smoothie recipes your nutritionist approves!

With warmer weather on the horizon, we can’t help but be excited for smoothie weather. This week we’re sharing our go-to smoothies that are equal parts delicious and healthy.

Directions for all smoothies: add ingredients in this order –> fruit and veggies first, then protein, nuts/seeds, liquid and lastly, ice (depending on your blender). We love the NutriBullet for its small footprint and high level performance, but any professional grade blender will ensure the smoothest, creamiest smoothie.

 

Simply Blueberry Kale Smoothie 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Original, Plain Soymilk

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries

  • 1 cup roughly chopped kale

  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 2-3 ice cubes

Nutrition: 270 calories, 39g carb, 21g protein

 

Oh My Date Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain oat milk

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1 Medjool date

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 2-3 ice cubes

Nutrition: 248 calories, 34g carb, 13g protein

 

Mango So-Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Original, Plain Almond milk

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1/4 cup frozen mango

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 2-3 ice cubes

Nutrition: 264 calories, 41g carb, 19g protein

 

Lean & Green Protein Smoothie

  • 1 cup Original, Plain Almond milk

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1/4 cup frozen mango

  • 1 cup chopped spinach

  • 2 scoops protein powder (we used Naked brand Whey + Greens)**

  • 2-3 ice cubes

Nutrition: 268 calories, 31g carb, 28g protein

**Not sure what protein powder to choose? Here’s a few options our dietitians recommend: Orgain Organic Plant Based ProteinVega Protein & Greens and Naked Whey + Greens.

 

Need My PB Smoothie

  • 1 cup Original, Plain Almond milk

  • 1/2 banana

  • 1/4 cup whole oats

  • 2 tbsp PB2

  • 1 scoop vegan protein powder (we used Vega One)

  • 2-3 ice cubes

Nutrition: 332 calories, 36g carb, 28g protein

What’s PB2? Made from real peanuts, PB2 is an all-natural peanut powder that has had 85% of the fat removed. This leaves you with all the peanut butter taste and only half the calories. You can add water to it and make peanut butter, or just throw it into a recipe, as is. We’re obsessed! Click to try PB2 for yourself, we’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do.

 

Nick VanMeter