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

Orange-Vanilla Shake

Rating: 3.2 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. 
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Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

Rating: 3.68 stars 344
Whip up this three-ingredient healthy smoothie recipe with just three ingredients—nonfat plain yogurt, banana, and frozen blueberries. Feel free to substitute the blueberries with any other frozen fruit you like.

Banana-Oat Smoothie

Rating: 3.77 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: 3.62 stars 530
Try sipping your avocado -- this tropical-tasting avocado smoothie makes a satisfying breakfast or snack.

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.

Pineapple and Ginger Smoothie

Rating: 3.42 stars 77
Drink up! The fresh ginger in this tropical pineapple smoothie adds a layer of spice that'll give your morning a kick.

Blueberry Smoothie

Creamy from low-fat vanilla yogurt and skim milk, and sweet from the blueberries and honey, this smoothie recipe is still plenty healthy. 

Strawberry-Grapefruit Smoothie

Start your morning with this zingy, antioxidant-packed smoothie.

Anti-Cancer Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars 19
The powerful ingredients in this smoothie recipe from William Li of the Angiogenesis Foundation's Eat to Defeat Cancer initiative pack a healthy punch, helping to lower your risk of several types of cancer.

Oatmeal Smoothies

Rating: 3.27 stars 938
Two morning favorites get even better when combined into one delicious -- and healthy! -- smoothie.

Papaya-Ginger Smoothie

Rating: 3.26 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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our Top 10 Most-Pinned Smoothie Recipes
Packed with fresh fruits and veggies, smoothies are a great -- and delicious -- way to get your fill of energy-boosting proteins and healthy fats. Blend your way to better health with the top 10 most-repinned smoothies from our Pinterest boards.
Healthy Breakfast Smoothies in a Rainbow of Colors
For a refreshing, nutritious, and fast start to the day, make a good-for-you smoothie part of your breakfast routine.
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.