10 Vegan Smoothies You’ll Want to Start Your Day With
Smoothies are my jam. Seriously.
Mornings are crazy, and I want to put all of the yummy, healthy, energizing stuff into one glass so I can get the best start to the day. Smoothies really make anti-inflammatory eating so effortless. It’s the easiest way to kickstart your day with a bunch of fruits and veggies, and vegan smoothies can have real staying power if you get the balance of protein and healthy fats right.
If you’re looking for vegan smoothies you can make a real meal out of, or you’re a smoothie veteran looking for some fresh ideas, look no further!
Some of our FAVE Vegan Smoothies (including a couple low FODMAP picks!)
Turmeric, the star of the show in this recipe, is known for its amazing ability to fight inflammation in the body. This recipe is just golden, anti-inflammatory goodness, plus it has a ¼ cup of cashews for a bit of protein and healthy fats. Pump up the protein with protein powder for a full meal’s worth.
This smoothie is as green as can be, and just might really make you feel like a warrior. The ingredient list is super nutrient-dense, filled with various vitamins and minerals, plus it has 17 g of protein and 12 g of fibre. If you’re looking for a super energizing smoothie, look no further.
Kiwis are an incredible fruit, high in vitamin C—a potent antioxidant that aids in fighting free radicals, collagen production, supporting gum health, and is able to help fight the common cold with consistent intake.
Berries are a fantastic source of bowel-moving fibre, and this recipe has a triple threat: blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. On top of that, this smoothie also has 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, which provides about 5 g of additional fibre.
Not only does this smoothie have an entire peeled orange in it, it also has the juice of one lemon, and a ½ cup of mango, which are all rich in vitamin C. In order to get that protein component in, try adding in ½ cup silken tofu, 3 tbsp hemp seeds or a scoop of protein powder to give you that energy you need.
Have you ever heard of sweet potatoes in a smoothie? Sweet potatoes are super high in fibre and vitamin A—an antioxidant that is key for eye health. This ingredient paired together with peaches sounds too good to be true. If I were you, I’d definitely give this one a shot…and be sure to use a whole scoop of protein per person to make this smoothie a meal.
This smoothie is such a refreshing and minty treat. Honeydew melon is so juicy and also high in vitamin C—just one cup of it can provide 50% of the vitamin C you need in a day. Enjoy this one with a vanilla protein powder! Just leave off the bee pollen for a totally vegan treat.
Beets not only add a beautiful hot pink colour to your smoothies, they also add a whole lot of vital vitamins and minerals that are needed on an everyday basis. Beetroot juice, in particular, contains a high amount of nitrates, which studies have shown to help lower blood pressure. Use unsweetened soy milk and 2 tbsp of hemp seeds to boost the protein
Low-FODMAP Vegan Smoothie Recipes
Every single ingredient in this recipe is gut-loving. Strawberries and pineapples, two low-FODMAP and anti-inflammatory fruits, are what give it its sweet and tangy taste. This recipe also has 3 tbsp of hemp seeds, which gives you a whopping 10 g of protein and dose of anti-inflammatory omega fatty acids.
This low-FODMAP green smoothie recipe is a nutritious treat. One of the key ingredients in this smoothie is spinach, which is high in various vitamins and minerals like, vitamins A and K, which respectively are important for eye health and helping support blood clotting. Use a low FODMAP protein powder like rice protein to make it a meal.