I fell in love with smoothies at first sip. While I fully believe in green smoothies, I also love exploring the world of fruit smoothies! Some of the ingredients in these easy smoothie recipes may surprise you yet don’t be afraid to give them a blend! I’ve got healthy fruit smoothie recipes for every tastebud.
The Simple Green Smoothies community blended the rainbow this January for our quarterly plant-based challenge, and I loved the feedback! Many participants said they blended new ingredients and tried flavors they weren’t sure about.
I want you to use the list below to change up your daily smoothie, and don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know how it goes!
Smoothies let you truly blend the rainbow, and I am here for it! If you’re a long-time smoothie drinker, then you may blend the same recipes over and over again. Pick your favorite color below and get blending! You may be surprised by a few flavor combos, and you may fall in love with a new fruit smoothie recipe.
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Try my strawberry grapefruit smoothie for a vitamin loaded smoothie to start your day. Full of vitamins A and C, this immunity boosting smoothie is delightfully sweet and a great energy boost.
Blend up this strawberry banana smoothie as a fun family treat, or a bright + refreshing morning breakfast. One sip of this smoothie will put a smile on anyone's face; it's truly a smoothie for all ages.
Bright açaí and summer cherries blend together into a naturally sweetened, bright red drink brimming with the power of super fruits. This cherry acai smoothie screams summer and makes a great breakfast meal replacement.
Peach season is one of my favorites! Whether you've got more fresh peaches than you know what to do with, a bag of frozen slices in the freezer or just a hankering for something peachy, this fresh ginger peach smoothie is sure to hit the spot.
This vibrant banana nice cream recipe nourishes and satisfies. The gorgeous color comes from the superfood spirulina, which provides vital cell support. Perfect for breakfast or as a midday pick me up, banana nice cream is a delicious treat (while still getting in healthy nutrients).
This deliciously thick blueberry smoothie is infused with nutritious superfood blueberries, nutty cashew milk and creamy cashew yogurt. It's a vegan smoothie using four ingredients and no added sugar. This smoothie is simple, easy to make and full of delicious blueberry flavor.
Give your immune system a boost by blending up this vibrant purple powerhouse smoothie that combines Sambucol black elderberry syrup with antioxidant-rich blackberries and pitaya (dragon fruit). Bottoms up!
You can easily turn any of these fruit smoothies into a meal or just cut down on the natural sugar with the tips below. Have you ever boosted your smoothie? If not, give it a try!
Your body needs healthy fat to process protein and carbs. Since smoothies contain carbohydrates from fruits and veggies, add a bit of healthy fat to round out the recipe. A few of my go-to healthy fats are:
The right protein can turn any smoothie into a quick, fast meal. I like using homemade protein powder without any sweetener or gums to weigh it down. Superfoods like hemp hearts or chia seeds add protein, healthy fat and fiber to any smoothie.
If your typical daily smoothie includes leafy greens, then don’t be afraid to add them to any of these fruit smoothies! No need to alter the recipe other than adding a handful of your favorite green like spinach or kale.
Fruit Smoothies FAQs
What fruits are best for smoothies?
If you like the fruit, then use it in a smoothie! As you can see from my fruit smoothie list, I use a variety of fruits, from citrus to stone and more. I love discovering new fruit combinations, too, so the sky’s the limit! Some of my favorite fruit starters are mango, banana or pineapple. Pick one of those, pair it with one other fruit and choose a liquid base like water or plant-based milk. Mix and match until you find a winner!
Are fruit smoothies healthy?
They can be! I use 100% real fruit in my smoothies, with no weird additives and no added sugar. To lower the natural sugars from fruit, choose low glycemic fruits in your smoothies, or boost your smoothie with protein + healthy fat to help your body break down the natural sugars.
Do you put ice in smoothies?
That’s a great question! I prefer smoothies without ice, yet I want to keep my smoothie cold. To do this, I add at least one frozen fruit to each smoothie. You can buy fresh fruit and freeze it, or buy frozen fruit; both are great options!
Drop a comment with your fav fruit smoothies, or one you want to try from the above list!