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.
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 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
First, add all ingredients to a blender or Vitamix.
Blend until completely smooth and creamy.
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.
Flavor Variations & Add Ins
Consider changing up the flavors in this smoothie. Add these ingredients to your blender.
Dash of cinnamon
Drizzle of honey
Drizzle of maple syrup
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
Yes, you can put broccoli in a smoothie.
Yes, broccoli is good for smoothies. Add in frozen banana and mango to help mask the flavor of the broccoli.
The smoothie will be less thick and creamy if using fresh broccoli.
Sure! Any type of milk works. Use oat milk or coconut milk for a nut free Vegan option.
I recommend any vanilla flavored protein powder. That helps add a bit of sweetness. Both Vegan protein and regular protein powder work well.
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If you make this broccoli smoothie recipe, I would really appreciate a review! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. I would love for you to follow along! For more ideas, check out these Breakfast Recipes.
Get the Recipe: Broccoli Smoothie
- 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.
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