Source MindBodyGreen

We’re huge fans of smoothies —is there anything better than a healthy breakfast you can whip up in less than five minutes? But often, even the healthiest ones contain banana, dates, berries, and other fruits that people on a low-sugar diet try to avoid. Inspired by the savory ice creams and yogurts that are growing more pervasive here in NYC, I decided to take a shot at creating a no-fruit smoothie—and I ended up creating three.

If you’re watching carbs or sugar, these contain three to four times less than traditional fruit-based smoothies. If you’re not, well, they’re just a fun treat to shake things up for your taste buds!

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Serves 1


1½ roasted carrots, cut into four pieces
½ avocado
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
¼ cup toasted coconut flakes
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Piece of fresh ginger, peeled, sliced
2 tablespoons toasted walnuts
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup water
1/8 teaspoon bee pollen
Preparation:  Add all ingredients except for bee pollen into a blender and puree. Pour into a tall glass and sprinkle with pollen.

Coconut Coffee Cake Smoothie

Serves 1


1 small-medium golden yellow beet, cooked, peeled, and cooled
½ cup ice
1 cup spinach leaves
½ cup brewed dark-roast coffee
½ cup coconut milk cream
½ cup water
2 teaspoons chia seed
1 tablespoon tahini

: Add all ingredients to a blender and puree. Pour into a tall glass and drink away.

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Serves 1


  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • ½ avocado
  • 2/3 cup mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1¼ cups water
  • ¼ cup original almond milk

Add all ingredients in a blender puree. Pour into a tall glass and gulp away.