Fruit smoothie recipes are easy to make, and perfect for an easy breakfast or snack! You only need a few ingredients and a blender and you’re ready to go!
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I love fruit smoothies. I love making them up for a healthy breakfast, for a snack, or for something healthier when I’m craving something sweet.
One of my best friend’s and I bonded the first time over drinking smoothies together. She and I had class together my first semester at BYU, it was a freshman English class, and I hadn’t gotten my meal card yet (where I was allotted money each day for food at the different food places on campus) so after class she offered to buy me a smoothie from Jamba Juice on campus. We were best friends ever since. 🙂
Smoothies are great because they are so easy! And you can you can whip them together with just a few ingredients. You can choose what kind of fruit, juice, yogurt, etc to have all types of different flavors of smoothies.
You can have it be a berry smoothie, a tropical smoothie, banana orange, strawberry pineapple, etc. Try different kinds of fruits and yogurts to change the flavor.
Easy Fruit Smoothie
I usually like using orange juice in my smoothies (love the extra vitamin c too), but mango juice, pineapple juice, apple juice, or any other fruit juices will work, the possibilities are endless. You can also use milk or almond milk or even water if you have nothing else, but the juice helps to keep the smoothie extra sweet.
I left this recipe a little vague so you can change the ingredients how you want to fit your flavor choices or the ingredients you have on hand. I almost always use this same ratio for smoothies, no matter what flavors, but this is the perfect basic recipe for a starting point.
- Pineapple Juice + 1 cup pineapple + 1 cup mango + vanilla yogurt + 1 ripe banana + 1 cup spinach
- Apple juice + 2 cups mixed berries + huckleberry yogurt
- Orange Banana Juice + 1 cup pineapple + 1 cup peach + vanilla yogurt + banana
- Orange Juice + 2 cups strawberries + strawberry yogurt + banana
Optional Mix Ins:
- Protein Powder – Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to make the smoothie more filling. Think about what flavor combos would taste yummy before mixing.
- Chia Seeds – Add up to 2 TBS of chia sheeds for a great way to get extra fiber, protein, and omega 3 fatty acids.
- Flax Seed – Add 1 to 3 TBS of flax seeds to get some healthy fats, help your digestive health, and lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
- Hemp Seeds – Add up to 3 TBS of shelled help seeds for 10 grams of protein, plus healthy fats and fiber in your smoothie.
- Peanut Butter – Add about 2 TBS of peanut butter or almond butter to your smoothie to boost your heart health, and add a yummy flavor. My favorite combos are a strawberry smoothie for a peanut butter and jelly flavor, or a banana smoothie!
- Maple Syrup – Add a small amount of pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup) to your smoothie to help sweeten it up a bit.
- Honey – Honey is also a great sweetener for smoothies if you think it’s not sweet enough already.
- Spinach – Add 1 to 2 cups of spinach or other leafy greens for so many added vitamins and benefits in your smoothie. With the banana you won’t even taste the added greens.
Tips and Tricks:
- I love the sweetness that fresh fruit juices add to my smoothies, but you could also substitute that for your milk of choice, try coconut milk, coconut water, almond milk, cashew milk, soy milk, cow’s milk, etc.
- Add 1/2 to 1 cup of ice cubes to make your smoothie a little thicker. This makes it even better for a smoothie bowl too!
- I don’t recommend using plain greek yogurt because it doesn’t add any sweetness to your smoothie. Add a vanilla greek yogurt or other low-fat yogurt that has just a little sweetness, but is still high in protein and low in fat.
- Don’t add too many of the above mix ins at once, mix and match your smoothie flavors and add ins to get your favorite combination. Too many mix ins will dry out your smoothie and you’ll need more juice added in.
Now grab your juice, favorite fruits, yogurt, and a blender and get blending!
What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?
How to Make A Fruit Smoothie
- 1 cup fruit juice
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 2 cups frozen fruit
- 1 small banana (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend on high until desired consistency is reached. Add a little more juice or a little more frozen fruit (or ice) as needed to get desired consistency.
Recipe first published on March 7, 2014. Photos and text updated on April 30, 2018
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