30+ Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes to keep you going through the day! A healthy breakfast idea or snack, loaded with fruit or veggies!
I think of smoothies as healthy milkshakes… and we love smoothies around here!
As the weather warms, these are an excellent idea for breakfast, or a fun snack in the afternoon.
Nutrient-rich, these healthy smoothie recipes are packed full of fruits, veggies and protein for an energy boost that lasts all day.
I love to give these to my kids because they can easily take them outside to play, and they have no idea these sweet treats are so good for them. I’m all for sneaking in extra fruits and veggies when I can!
Aside from my kids, my husband and I love smoothies, too.
It’s an easy way to pack many of the vitamins and nutrients we need into one convenient package that we can take to our desks as we scramble to get things done.
Here are some of my favorite smoothie recipes, and a few from my favorite bloggers!
Are fruit smoothies a healthy breakfast?
Homemade smoothies are much better for you than ones from the frozen section of your grocery store.
When you create these at home, you get to prioritize the ingredients, while other store-bought options may include preservatives or sugary add-ins.
I like to make sure we have some fruit, some fat and some protein (often nut butter or Greek yogurt) as a base.
From there, you can add in veggies or grains if you want to bump up the nutritional value even more!
What do you put in a smoothie?
Pretty much anything! I like to add in a handful of spinach, frozen fruit, fruit juices, peanut butter…it’s all a matter of what you enjoy!
As long as you start with your liquid ingredients and add your firmest ingredients last (those frozen fruits with high water content!), you can make a smoothie out of almost anything.
Here are some other ideas for smoothie add-ins:
- Spinach, Kale, leafy greens
- Nuts, seeds, oats
- Nut butters
- Milk, almond milk and other dairy alternatives
- Protein powders
- Fruit juices — try to stick to the ones with no added sugar!
The great thing is that so many of the ingredients that are less appealing to my kids blend right into a smoothie, so they don’t even notice 😉
Prepping smoothies ahead of time:
Smoothies are really easy to prepare for ahead of time. Many of these ingredients are freezer friendly, and it really doesn’t matter how pretty they look- they will be pureed and blended together anyway!
Here’s a tip: If you have several bananas that are on the brink of browning, peel, cut in half, then freeze in a sandwich bag. When you are ready to blend up a smoothie, take out what you need and you’re good to go!
You can also assemble sandwich bags with all the ingredients you need for a single smoothie. This makes hectic mornings so easy. Just pull out the single serving, add liquid and blend!
Fruit Smoothie Recipes
Peach Carrot Smoothie Recipe – Yes, you read that right: carrots! Blended peaches, coconut water and greek yogurt camouflage the carrot flavor for a sweet treat with veggies.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe – Packed with potassium and fiber, this smoothie is the perfect breakfast or snack on the go!
Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie – perfect for those summer berries you’ve stashed in the freezer!
Pineapple Smoothie – A refreshing smoothie that’s on repeat at our house! Frozen bananas and pineapple give it that tropical flavor – perfect for summertime.
Apricot Strawberry Smoothie – a fun flavor combination!
Apple Crisp Smoothie – I’m apple-crisp obsessed! And this smoothie is right on the money for those who happen to enjoy dessert for breakfast.
Goji Peach Cherry Smoothie — with no added sugar, it’s a sweet treat we can’t resist!
Cranberry Raspberry Smoothie – I never really thought about using cranberries in a smoothie until this recipe, but boy I’m glad I did! The cranberries give the smoothie a little extra kick of tangy flavor.
Skinny Cherry Banana Smoothie – perfect for those summer cherries!
Green Smoothie Recipes
Anti-Inflammatory Tumeric Smoothie with Pineapple — loaded with good things to start your day!
Green Smoothie Recipe – You’d never know kale was the main ingredient! This smoothie is so refreshing and a nutrient-rich start to the day.
Green Smoothie – This smoothie is worth that Costco-sized bag of frozen pineapple hogging the freezer! So delicious, rich in vitamins and a great way to cool down during the summer.
The Ultimate Green Smoothie – I never knew you could put so many green veggies in a smoothie this delicious! Basically, it’s just a smoothie full of good for you foods like apples, pears, celery and even broccoli!
Best Beginners’ Green Smoothie – If you are trying to ease your kids into green things, start here! This is the perfect recipe for a green smoothie beginner.
Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie Recipe with Greek Yogurt – This green smoothie recipe is packed with nutrients and full of flavors your kids already love. Pair this with a granola bar and you’ve got a complete breakfast!
Chocolate Protein Green Smoothie – With the filling power of protein and the sweetness of chocolate, you’ve got the perfect recipe for a post-workout snack or breakfast.
Tropical Green Smoothie – Tropical and nutritious! The combination of pineapple and spinach offers plenty of Vitamin K, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Green Tea Matcha Smoothie – Matcha Green Tea adds major antioxidants to this smoothie recipe. Blended together with spinach, kale and other nutritious ingredients makes this the ultimate powerhouse smoothie!
Smoothie Bowl Recipes
Bowls are the trend these days! A smoothie bowl is a smoothie, poured into a bowl and loaded with your favorite toppings. It’s eaten with a spoon, and makes a smoothie a hearty breakfast or lunch option!
Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl – Just like a regular smoothie, fruit and yogurt are blended together and then topped with more yummy goodness for a beautiful breakfast!
Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl – A perfect alternative to a slice of peach pie. With this recipe, you won’t feel guilty about having something sweet for breakfast!
Quick and Easy Pear Smoothie Bowl Recipe – Enjoy the simplicity of a smoothie all year round with seasonal flavors like pears, nuts and spices.
Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl – Enjoy tropical flavors like banana and mango with this bowl filled to the brim with delicious toppings!
Banana Berry Beet Smoothie Bowl – This brightly colored PINK smoothie bowl will make you come alive ready to dive into breakfast!
Blueberry Muffin Smoothie Bowl – The flavors of our favorite muffin but in smoothie bowl form and topped with delicious fruits and coconut shavings!
Tropical Smoothie Bowl Recipe – An option for dairy-free and gluten-free smoothie lovers! This is so full of nutrients, and then loaded up with even more fruit on top for a massive bowl of yummy goodness!
More Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie: Chunky Monkey – Tastes just like the Ben & Jerry’s favorite, but it’s healthy! So decadent and creamy!
Strawberry Banana Orange Power Smoothie — this one really packs a punch!
Secret Ingredient Metabolism Boosting Smoothie! – Get your metabolism moving with a secret ingredient!
Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie — a hearty and healthy breakfast in a glass!
Healthy Strawberry Smoothie recipe – A classic smoothie recipe that’s completely customizable. Add in other ingredients to make it your own!
Raspberry Almond Chia Smoothie – Loaded with protein and calcium, this smoothie recipe is as nutritious as it is beautiful!
Cocoa Almond Protein Smoothie – How about a smoothie that tastes just like dessert? This is it!
Healthy Coffee Banana Smoothie Recipe – Protein, fiber and caffeine all packed into a smoothie to give you energy all day long.
Banana Smoothie – Simple & Healthy! – Energy for the whole day is right in your glass! Loaded with potassium and fiber!
Copycat Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe – Got a craving for a Shamrock Shake? Now, you can have the healthier version – smoothie style!