I have a smoothie almost daily. This recipe is a green powerhouse and called a V-8 Smoothie because it has 8 vegetables. Well technically, I think avocado is a fruit.
This smoothie would be perfect for a snack, or as a hydrating plant powered beverage to give you a little pick-me-up to start your day.
The green in this smoothie comes from kale, broccoli sprouts, curly parsley, and avocado. It is a great way to get your daily dose of greens. This blend up into a nice, smooth and creamy beverage with a fresh flavor.
You could also use romaine lettuce (pictured), fresh spinach or another leafy green like arugula.
This article gives you tons of examples of greens that you can add, all would work well in this smoothie.
It really is a matter of what you have on hand and taste. Some greens can be bitter. It’s good to know when to add fruit, maple syrup or dates to help sweeten your smoothie.
This V-8 smoothie will be your go-to for fresh, hydrating plant power. You’ll feel great and energized. Not only that, you’re getting so many vitamins and nutrients that your body craves.
This recipe makes 2 servings. Each serving offers over 11 grams of dietary fiber and 6 and half grams of protein. If you want to lower the sodium, switch out the celery as it is naturally high in sodium.
Don’t forget to add non-dairy milk. You can purchase store brand, or why not make your own. There are any options these days when substituting dairy, such as milk.
Read my article on How to Make Delicious Homemade Nut, Seed and Grain-Based Milk. Most can be stored for up to 3 days in the refrigerator, allowing you to use them in more of your plant-based recipes.
You’ll also add frozen or fresh banana and apple and you’re ready to whirl. I’ve also included chia seeds which are a great source of omega 3s and flaxseeds. These both give this V-8 Smoothie a unique, but crave-worthy texture.
I highly recommend checking out all my smoothie recipes because you can never have too many. It’s a great snack, a way to get in much-needed plant power and vitamins and besides they taste good too.
Here are some of those other healthy and delicious smoothies:
During the summer, it’s a great way to prevent your body from dehydrating.
I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below for this V-8 Smoothie! If you have a photo, post it on my Facebook page, tag me using the hashtag #plantbasedcooking
This recipe is Certified Plantricious because it meets the following guidelines.
The Trusted Seal for
- Must be whole food plant-based, contains no animal products
- May be minimally processed
- No added oil
- No added sugars
- No artificial additives or preservatives
- Sodium (mg) to Calories ratio, 1 ≤ 1
- Total Fiber to Calories, 2g ≥ 100 calories
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 carrot peeled and roughly chopped
- handful broccoli sprouts (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 cup kale roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup curly parsley
- 1/2 tomato roughly chopped
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 banana
- 1/2 green apple
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flaxseeds
- Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add extra water if it's too thick.