20 Fruit Smoothie Recipes (with Pictures)
Last Updated on October 28, 2020
The base of a great smoothie is likely going to be one of your favorite fruits – bananas, strawberries, watermelon – you name it, there’s sure to be a recipe! Fruits are an essential part of a nutritious diet and ensuring you get the proper portions per day is key. Smoothies are a great alternative to finding the time to munch on fruit throughout the day.
However, finding variation in the flavors can be tricky so we have compiled a list of 20 recipes that are sure to change up how you see (and taste) your fruit smoothies. For those looking for specific recipes, we have included delicious smoothie options made with vegetables, yogurt, and protein, and also noted five keto-friendly recipes for those with dietary restrictions. Before we dive in, here are a few great smoothie facts and tips!
Superfoods are the Ideal Ingredients for a Smoothie
The purpose of a smoothie is to provide a boost in energy, kick start your metabolism, promote health and potential weight loss and of course, give your body the fill of nutrients it needs daily. So choosing the right ingredients will be a game-changer if you are looking to get the most out of your blended snack. Here are a few great superfoods to include in your fruit smoothies:
Seeds & Nuts
- Hemp Seeds | Chia Seeds | Flax Seeds | Raw Walnuts | Almonds
Spices & Herbs
- Tumeric | Ginger | Cocoa | Matcha | Mushroom Powder
- Camu Camu | Acai | Goji | Coconut | Avocado
- Kale | Spinach | Seaweed / Spirulina | Cauliflower
Prepping Your Smoothie Ingredients
Prepping your smoothie ingredients and storing them unblended is another great option. Simply remove your jar or pouch from the freezer, drop into your blender with your desired liquid or yogurt, and voila! You might be interested in using reusable sealable pouches or opt for glass jars if you are looking to skip plastics altogether. Another great thing about prepping your smoothie ingredients – they will last in your freezer for up to three months.
Now – let’s get to the recipes! Happy blending!
Fruit Smoothies Made with Vegetables
Fruit is the perfect mask to cover the often undesirable taste of vegetables. You might even be surprised to see a few of the veggies these blogs have listed in their smoothies! If you are looking for an easy and delicious way of getting in your daily greens and other veggies, here are our favorite recipes that combine the two for the perfect healthy snack.
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1. Avocado Kale Smoothie
2. Spinach & Blueberry Smoothie
3. Pineapple Express
4. Tropical Carrot Smoothie
5. Avocado Apple Cucumber & Ginger
Fruit Smoothies Made with Yogurt
Turn your fruit smoothie into a tropical milkshake by throwing in your favorite yogurt. The most commonly used yogurt is Greek as it adds a ton of protein and probiotics. If you need some inspiration, these next recipes are sure to deliver!
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6. Cherry Avocado Smoothie
7. Pineapple Coconut Smoothie
8. Mixed Berry Smoothie
9. Sunrise Smoothie
10. Rainbow Smoothie
Keto Fruit Smoothies
Maintaining low carb and moderate protein intake is the main intention of the Keto diet. These recipes are all Keto approved and beyond amazing! If you are unfamiliar with Keto – this diet is known for improving cholesterol and blood pressure, regulating blood sugar levels, and reducing an overactive appetite.
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11. Keto Green Smoothie
12. Keto Berry Smoothie
13. Keto Strawberry Milkshake
14. Peaches & Cream Keto Smoothie
15. Raspberry Smoothie
Fruit Smoothies With Protein
Protein is the ideal additive for smoothies as it makes this delightful snack well rounded and provides your body with the energy boost it might be craving. The best part about powdered proteins? They come in an array of sweet flavors that complement just about any fruit!
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16. Blueberry Lemon Smoothie
17. Power Protein Green Smoothie
18. Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
19. Blueberry Green Tea Protein Smoothie
20. Orange Julius Protein Smoothie
How Long Will Smoothies Last in the Fridge?
Typically, you could get away with storing smoothies in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. You might notice that after the first day, your smoothies will begin to separate slightly. A quick shake before you serve will fix this problem without compromising the taste. Another thing to note is that ay greens you have included will begin to turn a funky shade of brown and seeds, or nuts will expand making your smoothie extra thick. So you’re looking to keep your smoothies looking and tasting the same as the first day, we recommend leaving out the greens and seeds!
Are Smoothies Freezer-Friendly?
There is a lot to be said about the convenience of meal prep. This might leave you wondering if it’s possible to make a week’s worth of smoothies in one day and have them still taste great by the end of the week. Well, the simple answer is yes! Of course, there will still be a few things to consider before prepping all of your shakes ahead of time, but once you’re in the swing of things, you might just love the convenience of having your hassle-free smoothie ready first thing.
- Measure each individual daily portion so you can easily toss your ingredients together when blending. Your week’s worth of smoothies may not fit in one blender so ensuring that appropriate proportions are maintained during the blending process will result in optimum smoothie results!
- Use glass containers for storage. This step is key because glass is the least likely to break in the freezer. We recommend shoulderless mason jars because they are among some of the most durable glass jars and also double as cool to-go containers.
- Fill each jar, leaving 2-3 inches before the top of the jars (or shoulders, if your jars have them), this will prevent cracking!
- Place on the lids and set flat in the freezer, making sure to leave each jar in a standing position.
- Remove a jar from the freezer the night before you need it and let it defrost in the fridge overnight.
- Give your smoothie a good shake in the morning and enjoy!
There are a few things to consider when freezing your smoothies in advance, the main being that some of the nutritional value will be lost. But a shake with most of its nutrients is better than no shake at all! Also, if you have the gusto to make your smoothie each morning then more power to you. Secondly, you might be concerned about separation – this will likely always happen, but nothing a quick shake won’t fix.
All in all, we are thrilled that you love fruit smoothies just as much as we do! Whether you are searching for a new recipe to add to your repertoire, or are new to the smoothie game, we hope that you’ve enjoyed reading about our 20 favorite recipes! If you found one (or more) that you absolutely love, please share them with your fellow smoothie enthusiasts!
If you are looking for a few more great recipes, try:
Feature Image Credit: Shutterstock, Olga Pink
Nicole is a juice fanatic and overall fitness enthusiast who loves sharing her passion for juicing with others. When she’s not blending up a new concoction of her favorite fruits and vegetables, Nicole can be found behind the computer, writing about all things juice!
Table of Contents
- Superfoods are the Ideal Ingredients for a Smoothie
- Prepping Your Smoothie Ingredients
- Fruit Smoothies Made with Vegetables
- Fruit Smoothies Made with Yogurt
- Keto Fruit Smoothies
- Fruit Smoothies With Protein
- How Long Will Smoothies Last in the Fridge?
- Are Smoothies Freezer-Friendly?