Healthy Hair Growth Smoothies – 6 Recipes You Must Try

Healthy Hair Growth Smoothies – 6 Recipes You Must Try

Do you wish your hair was thicker, longer and healthier looking?

It’s not just genetics that can affect how your hair looks; your diet can also play a big part.

The hair follicles lap up nutrients so if you’re eating and drinking the right things, it’s a lot more likely to lead to hair growth and stronger, healthier hair in general.

This is essentially important during pregnancy. See here for pregnancy smoothies!

Is there a good nutrition plan for hair loss?

Yes, there is!
Thank you Anna and also Simone for bringing to my attention this very interesting guide and plan - check it out here:
The Hair Loss Black Book

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Some foods are proven to promote the growth of hair or inhibit loss. Here's how you can benefit from that:

I believe the recipes here can be the perfect smoothie hair treatment - a great way to add a heaps of these foods to your diet on a regular basis!

In this post I’m going to share some of the best ingredients to include in healthy hair growth shakes, plus some delicious ways to enjoy them.

>> Read more about the difference between smoothies and shakes! <<

I’ll also let you know which ingredients to avoid in your hair smoothies for the best results.

Can Smoothies Help Grow Your Hair?

Yes, smoothies can promote hair growth and slow the natural process of hair loss, if the smoothie you make includes certain ingredients.

The advantage of smoothies is that you can easily blend a ton of ingredients that provide the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients needed for healthy hair growth. As a byproduct, you'll also get plenty of goodies for your skin, as both use a lot of common nutrients for a correct functioning.

This includes ingredients that you might not otherwise get in your diet.

For example, a lot of people don’t get much silica in their diet despite it being such an important mineral for healthy hair and skin.

Vitamins and minerals proven to promote hair health

  • Zinc, which is strongly linked to hair loss if there is a deficiency
  • Iron, which has also been linked to hair loss in some studies if a deficiency is present
  • Vitamin D to promote hair growth through cell regeneration on the scalp
  • Protein for healthy cells, plus hair is actually made of protein!
  • Vitamin C to fight against oxidative stress that can contribute to hair loss, and to produce collagen
  • B complex vitamins to protect against hair thinning
  • Vitamin E to reduce oxidative stress and reduce potential for hair loss
  • Essential fatty acids to protect against hair loss
Picture of papaya smoothie in the glass with two straws in it and with papaya on the right side of the glass and with banana on the left sight of the glass.

Which Ingredients to Include in a Hair Growth Smoothie?

Here are some of the foods that are great for hair growth smoothies and why they’re such a great choice:

  • Cucumber is a great vegetable for hair growth, since its a good source of the mineral silica.
    All of the connection tissues in your body are made from silica and it’s a key component of collagen for the health of your skin, hair and nails.
  • Avocado is rich in a fatty acid called monounsaturated oleic acid, which is important for healthy hair follicles and helping to prevent brittle hair that breaks easily. It’s also rich in vitamin C and E.
  • Papaya adds a tropical twist to any smoothie, plus a good boost of hair healthy vitamins C and E.
  • Spinach is perfect for green smoothies and is packed with nutrients that can protect against hair loss.
  • Nuts are full of omega 3 fatty acids and also contain B vitamins.

Ingredients to Avoid

On the other hand, some ingredients are best avoided when you’re aiming for hair growth, including:

  • Sugary foods can contribute to hair loss, so it’s best not to add them to smoothies; stick to natural sweeteners such as honey - and in the smallest possible quantity you can.
  • Too many omega 6 fatty acids can be detrimental for hair growth so don’t go crazy in adding sunflower seeds to smoothies, for example.

Hair Growth Smoothie Recipes

Here are our delicious and super healthy smoothie recipes to promote hair growth:

1. Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Picture of peanut butter banana smoothie in two separate glasses with green straws in each of them. Strawberries are placed on the edge of both glasses.

This recipe was born since I was asked numerous times: does peanut butter make your hair grow faster?
The answer is - yes. Peanut butter is a great protein source, which is an advantage considering hair is actually made out of protein.

This smoothie also contains banana for B vitamins.

For a delicious chocolate twist, you can add cocoa powder, which also adds even more nutrients into the equation.

  • 2-3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 tsp nuts
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

  1. Add everything to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

2. Vitamin A Smoothie

Picture of vitamin A smoothie in the glass with green leaf on the top of the smoothie. Two bananas are placed around the glass.

Orange is the name of the game with this smoothie, which includes vitamin A rich ingredients in sweet potato and carrot.

Chia seeds add that all important protein boost.

  • ½ large sweet potato
  • ½ banana
  • ½ carrot
  • 1 spoon chia seeds, soaked
  • ½ cup milk

  1. Soak the Chia in water for at least 20 minutes
  2. Bake the sweet potato in the oven until soft and tender and then leave to cool before making the smoothie. You may want to leave it to chill overnight in the refrigerator and make the next day.
  3. Add all ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

3. Iron Rich Smoothie

Picture of iron-rich smoothie in two separate glasses with small leaves and a little slice of lemon on the top of the smoothie. With two straws on the right side of the glasses.

This green smoothie is very high in iron. It's also a great solution if you have iron deficiency.

The banana makes it delicious creamy.

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp spirulina

  1. Add everything to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

4. Tropical Turmeric Green Smoothie

Picture of tropical turmeric green smoothie in the jar with straw in it and with apple from the right side of the jar. 

Curcumin (a component of turmeric) is anti inflammatory and helps to prevent the growth of TGF beta 1, which is a big cause of hair loss. As well as being great for hair growth, this smoothie is also an awesome detoxifier!

  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • ½ apple
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp honey
  • Optional - ½ tsp ginger for an extra kick

  1. Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve and enjoy!

5. Papaya Spinach Smoothie

Picture of papaya spinach smoothie in the glass with two straws in it around and with two cut papayas on the right side and with two bananas on the left side.

Spinach is rich in a few nutrients that promote healthy hair, including iron, vitamin E and zinc. Papaya is also a good source of vitamin E.


  1. Deseed the papaya and remove the skin.
  2. Add everything to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

6. Almond Milk Smoothie

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As the liquid base of this smoothie, almond milk is full of vitamin E, calcium and vitamin D and also provides a vitamin A and zinc so it’s a great choice for hair growth.

Add in banana, kale and an optional helping of peanut butter and it gets even better!

Check out our delicious kale smoothies here:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • Optional - 1 tbsp peanut butter

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading this list and finding out about promoting hair growth through your smoothies!

If you have any comments or questions about using smoothies for hair growth, just let me know in the comments section.

And don’t forget to share the piece if you liked it and want to pass it onto other people who may find it beneficial too!

Sally Aquire

Sally is a veteran health & fitness author who enjoys writing about natural health and wellness in particular. She's a fairly recent convert to smoothies and loves experimenting with different ingredients and recipes.

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