Smoothies. We love them. They are nutritious, easy to make, and enjoyable to drink. When it's time for a fruity treat, we find ourselves searching the web for the best smoothie recipes and we figured that you were doing the same.
To simplify things, we've taken the time to compile the most delicious and comprehensive variety of smoothies to ever grace your blender blades.
Whether you are a long time smoothie lover or new to these mixed up healthy creations, there is something for everyone in our guide. So, dust off that blender because it's smoothie time!
Best Smoothie Recipes
Most people, including us, have sorted out a few standard, default smoothie recipes. You know, the classic frozen-banana-whatever-other-fruit-almond-milk thing. But after awhile this can get boring which can, in turn, cause some serious alternative snack cravings (and we aren't talking the healthy kind of snacks either).
The good news is, there are hundreds of creative and tasty smoothie recipes to try. Honestly, there are so many varieties that you could likely make it through a year of daily smoothies without ever getting bored. While we haven't quite listed out a year of smoothie drinking, our top smoothie recipe guide has all you need to spark some blender inspiration.
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
Not only does this smoothie look beautiful in a glass, it also tastes great! The true flavor star here is the fresh watermelon, which also gives you an excuse to toss another fresh melon in your cart come summertime.
For a thicker smoothie, freeze half of the watermelon or add a few ice cubes to balance things out. (via Short Girl Tall Order)
Glow up with this green kale smoothie. It's loaded with flavor thanks to the frozen mango and lemon juice. Additionally, when you need some help getting in your daily greens, this smoothie comes through with two cups of added kale.
We know that kale can be a bit hard to get used to, so take a chance a sub in some spinach for a slightly easier green kick. (via Nora Cooks)
Creamy Zucchini Blueberry Smoothie
Grab your blender and get happy with the inventiveness found in a zucchini blueberry smoothie. The blueberries come through so strong that it makes any vegetable taste almost invisible. If you've got picky eaters on your hands, this is a great way to sneak in some extra nutrition. (via Minimalist Baker)
Creamy Avocado Mango Smoothie
Just when you thought your avocado was only good for guac, this creamy avocado based, mango smoothie shows up to change all of our minds. In addition to avocado and mango, it's loaded with banana, spinach, lime, hemp hearts, and almond milk.
If you're managing a nut allergy, just sub in any liquid of your choice to whip up this healthy smoothie in a flash. (via Eat With Clarity)
Easy Tropical Smoothie
When you need an island pick me up, but can't manage to get yourself to an island, this smoothie is the next best thing. A summer favorite, it's packed with banana, mango, pineapple, and coconut water. But shhh, it also tastes great with a little rum. (via Cooktoria)
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Former milkshake drinkers unite! This smoothie is sinfully delicious and pretty much holds its own in a head to head competition of smoothie vs milkshake. Prepared with frozen bananas, creamy peanut butter, flax seeds, and vanilla extract, it's hard to tell the difference between this and your former dairy-filled treat.
To smooth things out even more, you can add your choice of water or nut milk to the mixture. Better yet, chill out by adding a few ice cubes. (via Detoxinista)
Tropical Carrot Smoothie
Packed with flavor, this tropical carrot smoothie has all you need to spruce up a boring smoothie routine. Better yet, all ingredients, from carrot juice to fresh ginger, can be easily found at most grocery stores. If you're feeling fancy, you can juice your own carrots to really step up the flavor. (via The Forked Smoothie)
Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
We've never tasted a hug, but we imagine that it would taste quite a bit like this apple cinnamon smoothie. Filled with warm and cozy ingredients like apple, rolled oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and more, this drink is as friendly as a fall pumpkin.
Immune Boosting Orange Smoothie
Keep the doctor away with this immune boosting orange smoothie. All you need to do is toss some orange juice, banana, fresh ginger, shredded carrots, and turmeric powder in the blender. Whip it up in a flash and sip it down even faster thanks to its petite serving size. (via Mindful Avocado)
Frozen Pineapple Smoothie
When you need a pick me up, this frozen pineapple smoothie is more than qualified for the task. Layer frozen pineapple, frozen banana, some yogurt and almond milk into your blending container, then blend to perfection. Level it up by adding coconut milk or flavoring for a truly colada experience! (via Build Your Bite)
Green Spirulina Smoothie
If you are ready to take your smoothie drinking to the next level, then try this new take on a green smoothie. The special ingredient here is the spirulina powder, followed by collagen peptides or a vanilla plant based protein powder of choice.
A few other added ingredients like avocado, fresh spinach, and frozen fruits, boost this smoothie into healthy hyperdrive territory. (via Nutrition in the Kitch)
Coconut Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie
This luxurious smoothie features nut butter, cacao powder, vanilla extract, dates, and coconut milk. It also includes some hidden veggies in the form of frozen cauliflower and sliced zucchini.
Top it off with toasted coconut flakes, mini chocolate chips, or a drizzle of your favorite nut butter for a truly delicious experience. (via Ambitious Kitchen)
Strawberry Vanilla Smoothie
Made with easy to find ingredients like oats, honey, protein powder, strawberry, and banana, this smoothie is packed with fruity flavor. The silent stars here are the frozen strawberries which really ramp up the flavor.
If you ever needed an excuse to buy extra strawberries, look no further because this smoothie requires four cups of sliced, fruity goodness. For fun, reserve a few fresh strawberries to top off your glass. (via Simply Made Recipes)
Berry Green Smoothie
We can't get over the bright, vibrant color that this smoothie is serving up. Secretly a green smoothie thanks to added spinach, the frozen berries do a great job of masking any green flavor. Therefore, not only does this smoothie look delicious, it tastes delicious too. (via Pinch of Yum)
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Berry based, featuring both strawberries and raspberries, this smoothie has all you need when you are craving something fresh. Better yet, it's easily made with common kitchen ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
To make it, toss a frozen banana, berries, nut milk, honey, and some ice cubes in a blender. The result? An icy treat perfect for back porches, afternoon errands, or late night munchies. (via Love and Lemons)
Smoothies are an awesome and easy way to help you get your daily five. Furthermore, with a great blender and a willing appetite, the variety of smoothies that you can make is nearly endless!
Drop us a comment with your favorite smoothie recipes that we just HAVE to taste. We love hearing about you and your blender creations. Happy blending!
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