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Beat the Heat with a healthy and delicious Summer Smoothie with a few drops of essential oil added in for flavor and extra benefits.

Summer is a great time to enjoy some of the best fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Smoothies are a great way to get your daily dose of nutrients. They can be enjoyed as a meal replacement or as a healthy snack. Adding in a few drops of essential oil can boost the flavor of your smoother and give you some added health benefits!

You can make them with milk, yogurt, fruit juice, or water. They can be made in advance and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

This article covers a base smoothie recipe, essential oils to add to your smoothie, and other ingredients that can really add an extra boost to your summer smoothie.

Some of my favorite essential oil summer smoothie recipes that you’ll find in this article include:

  • Ginger Pear
  • Lemon Strawberry
  • Grapefruit Strawberry
  • Wild Tropical
  • Creamsicle Smoothie Bowl

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Are Essential Oils Safe to add to smoothies?

Consuming essential oils is a very personal decision. Always make sure to use an essential oil that says it is safe to consume. If the bottle does not have a supplement facts label on it, avoid consuming it. Also avoid it if the bottle says “fragrance oil” as these are not true essential oil even though they may smell fantastic.

doTERRA Essential Oils have a Supplement Facts label to let you know they are safe to consume in drinks or food

If you don’t feel comfortable consuming essential oils, then you can simply make these smoothies as is and leave the essential oils out. They will still be delicious and give you the health benefits of the fruit and veggies.

If you’re looking for some non-essential oil smoothie recipes to try, here’s a delicious Strawberry Grape smoothie that is dairy free and only uses 4 ingredients.

Best Essential Oils to Use in Smoothies

How to choose an essential oil to add to your smoothie?

I like to break out the oils into two categories: Citrus Oils and Herbs and Spices essential oils.

Citrus Essential Oils

All citrus oils are fabulous in smoothies (and even a glass of plain water). These all have the added benefit of packing in some extra anti-oxidants.

Citrus oils add great flavor while adding both internal and therapeutic benefits.

Citrus oils are great to have on hand in case you are short on fresh or frozen citrus for your blend.

One or two drops may be all your need. Taste and adjust as needed.

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Herbs and Spices Essential Oils

There are many essential oils that come from herbs and spices and can also be delicious in smoothies and add some extra health benefits.

essential oil smoothie herbs and spices

Powerhouse Ingredients to add to smoothies

You can make all of these smoothie recipes as is, or feel free to add in any of these extra smoothie additions to give your summer smoothies an extra flavor and nutrition boost:

  • Chia Seeds
  • Kale
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Spinach
  • Avocados
  • Cauliflower
  • Flaxseeds
  • Berries
benefits of adding avocados to smoothies
  • Avocados can give real substance and add a creamy touch to what might otherwise be an unfulfilling smoothie.
  • They are high in protein and potassium and a great source of fiber and healthy fat.
essential oil smoothie cauliflower
  • Cauliflower is high in fiber and B vitamins while also being low calorie, meaning it adds healthy bulk to your smoothie to make you feel fuller for longer.
  • Because it has a fairly neutral flavor, you can toss cauliflower into pretty much any smoothie recipe you like.
essential oil smoothie pumpkin seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, B-complex compounds and phytonutrients!
  • Pumpkin seeds have lots of antioxidants and antimicrobial benefits plus is packed with protein.
essential oil smoothie chia seeds
  • Chia seeds are also packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. In addition to all that, it’s an easy way to get more fiber and protein into your breakfast.
  • Chia seeds also expand with water, whether that’s in the smoothie or in your stomach. You will feel full for longer (hopefully until it’s time for lunch!).
essential oil smoothie spinach
  • Spinach provides a generous amount of fiber, folate, calcium and vitamins A, C, and K. Plus it is full of magnesium which supports our adrenal glands (where cortisol-the stress hormone is produced).
  • High in antioxidants proven to prevent oxidative damage.
  • Promotes overall eye health and protects eyes from damaging UV light.
essential oil smoothie berries
  • Berries are a great source of antioxidants. In addition to protecting your cells, these plant compounds may reduce disease risk.
  • Berries are a good source of fiber, loaded with tons of nutrients, have strong anti-inflammatory properties all while adding a natural sweetness with your blend.

Smoothie Recipes with essential oils

Here is the basic recipe to follow to build your own essential oil smoothie.

  1. Fruit vs Ice – Start with a base of around 1 cup of ice or 1 cup of frozen fruit in a high speed blender. (THIS is the blender I got recently and it’s phenomenal!) A favorite base is frozen banana or mixed berries
  2. Protein – next, choose your protein sources. You could add a serving of protein powder + a teaspoon of chia/flax seed + a tablespoon of nut butter.
  3. Sweetener – Decide if you’d like to add a sweetener. Depending on how sweet your protein powder is or what base fruit you used, you may not need to add one! If you are going to add one, I suggest an all natural sweetener such as maple syrup or honey.
  4. Liquid – Start with about 1/3 cup to 1/2 up of liquid, gradually add more from there. Feel free to use any liquid you like such as water, orange juice, almond milk, acai juice, etc.
  5. Blend – Blend it all together! The the better the blender, the smoother your smoothie will be. If things are having a hard time “smoothing”, this means you need to add more liquid.

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Ginger Pear Essential Oil Smoothie

ginger pear spinach essential oil smoothie

Grapefruit Strawberry Essential Oil Smoothie

Grapefruit Strawberry essential oil Smoothie

Wild Tropical Essential Oil Smoothie

WILD TROPICAl essential oil smoothie

Creamsicle Smoothie Bowl

Technically not a smoothie you drink, but still hits the spot on a hot summer afternoon.

Creamsicle essential oil Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Strawberry Lemon Essential Oil Smoothie

Strawberry Lemon essential oil Smoothie
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Strawberry Lemon Essential Oil Smoothie

Author: Dawn Goehring
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  • 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1-2 drops Lemon Essential oil


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse together until desired texture is achieved
  • Add more liquid if needed
  • Serve Immediately

Making your own summer smoothie with essential oils is simple and provides a healthy snack or even make it a meal.

You can follow the basic recipe guideline or use one of the 5 essential oil smoothie recipes I’ve shared above.

Did you try one of these recipes or make one of your own? Comment with your favorite smoothie!

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Dawn Goehring Desert Naturals Essential Oils

Dawn Goehring

Owner / Founder of Desert Naturals

Dawn Goehring is the founder of Desert Naturals where she writes educational articles on essential oils, DIY's on natural beauty products, homemade cleaners, and provides related essential oil accessories like Planners, Journals, Trackers, tshirts, and custom made essential oil storage.

Dawn discovered essential oils about 10 years ago to support her then 4 year old son who was struggling to manage a respiratory condition. She then learned how to use essential oils for everyday natural remedies for her family, and has helped hundreds of women incorporate essential oils in their lives to live a healthier, more holistic lifestyle using natural products and essential oils.

Dawn has earned an aromatherapist degree and has earned a doTERRA essential oil specialist certification which is a fancy way of saying she has learned a lot about the chemistry of essential oils and how they work in the body.

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