If you want to lose weight easier than before, improve digestion, reduce sugar cravings, clear up acne or other skins problems, sleep better, or address a particular health issue, you have come to the right place.
If you are looking to increase your energy, boost your immune system, grow healthier hair and have your skin glow, or meet your daily fruit and vegetable requirements, you have also come to the right place.
Here is the deal:
Smoothies can be the vehicle that help you achieve your health goals, but only if you know what you are doing.
How do you learn how to make the healthiest smoothies ever?
By allowing me, Ryan Carmody, to teach you what constitutes a truly healthy smoothie.
Not only will you learn how to make healthy smoothies, but they will be delicious and something you really look forward to.
What Other People Say About Healthy Smoothie HQ
“I first met Ryan at a local CSA farm located in Brighton, Michigan. His enthusiasm for the farm’s produce and his appetite for native-food knowledge was evident from the very beginning. Introduced by a mutual friend that day, Ryan soon started attending my BeWelle classes on authentic wellness and traditional cooking ways. On more than one occasion, he asked me what I thought of smoothies and each time my reply was “not much”. It’s no wonder I knew him nearly two years before he told me of his smoothie website! What I found in this man and his approach to smoothies was unlike any that I had ever encountered. As many people, my experience with smoothies had been one of mediocre ingredients with overwhelming amounts of fructose.
Ryan’s are not that! His approach to crafting a smoothie runs deep, the recipes are well researched and are truly nourishing foods. Ryan has forever changed my appreciation of what a smoothie can be. If you pay attention to his ingredient information you will do well, increasing your overall nutritional density. Of course, as Ryan suggests, always blend in a little happiness for the best day ever!”
– Mela from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wellness Consultant bewelle.com
“At 42, I was 30 pounds overweight, had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, low energy, and was generally out of shape – sound familiar? My doctor prescribed statins to lower my cholesterol, which lit the fire to figure out how to mend my health – naturally. Within a year, I dropped the 30 pounds, lowered my cholesterol to healthy levels, and significantly reduced my blood pressure, and I now have much more abundant energy. In fact, at 47, I just ran/hiked 24 miles across the Grand Canyon in six hours. This has been partly due to the knowledge regarding nutrition that my nephew (Ryan Carmody) has shared with me over the past several years, and continues to share via his healthy smoothie website. I have been drinking smoothies for several years now and have found it to be a convenient way to get my fruits, vegetables, minerals, vitamins and protein. Thanks for all the great recipes and keep up the good work Ryan!”
– Karl from Phoenix, Arizona
“Thanks for a great smoothie website. I love trying your new recipes every week! I was used to making mostly kale, spinach and apple smoothies. Now I have a whole new array of combinations and the work has been taken out of it for me. My favorites are the avocado and the chocolate smoothies. I have one for lunch almost everyday and make them for my grandson too! :)”
– Lore from Grand Rapids, Michigan
“HealthySmoothieHQ.com changed my ideas of what a smoothie could be. Instead of looking at smoothies as only a quick way to get my post workout protein fix, I learned about smoothies that helped me with everything from digestive issues, getting enough antioxidants, to detoxifying. Now I never run out of great tasting and healthy smoothie recipes!”
– Mark Solomon from Tennessee
“I turned 30 a few years ago and noticed my health declining. I was 30 pounds over my ideal weight, always felt fatigued and was struggling with getting the right types of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients into my body. I made a decision to live a healthier lifestyle and drinking smoothies was a vital part of my transformation. However, I was struggling with new healthy ideas until I started infusing my smoothies with the ingredients I learned from https://www.healthysmoothiehq.com. Kale, Spinach, Cacao, Maca, Avocado, Coconut…just to name a few. Over the last 6 months I’ve lost another 15 pounds and haven’t been in this good of shape since high school. Thank you, Ryan! I look forward to your new recipes each week because I know they will be the best ever!”
– Kyle Velthouse from Illinois
Hi! I’m Ryan Carmody and I founded Healthy Smoothie HQ in 2011. I am a full-blown health nut with a love for making the most nutritious and delicious smoothies ever.
In September of 2013 I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and am now certified as a holistic health coach.
It is my honor and pleasure to share everything I have learned and continue to learn about health and nutrition through this site.
Shortly before turning 30 my doctor told me it was all downhill from there, and for a while I actually believed him. My energy levels were declining, I struggled getting enough sleep, getting out of bed in the morning was a real chore, I had some skin problems, wasn’t as mentally sharp as I was once accustomed to, and was 15 pounds overweight, despite constant exercise. Basically, my current situation wasn’t good and was gradually getting worse.
I also had a heck of time getting enough healthy food, in particular, vegetables and fruits into my diet. Consuming the daily recommended portions was nearly impossible for me due to taste, texture, time, and ultimately lack of information.
Smoothies To The Rescue
In my search to improve my health, I discovered smoothies and have never looked back. My first foray into healthy smoothie making began by blending spinach and kale along with some sweet fruit. The result was delicious, and I thought I had struck gold. Can something this healthy really taste so good? Absolutely!
For someone who struggled getting enough green veggies into my diet for years, green smoothies were a godsend.
Let’s just say I have since developed a healthy passion for smoothie making and turned it into sort of an art form. Now I routinely start my day with a delicious smoothie jam-packed with nutrition. The sky is truly the limit for what I will toss into my blender these days. If it’s healthy, it will blend :)
My Health Improvements
In a matter of months I turned my health around. I lost 15 pounds and was right at my ideal weight. I was sleeping better, waking up without nearly as much trouble, and my energy levels and mental clarity improved significantly. I had my mojo back. My doctor was even surprised when I told him how I had transformed my health through healthy smoothies.
As my smoothies have evolved over the years, so too has my diet and knowledge of all things relating to health. This site was born out my desire to share the information I have acquired and continue to gather with the goal of helping others improve their health and quality of life just like I have.
It is my mission to provide a plethora of healthy smoothie recipes and resources for all walks of life and preferences. I’m convinced there is a delicious smoothie for everyone.
Lastly, but most important, I want to make smoothie making fun for all!
How To Get Started
Check out my Start Here page and subscribe to my free email newsletter and get smoothie recipes, tips, and resources delivered right to your inbox, as well as a copy of my e-book, 15 Simple Healthy Smoothie Recipes, which contains healthy smoothie recipes for the beginner and advanced smoothie maker.
To your good health!