Fruit And Vegetable Smoothie (5-A-Day)

This is a creamy and delicious fruit and vegetable smoothie that provide you with 5 out of your 5 a day!

The smoothie is so nutritious and contains multiple different nutrients.

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Fruit And Vegetable Smoothie

Fruit And Vegetable Smoothie (5-A-Day)

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Blend up a nutritious fruit and vegetable smoothie, a perfect mix of sweet fruits and fresh vegetables for a deliciously healthy boost any time of day.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 handful of kale (washed)
  • 1 medium-sized carrot (diced)
  • 1 medium-sized orange (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 1 small banana (or mango)
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the ingredients as described in the ingredients list.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*For smoothie benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 312
  • Sugar: 28.2g
  • Fat: 3.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.2g
  • Fiber: 10.4g
  • Protein: 12.2g

Why You Need To Make This Fruit And Vegetable Smoothie ASAP

Fruit And Vegetable Smoothie served in a tall thick glass cup surrounded by sliced fruit and vegetables
If you have vegetables and fruits at home right now, nothing is stopping you from making this nutritious smoothie.

The smoothie contains numerous vitamins and minerals that your body needs – in a simple glass!

Here’s a list of reasons you should make this vegetable and fruit smoothie:

  1. High Nutritional Value: This smoothie is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including high levels of Vitamin A from carrot and kale, Vitamin C from orange and pineapple, and calcium from Greek yogurt. These nutrients support overall health, including immune function, bone health, and skin health.
  2. Rich in Antioxidants: The ingredients are loaded with antioxidants that help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. This can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, potentially lowering the risk of chronic diseases.
  3. Supports Digestive Health: With over 10 grams of dietary fiber per serving, this smoothie promotes healthy digestion and regular bowel movements
  4. May Aid Weight Loss: The combination of high fiber content and protein can help weight loss by keeping you feeling full and satisfied for longer, reducing the likelihood of overeating or snacking on unhealthy foods.
  5. Natural Energy Booster: The natural sugars from the fruits provide a quick energy boost, while the complex carbs, proteins, and healthy fats ensure sustained energy release, making it an excellent choice for a breakfast smoothie or a midday pick-me-up.
  6. Tasty Hydration: The cucumber and orange contribute to hydration, which is vital for all bodily functions.
  7. Convenience and Versatility: This smoothie is quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for busy mornings or as a nutritious snack on the go. It’s also highly versatile, allowing for substitutions based on preference or dietary restrictions, ensuring everyone can enjoy it regardless of their taste or health needs.
  8. It’s So Delicious: Beyond its nutritional benefits, this smoothie offers a delicious taste, combining the sweetness of fruits with the creaminess of Greek yogurt and almond milk. It proves that health can also be incredibly satisfying and enjoyable.

If you enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that you also try my 9 weight loss vegetable smoothie recipes and my 9 nutritious veggie smoothie recipes for everyday health boost.

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes

a blender jug full of ingredients for a smoothie

The good thing about this smoothie is how easily it can be customized. You can basically use any veggies or fruit you have available to you.

However, some variations I have personally tested and loved include:

  • The Pineapple: You can swap the pineapple for mango or other tropical fruit, such as dragon fruit or papaya.
  • Vegan-Friendly: Use vegan yogurt instead of Greek yogurt, I have tested coconut yogurt in this recipe and it worked great!
  • Leafy Greens: You can substitute the kale for spinach, watercress, or Swiss chard.
  • The Base: Swap the almond milk for coconut water, or any other dairy-free milk of choice. Just make sure you are using unsweetened. 

Fruit And Vegetable Smoothie being poured into a tall thick glass cup from a blender jug

The Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender x
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender x
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

For this specific recipe, I recommend that you use a high-speed blender.

A cheaper alternative I can suggest is the Nutribullet 600.

Since the recipe calls for a lot of crunchy ingredients, you need speed and sharp blades to cut through them.

Fruit And Vegetable Smoothie

Smoothie FAQs:

Do I Need to Peel The Carrots Before Adding Them To The Smoothie?

Peeling carrots is optional. Peeling can remove any bitterness from the skin. However, leaving the skin on provides extra fiber. Just make sure to wash them thoroughly. I personally love leaving the skin on, especially when I am using organic carrots.

Can I Use Fresh Pineapple Instead Of Frozen?

Yes, fresh pineapple can be used. I used frozen pineapple for convenience and to add a cold, thick texture to the smoothie. If using fresh, consider adding ice to achieve a similar consistency.

Can I Use Cooked Carrots Instead Of Raw In The Smoothie?

Yes, you can use cooked carrots, which blend more easily and provide a smoother texture. Steaming is a good cooking method that preserves most nutrients. Avoid using flavored cooked carrots though.

Is it Necessary to Steam The Kale Before Adding It To The Smoothie?

It's not necessary to steam the kale for this smoothie, as raw kale blends well and retains all its nutrients. However, if you already have steamed leftover kale, you can absolutely use it.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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