They’re refreshing, filling, and don’t break the rules.
One thing is clear when looking for the best Whole30 smoothie recipe on the internet: A lot them aren’t actually Whole30 recipes. Yummy, yes, and maybe even healthy-ish—but not Whole30 compliant. The founder of that program isn’t keen on smoothies, and her reasoning makes sense, diet-wise—it’s better to eat your foods than drink them, because then your brain gets the “I’m full!” signal more clearly. That said, sometimes you just need or want a frosty, frothy tall one—and when you do, you can build a Whole30 smoothie that avoids the program’s Don’ts: No cow’s milk, oats, sweeteners (that includes those added to plant milks, as well as maple syrup, honey, agave, stevia, and coconut sugar). No traditional yogurt, kefir, fro-yo, and ice cream (obvi!). Now that you know that, want recipes? We’ve got ’em!
This smoothie (from our friends at the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen!) adds a dose of veggie superpower via the carrot. Puree these ingredients in a blender until smooth: 1 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup coconut yogurt, 1 1/2 cup frozen mango, and 1 medium carrot, coarsely grated. Make sure the coconut yogurt is unsweetened, such as So Delicious.