Smoothies are a delicious and refreshing breakfast food, or they make a great quick snack. They are easy to assemble and anything goes when making them. The versatility of ingredients such as fresh or frozen fruits, vegetables, juices, yogurts, and milk makes the possibilities endless!
They also pack a lot of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients in them so they keep you feeling full and offer an excellent kickstart to your day.
Smoothies can be made in just a few minutes. Simply gather all of your ingredients, blend them all up in a blender, pour in a glass, and enjoy! Here are 5 of the best easy and healthy smoothie recipes to make on a busy weekday morning, or whenever you need a fruity fix.
Peaches and cream make for a great dessert, but this smoothie version of it is much healthier. It consists of only five ingredients: frozen peaches, vanilla Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, honey, and a tiny bit of vanilla extract.
Using frozen peaches (or any variety of frozen fruit when making a smoothie) will take care of turning the beverage cold without the need to add ice. Definitely try and use frozen fruits in smoothies if you can. You can purchase frozen peaches at your local grocery store or peel, slice, and freeze fresh peaches yourself.
The Greek yogurt adds extra creaminess since it has a thicker consistency than regular yogurt. Simply put all of the ingredients into a blender and blend! This recipe makes two servings, but we guarantee you’ll want to save the other for yourself!
Cherries are packed with antioxidants and this sweet cherry smoothie makes it easy for your body to get all the antioxidants it needs to thrive! Again, there are just five ingredients: frozen cherries (with the pits removed) unsweetened coconut milk, vanilla protein powder, a frozen banana, and ice.
Make sure to purchase a sweet cherry variety instead of a sour one, unless you prefer tart-flavored smoothies. Also, feel free to leave out the protein powder if you desire or swap out a different kind of milk. This smoothie will taste amazing no matter how you customize it!
3. Lemon Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
This smoothie has just the right balance of sweetness from the blueberries and tartness from the lemon juice. Both of these fruits are also excellent sources of fiber, vitamin C, and other vitamins and minerals.
The main liquid in this recipe is unsweetened coconut milk, but you could use any milk you prefer. The frozen banana adds extra creaminess and flavor and the oats add more sustenance to help you feel full. Don’t forget the lemon zest, either!
This lemon blueberry smoothie can be enjoyed at any time of day with any meal, even as a dessert. We won’t judge you for how often you’ll be wanting to make it!
Green smoothies have taken the health world by storm, but some people are turned off by their color and taste. This one is a little bit different.
Most green smoothies have kale or spinach in them, but this one has frozen honeydew, chopped cucumber, fresh mint, and lime juice. These are blended together with coconut water and canned coconut milk to create an incredibly refreshing smoothie with a hint of tropical flavor.
Summer is just around the corner and the weather will soon be heating up. This smoothie recipe will keep you cool while you’re relaxing on your patio or by the pool!
5. Vanilla, Blueberry, and Almond Butter Smoothie Recipe
Are you looking for a new favorite breakfast drink? We’ve got you covered with this smoothie! The protein from the almond butter and fiber from the flaxseed is sure to keep you feeling full until lunchtime.
Bananas and blueberries taste great when combined. This smoothie recipe calls for frozen blueberries, but you could try adding frozen bananas also to make it extra cold and possibly avoid having to add ice. If you aren’t a fan of almond butter or almond milk, or if you have an allergy, you can swap them out with peanut butter and coconut milk. Lastly, adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract gives this smoothie a nice kick of extra flavor.
There are so many smoothie recipes out there, but these are five of the best. We hope you are inspired to give them a try. Feel free to let us know what you think if you do try them. Cheers!