7 Amazingly Good Smoothie Recipes

What started out as a cool treat for beach goers has now turned into a daily must-have for any health conscious individual. Smoothies were once known as a simple drink made with orange juice, strawberries and bananas, but have now become a blank canvas for delicious artistry.

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Good smoothie recipes can be created from partnering different vegetables, fruits, liquids and other ingredients like chocolate, nuts and coconut. Vegetable smoothies are delicious and provide an immense amount of daily nutrients, fruit smoothies are enjoyable for all ages, protein smoothies replenish your body after an intense workout and dessert smoothies will satisfy any sweet tooth. And because so many options exist, there is no real way to determine the amount of good smoothies one person can make.

Adding smoothies into your routine is simple. You can start or end your day with them. You can serve them up for after-school snacks. You can bring them along to accompany an evening walk. You can give your adult friends a healthy alternative to their usual cocktail. Smoothie recipes are not only healthy, but they’re fun too.

Adding smoothies into your routine is simple. You can start or end your day with them. You can serve them up for after-school snacks. You can bring them along to accompany an evening walk. You can give your adult friends a healthy alternative to their usual cocktail. Smoothie recipes are not only healthy, but they’re fun too.

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5 Steps to Marking a Good Smoothie

Here are five simple steps that will teach you how to make a good smoothie.

  1. Choose your favorite fruit. You can use as many or as little as you’d like.
  2. Add some liquid to the recipe. This can be water, coconut water, fruit juices, non-dairy milks, iced coffee or even iced herbal teas.
  3. Give it a smooth and creamy consistency. The easiest way to do this is by adding ice cubes, but you can also choose ingredients like yogurt, oats, peanut butter or chia seeds.
  4. Add some extra flavor. Mix in additional ingredients like honey, agave, stevia, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, figs or mint to increase the flavor of your smoothie.
  5. Give your smoothie a healthy boost. This step is optional but is extremely beneficial. You can add superfood powders, bee pollen or goji berries to give your smoothie added nutritional benefits.

There is no right or wrong way to create good smoothie recipes. Simply grab your favorite ingredients, whip out a good blender and go to work! Or keep reading and choose from one of our delicious recipes below,

​You can also check out our guide: How to Buy the Best Blender for Smoothies

7 Amazingly Good Smoothie Recipes

Key Lime Lovin'

A delicious dessert in a glass; this smoothie is a creamy, tangy and easy way to indulge without a ton of guilt.

Ingredients


  • 1 (6 oz) container of key lime pie yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup vanilla frozen yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon crushed graham crackers

Preparation


  1. Slice banana into small pieces and add to blender
  2. Place yogurt, frozen yogurt, milk and lime juice in blender
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Pour in glass
  5. Top with crushed graham crackers
  6. Serve immediately

Carrot Cake Smoothie

The carrot cake smoothie tastes so amazingly delicious that you’ll have a hard time believing that it can also be titled a health food drink. Full of beat-carotene, antioxidants and potassium, this smoothie recipe proves that a healthy lifestyle is anything but bland.

Ingredients


  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 very ripe frozen banana
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flakes

Preparation


  1. Place carrots, almond milk, frozen banana, vanilla extract and cinnamon in blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Pour in glass
  4. Top with pinch of nutmeg and coconut flakes
  5. Serve immediately

Blueberry Dream

I dream, you dream, we all dream for blueberry dream! This smoothie recipe will have you craving its goodness in your sleep. Put your berries in Ziploc bags for an easy grab in the morning. With limited ingredients, this is the perfect smoothie for busy weekdays.

Ingredients


  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup blueberries frozen
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • ice

Preparation


  1. Place ¾ cup frozen blueberries in blender
  2. Add other ingredients into blender
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Pour in glass
  5. Top with remaining frozen blueberries
  6. Serve immediately

Granny's Peach Smoothie

A slice of heaven has gone mobile. Who knew that blending up fruit and other simple ingredients could double as the perfect dessert on the run? Granny’s Peach Pie Smoothie is sure to be a hit in your household.

Ingredients


  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons rolled oats
  • 2 cups frozen peaches
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 vanilla wafers
  • A pinch of cinnamon

Preparation


  1. Place yogurt, vanilla extract, honey, nutmeg, rolled oats, peaches and ice in blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Pour in glass
  4. Crush vanilla wafers and add on top of smoothie
  5. Add a pinch of cinnamon
  6. Serve immediately

Good Morning Green

Looking for a daily smoothie to incorporate into your morning routine? This delightful superfood recipe will start you off with a nice serving of the nutrients you need to increase productivity and enjoy your day.

Ingredients


  • 2 pineapple spears
  • ½ mango
  • ½ peach
  • 5 kale leaves
  • 1 ½ cups water

Preparation


  1. Blend Kale leaves and water until smooth
  2. Slice pineapple spearsm, mango and peach into small pieces and add to blender
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Serve immediately

Coco Banana Smoothie

Five “on-hand” ingredients plus four easy steps equals happiness. This creamy drink is fun for all ages and is great for entertaining. Serve it at family gatherings, game night or at a party for kids. It’s easy, fun and scrumptious.

Ingredients


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cup vanilla flavored non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup ice

Preparation


  1. Slice banana into small pieces
  2. Place all ingredients into blender
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Serve immediately

Watermelon-Strawberry Razz

This fruity goodness is loaded with nutrition, but comes in a beautiful package that tastes amazing. No need to shout about the potassium, zinc, vitamins, antioxidants and other minerals found in this smoothie. Just blend, serve and enjoy the delectable health benefits.

Ingredients


  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped, seeded, peeled watermelon
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries

Preparation


  1. Place all ingredients into blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Serve immediately
Nicole Keyes-Taylor
 

Nicole is an author, public speaker, certified holistic life coach and yoga enthusiast. She thoroughly believes that clean eating, laughing often and connecting with nature are essential for thriving within this realm. She is the owner of The Return Natural Company and can also be found sharing knowledge on returnnatural.com.