Vegetable smoothies are a quick, convenient and easy way to boost your nutrient intake and improve your overall health. You can easily blitz up a superfood vegetable smoothie for a convenient breakfast on the go, enjoy one as a high-protein, post-workout snack or even as a delicious afternoon pick-me-up to avoid sugar cravings.

And with just a few simple ingredient additions, you can easily make your vegetable smoothies high in protein in order to meet your protein needs! So what’s better than nutritious and delicious?

Here are 6 vegetable smoothie recipes high in protein you can try:

1. The Ultimate Vegetable Breakfast Smoothie

Avodado Banana and Kale Smoothie

Breakfast is a great time to get some vegetables into your day. Now you can easily do this with The Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie. With the addition of quinoa flakes, nuts and seeds, this smoothie is high in protein and will keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the morning.

Recipe: The Ultimate Vegetable Breakfast Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups soy milk, or other milk of choice
  • 1 handful of baby spinach or kale, washed
  • ¼ large avocado
  • 1 banana, pre-frozen
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp quinoa flakes
  • 1 handful of nuts of choice

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Looking for some more breakfast smoothie recipes? Check out my Easy Breakfast Smoothie recipe and my Plant Protein Breakfast Smoothie.

2. The Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Hidden Vegetables

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This smoothie is perfect for kids or anyone who doesn’t like to eat their vegetables. Not only do the strawberries and banana mask the flavor of the cauliflower and cucumber in this smoothie, but the bright pink color hides their appearance too!

Recipe: The Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Hidden Vegetables

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups milk of choice
  • ½ cup cauliflower 
  • ¼ cucumber
  • 1 banana, pre-frozen
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed 
  • 3 tbsp natural yoghurt

Directions:

  1. Wash cauliflower, strawberries and cucumber. Chop and place into blender with remaining ingredients.
  2. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

You can swap the strawberries in this recipe for any other berry of your choosing like blueberries, blackberries or raspberries. If you don’t have fresh berries on hand, frozen berries can also be used in this recipe. And if you don’t have flaxseed, you can use chia or hemp seeds in this recipe.

3. The Superfood Vegetable Smoothie

Blueberry Banana and Kale Smoothie

While there is technically there is no such thing as a “superfood”, there ARE foods that contain more nutrients than others, some of which are very beneficial for our health. Blueberries, hemp seeds and green vegetables are packed full of nutrients, so whip this “superfood” smoothie up and see how super you feel for the day!

Recipe: The Superfood Vegetable Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups milk of choice
  • 1 punnet (small box) of blueberries
  • ½ cup natural yoghurt
  • 1 zucchini, ends sliced off 
  • 1 handful of baby spinach or kale, washed
  • ½ banana, pre-frozen
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp teff flakes

Directions:

  1. Wash fruit and vegetables.
  2. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

4. Loaded Green Vegetable Smoothie

Kiwi Kale and Cucumber Smoothie

Green vegetables are an excellent addition to your smoothies, as they are packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. In addition, they are low in calories and PACKED with fiber, which helps you full and satisfied throughout the day. You can make this super green vegetable smoothie recipe for a delicious breakfast or snack any time of the day.

Recipe: Loaded Green Vegetable Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups coconut water   
  • 1/2 cucumber, ends removed
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 1 kiwi fruit, washed with skin on 
  • 1 cup shredded kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 knob of fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 scoops of unflavored plant protein powder of choice*

Directions:

  1. Wash vegetables and fruit.
  2. Juice lemon and keep the pulp.
  3. Place all ingredients into blender and blend on high until all ingredients are broken down and a smooth consistency forms. Note this may take a few minutes with the celery. 
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

If you want to learn more ways to boost your vitamin and mineral intake, download your free nutritional cheat sheet here. You can also try my 6 Healthy and Tasty Vegetable Soup Recipes with Vegan Options to help increase your vitamin and mineral intake.

5. The Gym Junkie Smoothie

Avocado Banana and Zucchini Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is the ultimate post-workout snack, as it combines both protein and carbohydrates to refuel your muscles and help them grow along with antioxidants in the vegetables and fruit to aid with muscle recovery. Whip this smoothie up and smash it down after a hard workout!

Recipe: The Gym Junkie Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups soy milk, or other milk of choice
  • 1 zucchini, washed and ends sliced off
  • 1 banana, pre-frozen
  • ¼ avocado
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 scoops natural yoghurt/yogurt
  • 1 handful of baby spinach or kale, washed

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

If you want to learn more about protein smoothies and protein shakes (as well as the best time to drink them and why you need to have carbohydrates with your protein shakes) check out our article on 5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Protein Shake

6. The Sunrise Vegetable Smoothie

Beetroot and Carrot Smoothie

This is a beautiful smoothie to enjoy when you first wake up in the morning. Packed full of vegetables that are high in antioxidants, this smoothie will leave you feeling happy and energized for the day ahead.

Recipe: The Sunrise Vegetable Smoothie

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1 beetroot
  • 2 carrots, juiced
  • 1 orange
  • 1 handful of nuts of choice
  • 2 scoops unflavored plant protein powder of choice*
  • 1 cup coconut water

Directions:

  1. Wash all fruit and vegetables.
  2. Juice the orange and the carrot in a juicer.
  3. Place orange and carrot juice into a high-speed blender with remaining ingredients. Blend on high until smooth and fully combined.
  4. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Looking for more breakfast inspiration and ideas that are quick and easy like this Sunrise Vegetable Smoothie? Check out our 5 Healthy and Easy Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings.

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Conclusion

As you can see, there are many delicious vegetable smoothies you can enjoy for a healthy meal or snack! Smoothies are a fun and easy way to boost your vegetable intake, especially if you struggle to meet your vegetable requirements.

Whether you’re a hardworking professional needing to up your vegetable intake, busy mum/mom needing to sneak some vegetables into your kid’s meals or gym go-getter wanting to up your veggies for health or weight loss reasons, you’ll find at least one (or all) of these vegetable smoothie recipes perfect for you! Try them out and let us know which ones you love. And of course, if you have any of your very own vegetable smoothie recipes, let us know in the comments below!

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