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-Oat Smoothie

Rating: 3.77 stars
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Get a healthy start with lean protein from milk and yogurt, plus fiber from oats and banana.

Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

Rating: 3.68 stars
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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.

Cinnamon Smoothie

This tropical-tasting drink gets its creaminess from yogurt and hemp-seed hearts (which also add protein, fiber, and iron). Coconut water, pineapple, and cinnamon bring the tiki-bar flavors to this healthy breakfast or mid-morning snack. 

Avocado-Banana Smoothie

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

Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie

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

Cucumber Blueberry Smoothie

Rating: 3.05 stars
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This smoothie of cucumber and blueberries is brimming with antioxidants. It makes a great start to any day for breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack.  Low-fat yogurt makes it extra creamy.

Pineapple and Ginger Smoothie

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

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.

Anti-Cancer Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars
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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.

Papaya-Ginger Smoothie

Rating: 3.26 stars
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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.

Banana-Yogurt Smoothie

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

Oatmeal Smoothies

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

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Nectarine-Yogurt Smoothie

Rating: 3.9 stars
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Almond milk has less calories than skim milk and provides the distinctive, nutty flavor we love in this sweet smoothie.