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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Seattle, WA!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie

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A nutritious fruit and vegetable smoothie that’s super tasty and refreshing and has 3 servings of fruits and veggies in each glass.

fruit and vegetable smoothie, served in a glass mason jar, topped with pineapple and spinach leaves

I am a huge fan of green smoothies. It’s the easiest way to get a ton of fruits and veggies (especially green veggies which are the best for you!) into your diet in an easy, quick, and effortless way.

A few years ago I bought myself a Vitamix because I wanted a more powerful blender with the ability to make food in bulk and with easier cleanup for when I made homemade baby food – and it was worth every penny! It literally pulverizes all of the fruits and veggies you might want to add to your smoothie – creating a smooth, thick, creamy consistency that is super satisfying!

This particular smoothie recipe is awesome. It has 3-4 cups of spinach in it, but you won’t be able to taste it at all! If you have picky kids who won’t eat their veggies, this is a great recipe to sneak in some extra veggies into their diet.

smoothie served in a glass mason jar, topped with pineapple and spinach leaves

Tools and Equipment You’ll Need

A super smooth and creamy smoothie requires an excellent blender. Here are a few of my favorite!

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How to Make this Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie – Step by Step

Step 1: Put all ingredients into your blender (or Vitamix if you have one) in the order listed and secure the lid.

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Step 2: Turn your blender on to it’s lowest speed setting, and slowly increase the speed to high. Blend for 1 minute or until all of the ingredients have been pureed and the smoothie is the consistency you want it to me (our ideal consistency: no clumps, no grainy texture, totally smooth).

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Serve cold and enjoy! It’s a smoothie with the consistency of a milkshake that you can feel great about drinking 🙂

What makes this Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie healthy?

  • High in Nutrients: This smoothie is made entirely of fruits and vegetables, which means it is chock full of vitamins and minerals. Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron and manganese. Carrots are high in  beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants
  • High in Fiber: With so many fruits and veggies rolled into this super smoothie you also get a good dose of your daily fiber with 4 grams of the 12 recommended per day.
  • No Sugar Added: Unlike many smoothies, this one has no added sugar. It is naturally sweetened by the added fruit.
  • Low in Calories: With all natural ingredients this smoothie is under 120 calories per serving!

Will the kids enjoy this Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie?

This spinach makes this smoothie bright green in color, but all the added fruit makes it naturally sweet, while the banana adds creaminess. It’s light, refreshing, and kid approved!

top view of fruit and vegetable smoothie, served in a glass mason jar, topped with pineapple and spinach leaves

What are good vegetables to put in a smoothie?

This smoothie includes spinach and carrots. Spinach is excellent to put in your smoothie because it blends easily, it’s high in vitamins and minerals, and it has a mild taste that isn’t overpowering.

Along the same line as spinach, kale is a nice addition to your daily smoothie. High in nutrients it easily blends to create a green power smoothie.

Carrots are also a nice addition as they are naturally sweet, and when blended well create a nice texture.

Beets are perfect for smoothies. Naturally sweet with an earthy flavor they create bright red smoothies that are delicious and tempting. 

What are the healthiest ingredients to put in smoothies?

If you’re looking to create your own healthy smoothie there are some ingredients you should include, and others you should leave out.

Include fruits that are low on the glycemic index. This will help decrease the amount of sugar in your smoothie. Low glycemic fruit include berries, grapefruit, pear, and apples to name a few. High glycemic fruit includes pineapple, mango, and bananas. While it’s fine to use these higher glycemic fruits in moderation, it’s best to limit these in your smoothies as much as possible.

Also, consider adding more veggies to your smoothie. As mentioned above, spinach, kale, carrots, and beets are excellent choices. Also try pumpkin, and even cabbage!

fruit and vegetable smoothie, served in a glass mason jar, topped with pineapple and spinach leaves

Top Tips for Making a Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie 

  • Use a high speed blender. You are adding all these ingredients in their whole natural form, and want to blend them into a creamy smoothie without chunks. A high speed blender will do the trick!
  • Feel free to use the fruits and veggies you have on hand. At the end of the week, you may have some veggies and fruits that need to be eaten, throw them in to create your own fruit and veggie smoothie.
  • Try using frozen fruit! Freezing your banana and pineapple will create a cool smoothie without the need to add any ice!
  • To increase the protein in this recipe, add in 1/2 cup-1 cup of Greek Yogurt and/or your favorite protein powder.

How do you serve this smoothie?

This smoothie creates 4 small servings or two large servings. Pour into 4 glasses. Garnish with a few chia seeds if you like, and serve.

You can also pour this smoothie in your to-go cup to take with you on your way to work for a healthy breakfast on the go!

fruit and vegetable smoothie, served in a glass mason jar, topped with pineapple and spinach leaves

Check out these other healthy smoothie recipes!

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fruit and vegetable smoothie, served in a glass mason jar, topped with pineapple and spinach leaves
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5 from 5 votes

Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie

A nutritious fruit and vegetable smoothie that's super tasty and refreshing and has 2-3 servings of fruits and veggies in each glass.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 1 medium orange peeled and halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 medium banana peeled
  • 1 carrot halved
  • 3-4 cups fresh spinach washed
  • 1 fuji apple quartered and seeded
  • 1 cup of ice

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients into your blender (or Vitamix if you have one) in the order listed and secure the lid.
  • Turn your blender on to it’s lowest speed setting, and slowly increase the speed to high. Blend for 1 minute or until all of the ingredients have been pureed and the smoothie is the consistency you want it to me (our ideal consistency: no clumps, no grainy texture, totally smooth).

Notes

Top Tips for Making a Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie 
  • Use a high speed blender. You are adding all these ingredients in their whole natural form, and want to blend them into a creamy smoothie without chunks. A high speed blender will do the trick!
  • Feel free to use the fruits and veggies you have on hand. At the end of the week, you may have some veggies and fruits that need to be eaten, throw them in to create your own fruit and veggie smoothie.
  • Try using frozen fruit! Freezing your banana and pineapple will create a cool smoothie without the need to add any ice!
  • To increase the protein in this recipe, add in 1/2 cup-1 cup of Greek Yogurt and/or your favorite protein powder.
Note: Nutritional info uses 4 cups baby spinach

    Nutrition

    Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 48.6mg | Potassium: 324.4mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18.3g

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    26 responses to “Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie”

    1. Looks amazing! As a green smoothie fanatic I’m looking forward to trying this variation as I haven’t used any grapes in my smoothies (yet). Thank you!5 stars

      • Yup! You might just have to stir it the next day before you drink it because it might separate – but it’s completely safe to refrigerate and drink later 🙂

      • Hi Ali! You can omit the pineapple altogether and it should still taste great! Hope you enjoy this smoothie!

    2. Hello!
      I’m a super picky eater and didn’t know if I’d like this. But thankfully I LOVE IT 🙂 I was wondering if I could put more veggies in it? Or would that mess the flavor up?

      • Yay!! So glad you liked this recipe! You could definitely add more veggies to this but I’d stick to carrots & spinach (just more of them) — since other veggies would change the flavor of the smoothie, but more carrots/spinach would just make it a little less sweet. Let me know if that makes sense and how it turns out!

      • Hi! This particular recipe is not a meal replacement – it’s great for a snack in between meals or as part of your breakfast. Hope that helps!

    3. Thanks for the recipe! I also love green smoothies! I do spinach, an orange, water or apple juice to get things moving, frozen mixed fruit(to make it more affordable, and an apple. I also add in random other things I have on hand if I have them. I also love my vitamix. My husband also wasn’t huge on it, so I saved up for a long time,and I use it daily. He approves now 🙂

      • That sounds delicious Jessica! And I love that you made your husband a believer for the Vitamix too 🙂 Nice work!

    4. I need a tutorial for that GIF!!! And will definitely be trying this smoothie soon. What are your thoughts on TJ’s new cold pressed juices? Yay or nay? I like them but not sure if too much sugar?

      • Haha thanks!! It was actually super easy to make — just took the pics on my phone, uploaded it to Google Photos and it created it for me! So for the cold pressed juices — I think the green juice is great. It has 11g sugar which just comes from the veggies and the apple in the juice. While cold pressed juices don’t have the fiber that whole fruit/veggie smoothies do, you still get the vitamins/nutrients from the veggies so that is good for you. Hope that helps!

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