14 Smoothie Recipes to Sip on the Go
Smoothies are a quick and easy option for anytime of day: a breakfast you can carry to work, a satisfying snack or a midnight treat. They’re also a great way to use up bananas before they overripen, as bananas lend a naturally creamy texture to smoothies and pair well with things like frozen fruit, veggies, nuts and even coffee. Read on to try some of our favorite refreshing and filling smoothies.
If you have five minutes and can toss frozen strawberries and banana slices in the blender, then you’re ready to make this super-fast treat.
Worried going green with this kale-based smoothie means sacrificing taste? Don’t be: The fresh pineapple brings plenty of sweetness.
Thanks to the combination of naturally sweet, juicy honeydew and ice, this smoothie will be light and refreshing.
In the mood for something summery? Try Anne Burrell’s smoothie made with frozen mango and pineapple for a burst of tropical flavor.
Bobby Flay notes that if you can’t find ripe papaya, you can also make this healthy smoothie with mango, nectarine or pear for an equally tasty treat. Just don’t leave out the banana, which Bobby says is “key” to this smoothie’s creamy texture.
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BANANA AND WALNUT SMOOTHIE, Giada De Laurentiis, Giada at Home/FeelGood Food, Food Network, Unsweetened Almond Milk, Coconut Water, Walnut Pieces, Dried Dates, Banana
Giada De Laurentiis gives her breakfast smoothie nutty flavor with chopped walnuts as well as unsweetened almond milk, and she balances that flavor with sweet dried dates and hydrating coconut water.
“It makes it slightly sweet and has a floral flavor to it, which is really good,” Giada explains of the addition of vanilla extract to her simple smoothie, which she blends with tangy Greek yogurt.
The key to keeping this simple smoothie light is using nonfat yogurt and milk.
Turn a favorite dessert into an easy-to-make, healthy smoothie with this recipe. Bonus: Because the recipe calls for frozen peaches, you can make this cinnamon-scented smoothie all year long.
What makes Guy Fieri’s recipe so rockin’? It’s filled with good-for-you ingredients like kale leaves, high-fiber flax seeds and kefir, a drink reminiscent of liquid yogurt.
Honey steeped with vanilla bean is the key to getting plenty of vanilla flavor throughout the drink.
Want a smoothie with a caffeine kick? Jeff Mauro’s recipe calls for a splash of strong coffee to wake you up, plus peanut butter for protein and a filling frozen banana.
Bobby balances the warm flavor of cardamom, an aromatic spice, with bright mango and tangy buttermilk for creamy results.
“The frozen fruits will make the smoothies extra cold and frothy,” Rachael Ray says of the frozen strawberries and peaches in her quick-fix smoothie.