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Looking for a twist on your usual smoothie routine? Try adding kratom! It’s an ingenious way to spice up your smoothie game and mask the earthy taste of kratom, which some find to be a bit bitter.

At MIT45, we’re all about blending the best kratom drink concoctions. Whether you’re a fan of green juice or crave something tropical, we’ve got you covered with tantalizing kratom-infused recipes.

Benefits of kratom smoothies

Healthy and easy

Smoothies are so much more than a morning meal. They can easily become a midday snack or a form of portable, on-the-go nutrition.

Great source of fiber

Although they can be similar to juices, smoothies generally contain fiber from fruits and vegetables.

The list of fiber benefits is long, including:

  • Normalizes bowel movements
  • Helps maintain bowel health
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Helps control blood sugar levels
  • Aids in achieving healthy weight
  • Helps you live longer

The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to ingredients and flavors, and most smoothies can be customized to meet your health needs. Kratom smoothies, in particular, can be a great way to deliver kratom along with added nutrition from foods.

Kratom Smoothie Tips (do this, don’t do that!)

Smoothies are a popular, nutritious option for meals or snacks, but there are common pitfalls that can turn them into sugar bombs.

Dietitians warn that a lack of protein in smoothies can leave you feeling unsatisfied, potentially leading to overeating later. Insufficient fiber also reduces satiety, possibly causing weight gain.

Using excessive added sweeteners and high-calorie ingredients can significantly increase the smoothie’s calorie content. Store-bought smoothies often contain added sugars and preservatives, contributing to unhealthy weight gain.

To make smoothies healthier, it’s recommended to include protein-rich ingredients like Greek yogurt or protein powder, add fiber sources like fruits and vegetables, and be mindful of the quantity of high-calorie additives.

Want to up the health factor? Sprinkle in some chia seeds, drizzle a bit of honey, or add a pinch of matcha powder. Reducing added sugars and making smoothies at home can help control their nutritional content, making them a healthier choice. Adding in a date or two is also an excellent way to sweeten a smoothie.

Supersize Your Kratom Smoothies with Superfoods!


Packed with a nutritional punch, blueberries are tiny powerhouses of health! With their low-calorie profile, they bring a multitude of benefits, such as helping to reduce blood pressure, guarding against heart disease, enhancing memory, and aiding in post-exercise recovery.

Dark, leafy greens

Dark greens are nutritional gems, offering an abundance of fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium while being low in carbs, sodium, and cholesterol. Rich in folate, a heart-healthy B vitamin, they also play a crucial role in preventing certain birth defects.


Ginger has been used for years for its banging flavor and multitude of health perks. Packed with magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, and powerful antioxidants like gingerol, it’s known for its ability to ease pain, regulate blood sugar, and alleviate nausea.

4 Tips for the Best Kratom Smoothies

The best thing about kratom smoothies is that they are pretty hard to “mess up.” With a couple of tips and tricks, you’ll be creating the tastiest kratom smoothies in no time!

Tips for making your kratom smoothie

4 Tips for the Best Kratom Smoothies

The best thing about kratom smoothies is that they are pretty hard to “mess up.” With a couple of tips and tricks, you’ll be creating the tastiest kratom smoothies in no time!

1. Consider kratom form

There are many types of kratom available, but raw powders are most commonly used in smoothies. Capsules aren’t considered to be smoothie-friendly since they can’t be added directly into a blender without first being broken open.

While liquid extracts can be used in smoothies, they tend to be a much more concentrated form of kratom. For those who know baking, it can be helpful to compare liquid extract kratom to flavoring extracts (like peppermint extract) and powders to ground spices (like cinnamon). Even a little extract goes a long way!

The same rings true of kratom in powdered versus liquid form. Keep in mind that, regardless of the form of kratom you’re using, it’s recommended to start small and then work your way up to the desired serving size.

2. Understand serving size

The most important tip for creating a kratom smoothie is to understand kratom serving sizes. If you’re used to adding protein powders or collagen powders, it can be easy to overdo it—remember that the “scoop sizes” appropriate for kratom will be much, much smaller.

An average serving size for kratom first timers is 1 gram, or even ½ gram if you want to be extra cautious. Although it may seem small, this amount is about ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon! Even a small amount can have noticeable effects for those who are sensitive to kratom.

Experienced kratom users may be able to work their way up to larger amounts safely, and it’s recommended to increase ½ gram (or ⅛ tsp) at a time.

As mentioned above, in order to have a positive experience, it’s important to begin with a small amount and then slowly increase serving size until you see the desired results.

3. Take extra care with large batches

Your serving size may also differ depending on the type of blender you are using.

For example, a ⅛ teaspoon serving of kratom powder may be appropriate for a single serving blender, while a 1 teaspoon serving size may be more appropriate for a bigger blender creating 4-6 servings.

If you’re serving a crowd, it’s important to ask everyone if they are comfortable with kratom before adding it to the recipe. Especially if you’re splitting a smoothie with kids, be sure to make separate, clearly marked batches (one with kratom and one without).

Remember, you can always hold off adding kratom until the end, and set a single portion aside for yourself.

Add frozen berries to your kratom smoothie

4. Mask botanicals with bold flavors

Since kratom can have a bitter taste, you may want to mask it with bold flavors. If you find kratom’s natural taste less than pleasant, try to pick a strong, companion flavor to overpower it.

Don’t know where to start? Using frozen blueberries as a fruity base adds plenty of flavor and, as we mentioned above, a boost of antioxidants!

Chocolate is another common flavoring agent. Use a tablespoon of raw cacao powder, or add a bit of extra protein with a scoop of chocolate-flavored protein powder.

There are endless flavor combinations, so feel free to play around with different foods and flavors until you find what suits you. Keep in mind that many fruits are naturally sweet, which will help to offset kratom’s earthy taste. A tablespoon of natural sweetener, like manuka honey, can also help balance out your smoothie.

What Are The Best Additives For Kratom Smoothies?

Pretty much anything you can add to a regular smoothie can be added to a kratom smoothie.

Some kratom additives, however, increase kratom’s bioavailability, or how much of the kratom your body can absorb. In this way, you can make kratom more effective without increasing your serving size.

Many of the foods you’ll see listed below might already be foods you use in your smoothies, like milk or orange juice.

Other items (like herbs and spices) may give you ideas for making your smoothies more interesting, such as using spices and herbs for a more savory or vegetable-heavy smoothie.

Here are some of the most popular kratom additives that increase bioavailability.

  • Akuamma seed: available in seed or powder
  • Acidic citrus juices: such as lemon, grapefruit, or orange juice
  • Certain herbs and spices: cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, turmeric, or cayenne pepper
  • Magnesium-rich foods: bananas, avocados, leafy greens, nuts and seeds, milk, yogurt, dark chocolate

The best recipe for kratom smoothie

Basic Formula for Kratom Smoothies

The following “formula” can give you a great starting point for your smoothie. Customize as desired, and don’t be afraid of some trial and error before you find your favorite combination!


Yields 1-2 servings

  • 1 cup frozen fruit (frozen keeps it frosty)
  • ½-1 cup liquid*
  • 1-2 Tablespoons honey (for sweetness)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 gram kratom powder (¼ teaspoon)**
  • Optional, to help boost protein: 1 scoop protein powder or a tablespoon of nut butter
  • Optional, to increase creaminess: can add ¼ cup yogurt, ½ avocado, or a banana
  • Optional, to sneak in more vegetables: ¼ – ¾ cup vegetables (leafy greens like kale or spinach work particularly well)

*Milk, nut milks, and orange juice are common favorites (and also thought to increase bioavailability). As a note, it’s likely that the more powdered products you use, the more liquid you will need.

**You can work your way up to a larger serving size once you understand how your body responds.


Generally, you’ll be able to blend all the ingredients together at once in a high-powered blender until your mixture reaches the desired consistency. Dry ingredients, like powders, tend to tax your machine more, so feel free to add them in at the end.

Classic Smoothie Combos To Get You Started

Too many options to choose from? Here are some favorite combinations of flavors to get you started. Use the basic recipe above, but make the following adjustments:

  • Chocolate Banana: Use milk for the liquid, add a frozen banana for creaminess, and add either cacao powder or chocolate protein powder for flavor.
  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberry: Same as chocolate banana, but use about 1-2 cups of frozen strawberries instead of a banana.
  • Cookie Dough: Use a frozen banana as the base, the nut milk of your choice, a scoop of vanilla plant-based protein powder, a tablespoon of nut butter, and then add in a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Orange Dreamsicle: Use a frozen banana for the base, a mix of milk and orange juice for the liquid, then up the vanilla to 1 ½ or 2 teaspoons (depending on personal preference).
  • Berry Boost: Use frozen blueberries or mixed berries for the fruit, and sneak in ½ a cup of spinach for leafy greens.

Kratom smoothies may seem a bit intimidating at first. However, with a little trial and error, you can find a combination of ingredients that is right for you and your lifestyle.

Remember, it’s always best to start with a small amount of powdered kratom and then work your way up. Plus, certain kratom additives can help you make the most of a small serving size.

With MIT45’s recipes, you’re not just making a smoothie; you’re crafting a delightful, health-boosting experience! Share your smoothie creations with us and join the kratom culinary adventure!

If you’re thinking about kratom smoothies as part of a new workout routine, check out our best fitness tips and resource guides.

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Annika Weeks

Annika Weeks ("Anni") is a registered nutrition and dietetic technician (NDTR). With expertise as a health professional and experience as a patient in the healthcare system, she hopes to bridge gaps by creating more credible nutrition, health, and wellness information online.