8 Super-Filling Smoothie Recipes to Help You Live That High-Fibe Life
Why? The fresh fruits and veggies often tossed into smoothies (think avocados, bananas, berries, not to mention hemp or chia seeds) are packed with the good stuff. Plus, their nutrients are already primed for digestion thanks to being liquefied first.
So, grab a straw and scroll down to see 8 high-fiber smoothie recipes to try right now.
1. Yoga Glow Smoothie
This is one of those healthy green smoothies that isn't actually green. Blueberries round out the cup or two of kale that The Healthy Maven founder Davida Kugelmass tosses in the blender. There's also a dash of cinnamon, which is surprisingly fiber rich.
2. Hidden Greens Chocolate Protein Shake
Oh She Glows blogger Angela Liddon combines frozen kale and almond milk with banana, dates, and cinnamon—plus a generous spoonful of unsweetened cocoa powder. Hemp seeds add an extra dose of fiber, with one gram per tablespoon.
3. Pumped-up Plant Protein Power Smoothie
Avocado is beloved for its skin-and-gut-boosting healthy fats, and it's not so shabby in the fiber department, either. The half-serving of avocado in this smoothie by Well+Good Council member and Nutrition Stripped founder McKel Hill, RDN, provides about 5 grams of the stuff. But there's even more in this drink's raspberries, chia seeds, and hemp seeds.
4. Very Berry Beet Smoothie
Blogger Emile Hebert calls cooked beets the "magical fairy unicorn rainbow dust" that gives this smoothie its hot pink color, along with a fibrous fruit trifecta of banana, strawberries, and raspberries.
5. Clementine Sunshine Smoothie
Oranges are synonymous with vitamin C, but they're also a good source of fiber. Blend a frozen banana into this Orange Julius-inspired smoothie to boost the four grams of fiber you're getting from the clementines.
6. Blackberry & Fig Smoothie
The gorgeous, deep-purple hue of this smoothie by Kate Gavlick, MScN, of VeguKate comes from two fiber-rich fruits: the cup of blackberries, which pack a whopping seven grams, and the figs, which add another eight.
7. Cherry-Strawberry Smoothie Bowl
This pretty pink smoothie's base includes strawberries, cherries, dates, and banana, along with maca powder (a superfood packed with three grams of fiber per tablespoon). But you can bump up that number even more: "Turn the smoothie bowl into a satiating meal by adding an abundance of fiber-rich toppings: nuts, seeds, fresh fruit, goji and mulberries, chia seeds, or coconut shreds," 8th and Lake creator Marie Reginato suggests.
8. Vegan Beaming Banana-Berry Detox Smoothie
Raspberries are the fiber MVPs of the fruit world: There are 8 grams of it in a cup of this fruit, to which Blissful Basil creator Ashley Melillo adds strawberries and blueberries—plus a half tablespoon of chia seeds.
Originally published October 11, 2017. Updated October 19, 2018.
Here are 8 more fiber-packed recipes to make for every meal of the day. Or prep your pantry so you can create work-of-art level smoothies.
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