The Best High Fiber Smoothies

By Diana Sanchez, Staff Writer

There is something so nutritiously magical about starting off your day with a smoothie. Smoothies are so easy to love. They are easy to make, are an easy cleanup, and are such an easy way to get the necessary greens (and fiber) you need as part of your daily diet. 

(Why is fiber good for you anyway? Check out this blog to find out.)

If you’re not a smoothie fan yet, trust me - you will be. Check out the best high fiber smoothies to get your day started off right!

The Secret to a High Fiber Smoothie

I’ll let you in on a little secret to give any smoothie you love a boost of fiber: chia seeds. You will notice one of the smoothies here includes this wonderful little ingredient. Chia seeds can go into a number of different recipes. If you’re not already including chia seeds in your daily foods, trust me: you are missing out.

A couple of smoothie suggestions: nut milks are a great, nutritious option that are lower in calories than dairy. There are some smoothies where I (personally) feel almond milk is a must. And there are some smoothies I make where I honestly feel like the nut milk lends the overall a smoothie flavor I don’t love. Try both variations to see which one you enjoy the best - as long as you have the right amount of fruit and greens, you will be all set!

Also, I typically buy fresh, cut-up fruit from the grocery store and put them in the freezer for my smoothies. Of course, you can also buy fresh fruit and cut it up yourself, but I don’t always have the time to do that. Frozen fruit that you can get from your frozen foods aisle can have added sugars that aren’t too healthy for you (check out The Benefits of Going Sugar-Free for more.)

Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

Who doesn’t love strawberries? This delicious smoothie has a total of 10.7 grams of fiber.

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened nut milk of your choice 

*This is one of those smoothies that I will generally opt-out of the almond milk for (and use water instead) - but it’s totally up to you!

Pineapple and Papaya Smoothie

Papaya smoothies are some of my absolute favorites. The high fiber content is just the cherry on top. This mouthwatering smoothie has 7.5 grams of fiber!

  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup papaya
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup nut milk of your choice

Blackberry Banana Smoothie

This smoothie has 7.1 grams of fiber. So good and so filling!

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup nut milk of your choice

Pro-tip: If you don’t freeze your fruit beforehand, you can just toss in a few ice cubes before you blend it together. 

Finally…

If you’re looking for a quick, healthy breakfast (or snack) that requires minimal cleanup, smoothies should be your go-to. Do you have any other recipes you love? Share them below!


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