Are you ready to start every morning getting healthier while also sending your kids off to school having had a majorly nutritious breakfast? If you responded yes, you’re in luck because this Crazy Healthy Smoothie is the answer.


About 6 months ago my husband was feeling out of shape and a bit lethargic in the mornings so he decided to start his days off with a super-charged breakfast to help him trim down, get healthy and have more energy. While he would previously have a delicious bowl of oatmeal or whole grain hot cereal for breakfast, he was finding that he wasn’t able to eat the amount of fruit, vegetables and other nutritious foods he wanted to during the day while he was at work.


By waking up daily to a glass full of the massively nutritious foods in this Crazy Healthy Smoothie, he walks out of the house every morning with a bang and says he feels amazing throughout the day. This recipe is his, and when I first saw him making it I thought he had went a bit overboard, as he packs a lot of food into one glass. He tosses a banana, a whole beet, a carrot, fresh and frozen berries (although any fresh or frozen fruit will do), persimmon, kale, bee pollen, walnuts, hemp hearts, almond milk, dates and flaxseeds into the Vitamix (essential for grinding everything up nice and smooth), and then divides it into glasses for our whole family to enjoy so we can all get a boost of yumminess alongside whatever I am making like Cottage Cheese Pancakes, parfaits or Happy Eggs (it’s all about balance after all!)

Whether you’re trying to make big changes and get in shape or just trying to get your family to eat more wholesome foods, this Crazy Healthy Smoothie is a crazy good winner.


Crazy Healthy Smoothie

3.38 from 16 votes
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 peeled carrot
  • 1 small peeled beet
  • 1 big handful kale or spinach (about 1 loose cup)
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (or any other nuts)
  • 1 cup frozen fruit
  • 1 cup almond milk


  • Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. This is delicious! Both my kids and I love it, and the color is so vibrant from the beet and frozen berries I added. My kids are sporting smoothie mustaches and it makes me happy to know they’re getting so many nutrients!

  2. Smoothie is my most favorite meal of the day. And to have the best meal, I’m using the best blender to blend all of my favorite fruits and veggies in one delicious drink. My personal favorite is the Ninja Mega Kitchen System. It is the top of the line, fully loaded blender with many attachments to make cooking and blending easy. What’s more is that it is super easy to clean up, has a sturdy construction, sharp blades and to top it all, very safe to use! It’s definitely worth the price. Love it. See it here:

  3. I’m wondering if anyone has tried this out with a ninja? I don’t have a vitamix and am wondering how the raw foods would do in a ninja- thoughts?

  4. Hello! Is it all right to use flax seed oil, instead of ground flax seeds? If so, what measurement do you recommend?


  5. Hi, weelicious,

    I’m Lora and I write for Eluxe magazine. It’s a French/London based online magazine dedicated to promoting sustainable, eco friendly fashion, beauty and skincare.

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    Kind regards,
    Lora Marie

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  7. Yes you can! They may separate overnight, but just give them a little stir or shake and they’ll be back to normal!

  8. Do you use raw kale? And where does one find hemp seeds? It’s not easy to find kale here in s’pore.

  9. We have been adding soaked goji berries in our smoothies too. They add a delicious flavor and added nutrition.

  10. Raw beets have never stained any of our blenders or our ninja! And beets add sweetness so don’t be afraid to try them! Raw beets can turn “everything else” red though so don’t be shocked!

  11. The beet gives this great color, should it be cooked or raw? What are the benefits of bee pollen?

  12. if you don’t have a vitamix has anyone ever tried this with a high powered blender? I would omit nuts if necessary but I am more concerned about the beet, carrot and kale since they are all raw. just curious

  13. If you can’t do the banana, some ripe avocado would help replace the creaminess. May need to add something else to help with the sweetening aspect.

  14. The banana adds tons of sweetness which helps to cut the bitterness of the greens. So add something else like more frozen fruit to sweeten it, or honey!

  15. Mary,

    I make a lot of smoothies without bananas. If you are including greens, just make sure to use berries instead of peaches, pineapple and citrus fruits. And because bananas add sweetness, if you are omitting, I would recommend using fresh-pressed unfiltered, unsweetened organic apple juice instead of milk.

  16. This looks perfect for our family morning needs! I’m allergic to banana, however (which is why we haven’t done smoothies in the past- they all contain banana!) Any ideas on substitutions? More frozen fruit? Yogurt? Thank you!!

  17. This looks great! Just noting that bee pollen is usually not advised for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

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