I’m bringing you a Broccoli Smoothie that tastes delicious! This green smoothie is loaded with broccoli, spinach, and an array of colorful fruits. Just wait, you’ll be hooked!
And because smoothies are always a good idea make sure you try our celery smoothie, banana peach smoothie, pineapple spinach smoothie, and strawberry pineapple smoothie.
I see you rolling your eyes and I know what you’re thinking, “I can’t believe she put broccoli in a smoothie.” I’m here to put those skeptical thoughts to rest, broccoli in a smoothie works. If you don’t believe me, it even made it into the top 15 most popular recipes!
Good news: you can’t taste the broccoli.
Bad news: your children will like this smoothie and as a result they will want to drink all of it, leaving you with very little for yourself. So plan accordingly 🙂
There are a few things you should know before chucking a full handful of broccoli into your blender though, and we’re going to cover that right here.
But first, we need some additional fruits and veggies to pair with the broccoli. Broccoli isn’t my favorite vegetable so I’m looking to fully mask the broccoli flavor. Quite frankly, I don’t want to taste ANY broccoli in my green smoothie. You need the following ingredients to make this smoothie:
- Broccoli – I use raw broccoli. You can use left over broccoli, steamed broccoli or even frozen.
- Mango – I use frozen mango chunks but fresh ripe mangos will work here too.
- Frozen banana
- Strawberries – fresh or frozen.
- Fresh spinach – I love spinach in my smoothies! The goal is to pack in a lot of healthy greens.
- Pineapple juice – this plays a role in masking some of that broccoli flavor; plus pineapple juice is just really really good.
How to make a Broccoli Smoothie
Combine all of the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
Yup. That’s it.
Pro tip: You can add more broccoli, spinach, or liquid to your liking. Taste as you go is key. I found that 3/4 cup of broccoli still tasted good; the broccoli flavor was still masked, however the texture of the broccoli was more pronounced as I increased the amount of broccoli in the smoothie.
Alternatives to Broccoli
So you really dislike broccoli, that’s fine! Omit the broccoli and add spinach in its place.
Feel free to substitute and adjust the fruits used as well. I’ve added a scoop of protein powder to this broccoli smoothie and it tasted great.
Give this broccoli smoothie a try and have fun experimenting with it! You’ll be shocked at how tasty, healthy, and satisfying it is!
Tools used to make this broccoli smoothie
- Vitamix – nothing compares to this powerful blender! I love ours, and it has lasted us a long time.
If you love this Broccoli Smoothie, check out these recipes:
- Healthy Acai Smoothie
- Strawberry Cashew Smoothie
- Easy No Bake Energy Bites
- Berry Spinach Smoothie
- Oven Roasted Broccoli
- Healthy Green Smoothie
- 1/2 cup broccoli - raw
- 1 banana - peeled and frozen
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 3/4 cup strawberries - fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 3/4 cup water
- Combine all of the ingredients in a high powered blender.
- Blend until smooth.
5 Comments on “Broccoli Smoothie”
This was so yummy, I wanted to drink all of it, making it just one serving. I didn’t, I saved half of it so my daughter could try it. We had left over steamed broccoli and some mixed steamed veggies. I tossed everything into the blender with a ripe banana, about a 1/4 can of diced pineapple again leftover from cooking a ham and strawberry yogurt. I think it would even better if I had all of the frozen fruit. I’m glad you created this broccoli based smoothie.
I had to do a slight substitution (I couldn’t find frozen strawberries and had to buy strawberries and blueberries together), but the smoothie is fantastic. At not point do I taste the broccoli/spinach at all. It just tastes like a fruit smoothie. I doubled the recipe, poured into 4 freezable containers, froze them, and then just grabbed one in the mornings to take to work in my lunch box. It takes a few hours for it to thaw to where I can stir it with a spoon/straw to get it back to normal smoothie consistency. Will make again.
Excellent tasting smoothie! And it looks better than it does in the photos. The blend of fruits complement the broccoli and make it undetectable. I did add my favorite protein powder (Truvani chocolate and chia) for great taste and satiety. This recipe is a keeper.
Loved this broccoli smoothie! My kids had no idea I put broccoli in it… major win! (They loved the smoothie).
Happy to hear your kids loved it!