As college students who constantly struggle to find the happy balance between filling your body with what tastes good while also trying to eat what feels good, more often than not, it feels like you have to pick a side. Maybe that piece of lettuce is really good for you, but it sure doesn't taste good, and you know that candy bar will taste great, but wow--that's a lot of sugar. We got tired of this constant struggle and started experimenting with ways to enjoy the tastiest flavors we constantly crave in healthy, sustaining ways. What we came up with was the only list of healthy vegan smoothies you'll ever need. Period. 

These five vegan smoothies offer a silver lining between your  temptation to eat that chocolate bar and your strong-will to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

Pumpkin Pie 

Jo Anna Edmison

1/2 Canned Pumpkin                                                                      1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Milk

1 Banana

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Cinnamon

2 tbsp Maple Syrup 

*Optional: add vegan coconut whipped topping on top*

 Fall season has people wanting Pumpkin anything and everything. However, as much as we would like to pretend they are, not all pumpkin products are the best option for a healthy diet. Luckily, this vegan smoothie will give you all the fall feels without the sugar and extra calories!

Sweet Tooth Greens

Jo Anna Edmison

1 cup Spinach

3-4 Dates

1 Frozen banana

2 tbsp of Peanut Butter

1/2 cup Vanilla almond milk 

Put down the kale, this smoothie offers you all your daily greens, but with a flavor as sweet as honey. With 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, this smoothie is chalk full of protein and flavor.

Spoon tip: add in a scoop of plant-based protein powder for an extra boost that will keep you full for hours.

Piña Colada 

Jo Anna Edmison

1/2 Coconut Beverage

Juice from 1/2 a Lemon

1/2 Frozen Mangos

1/2 Frozen pineapple

1 Banana 

If Hawaii were a healthy, vegan juice, this would be it. If you're in the mood for a refreshing drink, this smoothie contains all the tropical tastes without containing the high sugar content of juices. With only 5 ingredients, this smoothie is an easy and healthy go-to. 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry 

Jo Anna Edmison

1/2 Chocolate Almond Milk

1.5 Frozen Bananas

1 cup Frozen Strawberries

1 cup Spinach

2 tbsp Peanut Butter

1 tbsp Agave

Now you can treat yourself like it's Valentine's day, everyday. This smoothie is creamy and indulgent, but contains nourishing vitamins, healthy fats and the carbo-load you need to get through the day--healthy vegan smoothies style.  

 Spoon tip: for an extra chocolate taste, plus more protein, add a scoop of plant-based chocolate protein powder.


Jo Anna Edmison

1.5 Frozen Bananas

Dash of cinnamon

1 tbsp Maple Syrup

1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Milk 

Cut the sugar, but keep the spice and everything nice. This cinnamon-sweet smoothie is sweetened with natural alternatives while offering fiber and protein. 

Making one of these five healthy vegan smoothies will allow you to indulge your sweet tooth without having the guilt of processed sugars and heavy dairy. Not only do they taste delicious, but these smoothies contain plenty of fiber and protein to keep your body fueled for the rest of the day. 

Instead of torturing yourself by eating a stalk of kale or scold yourself for eating that spoonful of Nutella, opt for one of these vegan smoothies to satisfy all your nutrition and craving needs in a fun, colorful, blended way.