smoothies for postpartum health

Smoothies are a quick and easy way for new moms to nourish themselves, and because you can pack them full of nearly anything, they're a great way to add lots of health-boosting fruits and veggies.

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Replacing some meals with a nutritious, detoxifying, healing smoothie can help postpartum mothers get fit and healthy after giving birth. If you're breastfeeding, and burning tons of calories, adding a smoothie a day as a snack is an excellent way to keep your energy levels up and get in tons of great nutrition without having to cook.

Bonus tip: You can store the ingredients for individual smoothies in food storage bags that zip and freeze them ahead of time, so when you're ready for a smoothie, all you have to do is pop the contents in a blender and whiz it all up. You'll have a healthy meal or snack in less than a minute!

Whip up an energizing kale smoothie. 1

This easy, energy-boosting green smoothie includes just four healthy ingredients: almond milk, kale, pineapple, and banana.

Get the full recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction.


This pineapple-strawberry smoothie is a great breakfast replacement. 2

This pineapple and strawberry smoothie also has just four ingredients, including Greek yogurt for a healthy dose of protein.

Get the full recipe from Six Sisters Stuff.


Minimize bloat with this green ginger smoothie. 3

Bloating can be a huge problem after giving birth, especially if you've had a C-section. Drink this anti-bloat cucumber, ginger, coconut water smoothie to ease the discomfort and slim your belly down quick.

Get the full recipe from Happy Healthy Mama.

This avocado-mango smoothie is full of healthy fats. 4

Fat is not the enemy! Your body needs a certain amount of healthy fats to function properly and give you energy to get fit. With the addition of Greek yogurt, this avocado and mango smoothie is a perfect combo of fat and protein and makes a great meal replacement.

Get the full recipe from Family Fresh Meals.


Add spinach to your avocado and mango smoothie for even more nutrition. 5

This banana, mango, and avocado smoothie includes a fourth superfood: spinach! Spinach has great detoxifying properties.

Get the full recipe from Emilie Eats.


Boost your immunity with a beet smoothie. 6

The blueberries, beets, and lime juice in this smoothie are full of vitamin C and antioxidants, which are excellent for healing and recovery.

Get the full recipe from Nutritional Foodie.


This dragonfruit smoothie is full of antioxidants. 7

Dragonfruit is full of antioxidants and fiber, so this berry pitaya smoothie will boost your health and immunity and keep you full for a while.

Get the full recipe from The Grateful Grazer.

Detox with this berry chia smoothie. 8

This smoothie is a super healthful combo of berries, lemon, ginger, chia and honey. All of these ingredients have excellent detoxifying benefits to help get your body back on track.

Get the full recipe from Baked in AZ.


This tasty blueberry smoothie is great for health and energy. 9

This blueberry vanilla matcha smoothie tastes great and is good for you. The blueberries and matcha green tea powder are loaded with antioxidants and metabolism-boosting properties.

Get the full recipe from Champagne Nutrition.

A vegan smoothie that is as good as a milkshake is not impossible. 10

When your sweet tooth kicks in, stay on track by mixing up a blueberry smoothie sweetened with bananas and dates, so it tastes just as good as a milkshake.

Get the full recipe from North South Blonde.


Who needs cake when you can have a carrot cake smoothie? 11

This carrot cake smoothie includes banana, an entire cup of carrots, and Greek yogurt, so it's great in place of a meal, and tastes amazing thanks to the addition of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, all of which also have detoxifying and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Get the full recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

This carrot and ginger smoothie is full of health-boosting ingredients. 12

This carrot smoothie is sweet and hydrating, and thanks to the ginger, lemon, and turmeric, it's a great way to detox.

Get the full recipe from Minimalist Baker.


This watermelon smoothie will make you feel like you're having a treat. 13

This coconut watermelon smoothie is super hydrating, which will help keep you from over-eating. Plus, it's sweet and creamy so it feels like you're having a treat.

Get the full recipe from Cook Nourish Bliss.

This cucumber mint smoothie is a low-calorie option. 14

This green smoothie is made with almond milk, cucumber, mint, and a super-greens supplement, so it's low in calories, hydrating, and refreshing. It would make a great snack!

Get the full recipe from Happy Healthy Mama.


A low-carb smoothie that is full of greens. 15

This detox green smoothie has an entire cup of spinach in each serving and it's quick to throw together, has lots of vitamin C, and a nice protein boost from chia seeds. It's great for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Get the full recipe from Ally's Cooking.

This breakfast smoothie is packed with protein. 16

This chocolate-flavored smoothie is an excellent breakfast choice because it helps stabilize blood sugar, which will keep your energy levels up and boosts metabolism, which will help you slim down.

Get the full recipe from Primally Inspired.


A simple green smoothie that will help you burn fat is a dream. 17

This green smoothie is full of spinach, pineapple, chia seeds, and ginger and it's sweetened with a banana to help ward off sweet cravings.

Get the full recipe from North South Blonde.

Try this anti-inflammatory ginger banana smoothie. 18

Ground ginger is a main ingredient in this green breakfast smoothie, which means it will help with digestion and act as an anti-inflammatory, so you can get your body feeling good.

Get the full recipe from Fooduzzi.


This grapefruit smoothie will help your body heal. 19

This smoothie features grapefruit and pineapple, which are both known for their immune- and metabolism-boosting properties. Add some Greek yogurt and you've got a healthy breakfast.

Get the full recipe from Happiness is Homemade.

Ginger makes this grapefruit smoothie even more flavorful and detoxifying. 20

A healthy dose of fresh ginger adds a nice twist to this vitamin C-packed grapefruit smoothie. It also helps make it a great detoxifier and may help with bloating, too.

Get the full recipe from Eating Bird Food.


Get ready for bathing suit season with this green smoothie. 21

Ingredients including kale, celery, and cucumbers in this detox green smoothie will help reduce bloating and aid digestion, so your tummy will appear flatter.

Get the full recipe from The Glowing Fridge.

Trade your favorite frozen cocktail for a green smoothie. 22

Instead of whipping up a fattening piña colada, have a healthy piña colada green smoothie instead. It's full of nutritious ingredients like coconut milk, pineapple, mango, and lime.

Get the full recipe from My Nourished Home.


Satisfy your sweet tooth with this breakfast smoothie. 23

Instead of reaching for a donut or danish, satisfy your morning sweet tooth with a healthy honey-nut smoothie. It's packed with protein and free from refined sugar.

Get the full recipe from Running With Spoons.

Heal your body fast with an immune-boosting smoothie. 24

The same nutrients that help you kick a cold can also heal your body, which is crucial after childbirth. Try this citrusy smoothie for big immunity boost.

Get the full recipe from Happiness is Homemade.


This vitamin C-packed smoothie is full of flavor. 25

This sweet mango carrot smoothie is absolutely loaded with vitamin C, which makes it a great snack for postparum healing.

Get the full recipe from Culinary Hill.

This vegan smoothie is so creamy and delicious. 26

This mango coconut smoothie is a great healthy substitute to your favorite sweet and creamy dessert. It's nearly all fruit and includes a good dose of healthy fats.

Get the full recipe from Parsnips and Pastries.


This pineapple orange smoothie tastes incredible and is nice and light. 27

This green smoothie has awesome flavor from pineapple, orange and banana, and lots of protein from Greek yogurt. It's a great meal replacement option.

Get the full recipe from Simply Designing.

Stay full with this ginger and pear smoothie. 28

This sweet green smoothie has lots of fiber, protein, and flavor. The ginger and fiber aid in digestion, and it has Greek yogurt and almond butter, which are great sources of protein.

Get the full recipe at Recipe Runner.


Help your digestion with a pineapple mint smoothie. 29

Mint is well-known for its ability to aid digestion, which can help with belly bloat. Combined with pineapple and mango in this smoothie, it makes for a great breakfast or snack.

Get the full recipe from Running in a Skirt.

Get a cup of greens in just one serving of this pineapple smoothie. 30

A single serving of this pineapple smoothie includes an entire cup of nutrient-dense spinach, loads of vitamin C from the pineapple and healthy fat from avocado.

Get the full recipe from Culinary Hill.


This postpartum smoothie is full of superfoods. 31

This nutritious postpartum smoothie includes apple cider vinegar which is known to boost weight loss, along with mood-boosting maca powder and filling oats.

Get the full recipe from Pretty Hungry.

Drink this hydrating smoothie after a workout. 32

This pretty pink smoothie is ideal for after a postpartum workout because cherries and pineapple are both known to help with sore muscles.

Get the full recipe from Fox and Briar.


This tangerine and cranberry smoothie has so many good things in it. 33

Loaded with vitamin C from the tangerines and antioxidants from the cranberries, this creamy coconut-laced smoothie is perfect for helping your body heal and repair.

Get the full recipe from Hello Glow.

Slim down with a detox berry smoothie. 34

This delicious triple berry smoothie is a detoxifying yet filling treat.

Get the full recipe from The Scrumptios Pumpkin.


Load up on antioxidants with this berry and kiwi smoothie. 35

Kiwi is actually a citrus fruit and like other citrus fruits, it's full of healing vitamin C. Combined with antioxidant-rich berries, this smoothie is light, refreshing and an awesome healthy snack.

Get the full recipe from The Pretty Bee.

You won't believe how healthy this tropical carrot smoothie is. 36

Thanks to the coconut water, this carrot smoothie is extra-hydrating and tastes amazing because it's also full of strawberries, carrots, and pineapple.

Get the full recipe from The Chunky Chef.


This smoothie is paleo-friendly. 37

This unusual smoothie includes the trendy spice turmeric, which is an excellent anti-inflammatory. That means it will help get your body feeling good, so you can get moving. Plus, there's lot of papaya in it, which is great for digestion.

Get the full recipe from Cotter Crunch.

Make this healthy "unicorn" smoothie for a creamy treat. 38

This pretty unicorn smoothie is made with kefir, a great source of probiotics. Probiotics are excellent for digestion and gut health, which can help prevent bloating.

Get the full recipe from Lifeway.


This refreshing watermelon and peach smoothie is great for hydration. 39

Dehydration can sometimes cause us to overeat, but constantly drinking water can get boring. This watermelon-peach smoothie is a nice way to change things up.

Get the full recipe from Seasonal Cravings.

Flush out your system with this citrus and turmeric smoothie. 40

Packed with citrus, ginger, and turmeric, this bright orange smoothie can help heal and strengthen your body from the inside out.

Get the full recipe from The Endless Meal.