Smoothies are an incredible way to get the nutrients your body needs. They can be easily customized to suit your flavor preference, and they’re super easy to make.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who just aren’t hungry in the morning. If you’re one of those people, allow me to introduce you to the world of smoothies. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals that will give you a long-lasting power boost that doesn’t give you the crash and burn.
Below you'll find five different delicious smoothie recipes. They typically only take five minutes or so to prepare. You’ll notice the fruit is usually frozen, but you can use fresh fruit as well. If you choose fresh instead of frozen, you’ll need some ice cubes. It is simple to adjust the recipes to make more!
Pick-Me-Up Espresso Smoothie
If you love coffee but not breakfast, this smoothie is a great way to get the best of both worlds. This healthy twist to your morning brew is packed full of protein, and it’s incredibly delicious. Keep reading to learn how to make it.
Makes 1 Serving
- 1 Frozen Banana
- ½ Cup Milk (nut milk, coconut milk, or dairy)
- ½ Cup Chilled Espresso
- ¼ Rolled Oats
- A spoonful of Nut Butter
- Peel and slice the banana into pieces to make it easier to blend
- Add the espresso followed by the rest of the ingredients into the blender
- Blend until creamy and smooth
Simple Banana Strawberry Delight
If you have little ones, this smoothie is a delicious treat they will enjoy. It only requires a few ingredients and a super short amount of time. This recipe makes one serving.
- 1 ½ Cups Frozen Strawberries
- 1 Banana (Frozen or Fresh)
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds (Optional)
- ¾ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
Once your banana’s peeled and sliced, simply toss all the ingredients into your blender and blend until creamy.
This is an excellent summertime smoothie or any time of the year. It’s best to choose seedless watermelon to cut out some of the extra work. This recipe makes about four servings.
- 3 Cups Frozen Watermelon Chunks
- 1 Cups Milk (dairy or non-dairy)
- ½ Cup Vanilla Yogurt (a great non-dairy option is coconut yogurt)
- 3 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup or Honey
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper
- Cube the watermelon (removing seeds if there are any)
- Lay the watermelon on the tray and toss in the freezer for about an hour (you can prepare the watermelon ahead of time)
- Measure 3 cups of melon cubes and throw all the ingredients into the blender
- Blend until smooth and enjoy
There is so much going on with this smoothie. The ingredients are a powerhouse full of nutrition. Many people shy away from smoothies with veggies in them but trust me, they’re incredibly delicious! Remember, you can adjust the recipe, swapping out any of the ingredients for the ones you prefer.
- ½ Cup Blueberries
- ½ Cup Peaches
- ½ Cup Raspberries
- ¼ Pomegranate Seeds
- ¼ Cup Walnuts or Almonds
- 1 Ripe Banana
- A handful of Fresh Spinach
- 1 Cup of Coconut Milk
Add water or ice as needed to get the consistency you prefer. If the fruit is frozen, add a little water for blending, and if it is fresh, you’ll need water and ice.
Banana Blueberry Avocado
Before you knock, give it a try. The avocado makes smoothies so creamy, and they’re incredibly delicious.
- 2 Cups Blueberries Frozen
- ½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 Cup Fresh Spinach
- 1 Banana
- ½ A Ripe Avocado
- 1 Tablespoon Flax Meal
- 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
- ¼ Tablespoon Cinnamon
When shopping for fruit, try to pick what is already ripe. You can freeze all of the fruit days ahead, which cuts back on the prep time. If, by chance, the smoothie isn’t as sweet as you prefer, simply add some honey, maple syrup, or agave. Avoid using sugar as it takes away from the healthiness!
Swap out ingredients to make any smoothie your own! Play around with recipes to see what you like better. Tropical smoothies are also incredible, so pineapples, mangos, and kiwis are all fantastic options.