Carla S. - December 18, 2020
Top 60 Smoothie Recipes
If you own a blender, you can make delicious smoothies anytime! Easy to prepare and delicious to drink, fruit and vegetable smoothies help increase your daily intake of essential vitamins and nutrients, including fiber. With so many smoothie recipes out there, you’ll never get bored drinking them.
Make a fruit or vegetable smoothie for breakfast, enjoy a sweet smoothie as a snack in the afternoon, or indulge in a rich, decadent dessert smoothie after dinner.
Health Benefits of Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies
Increase your daily fruit and vegetable intake by adding a fruit or vegetable smoothie to your diet.
Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other essential nutrients found in fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and dairy, smoothies provide a convenient way to help you meet the World Health Organization’s recommended five daily servings of fruit and vegetables per day.
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has many health benefits such as:
- Improved digestion
- Lower risk of heart disease
- Lower risk of age-related illnesses
- Ability to maintain a healthy weight
- Prevent osteoporosis
- Reduce inflammation throughout the body
However, it’s important to keep in mind that some smoothies provide more health benefits than others. A smoothie is only as healthy as the stuff you put in it. With many high-calorie smoothie recipes out there, choosing the right ones for your diet and lifestyle means carefully reviewing the ingredients found in the recipe.
Can Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies Help with Weight Loss?
Fruit and vegetable smoothies can help aid in weight loss by providing a way for you to get the nutrients you need without going over your daily calorie allowance. Some people use smoothies as a meal replacement, while others use smoothies to help manage sweet and salty food cravings.
While drinking fruit and vegetable smoothies alone will not help you lose weight, when incorporated into your diet and fitness regimen, smoothies packed with nutrients, protein, and fiber can provide added energy, while creating a feeling of fullness which can help keep you from overeating.
If using smoothies as a meal replacement or healthy snack option, choose a smoothie recipe that features fresh ingredients and no added sugar. Smoothies that contain lots of protein and fiber help provide the energy your body needs to engage in physical activity.
Smoothies for All Seasons
You can make smoothies all year long using seasonal ingredients found in your grocery store. Explore new flavors to discover combinations you might not have dared to try before.
Mix up your daily smoothie recipe by:
- Adding frozen fruit for extra chill
- Using non-dairy products like soy milk, almond milk, and oat milk for added protein
- Increase or decrease liquids to create thick ice cream float-like smoothies or thin juice-like smoothies
- Combine both fruit and vegetables for a superfood smoothie
- Add nuts and seeds for added protein and fiber
- Sprinkle cinnamon, nut, or candy pieces on top for a special treat
As you can see, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating great-tasting, healthy smoothies for breakfast, snacks, and desserts.
3 Tips for Making a Great Smoothie
Making a tasty smoothie requires very little work. With a little preparation, you can enjoy a smoothie in a matter of minutes. Here are three tips to get you started:
- Select your smoothie recipes before you go to the grocery store or farmers market so you can purchase all the ingredients you need to make a variety of smoothies.
- Chop up fruits and vegetables beforehand to save time. Buy frozen fruit and vegetables or chop up your own and freeze them.
- Get out your blender and set it up the night before. If you haven’t used your blender in a while, test it to make sure it still works.
Use these simple time-saving tips to have enough time in the morning or during the day to make a delicious smoothie!
Top 60 Smoothie Recipes
Here's a list of the 60 best smoothies. This list contains the main ingredients to get you started. Separated into categories, you can start making healthy smoothies today!
- Fruit Smoothies
- Vegetable/Vegan Smoothies
- Non-Dairy Smoothies
- Breakfast Smoothies
- Dessert Smoothies
- No Sugar Added Smoothies
- Weight Loss Smoothies
- Protein-Packed Smoothies
- Indulgent Smoothies
Use one or more of your favorite fruits to create unique smoothies for breakfast or afternoon snacks. Use seasonal fruits found in grocery stores and local farmer’s markets for optimal freshness and flavor. You can also use frozen and canned fruits - you may have to adjust the liquid added to ensure the right consistency.
1. Traditional Banana - bananas, vanilla yogurt, milk, honey, cinnamon, and ice
2. Triple-Berry - mixed berries (blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.), milk, ice, and sugar to taste
3. Raspberry Orange - orange juice, raspberries, plain yogurt, ice, and sugar to taste
4. Cherry Vanilla - frozen pitted cherries, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, a pinch of salt, and ice
5. Grape - seedless red grapes, grape juice, and ice
6. Pomegranate Cherry - frozen pitted cherries, pomegranate juice, plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice, a pinch of cinnamon and salt, and ice
7. Watermelon - watermelon, juice of one lime, sugar, and water
8. Pineapple-Coconut - pineapple and coconut, lime juice, honey, coconut water
9. Strawberry Maple - strawberries, milk, maple syrup, wheat germ, ground cinnamon, and ice
10. Blueberry Banana - banana, blueberries, unsweetened coconut milk, honey, lime juice, almond extract, and ice
Typically more savory and hearty than fruit smoothies, vegetable and vegan smoothies feature a variety of vegetables, seeds, and nuts. Try a veggie smoothie for breakfast or use it as a substitute for lunch or a snack.
Since veggie and vegan smoothies contain lots of fiber, you may need to adjust the liquids to maintain the right thickness. Once you make a few of these smoothies, you’ll be able to get the right consistency with very little effort.
11. Cucumber Kale - vegetable juice, peeled cucumber, kale leaves, and the juice of 1/2 lemon
12. Veggie Smoothie - tomato juice, carrot juice, peeled cucumber, celery, parsley, spinach, and ice
13. Chia, Berry, Cardamom Vegan Smoothie - almond milk, raspberries, strawberries, chia seeds, and ground cardamom
14. Spinach, avocado, and cucumber Vegan Smoothie - almond milk, cucumber, avocado, baby spinach, and lemon juice
15. Blueberry, Avocado, and Lime Vegan Smoothie - almond milk, frozen blueberries, avocado, maple, and lime juice
16. Coffee Cashew Vegan Smoothie - cashews, cacao nibs, banana, almond milk, coffee (cooled), coconut sugar, and ice
17. Raspberry Walnut Vegan Smoothie - walnuts, banana, frozen raspberries, cacao nibs, almond milk, and vanilla extract
If you have an allergy to dairy or you just want to cut back on your dairy consumption, you can still enjoy a smoothie. Check out these non-dairy smoothie recipes or simply substitute your favorite non-dairy product in recipes that call for cow’s milk.
18. Blueberry Almond Butter - frozen blueberries, banana, almond butter, flaxseed meal, chia seed, and almond milk
19. Peach Carrot - peaches, carrots, banana, honey, coconut water, and greek yogurt
20. Cranberry Orange - frozen cranberries, orange juice, almond milk, banana, honey, frozen strawberries, and lemon juice
21. Black Forest - unsweetened almond milk, baby spinach, unsweetened cocoa powder, chia seeds, frozen cherries, dates, and rolled oats
22. Tropical Passion Fruit Smoothie - coconut yogurt, mango, unsweetened coconut milk, carrot, coconut butter, and ice
23. Acai, Pomegranate, and Raspberry - pomegranate, frozen raspberries, and acai juice
If you’re not a breakfast person, or you need a meal replacement for high-calorie breakfast foods, consider making one of these delicious breakfast smoothies. With so many to choose from, you can enjoy a new flavor every day of the week.
24. Citrus and Pineapple - pineapple, banana, orange juice, and carrot juice
25. Peaches and Cream with Oat Milk and Honey - peaches, oat milk, honey, greek yogurt, and vanilla extract
26. Banana Bread Smoothie - banana, walnut milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and vanilla extract
27. Pumpkin Apple - pumpkin puree, greek yogurt, apple, old-fashioned oats, unsweetened almond milk, pumpkin pie spice, and ice
28. Coffee Banana Smoothie with Oats and Chia - coffee (cooled), banana, chia seeds, oats, almond butter, honey, and ice
If you want an alternative to cake and cookies, but you still want to cater to your sweet tooth, consider one of these smoothies. These smoothies, while high in calories and sugar, allow you to create an individual-sized dessert that helps you maintain the will-power to refuse a second helping.
29. Black and White - vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, milk, crumbled chocolate sandwich cookies
30. Birthday Cake - vanilla ice cream, crumbled vanilla cupcake (unfrosted), milk, and almond extract. Blend ingredients together and then top with sprinkles.
31. Oatmeal Cookie - vanilla ice cream, milk, crumbled oatmeal cookies, a pinch of ground cinnamon.
32. Chocolate Peanut Butter - creamy almond or peanut butter, banana, milk, honey, and unsweetened cocoa powder
33. Chocolate-Raspberry - chocolate ice cream, raspberries, sugar, milk, and ice creamsicle blend - frozen orange or orange-tangerine concentrate, cold water, vanilla ice cream, and ice
34. Cherry Pie - greek yogurt, almond milk, frozen cherries, raw almonds, maple syrup, and vanilla extract
35. Snickerdoodle Smoothie - almond milk, vanilla extract, frozen banana, dates, almond butter, and cinnamon
36. Carrot Cake - almond milk, carrots, banana, walnuts, greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon, and ground nutmeg
Since fruit contains natural sugars like fructose, fruit smoothies are not considered sugar-free. But if you want to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet but still enjoy a fresh smoothie, consider these no sugar added varieties.
37. Berries and cream - almond milk, frozen blueberries, banana, roasted sunflower seeds, vanilla extract, greek yogurt, and a pinch of salt
38. Mango smoothie with chia seeds and pistachios - mango, almond milk, chia seeds, pistachios, greek yogurt, and vanilla extract
39. Peaches and Pecan - almond milk, peaches, banana, greek yogurt, pecan halves, rolled oats, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt
40. Raspberry Cheesecake - frozen raspberries, almond milk, avocado, cottage cheese, banana, and vanilla extract
Drinking smoothies alone won’t help you lose weight. However, by incorporating added vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber into your diet, you may see weight loss results in less time. When combined with a regular fitness regimen, a healthy diet that includes smoothies can help you maintain a healthy weight.
41. Green Goodness - baby spinach, kale, almond milk, granny smith apple, banana, frozen pineapple chunks
42. Pumpkin Banana - almond milk, nonfat vanilla yogurt, banana, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cinnamon, and ice
43. Strawberry, Citrus, and Ginger - frozen strawberries, banana, orange juice, and fresh ginger
44. Cinnamon Strawberry - nonfat yogurt, frozen strawberries, banana, orange juice, honey, and cinnamon
45. Pineapple Spinach - pineapple, spinach, ripe avocado, water, and ice
46. Matcha Green Tea - matcha green tea powder, banana, mango, spinach, and coconut milk
47. Pumpkin and Fig - almond butter, hemp hearts, milk, banana, figs, and cinnamon
48. Kale Pineapple - kale, pineapple, banana, honey, almond milk, greek yogurt, and peanut butter
Add your favorite protein powders to these smoothies. Packed with protein, these smoothies can give you the energy boost you need to get through your day. These smoothies also help curb food cravings by making you feel full and satisfied.
49. Gingerbread Smoothie - banana, greek yogurt, almond butter, ginger, cinnamon, molasses, and cardamom
50. Green Smoothie - banana, kiwi, whey protein powder, spinach, and coconut water
51. Blackberry Nut Butter - blackberries, milk, peanut or almond butter, and honey
52. Kiwi and Tofu Smoothie - kiwi, silken tofu, milk, honey, and vanilla
53. Sweet Potato Smoothie - cooked sweet potato, canned navy beans, plain kefir, walnuts, frozen banana, vanilla, and ground clove
Indulge your sweet tooth with these fun smoothies. Perfect for an afternoon snack or dessert, these smoothies include unique ingredients that will please your palate.
54. Peanut Butter Banana blend - banana, vanilla yogurt, creamy peanut butter, milk, malted milk powder, cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, and ice
55. Green Tea Almond blend - extra-strong green tea (brew and let cool), almonds, honey, and ice
56. Banana Peanut Butter and Jelly blend - frozen banana, soy milk, creamy peanut butter, wheat germ, seedless strawberry, or raspberry jelly
57. Mexican Coffee blend - chilled espresso or strong coffee, milk, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, almond extract, and ice
58. Creamy Pineapple blend - pineapple, cottage cheese, milk, honey, vanilla, a pinch of nutmeg and salt, and ice
59. Chai blend - chai tea concentrate, milk, ice. Blend and top with chai spice or ground cinnamon
60. Roasted Strawberry and Tahini Buttermilk Smoothie - roasted strawberries, banana, buttermilk, tahini, sugar, and salt
Don’t be afraid to adjust these recipes to suit your own flavor preferences. The great thing about smoothies is that you can tailor each smoothie to suit your mood, health needs, and dietary requirements.