Make the most of seasonal fruit and veg with our delicious fall smoothie ideas… They’re an easy, healthy, and budget-friendly way to dose up on nutrients as the weather gets colder.

In this article – we share 5 of our favourite fall smoothie recipes made with fresh seasonal ingredients.

All our smoothies are dairy-free which makes them perfect for vegans or people with lactose-intolerance. Most are made with just 3 ingredients so they’re simple to prepare with zero fuss.

Fall Ingredients

If you love summer (like us), then the onset of fall might make you a tiny little bit sad inside. But as the days get shorter, darker, and colder, autumn produce really comes into its own. Seasonal fruit, warming spices, and cosy flavours are all hallmarks of autumn and perfect for fall-themed smoothies.

Let’s start by looking at some seasonal ingredients… Whether you’re a farmers market fan or supermarket shopper, there’s a tonne of fresh produce that’s at its seasonal best in autumn. Wander the stalls or aisles, and you’ll see…

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Pumpkins
  • Beetroots
  • Blackberries
  • Plums
  • Spinach
  • Carrots
  • Kiwis
  • Tangerines

These fall ingredients are all fresh out of the fields and orchards at this time of year. Which means they’re at their peak in terms of nutritional content and flavour.

Fall Smoothie Ideas

Here are our top picks for fall smoothie ideas made with these delicious seasonal ingredients…

  1. Carrot & apple smoothie
  2. Berry & beetroot smoothie
  3. Creamy pumpkin smoothie
  4. Spiced plum & strawberry smoothie
  5. Autumn blackberry smoothie

Let’s explore each of these recipes in more detail…

Carrot & Apple Smoothie

With so many tasty varieties of apples, to choose from, apples are a staple smoothie ingredient. They’re packed full of anti-oxidants, which combat disease at a cellular level. They protect against damage caused by modern day attackers, like pollution and cancer.

An apple provides 17% of your daily dietary fibre needs, something 95% of western people are deficient in. It’s good for digestion, can help prevent certain diseases from developing, and manage cholesterol.

Our absolute favourite recipe is this apple carrot and ginger smoothie

Carrot Apple Ginger Smoothie Graphic

Beetroot & Berry Smoothie

A British Heart Foundation study found that beetroot juice lowers blood pressure and may help fight heart disease. There are yellow, white and even striped varieties available, but the classic purple beet contains the most anti-oxidants. It’s also the easiest to find since it’s stocked in most supermarkets.

To prepare this easy berry and beetroot smoothie, simply combine…

  • 1 small beetroot (approx 5cm or 2” in diameter)
  • 40g (1½ oz) mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 120ml (½ cup) orange juice or water

Blitz the beetroot with liquid until relatively smooth, then add the berries towards the end.

Seasonal Smoothies - Beetroot

Creamy Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin is particularly high in vitamin A, C, and potassium. Just 50g (2 oz) contains 75% of your daily vitamin A requirements, which is important for healthy eyes, skin and hair. With only 55 calories per 50g, it’s also lower in carbs and sugar than many other smoothie ingredients.

To make this tasty Halloween-inspired smoothie, simply blend together…

  • 50g (2 oz) pumpkin
  • 1 individual pot of dairy-free vanilla yogurt (125g or ½ cup)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

It’s the perfect way to use up pumpkin lantern leftovers and tastes incredible too.

Seasonal Smoothies - Pumpkin

Spiced Plum & Strawberry Smoothie

Plums are a great source of vitamin C, which can also aid the absorption of iron. Not all plum varieties are created equal which some (like Damsons) tending to be a little more tart than others. We recommend using fully ripe Blackamber, Friar, or Sugar plums for the sweetest flavour.

To make this healthy fall smoothie combine the following ingredients together…

  • 3 plums
  • 10 strawberries
  • ½ apple
  • ½ cm fresh ginger
  • 120ml (½ cup) water

Remove the stones from the plums and core from the apple, then blend and serve.

Seasonal Smoothies - Plum

Autumn Blackberry Smoothie

Blackberries are low in calories, carbs, and have no far. So if you’re following a low calorie or low carb diet, then these are worth including. They’re also packed with good stuff like anti-oxidants, vitamin C, and fibre.

You can find different varieties growing on hedgerows across Northern Europe, America, Canada and China. So take advantage by picking your own to save a bit of cash, and get the freshest produce too.

  • 10-15 blackberries
  • 1 apple
  • 1 pear

Remove the cores from the apple and pear, then blend everything together, and serve over ice.

Seasonal Smoothies - Blackberry

Seasonal Ingredient Cheat Sheet

If you’re keen to eat more seasonally, then you might like our handy poster of seasonal smoothie ingredients. Stick it on your fridge or inside a kitchen cupboard door – anywhere you can easily reference it when making your shopping list, or ordering groceries online.

You can download it here for free (simply right-click and save)…

Seasonal Smoothie Ingredients Poster

We really hope you find all the info useful and enjoy experimenting with the smoothie recipes. 

If you’re not sure where to start, then why not try an Autumnal fruit or veg that you wouldn’t usually, next time you go shopping? Beetroot or blackberries, pumpkin or pears, it really doesn’t matter what it is, just mix things up and try something new. Even if you end up not liking it, someone else in your household probably will!

Healthy Fall Smoothie Ideas

The Blendery

Written by Caroline, a qualified nutritionist with a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, bachelor’s degree in Sports Science and English, Diploma in Personal Training, and 15+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry.