25+ Smoothie Recipes

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Looking for the best smoothie recipes? Whether you like your smoothies light and fruity, packed with protein, blended with green veggies, or rich and decadent, you’re sure to find something for everyone in this collection.

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The Best Smoothie Recipes

The best smoothie recipes are ones that truly satisfy – you can whip up a banana-chocolate smoothie for dessert, or make a refreshing berry smoothie on a hot day. If you add some protein your smoothie can also double as a meal. I love making smoothies smoothie because they feel better for me than a milkshake but are still indulgent.

Want something rich and creamy? Try a banana chocolate pistachio smoothie! During the cooler months, the perfect fall smoothie features a sweet blend of pumpkin and chocolate. If you’re in the mood for something more tropical, try a mango “lava flow” smoothie or a smoothie that’s almost like an orange creamsicle. From berries to peanut butter to chocolate to a dose of greens, you’ll love my list of the best smoothie recipes included below!

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What Makes a Good Smoothie?

In my opinion, the best smoothies are ones that are thick and sweet, almost like a milkshake but without the ice cream! You can make a smoothie with frozen or fresh fruit, add fruit juice, or do a simple yogurt and peanut butter concoction. Here are a few tips that will help you make the best smoothie:

  • Use frozen bananas. A frozen banana is your secret weapon when you make a fruit or nut butter-based smoothie. It adds an incredible creaminess that tastes almost like ice cream, but it’s pure banana. You can cut up a ripe banana into coins and freeze it in a sealable, freezer-safe bag for easy access.
  • Pop in some frozen fruit. I also love using frozen fruit when I make smoothies. I’ll pick up a bag of mixed berries and keep it in the freezer so I can easily make a fruit smoothie whenever I’m in the mood.
  • Fruit instead of ice. Following with the previous tip, skip adding ice to your smoothie and simply use frozen fruit. This way you’ll get extra flavor and your smoothie won’t be too watery.
  • Add a liquid. However, you will often need to add a splash of liquid to help keep your smoothie well, smooth. I prefer to use a small amount of milk or almond milk to thin out my smoothie if needed.
  • Protein boost: To up the amount of protein in your smoothie, add a tablespoon or two of almond butter or peanut butter. You can also add chia seeds or oats for more oomph.
  • Throw in some greens. Add a handful of baby spinach or kale leaves into your fruit smoothie – chances are it will blend in so seamlessly you’ll never know you’re getting some extra greens!
  • Or an avocado. I love avocados in smoothies! You’ll get the added benefit is that avocado gives an even more creamy texture to your smoothie while making it more satisfying.
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Can You Prepare Smoothies in Advance?

My preference is to prepare a smoothie and then drink it right away, but technically you can make a smoothie in advance and store it in the fridge. I would advise against making a smoothie that contains avocado in advance because it can affect the flavor and color of the smoothie the longer it sits. Here’s how to make a smoothie ahead of time:

  • Fridge – Make your smoothie and pour it into a sealable container, like a mason jar. Try to use a container that’s not too large, because you want to remove as much oxygen from the smoothie container as possible. Store your smoothie in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Freezer – You can prepare your smoothie, then pour it into an ice cream tray. Freeze the smoothie in “ice” cubes and once it’s frozen, either leave it in the tray or remove it from the tray and place the cubes in a freezer-safe, sealable bag for up to 3 months. Thaw the smoothie cubes in the fridge. Note that the smoothie may be slightly more watery after it’s been defrosted.
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25+ Easy Smoothie Recipes You Have To Try

Check out my favorite smoothie recipes below.

Cheesecake Strawberry Smoothie in a glass with strawberries for garnish and striped straws

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Transform a basic strawberry smoothie into something more indulgent but still light. It tastes like a rich and dreamy slice of cheesecake with the perfect amount of tangy flavor to balance the sweetness.
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Mint Smoothie

This is the better way to satisfy your milkshake cravings. It has the minty-sweet goodness you love from a McDonald's Shamrock Shake, but without all the sugar and artificial ingredients and colors.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie in a tall glass

Funky Monkey Smoothie

The decadent combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and banana comes together in this protein-packed smoothie that tastes like dessert.
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glass of a berry smoothie with a garnish of peanut butter and berries on top

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Enjoy the classic flavors of the childhood favorite PB&J into a protein-packed breakfast or snack. Loaded with berries, you can even sneak in vitamin-rich greens into this surefire kid favorite.
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Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie

With just the right amount of pumpkin spice, this rich and creamy smoothie is the perfect taste of fall. It makes a great breakfast or snack, and if you add some optional dark leafy greens, you'll get a double dose of veggies in a sweet treat.
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Blended Cold Brew Coffee Smoothie

This better-than-Starbucks copycat is a cool and creamy way to kickstart your day or fuel a busy afternoon. Get a burst of energy from caffeine and protein.
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Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie garnished with graham cracker crumbs and blueberries on top with a green and white straw in a glass

Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie

This sweet and creamy blueberry smoothie tastes like cheesecake with the perfect creaminess and tangy flavor of a favorite dessert. But instead of a rich treat, it is a filling breakfast or snack with Greek yogurt for protein.
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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Coconut milk makes this classic combo extra creamy while still being dairy-free. It's so satisfying and only has three ingredients.
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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Smoothie

Peanut butter and chocolate are even better when in a decadent treat that won't weigh you down. It's so rich and satisfying, and you'll love all the little bits of chocolaty goodness.
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Chai Smoothie in a glass jar with banana and cinnamon sprinkled on top

Chai Tea Smoothie

Tea lovers will enjoy this blend of of vanilla and warm spices just like a classic Chai tea latte. But now you can enjoy it as a frosty breakfast, snack, or even dessert.
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Black Forest Smoothie with cherries on top and a straw

Cherry Chocolate Smoothie

If you love the flavors of Black Forest Cake or chocolate-covered cherries, then this is the smoothie for you. The combo of cherry and rich choclaty flavor make this a smoothie that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
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Chocolate Mint Smoothie in a glass bottle

Chocolate Mint Smoothie

You'll love the burst of fresh minty flavor and feel like you are indulging in a milkshake. And to make it even better, that mint is paired with choclaty cocoa powder.
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Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie

This smoothie is so delightfully creamy with the rich, sweet flavor of cheesecake. And the pretty-in-pink color makes it extra itrresitible.
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Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

If you crave an Orange Julius or an orange and cream popsicle, here's a lighter way to get that nostalgic flavor. It's made with all fresh ingredients.
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Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie

These flavors all come together and truly complement each other creating a truly delicious smoothie. It's such a gorgeous color and the perfect way to sneak in some leafy greens too.
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Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

You'll love the sweet and slightly nutty flavor and creamy texture of this filling and protein-packed breakfast or snack. The sweet berries are enhanced by the subtle almond flavor.
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Banana Chocolate Pistachio Smoothie

A thick and chocolaty smoothie recipe that's super creamy. Everyone will love these delicious dairy free and vegan smoothies for breakfast, snack, or even dessert.
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Mango Lava Flow Smoothie

For a taste of the tropics in a refreshing smoothie recipe that's perfect for breakfast or a snack, everyone can enjoy sipping on these. The layers of mango and coconut make it fun, pretty, and delicious.
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Two Honey and Vanilla Swirled Blueberry Smoothies side by side with red and white striped straws.

Honey Vanilla Blueberry Smoothie

This swirled blueberry smoothie is so gorgeous. But the combination of blueberry and vanilla is so bright and summery too.
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Strawberry Matcha Swirl Smoothie

Enjoy a wholesome copycat of the Starbucks Cherry Blossom Frappuccino. It's pink and green and so bright and fresh.
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Hot Chocolate Smoothie

If you love green smoothies but are too cold to sip on a frozen smoothie on a cold winter morning? This warm smoothie is your answer!
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Maple Cinnamon Blueberry Smoothie

Maple Blueberry Smoothie

All the flavors that remind you of a stack of French toast, but in a much healthier treat. The hint of maple and cinnamon give it those classic breakfast vibe.
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A purple-colored chocolate berry smoothie in a milkshake glass with two straws.

Chocolate Berry Smoothie

A delicious way to pack in fruit, veggies, protein, and of course luscious chocolaty flavor everyday. A bit of cocoa powder gives it that rich flavor you love.
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A Blueberry and Peach Green Smoothie in a sipping cup with a straw.

Blueberry Peach Smoothie

The best combination of late summer fruit gets blended up in an easy smoothie. Plus a secret ingredient makes it the creamiest green smoothie.
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Here are a Couple of Smoothie Bowls

pink and white polka dot bowl filled with a thick pale yellow smoothie and fruit and granola on top

Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

A tropical-inspired breakfast, snack, or dessert that will transport you to the islands with plenty of fruit and your favorite toppings. Plus it is dairy-free and gluten free.
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Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl

Whip this up in no time for a guilt-free dessert, fun snack, or an excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast. It's so thick and rich, but still wholesome.
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  1. What a fun roundup! I can’t believe I don’t even have one smoothie recipe on my blog…I need to make a batch for my daughter as she loves them!

    1. Thanks Liz. The funny thing is that I make more smoothies tan I post, because I want to drink them while they are super cold and frosty, and I make them in the morning or night, when I don’t have good light.

    1. Thanks! Just had a conversation with other bloggers about bests and worsts of roundups, and I tried to incorporate what people seem to like. Photos good, but pages and pages of photos bad, etc.

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