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!
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.
Here’s the BEST spinach smoothie recipe that tastes sweet tart and fruity: nothing at all like spinach! Yes, this healthy and easy smoothie is so 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 (plus ice)! It’s easy to make vegan or plant-based, and it’s the perfect breakfast or snack. You won’t be able to stop slurping it.
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.
Yes, we know. 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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!
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.
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!
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 smoothie recipe that’s impossibly easy: this Strawberry Banana Smoothie! All you need is 2 ingredients (plus ice and water). Blend up bananas and frozen strawberries and you’ve impossibly got the perfect smoothie texture and flavor: it’s creamy, sweet and fruity, with just enough banana essence. No yogurt, milk or sweetener needed!
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.
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.
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. You don’t even need milk or yogurt: just loads of fruit that’s blended together with water into a beautiful bright puree. 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.