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Smoothie Recipes

Updated on January 2, 2015

Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are delicious. There are so many ways to make a smoothie and the perfect smoothie is just a matter of personal taste. This lens pays tribute to the smoothie, and includes fruit, vegetable, and alcoholic smoothie recipes (that last one is not for the kiddies, lol).

What Is A Smoothie

What is a smoothie? Smoothies are really a personal experience. For you, a smoothie is what you make it. Be creative. Use fresh ingredients and go with your own taste. The possibilities are limitless. Use the recipes below as a guide, and you're off and blending!

 Fruit smoothie ingredients before being blended.
Fruit smoothie ingredients before being blended. | Source

Smoothie Tips

1. Add liquids first.

2. Add fruits, veggies and other soft foods after liquids.

3. If adding ice or frozen fruit, add last (and if it's ice only, add sparingly).

4. Start blending on a LOW setting for about 30 seconds and then move to a HIGH setting until smooth.

NOTE: If you have a machine (e.g. the Nutribullet) where you throw everything into a cup and then flip it upside down, do everything listed here backwards; add the ice first, then the fruits or veggies or other soft foods, and then the liquids last.

Blueberry smoothie!
Blueberry smoothie! | Source

Fruit Smoothie (Non-Alcoholic) Recipes

Enjoy these simple fruit smoothie recipes! (Admittedly, some of these will be more like milkshakes, but still, enjoy them anyway.)

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen banana cubes
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons cream of coconut
  • 1 dash grenadine

Tangy Smoothie

  • 1 nectarine
  • 6 ounces light peach yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pine-orange-guava juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free powered lemonade mix
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (or other vegan sweetener, such as raw cane sugar or agave nectar)
  • 1 teaspoons honey

Fruity OJ Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 banana
  • 6-7 frozen strawberries
  • 4-5 slices frozen peaches
  • 5-6 frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 teaspoon hone (optional)
  • fresh mint (optional)

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana, peeled
  • 6 ounces cherry frozen yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Hershey's Chocolate Syrup (or chocolate syrup of your choice; can even be homemade)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk (can be substituted with soy milk or rice milk)

Tropical Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, stemmed
  • 1/2 cup fresh frozen or canned pineapple chunks
  • 8 ounce container low fat Pina Colada yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cup crushed ice

Cantalope Smoothie

  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 1/4 ripe cantelope, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup nonfat or low fat yogurt of choice
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk powder or milk powder of choice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Cranberry Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 cup cran-raspberry juice
  • 2 cups frozen mixed fruit
  • 1 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt

A green smoothie.
A green smoothie. | Source

Vegetable Smoothie Recipes

Some more healthy recipes for you to try out...

Carrot Smoothie

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 4 small carrots sliced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 4 ice cubes

Add all the ingredients to the blender except for the ice. Blend for 15 second and then add the ice one at a time until the desired mixture is reached.

Tomato Smoothie

  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • Tabasco or hot sauce to taste
  • 2 cups crushed ice

Broccoli Smoothie

  • 1 Carrot, chopped
  • 4 Florets of broccoli
  • 2 Handfuls of spinach
  • 1 Apple, chopped
  • 2 Oranges, peeled and quartered
  • Orange Juice to dilute

Pink Berry Frozen Smoothie Wth Orange Slice. (There's probably no alcohol in it, but it looks like there could be, or you could easily add some in.)
Pink Berry Frozen Smoothie Wth Orange Slice. (There's probably no alcohol in it, but it looks like there could be, or you could easily add some in.) | Source

Alcoholic Smoothies Recipes

Margarita Smoothie

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce Triple Sec

Rub the rim of a margarita glass with the rind of a lemon or lime and then dip the rim in salt.

Mix the ingredients, adding ice until desired consistency is reached. Pour in the margarita glass.

Strawberry Daiquiri Smoothie

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen limeade or lemonade
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries
  • 4-6 ounces good rum
  • 4-6 ounces strawberry liqueur
  • 4-6 ounces water
  • 12 ice cubes, crushed.

Combine all the ingredients and blend until the mixture is smooth.

Store the mixture in the freezer for about 25 minutes and then serve.

Pina Colada Smoothie

  • 1 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • 1 ounce crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 cup crushed ice

Blue Hawaii Smoothie

  • 1 ounce blue curacao
  • 1/2 ounce dark rum
  • 1/2 ounce light rum
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 5 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

Black Russian Smoothie

  • 4 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • 1.5 ounces Kahlua
  • 1 ounce vodka
  • Crushed Ice

Amaretto Smoothie

  • 2 ounces amaretto
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 12 ice cubes

Other Smoothie Recipes

I could post hundreds, even thousands of smoothie recipes here, but that would be too long of a webpage. So instead, here are links to a few other websites with some other amazing smoothie recipes:

Your Thoughts About Smoothies... - Have a favorite smoothie recipe? Know another good site with smoothie recipes? Leave your suggestion/comment in the guestbook

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      loveanime22 5 years ago

      Make me want to drink a smoothie

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      I love smoothies and have a few lenses about my own smoothie recipes. I put spinach in all of them and not only do they taste great, but they are also very healthy. Thanks for sharing this great lens! I will be trying all of these recipes! :)

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      Its summer time and smoothies are much appreciated.

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      ShellB 6 years ago

      Yum, there are so many great recipes here to choose from!

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      wheelbound 6 years ago

      Yum. Makes me want to drink a smoothie.

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      Glenn619 6 years ago

      Some Good recipes share by you, good job with the lens

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      cheerfulmadness 6 years ago

      Delightful lens! :D The photographs and recipes look delicious. Great work :) 5 * and favorited.

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      VarietyWriter2 6 years ago

      Banana and strawberries smoothies are my favorite. Nothing like an ice cold smoothie on a hot summer day or one filled with protein right before hitting the gym.

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      bconnor11 7 years ago

      mmmm...I love smoothies and these recipes look delicious! Nice lens!

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for these recipes and tips - I like smoothies and generally have them as part of my protein shakes. It's a great way to get the fruits, vegetables and extra healthy protein that I need to maintain my weight.

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      MargaretsBiz 7 years ago

      Yummy smoothie lens! Just had a peanut butter-eggnog smoothie for b-fast - mmm-mm!

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      Some of these recipes sound sooo yummy. Thanks for sharing. I don't believe I've ever had a vegetable smoothie. Sounds like a good way to get your 5 a day intake.5*****

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      I love berry smoothies! Fun lens! :-)

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      seashell2 7 years ago

      I love berry smoothies! Fun lens! :-)

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      Dizzydebbie 7 years ago

      Yummy lens, gave me a brain freeze, although the thought of the Broccoli Smoothie recipe kinda gagged me. LOL

      Dizzy Debbie

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      shops 7 years ago

      Love this Lens! Great idea, Smoothies!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Oh, I love smooties and Strawberry and Banana are at the top of my list too! There are several recipes here I have not tried. Thank you for publishing them. Lensrolled to my "Vegetarian Meals" lens.