If you love starting your day with a blended breakfast or want to whip up a refreshing snack in minutes, make sure to add these easy smoothie recipes to your usual routine.
These ideas offer a variety of ways to blend up fruit, healthy fats, veggies, and smoothie mix-ins for a delicious meal you can sip with a straw.
Easy Smoothie Recipes
There’s no easier way to get in a ton of antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients than smoothies. You can make any of these smoothies to fit your dietary needs by adding a scoop of protein powder or swapping the milk for your favorite dairy-free alternative.
Everything from tropical berry to dessert-inspired smoothies, these recipes include fresh (or frozen!) ingredients with minimal added sweeteners. They’re perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or a filling snack.
Breakfast smoothies need to be both delicious and filling, and it’s a good thing all of these recipes do both!
If you want to make your mornings easier, assemble all the ingredients, minus the liquid in zip bags and store in the freezer. When you’re ready to blend, add the contents to a blender, add your liquid, and voila! Complete directions on how to make your own smoothie freezer pack, here.
Best Fruit Smoothie Recipes
I recommend purchasing produce such as mangoes, peaches, berries, and pineapple in bulk when they’re in season freezing them for future smoothies and recipes. You’ll have them ready and on hand for whenever you need a refreshing, cold treat.
Frozen fruit also gives the smoothie a better texture and taste since you need less ice.
It’s easy to whip up an energizing smoothie with ingredients like berries, nut butter, and protein powder. You can get a whopping 15 grams of protein from one smoothie, that’s why I like to keep both vanilla and chocolate protein powders on hand for fruit smoothies and the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake.
You can also opt for add-ins such as chia seeds and coconut water, both of which have energy-boosting effects.
I haven’t included a list of smoothie recipes for energy smoothies, because with the right protein and mix-ins all of these smoothies can become energy smoothies.
If you’re looking to amp up your usual blended beverage, smoothie bowls are the way to go! Their thick texture makes them more ideal for eating with a spoon versus sipping with a straw.
The ingredients are the same as smoothies; only you’ll find Greek yogurt and chia seeds included to create the thicker texture. Find out how to make the perfect smoothie bowls in this post and try out the Blueberry Bowl, it tastes like fruity soft-serve, but loaded with antioxidants and protein!
Smoothies are great for breakfast but have you tried one for lunch? It may be one of the best things I’ve ever done. They’re refreshing, sweet, and pack easily into thermos containers. See how to pack a smoothie for lunch, mess-free here!
Best Smoothie Recipes (and tips!)
- 2 cups pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
- 1 banana
- ¼ cup almond butter
- 14 ounce can full-fat coconut milk
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup ice
- In a blender, place the ingredients in the order listed for the smoothie and blend until smooth.