Pick from all the best healthy and easy smoothie recipes! Each recipe blends into a full-flavored creamy puree, perfect for breakfasts and snacks.
Looking for smoothie recipes? You’ve come to the right place. Here at A Couple Cooks, we’ve mastered the art of the healthy smoothie so you don’t have to. No more throw-together smoothies that are too thick or too bitter. These recipes work every time!
Here’s a rainbow of our very best smoothie recipes of every flavor and for every eater! We’ve got everything from simple strawberry to dreamy avocado, creamy peanut butter, and protein-packed vanilla. Each one features easy and healthy ingredients with the option to make it plant-based or vegan, too. Ready to start slurping?
Here's the very best strawberry smoothie to highlight that sweet berry flavor! It's got the perfect creamy texture and the perfect just sweet enough fruit flavor. This one's a family favorite, and you'll find us slurping it often. Make it, memorize it, and make a perfect healthy smoothie on repeat!
Tired of the same old ways to eat a banana? Enter: this banana smoothie recipe! It’s got just the right creamy texture and beautifully banana-forward flavor. Because here’s the thing: smoothies aren’t as easy to throw together it seems. Throwing random quantities of banana and milk into a blender is not the way to do it. We tinkered with this recipe to make it just right. And consider the code cracked.
When you go to make a smoothie: does it turn out too icy and thick? Or too frothy and thin? Or bitter and tasteless? Meet the perfect berry smoothie recipe! This one has just the right frosty yet creamy consistency and juicy berry flavor. There’s a little Greek yogurt for some protein to make it a filling breakfast or snack. Finally: we’ve met our perfect berry match.
Here’s the BEST spinach smoothie recipe that tastes sweet tart and fruity: nothing at all like spinach! Yes, this healthy and easysmoothie isso tasty, you’ll forget that you’re eating your greens. Make it one of two ways: with cashews for some protein, or with more fruit to keep it nut-free. Either way, it’s plant-based and packed with nutrients…as you’d expect a green drink would be!
Here’s the tastiest drink that happens to be healthy, too: a peanut butter smoothie recipe! You can swear off milkshakes for good, because this easy smoothie is just as satisfying. It’s got the best pure peanut buttery flavor, and the silkiest, creamiest texture. Even better: all you need is 3 ingredients! It’s easy to make vegan or plant-based, and it’s the perfect breakfast or snack.
We’re ready to stand behind it. This really the best blueberry smoothie recipe! This one hits all the right notes. It’s got the perfect creamy texture, tastes like pure blueberry, has no added sugar, and is full of real, whole food ingredients. (No fruit juice here.) And the best part? It’s got a hint of cinnamon, too.
No, we’re not using hyperbole. This really is the perfect mango smoothie recipe! In fact, it tastes more like mango ice cream than a healthy smoothie. This bright yellow puree has the best sweet flavor and the creamiest icy texture. It’s become a bit of a legend in our household. This one is the ultimate treat.
A kale smoothie recipe sounds like it would be intensely bitter. This one is anything but! It’s full of fruity flavor from green apple, pineapple and banana. It tastes heavenly, yet at the same time you’re getting a big dose of nutrients from leafy greens. True story: this is the only way we get our 3 year old to eat greens. And he BEGS us for more kale smoothie.
Looking for a protein-packed snack to sip? Look no further than this Vanilla Protein Smoothie recipe! It’s full of creamy, lightly fruity flavor and 25% of your daily protein! Even better: there’s no protein powder: just all natural, delicious ingredients! It tastes more like a vanilla milkshake than a protein drink, perfect for breakfast or a post-workout snack.
Here’s a smoothie that’s full of cozy spiced, naturally sweet flavor: the perfect apple smoothie! This one works anytime and in any season. Cinnamon and vanilla are just the right compliment to the sweet tart fruit. It’s also loaded with protein from Greek yogurt, which gives it just the right creamy texture. You’ll almost feel like you’re drinking an apple pie milkshake…but a wholesome version!
Want to eat more carrots? Here’s a tasty way to get a healthy dose of them: this Perfect Carrot Smoothie! This vibrant puree is full of irresistible fruity flavor: it pairs this orange veggie with orange, apple, and mango. Make your daily dose of fruits and veggies sippable! We especially love how the citrus of the orange accents the sweetness of the carrot. Move over, carrot juice: this carrot smoothie is the new best way to make carrots drinkable.
Here’s the peach smoothie of your dreams! Really. You’ll be blown away by the creamy texture and bright peach flavor, accented with vanilla and cinnamon. It tastes more like a milkshake! But it’s made with healthy ingredients like peaches, banana and Greek yogurt. It’s even good enough to serve as a healthy dessert.
Here's a surprisingly delicious puree: the frozen grape smoothie! The flavor is such a pop of sweet tart and delicious, you might not believe it on first sip. Who knew frozen grapes were the key to the tastiest of all smoothies? Consider us impressed. This one stands out as a simple, easy and healthy way to feel like you’re eating a treat.
Here’s one of the very best smoothie recipes out there…this perfect raspberry smoothie! This beautiful puree has it all: the best sweet tart flavor, creamy frosty texture, and stunning brilliant color. This one was an instant favorite in our house! It’s one of the most refreshing smoothies you’ll find. It doubles as a treat: the perfect ending to a summer meal.
Here’s a fun way to get your whole grains: the perfect Oatmeal Smoothie! Blend up oats with banana and peanut butter and it tastes, oddly enough, just like a bowl of oatmeal! The puree is perfectly scented with cinnamon and ultra creamy! It went over so well in our house, it’s one of our favorite smoothies yet.
Here’s our latest favorite in our challenge to make every fruit and vegetable into a smoothie: this kiwi smoothie! This green puree makes the most of the sweet tart flavor of this tropical fruit, combining it with mango and pineapple for pure fruity flavor! It has just a few ingredients: and we’ve customized it to what’s easy to have on hand.
Do you love a good acai bowl? Then we’ve got the next best thing…or maybe it’s even better. Meet this acai berry smoothie! It’s everything that’s great about the smoothie bowl, but it’s in easy portable form. You don’t have to worry about it melting in the bowl while you try to arrange the toppings with your best artistic flair. Just pop it in a glass and slurp with a straw!
Do you crave chocolate on the regular? Here’s a way to get your chocolate fix and eat something healthy at the same time. Try this Chocolate Banana Smoothie recipe! This smoothie is full of good for you ingredients, but tastes like a healthy chocolate milkshake. It’s just sweet enough to make you feel like it’s a treat, but not so saccharine that is feels like dessert. Bananas, cocoa powder, and Greek yogurt make magic in the blender with just a little maple syrup for sweetener.
You’ve heard, eat the rainbow: here’s a recipe that delivers the best pink puree around. Try this Dragon Fruit Smoothie! Dragon fruit is a delicious tropical fruit that’s become extremely popular for smoothies and smoothie bowls. Because who could resist that lovely shade of fuchsia! Pair this tropical fruit is with banana, mango and pineapple for a vibrant puree that’s sweet tart and pure delicious
Here’s a smoothie that’s so full of irresistible flavor, you’ll forget that it’s good for you. Meet the perfect celery smoothie! It’s packed with sweet flavor from green apple and banana! And the way the celery melds with fresh ginger gives it an intriguing brightness. You won't be able to stop sipping!
There’s not much better than slicing up cubes of a juicy fresh pineapple to snack on. The sweet flavor is simply irresistible. So here’s a smoothie recipe that captures that beauty: the perfect pineapple smoothie! Just a handful of ingredients transform it into a beautifully creamy yellow puree with the best fruity, tropical flavor.
Want to eat more avocado, outside of loading up on guacamole? Try this avocado smoothie recipe! The flavor here is sweet and tropical: banana and pineapple bring sweet, nuanced flavor to compliment the avocado perfectly. And the texture is so light and creamy from the avocado. Here’s how to make this beautifully bright green, plant-based smoothie!
Want to use dairy free milk in a smoothie recipe? Almond milk is perfect for vegan smoothies: it’s lightly creamy and brings fruity purees together into the ideal texture. Here we’ve created a strawberry banana spin on our strawberry smoothie that's fully plant-based starring almond milk!
Want to eat more broccoli? Here’s an interesting way to use it: throw it into a smoothie! This magic broccoli smoothie makes nutritious vegetable taste sweet and creamy. You can barely even taste that it’s there! Now, there are lots of delicious ways to eat broccoli that we’ll cover below (our favorite way makes it taste like French fries). But if you want to throw it into a beautifully green smoothie as a healthy breakfast or snack: here’s your best bet!
Most pumpkin recipes are sugar loaded: pumpkin cookies, cakes, and of course good old pumpkin pie. But why not enjoy all the flavors in a healthy and delicious way? This Pumpkin Smoothie is creamy and full of pumpkin-spiced flavor: and made with Greek yogurt and fruit! It’s a deliciously cozy way to usher in the season…without the sugar high. It’s also packed with protein from the yogurt.
Here's a protein-packed drink that’s full of fruity, creamy flavor: a yogurt smoothie! This tasty drink has just the right sweet flavor and creamy texture. Greek yogurt is the key, packing this smoothie with a whopping 20% of your daily protein needs. It makes this drink a great way to start the day, or perfect for breakfasts or snacks.
Love the citrusy flavor of oranges? Let’s make an orange smoothie! Oranges are often overlooked when it comes to smoothie recipes. But they’ve got a beautifully citrusy flavor and loads of Vitamin C. This orange smoothie is creamy and tangy, with just the right amount of sweetness. You might find that it tastes like Orange Julius, so it's got a tasty nostalgic vibe too.
Here’s a deliciously refreshing veggie smoothie for you, with an unexpected ingredient: a cucumber smoothie! Cucumber isn’t the most likely ingredient in a smoothie. But it adds an intriguing, spa-like flavor to the puree! This tasty ingredient is full of nutrients and water to make your smoothie taste even better. It’s perfectly creamy and a great way to load up on nutrients as a healthy snack or breakfast.
Looking for a great way to make dairy free smoothies? Try coconut milk! This coconut milk smoothie is creamy and delicious, full of berry flavor with just a hint of a coconut nuance. We loved it so much, we’ve started to use this creamy liquid in many of our smoothies as a vegan alterative. In fact, it’s the perfect way to use up a can of coconut milk!
This 3-ingredient watermelon smoothie recipe is juicy and lightly sweet! It's made using that tasty melon, along with with frozen strawberries and banana to make just the right texture. Watermelon is full of vitamins and nutrients, and its naturally sweet flavor adds a delicious, almost tropical flair to a smoothie.
Here’s a healthy smoothie recipe that’s bursting with berry flavor: the blueberry banana smoothie! This bright purple puree is lusciously creamy and stunning to look at. It’s packed with beautiful berry flavor that has just the right counterbalance of banana. Upon first sip, we were sold! It’s perfect for breakfast, snack, or an after dinner treat.
Got pomegranate seeds? We’ve got a recipe for you. Try this pomegranate smoothie! This delicious pink drink is bursting with fruity flavor and one of our favorite ways to use pomegranate seeds (except eating them by the handful, of course!). It pairs the jewel-toned seeds with frozen pineapple and banana to make a creamy puree that’s full of nutrients and vitamins. Throw in a little Greek yogurt for protein and you’ve got a smoothie that’s filling and irresistibly good.
Why not drink your green food? This glowing green smoothie recipe is the perfect immunity-boosting drink with a sweet tart flavor! It stars green apples, loads of spinach, and protein-packed nuts. The tangy is balanced with sweet, and it has a loose but creamy texture that’s easily drinkable and a vivid, glowing green color.
This beet smoothie recipe the perfect way to get beets into your diet with delicious fruity flavor! Peel a beet and throw it in raw, and it gives the most vibrant color to this puree. It’s the perfect way to use beets you’re not sure what to do with. And the flavor? It's not too beet-y: it's got the best sweet flavor offset by banana, apple and pineapple.
Want a sneaky way to add fiber, protein and anti-oxidants to your morning smoothies? Try this tasty chia seed smoothie! To best honest, we’re not into hiding secret ingredients in foods (unless it’s chocolate zucchini cake.) But chia seeds in smoothies is a great trick to add even more goodness to this healthy breakfast or snack option. This strawberry flavored puree is beautifully fruity, icy, and the perfect way to eat these healthy seeds!
Honeydew melon is an uncommon ingredient when it comes to smoothies, but this recipe will make you an instant fan. It has a beautiful delicately sweet flavor and a frothy texture. It’s hydrating and healthy: and the melon flavor really does shine! Accentuated with a hint of honey and vanilla, it’s super sippable.
Want a smoothie that’s all about beautiful, nutrient-dense fruits? Here’s the perfect fruit smoothie recipe! This one’s all about a variety of fruits to provide lots of vitamins, nutrients and fiber. It’s got just the right frosty texture and refreshing sweet tart flavor. This frozen treat is the perfect afternoon snack to infuse your body with all the good stuff.
Here’s one of the tastiest smoothies you’ll find: a Strawberry Mango Smoothie! It’s got a creamy and luscious texture and the perfect fruity flavor. Mango is ideal for smoothies because of its bright sweetness. Combine that with berries and banana, and you won’t be able to stop drinking it! The way the flavors combine is perfect for a healthy afternoon snack.
Smoothie recipe storage
Smoothies are best eaten immediately. But these smoothie recipes actually last 1 to 2 days refrigerated, stored in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on. It may separate, which is perfectly natural. Just shake it up and you’re good to go!
Best ways to pack protein into smoothie recipes
Want to add more protein into your smoothie? Here are the best ways to do it…without the protein powder!
Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt packs a huge punch of protein: it also has live probiotics for a healthy guy.
Here’s the most perfect strawberry smoothie you’ll find! It’s easy to blend up and has the best creamy texture and fruity flavor.
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 banana (room temperature)
1/4 cup Greek yogurt*
1 cup milk (or almond milk or oat milk)
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup, honey, or agave syrup
1/2 cup ice
Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary. If desired, garnish with a frozen strawberry and mint sprig. Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 2 days.
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.