Smoothies don’t just taste great—they can be a rich source of key nutrients for your eyes.

Drinking smoothies regularly can help keep your eyes healthy for years to come. And since they taste delicious, they’re one of the easiest ways for you to support your eyesight.

In this post, we’ll share with you some of the best eye health smoothie recipes. But first…

What Ingredients Should Recipes for Healthy Eyes Use?

According to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study and subsequent studies, certain nutrients may reduce the risk of eye health decline that comes with age by as much as 25%. These nutrients include vitamin C, vitamin E, lutein, zeaxanthin, copper, zinc, beta carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Good to know: Water too plays a key role in keeping your eyes hydrated. Dehydration can cause dry eyes.

Based on the content and bioavailability of the above nutrients, the best foods for eye health include berries, citrus fruits, leafy greens, carrots, nuts, seeds, and eggs. All of which you can integrate into delicious smoothies. And save time in the kitchen too, since blending them together takes less than eating them one at a time.

So, without further ado, discover now our selection of smoothie recipes for eye health.

Note: All instructions are per 1 serving.

1. Spinach & Kiwi Eye Health Smoothie

Kiwi is rich in vitamin C, while spinach is one of the best leafy greens for eyesight. If you want an icier drink and don’t mind the flavor of leafy greens, you can use frozen spinach instead of baby spinach.

  • ½ cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup kiwi peeled and sliced
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • your sweetener of choice

Tip: Add a bit of ginger to give this smoothie an extra kick.

Hand reaching to take a green smoothie in a glass

2. Coconut Water Green Omega 3 Eye Health Smoothie

Have you ever blended a hard-boiled egg? Eggs are a rich source of highly bioavailable lutein and zeaxanthin and a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. All the other ingredients in this smoothie recipe pack valuable nutrients for your eyes. Coconut water provides hydration—and flavor!

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 orange (remove seeds)
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 hard-boiled egg peeled

Tip: You can add in a tsp of flaxseeds for even more eye-healthy nutrients.

3. Grapefruit Vitamin C Smoothie for Eye Health

Here’s another eye health smoothie recipe you may want to try. Grapefruits may not get as much attention as oranges, but they are a rich source of Vitamin C and have lutein and zeaxanthin too. Strawberries, like other red berries, are also rich in vitamin C.

  • 1 small grapefruit (or ½ of a large one)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ½ cup baby spinach or kale
  • ½ cup almond milk

Tip: Taste after blending and sweeten if needed with honey, monk fruit, stevia, or your sweetener of choice.

4. Pistachios & Peas Eyesight Smoothie

Here’s another green smoothie recipe that tastes as good as it looks. Rich in lutein, zeaxanthin, healthy omega-3 fats, and other important nutrients, this green smoothie recipe also packs around 30 grams of protein.

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks frozen
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup kale
  • ½ cup green peas frozen
  • ½ cup raw pistachios shelled
  • ½ cup mango chunks
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds

Tip: Instead of pistachios, you can use other nuts that are healthy for your eyes such as cashews or peanuts.

5. Citrus Smoothie with Parsley and Mint for Healthy Eyes

Our list of recipes for good eyesight wouldn’t be complete without a light, low-calorie smoothie that provides refreshment on all those sweltering summer days. In addition to spinach and orange, it includes lemon for a burst of vitamin C as well as parsley, a source of highly bioavailable lutein and zeaxanthin.

  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 green apple, cored and diced
  • 1 orange deseeded
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • ½ lemon peeled
  • Mint leaves to taste
  • Bit of parsley

Tip: You can swap the spinach for an equal quantity of collards or kale.

green smoothie in a jar on a round tray in a corner of wooden table

6. Blueberry and Mango Smoothie for Eye Health

Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that support eye health and protect your eyes from environmental damage. They are also a good source of vitamin C.

You can incorporate them into many smoothies alongside ingredients like banana, yogurt, or almond milk. This recipe combines them with mango for a refreshingly healthy eye smoothie.

  • 1 cup mango chunks
  • ¾ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup kale
  • ½ almond milk
  • ½ cup non-fat yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds

Tip: Depending on your blender, you may have to grind the flaxseeds first.

The Wrap Up

With so many delicious recipes for eye health smoothies around, you have no excuse not to give your eyes the nutrients they need to stay healthy.

Don’t forget your Blueberry Gummies either. Made from Canadian blueberries and sweetened with Monk fruit extract, our sugar-free, plant-based gummies help prevent damage to your eyes caused by free radicals. They also help nourish your eyes after extended screen use.

Delicious and convenient to take with you anywhere, our Blueberry Gummies help complement your diet to support your vision. So, about time you tried them?

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