28 Healthy & Easy Smoothie Recipes

As a meal replacement, post-workout drink, or a portable breakfast, a smoothie can change your entire day.

June 21, 2017
Pineapple Mojito Smoothie
Lindsey Johnson

Not only are they simple when it comes to prep, but smoothies are one of the best ways to fuel your workout and your day. They can come loaded with vegetables, fruits, herbs, and can quickly save you money at the grocery store

More: 7 Hacks to Save a Green Smoothie Fail

So grab your produce, stock up on milk, and get ready to test out some of our favorite blends. Check out these 28 healthy and easy-to-make smoothie recipes to get you started on the trend: 

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Simple Monkey Smoothie

We're not monkeying around when we say this creamy, chocolatey treat is oh-so-delicious! It tastes so good that you kind of wonder how it can be good for you. Bananas are packed with potassium, which is essential for the muscular and skeletal systems (we like happy bones, too!). Almond butter adds a boost of healthy fats to keep you fueled for hours.

Get the Simple Monkey Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

good morning coffee smoothie
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Good Morning Coffee Smoothie

Vitamin B6 deficiency can cause problems including chronic pain, headache, and seizures—so this vitamin-packed smoothie is the perfect way to start your day out right.

Get the Good Morning Coffee Smoothie recipe from The Women's Health Big Book of Smoothies & Soups

blue lavender ice cream smoothie
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Blue Lavender Ice Cream Smoothie

With the mixture of frozen blueberries, dates, and cashew milk, this creamy green smoothie tastes like a dream. A little lavender goes a long way, so one teaspoon is all you need! Pssst...if you really want to blow your mind, use an ice cream maker.

Get the Blue Lavender Ice Cream Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

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PMS-Fighting Smoothie

While this smoothie is ideal for PMS, it's a big help any time you're dealing with extra stress or inflammation. Great taste, great nutrition: time to get the blender out!

Get the PMS-Fighting Smoothie recipe from JJ Virgin

Banana Spice Smoothie
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Banana Spice Smoothie

This all-natural superfood smoothie is the ultimate in boosting immunity. Adding just a 1/2-inch chunk of fresh ginger to your green smoothies provides amazing health benefits, like reducing inflammation, aiding digestion, and helping the body naturally detoxify. It may also help alleviate pain—from arthritis to menstrual pain and more. It's like an all-natural ibuprofen, immunity booster, and anti-inflammatory.

Get the Banana Spice Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

sexy beet smoothie
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Dr. Moyad's Sexy Smoothie

Solve performance issues in the bedroom with this delicious beet smoothie recipe.

Get Dr. Moyad's Sexy Smoothie recipe

Watermelon Mojito Smoothie
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Watermelon Mojito Smoothie

Watermelon and mint are a super healing combo, and when blended together in a smoothie, they taste indulgent. Watermelon contains lycopene, which is a powerful antioxidant that can protect against degenerative diseases and help cells function better. Mint contains menthol, which is a natural decongestant that helps break up phlegm and mucus. Blend up this treat when you are feeling under the weather or need to clear your sinuses.

Get the Watermelon Mojito Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

chai smoothie
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Chai Smoothie

This recipe has all the spicy flavor of a coffee house favorite, with zero added sugar, a healthy dose of protein, and 7 grams of filling fiber. (Oh, and no caffeine!) 

Get the Chai Smoothie recipe from What Doctors Eat

Purple Power Healer Smoothie
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Purple Power Healer Smoothie

Boost your health with this healing elixir! Red cabbage (the purple kind) contains anthocyanins, which studies have shown help suppress inflammation. Elderberry extract is a natural cold and flu fighter, which is why it's always in our fridge! It is also called Sambucus and is considered a natural alternative to synthetic cough-and-cold syrups.

Get the Purple Power Healer Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

Blueberry Quinoa Smoothie
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Blueberry Quinoa Smoothie

This super-filling smoothie recipe by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak is a delicious way to round out your breakfast or post-workout snack with extra fats, protein, and fiber—the three most important components for keeping your stomach full and your hand out of the candy drawer.

Get the Blueberry Quinoa Smoothie recipe from The Body Reset Diet Cookbook

Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie
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Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie

Catch a cold? Try this green smoothie to help nurse yourself back to health. Beets are loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system. Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids; having a proper balance of these fatty acids is important for brain function and heart health.

Get the Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Eating pumpkin pie for breakfast is an awesome idea in theory. In reality, this blended beverage from star trainer Harley Pasternak is a much wiser choice. 

Get the Pumpkin Spice Smoothie recipe from The Body Reset Diet Cookbook

Tropical Mango-Rita Smoothie
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Tropical Mango-Rita Smoothie

Meet the tastiest, healthiest hangover cure. You'll need to strengthen your immune system if you’ve been partying a little too long (or drink this instead at your next party!). In just 1 cup of pineapple, you'll find 52 percent of the Recommended Dietary Allowance of vitamin B6. This vitamin plays a key role in nerve cell communication, red blood cell formation, and antibody combinations that are needed to fight various diseases. Oh, and the coconut water base is great for replenishing lost electrolytes to help you stay hydrated.

Get the Tropical Mango-Rita Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

Green Ginger-Peach Smoothie
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Green Ginger-Peach Smoothie

This sweet and spicy blend from celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak offers six servings of produce per glass! 

Get the Green Ginger-Peach Smoothie recipe from 5 Pounds

Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Smoothie
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Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Smoothie

Hello, gorgeous! If you're looking to nourish and protect your skin from sun damage, then this pineapple-and-turmeric blend may be perfect for you. Pineapple has plenty of vitamin C, which plays a pretty big role in supporting the formation of collagen and overall skin texture. Turmeric is a great pain reliever, but it's also known to help reduce redness in the skin caused by inflammation. And if that wasn't enough to make you do a happy dance, by adding kale to your green smoothies, you're also adding a great antioxidant boost.

Get the Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

Blueberry Protein Smoothie
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Gut-Healing Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Tender and nutrient dense, spinach is a mild-tasting green to sneak into your breakfast foods. Blueberries and sweet-tasting stevia will mask any slight veggie taste, making it a good option to share with family members who don't always eat their veggies. 

Get the Gut-Healing Blueberry Protein Smoothie recipe from The Gut Balance Revolution

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Minty Peach and Hemp Heart Smoothie

Combine the peaches, almond milk, hemp hearts, dates, vanilla, and chopped mint in a blender and process until smooth and frothy. Garnish with mint sprigs. Then enjoy every nutrient-loaded sip.

Get the Minty Peach and Hemp Heart Smoothie recipe from Eat Clean, Stay Lean

Papaya Sunrise Smoothie
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Papaya Sunrise Smoothie

Let your hair flow while you sip on this pretty little drink at sunrise on your favorite beach (or at home in your kitchen, dreaming of that dream holiday). With orange and papaya, you'll get an extra dose of vitamin C love, which is great for your skin and your hair. Too little vitamin C in your diet can lead to hair breakage. This green smoothie combo will help boost the blood circulation in your scalp and make your hair follicles extra happy.

Get the Papaya Sunrise Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

pbj smoothie
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PB&J Smoothie

Add some lean protein and healthy fats to your mix—two other essential ingredients for a satisfying shake—and you've got a meal in a cup that won't leave you wanting more. 

Get the PB&J Smoothie recipe from The Body Reset Diet Cookbook

Radiant Cooler Smoothie
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Radiant Cooler Smoothie

Just one cup of strawberries has 149 percent of your daily recommended amount of vitamin C, which helps brighten and tighten your skin (hello, forever young!). The watermelon and peaches complement the strawberries, making this the perfect poolside refreshment. Just don't forget your paper umbrella straw!

Get the Radiant Cooler Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

Coconut-Spinach Smoothie
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Coconut-Spinach Smoothie

This tropical recipe tastes so decadent, you'll forget it's healthy.

Get the Coconut-Spinach Smoothie recipe from The Body Reset Diet Cookbook

Pineapple Mojito Smoothie
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Pineapple Mojito Smoothie

We believe in sharing your beauty secrets (so munch on these beauty foods that fight aging). A great way to introduce your friends to your natural beauty regimen is to have a party. Instead of cocktails, whip up a big pitcher of this green smoothie. With the juicy, naturally sweet pineapple, you have a high dose of manganese, which is a mineral that is essential for bone and cartilage formation and healthy skin. Don't forget the squeeze of lime!

Get the Pineapple Mojito Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

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Green Goddess Avocado Smoothie

Kale is the Queen of Greens, and it is truly a power detoxifier. This recipe packs a whopping 10 grams of fiber, 24 percent of your daily calcium (move over milk!), 40 percent of B6 (hello, brain power!), 712 percent of vitamin A, and 190 percent of vitamin C. Carotenoids, flavonoids, and glucosinolate phytonutrients make kale one of the super-est of the superfoods.

Get the Green Goddess Avocado Smoothie recipe from The Detox Prescription

Kiwi Berry Glow Smoothie
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Kiwi Berry Glow Smoothie

This glowing green smoothie has a tropical tang plus a hint of mint that helps ease indigestion and flush out toxins through the skin. Kiwifruit is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants, which keep skin firm, help prevent wrinkles, and are great for healthy bones and teeth. Pssst ... did you know kiwi skin is completely edible? Yep. Just scrub the skin with a veggie brush to get it nice and clean and toss it into your blender for an extra boost of fiber and nutrition!

Get the Kiwi Berry Glow Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

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Green Smoothie That Doesn't Taste Like Grass

You can get a dose of fiber, chlorophyll, essential vitamins, and all kinds of other good stuff your body needs in one glass. The greens lay the nutritional groundwork while the sweetness from the fruit handles the flavor labor. 

Get the Green Smoothie That Doesn't Taste Like Grass recipe from Thug Kitchen

Southern Charm Smoothie
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Southern Charm Smoothie

Nothing is more Southern than a smoothie with collard greens! Cantaloupe is known to help with acne and wrinkles (glowing, smooth skin... yes, please!). And packed with plenty of vitamin A, the carrots not only help regenerate collagen (your skin's support system) but also have beta-carotene to support your vision, so you can see your beautiful, sun-kissed skin clearly in the mirror!

Get the Southern Charm Smoothie recipe from Simple Green Smoothies

sweet potato pie smoothie
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Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

No time for a sit-down lunch? Try this smoothie. It provides all the components of a well-rounded meal—carbs, fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Just blend it up and pour into a thermos to go. Don't use canned coconut milk-it's too rich for this recipe. Instead, look for coconut milk packaged in cartons sold near other dairy milk alternatives.

Get the Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie recipe from Runner's World Meals on the Run

Mocha Banana Smoothie
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Mocha Banana Smoothie

Banana, chocolate, and coffee make up this yummy and smooth drink. Just process the bananas, espresso, yogurt, milk, and cocoa powder in a blender until smooth.

Get the Mocha Banana Smoothie recipe from Eat Clean, Stay Lean

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