Smoothies can be a great way of kick-starting your morning or providing your body with a healthy snack at any point in your day. Make your smoothie green, and all the better for your body. However, smoothie recipes are often filled with non-Paleo ingredients such as milk, sugar, and oats. And the ones that aren’t, don’t always provide much nutrition.
So we took it upon ourselves to scout out the best, most nutritious smoothie recipes on the web. These smoothies are packed with goodness, coming in the form of leafy greens, such as kale and spinach, veggies of all kinds, nut milks, seeds, avocado (and other sweeter fruits), and much more. So if you are thinking of trying a new green smoothie, made the Paleo way, one – or more – of the below is for you!
With only, you guessed it, three ingredients, this green smoothie from Cook Eat Paleo could not be simpler. The combination of pineapple and coconut milk mean it tastes like your holiday pina colada, and the added spinach make it super nutritious.
Were you expecting parsley to be anywhere on this list? No, neither were we. But combine this strong tasting herb with lots of gorgeous sweet fruits, and the mildness of avocado, and you’re onto a cinnamon-y winner.
Despite its name, this tomato drink is actually green, due to the nutritious additions of avocado and spinach. This isn’t a sweet smoothie, but add as much of your favourite spicy sauce as you can handle, for plenty of flavor.
The combination of spinach and kale makes this a bit of a super smoothie when it comes to nutrition, but the low prep ingredients mean it’s a quick and easy option too. So for a speedy, refreshing snack, this could be your man.
Green, delicious, and refreshing, this four ingredient smoothie has everything – coconut milk for creaminess, banana for sweetness, kale for nutrients, and flax seeds for protein and fibre. Do you need much else? We doubt it.
Sweet and thick, Paleo Plan’s Green Smoothie is a refreshing choice with plenty of healthy, nutritious ingredients. The flavor of the apple and pear combined with a little heat from the ginger make for something a little different in your smoothie.
For those sensitive even to fruit sugars, this might be the smoothie for you. The only fruit in this smoothie is lemon, for preserving the color. Almost everything else in this recipe is green, and all of it is full of goodness!
Now this is a green smoothie with a twist…or two! Add coconut, blueberries, and paleo granola (or whatever extras you fancy), and eat from a bowl, like a superfood cereal bowl. There’s even a link to the recipe for the fruit and nut granola.
Despite the name, we’re pretty sure this gorgeous green smoothie is good for more than just your skin. Packed with goodness from celery, carrot, kale, and apple, it’s full of vital vitamins and minerals for an all-over body boost.
This cucumber, kale, and avocado smoothie is a real treat for the taste buds, with the added flavors of mint, parsley, ginger, and lime. And just think of all the delicious nutrients from those gorgeous greens.
You can choose your ingredients for this pick-and-mix smoothie recipe. By picking one from each of the categories – liquids, greens, fruit, superfoods, and sweeteners – you can make your smoothie with whichever ingredients you happen to have in the fridge. Genius!
This recipe was designed for a body cleanse but it’s still an awesome smoothie for part of your everyday life. Made from spinach or kale, plus romaine lettuce, cucumber, celery, pear, banana, lemon, and chia seeds, with extra spices for added flavor, this is a tasty treat.
This smoothie uses frozen veggies, as well as frozen berries, and the coconut milk can be swapped out for coconut yogurt. It’s made for beginners but hardened smoothie fans will love it as well. There’s even a bonus green juice recipe on this page too!
As the name suggests, this recipe is minty and refreshing – and is also one of the more appealing looking smoothies on this list. The ingredients include zucchini, which is different, and mint, for a morning boost.
For pure creaminess, this is the smoothie. The recipe combines almond milk, raw cashew nuts, banana, mango, spinach, lime, chia seeds, and maple syrup. It needs leaving overnight but at least that means you can drink it the next morning totally prep- and hassle-free!
This unusual smoothie is sweet and delicious, using cooked sweet potato as one of its main ingredients. The recipe uses collard greens but also states that these can be substituted for other leafy greens.
Now, if any one of these smoothies is like dessert, it’s this one. Mint and chocolate? It sounds like a sundae or a milkshake! But no, this smoothie is totally Paleo, with no dairy or refined sugars. It seems almost impossible that this could be healthy, but it actually contains spinach, banana, and avocado. Yum.
This smoothie has just five ingredients, but they’re good ones! It’s made up almost entirely of green stuff – cucumber, avocado, and kale – with a little lemon, and filled out with the most hydrating liquid of all, water. Health-wise, you can’t go wrong with this one!