7 Super-Healthy Smoothies

Smoothies can be a great meal replacement or just a great way to get in a few servings of your favorite fruits and vegetables. While some are great for facilitating weight loss, others are just plain great! We’ve compiled a few recipes that are sure to please your palate. Break out the blender and give this smoothies a spin!


Ginger has long been lauded for its tummy-soothing qualities. This smoothie is a great choice for easing an upset stomach or heartburn, or for a treat after a heavy meal!


1 banana, sliced
¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly grated ginger

Place all the ingredients into blender, blending until smooth.

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving) – 157 calories, 1g fat, 34g carbs, 28g sugars, 1.5g fiber, 5g protein.


This refreshing citrus smoothie is the perfect ending to a hard workout or a day out in the yard!


1 navel orange, peeled
¼ c fat-free yogurt
2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ tsp vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

Place all the ingredients into blender, blending until smooth.

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving) – 160 calories, 1g fat, 36g carbs, 28g sugars, 3g fiber, 3g protein.


This fiber-packed smoothie makes for a great breakfast on the go. Add a few frozen raspberries to the mix for a tangy twist.


1 c plain nonfat yogurt
1 banana
½ c orange juice
6 frozen strawberries

Place the yogurt, banana, juice, and strawberries into blender and blend for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend for an additional 15 seconds.

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving) – 300 calories, 0.5g fat, 63g carbs, 45g sugars, 5g fiber, 14g protein.


This super sweet smoothie is a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth! Lemon juice gives this one a delightfully tart finish.


6 apricots, peeled, pitted, and chopped (yields about 2 cups)
2 ripe mangoes, 10 to 12 ounces each, peeled and chopped (yields about 2 cups)
1 c reduced-fat milk or plain low-fat yogurt
4 tsp fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp vanilla extract
8 ice cubes
Lemon peel twists (optional)

Place the apricots, mangoes, milk or yogurt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract into blender and blend for 8 seconds. Add the ice cubes, and process 6 to 8 seconds longer, or until smooth. If desired, garnish with a lemon twist

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving) – 252 calories, 3.5g fat, 53g carbs, 45g sugars, 3g fiber, 7g protein.


This power-packed smoothie provides the perfect energy boost for a workout or a jog on the treadmill. Add blackberries for an even bigger antioxidant boost!


1½ c chopped strawberries
1 c blueberries
½ c raspberries
2 Tbsp honey
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
½ c ice cubes

Place all the ingredients into blender, blending until smooth.

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving) – 162 calories, 1g fat, 41g carbs, 32g sugars, 6g fiber, 2g protein.


This delicious smoothie not only provides powerful detoxification for your body, but the ginger also stimulates your digestive tract. This recipe makes for a great diet kick-off!

Serves 2

1 cup frozen raspberries
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/4 cup frozen pitted cherries
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp ground flaxseed
1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Place all the ingredients into blender and blend until smooth, adding lemon juice to taste.

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving) – 112 calories, 1.5g fat, 26g carbs, 33g sugars, 3g fiber, 1g protein.


Blueberries and banana mean this smoothie is high in fiber and potassium, which makes it the perfect between-meal indulgence!


1 c unsweetened soy or almond milk
½ c frozen loose-pack blueberries
½ frozen banana, sliced
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Place all the ingredients into blender, blending until smooth.

NUTRITION FACTS (per serving) – 125 calories, 1.5g fat, 25g carbs, 11g sugars, 2g fiber, 3g protein.