13 Tasty Migraine Smoothies for Headache Relief

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Admit it. Migraines can be pretty unbearable.

Migraines are more difficult to put up with than a normal headache.

They can last for hours and in some cases, even a week.

The severe pain can interfere with normal day-to-day activities. Migraines can appear because of stress, sleep deprivation, alcohol, caffeine and certain foods. For most people, pain typically appears on one side of the head.

If you are looking for a new may that might help ease the pain of a migraine, take a look at some of the smoothies below.

Migraine Smoothie Recipes

Below are 13 smoothies that can help with migraine pain.

1. Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

This smoothie is very easy to make and it’s extremely delicious. It might as well be a dessert in a glass! Even with how tasty it is, it can sometimes help with ease migraines.


  • ¾ cup – vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tbsp – oats
  • 1/3 cup – blueberries
  • ½ tsp – vanilla extract
  • 1½ tbsp – cashew butter


  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend it till it is perfectly smooth.
  • Serve in a glass and enjoy!

2. Banana and Oats Smoothie

Have a throbbing headache and looking for some relief? This smoothie has anti-inflammatory properties and is also rich in magnesium.


  • 1 banana, peeled.
  • 1 cup – spinach
  • ¼ cup – raw oats
  • 1 cup – coconut milk


  • Peel the banana, then cut it into chunks. Add them with raw oats, coconut milk and spinach in a blender.
  •  Blend till smooth. You now have a delicious, migraine-friendly smoothie!

3. Green Cleanse

This smoothie is a natural cleanser and can naturally reduce your migraine pain. 


  • ½  cup – cucumber
  • 1 cup – kale
  • ½  stalk – celery
  • ½  cup – pineapple
  • 1 ½ cups –  coconut water
  • 3 tbsp – lemon juice


  • To prepare this smoothie, put all the ingredients into a blender and mix until it’s smooth.
  • Sometimes, it’s not a bad idea to add a couple of ice cubes to get your smoothie extra cold to help get relief from persistent headaches.

4. Minty Watermelon

This smoothie has pretty much everything you need to get rid of a throbbing headache. Peppermint can improve blood flow to the brain. Watermelon can hydrate your body while providing a generous dose of magnesium.


  • 1 cup – watermelon chunks
  • ¼ cup – almond milk
  • 1 cup – spinach
  • ¼ tsp – peppermint extract 
  • Ice


  • Put almond milk in a blender. Then add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. 
  • Drink immediately after preparation to get the best results and headache relief.

5. Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

This smoothie can provide relief from headaches and make you and your day feel much better. What’s also nice about this smoothie is the amount of of omega-3 fatty acids you get from the chia seeds. These help with overall brain health.


  • 1 cup – strawberries
  • 2 kiwis – peeled and chopped
  • ¾ cup – almond milk
  • 1 tbsp – chia seeds
  • 1 tsp – ground ginger
  • Ice cubes – 4 to 5


  • Use fresh or frozen strawberries.
  • Place all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until frothy and drinkable. 
  • If you like your smoothies more “runny”, just add more almond milk.

These first 5 smoothies are from: The Juicer Guide.

6. Watermelon cucumber smoothie

If dehydration caused your migraine, then this smoothie could help you out. These ingredients can help balance the body’s electrolytes and reduce inflammation.


  • 4 – 5 watermelon rounds
  • ½ of a cucumber
  • ½ cup – water
  • 2 mint leaves, for garnish
  • 1 tbsp – honey


  • Add all the ingredients to your blender, except for the mint leaves.
  • Blend until you get a smooth consistency.
  • Garnish with mint and serve.

7. Orange and Coconut Milk Smoothie

This smoothie gives you a tropical flavor. it’s also boosted with antioxidants and nutrients and it can help reduce headache pain. It can also reduce inflammation and boost energy levels.


  • Juice from 4 oranges
  • ½ cup – coconut milk
  • 1 cup – ground linseed


After extracting juice from 4 oranges, blend it with the coconut milk and linseed.

8. Tropical Smoothie

This smoothie is even more tropical than number seven. It is also rich in fiber, digestive enzymes and antioxidants. 


  • 3 pineapple rounds
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup – mango, frozen
  • 1 cup – coconut water
  • 3 tbsp – quick oats


  • Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes, until the smoothie is frothy and light. 
  • Serve over crushed ice (or don’t).
  • You can also add a half cup of strawberries for a sweeter and fruitier flavor.

9. Avocado Smoothie

This is the ultimate, headache relieving smoothie. Avocados will make the smoothie incredibly creamy and smooth. It can also help satisfy your sweet tooth and provide anti-inflammatory properties.


  • ½ cup – coconut water
  • 1 ¼ cups – strawberries
  • A handful of – spinach
  • ½ of an avocado
  • 1 tsp chia seeds or flax seeds
  • 2 – 3 ice cubes


  • Gather all the ingredients in a blender. Blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  • Additionally, you can add 1 chopped banana to this smoothie. This will give a magnesium boost.

10. Cherry Mango Smoothie

When it gets really warm outside and you feel a migraine coming on, try this smoothie out. It’s extremely refreshing and the cherries provide an antioxidant punch. This can help reduce inflammation migraines often cause.


  • ½ cup – frozen cherries
  • ½ cup – frozen mangoes
  • ½ cup – almond or cashew milk
  • 1 tbsp – lime juice 
  • 1 tsp – chia seeds
  • 1 inch – ginger root
  • Handful – basil leaves
  • Coconut water – added to the desired consistency


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut, or plain water.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • You can also add honey, or maple syrup for sweetness.

11. Hydrating Cucumber Smoothie

This smoothie rocks a list of power ingredients like cucumber, fresh green vegetable, ginger and lemon that can help relieve pesky migraines.


  • 2  cucumbers – medium-sized
  • 2 cups – spinach
  • 1 stalk – celery
  • 1 cup – chopped parsley
  • ½ inch – ginger root
  • 2 apples – cored and peeled
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 4 ounces – coconut water


  • Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend for a minute or so.
  • If the texture is too thick, then add half a banana or more coconut water and blend again.
  • For more sweetness, you can add raw honey, agave nectar or maple syrup.

12. Kale Smoothie

This one is for the people that wear the Kale instead of Yale t-shirts. Just kidding!


  • 3 kale leaves
  • ⅓ cup – spinach leaves
  • ½ cup cucumber
  • ½ stalk – celery
  • ½ cup – green apples
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 tsp – chia seeds
  • ½ inch – ginger root
  • 1 tsp – honey
  • 1 cup – almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup – ice


  • Put all the ingredients into a blender except for the ice.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Add ice and blend till it is completely crushed and the drink is smooth.
  • For a creamier texture, you can add 2 to 3 tablespoons of unsweetened yogurt. 
  • For more sweetness, you can also add half a banana or 2 tablespoons of agave nectar.

13. Blueberry Pineapple smoothie with kale

If your migraine is from skipping a meal, try this smoothie which is full of migraine- busting ingredients in it. 


  • 1 cup – unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk
  • ½ cup – water
  • Lemon juice – to taste
  • ½ cup – blueberries
  • ¼ cup – pineapple
  • 3 kale leaves – chopped
  • 1 tsp – chopped ginger root


  • Blend all ingredients in a blender for 2 minutes, or less.
  • Add one banana for a thicker smoothie.
  • Serve over crushed ice (if you want).

14. Avocado Spinach Smoothie

Sometimes, you just know a migraine is looming. If you feel this is the case, start taking steps to prevent your migraine early. This smoothie has ingredients that can fight migraines and help you get back on the road to feeling 100% again.


  • 1 cup – unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 avocado
  • Handful – spinach leaves
  • 1 tsp – grated ginger root
  • 1 tsp – lemon juice
  • 1 cup – pineapples, frozen


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • If it’s too thick, add some coconut or almond milk and blend again.
  • If you want a sweeter taste, add some raw honey or agave nectar.
  • Sip and enjoy!

You can find these smoothies and similar ones on: Vibrant Happy Healthy and Step to Health.

Wrap up

If you are suddenly attacked by a migraine or feel one coming on, try one of these 14 migraine smoothies to help prevent and get relief from migraine pain. Try one today and see if they help ease your throbbing migraine headaches!

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