Delicious Functional Food Smoothie Recipes!

Delicious Functional Food Smoothie Recipes!

Smoothies are a great way to have a quick meal, especially in the morning. The trick is in using the right ingredients. In a recent blog, we examined many commercial smoothies and noted how full of sugar and lacking in fiber they were. A nutritious smoothie ought to have little if any added sugar- what you get from fruit should usually be enough to sweeten it. It should have a reasonable amount of protein and fiber. Both will keep you fuller for longer and seem like a real meal, and a protein rich diet is needed fuel your muscles and give longer term energy. Fiber is essential to a well regulated gut and to help decrease inflammation. Many people don't get enough fiber, and smoothies are a great way to add some into your regular diet. Fat content doesn't have to be high, but adding some fat will add creaminess, will also help you feel more full, and adding the right fats can provide some omega-3 fatty acids as well. Smoothies are also a great vehicle for consuming functional foods- powders crafted by dietary experts to give you a wealth of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein, and supplements that can support any number of bodily systems depending which Foundation product you use. These recipes that follow have been designed using Foundation products from Progressive Nutracare. These products have been crafted for us in FDA compliant facilities, are science backed, and physician grade. Feel free to swap in a different Progressive Nutracare Functional Food from the one in the recipe, or add more or less of the powder. The nutritional value will change a bit, but you'll find all that information on the label. Enjoy these tasty recipes!


Raspberry Walnut Smoothie


  • 2 scoops Foundation Gut Enhancement (Chocolate) 
  • ¼ cup raspberries 
  • 1 cup water 
  • 4 walnut halves 
  • Ice cubes (for desired thickness) 
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend to desired consistency. Adjust water or ice for desired thickness. Makes 1 serving.

Nutritional Analysis:

Total calories: 322 

  • Fat: 14.5 g 
  • Total carbohydrates: 24.5 g 
  • Fiber: 9.25 g 
  • Sugars: 6 g 
  • Protein: 27.5 g

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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

  • ½ avocado 
  • 1½ cups almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon granulated monk fruit (optional)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 scoops Foundation Synergy (chocolate)
  • 1 Tbs cacao nibs to top (optional)
  • ice is optional

 Combine all ingredients in blender and mix to desired consistency.

 Nutritional Analysis:

Total calories: 530 (460 without the cacao nibs)

  • Fat: 26 g (20g without the cacao nibs)
  • Total carbohydrates: 59.5 g (56.5g without the cacao nibs)
  • Fiber: 19.5 g (17.5g with the cacao nibs)
  • Sugars: 21.5 g (20g without the cacao nibs)
  • Protein: 26 g (25g without the cacao nibs)


Blueberry Smoothie

  • 2 scoops of Foundation Gut Enhancement (vanilla)
  • 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened 
  • 1 cup blueberries 
  • garnish with blueberries and mint
  • ice is optional

 Combine all ingredients in blender and mix to desired consistency.

Nutritional Analysis:

Total calories: 369

  • Fat: 14.3 g 
  • Total carbohydrates: 40.1 g 
  • Fiber: 9.6 g 
  • Sugars: 19.75g 
  • Protein: 27.6 g


Green Ketogenic Smoothie

  • ½ avocado 
  • ½ cup fresh spinach 
  • ½ cup coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • ½-¾ cup water + ice cubes 
  • 2 scoops of Ketogenic Shake Mix
  • ½ teaspoon matcha powder 
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 2 scoops of Foundation Metabolics (vanilla)

 Combine all ingredients in blender and mix to desired consistency.

Nutritional Analysis:

Total calories: 550.5

  • Fat: 32.4 g 
  • Total carbohydrates: 35.8 g 
  • Fiber: 17.83 g 
  • Sugars: 8 g 
  • Protein: 43.25 g


 Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake


  • 1.5 large bananas, frozen
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scoops of Inflamma Eaze (chocolate mint)
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract (if you want it extra minty)
  • ice is optional
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend on high until smooth. You may need to add a little more almond milk depending on how thick/thin you like your smoothies

Nutritional Analysis:

Total calories: 440

  • Fat: 13.3 g 
  • Total carbohydrates: 54 g 
  • Fiber: 8 g 
  • Sugars: 30.69 g 
  • Protein: 23.62 g


Chai Spiced Protein Smoothie

  •  1 cup flax milk or your favorite dairy-free milk unsweetened
  •  1 small - medium sized banana
  •  2 scoops of Foundation Gut Enhancement (chai)
  •  2 tbsp chia seeds
  •  2 tbsp cashew butter
  •  2 tsp cinnamon
  •  1 tsp cardamom
  •  1/2 tsp ground ginger
  •  1/4 tsp cloves

Mix all ingredients in a blender for 30 seconds. Top with cinnamon if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis:

Total calories: 732

  • Fat: 33.5 g 
  • Total carbohydrates: 74.6
  • Fiber: 21g 
  • Sugars: 30g
  • Protein: 34.8g


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