Easy Smoothie Recipes to Try

by | Sep 16, 2021

easy smoothie recipes

Smoothies are a great way to incorporate your recommended daily amount of fruits, vegetables, and protein. The thing that’s also amazing about smoothies is that they fit every sort of diet just by changing a few ingredients. So grab your blender and make one of these five easy smoothie recipes to try! 

Peanut Butter Banana 

This is one of my favorite recipes. Ever. Instead of eating an entire pint of Ben and Jerry’s, I’ll make this instead and it satisfies my sweet tooth. 

What You’ll Need: 

8 oz of your choice of milk/milk alternative

1 frozen banana 

1-2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter 

1 handful of ice 

1 scoop of protein powder (optional, but chocolate is great) 

Berry Blast 

This one is full of antioxidants and vitamin C! According to Healthline: “Berries, especially strawberries, are high in vitamin C. In fact, 1 cup (150 grams) of strawberries provides a whopping 150% of the RDI for vitamin C (20).” Berries in general are rich in nutrients and naturally reduce inflammation! Also, the chia seeds provide a great source of protein without added taste! 

What You’ll Need: 

8 oz of orange juice (freshly squeezed or store bought) 

½ cup of frozen strawberries 

¼ cup of frozen blueberries 

¼ cup of frozen raspberries 

Note: you can buy a berry blend as well and substitute for 1 cup! 

1 handful of ice 

1 tablespoon of chia seeds (optional) 

Hidden Greens 

If you’re not the type of person to enjoy eating a salad, then this smoothie recipe is for you! Spinach is a tasteless vegetable; however, it is an excellent source of many nutrients like potassium and iron. Hemp seeds are also a great source of protein and healthy fats! 

What You’ll Need: 

½ cup of milk of choice 

½ of Greek or vegan yogurt 

¼ of an avocado 

1 cup of fresh spinach 

1 cup of frozen blueberries 

1 tablespoon of hemp seeds

More Chocolate Please! 

Don’t be fooled, this is a nutrient dense smoothie and is packed with vitamins. This is another recipe that I use for late night cravings and to satisfy my sweet tooth! With chocolate protein powder, yogurt, cocoa powder, and more—you’ll be surprised how much better than ice cream it is! I give the option of using a sweetener or dates depending on your diet! 

1 cup of milk of your choice 

½ of a ripe avocado 

1 scoop of chocolate protein powder 

1 tablespoon of cocoa powder 

1 tablespoon of honey/agave or 4 dates 

1 tablespoon of cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips 

Morning Sunshine 

This smoothie consists of pineapples, mangos, and strawberries. Pineapple juice in general has a lot of health factors such which can be beneficial for someone who has depression or anxiety. Check out that article here! This is a perfect way to start your day off right with a lot of vitamin C and to give you natural energy. 

1 cup of yogurt of choice 

½ cup of canned or fresh pineapple juice  

½ cup of frozen mangos 

½ cup of strawberries 

1 tablespoon of chia seeds 

1 handful of ice 

Beet the Blues 

Winter is coming! So what do we do? We beet the blues! That was a corny joke, but I promise there’s no corn in this smoothie. However, there are beets, blueberries, and a banana. I can’t take credit for this smoothie since it’s from The Foodie and the Fix, but I did give it a better name. 

What You’ll Need: 

1 cup of milk of your choice (she used almond)

½ cup of cooked and chilled red beets or canned

½ cup of frozen blueberries 

¼ of a frozen banana

Which One Will You Try? 

These are all easy smoothie recipes to try! Whether you’re a beginner or a professional smoothie maker, these are great ways to start your day! Or to snack on. Which recipes do you recommend for us to try? If you’re still feeling like you’re not getting enough vegetables, check out this article about sneaking them into your every day diet! 

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