3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes – Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

These 3 easy smoothie recipes are packed with nutrients and taste amazing! You would never know you are actually drinking healthy smoothies because they taste like dessert!

Healthy Smoothies - Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free
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If you have read some of my other posts, you might already know that vegetables used to be a foreign word to me before all of my food allergies.

I was SO unhealthy and unless it was covered in cheese, I wasn’t eating anything green.

After my daughter arrived in 2014 and all of my food allergies started showing up, I decided I needed to make some big life changes so I could be the best example possible for my new precious little girl.

That meant I had to figure out how to start eating healthier and enjoy it.

At the time that seemed like an impossible task. Growing up, vegetables = gross, with very few exceptions.

So I started doing some research on Pinterest. I was seeing all kinds of recipes for green smoothies.

I was very intrigued because people were saying that this was a good way to get vegetables without even knowing it.

That was exactly what I needed!

Healthy Smoothies - Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

One of the requirements for these green smoothies was a high powered blender to get everything as smooth as possible.

My dad had already purchased a Vitamix blender a while back and loved it so I thought I would start looking for one of my own.

They are NOT cheap so I had to make pretty big promises to my husband that I would use it all the time.

I also sold him on the idea when I mentioned that I could use it to make our daughters baby food.

I think this was one of my first major kitchen appliance purchases and I had never been more excited.

You know you are officially an adult when opening up a new blender is equivalent to the feeling you get on Christmas morning haha!

That day I went to the store and bought a bunch of produce. My grocery cart had never looked so pretty and I felt really proud.

The very first smoothie I made included spinach, dairy free milk, blueberries, a banana, an apple, carrots, and I think strawberries.

Healthy Smoothies - Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

To say it was a bit fruit heavy would be an understatement, but I was determined to hide those vegetables. I was so excited when I took my first sip!

No vegetable taste in site! Woo Hoo!

I later learned about serving sizes and realized that you don’t need quite as much fruit to hide the vegetable taste.

So now I try to keep each smoothie to about one serving of fruit.

I aboslutely LOVE how many different smoothie flavor combinations you can make.

Spinach is always my go to green because it is the most neutral flavored, but I love mixing up the fruits I use.

I also really like adding in things like cinnamon, vanilla, flaxseeds, chia seeds, or oats to give the smoothies even more flavor and nutritional value.

Today I am sharing three of my FAVORITE healthy smoothie recipes with you.

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie
  • Mixed Berry Smoothie
  • Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie

They are SOOO good!!

When I realized you could add cocoa powder to smoothies to make them chocolaty I about fell out of my chair. Game changer!

The tropical pineapple mango smoothie makes me feel like I am on the beach somewhere and the mixed berry smoothie has such an amazing raspberry flavor.

All this talk about smoothies is making me NEED one right now!

So let’s make them!

Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothies - Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

SIMPLE SMOOTHIE RECIPE INGREDIENTS:


For the base of these smoothie recipes, you will need:

  • Spinach: You can use any green you would like. Spinach tends to have the most neutral flavor so it’s a great way to hide vegetables.
  • Water or dairy free milk of choice: Dairy free milk will make the smoothie creamier, but will also add calories. I typically use water.
  • Banana: Adds sweetness and flavor to the smoothie. Banana also makes the smoothie creamy.
  • Nut butter: You can use any nut butter you would like. If you have a nut allergy, you can leave this out or use sunflower seed butter.
  • Gluten free oats oats: This is an optional ingredient, but adds fiber to the smoothie and helps it keep you fuller longer. You could also use chia seeds or flaxseeds instead.

To make the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie you will also need:

  • Cocoa powder: To make it chocolaty.
  • Maple syrup: This is optional, but I like to add maple syrup to this specific smoothie because cocoa powder is bitter.
  • Strawberries: Frozen or fresh work great.


To make the Mixed Berry Smoothie you will also need:

  • Mixed berries: I like to buy a bag of frozen mixed berries for this smoothie. The one I buy includes black raspberries,
    red raspberries, and blueberries.

To make the Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie you will also need:

  • Shredded coconut: Optional but adds a delicious tropical flavor.
  • Mango: Frozen or fresh work great.
  • Pineapple: Frozen or fresh work great.

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY SMOOTHIE RECIPES:

  1. Add all of the ingredients for the smoothie recipe you are making to a high powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
Healthy Smoothie Recipes - Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

HOW TO MAKE FREEZER SMOOTHIE PACKS:

To prep these smoothies ahead of time and freeze:

  1. Label plastic freezer bags.
  2. Cut bananas into chunks to make blending easier once frozen.
  3. Add all ingredients except water and nut butter to a plastic freezer bag.
  4. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly.  Place in the freezer.
  5. When ready to make the smoothie, add water (or dairy free milk) and nut butter to a high powdered blender.  Pour the frozen ingredients into the blender.
  6. Blend until smooth.  Note: you may need to add more liquid as you are blending.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you give this recipe a try!

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Healthy Smoothie Recipes - Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes – Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

  • Author: Morgan | Just What We Eat
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup water or dairy free milk of choice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 2 tbsp gluten free oats (optional)
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup strawberries 

Mixed Berry Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup water or dairy free milk of choice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 2 tbsp gluten free oats (optional)
  • 1 cup mixed berries 

Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup water or dairy free milk of choice
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 2 tbsp gluten free oats (optional)
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1/2 cup pineapple 

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients for the smoothie recipe you are making to a high powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.

To Make Smoothie Freezer Packs:

  1. Label plastic freezer bags.
  2. Cut bananas into chunks to make blending easier once frozen.
  3. Add all ingredients except water and nut butter to a plastic freezer bag.
  4. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly.  Place in the freezer.
  5. When ready to make the smoothie, add water (or dairy free milk) and nut butter to a high powdered blender.  Pour the frozen ingredients into the blender.
  6. Blend until smooth.  Note: you may need to add more liquid as you are blending.

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Here are some items I used to make these healthy smoothie recipes:

Vitamix Blender | Mason Jars | Freezer Bags | Reusable Straws

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