By Caitlin Smith
Smoothies can be a great breakfast or snack choice when you need to up your intake of fruits, veggies and protein. While not all of these smoothies are the right health food options for all people, they do provide great alternatives to carb-laden meals, fatty desserts and diets free of fruits and vegetables. Here are our picks for 100 delicious and easy-to-make smoothies.
Vegans and those who don’t like the taste or digestive effects of regular milk can still indulge in tasty smoothie snacks.
- Fruity Soy Smoothie: This yummy smoothie is made with bananas, strawberries, raspberries and cherries, as well as soy milk and yogurt.
- Blackberry smoothie: This smoothie uses a little too much sugar, but you can substitute it with a smaller serving or leave it out altogether.
- Guava smoothie: Use one ripe guava, soy milk, ice cubes and lime to get a serious dose of Vitamin C.
- Papaya smoohtie: Fresh, uncooked papaya is excellent for digestion.
- Tropical smoothie: This fresh fruit smoothie includes banana, soy milk, strawberries, pineapple juice and mango.
- Ice cream soy smoothie: Use soy ice cream for a fruity dessert that’s easier on your digestion.
- Chocolate smoothie: The chocolate in this smoothie comes from cacao powder.
- Mango smoothie: Use a fresh mango to get all the benefits from the fruit such as beta-carotene and Vitamin C.
- Banana-Blueberry Soy Smoothie: Prevention.com suggests eliminating the sugar in the recipe for an even healthier treat.
- Soy Good Smoothie: Add corn flakes cereal to this smoothie for an unexpected texture and more dietary fiber.
Another choice for vegans, soft and silken tofu smoothies are also delicious and easy to make.
- Soy tofu smoothie: Blend together soft tofu, a banana, soy milk, soy yogurt and strawberries for a delicious soy smoothie.
- Blueberry Tofu Smoothie: Soft tofu is featured in this recipe, along with banana, soy milk, honey and blueberries.
- Strawberry and Tofu Smoothie: Use fresh strawberries, water and Splenda for the healthiest version of this smoothie.
- Tofu Smoothie recipe: Blend together silken tofu, Splenda, honey, strawberries and even coconut rum for a party treat.
- Fruit and tofu smoothie: Fruits like strawberries, blueberries and raspberries make this a delicious choice.
If you’re trying to cut back on carbs but still want to enjoy a fruity dessert, choose one of these smoothies.
- Strawberry low carb smoothie: All that’s in this smoothie are strawberries, soy milk, low fat yogurt and ice.
- Power Smoothie: Just use 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup fruit juice for this low-carb smoothie.
- Low-Carb Almond Smoothie: The only ingredients used here are ice, half and half, and sugar-free almond syrup.
- Banana-orange low carb smoothie: If you want a low-carb, not a no-carb dessert, this smoothie is made with 1 banana, an orange, orange juice and low fat yogurt.
- Low carb Key West: This fresh treat uses lime Jello, whipped cream and cold water and boiling water.
- Low carb raspberry peach: Use mint, almond extract, unsweetened fruit and soy milk for this smoothie.
- Low carb peach: You’ll only need three ingredients for this recipe.
- Raspberry Smoothie – Soy Milk and Splenda: Use vanilla soy milk (you can substitute with light soy milk), ice cubes, Splenda and fresh raspberries for this yummy dessert or breakfast.
- Florida Sunshine: Ingredients like sugar-free drink mixes and a Carb Countdown dairy beverage make this a healthy alternative to a regular smoothie.
- Soy Milk Strawberry Smoothie: This recipe is similar to the Raspberry Soy Milk and Splenda smoothie but it uses strawberries instead.
Smoothies with lots of protein can reduce your cravings and help you boost your metabolism. If you work out a lot, they can also keep you energized for much longer.
- Max protein recipe: Add a banana, 1tbsp of protein powder, 1/2 cup of yogurt and 1 cup of nonfat milk to make this smoothie.
- Apple Coconut: Use apple juice, grated coconut, banana, ginger and ice cubes for this unusual recipe.
- Apricot Mango: Blend together apricot halves, Crystal Light or a sugar-free lemonade mix and fat-free apricot-mango yogurt.
- High Protein Smoothie Recipe: Use milk, honey ice milk, banana, pecans, wheat germ and protein powder to make this smoothie.
- Fruit medley protein smoothie: This medley includes protein powder, strawberries cherries, peaches and nonfat milk.
- High-calorie, high-protein smoothie: If you’re planning an intense workout, you may want to try this smoothie, made of wheat germ, banana, 2 percent milk, protein powder and vanilla yogurt.
- High protein smoothie: Use frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple juice concentrate, egg whites and more to make this smoothie.
- Raw Cacao High Protein Smoothie: Use raw cacao for natural chocolate flavor.
- High protein breakfast smoothie drink: Use liquid egg whites, banana, oatmeal and whey protein powder.
- Lemon and Raspberry Summer Shake: Add vanilla protein powder for an extra boost.
Whether you’re a bodybuilder or someone who wants to strengthen your immune system, you can drink a whey protein smoothie to get more protein and antioxidants.
- Fruit whey protein smoothie: Blueberries, skim milk, yogurt and blueberries are just some of the ingredients in this smoothie.
- Eggnog Smoothie: Eggnog smoothies don’t sound healthy at first, but this recipe just uses ice cubes, water, whey protein, egg and seasonings.
- Banana Bread Shake: Don’t add the extra sugar to make this recipe more healthy.
- High whey protein smoothie: Add almonds, raisins, whey protein and other yummy ingredients to this smoothie.
Sugar-Free and Smoothies for Diabetics
When sugar is a problem, try making a sugar-free or low-sugar smoothie for dessert.
- LeeAnn’s Luscious Smoothie: Use wheat germ, plain yogurt and fruit to naturally sweeten this dessert.
- Sugar-free smoothie: This recipe uses fat-free yogurt, strawberries, and Splenda.
- Diabetic Orange Mango Smoothie: Use skim milk, vanilla yogurt, fruit and Splenda.
- No-fat and sugar-free smoothie: Ice, non-fat milk, Splenda and fruit extract are all you need here.
- Diet Blueberry Royale: Use skim milk, fresh berries and sugar-free instant vanilla pudding for a treat that only tastes decadent.
- Blood Sugar Balancing Orange Cream Recipe: Use bananas, orange, milk, cooked sweet potato and low-fat vanilla yogurt for this yummy treat.
Use ingredients like rice milk, almond milk, soy yogurt and non-dairy ice cream if you’re lactose intolerant or just don’t like regular milk.
- Green Tea non dairy smoothie: Get a serving of your antioxidants with this smoothie, made with chilled brewed green tea, a banana, honey and a peach.
- How to Make a Nondairy Fruit Smoothie: Use this recipe guide to make a non-dairy smoothie with strawberries and bananas.
- De-Lish Smoothie: This fruits-only smoothie is super easy to blend.
- Cranberry and Strawberry Smoothie: Use ice-cubes, cut strawberries and cranberry juice for this recipe.
- Cherry and Apple Pie: Use cherries, an apple, banana, kiwi, blueberries and cloudy apple juice to make this super special dessert.
Ease digestion when you make a smoothie recipe that uses ginger.
- Banana-Ginger smoothie: Blend together honey, fresh ginger, vanilla yogurt and 1 banana for a soothing treat.
- Jamaican Ginger: This recipe also calls for fresh ginger.
When you need to boost your energy for a workout or a long day, try out one of these recipes.
- Berry Good Workout Smoothie: This is called the “workout smoothie” because it’s gentle on your stomach and calls for 1 tbsp of flaxseed.
- Before Your Workout: With protein powder, frozen berries and 1/2 banana, you’ll get an instant charge out of this snack.
- Boost Smoothie Nutritional Energy Drink: My grandmother drinks these supplements, which contain 22 vitamins and minerals.
Get even more vitamins in your diet with these smoothie recipes that are packed with Vitamin C and more.
- Avocado Blueberry Smoothie: Avocados have even more potassium than bananas, and they contain a lot of the good kinds of fat.
- Apricot-Mango smoothie: Lemon juice and mangoes will provide a lot of Vitamin C through this recipe.
- On the Balcony: You’ll get lots of Vitamin C out of this smoothie that has tropical fruit juice, strawberries and pineapple.
- For Breakfast: Add spirulina to this already stacked smoothie that contains nut butter and flax oil.
- Vitamin C Smoothie: Vitamin C fruits like watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries are used in this smoothie.
Anti-stress and Anti-aging
Smoothies that contain antioxidants like blueberries and strawberries are great for reducing stress and even the signs of aging.
- Stress Reliever Strawberry Smoothie: Add stress-reducing strawberries, peach and yogurt to your blender for this smoothie.
- Lemon melon smoothie: This cool, refreshing smoothie recipe also requires mint, a natural stress reliever.
- Blueberry-Oat: Blueberries are good for combatting oxidative stress, and oats are excellent antioxidants that can reduce cholesterol and cardiovascular problems.
- Anti-Stress Smoothie: Learn what ingredients to add to your smoothie for anti-stress benefits.
Instead of gulping down pancakes or a couple bowls of sugary cereal, whip up one of these fruity smoothies.
- Healthy Breakfast Smoothie: These instructions even come with a video, so you can watch a demonstration of how to blend ingredients like flaxseed oil, lemon juice, unsweetened cranberry juice and more.
- Ruby Red Grapefruit smoothie: If you can’t manage to sit down and eat a real grapefruit for breakfast, make this smoothie instead.
- Breakfast Berry Smoothie: Add a little peanut butter to this berry smoothie to curb cravings later in the morning.
- World’s Best Smoothie: This smoothie contains 12.1 grams of protein per serving, but those who are sensitive to salt might want to try something else.
- Banana egg power drink: Use almond milk, fresh blueberries, raw honey, raw organic eggs and 1 banana for this recipe.
Not all smoothies are calorie-laden. These choices have as little as 80-90 calories per serving.
- Creamsicle Smoothie: This recipe uses frozen orange juice concentrate, one navel orange, fat-free yogurt and vanilla extract.
- Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie: This yummy smoothie only has 87 calories per serving.
- Tutti-Frutti: Enjoy this 140-calorie smoothie made with banana, OJ, crushed pineapple and more.
- Jello Smoothie: Use sugar-free Jello and fat-free Cool Whip for this recipe.
- Negative calorie smoothie: Use 5 strawberries, 1/2 papaya and 1 grapefruit for this fruit beverage.
- Low-Fat Berry Smoothy: Use frozen raspberries, cranberry juice and 1/2 lemon for its juice.
- Low Fat Strawberry Ice Smoothie: Use low-fat or nonfat milk and yogurt to reduce your calorie intake.
- Easy Peasy Low-Fat Creamy Fruit Smoothie: This smoothie is full of chopped fruits, nonfat dry milk powder and ice.
- Vanilla-Date Breakfast Smoothie: Use nonfat yogurt, nonfat milk, pitted dates and vanilla extract for this surprisingly low calorie breakfast or dessert.
If you have a hard time eating enough vegetables, try drinking them instead.
- Healthy Green Smoothie: This green smoothie is made with grapes and spinach.
- My Favorite Smoothie: You’ll use cucumber, aloe vera and celery in this recipe.
- My Huge-Mongous Pumpkin Smoothie: You’ll use canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix, for this healthier-option recipe.
- Carrot All Day Smoothie: Make your eyes sparkle when you drink this smoothie.
- Blushing Surprise: The name of this smoothie sounds scary, and it contains Worcestershire sauce, salt, ground pepper, cucumber, and lemon juice.
- Tangy Tomato: If you aren’t getting enough tomatoes in your diet, make this smoothie to help it go down easier.
- Spinach and Carrot Supreme: Think of this smoothie as a salad on the go.
- Cucumber and Apple: All you need for this recipe are cucumber slices and one apple.
- Glanny Delight: If you make this smoothie, you’ll pack in servings of carrot, apple, orange, banana and grapes.
- Celery and Strawberry: This recipe also uses apple juice and strawberry yogurt.
- Crazy Carrot: Don’t worry: this veggie delight also includes vanilla ice-cream.
The benefits of green tea are widely accepted these days, and to give yourself an extra serving a day, add it to your smoothie.
- Green tea, blueberry and banana: Mix together honey, green tea, blueberries, 1/2 banana and light vanilla soymilk for a delicious treat.
- Peach Green Tea Smoothies: Peach, honey, banana and a green tea bag make for a soothing smoothie.
- Matcha Green Tea Smoothie: Use vanilla syrup, hot water, nonfat milk and green tea powder to make this concoction.
- Polyphenol powerhouse green tea: This green tea smoothie only has about 85 calories.
- Ice Cream and Green Tea: Do these two snacks really mix? When you add in honeydew melon and a banana, you might be surprised.
- Exotic green tea: To make this smoothie, add in 1/2 cup of low calorie fruit and ice, plus the green tea.
From avocado and raspberry to a Thanksgiving-inspired treat, check out our final list of 100 delicious smoothies.
- Peachy Smoothie: You’ll definitely get a helping of calories, carbs and sugars in this smoothie, but it’s still way better than an ice cream sundae.
- Berry-Vanilla smoothie: The sweet taste in this smoothie comes from fat-free yogurt and unsweetened fruit.
- Tastes Like Thanksgiving: Use cranberries and orange to make a fall smoothie.
- Diet Breakfast Smoothie: You’ll only need 1 1/2 cups frozen fruit, nonfat vanilla yogurt and 1/4 cup fruit juice for this easy recipe.
- Raspberry Avocado: You’ll also need orange juice for this smoothie, which has lots of fiber, potassium and Vitamin C.