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Vegetable & Fruit Smoothie Recipes

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If you’re looking for a refreshing healthy frozen dessert, these vegetable fruit smoothie recipes are bursting with flavor and antioxidants!

vegetable fruit smoothies in three mason jars with straws surrounded by produce

These smoothie recipes are from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine- Mixed Berry, Orange Julius, Green Monster, and Chocolate Banana.

We love these vegetable & fruit smoothies because they’re…

  • Refreshing
  • Fruity
  • Healthy
  • Packed with nutrition
  • Tastes amazing

Difference between smoothies and nice cream?

There seems to be some confusion about different terminology with blended frozen desserts. Some are called Nice Cream and others are called Smoothies.

Nice Cream is the basic concept of blending frozen fruit in a blender or food processor until it has the exact texture of soft-serve ice cream.

It is just as delicious as ice cream without the need for added sugar or a complicated ice cream maker. A great nice cream recipe to try is Tropical Mango Lime Sorbet.

Mango Lime Nice Cream
Mango Lime Nice Cream. Click photo to see the recipe.

Though I have owned an electric ice cream maker for years, it is still in the box and has never been opened.

Making my own ice cream has always seemed complicated–needing lots of ice and rock salt– and quite time-consuming. That’ s why I love nice cream.

Making vegetable fruit smoothies

Smoothies are a little different because they tend to have more ingredients. Usually, there is some type of liquid, such as almond milk or other plant milk. Some recipes like one shown below even add a little sweetener such as maple syrup or agave.

Another great frozen dessert to try is my Fruit Smoothie Bowls that are fantastic and versatile as well.

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Fruit Smoothie Bowls

One of my favorite frozen smoothie recipes is Chocolate Banana Smoothie because it allows me to have a little bit of chocolate without having to bake a special treat. And, the banana is all that’s needed for sweetener.

two vegan chocolate banana smoothies in glasses with green straws and strawberries, cocoa powder spilled on white background
Chocolate banana smoothie. Click photo to see the recipe.

These frozen vegetable fruit smoothie recipes are so simple to make in a blender and is ready in minutes!

Nutrition in fruit

“Fruit is high in antioxidants, low in fat, and high in fiber. Fruit is also full of water which helps to keep you hydrated and feeling full.

In addition, the potassium found in bananas decreases the loss of calcium from the body and increases the rate of bone building.”--Dr. Neal Barnard, Food for Life: Cancer Project

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vegetable fruit smoothies in three mason jars with straws surrounded by produce

Veggie Fruit Smoothie Recipes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These Frozen Fruit Desserts are from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. "Fruit is high in antioxidants, low in fat, and high in fiber. Fruit is also full of water which helps to keep you hydrated and feeling full. In addition, the potassium found in bananas decreases the loss of calcium from the body and increases the rate of bone building."--Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Food for Life: Cancer Project

Ingredients

Mixed Berry Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soymilk, or other plant milk, the less milk, the thicker
  • 1 fresh or frozen banana
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp orange juice concentrate, this is frozen concentrate
  • 5 ice cubes

Orange Julius Smoothie

  • 1/2-1 cup plant milk (soy, almond, rice, etc)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate, this is frozen concentrate
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen banana
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Green Monster Smoothie

  • 3 cups fresh spinach or kale
  • 3/4 cup fresh or canned pears or pineapple chunks
  • 1-1/2 cups green grapes
  • 1/2 fresh or frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup ice

Banana Chocolate Frozen Smoothie (not from PCRM)

Instructions

  1. Choose your dessert flavor. Blend all ingredients of your choice together. Start your blender on the lowest setting and slowly crank up as the dessert begins to puree. Add more ice as necessary to achieve desired consistency. Blend until smooth. Best if served cold.

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 3.2gFiber: 9.6gProtein: 6.5g

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