32 Must-Buy Smoothie Ingredients From Trader Joe's
Your unconditional love for Trader Joe's and your passion for perfectly creamy, delicious smoothies is about to bond big time in your blender. As if you needed more reasons to love Trader Joe's — they already have the yummiest vegan foods, the best healthy snacks, the most essential freezer staples, and the products you need for being an amazing meal prepping machine — they also have the best ingredients for making smoothies. Throw these into your cart, then into your blender, and you'll be sipping happy. Read on to see what ingredients blend well together and check out some of our favorite smoothie recipes, ahead!
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
If you think fresh berries taste better than frozen, pick up a package of each of TJ's fresh raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Use them to make this low-sugar protein smoothie.
A dose of healthy fats added to your smoothie will make it more filling, so pick up a few avocados. Try this delicious and hydrating banana avocado smoothie.
Organic Unsweetened Pea Protein Powder
Organic Frozen Tropical Fruit Blend
Complete with pineapple, banana, strawberry, and mango, this frozen fruit medley will save you time having to open different bags of frozen fruit. This would be perfect in our chocolate strawberry banana smoothie.
Organic Peanut Butter
If you're obsessed with peanut butter, you'll love adding a tablespoon to your smoothie recipes. It'll add protein, fiber, and healthy fats. This easy peanut butter protein smoothie is a must-try! They also sell almond and cashew butter — all delicious!
Organic Cacao Powder
This vitamin-rich cacao powder is perfect for adding chocolaty goodness to your smoothie. Just note that it tastes slightly bitter compared to cocoa powder, so you might need to add more fruit to your blender. Try it in this chocolate milkshake smoothie.
Organic Chia Seeds
An excellent source of omega-3s, fiber, and protein, a good blender will grind chia seeds completely, so you'll never even know they're in there. Try this mixed berry chia smoothie.
Roasted Cocoa Nibs
Add chocolate flavor (without sugar) and a little magnesium to your smoothie with a teaspoon of these cocoa nibs. It's also works as a crunchy topping for smoothie bowls.
Organic Frozen Fruit
These bags of reasonably priced organic frozen fruit should be a staple in your freezer. Use the blueberries to make this high-protein blueberry cheesecake smoothie.
Organic Maca Power
Organic Coconut Milk
The ultimate creamy and decadent ingredient, canned coconut milk will make your smoothie taste like dessert. Try this recipe for a golden milk turmeric smoothie.
You love overnight oats, but you also love smoothies. Combine the two by soaking oats overnight with the rest of your smoothie ingredients. In the morning, blend it all up, and you'll have a deliciously thick and creamy smoothie. Short on time? No need to soak the oats — just add them to your blender to increase the fiber, protein, and healthy carbs.
Yes, this is another weird-sounding ingredient, but with such a mild flavor, you'll never even taste it. Adding tofu to a smoothie makes it creamier and adds tons of hunger-satiating protein.
Raw shelled hemp hearts offer tons of protein and all nine essential amino acids. Protein helps keep energy and blood-sugar levels stable, which helps prevent cravings for high-calorie treats. Try them in this Whole30-approved banana-blueberry hemp seed smoothie, or as a nutty topping for your smoothie bowl.
Just Coconut Chunks
Forget cracking open a coconut and use these frozen coconut chunks to add a cool, tropical flavor to your smoothie. It'd be a delicious addition to this mango coconut smoothie.
Soft and gooey with a unique caramel flavor, dates not only add natural sweetness, they also add fiber. A date or two would taste delicious in this carrot cake smoothie.
Raw Pecan Halves
For healthy fats, fiber, and protein, adding pecans to your smoothie adds a sweet nuttiness that tastes so decadent. Use them in this pumpkin protein smoothie. Stock up on their other nuts to add to smoothies, too, including almonds, peanuts, and macadamia nuts.
Get your fill of omega-3s and fiber by adding a tablespoon of this flaxmeal to your smoothie.
More refined than cocao powder, it also tastes less bitter. Add a touch to your blender for chocolaty flavor when you want chocolate protein powder but only have vanilla. You'll love this low-cal chocolate almond smoothie.
Organic Baby Spinach
Another essential for your green smoothies, Trader Joe's also has bags of kale, which can be frozen to ensure they won't go bad before you use them up. Try these green smoothie recipes.
Add extra creaminess and probiotics to your smoothie with Trader Joe's Cultured Coconut Milk Yogurt. Need a recipe? Try this banana blueberry cinnamon ACV smoothie.
I know it sounds weird, but with such a mild flavor and tons of fiber, riced cauliflower can thicken up your smoothie without adding tons of calories or carbs.
Matcha Green Tea Powder
Use this antioxidant-rich matcha green tea powder to whip up an energizing matcha smoothie.
Organic Hemp Protein Powder
For $11, you can't go wrong with this vanilla organic hemp protein powder. Each serving offers eight grams of protein and nine grams of fiber.
Vanilla Coconut Beverage
Keep a carton of this coconut beverage in your pantry so you'll always be able to whip up a creamy smoothie. It's perfect if you avoid dairy or soy, and tastes so luscious in this mango coconut vanilla smoothie.
For debloating properties and an immunity-boost, add fresh ginger to your blender. It tastes so fresh and zingy in this papaya ginger mint smoothie.
Organic Unsweetened Flake Coconut
Add fiber and tropical flavor to your smoothies with unsweetened coconut. Or, use it as a topping for this dark chocolate almond and coconut smoothie bowl.
Unsweetened Almond Milk
Another smoothie staple, almond milk offers delicious creaminess without a ton of calories. They also have soy milk, if you prefer added protein. Try it in this vanilla clementine smoothie.
Raw Whole Cashews
Cashews are known for adding creaminess to recipes, and they're also a great source of healthy fats and protein, which can help with weight loss. Try them in this high-protein blueberry cashew smoothie.