5 Whole30 Smoothies Recipes

Find in this article what Whole30 Smoothies has to offer. Have you been working really hard to lose that excess weight and not quite successful at it? Are you tired of feeling bloated all the time and dealing with other gut issues? Do you feel lethargic by the end of the day?

Well, guess what? These issues could be related to the food that you consume. So, by identifying and watching what you eat, you could resolve the problem. Basically, altering your eating habits.

But what’s even more interesting, is that you could do that with just 30 days! (Yes, just a month of struggle). It feels almost like hitting the “reset” button to eating right again.

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I know there are a hell lot of fad diets out there, and probably you would have already tried many of them. But, the Whole30 program is definitely worth a try considering all the benefits you could gain of it. Keep reading and you will get to know why it’s way better than any other kind of diet, which emphasizes only on unrealistic weight loss goals and low-calorie not so tasty crash diet meals!

What’s even better? Make this easy. Make smoothies! Sounds legit for you to try out this unique program anyway now.

What is a whole30 smoothie?

 Smoothies are everyone’s favorite- following a diet plan or not. There are a zillion ways you could make a smoothie. Search the internet and be amazed as to the different ways you could make this awesome drink.

The best way to make a smoothie, I would suggest is to make it healthy. (Of course, you could always opt to try out the other way).

How to make a healthy smoothie? Avoid food that negatively affects your health and adds only those which are good for you. As simple as it sounds, that is what exactly a whole30 smoothie is. No counting calories here.

The Whole30 plan suggests that you leave out certain food groups like dairy, added sugar, legumes, grains, junk food, and alcohol.

You can eat vegetables (like potatoes) and fruits (in moderation considering the sugar content) in addition to other food.

Well, there is a small catch here though. The whole30 program recommends that smoothies which contain more fruits be avoided as it may leave you feeling hungry even more than before. But, adding extra protein and healthy fats to your smoothie will just do the trick! Read along for more ideas.

Fruits, according to the whole30 plan are considered to be a good source of glucose. So, watch out for the kind of fruits you add to your smoothie and the amount you wish to add.

Also, adding sweeteners like honey and maple syrup are a complete no according to this program. But that shouldn’t dishearten you if you are looking forward to checking out this plan as there are other alternatives too that would do just as fine.

Making a fruit smoothie compliant to the whole30 program isn’t a herculean task though as you have a wide array of ingredients to choose from. Also, if you feel that the smoothie alone doesn’t suffice to your hunger for a meal, this plan recommends smoothies to be had along with your regular meal. Watch your meal portion and adjust accordingly to include your smoothie.

So, there are a lot of recipes of smoothies of fruits for you to try.

One such fruit is berries. Make sure to add just the right amount, too much of it raises your blood glucose, which is against the rule of the Whole30 plan.

Any kind of berry makes it to the smoothies list, but my favorite is the blueberry. This small fruit is low in calories but has a ton of antioxidants and nutrients. Blueberry is one of the most flavorful among small fruits and makes for a perfect smoothie combination.

Blueberry - coconut smoothie

Description

This is the perfect low carb whole30 friendly smoothie that tastes so very-berry! The coconut berry combination is best to have even as a post workout snack.

Blueberry coconut smoothie

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. coconut milk
  • ½ cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

Step 1- Place all ingredients in the blender

Step 2- Blend well till creamy and smooth

Step 3- serve cold

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The coconut milk added to the smoothie not only makes it creamy and tastes tropical, but also is compliant to the whole30 nutritional plan. Just make sure to use the canned unsweetened version of the milk, as it is free of preservatives and other additives.

Coconut milk provides for the healthy fat required in whole30 smoothies and is also keto friendly.

In fact, you can try out other great varieties of smoothies with coconut milk that tastes amazing and is full of nutrients.

 

As crazy as it sounds, you might look forward to having your “green smoothies” now. Who could have guessed that the boring bland tasting green smoothie would get a tropical makeover with coconut milk!

Whole30 Green - coconut smoothie

Description

This refreshing and filling green smoothie is packed with nutrients from the greens and goodness from the coconut and avocado.Whole30 green smoothie with coconut

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • ½ banana (fresh or frozen)
  • Handful of spinach
  • ½ avocado
  • Coconut water (as required to liquify the smoothie)

Instructions

Step 1-  Mix all the ingredients in the blender

Step 2- Blend well till creamy and smooth

Step 3- serve cold

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This green smoothie is a great detoxifier and refreshes your mood every time you have it.

Greens like spinach, kale and even broccoli have made its way to smoothies for a long time.

But an interesting twist as such is totally unexpected I would say. The coconut milk gives the conventional green smoothie a marvelous makeover making it taste great. The creaminess from the banana and the avocado accentuates the deliciousness of the smoothie and would make you totally forget about the greens in it. (Of course, the color would obviously remind you).

Adding greens to the smoothie makes it whole30-ish enough to cross over the presence of the fruits. Greens give plenty of vitamins, minerals, and minerals and have numerous health and beauty benefits. Besides, it is a boon to your digestive system and has gut- healing properties.

Now that we know following a whole30 plan isn’t as bad as it looks when coming to having greens, let’s check out another greener whole30 smoothie.

Green apple - whole30 smoothie

Description

This wonderful tangy tasting smoothie could replace a conventional green salad as it has all the same goodness and nutrition at the comfort of a take to go drink.

Green apple whole30 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 medium green apple (cored and sliced)
  • ¼ cucumber
  • 1 cup of kale
  • A thin slice of fresh ginger
  • A few mint and parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup water or ice (for a thick smoothie)
  • Lemon juice (to taste)

Instructions

Step 1- Combine all ingredients in the blender

Step 2- Blend well till creamy and smooth

Step 3- serve immediately

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The tangy sour taste of green apples, the distinctive “green” taste from the kale, mint and parsley leaves, and the mild spiciness from the ginger takes your taste buds on a roller coaster ride, all the while keeping you right on the whole30 track!!

Green apples are the best source of antioxidants and have great anti-aging properties. This fruit does wonders on your skin and provides a vitamin C boost to your recipes, especially smoothies.

Well, it goes without saying that vegetables too can be added to your smoothies. Good carb dense veggies like pumpkin, beets, sweet potatoes, taro and butternut squash fall under the whole30 veggies list.

Carrot beet - whole30 smoothie

Description

This ruby red smoothie not only looks great but tastes absolutely awesome. It is jam-packed with nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants that will give you that extra energy to make it through the day.

Carrot beet whole30 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 small beet
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups kale
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 medium sized banana
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
  • A small slice of ginger (optional)

Instructions

Step 1- Place kale, water, carrot, and beet into the blender. Check for best blenders for protein shakes.

Puree till smooth

Step 2- Add fruit and coconut oil, ginger. Blend again. Add ice if required.

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So much for the great yet simple recipes that you can try out while on the whole30 program.

In fact, you can make your smoothies even more nutritious by adding your favorite protein powders. Just make sure to check whether the protein powder you choose is compliant to the whole30 rules. There are plenty of options in terms of flavor.

Still not sure about it? I suggest you check out this recipe.

Whole30 - Chocolate protein smoothie

Description

This delicious chocolate flavored smoothie is the perfect solution to satisfying your sweet tooth cravings. Make it extra thick with frozen banana and ice cubes, and it almost feels like having ice cream in a bowl!

Whole30 chocolate protein smoothie

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces of almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 2 scoops protein powder (should be whole30 approved)
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of ice cubes

Instructions

  • Step 1- Add all the ingredients
  • Step 2- Blend till smooth and thick
 

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This extra nutritious protein-rich power drink can easily pass for a meal or even as a dessert when you are craving for one.

Now that you know that whole30 recipes are easy to follow, make and relish, go ahead and try out the program and rejuvenate yourself with its wonderful benefits.

What are the benefits of the whole30 program?

If you are looking to invest in your health by making a few though powerful changes in your diet, without feeling like a punishment then this nutritional program is highly recommended. It leads to an insightful change in your attitude towards food and eating habits within just 30 days (probably like hitting the reset button).

Get rid off all the potentially inflammatory foods and beverages like added sugar and sweeteners, alcohol, processed food and beverages, grains and legumes, junked food. Eat three clean meals, basically meals with whole30 approved ingredients like meat, seafood, veggies, fruits, eggs. And you are good to go.

Melissa Hartwig, co-founder of the Whole30 nutritional program, in fact, doesn’t like calling it a “diet” plan at all. She claims that other diet plans force you to go through restriction, hunger, deprivation of your favorite food and makes you obsessed about your weight and count your calories as in points. And she is right, isn’t she?

In fact, the whole30 program isn’t about weight loss at all. It happens to be only one of the many advantages. It's shocking to know that according to this plan you are not allowed to weigh yourself except on the first and last dates!

You are allowed to have certain food which is otherwise restricted in other diet plans, including coffee and tea.

You may find the struggle a little hard on the first few days, but gradually during the course, you will definitely notice that your appetite gets adjusted to the new alterations.

Try out the different whole30 compliant recipes and get a complete detox from the usual processed food and beverages, cleansing and nourishing your system through the whole process. Health conditions are said to improve, and digestive problems reducing to a bare minimum. You get improved sleep and energy throughout the day. Besides, your skin and hair would feel great.

The bonus- you will be aware and mindful of the foods that cause problems in your health and will be able to avoid it later on. Besides, your taste buds are transformed to crave for real better food, rather than processed and junk food.

Well, I guess that should have given you enough motivation to try out the Whole30 nutritional plan and experiment with the wide range of recipes available. Smoothies account for a great deal of nutrition in very less time and with minimum effort. Try out the recipes in this article, and better yet, experiment with your favorite ingredients and be amazed by your invention every time!

Servings: 1 yield(s)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Ingredients
    Main Ingredients
  • 14 oz Coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Mixing Ingredients
  • 1 cup Ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice (To your taste)
  • 1 cup Coconut water (As required to liquefy the smoothie)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in the blender
  2. Blend well till creamy and smooth
  3. Serve immediately