30 Best Smoothie Recipes

Pick from all the best healthy and easy smoothie recipes! Each recipe blends into a full-flavored creamy puree, perfect for breakfasts and snacks.

Easy smoothie recipes

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?

Looking for specific smoothies? Pick from Favorite Green Smoothies, Vegan Smoothies, or Smoothies with Yogurt.

And now…the top healthy & easy smoothie recipes!

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.
  • Nut butter: Try peanut butter, cashew butter, or almond butter to add plant-based protein.

Plant based milk for smoothies

Some of the smoothie recipes above use milk as a liquid for blending. Make them vegan smoothies by using your favorite non-dairy milk instead of dairy milk. Here’s a run-down on the options:

  • Oat milk: With its sweet flavor and lightly creamy texture, it’s ideal for smoothie recipes.
  • Almond milk: It’s a little closer to water in its texture, but it’s popular and easy to find.
  • Coconut milk: Coconut milk is very thick and adds a strong coconut flavor.
  • Soy milk: Soy milk has a nice sweet flavor and thick texture.
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Strawberry smoothie

Easy Strawberry Smoothie (& More Smoothie Recipes!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

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.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

Notes

*For a vegan smoothie recipe, go to Strawberry Banana Smoothie.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Smoothie Recipes, Healthy Smoothies, Easy Smoothie Recipes

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Last updated: August 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

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

Cookbook Author and photographer

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.

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