If you’re a fan of healthy smoothie recipes, you’ve no doubt noticed the explosion of recipes and photos that are now available through popular social media sites such as Instagram and Pinterest.
While these are both excellent sources of new recipe inspiration (Pinterest in particular), we wanted to reach out to some of the top food bloggers in the business and find out their own favourite smoothies.
Many of the 16 blogs listed below have received numerous awards, coverage in the press, and even written their own bestselling recipe books. If you like the look of any of the smoothies in our roundup, the image links straight through to their site, where you can find a whole host of nutritional inspiration.
We hope you enjoy these blogs and recipes as much as we do!
Berry Blush – by “Fitness On Toast”
I prefer a plant-based smoothie where most of the ingredients come from natural fruit & veggies, so I avoid the sugar spikes that can come from simple liquids. I also like it to be nice and chilled and refreshing.
Spinach, half a Braeburn apple, tablespoon of chia seeds, a generous handful of fresh mixed berries to give it a ruby colour, two tablespoons of Total 0pct Greek yoghurt and a teaspoon of manuka honey; voila, the Berry Blush.
Faya, Fitness On Toast
About: Fitness On Toast
Fitness On Toast is home to healthy recipes, nutritional tips, workout ideas, fitness fashion, travel, and much more.
Featured as one of our top fitness blogs to follow in 2014, every post is written by Faya, a Swedish personal trainer and fitness blogger based in London.
If you’re a fan of great food and travel photography, you can also find Faya on Instagram.
Cactus Smoothie – by “Muy Bueno Cook Book”
My favorite smoothie is a cactus smoothie — this is that base of the recipe.
I usually add a fruit to it now — apple or pineapple to sweeten up.
Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Muy Bueno Cook Book
About: Muy Bueno Cook Book
Muy Bueno Cookbook started as a blog that followed the creation of the highly acclaimed ‘Muy Bueno Cookbook‘, which was co-authored by Yvette, her mother Evangelina, and her sister Veronica.
As well as the 100+ recipes that you’ll find in the cookbook, the blog is regularly updated with Latin inspired recipes, including Strawberry and Mano Margaritas and Tequila Shrimp.
You can even keep up to date with recipes and cooking tips on the Muy Bueno YouTube channel.
Tropical Mint Smoothie – by “Carrots N Cake”
About: Carrots N Cake
Carrots N Cake is a blog that’s regularly updated with new fitness workouts, travel experiences, and recipes by Tina Haupert.
As well as the fitness articles which cover everything from running to CrossFit, Tina has also written two recipe books. Her second book actually specializes in smoothies and juices, and has just been released!
To be one of the first to get your hands on a copy, check out The Part Time Vegetarian Smoothies and Juices Recipe Book.
Strawberry Plantain Smoothie – by “Cotter Crunch”
About: Cotter Crunch
Cotter Crunch is a blog dedicated to gluten free living, with recipes covering everything from pancakes and breads to smoothies and snacks.
If you’re a fan of triathlons and recovery nutrition, this is the blog for you, With many posts containing some great gluten free training food and nutrition tips for triathletes.
You can also keep up to date with the latest pictures from Lindsay’s travels and recipes on Cotter Crunch’s Instagram.
Apple Pie Smoothie – by “Simply Recipes”
About: Simply Recipes
Simply Recipes is a blog that specializes in using mostly whole food ingredients in its recipes, believing in a varied and healthy diet with lots of green vegetables and protein from meat, fish, beans, and cheese.
The recipes on the site are a culmination of over 30 years of family recipes, all having been personally tested by Elise or her family and friends.
If you’re a fan of social media, you can also keep up to date with Elise’s latest recipe ideas and updates at the Simply Recipes Twitter page.
Dough Boy Smoothie – by “Kath Eats”
About: Kath Eats
Kath Eats is blog that specializes in recipes, as well as a wide collection of food and lifestyle topics.
As a registered dietician based in Charlottesville, Virginia, you can also stay up to date with Kath’s latest food and lifestyle photography on Instagram.
The Green Elvis – by “Eating Bird Food”
One of my favorite smoothies is what I call “The Green Elvis.”
Brittany, Eating Bird Food
About: Eating Bird Food
Eating Bird Food is a popular food blog that’s regularly kept up to date by Brittany, a health coach and personal trainer based in Virginia.
Together with a large collection of recipe ideas, you’ll also find some great articles about workouts and exercise routines.
For more information about Brittany’s health coaching, as well as the chance to become a health coach yourself, it’s certainly worth taking a look at the Brittany Mullins Health Coaching site.
Vegan Blueberry Power Smoothie – by “My Darling Lemon Thyme”
I have many favourite smoothies! But we’ve been making this blueberry one a lot lately.
Emm, My Darling Lemon Thyme
About: My Darling Lemon Thyme
Awarded the reader’s choice award for ‘Best Original Recipes Blog’ in 2014 by the Saveur Best Food Blog Awards, My Darling Lemon Thyme is home to an impressive collection of recipes, as well as lifestyle posts all written by blog creator, Emma Galloway.
Originally created to share recipes and information with other people that struggle with food intolerances and allergies, this popular food blog now regularly features the latest gluten-free vegetarian recipes, stories, and tips on organic gardening.
Dr Oz Green Smoothie – by “Not Quite Nigella”
I really like the Dr Oz green smoothie. I’ve put up my adaption here.
Lorraine, Not Quite Nigella
About: Not Quite Nigella
Created by one of Australia’s top food bloggers, Not Quite Nigella combines recipe ideas that you can make at home with a collection of posts dedicated to her experiences in restaurants across the country.
There’s also an entire section of the blog dedicated to Lorraine’s travel and food experiences in restaurants overseas, including South America, the UK, New Zealand, Canada, and Europe.
If you can’t get enough of the photography on the blog, you can also keep up to date with the latest food and travel experiences by following Not Quite Nigella on Instagram.
Hemp Green Smoothie – by “Sassy Kitchen”
Hemp Green Smoothie (Serves 1-2)
- 1-2 teaspoons Spirulina
- 1/2 cup frozen organic spinach
- 3/4 cup frozen organic berries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Hemp milk, enough to blend
- Hempseeds to top
This is my go-to green smoothie!
Julia, Sassy Kitchen
About: Sassy Kitchen
Sassy Kitchen is a popular food blog focussing on turning clean, seasonal foods into delicious, gluten-free recipe ideas.
As well as being one of the top finalists in the ‘Best Special Diets Blog’ category in the Saveur ‘Best Food Blog Awards’ in 2014, Sassy Kitchen has a long list of popular press features, including for The Huffington Post and Vogue.com.
With a growing recipe index kept up to date by SK’s creator, Julia, you can find a wide range of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipes to suit any season.
If you’re a fan of the recipe and food photography you find on SK, you’ll also love Julia’s own dedicated photography site.
Brilliantly Beet Smoothie – by “Ricki Heller”
I’d have to say that my favorite smoothie is this Brilliantly Beet Smoothie.
I feel that beets are really underrated vegetables, and in this smoothie they blend perfectly with berries, cucumber kale and protein powder for a nutrient-rich and beautifully colored morning beverage.
And beets are great to support liver health and control blood pressure, too–bonus!
About: Ricki Heller
Created by whole foods chef, writer, and holistic nutritionist Ricki Heller, this is a food blog that focuses exclusively on vegan food recipes.
The site includes a vast recipe index with hundreds of exciting new recipe ideas, as well as a useful list of ingredient substitutions for the NAG diet (Natural, Alive, and Good Quality).
Together with a long list of awards and press features, Ricki has also written 2 books, with the latest being ‘Naturally Sweet and Gluten-Free: 100 Allergy Friendly Desserts‘.
Pre-Workout Smoothie – Wine To Weightlifting
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2-1 cup sweet potato
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/2-1 scoop unsweetened vanilla protein powder
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Add 1/3 cup oats for some extra 14.5 carbs!
- Blend. And enjoy!
About: Wine To Weightlifting
A combination of Paleo dieting and CrossFit training, Wine To Weightlifting is frequently updated with Jennifer’s latest fitness goals, workouts, recipes, and the ‘Lady Lifter Spotlight’.
The Spotlight is a section of the site specifically created to showcase the stories behind other women who love to lift, which can be a great source for inspiration.
Another of our top fitness blogs to follow in 2014, this is definitely one to subscribe to if you’re looking for motivational CrossFit stories, or simply wondering what to expect if you are just starting your first program.
Banana Almond Smoothie with flax seed – by “Cookie and Kate”
My favorite smoothie is my banana almond smoothie with flax seed. It tastes like a milkshake but has some redeeming health benefits!
Kathryne, Cookie and Kate
About: Cookie and Kate
Cookie and Kate is a food blog with recipes dedicated to vegetarians, using whole foods that are as close to their source as possible.
Not only is there a large collection of food recipes to cater for every meal time, there’s also a great section devoted entirely to drink recipes.
These include smoothies like the one you see above, nut milks, and cocktails, each accompanied by some impressive photography.
Each recipe provides you with the full ingredients, instructions, and a useful list of notes to help guide you through any ingredient substitutions and complicated steps.
Cookie and Kate was even nominated as a finalist in the ‘Best Cooking Blog’ category for the Saveur Best Food Blog Awards!
Pink Mango Smoothie – by “Tinned Tomatoes”
My favourite is my Pink Mango Smoothie.
Jac, Tinned Tomatoes
About: Tinned Tomatoes
Tinned Tomatoes is home to over 500 vegetarian and vegan recipes, each with their own simple-to-follow instructions and photos.
There’s also no shortage of coverage in the press, with Tinned Tomatoes being rated as one of the top Vegetarian blogs of 2014 by Vegetarian Living Magazine.
Green Tea and Oat Smoothie – by “Cook Republic”
About: Cook Republic
Cook Republic is the popular recipe and food photography blog created by top food columnist and author of Tasty Express, Sneh.
As well as a long list of regular magazine features and awards, including Best Australian Blog 2013 and Best Lifestyle Blog 2013, you’ll also find an archive of more than 300 recipes.
These include everything from cookies and cakes to salads and soups.
With an entire section dedicated to Sneh’s love of food and lifestyle photography, you’ll find there’s no shortage of inspiration for your own kitchen creations.
Long Time No See, Green Smoothie – by “JL Goes Vegan”
About: JL Goes Vegan
JL Fields, the author of Vegan Pressure Cooking, is also the vegan lifestyle coach and educator behind the vegan recipe blog ‘JL Goes Vegan’.
As well as keeping the blog regularly updated with a long list of refreshing new recipes, JL can also provide in-person vegan cooking services in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas.
You’ll also find some great inspiration for making big changes in your life, after JL herself made the decisions to change careers, go vegan, and even become a triathlete!
Summary of our top healthy smoothie recipes
Now that we’ve collected a selection of healthy smoothie recipes by some of the top food bloggers from around the world, we want to know what your own favourite recipe is?
It can be one that you’ve tried as a result of finding this article, or one that doesn’t even have a name! We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.