23 Nutrition Experts & Foodies Share Their Favorite Vegan Smoothie Recipes

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Smoothies are delicious, healthy treats that can serve as a meal replacement or a tasty anytime snack when you need a boost of protein or other nutrients. Whether you’re looking for a refreshing banana smoothie or a healthy kale smoothie, there are plenty of options to suit anyone’s taste.

If you’re searching for an amazing vegan smoothie you can enjoy on the go, stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store for a delicious, done-for-you smoothie you can grab on your way to the office or on your lunch break – no blender required! Our Edible® Treats menu includes fan favorites like Strawberry + Pineapple + Banana and our sweet Mocha Almond + Banana, or you can choose any combination of ingredients for a mouth-watering vegan smoothie customized just for you!

For more delicious vegan smoothie recipes you should try, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say.


Bryan StoddardBryan Stoddard

@homewaresinside

Bryan Stoddard is currently running a website called Homewares Insider that explores all things related to homes, interior design, furniture, and gardening.

“My favorite vegan smoothie is also without added sugars and it’s gluten-free.

“The main ingredients you’ll need to prepare a cup of this tasty smoothie are some almonds, cherries, and blackberries.

“To prepare the smoothie it’s necessary to mix:

  • 1 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1 cup of frozen blackberries (or any kind you like)
  • 3 cups of almond milk
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 3 spoons of hemp seeds (optional)
  • Some stevia

“Mix all the ingredients in the blender and add stevia or some other sweetener as desired. Pour into glasses and decorate with a mint leaf. That’s it, a delicious refreshment for hot summer days!”


Owais ShahOwais Shah

Owais Shah is Founder and Editor of TownHustle, a blog that helps you live a better life.

“I am a sucker for vegan smoothies. Green smoothies especially are my top favorite things on this planet!

“When I take first sip of this heavenly drink it lifts up my mood and gives me unexplainable joy. I love drinking it first thing in the morning due to the amazing health benefits it has to offer. It is also amazing pre-workout drink.

“Many people don’t like vegan smoothies because of the greens used in the recipe. I have been there too and can totally relate, but this magical recipe that I am eager to share will change your life.

“The generic recipe is very simple and easy to make. The main required ingredients are:

  • Greens of your choice
  • Milk or alternative
  • Frozen fruits

“A simple yet so delicious recipe includes:

  • 1 medium sized frozen banana
  • ¼ cup frozen mangoes
  • 2 slices of pineapple
  • ½ pear
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk

“Instructions:

  1. Blend together spinach and almond milk.
  2. Then toss in the frozen fruits and blend again.

“This simple and refreshing drink is full of energy and tastes amazing.”


Chelsea WebsterChelsea Webster

@BigEasyBucha

Chelsea Webster works for Big Easy Bucha, the South’s favorite kombucha brand. Their kombucha is an Imbibe Magazine Editor’s Pick and a popular addition to smoothies throughout the region, including at The Daily Beet and Green Fork Nola in New Orleans and Sweet Soul in Tampa, Florida.

“As a working mom, I find that vegan smoothies are a great way for our whole family to kick off the day with a filling meal loaded with nutrients. I make a big smoothie batch early in the am – I use a Vitamix – as a meal for myself, my husband, and my toddler. We use frozen organic fruit as a base, but the secret ingredients are avocados and kombucha. The avocado adds a creamy texture and healthy fats and fiber while the kombucha float delivers subtle bubbles, making you sip the smoothie slower. Bonus: the kombucha delivers your daily dose of probiotics.

“Bayou Berry Blast

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups oat milk (we find this milk alternative keeps us full longer)
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup avocado
  • 2 cups spinach (can be fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 8 oz. Big Easy Bucha Bayou Berry Kombucha

“Blend all ingredients until fully combined. Pour into glasses and top with kombucha.”


Melissa EboliMelissa Eboli

Melissa Eboli, a.k.a. Chef Via Melissa, is a certified Culinary Nutrition Expert (CNE), Nutritional Chef, and wellness counselor. She is the author of “The Anti-Anxiety Recipe Guide” (2019), and the owner of Via’s Kitchen, a personal chef and catering company that focuses on clean, allergen friendly food. When she’s not in the kitchen, she can be seen making guest appearances on Dr.Oz, in addition to being published in the likes of Women’s Day, Readers Digest, and Huffington Post, to name a few.

“Here are two of my favorite vegan smoothie recipes.

“A Strawberry Married A Banana In My Smoothie

  • 1 cup vanilla coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop strawberry vegan protein powder
  • 1 tsp flax seeds
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 table spoon salted peanut butter

“Drink Me To The Carribbean

  • 1 cup pineapple coconut water
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 serving vanilla vegan protein powder”

Sarah BondSarah Bond

@liveeatlearn

Sarah Bond uses her degrees in both nutrition and sensory science to inspire healthy, approachable recipes (that don’t compromise on flavor). Her experiences around the globe give rise to unique and delicious flavor combinations.

“My favorite vegan smoothie recipe is a fairly unique vegan smoothie that uses watermelon rind. You can find it here.”


Ava EvaAva Eva

Ava Eva helps people evolve their diet to enjoy healthy eating and achieve their best health for life through nutrition and cooking.

“My favorite vegan smoothie recipe is the Recover Me Smoothie. A hard workout deserves a great recovery smoothie. Your muscles have been working out hard and are in need of some gentle loving and anti-inflammatory action to help make them heal and recover faster.

“The Recover Me smoothie is exactly what you need:

  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric and 1/2 inch of ginger to reduce inflammation
  • 1 scoop of vegan protein powder for your muscles
  • 1 cup of sweet potato for slow acting carbs to help you your cells absorb protein better
  • 1 banana and 2 dates for sweetness
  • 1 cup of calcium-fortified almond milk to blend it all together

“This tasty and easy recipe is all-natural and full of nutrients. A great recovery is the key to getting the most out of your workout. Now that you did the hard work, sip up and let this smoothie provide the nutritional recovery your body needs.”


Elizabeth BlauElizabeth Blau

Elizabeth Blau is a renowned restaurateur and owner of Honey Salt.

“Dubbed the Green Tox, this beloved cocktail is a vegan smoothie at its finest! Featuring Tito’s Vodka, Agave and Green Goodness Juice with kale, cucumber, lemon, ginger, Granny Smith apples and celery, this one-of-a-kind creation serves as a delicious and healthy alternative that is perfect for any occasion.

“We created our version of the Green Goodness Juice to not only appeal to our health conscious clientele, but also for our own enjoyment and benefit. Starting the day with a beverage that tastes great and is enhanced with fueling nutrients is key to a fun weekend and/or productive workday.”


Michelle SchenkerMichelle Schenker

@earthsfriends

Michelle Schenker is the Founder and COO of Earth’s Friends. Michelle is passionate about living a healthy life. She shops farmers markets, cooks organic, and eats vegetarian. Juicing and smoothies are a part of everyday life in her home. Even when a plant doesn’t make it under her care, she is still dedicated to making the earth a greener place for future generations.

“Here is the low sugar, high protein, easy-peasy breakfast shake that I now drink every single morning. I have more energy and before noon, I am already halfway to my protein goal for the day!

“Dr Mark Hyman’s Whole-Food Good Protein Shake Recipe (modified by Michelle)

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (or fresh); raspberries can work here too
  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries (rhubarb is also low in sugar and available frozen)
  • 1/2 organic lemon with rind
  • 1 tablespoon raw almond butter or almond meal
  • 2 raw walnuts (preferably soaked)
  • 2 raw cashews (preferably soaked)
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds (preferably soaked overnight)
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds (preferably soaked)
  • 1 tablespoon organic chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup fresh Swiss chard, kale, or spinach (you could substitute a scoop of green superfood powder)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil or mint
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
  • 1/2 a banana to make it creamier (optional)
  • Dash of turmeric, cinnamon, or other spices (optional)

“Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. While not essential, it can help to add the ingredients to the blender in this order: water, nuts and seeds, powders and spices, leaves and herbs, fruits, yogurt, and heavier stuff last (in other words, add by weight from light to heavy). Lastly, add more water if you want it thinner or less if you prefer a thicker shake).”


Joao LeitaoJoao Leitao

@joaoleitao

Joao Leitao is a Polyglot expat living in Morocco, North Africa since 2007. He is a hotel owner, travel blogger, and entrepreneur and has visited more than 130 countries and territories since 1999. He has lived in Portugal, Poland, USA, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Brazil. His blog is named Nomad Revelations.

“Being vegetarian for more than 26 years and a self-taught cook, I tend to prepare and develop my own recipes. Without a doubt, the most refreshing, filling and smooth drink I found was the Moroccan Avocado Almond Smoothie to which I made a small adjustment from the original cow milk version. First, blend a handful of pre-soaked almonds with water, so that we have the plant milk ready. Then, mix half an avocado, one small banana, and two oranges and blend again. For those that want a bit more sweetness to their taste, just drop one or two fresh dates into the mix. If you blend too long, the drink will warm up, so you might want to add a couple of ice cubs in the blender.”


Chanette SparksChanette Sparks

@ChanetteSparks

Chanette Sparks is the President & CEO of Initials By Jake PR & Marketing.

“My favorite vegan smoothie recipe is a Jackfruit Smoothie! It’s delicious! Typically I make it by adding unsweetened almond milk, ice, and Jackfruit (1 can that is in syrup).”


Allie GreggAllie Gregg

Allie Gregg is a registered and licensed dietitian and the author of MyEasyVeganDiet.com.

“I love this Green Me Up Scotty shake because it is loaded with iron and omega 3 fatty acids. About 25% of the population is anemic, meaning they lack iron in their blood. It can also be tricky to get iron on a vegan diet because it is found most abundantly in animal products. But fear not, because this shake is here to save the day! Plus the omega 3s will give your skin a perfect glow and help to alleviate
acne.

“Green Me Up Scotty Shake:

  • 1 cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup kale leaves or baby spinach
  • 1 large granny smith apple cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or ground flaxseed
  • 2 to 3 ice cubes

“Directions: Pour in liquid ingredients first followed by spinach and apple, then lastly add the seeds and nut butters. Blend until all mixed and smooth. Enjoy!”


Arielle ShackArielle Shack

@arielleshack

Arielle Shack runs a Vegan Keto Facebook page for fun named Easy Vegan Keto.

“My favorite vegan smoothie recipe is the Vegan Keto Smoothie:

  • 1/2 cup of cauliflower
  • 3 frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup of hemp seed protein (1-ingredient protein powder!)
  • 8 drops of almond extract
  • 1/2 cup of pistachio milk (or any nut milk free of fillers)
  • 1/2 cup of water

“We make a version of this smoothie every morning for our family of three. Sometimes we skip the almond extract and add 1/8 a cup of pecans. Our 1.5-year-old loves smoothies and this is definitely his favorite!”


Ashlee Van BuskirkAshlee Van Buskirk

Ashlee Van Buskirk owns and operates her own fitness & nutrition training business, Whole Intent.

“So many smoothies are naturally vegan, so it’s difficult to choose a favorite. One of my all-time favorites is a mixed fruit smoothie:

  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp of ground flax seed
  • 2 bananas
  • 3 dark sweet cherries (frozen)
  • 1 cup of frozen fruit (mango, mixed berries, it’s up to you!)
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cups of juice (any kind)
  • Add 1 tsp of honey or applesauce (optional)

“Blend all the ingredients until mixed well.”


Tara AnneTara Anne

Tara Anne is an artist and tour manager who travels 250 days of the year. A life-long vegetarian and a vegan for well over a decade, she knows how to make healthy vegan food fast and cheap in challenging situations.

“My favorite vegan smoothie is the Peanut Butter Acai Smoothie. It’s simple, but hands down the best vegan acai smoothie you can make at home.

  • 4 oz. – 8 oz. unsweetened non dairy milk (I prefer almond)
  • 1 packet acai puree (I prefer Trader Joe’s brand!)
  • 10-20 strawberries
  • 1 banana (medium sized)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of unsalted/no sugar added creamy peanut butter (you can sub cashew or other nut butters if you prefer)

“Run the acai packet under hot water for a few moments and break it up (while still in the packet). Snip and empty into the blender.

“Add all other ingredients. Blend. Stop, scrape the sides, and blend until smooth. Pour into glass or bowl and top with 1-2 tablespoons of cacao nibs.

“The less milk you use, the thicker smoothie you get can also be eaten in a bowl. Tip: Peel and freeze the banana over night for a more ice cream-like consistency – feels like dessert for breakfast.”


Lauren LarryLauren Larry

@sunnysankalpa

Lauren Larry is a Yoga Teacher, Barre Instructor, and Health Coach.

“Here’s my favorite vegan smoothie recipe:

  • 1 cup of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1/2 tsp spriulina
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (optional)

“Blend well. For a lower-calorie option, nix the almond milk and replace with water.”


Emily JosenhansEmily Josenhans

Emily Josenhans is the Founder of domaine-sante.com.

“We make a fantastic vegan smoothie that is taken to another level with our Grape Nectar, the first sweetener on the market made exclusively from California grapes. As delicious as it is healthy, it adds the perfect extra touch to take your everyday smoothie from ordinary to extraordinary.

“Recipe:

  • 1/2 c plain coconut yogurt
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 c fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp Bored-O Rouge Grape Nectar (made from Cab, Merlot, and Malbec Grapes, no alcohol, no refined sugar)

Samantha MilnerSamantha Milner

@recipe_this

Samantha Milner is the CEO of Recipe This, a food blog that specializes in cooking with kitchen gadgets such as the Instant Pot, air fryer, slow cooker, etc. She runs the blog full time with her husband Dominic.

“My favorite vegan smoothie came about when I was trying to lose weight many, many years ago.

“A minor celebrity brought out a fitness DVD and the smoothie recipe was featured in the DVD. I loved it because it didn’t feel fruit heavy and featured pineapple, spinach, cucumber, celery, and avocado, as well as a few other healthy ingredients, too. It helped me lose more than 50 pounds. I love it for a detox whenever I feel like my body is sluggish, usually after a holiday or post Christmas. Here is a link to the recipe.


Alissa MustoAlissa Musto

@alissamusto

Alissa Musto is a vegetarian and award-winning musician, singer, and songwriter from Boston, MA. She was crowned Miss Massachusetts 2016 and placed in the top 15 at the 2017 Miss America pageant. Currently, Alissa travels around the world as a guest entertainer aboard Holland America’s luxury cruise ships.

“My go-to vegan smoothie consists of:

  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 a banana (frozen)
  • 1/4 of an avocado
  • Raw spinach
  • Vanilla vegan protein
  • Blueberries and lemon juice/or extract

“The banana and avocado give any smoothie a creamy consistency, and constantly being on the go, this smoothie is filling enough that I’m not hungry again an hour later.”


Doris ZegerDoris Zeger

Doris Zeger is a student at Montclair High School in Montclair, NJ and is an athlete, chef, and gardener. Doris’ expertise about fitness, meal prep, and the vegan lifestyle have been featured in Soul Health International, Vegan Teen, Fupping, and Plant Based News.

“In the immersion blender cup, toss in the following:

  • 3 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 2 handfuls of frozen banana coins
  • 3 dried pitless dates
  • 2 tablespoons of hemp protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite nut butter

“Cover the cup’s contents with lukewarm water and allow the combination to sit for a few minutes so that the bananas defrost. Then blend and enjoy the deliciousness!”


Freda GoreFreda Gore

@fredatours

Freda Gore is the Owner and Tour Host of Caribbean Culinary Vacations Tours and Cruises.

“My favorite vegan smoothie is called the Vegan Power Breakfast: Avocado Strawberry Smoothie. Here’s how to make it:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 6 frozen small strawberries (or bananas, mango papaya, pineapple – works better if all fruits used are frozen)
  • 1 scoop vegan protein powder (can also use a 1/2 cup of tofu)
  • 2 pieces candied ginger
  • Vegan 1/4 yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegan coconut or almond milk

“Blend all ingredients in a blender and serve.”


Sandra and Susan SellaniSandra and Susan Sellani

Sandra and Susan Sellani are authors of The 40-Year-Old Vegan Cookbook which helps people get leaner, cleaner, and greener in the second half of life. They are currently 59 years old. Sandra lives in Newport Beach, California, and Susan lives in Wyoming, Pennsylvania.

“Here’s a great vegan smoothie recipe to try. The Watermelon Quencher is pure refreshment and contains only three ingredients. In a blender, add the flesh of one chilled, miniature seedless watermelon, 1 cup of mixed frozen berries, and 6 fresh mint leaves. Blend and serve immediately. Makes 3-4 servings.”


Steve McRaeSteve McRae

@topreviewedten1

Steve McRae is a blogger and fitness enthusiast. In his free time, he likes to play badminton, search the web, and read novels.

“For this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 or 2 scoops of plant-based protein, depending on how much you need
  • 250 ml of almond milk
  • 4 overnight soaked almonds
  • 4 walnuts
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Frozen berries and peeled pomegranate

“Steps:

  1. Soak the chia seeds in water for 5 minutes.
  2. Keep the frozen banana in normal water for 5 minutes. This will make the banana soft.
  3. Take a mixer grinder and add almond milk, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, banana, protein scoop, almonds, and walnuts in it.
  4. Grind it for 3-4 minutes depending on the consistency of the mixture you need.
  5. Pour the mixture in a container. Add some frozen berries and pomegranate for taste.

“The smoothie is ready. It has multiple benefits for your immune system, eyes, tissues, and overall health.”


Tracy AndersonTracy Anderson

@topreveal

Tracy Anderson is an editor and blogger for Top Reveal, a site dedicated to helping consumers make smart decisions. She loves testing recipes and gadgets and finding ways to improve our quality of life.

“My favorite vegan smoothie is the Chocolate & Banana with Peanut Butter Smoothie.

“A protein-enriched smoothie at breakfast can kick-start your day. The Chocolate & Banana with Peanut Butter Smoothie is the perfect mixture of protein, carbs, fats, and calories.

“The smoothie is easy to make, yummy, and healthy.

“Ingredients (2 servings):

  • ½ cup of soy/almond milk
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder (you can also use dark chocolate)
  • 1-2 tsp peanut butter (according to taste)
  • 1 scoop of vegan protein powder (chocolate)
  • 4-5 ice cubes or crushed ice
  • Chocolate chips for garnishing
  • Cinnamon powder

“Let’s make it:

“Blend the banana, cocoa powder, protein powder, and almond milk together. Blend it until it becomes smooth.

“Now add peanut butter (for more texture) and cinnamon powder according to the taste and blend it until it becomes smooth.

“It’s time to add some ice cubes in it. Now, blend it according to the consistency you need.
Pour the smoothie into the glasses. Garnish it with chocolate chips and a pinch of cinnamon powder. Your Chocolate & Banana with Peanut Butter Smoothie is ready to serve.

“Another option is the Almond-Cherry Smoothie – it’s the best refreshment drink. This tasty and little bit sweet smoothie is the perfect dessert alternative.

“Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 2 cups frozen cherries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract for flavor
  • Sweetener, to taste
  • Some chopped cherries
  • Chopped almonds
  • 4-5 ice cubes

“Let’s make it:

“Blend cherries, banana, and coconut or almond milk together. Now add vanilla extract, sugar, and ice cubes. Blend it until it becomes smooth. Pour the smoothie into the glasses. Garnish it with some chopped almonds and cherries. The Almond-Cherry Smoothie is ready.

“Among these two smoothies, the chocolate and banana with peanut butter smoothie is my favorite.”


These delicious vegan smoothie recipes are worth a try. If you’re on the go and need a tasty, refreshing vegan smoothie to kick-start your day or for a quick, on-the-run healthy lunch, stop by your local Edible Arrangements® store for an amazing, done-for-you vegan smoothie. Choose your favorite combination of ingredients from our Edible® Treats menu for a custom blend of favors created just for you!