Maybe you already have your go-to smoothie recipe, or maybe your blended fruit experimentation has yet to yield a keeper. These 7 foolproof vegan smoothie recipes are sure to take your smoothie game to the next level, in both flavor and benefits. Whether you prefer a chocolatey indulgence, a veggie detox, a berrylicious burst, or a tropical retreat, there’s something for everyone on this list.
You know when your local smoothie place has “booster” add-ons? Each of these smoothies come complete with their own potent, high quality herbal superfood, adaptogen and/or nootropic boosters that are organic and vegan; plus grown and harvested by regenerative agriculture practices and fairtrade principles.
Top 7 Vegan Smoothie Recipes
These delicious, plant-based smoothies are bursting with fruits, herbs, spices and a creamy dairy-free milk or juice base. Not only are they brimming with nutrients and flavor, they are overflowing with compassion since they are free of animal byproducts, lending a lighter footprint and sweeter impact.
1. Blueberry Brain-Boosting Smoothie with Gotu Kola
Avocados with their healthy fats and blueberries with their antioxidants are known brain foods. The two come together with dark leafy greens, banana and coconut water for a creamy and refreshing smoothie that supports the brain and hydrates the body. That alone makes for the ideal breakfast or mid-day snack to boost productivity and mental wellness; but we take it to the next level by adding in gotu kola, or the “herb of longevity,” known in ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese systems to powerfully support cognitive function.
Benefits: Cognitive Health, Hydration
Flavor notes: Berry, banana and a touch of green goodness.
Featured booster: Gotu Kola, a nootropic that helps support focus, memory, learning, productivity and overall cognitive function.
Chocolate lovers, we got you. This satisfying smoothie is made with cacao powder, banana, spinach, almond milk, almond butter, and garnished with shaved dark chocolate. But there are some additional behind-the-scenes ingredients as well. Unsuspected frozen cauliflower lends itself to a creamier consistency while adding vitamin c, folate and antioxidants; while adaptogenic Ashwagandha brings stress-relief and sustained energy. More of a peanut butter than almond butter person? Swap it in for the healthy choco PB cup of your dreams.
Benefits: Stress-Relief, Endurance
Flavor notes: Creamy chocolate and almond decadence
Featured booster: Ashwagandha, an adaptogen and rasayana that can deeply relieve stress, boost endurance and rejuvenate the mind.
Citrus lovers rejoice in this refreshing, healthful take on a creamsicle. The Orange Julius smoothie was named after Julius Freed, an orange juice fanatic that opened an orange juice stand in LA in the 1920s; which later turned into a smoothie spot famous for the creamy Orange Julius milkshake. While the original recipe includes whole milk and a top secret powder, we take this recipe a step creamier by substituting vanilla plant-based milk, coconut yogurt and digestive-supporting Pre and Probiotic Psyllium powder.
Benefits: Digestive function, gut health and regularity
This smoothie is the perfect balance of mango and microgreens. A tropical delight, it features banana, mango, spinach, non dairy milk, and the guest star: Moringa. Moringa is an unsung hero in the microgreen world, and yet it is arguably the most nutrient dense of them all. Check out our blog post that compares the popular spirulina and wheatgrass to lesser-known moringa, an amazing green superfood that is dearly beloved from South America to India. This smoothie brings whole system vitality, floods the body with nutrients and is a sublimely healthy start to your day.
Benefits: Green, nutritious superfood boost
Flavor: Sweet mango and banana balanced by earthy greens and ginger.
Featured booster:Moringa, a green superfood and nutrient powerhouse loaded with vitamins A, E, K, iron, and calcium.
This is a full out all-inclusive Caribbean beach vacation in a cup. Kick back and relax with this (alcohol-free) pina colada. It’s the perfect way to transform an ordinary morning into a festive summer occasion for yourself and loved ones. This recipe features — you guessed it — pineapple and coconut milk, with banana for smoothness, ginger for zing, and turmeric for a spiced finish that helps support a healthy inflammatory response and protect the joints. With just five ingredients you can nurture the body and uplift the spirit thanks to this timelessly delicious flavor blend. Cue your favorite island music and hit the lounge chair to complete the experience.
Benefits: Inflammatory protection, joint health and antioxidant action.
Flavor notes: Straight up pina colada with a hint of spiced turmeric
Featured booster: Turmeric Formula, complete with the tri-herbal Ayurvedic spice blend Trikatu for absorption, healthy inflammatory response, and digestive spark.
Loaded with iron, antioxidants and a prized herb for female wellness, this gem-colored smoothie brings balance, strength and vitality. The base is a combination of bananas, mixed berries and grated beetroot; blended with non-dairy milk and vegan yogurt. The finishing touch is a dash of Shatavari, an herb cherished for millenia for its ability to support female wellness throughout all stages and cycles of life. Blend it up, garnish with a fresh strawberry, and indulge in a decadent treat that vitalizes the immune and reproductive system, while relieving stress from the body and mind.
Benefits: Female hormonal balance and reproductive wellness. Add-on or swap with Ashwagandha for male wellness.
Flavor notes: Sweet beets, berries and cream
Featured booster: Shatavari, an herbal tonic for women’s whole body wellness, reproductive health and hormonal balance.
Cleanse the body of toxins and waste with a detox green smoothie that energizes and refreshes. It can be hard to find a green drink that tastes good, but in this recipe our piquantly bitter Tulsi Cleanse tea and kale is naturally sweetened by pineapple and banana for a delicious blend that gets the job done. Tulsi Cleanse features herbs Tulsi, Katuki, and Turmeric that work to cleanse the vital organs, support a healthy inflammatory response and modulate immune function to enhance the body’s natural detoxification system.
Benefits: Cleansing and detox
Flavor notes: Base of sweet pineapple and banana with a touch of bitter from cleansing herbs and greens.
Featured booster: Tulsi Cleanse tea, an infusion of powerfully cleansing herbs and spices that supports that body’s detoxification process.
Bookmark this page and come back to it whenever you need nurturing vegan smoothie recipes to try! These are perfect for pre- or post-workout, breakfast, alongside lunch or any other time you need a boost. Feel free to customize and add in protein powders, peanut butter, your fav fruits, or any other add-in favorites to make your smoothie complete.