Smoothie Recipes

For a quick, nutritious breakfast, a smoothie recipe is just the thing. Smoothies are also ideal for a post-workout snack or an afternoon pick-me-up. They're easy to make, refreshing, and altogether delicious. They are also fast to make and using recipes with protein-packed ingredients such as peanut butter or antioxidant-rich foods like blueberries amp up the nutrition.

Staff Picks

Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

Rating: 3.5 stars 344
For a fresh, healthy start to the day or a refreshing pick-me-up, try this blueberry banana smoothie. It couldn't be easier to make with just three ingredients—nonfat plain yogurt, banana, and frozen blueberries. Use a ripe banana for more sweetness, or swap the frozen blueberries for the same amount of your favorite frozen fruit.

Banana-Oat Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars 901
Get a healthy start with lean protein from milk and yogurt, plus fiber from oats and banana.

Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie

Creamy peanut butter and frozen mixed berries come together in this smoothie's answer to a classic PB&J.

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

Rating: 3.5 stars 530
Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.

Pineapple and Ginger Smoothie

Rating: 3.5 stars 77
Drink up! The fresh ginger in this tropical pineapple smoothie adds a layer of spice that'll give your morning a kick.

Orange-Vanilla Shake

Rating: 3 stars 10
Replenish your zest for life with this sunny citrus smoothie that blends two peeled oranges with milk and vanilla to recreate a more fiber-rich version of an Orange Julius. 

Banana-Yogurt Smoothie

A sneaky spoonful or two of flaxseeds is enough to help this morning smoothie make you feel like a star.

Winter Smoothie

Rating: 3.5 stars 30
This healthy citrus smoothie is a satisfying alternative to a heavy breakfast. It's simple to make: Alternate layers or orange and pineapple slush, and mix yogurt and sliced bananas.

Green Machine Smoothie

Detox Cred: Starting the day with this nutrient-dense elixir is a delicious way to charge your system with nutrients. Dark leafy greens are extremely alkalizing, meaning they foster a more neutral body environment for better functioning enzymes, compared with acid-forming foods like meats and dairy.

Papaya-Ginger Smoothie

Rating: 3.5 stars 42
Papaya has a slight muskiness that makes it a good partner for both mild and assertive ingredients. Coupling it with mint gives this quick-to-fix smoothie a bright, clean taste.

Kids' Smoothies

Rating: 3.5 stars 10

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Top 10 Most-Pinned Smoothie Recipes
These smoothie recipes are favorites for a reason. Explore our top 10 most popular smoothies from Pinterest for your next morning sip or afternoon snack.
A Bright, Colorful San Diego Wedding Inspired by Smoothies
The couple's theme—a nod to their meet-cute—carried across all aspects of their big day, from the bride's multicolored wedding dress and seating chart to the refreshments (catered by Jamba Juice!).
Smoothie Parfait

Get all your superfoods in one sitting by layering homemade chia pudding, fruit, Greek yogurt, and a simple green smoothie in a jar. The best part? You can make these colorful parfaits the night before, then just grab and go in the morning.