Written by Brooke Frederick.
Smoothies. One of the easiest, quickest ways to pack a nutritious punch.
We’ve got a number of go-to smoothie recipes on repeat in our home, and today, I’ve set out to share them with you.
Whether you’re looking for green smoothies, strawberry smoothies, banana smoothies, tropical, smoothies with avocado or even a more indulgent chocolate smoothie – I’ve got a smoothie recipe for you!
Green Smoothie Recipes
If there’s anything that I can think of that screams health, it’s a green smoothie.
Here are a few of my favourite unique riffs on the classic green smoothie.
Ginger Orange Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
This deliciously off-beat green smoothie pairs satsuma or Cara Cara oranges with fresh ginger for a crisp, bright and healthy breakfast. Oh, and a gentle caffeine kick, thanks to the matcha green tea powder.
Try this Ginger Orange Matcha Smoothie by Vanilla and Bean today.
Detox Green Apple Smoothie
Looking for something light, crisp and wonderfully green?
Cucumber, spinach and kale are whizzed together with water, lemon, green apple and a touch of natural sweetener for an almost-green-juice that’ll leave you feeling like a million bucks.
Pop over to Making Thyme for Health for this Detox Green Smoothie Recipe.
Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie
Equal parts indulgent dessert and nutritious powerhouse, this super easy yet so-good Chocolate Mint Protein Smoothie is one you’ve got to try.
With a base of banana and spinach, Christal over at Nutrition in the Kitch sneaks in some flax and protein powder to up the health factor on this one.
The minty flavour’s thanks to either peppermint extract or fresh mint leaves, whichever your little heart desires.
Raspberry Smash Super Green Smoothie
Have you ever tried one of Tieghan over at Half Baked Harvest’s recipes?
If you haven’t, today’s the day.
The gorgeous raspberry in this Raspberry Smash Super Green Smoothie is made by simply mashing a few raspberries together with a dash of maple syrup.
The rest? A wonderfully unique mix of passionfruit, mint, kiwi and lemon.
Strawberry Smoothie Recipes
Strawberries are such a wonderful addition to any smoothie.
They’re lower in sugar than many of it’s other fruit counterparts, and add a really lovely yet still mild flavour.
There’s so many different ways to build a strawberry smoothie, but here are a few of my favs.
Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie
It doesn’t get much more simple than this nutritious, 4-ingredient Classic Strawberry Banana Smoothie from Downshiftology.
Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie
If this fresh and light smoothie isn’t the crisp flavours of summer in a glass, I don’t know what is.
Part freshly squeezed juice, part detox smoothie, ginger, grapefruit, apple and strawberry are whizzed with water for a wonderfully flavour-packed pick-me-up.
Hop on over to Martha Stewart’s recipe box for this Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie today.
Strawberry Beet Smoothie Bowl
Oh, beets. You really work wonders in smoothies.
There’s just something about the wonderfully earthy flavour of beets.
Especially when they’re used in lieu of it’s more common, and sweeter berry, banana, mango counterparts.
Grab this recipe from Running on Real Food for this flavourful Strawberry Beet Smoothie Bowl, today.
Roasted Strawberry and Tahini Buttermilk Smoothie
Leave it to Bon Appetit to come up with this deliciously unique yet wonderfully gourmet smoothie.
Somewhat off-the-beaten path creamy tahini and buttermilk are blended with strawberries and bananas for a riff on the old classic.
Give this recipe a try today – can’t wait to hear what you think about it!
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie
Watermelon and lime do the tango together in this easy, tart but sweet Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie from Minimalist Baker.
Beet & Pomegranate Glow Smoothie
The deep, rich flavours of raspberries, pomegranate and beets are balanced by red apple for a ruby red smoothie that you won’t be able to put down.
Grab the recipe for this Glow Smoothie today.
Banana Smoothie Recipes
If you don’t have a freezer full of uber-ripe peeled and sliced bananas ready to be tossed into whichever smoothie, bread or muffin you feel the need for, who even are you?
Bananas; the perfectly versatile, always available, go-to smoothie ingredient. You can dress them down and dress them up so many ways.
Here’s a few I’d recommend.
Carrot Ginger Citrus Smoothie
This is another one of those snuck-the-veggies-in smoothies.
Immune-boosting carrots dance with other wonderfully orange ingredients for a flavour-packed smoothie you’ll be adding to your recipe collection, STAT.
Carrot Ginger Citrus Smoothie by Vanilla and Bean.
Banana, Coffee, Cashew and Cocoa Smoothie
If there’s one thing life wouldn’t be the same without, it’s coffee.
Cold-brew is taken to another flavour-level when blended with cardamom in this creamy, blended coffee smoothie from Bon Appetit.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Looking for a dessert-y smoothie that you almost won’t believe is good-for-you?
Gimme Some Oven’s classic Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie will definitely do the trick.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
To all my pumpkin pie fans out there, I know the question you’ve been pondering. Because I’ve been wondering the same thing.
Is there a way to make pumpkin pie into an easy, nutritious, and filling breakfast?
Why yes, yes indeed, there is.
This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie combines banana and dates for a touch of sweetness, a sprinkle of home-y, warming cinnamon, and one last secret ingredient that makes this smoothie pumpkin-y.
And it’s not pumpkin.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
I mean, who doesn’t love PB & J?
This simple, yet delicious and super satisfying smoothie creation is compliments of Jess over at Choosing Chia.
You’ve gotta try it – Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie.
Avocado Smoothie Recipes
Avocado is a newer addition to the world of smoothies, but the creamy, rich texture it adds can’t go un-touted.
Dive into the filling world of avocado smoothies with these must-have recipes today.
Minty Green Avocado Smoothie
Rich, belly-filling, nutrient-dense avocado comes together with all kinds of green goodness in this perfectly balanced, completely addictive green smoothie.
Crisp, fresh coconut water is used instead of a milkier-alternative, which leads a super light, yet wonderfully flavourful smoothie.
This one’s kid-approved – grab the recipe today!
Blueberry Avocado Smoothie
Blueberries and avocado. Name a more nutritious combo. I’ll wait.
Boost brain health with Blueberry Avocado Smoothie bursting with flavour by Choosing Chia.
Tropical Smoothie Recipes
If you like piña coladas…
Tropical Green Smoothie
If it isn’t made with coconut milk, is a tropical smoothie really even tropical?
This delish Tropical Green Smoothie from Nyssa’s Kitchen is kinda like a pina colada, only 100 times healthier. Oh, and there’s ginger. I truly love the fresh kick of ginger in all types of recipes, but when it’s used to balance the creaminess of banana and coconut milk, it’s even better.
Papaya Mojito Smoothie
Papaya, lime, mint and pineapple. Need I say more?
If you’ve ever walked by beautifully ripe papayas in your grocery store, wondering what you could do with them, I present to you – the Papaya Mojito Smoothie by Choosing Chia.
Mango Pineapple Glow Smoothie
Hypothetically, if all the fruit in the blender was yellow and orange, you could, of course – hypothetically, add in a handful of vegetables, right?
If you’d hypothetically like to find out how to sneak butternut squash into a deliciously tropical and bright smoothie, check out Health Nut Nutrition’s Mango Pineapple Glow Smoothie.
Turmeric Ginger Immunity Smoothie
You know that feeling when you can sense a cold coming on?
Or… the latter – when your home is filled with a serenade of sneezing, coughing and groaning?
If there’s anything that will blast that cold or flu to the curb, it’s this wonderfully vibrant health bomb in a cup.
The anti-inflammatory and anti-nauseating properties of turmeric and ginger are complemented by vitamin c-packed oranges and gut-boosting kefir for a potent elixir in this must-bookmark recipe.
Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie
Looking for something just a liiiittle different, but still familiar enough that you probably have all of the ingredients already? Meet Natalie, over at Feasting on Fruit’s Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie.
If your childhood was filled with as many happy memories of Nutella as mine was, this healthy spin on a classic will quickly become your go-to, too.
What’s even better? There’s an option to add… dare I say it? *gasp* …cauliflower to this one. Don’t miss it.
Secretly Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie
It’s no secret that many smoothie recipes depend on sometimes-pricy powdered supplements to up the protein. This incredibly filling and Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie, doesn’t fit into that category.
I’ve added a simple yet uncommon ingredient to add some protein naturally, as well as rolled oats and dates for some added fiber.
What do you think? Have you tried any of these delicious smoothie recipes? Have I missed one of your favourites? I’d love to hear in the comments below!
Last Updated on November 14, 2022 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD