14 Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipes

Even if your morning routine is more like a hectic morning rush, these smoothie recipes make for a quick and easy breakfast that can help you jumpstart your day.

Quick and Easy Smoothie Recipes to Kick Start Your Mornings

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If your morning routine is more like a hectic morning rush, you may think you don't have time for a healthy breakfast, but a smoothie is a quick and easy meal that can be made in minutes. It's an excellent way to power your morning and get a boost from nutrient rich fruits and veggies.

Even if you're unsure about adding another item to your morning to-do list, there are many effortless strategies for prepping your smoothies in advance. Over the weekend or on an evening when you have some extra time, you can portion your smoothies in (reusable) single serving freezer bags. On a busy morning, you can simply pull out a smoothie pack of frozen fruits and mix-ins, empty it into your blender with the liquid of your choice, and blend.

If over time your new morning smoothie routine becomes too, well, routine, you can easily change up your smoothie recipe. With just a few tips, it’s easy to customize your smoothie and create new combinations. Whether you prefer your breakfast bright and fruity or sweet and nutty, there’s a healthy, delicious smoothie recipe that will help you jumpstart your morning.

  • Apple Pie Smoothie

    apple pie smoothie
    Elise Bauer

    While this smoothie is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, it is full of apple pie flavor. A blend of apple sauce, almond milk, sweet dates, and creamy cashews make a healthy breakfast smoothie that tastes just like dessert.

  • Blueberry Smoothie

    Blueberry breakfast smoothie on a tray along with fresh fruit and vegetables.
    Alison Bickel

    This smoothie has everything you need for sustained energy to tackle the morning: fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and calcium. But it also tastes amazing with sweet-tart blueberries, tangy yogurt, and bright citrus. There are even a few make-ahead strategies to make mornings even easier.

  • Berry Banana Smoothie

    Banana Smoothie with berries on countertop
    Elise Bauer

    This is a simple and customizable smoothie recipe that's a great way to use up that lonely over-ripe banana on your counter. You can use any kind of fresh or frozen berries, so your morning smoothie can change with the seasons.

  • Strawberry Peach Smoothie

    Strawberry peach smoothie with a straw and chopped fruit on top and around the glass cup.

    Jessica Gavin

    This cool and refreshing strawberry peach smoothie tastes like summer in a glass. The lean protein in Greek yogurt helps make this a satisfying breakfast or a quick afternoon pick-me-up. You can make it dairy-free with your favorite plant-based yogurt or tropical-tasting coconut cream.

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  • How to Make the Best Detox Smoothie

    Detox Smoothie
    Trent Lanz

    Smoothies are a great way to add a nutrient boost to your meal, and this recipe and guide from The Blender Girl is an excellent resource for crafting your own detox smoothie. Whether you went overboard during the holidays or you’re just looking for an immune system boost, this guide’s here to make sure your detox doesn’t feel like detox.

  • Quick and Easy Green Smoothie

    Green Smoothie
    Steve-Anna Stephens

    Sometimes greens just taste too green (you get what I mean). Adding a handful of spinach to a smoothie is a great way to add an extra serving of green vegetables to your day without tasting so green. The blend of sweet pineapple, filling Greek yogurt, and ripe banana is so good, you'll forget it's a green smoothie.

  • Strawberry Almond Oat Smoothie

    Two tall glasses of healthy strawberry almond oat smoothies on a white counter. A sprig of mint is on the top of one glass two spoons and a bowl of strawberries are to the left of the glasses.
    Sally Vargas | Art Banner Credit: Elena Resko

    We all know that breakfast is an important meal. If you often find it difficult to eat early in the morning, a smoothie is a great way to ease into your day. This strawberry almond oat smoothie is quick to make, healthy, and easy to bring with you on the go.

  • Coffee Smoothie

    Creamy mocha coffee smoothie with a straw and set on a white plate with coffee beans next to it
    Alison Bickel

    Are you a coffee person? A smoothie person? This coffee smoothie will turn you into both. A rich blend of coffee, cocoa, dates, banana, and almond butter come together in a creamy mocha-flavored smoothie.

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  • Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

    Simple peanut butter banana smoothie topped with sliced bananas and a bunch of bananas and a small container of peanut butter behind it.
    Alison Bickel

    This is a super easy smoothie that blends ingredients that you’re sure to already have on hand. Peanut butter and banana is a classic combo that makes this smoothie creamy, nutty, and nostalgically simple. It’s a healthy breakfast or snack that kids and adults alike will love.

  • Peach Smoothie

    Two peach almond smoothies with whole bananas, peaches, and a plate of sliced peaches set around the smoothies.
    Alison Bickel

    Peach, summer's favorite fruit, is a natural pairing with almonds as they're actually related under the same genus. Almond butter adds protein and healthy fats, and a dash of almond extract amplifies the almond flavor to enhance the natural sweetness of peaches. By using frozen sliced peaches, you can enjoy summer's best year round.

  • Cantaloupe Smoothie

    Simple cantaloupe smoothie in a glass and garnished with a slice cantaloupe.
    Jessica Gavin

    Juicy, ripe melon may not be the first fruit that comes to mind when making a smoothie, but it makes a sweet summer-inspired smoothie any time of year. Pineapple juice adds a tropical twist, and tangy Greek yogurt helps balance out the sweetness. With just five ingredients, you're a quick blend away from a refreshing breakfast or snack.

  • Bloody Mary Smoothie

    Bloody Mary Smoothie
    Elise Bauer

    All hail Bloody Mary brunches (or breakfasts). This savory smoothie is loaded with healthy veggies and big flavors. Just because this breakfast smoothie skips the alcohol doesn’t mean you can’t still serve it with a celery stick and a salt rim.

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  • Mango Lassi

    Mango Lassi
    Elise Bauer

    You may have tried a mango lassi at your favorite Indian restaurant, but it turns out they're easy to make at home too. This yogurt-based mango smoothie is a creamy and refreshing drink that only requires five ingredients. Don't forget to try it with a dash of cardamom sprinkled on top.

  • Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    Quick and easy strawberry banana smoothie garnished with sliced bananas and with whole fruit set around it.
    Alison Bickel

    It's not always easy to make healthy choices when you're short on time. This bright strawberry banana smoothie is an excellent choice for breakfast on the go. With just four ingredients and a few minutes, you've got a quick breakfast or snack packed with healthy fruit.