Start Your Day in a Healthy and Delicious Way with 21 of the Best Smoothie Recipes

Do you think you can’t possibly make yourself a healthy breakfast each morning because it’s too time consuming? Are you a busy bee – at home or work – and you can’t imagine finding the time to take a break to fuel yourself in between meals?

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Let me stop you right there – it’s time to try a homemade smoothie!

Breakfast time is the perfect time for such a beverage, but this special concoction can be enjoyed at any time of day.

A smoothie is so quick to assemble, as long as you have a well-stocked kitchen and prepped ingredients ready to go.

Place your ingredients – in the appropriate order! – in the blender, whizz it up, pour the drink into a cup, and enjoy your refreshing beverage as you complete your morning errands, commute to work, or snack before the next meal.

With our roundup of freshly made smoothie recipes, you can prepare and enjoy a creamy, dreamy drink packed with nutritious ingredients and big flavors.

And they can be whizzed up in very little time!

Among this colorful array of options, pick your favorite to keep you full and your day bright.

Any of these recipes can easily be doubled or tripled – as long as you have a bigger blender, the entire family can also enjoy a refreshing drink in the morning, or as an after school snack.

Thirsty? Keep reading for our complete list!

1. Banana Kiwi Spinach Avocado

A perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors, this beautifully blended concoction has an amazing lineup of assorted fruits and veggies.

You’ll love the vibrant green color created by whizzing together avocado, kiwi, baby spinach, strawberry, and banana.

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Photo credit: Fanny Slater

And lucky for you, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to freeze any of the produce ahead of time – all of the fruit used here is fresh!

Simply blend together all of the prepped fruit and vegetables, along with some almond milk, honey, and ice cubes.

Divide between two glasses, then blissfully sip away! Even the picky eaters of the family will enjoy the sweet and creamy flavors, without realizing exactly how healthy it is for them!

Find the recipe now on Foodal.

2. Berry Date

Looking for a little zing to really wake you up in the morning?

If coffee is not your drink of choice, a hint of cayenne pepper and ground ginger will do the trick!

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Photo credit: Meghan Yager

Our blueberry date smoothie brings the heat, but it’s perfectly balanced with the other ingredients included in this creamy mix.

Milk, cocoa powder, and dates, as well as frozen blueberries and strawberries, all team up with the warming spices to make a fun combo that will wake up your taste buds and boost your energy level.

Make this recipe when you’re feeling extra sluggish – you’ll be ready to conquer the day in no time at all!

Foodal shares the recipe.

3. Blueberry Orange Banana

If you’d rather pass on carb-heavy blueberry muffins or scones in exchange for something lighter – without losing any of that scrumptious blueberry flavor – you’ll be delighted drinking every sip of this fruity combination!

One serving of this recipe contains segments from a whole orange, a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries, one frozen banana, your choice of milk, and a little agave syrup.

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Photo credit: Meghan Yager

With this fun mashup, you’ll be packing in an extra boost of vitamin C in your diet first thing in the morning, or whenever you could use a little pick me up.

And because you’re blending in whole orange segments, not orange juice, you’ll also enjoy the benefits of some added dietary fiber.

Learn how to make the recipe now.

4. Chocolate Banana Breakfast

Chocolate… for breakfast?

Don’t mind if we do!

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Photo credit: Meghan Yager

You’ll love the richness and sweet flavors of this blended beverage, made with a medley of healthy ingredients like cocoa powder, frozen bananas, and plain Greek yogurt.

You also have the option to add a teaspoon of ground flax seeds or chia seeds per serving, for added thickness.

If you didn’t know any better, you might just think you’re sipping on dessert!

Ready for a sweet treat? Get the recipe now.

5. Chocolate Banana Kefir

Looking for a morning drink or afternoon snack that isn’t too sweet?

Though a lot of recipes start with a base of fruit juice, which increases the sugar content in a single serving, this chocolate banana smoothie does not contain any juice. It uses plain kefir as the creamy base.

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Photo credit: Kelli McGrane

In addition to this gut-healthy ingredient, there are only three other ingredients – so simple!

Frozen banana gives the beverage richness and thickness, raw cacao powder provides a concentrated punch of nutritious minerals and beautiful bitterness, while just a little honey balances the strength of the cacao powder and the tanginess of the kefir, which you can make from scratch.

Foodal shares the recipe for this smoothie now.

6. Coconut Chocolate Coffee

If you stick with these 3 C’s to craft the perfect smoothie combo, you’re bound to be successful:

Coconut, chocolate, and coffee!

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Photo credit: Fanny Slater

Skip the plain cup of joe in the morning – this is the buzz you want.

As the base liquid, coconut milk brings both nuttiness and sweetness, and cocoa powder enriches the cold coffee or cold brew with a deep mocha flavor.

Blended together with frozen bananas and ice cubes until smooth and frothy, the final result will put enough pep in your step that you can skip a trip to the cafe.

Check out the recipe right here.

7. Get Well Green

No one likes the sniffles. But we have something delicious to combat them!

If you’re feeling the first sign of sickness when cold and flu season strikes, you know it’s the right time to blend up our get well green smoothie.

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Photo credit: Meghan Yager

A medicinal medley of orange juice, chia or flax seeds, kale leaves, banana, apple, and mango or pineapple chunks, this recipe is packed with healthy vitamins and minerals. And it’s tasty, too!

The recipe makes two vibrantly green servings – share with another family member who’s feeling a bit unwell, or save it in the fridge for later in the day when you’re ready for your second dose.

Get the recipe right here.

8. Icy Avocado

Light and creamy, this icy avocado smoothie is perfect for a light breakfast or afternoon snack.

You’ll feel instantly refreshed with each sip you take of this cooling combination of coconut milk, fresh lime juice, honey, vanilla, avocado, and ice.

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Photo credit: Meghan Yager

The pale green color is a beauty to behold, without any leafy greens in sight – a welcome omission, if you’re not the biggest fan of greens in your drink!

While the tablespoon of hydrolyzed collagen included here is optional, we prefer to include it for a punch of protein.

Find the recipe here.

9. Mixed Berry

A smoothie with a simple ingredient list is a practical option when you’re really in a rush!

When you’re prepped and ready, it’s easy to make this quick drink right before you run out the door.

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Photo credit: Nikki Cervone

If berries are at the peak of their sweet ripeness – and you’re hogging freezer space with a horde of bags upon bags of cleaned and prepped berries – this recipe is quick to whizz together in the blender.

Let your favorite berries shine! You can use whatever variety you prefer, or whatever looks best at the farmers market during the summer.

Whether you choose a vibrant combination of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries, or pick a more minimal mix that features just one or two types, you’ll feel refreshed after the very first sip.

Take a look at the recipe now.

10. Orange Creamsicle

This delicious layered delight, a combination of orange and cream, will remind you of childhood summers!

Do you remember that feeling of excitedly waiting for the ice cream truck with all the other neighborhood kids? And of eating incredibly refreshing Creamsicles on hot and sunny summer days after playing outside for hours?

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Photo credit: Nikki Cervone

You may be all grown up now, but you can still enjoy the flavors of a Creamsicle in this healthier sippable version.

With two distinct layers, our recipe is even designed to look like a Creamsicle!

You’ll happily giggle with glee as you assemble the sherbet-y orange base topped with a creamy vanilla-flavored mix.

Taste the nostalgia with our recipe.

11. Orange Ginger Sunshine

Do you still feel a little tired and sluggish after you wake up in the morning? You need a jumpstart to your day!

Awaken and invigorate your senses with this bright and colorful orange ginger sunshine smoothie.

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Photo credit: Fanny Slater

Named for its brilliantly vibrant golden glow, our recipe features sweet and fresh navel oranges and zingy fresh ginger.

A little honey and vanilla almond milk provide additional sweetness and flavor. You can even make your own batch of homemade almond milk to mix in, if you have the time!

We recommend using your high-powered blender for this one – for the smoothest drink, you’ll want to break down the orange pulp and the fibrous ginger as much as possible.

Read the recipe now for more step-by-step tips and tricks.

12. Papaya Ginger

This tropical smoothie is bursting with fresh and fruity flavors you’ll love!

Fresh papaya is a versatile ingredient that can be enjoyed on its own, blended in a drink, made into a sorbet, or dried at home in your food dehydrator.

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We love incorporating it in this smoothie with fresh ginger. The sweet and spicy flavor combination is so unique, and the both ingredients offer a long list of superfood health benefits.

Rounding out this recipe, we include milk, yogurt, honey, lime juice, vanilla extract, and ice cubes.

A dash of cinnamon on top right before serving offers a wonderfully aromatic garnish.

Get all the recipe details here.

13. Peaches ‘N’ Greens

A healthy upgrade from peaches ‘n’ cream, you’ll love all the nutritious wonders presented in our veggie-packed peaches ‘n’ greens beverage!

Strawberries, banana, and peaches form a terrific trio of flavorful fruits that blend seamlessly together with the cruciferous vegetables.

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Photo credit: Meghan Yager

And don’t let the kale leaves turn you off – with all of the other fruity ingredients, it will still taste so sweet and delicious.

One serving of this hearty smoothie is all you need to start your day – all of the healthy fiber and protein from the kale and fats from the Greek yogurt or kefir will keep you feeling fuller longer.

Ready for the recipe? Find it here.

14. Peanut Butter Banana

Peanut butter and banana is one of our favorite flavor combinations in the morning.  Who’s with us?

Maybe you love making peanut butter and banana sandwiches, or layering them in a yogurt parfait, or arranging them thoughtfully to create an open-faced breakfast toast, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon?

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Photo credit: Nikki Cervone

Well, we have one more amazing idea for you – and it’s a practical option for busy, on-the-move mornings:

Our peanut butter banana smoothie!

Instead of adding traditional peanut butter, we use peanut butter powder. It’s less messy than a tub of sticky peanut butter, has less fat and sugar than many types of the traditional jarred stuff, and it blends into smoothies very easily.

Stock your pantry ASAP with powdered peanut butter, so you can make this recipe soon.

Read more now.

15. Pineapple Coconut

If you like pina coladas…

This tropical smoothie will remind you of the popular summery drink, and will have you singing energetically all day long!

Just like its cocktail cousin, you can also enjoy this healthier and spicier version when you’re lounging poolside. Or you could blend one up and start sipping whenever you’re looking for an energizing beverage during a busy day.

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Photo credit: Lorna Kring

Take a sip of paradise with a cooling concoction of pineapple and citrus, combined with a spicy blend of ground turmeric, ginger, and freshly cracked black pepper.

With coconut milk as its base, this smoothie  is thick, creamy, and dairy free.

Looking for the recipe? Find it here!

16. Pomegranate Banana

Rich, creamy, and fruity, our pomegranate banana smoothie will help you stick to your healthy diet goals.

Make it by blending pomegranate juice with a frozen banana, chia seeds, plain yogurt, and a little honey for added sweetness.

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This pretty-in-pink pomegranate drink looks so beautiful in a glass, especially if you sprinkle a few pomegranate seeds on top as a vibrant garnish!

If you don’t want added sugar impacting your daily intake from a single smoothie, feel free to omit the honey – and make sure you are using 100% pomegranate juice.

Get our easy, step-by-step instructions here.

17. Pumpkin Oatmeal

A scoopful of rolled oats is a perfect ingredient to thicken a morning smoothie, and it will keep you feeling full and satisfied into lunchtime.

Rich in healthy dietary fiber and packed with fall flavors, you’ll fall in love with our 5-minute pumpkin oatmeal blend!

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Photo credit: Meghan Yager

Other ingredients like pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup give you pure autumnal fun.

And some milk, plain Greek yogurt, and ice cubes to keep this fall-themed drink cool, creamy, and tangy.

You don’t have to wait until the leaves start changing colors – make the recipe now!

18. Pumpkin Pie

Are you craving the flavors of pumpkin pie, but you’re taking a break from baking buttery and sugary pastries and desserts?

Our solution is easier, and tastier, than you might expect!

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Photo credit: Meghan Yager

Our pumpkin pie smoothie is the ideal drink version of one of the best Thanksgiving treats, made with all the fall essentials like maple syrup, a mix of spices, and pureed pumpkin.

If you prefer to make your own squash puree from scratch, you could also try different types of squash, like butternut or kabocha, or even roasted and pureed sweet potato.

But there is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing canned 100% pure pumpkin puree!

This option is convenient and shelf stable. Stock up on multiple cans to keep in your pantry so you can make this smoothie throughout the entire year.

Find the recipe now on Foodal.

19. Spiced Baked Apple

From spring to summer, and from fall to winter, there’s a smoothie recipe for every season.

Do you adore serving soft, comforting, and richly spiced baked apples during Christmastime?

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Photo credit: Nina-Kristin Isensee

With this recipe, transform the baked apples that you crave into a wonderfully festive drink.

Perfect on a chilly night, this smoothie is actually served warm!

Start by sauteing chopped apples in butter and apple juice. Once they’re soft, puree the apples in a blender, and add plain yogurt and ground warming spices.

You can use your favorite mix of spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice would all be suitable choices in this recipe.

Is your curiosity piqued? Make this warm beverage at home with our recipe!

20. Strawberry Mango

For the juiciest smoothie, incorporate deliciously ripe fruit!

Mangoes and strawberries are a winning combo, bursting with sweet juice and bold flavors. And with beautifully ripe berries and fruit, there’s no need for any added sweeteners.

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Photo credit: Raquel Smith

A tablespoon of almond butter gives a nutty depth of flavor, and a little texture, to each serving.

Once you get your hands on the perfect strawberries and the ripest mangoes, you have to make this recipe! Read more now.

21. Tahini Banana

A fun spin on the classic aforementioned combo of peanut butter and banana, try our rich and creamy tahini banana smoothie, naturally sweetened with dates.

The sesame seed paste combines so well with cinnamon, vanilla, and cashew milk.

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Photo credit: Nikki Cervone

You’ll love the harmony of sweet and savory flavors from the dates and tahini, a hint of spice from the cinnamon, and a dreamy texture from the bananas and nut milk.

Make this nutrient-dense drink for an on-the-go breakfast, a liquid lunch, a filling snack, or a late-night guilt-free treat!

Check out the recipe here.

Customize Carefully!

You’ll find in most of these recipes that we offer multiple variations, and encourage you to customize the ingredients to better suit your preferred flavor profiles and diet plans.

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But take our encouragement to play around with a grain of salt!

You can’t freely customize the ingredients without interrupting either the texture or the flavor – or both! – of a smoothie.

To maintain a balanced drink, be careful to understand your ingredients before you start adding splashes or dashes of this and that.

For example…

If you want to alter the type of yogurt you use, understand that Greek yogurt has a lower water content than other styles of yogurt, resulting in a thicker smoothie.

If you want a thinner smoothie, you’ll need to decide exactly what liquid you want to increase in your recipe in order to yield your desired flavor and consistency. You may decide to increase the milk, juice, or ice content – all depending on what you want to achieve.

Do you want more or less texture? Ingredients like chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, and nut butters are responsible for grit and texture – decide if you want to include them, or eliminate them entirely.

Pretty soon, you’ll be confident when customizing any of our selections with your own unique spins and favorite ingredients.

You may even want to boost the superfood power of your favorite smoothie even more if you toss in a popular superfood add-in or two!

Do you already have a favorite recipe on our list? Do you have any tried-and-true add-ins that you love including in every drink you make? The comment section is wide open, so let’s talk!

If you enjoy sipping on smoothies, you’ll also love diving into all of our family-friendly drink recipes, starting with these:

Photos by Fanny Slater, Meghan Yager, Kelli McGrane, Nikki Cervone, Kendall Vanderslice, Lorna Kring, Nina-Kristin Isensee, Raquel Smith, © Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. Originally published by Jennifer Swartvagher on June 11, 2015. Last updated on January 29, 2023.

About Nikki Cervone

Nikki Cervone is an ACS Certified Cheese Professional and cheesemonger living in Pittsburgh. Nikki holds an AAS in baking/pastry from Westmoreland County Community College, a BA in Communications from Duquesne University, and an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University. When she's not nibbling on her favorite cheeses or testing a batch of cupcakes, Nikki enjoys a healthy dose of yoga, wine, hiking, singing in the shower, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate.

33 thoughts on “Start Your Day in a Healthy and Delicious Way with 21 of the Best Smoothie Recipes”

  1. These all look super simple to make! I’ve often started my day with a hot cup of tea and some fruit / cereal, but this looks like it would be a great way to combine a bunch of healthy ingredients quickly and easily. I think it would be a good idea to make these at night and have them chilling throughout the night and be ready to take in the morning. It’d be great if you’re in a rush!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing these recipes! I love smoothies, and there is no better time to enjoy them than summertime! I’ve never considered the peanut butter/banana combination, however. I’m very anxious to try that one in particular as those are two of my favorite flavors. I also like the idea of almond milk. My family will certainly enjoy these new flavors. Many thanks to you!

  3. Om nom nom, I do miss making smoothies. I was big on them a few years back, but they fell off my radar for some reason. Berry ones were usually my favorite, and the orange creamsicle idea sounds perfect for summer. Peanut butter and banana is always a delicious combo for an on-the-go breakfast, too. I really need to give my blender a workout!

  4. I haven’t made anything like this in quite a while, and with Summer coming, this is probably a good time to start again. Your berry and orange creamsicle recipe sounds delicious. I’m going to have to stock up on these ingredients, as your recipes are much healthier than what I probably would have used otherwise.

  5. I immediately clicked on this article seeing how yummy and inviting that berry smoothie is, wanting to make some since it’s been a while. I got even more excited seeing the peanut butter and banana recipe. When I scrolled to comments, I then realized why it’s been a while since I’ve made any: it was because my blender broke. Ugh, it saddened me so much but it’s not stopping me from making these amazing frozen concoctions! I’ll probably borrow a blender from an aunt or something. These are too delicious to pass!

  6. I love smoothies! Whether it is a peanut butter, banana, raspberry variety for the kids (tastes like pb+j!) or a pumpkin pie flavored drink for the adults, I blend them up almost every day. Sometimes we like them with extra ice on a hot day to cool and refresh us. Other times we will mix up thick berry and milk style shakes for dessert. Orange creamsicle is a big hit at our house as is a stone fruit smoothie– peaches, plums, apricots and nectarines with a little blueberry to bring out all the sweet flavors.

    Here is our recipe for the pumpkin pie flavoring, I hope you try it and enjoy it!

    1 cup almond milk, vanilla soy, cashew milk, or other “milk”
    1 teaspoon agave syrup or other liquid based sweetener
    1 cup pumpkin puree
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    1 apple peeled and cored
    Dried cranberries

    Blend everything but the cranberries, which you float on top of the beverage once it is done.

  7. What do you think about throwing some protein powder into these for an extra kick? It would up the calories of course, so it depends on what your health goals are. But there are a lot of flavor options with the protein powder that could create some interesting combinations.

    • Protein powder could be a valuable addition to these smoothies for some people and I do know gym addicts who do exactly this. They always use an unflavoured powder as the fruit gives enough flavour on it’s own, plus it avoids adding unnecesary chemicals.

  8. These recipes seem simple but very yummy!
    I have learned three new things about making smoothies, which I didn’t think was possible (I always just through a bunch of fruit together):
    1. I think it is a brilliant idea using peanut butter powder instead of regular peanut butter. I am now motivated to go buy some in the powdered form because I definitely want to try it in the peanut butter banana recipe!
    2. I never thought of using quick oats and feel like that will be a great way to get a quick breakfast in.
    3. Also, using almond milk instead of cow milk (or nothing at all in my case) seems like a way better option to me and I am going to start that up as well.
    Is it weird that I’m excited to try all of these things? Haha

    I also like to add in spinach or kale to my berry smoothies (the taste seems to blend best with blueberry, raspberry and strawberry recipes) to get some veggies in.

  9. These look delicious! I can’t wait to try some of these out, though I’d like to point out that on the Peanut Butter smoothie, they’ve spelled it “Smoothy” and not “Smoothie”. Nonetheless, looks great! Excited to try.

  10. I love adding watercress or kale to mine. Orangecreamsicle was awesome! Was missing something though,. I think I will make tomorrows with 3/4 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of cream.

  11. These are awesome recipes for anyone wanting a tasty but nutritious drink. I really can’t wait to try some of these out and enjoy them. These type of drinks also allow you to intake more fruit in your daily, busy life as well!

  12. These are a huge part of my breakfast menu. They are a great way to get in fiber and non animal protein. I needed some new ideas though since I do drink so many. The orange sounds delicious and a good way to break up my monotony of berry. I use hemp protein in mine though because it helps me to stay fool longer.

  13. Wow! That berry smoothie looks delicious just looking at it, I am currently on a personal fitness program and wondering what I could do to make me enjoy peanut butter a little bit more, so wouldn’t mind giving the peanut butter banana version a try. The best part about this article is that these drinks are not just delicious but good for your health and look amazing and mouth watering!.

  14. My favorite kind is a banana cream but that’s not necessarily nutritious and healthy (depending on the ingredients). I will have to try out the peanut butter banana recipe, it looks delicious. I love how you add honey into your versions! I do that too, it adds a nice rich sweetness 🙂

  15. I really want to try both the peanut butter smoothie and the orange creamsicle. I honestly have never heard of peanut butter powder before. I’ll have to look for it next time I’m at the grocery store. All of these overall sound so delicious, though! I thankfully invested in a quality blender not too long ago, but I haven’t tried it out enough. I can’t wait to use some of these recipes.

  16. Some recipes for me to throw at my smoothie crazy family. We’ve been having a lot of vegetable variations recently, which can be quite hit and miss based on what we pull out of the fridge, so having some specific recipes to try out oughta be good for a change of pace. Really looking forward to the banana one, thanks for sharing!

  17. The berry smoothie looks really nice and I do so very much like berries and oats. I have used oats and ground nuts extensively in the past in a ‘smoothie’ but I have to say I have not come across peanut butter powder. That one is totally new to me and somehow I doubt that I will be able to obtain it, never mind. Smooth peanut butter it will have to be. I look forward to trying them.

  18. All of these recipes look good and with it summertime on full swing it’s something easy for me to put together in the morning for the kids. We have such busy days sometimes it’s hard to get breakfast in and I am always looking for easy and quick to make meals for them. Thanks

  19. Waiting for summer to begin on my side of the world to indulge in such amazing blended beverages… page bookmarked though, as of right now am indulging in hot spiced teas, hot chocolate and coffee, I’ve got to keep warm 🙂

  20. I have always said that while I can make fancy desserts like a molten lava cake, I can’t make something easy like grilled cheese if my life depended on it. And unfortunately, smoothies make it to one of those “can’t make” list! I do love this delicious blended drink (especially in the summer when it’s just too darn hot to eat anything), but I always make the mistake of adding too much items and not enough liquids; then my drink comes out too thick, which I have to add more liquid and puree it more (and actually end up making a mess in my kitchen. Oops!).

    I’ve also never been really adventurous about mixing up the different types of flavors and fruit/veggie combinations for these drinks. I’ve heard that kale is amazing when combined with other things…but with what?

  21. I usually drink a smoothie for breakfast every morning. It really keeps going until lunch. I like adding:
    Strawberries (or blueberries)
    A little peanut butter (or almond butter)
    Greek Yogurt
    Almond Milk

    The Greek yogurt and peanut butter have a lot of protein which keeps me full all morning. I also try to drink a veggie juice during the day. I love putting spinach and pineapple. The pineapple sweets the juice just a little so it’s not over bearing my the taste of spinach.

  22. Once again I learn something new here. I had no idea peanut butter powder even existed. I do love a good smoothie. I just hate having to clean the blender, no matter how easy it is. It’s still winter and I know some people don’t like cold beverages in the winter but I do.

    • I had no idea that something like “peanut butter powder” existed. The Chocolate Peanut Butter powder sounds exactly like the one thing my life has been missing all these years. I’ve always loved a nice, creamy smoothie, but never tried a peanut butter one before.
      Besides from that, do you think a smoothie tastes better if you use fresh fruits or frozen ones?

  23. These look great! I’m a huge fan of fruit in general, and berries and bananas happen to be among my favorites! 😀 I also have a small blender that has the drink lid on top which makes it SUPER easy to take with me, and then I don’t have to worry about washing extra cups and such. I love it.

    I’ve done berry and banana/peanut butter smoothies before, but I’ve never tried the orange creamsicle one, so I’m definitely going to have to give it a go. It looks awesome! I have a couple of red grapefruit in my fridge right now, so I think I’m going to use those and see what happens. Should be fun!

  24. I do enjoy a smoothie, and these recipes do sound delicious. Much more appetising than some of the concoctions my colleagues are bringing to the office lately. They are all-consumed by the NutriBullet and have taken to mixing up no end of odd combinations! As well as being a smoothie lover, I can quite happily get on board with juicing, but to mix the two – yuk! To destroy an otherwise tasty combination of pulverised fruit with the addition of kale or beetroot is way beyond my comprehension – it makes me shudder! Give me the peanut butter any day!

  25. Thank you for sharing! You can never have too many recipes. I agree wholeheartedly that smoothies are a great, healthy option to replace a snack or a meal. The berry blend is a classic for me. That is probably one of the first I ever tried and still go back to with frequency. I have started to branch out a bit and have tried to go for a “green” version whenever possible for maximum nutrients. Typically, I start with a banana, add whatever I have frozen to avoid the use of ice (berries, pineapple, mango, peaches, etc), add my greens (spinach or kale), add flaxseed or chia seeds, and end with a wet ingredient such as almond milk or a 100% juice. Blend and serve. Has worked out every time and is something I try to have every single day.

  26. I love this! The Peanut Butter Banana smoothie is simply to die for. I wasn’t really convinced about smoothies, though all my friends swear by them, until I tried it. Now I understand: they’re easy, convenient, and not to mention delicious. Thanks for sharing these recipes!

  27. The smoothie recipe has my vote for a great reawakening at breakfast time! For a couple of months we have been living without homemade smoothies (my husband buys some bottled ones) because our Vitamix carafe cracked and I didn’t feel up to putting out $200 for a new one. However, it is getting harder and harder to resist ordering one. Like CynB above, we also include greens in ours. I just discovered that the mat of chickweed in my garden is a nutritious and tender green that is lovely steamed. I am going to try a handful in a smoothie as soon as I get that carafe. Thanks for the post!

  28. I’ve been thinking about having smoothies every morning for some time – or at least trying to create a routine that involves them. But I’m one of those people who easily forgets about something when they focus their attention elsewhere, so it’s still just a thought.

    Still, I read that they are healthy and should be included in our diets, so I;m now very interested. I love fruit, I love milk, so I’d definitely love to drink a combination of them.

    It’s a shame I still didn’t get to it, but as soon as I read the recipe for your Peanut Butter Banana version I felt my mouth watering. I think I’ll finally have to include this in my morning routine, starting with that one. Can’t resist peanut butter in any kind of way.


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