50 of Our Favorite Smoothie Recipes
A smoothie is a convenient meal or snack option anytime u2014 just throw your ingredients in a blender| pour into a glass| and enjoy. Even better: the ingredient possibilities for shakes and smoothies are endless. We should know; we’re always in the kitchen creating and re-creating our favorite healthy smoothie recipes. Keep reading to see which healthy smoothies we’ve been blending up lately!
u2014 Additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr| Michele Foley| and Jenny Sugar
| Monkey Flip Smoothie
After a long| sweaty run| you need to refuel and rehydrate fast. Whip up this quick coconut-water recovery smoothie from ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes.
| Cracked Oats and Flaxseed Smoothie
Serious athletes need a serious pre-workout drink. This cracked oats smoothie| from professional soccer player Kelley O’Hara| is not too heavy but packed with the nutrients you need to get through a hard workout.
| Thin Mint Smoothie
Craving a Thin Mint? Blend up this chocolate mint smoothie| from dancer and actress Julianne Hough| instead. Using Greek yogurt makes this creamy drink a milkshake-like treat.
| Banana Berry Smoothie
Shake up your recovery drink routine with a carb- and protein-rich smoothie; this postrun banana berry smoothie will be on constant rotation.
| Orange Green Smoothie
Gwyneth Paltrow‘s go-to trainer| Tracy Anderson| blends up this orange smoothie when she’s craving a creamy| metabolism-boosting drink.
| Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
As much as we’d like to| we can’t sit down to a slice of pumpkin pie all season long. Instead| blend up this six-ingredient pumpkin pie smoothie for a healthier treat.
| Cherry Smoothie
Jennifer Aniston loves this cherry smoothie| and you will too. It’s full of fiber and protein| as well as anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe sore muscles after a workout.
| Banana Choco-Malt Smoothie
Gone Paleo? This light banana choco-malt smoothie is full of fiber and tastes like dessert.
| Banana Bread Smoothie
Unlike real banana bread| this banana bread protein smoothie can help you lose weight; it’s packed with 34 grams of protein to help regulate your appetite and feel satisfied all morning long.
| Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
Who needs a pint of diet-sabotaging mint chocolate chip ice cream when you’ve got this dairy-free mint chocolate chip smoothie to sip on?
| Tropical Coconut Water Smoothie
You’ve suited up and sweated it out at the gym| and now you need to recover. Our tropical coconut water smoothie is not only delicious but also high in electrolytes for those extrahard workout days.
| Lean Green Smoothie
This iron- and vitamin C-packed lean green smoothie is perfect if you’re feeling under the weather; vitamin C helps fend off a cold| and the mint in the recipe helps open up sinuses and soothe an upset stomach.
| Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
If you’re in the mood for a pumpkin smoothie that’s not too sweet| look no further. This pumpkin banana spice smoothie has a clean| fresh| slightly sweet taste and packs a punch when it comes to fiber and vitamin A.
| Apple Banana Cinnamon Smoothie
Whip up this breakfast smoothie from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak (who helped Jessica Simpson shed her postbaby pounds). Made with just a few ingredients| this smoothie packs major protein| fiber| calcium| and vitamins to get your day off to a good start.
| Nutty Chocolate Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Made from chocolate soy milk| peanut butter| and Greek yogurt| this nutty chocolate strawberry banana smoothie is full of protein| fiber| and a touch of sweetnessu00a0from the banana and strawberries.
| Frothy Protein Milkshake
This frothy protein milkshake looks so rich and creamy| you wouldn’t guess that it’s actually good for you!
| Fig Honey Yogurt Smoothie
Blend this creamy fig honey yogurt smoothie when your taste buds are craving something sweet. At 358 calories for a large 20-ounce serving| this smoothie will keep you full all morning.
| Creamsicle-Inspired Smoothie
Missing the old-school ice cream trucks in your neighborhood? No need to be blue! You can bring a Summer classic to your table at home with this healthy orange creamsicle smoothie recipe.
| Smoothie Bowl
Smoothies taste even better when they’re in a bowl! Wake up your morning with this recipe for a berry smoothie bowl.
| Supergreen Cacao Smoothie
A scoop of greens is a great way to add a dose of nutrition to your smoothie. This supergreen banana cacao smoothie gets its green hue from the supergreen spirulina but doesn’t lose its chocolatey taste.
| My Popeye Smoothie
As you may have guessed from the name| the My Popeye Smoothie is chock-full of spinach. Don’t let that scare you; the vanilla yogurt and fresh fruit mask the taste of the veggie.
| Detox Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
If you overdid it on the indulgent foods| then a refreshing| light smoothie with amazing detox properties is exactly what you need. This spinach strawberry lemonade smoothie will get your digestive tract back on track.
| Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
Something to look forward to after your workout u2014 this delicious peanut butter protein smoothie. It’s ready in a flash and packs 28 grams of protein so you can feed your tired muscles in no time.
| Cranberry Smoothie
Cranberries aren’t common in smoothie recipes| but they should be! Try a handful in this cranberry smoothie recipe u2014 it’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
| Vegan Chocolate Shake
Thrive Juice Bar gets the credit for this creamy vegan chocolate shake recipe. Enjoy it as a post-workout recovery drink or as a healthy milkshake stand-in.
| Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
This pumpkin pie protein smoothie recipe is an easy way to enjoy Fall every day.
| Carrot Ginger Orange Smoothie
This liquid-based carrot ginger orange smoothie is similar to a fresh-pressed juice (without the cleanup)| making it ideal for the morning. The high amounts of beta carotene and fiber in this smoothie mean you should have this recipe ready to go for a day-after detox.
| Broccoli Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
Want a delicious meal replacement that’s full of nutrients? Try this fiber- and protein-rich banana berry peanut butter smoothie. It’s only 330 calories| making it a great light meal| and the protein and fiber (from the secret ingredient broccoli) help keep you full without the bloat.
| Kimberly Snyder’s Green Glowing Smoothie
Made up of about 70 percent green vegetables| nutritionist Kimberly Snyder’s Green Glowing smoothie helps you eat far more greens than you ordinarily would. She recommends this filling smoothie to her celeb clients to help them lose weight.
| Pre-Workout Smoothie
This low-calorie| quick pre-workout smoothie keeps pro surfer Erica Hosseini energized to catch the waves. You’ll love this smoothie whether your own workout is on land or sea.
| Almond Berry Banana Yogurt Smoothie
The Greek yogurt in this almond berry banana smoothie makes it rich and creamy. Best of all| the recipe is filling and balanced enough to be a complete breakfast!
| Avocado-Pear Smoothie
Avocados add a creamy texture| a burst of fiber| and vitamin C to smoothie recipes. Whip up this recipe for an avocado pear smoothie the next time you need a little MUFA-love in your life.
| Piu00f1a Colada Smoothie
A tall| frozen piu00f1a colada can clock in at 245 calories and 31.5 grams of sugar| so blend up this fresh colada-inspired smoothie that cuts out 102 calories and nearly half the sugar content instead.
| Chocolate Spinach Smoothie
Chocolate and spinach may not seem compatible| but this sweet smoothie blend proves that they’re a match made in smoothie heaven. High in vitamins A and C| calcium| and iron| this green-powered drink makes for a tasty breakfast treat or refreshing and light afternoon snack.
| Chocolate Peanut Butter PMS Smoothie
This chocolaty smoothie is made with Greek yogurt and chocolate soy milk| both of which are rich in calcium| which has been shown to help reduce PMS. There’s also fiber-rich spinach| full of B vitamins such as riboflavin and thiamine| proven to decrease PMS symptoms. The banana and cashews offer magnesium| which relieves bloating and constipation and also eases cramps. Then throw in some avocado| since studies show healthy fats can also reduce symptoms.
| Chocolate Coconut Water Smoothie
This three-ingredient coconut water smoothie plays up the flavor of chocolate ZICO coconut water| but the smoothie is thickened by a frozen banana and raw hemp seeds.
| Cinnamon Bun Smoothie
Cinnamon buns are tempting| but one large roll from the mall can be a whopping 800 calories| 17 grams of saturated fat| and 59 grams of sugar! If you’re craving all the flavors of the classic| then try blending up this fiber- and fruit-filled cinnamon bun smoothie that’s less than a quarter of the calories| with hardly any saturated fat whatsoever.
| Overnight Apple Cinnamon Smoothie
When it comes to breakfast| fast and healthy often don’t go hand in hand. You can grab something at a cafe| but even if you opt for granola or oatmeal| it’s usually unhealthier than if you made the same meal at home. If you’re looking for a quick and healthy breakfast| then try this apple cinnamon smoothie that you can make the night before.
| Postrun Recovery Smoothie
Skip the sports drink| and reach for this refreshing postrun recovery smoothie instead. It’s made with Greek yogurt and chocolate milk to offer muscle-building protein| and banana and the chocolate in the milk provide energy-packed carbs. Since a long run can be really taxing on your body’s immune system| the blueberries| strawberries| and raspberries will offer your body an antioxidant boost.
| Chia Berry Smoothie
Chia seeds offer an easy source of plant-based protein| anti-inflammatory omega-3s| and antioxidants to your diet. If you find their crunchy texture a little off-putting on their own| try tossing them into this refreshing chia berry smoothie.
| Vegan Vanilla Milkshake Smoothie
Made with only four ingredients| this vanilla smoothie tastes more like a luscious vanilla milkshake u2014 and it’s vegan. The secret? Soft tofu.
| Mojito Smoothie
If sipping a mojito on the beach isn’t in the cards anytime soon| then serve up this refreshing mojito smoothie that tastes spot-on to the boozy tropical treat. This riff on a green machine does more than offer a full serving of fruit and veggies u2014 it helps alleviate hangover pains! Instead of leaving you with a nasty headache| this virgin mojito is high in potassium| manganese| and B vitamins.
| Metabolism-Boosting Smoothie
In this metabolism-boosting smoothie| you’ll find calcium-rich Greek yogurt| almonds| and broccoli| which has been shown to help the body break down fat. The almonds| cannellini beans| and yogurt also add a great deal of protein| and what’s more| the zinc in the yogurt may increase the production of the hormone leptin| shown to improve metabolism and suppress appetite. Other metabolism boosters in this smoothie include vitamin C| green tea| and cinnamon.
| Sweet Spinach Smoothie
Spinach is the star in this sweet smoothie from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak| and for good reason u2014 with just one 16-ounce serving| you’ll be getting your entire recommended dietary allowance of vitamin A (great for healthy skin| hair| and eyes) and bone-building vitamin K| as well as an impressive amount of essential nutrients like manganese| potassium| and vitamin C.
| Blueberry Green Monster Smoothie
This simple blueberry green smoothie is full of nutrients like protein and also easy when you’re on the move.
| Papaya Ginger Mint Smoothie
If you’re feeling bloated| sluggish| or otherwise low-energy| it’s time to whip up this digestion-relieving smoothie. Almost every ingredient in this recipe is good for your gut: papaya helps you debloat and relieves constipation| Greek yogurt offers healthy probiotics for your system| and ginger and mint help calm any stomach upsets. It even has a splash of lemon juice to help flush out toxins.
| Mango Kiwi Smoothie
Made from hair-healthy ingredients like Greek yogurt| blueberries| and kidney beans| this mango kiwi smoothie will help moisturize the scalp and encourage growth. The beans also offer biotin| which is great not only for your hair but also for your skin.
| Cherry Berry Sore-Muscle Smoothie
Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) can cause discomfort after a workout| so reach for this recovery drink. This sore-muscle smoothie contains antioxidant-rich strawberries and kale| both of which are full of pain-easing vitamin C| as well as wheat germ| an excellent source of vitamin E| which can help decrease exercise-induced muscle damage. The omega-3s in the walnuts can help reduce inflammation as well.
| Flat-Belly Smoothie
All the ingredients in this flat-belly smoothie are great for busting bloat| such as Greek yogurt and blueberries. If that’s not enough| you also get the sweetness of pineapple| which contains an enzyme that helps ease digestion and banish bloat.
| Cinnamon Honey Green Tea Smoothie
Not only will the caffeine in the green tea give you much-needed energy| but cinnamon and green tea have also both been shown to have metabolism-boosting properties. In addition| research has shown that honey may help regulate blood sugar levels| meaning you won’t feel groggy after this afternoon snack. The next time you’re feeling like you could use a frosty| sweet caffeinated beverage| forgo the Frappuccino for this 139-calorie green tea smoothie instead.
| Pear Weight-Loss Smoothie
Pears| berries| kiwi| avocado| greens| and flaxmeal are known for their high fiber content. Throw in some Greek yogurt for protein| and you’ve got a tangy breakfast weight-loss smoothie that’ll keep hunger at bay for hours| which means fewer calories consumed throughout the day.
| Clear-Skin Smoothie
Soothe and clear your skin from the inside out with this vitamin E-rich spinach avocado smoothie. Skin-brightening ingredients like strawberries| almond butter| and flaxseed help calm acne or inflammation issues on your face.
| Eggnog Smoothie
Eggnog may be a holiday rite| but all that cream and sugar come with a heavy caloric price tag. Now| you can enjoy a similar flavor and texture of the tradition with this healthy vegan smoothie| which is low in calories and high in potassium and fiber.