Healthy Olive Oil Smoothie

Aromatic and nutritious olive oil smoothie. This smoothie with olive oil is packed with antioxidants and so much more!

Explore recipe tips, smoothie benefits, and more below!

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Healthy Olive Oil Smoothie

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A delicious and healthy olive oil smoothie recipe that has some incredible health benefits. It’s a superfood loaded smoothie you will love!

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

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 apple (I used gala apple)
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 handful of spinach (washed)
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tsp of manuka honey (See notes*)
  • 1 cup of almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to your blender jug.
  2. Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

*Use regular honey if you don’t have manuka honey
**If you are a vegan, don’t add honey.

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

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 320
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Protein: 4g

Olive Oil In Smoothies Benefits

While adding olive oil to smoothies is not popular, there are many benefits associated with it.

The key to obtaining the most benefits from adding olive oil to your smoothies is the quality of the olive oil.

Always choose premium olive oils, preferably single-origin.

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Some of the main benefits of olive oil smoothies include:

  • Heart Health:
  • Anti-Inflammatory Properties:
    • Olive oil contains antioxidants that combat inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.
  • Brain Health:
  • Weight Loss:
    • The healthy fats in olive oil can contribute to a feeling of fullness, aiding in weight loss.
  • Skin Health:
    • Antioxidants in olive oil may promote skin health by protecting against damage from free radicals.
  • Digestive Health:
  • Nutrient Absorption:
    • Enhances the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) when combined with nutrient-rich foods.
  • Stable Blood Sugar:
    • The healthy fats in olive oil may help regulate blood sugar levels when part of a balanced diet. (You may like my diabetic smoothie recipes).

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Olive Oil Smoothie Recipe Variations

I was inspired to make this olive smoothie after I developed and shared my recipe for a coconut oil smoothie

The smoothie community loved it, so I developed an olive oil smoothie recipe.

When I develop smoothie recipes, I test numerous different ingredients, so if you want a slightly different smoothie, try some of my tested variations below:

  • To add another healthy source of fats to your smoothie, swap the apple for 1/2 avocado instead.
  • Instead of fresh spinach, use frozen spinach. Frozen spinach will help thicken the smoothie even more.
  • For a natural boost of gut-friendly bacteria, add 1/3 cup of yogurt to the smoothie.
  • To boost the protein content of this smoothie without using highly processed protein powders, add a scoop of collagen powder.
  • For a nut-free smoothie, swap the almond milk for another dairy-free alternative, such as oat or coconut milk.

Popular Questions From The Smoothie Community & Their Answers

blueberry smoothie with oil

I shared this olive oil smoothie recipe with my Pinterest community, and everybody loved it!

I did get several questions, which I am also going to answer here in this recipe post for anyone new who is reading the recipe!

If you have any additional questions which I have not answered below, please contact me directly.

Can I Put Olive Oil In My Smoothie? What Kind Of Olive Oil Should I Use?

Yes olive oil can definitely be added to smoothies. The best olive oil you should use is extra virgin olive oil or cold pressed olive oil. Preferably use single-origin olive oils.

Can You Taste Olive Oil In Smoothies?

Yes, you can taste the olive oil in the smoothie, simply because olive oil has a strong aromatic taste. However, with the right combination of ingredients, the taste is pretty mild.

Is The Smoothie Good For Weight Loss?

The smoothie can be used for weight-loss, because it's very filling, and relatively low in calories. To use this smoothie to lose weight, preferably use this smoothie as a meal replacement.

Does This Olive Oil Help You Poop?

Olive oil has a natural laxative effect, so it can help the movement of your bowels, but it really depends on the individual. Not everyone will get the same effect, since we are all different.

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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