This broccoli smoothie is thick, creamy and super easy! It takes less than 5 minutes from start to finish. This healthy smoothie is loaded with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. Great for a grab and go breakfast or healthy afternoon snack.

Broccoli smoothie in jar.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This broccoli smoothie takes less than 5 minutes.
  • It is quick and easy.
  • No fresh vegetables or fresh fruit required.
  • Everything is frozen! This makes the smoothie extra thick and creamy.
  • It is made entirely in one blender or Vitamix.
  • This recipe is Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, added sugar free, and can be made nut free and Vegan.
  • It is great for those with food allergies or intolerances.
  • Check out this Avocado Banana Smoothie for another great idea.

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for broccoli smoothies. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Frozen broccoli adds so much thickness to this smoothie. In addition, it adds a ton of healthy nutrients.

Frozen banana makes this smoothie extra creamy. Additionally, banana adds natural sweetness. I love adding bananas to smoothies because its flavor is so robust. This smoothie tastes much more like banana and mango than broccoli.

Frozen mango chunks or pineapple also add some natural sweetness.

Feel free to add in other frozen fruits. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries are all great options. These will slightly alter the color of the smoothie. It may end up brown but it will taste great!

Use any type of milk. For nut free and Vegan, use coconut milk or oat milk.

Any type of vanilla protein powder works. Both regular protein powder and Vegan can be used.

Broccoli, fruit and milk.

Broccoli Health Benefits

This broccoli smoothie is a great way to sneak broccoli into your diet. It is also a great way to get kids to eat broccoli.

This cruciferous vegetable is bursting with health benefits.

First of all, broccoli is slightly higher in protein than most vegetables. Per 1 cup, it contains 2.5 grams of protein.

Additionally, broccoli is high in Vitamin C, potassium and fiber.

This green vegetable is loaded with nutritional benefits!

Taste & Texture

This broccoli smoothie is fresh and naturally sweet. It has a very subtle broccoli flavor, but tastes mostly like banana and mango. Depending on protein powder used, it can have a slight vanilla flavor.

The texture is very thick and creamy!

How to Make

Step 1

First, add all ingredients to a blender or Vitamix.

Broccoli in blender.

Step 2

Blend until completely smooth and creamy.

Healthy green smoothie.

Step 3

Finally, pour into cup and serve!

Expert Tips & Tricks

Use a high powered blender like a Vitamix.

This smoothie is thick! Be patient while it completely blends.

Blend completely until smooth.

For a bit more sweetness, add in a pinch of cinnamon.

Green smoothie in jar.

Flavor Variations & Add Ins

Consider changing up the flavors in this smoothie. Add these ingredients to your blender.

Frozen strawberries

Frozen blueberries

Dash of cinnamon

Drizzle of honey

Drizzle of maple syrup

Frozen raspberries

Frozen blackberries

Half an avocado

How to Serve & Store

Serve broccoli smoothie right after blending.

If using protein powder, this smoothie is filling. It can be a stand alone meal or snack.

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 24 hours. I do not recommend storing it for any longer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you put broccoli in a smoothie?

Yes, you can put broccoli in a smoothie.

Is broccoli good for smoothies?

Yes, broccoli is good for smoothies. Add in frozen banana and mango to help mask the flavor of the broccoli.

Can I use fresh broccoli?

The smoothie will be less thick and creamy if using fresh broccoli.

Can I use another milk?

Sure! Any type of milk works. Use oat milk or coconut milk for a nut free Vegan option.

What protein powder do you recommend?

I recommend any vanilla flavored protein powder. That helps add a bit of sweetness. Both Vegan protein and regular protein powder work well.

Thick broccoli smoothie.

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Broccoli smoothie in jar.

Get the Recipe: Broccoli Smoothie

This broccoli smoothie is quick, easy and healthy! The texture is so thick and creamy. This smoothie is loaded with nutrients and vitamins. Great for breakfast or a healthy snack!
5 from 11 votes


  • ½ cup frozen broccoli
  • 1 cup frozen banana
  • ½ cup frozen mango chunks, or pineapple
  • ½ cup milk of choice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder


  • First, add all ingredients to a blender or Vitamix.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Finally, pour into cup and serve!


  • Feel free to add in any other frozen fruits.
  • This smoothie is very thick!  For a thinner smoothie, add in a little bit more milk.
  • Any type of milk works.  I used almond milk for this recipe.
  • Any type of protein powder works.
  • This smoothie is great with a dash of cinnamon added in!
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Calories: 138kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 128mg, Potassium: 471mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 636IU, Vitamin C: 42mg, Calcium: 171mg, Iron: 1mg

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