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Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie Blends



Did you know we offer a Smoothie & Juicing Box? It’s packed with a week’s worth of organic fruits and vegetables ideal for blending and juicing, like bananas, berries, avocado, pineapple, carrots, celery, and greens. If fresh morning smoothies or juices are a staple in your diet, this box is perfect for you.



Even if you don’t own a juicer, you can still incorporate all of the vegetables included in the box into your morning smoothies. In this post we’re sharing fruit and vegetable smoothie combos using some of the produce typically included in the Smoothie & Juicing Box.


What’s the Difference Between Smoothies and Juices?

Smoothies are prepared in a blender, while juices require a juicer. Smoothies incorporate the whole fruit and vegetable, including the fiber, while juices extract the liquid from fruits and vegetables, leaving most of the fiber and pulp behind to be discarded. Both can fit in a balanced diet, but consuming smoothies more often means more fiber in our diet - a nutrient most of us are lacking.


The Importance of Fiber

Fruits and vegetables contain insoluble and soluble fiber. Both are important for health. Think of insoluble fiber (found in berries, the skin of apples, and celery, for example) as roughage for our intestines. It helps keep us regular and prevents constipation. Soluble fiber (found in carrots, avocado, and pears, for example) helps slow digestion, keeps blood sugar balanced, can help reduce cholesterol, and supports our healthy gut bacteria. Eating a variety of whole fruits and vegetables (raw or cooked) everyday ensures we’re consuming enough of both.


Add Vegetables to Your Smoothies!

Celery, carrots, and beets are common ingredients in fresh juices, but they can also be blended into smoothies. Read on for a few simple smoothie combos that incorporate these nutritious, antioxidant-rich vegetables.


Each recipe makes a 12 ounce smoothie.


Celery Pear Smoothie


In a high-powered blender, combine the following:


2 stalks Perfectly Imperfect celery

1 Perfectly Imperfect pear

½ Perfectly Imperfect banana, frozen

1 tablespoon Perfectly Imperfect lemon juice

¼ cup milk or non-dairy alternative

A thin slice of ginger root, optional


For an optional nutrition boost, add any of the following: protein powder/collagen, hemp hearts, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, nuts/nut butter, avocado


Blend until very smooth and serve.


Beet Berry Smoothie


In a high-powered blender, combine the following:


1 small Perfectly Imperfect beet, peeled and chopped

½ cup Perfectly Imperfect blackberries or raspberries

½ cup orange juice


For an optional nutrition boost, add any of the following: protein powder/collagen, hemp hearts, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, nuts/nut butter


Blend until very smooth and serve.

Carrot Pineapple Smoothie


In a high-powered blender, combine the following:


2 small Perfectly Imperfect carrots, chopped

¼ Perfectly Imperfect pineapple, skin removed and chopped

¼ cup milk or non-dairy alternative


For an optional nutrition boost, add any of the following: protein powder/collagen, hemp hearts, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, nuts/nut butter


Blend until very smooth and serve.


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By Carolyn Hodges, MS, RDN

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