These easy, healthy fruit smoothies are a wonderful way to start your day and they also make a perfect afternoon snack! Some use yogurt as a base and others are vegan and use almond milk or coconut milk base.
Tips for Making Great Fruit Smoothies
Making a great smoothie is pretty easy, but in my several years of smoothie making, I’ve discovered a few tips that go a long way.
- Freeze your bananas – especially when they are getting brown and spotty, save them for a smoothie! Remove the peel and break them into smaller pieces (taking the peel off after they are frozen is near impossible and your blender will thank you for the smaller pieces)
- Create smoothie bags for an easier morning – I create bags full of what I want in my smoothies (think: bananas, fruit, scoops of acai powder, etc) and keep them in the freezer. You can easily pop them into the blender with some liquid and away you go.
- Add mix-ins – I used to keep my smoothies simple (fruit and almond milk) but I’ve stretched to include more interesting elements like nuts, nut butters, acai powder, aloe vera, avocado (so creamy!), chia seeds (sometimes I just stir these in after), flax seeds, and spirulina (if I feel like I need a shot of green – this has a distinct taste, so start with teaspoons, not tablespoons).
- Rinse your blender right away – this is a tip so you’ll keep making smoothies! Nothing is harder to clean than dried on smoothie leftovers. So, right after you make your smoothie – add water and soap to your blender and blend it on high speed – this will save you from a tough scrub later.
Easy Fruit Smoothies on the Go
I love taking fruit smoothies to work or on car trips, so it’s essential to keep them in something that stays cold, travels easily, and is not environmentally wasteful (no single use plastic!). Here are some of my favorite ways to take smoothies on-the-go: the classic Ball jar (a perfect size for a big smoothie), this pretty glass tumbler, and this slightly more economical glass tumbler.
Vegan Beet Smoothie Recipe from A Side of Sweet. Get the recipe here.
Carb Green Smoothie Bowl from Wholesome Yum. Get the recipe here.
A Healthy Freakshake from This Healthy Table. Get the recipe here.
Pineapple Kale Smoothie from Diabetes Strong. Get the recipe here.
Blueberry Mango Oatmeal Smoothie from Sandhya’s Kitchen. Get the recipe here.
Watermelon Mojito Smoothies from I heart vegetables. Get the recipe here.
Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie from Kristine’s Kitchen. Get the recipe here.
Mint Chocolate Matcha Smoothie from All the King’s Morsels. Get the recipe here.
Tickled Pink Strawberry Peach Protein Smoothie from Kim’s Cravings. Get the recipe here.
Healthy Green Smoothie Bowl With Broccoli Rabe from Killing thyme. Get the recipe here.
Beet and Berry Smoothie from Salt & Lavender. Get the recipe here.
Kiwi, Mango and Pineapple Smoothie from Recipes from a Pantry. Get the recipe here.
Raspberry Chia Post Workout Smoothie from Umami Girl. Get the recipe here.
Immune Boosting Grapefruit Mango Smoothie from Lively Table. Get the recipe here.
Cucumber Mint Pineapple Smoothie from Yay! For Food. Get the recipe here.
Enjoy these smoothies! Let me know which one is your favorite!