How to Make Healthy Smoothies

There seems to be a lot of debate about smoothies and whether or not they are good for you. I’m just going to come out and tell you that I typically have a smoothie every single day (occasionally not over the weekend), and I have found that they have been helpful for my digestion and working on balancing my hormones. So, let’s talk then about how to make healthy smoothies! 

How To Make Healthy Smoothies – Just 6 Easy Steps

There are six steps or key ingredient groups to make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense. Below you will find a graphic you can save to Pinterest that contains all the elements you need to make healthy smoothies. Refer back to this graphic for inspiration when you are looking for a healthy new smoothie idea or looking to mix up your smoothie game with some different ingredients and healthy variations. We’ve also included a round-up of some example smoothie recipes for you below the graphic for when you need some additional inspiration!

Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

More Than Just Smoothies: Meal Planning + Prep = Staying on track

Aside from knowing how to make healthy smoothies, the main thing that we use to keep our healthy eating on track is meal planning, meal prep and utilizing leftovers. Each of these can save you a ton time during your busy week. Not to mention, if you invest the time to plan and prep all your meals for the week, you take impulse eating off the table and simply eat the healthy meals you already planned, prepped and shopped for.

Don’t Know Where to Start? Let us Help!

Do you struggle finding the time to plan and get organized for a week of healthy eating? Are you unsure where to start? Let us help!

Real Simple Good Paleo Meal Plans

We created Real Simple Good Paleo Meal Plans to help you eat healthy meals without the hassle of searching for recipes, planning each meal, or creating a shopping list.

Our weekly meal plans include:

  • An organized grocery shopping list with all the ingredients you need for the meals
  • Recipes that include prep and cook steps to give you the flexibility to prep as much or as little in advance as you have time for

Learn more about our Paleo Meal Plans here


Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

Example Healthy Smoothies

Berry Protein Smoothie Bowl

Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

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Blueberry Acai Green Smoothie with Collagen

Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

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Golden Milk Tropical Turmeric Smoothie 

Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

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Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

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Green Detox Smoothie with Citrus and Herbs

Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

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Strawberry Beet Superfood Smoothie

Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

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Creamy Cocoa Coconut Low Carb Shake

Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

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Energy Boosting Mint Chocolate Spirulina Smoothie

Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

What Great Grandma Ate / via whatgreatgrandmaate.com

Healthy Gingerbread Smoothie 

Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

 Root + Revel / via rootandrevel.com


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Learn how to make healthy smoothies in just 6 easy steps! Make healthy smoothies that are balanced and nutrient dense by following this easy guide. | realsimplegood.com

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