28 easy smoothie recipes
From healthy green smoothies to energy-packed strawberry and banana ones, try our recipes using fresh fruit and leafy veg for a quick, nutrient-packed drink
Looking for easy smoothie recipes? Whether you're after breakfast drinks to start your day healthily or want to pack more veg into your diet, we have plenty of recipes that are simple to make.
Making your own smoothie is by far the best way to make sure you are getting the maximum nutritional benefit from the ingredients and not over-doing the sugar. The keys are to drink them soon after blending and add some form of protein – such as milk, yogurt or nut butter – to make your smoothie denser and more filling. You can also add vegetables, which are typically lower in sugar than fruit, but either way, you'll still be loading up on vitamin C and fibre and contributing to your five-a-day.
For more healthy drink inspiration check out our easy juice recipes. For something more substantial, try one of our energising smoothie bowl recipes, healthy oat recipes, high-fibre breakfast recipes and healthy breakfast recipes. We also have our easy juice recipes for you to try.
Easy smoothie recipes
Enjoy this refreshing fruit smoothie made with mango and banana. Really quick and easy to prepare, this smoothie is perfect for breakfast on the go, or for a weekend brunch.
Check out our quick, vegan smoothie made with fresh strawberries, bananas and tofu. It's ready in 5 minutes, and the silken tofu creates a creamy texture without the need for milk or other dairy products.
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A healthy green smoothie loaded with avocado, baby spinach, lime and pineapple juice. Perfect for a diet, detox or just a healthy pick-me-up.
This plant-based almond milk smoothie combines banana, cinnamon, porridge oats and nutmeg to make a hearty, high-protein and gently spiced shake. Find out which almond milk won our taste test.
This smoothie is packed with green goodness to give you a nutrient-packed boost. Lime, kiwi, cucumber, spinach and avocado is a really refreshing combination, and a great way to meet your five-a-day target.
Whip up this easy blueberry smoothie using just four ingredients – ideal as a midday pick-me-up.
A nourishing breakfast, brunch or snack, this lassi smoothie bowl is packed with mango and banana. Top with chia seeds and pistachios for crunch.
Whizz up this vibrant and zesty pineapple smoothie in less than five minutes – great as a midday pick-me-up or post-meal digestive aid.
Try this next-level smoothie from bloggers Green Kitchen Stories. Their new book, Green Kitchen Smoothies, is a celebration of this healthy way to pack fruit, veg and nuts into your diet. This showstopping smoothie can double up for dessert or breakfast.
A thickie is just a heartier version of a smoothie, so it makes a great breakfast choice. This one is loaded with spinach, kale, banana and rolled oats.
Four ingredients and a handful of ice is all you need to make this super-green smoothie – the perfect healthy way to start your day.
A great way to use up that jar of peanut butter, this vibrant berry smoothie calls for only the simplest of ingredients. Serve over ice for best results.
The aniseed flavour of fennel is balanced out by the tang of the green apple and kiwi in this winning detox smoothie recipe.
Full of plenty of good bacteria, this fruity smoothie recipe makes a great on-the-go breakfast idea.
A bright-yellow, healthy smoothie that's great for a detox or cleanse. It's packed with mango, pineapple, banana and coconut water, meaning it tastes like sunshine in a glass. Check out our coconut water taste test to discover the best one to add to your smoothie.
Our refreshing detox smoothie, with fruity bursts of watermelon, strawberry, banana and pomegranate, is an amazing way to boost your nutrient intake.
Avocados freeze brilliantly, which helps prolong the freshness of ripe ones. Prepping and freezing the ingredients for this smoothie ahead of time means you can just chuck everything in the blender for a quick and easy breakfast on the go.
Our best berry and banana smoothie, made with avocado for creaminess and texture, plus a splash of apple juice and fresh lime juice for a refreshing boost.
This strawberry and almond breakfast smoothie is perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast. A sweet and creamy smoothie to brighten up any morning.
Breakfast smoothie bowls are a big trend and it's all about how you arrange your toppings. Experiment with different fruits and veg and any superfood toppings you can get your hands on.
Try our super simple frozen berry smoothie recipe for a quick and easy breakfast idea. Frozen berries are so useful to have in the freezer – perfect for quick puds or smoothies.
Try this vibrant smoothie bowl with crunchy granola, blueberries and shaved coconut for a vibrant vegan brunch.
Try our health editor's vegan, four-ingredient green smoothie, packed with vitamins and nutrients including vitamin C.
This tropical smoothie bowl is really easy to prepare and made with vegetables and refreshing fruits including carrot, pineapple, kiwi and papaya. Use mint leaves and coconut shavings to garnish or mix and match with different toppings.
Here's four more recipe ideas:
Date almond smoothie
- Put 1 tbsp almond butter, ½ chopped frozen banana, 150ml almond milk and 2 pitted chopped dates in a blender.
- Whizz until smooth.
Blueberry crush smoothie
- Put 2 tbsp Greek yogurt, a big handful of blueberries, 150ml coconut water and 3 ice cubes in a blender.
- Whizz until smooth.
Super green smoothie
- Put a handful of baby spinach, ¼ chopped avocado, ¼ chopped frozen banana, 1 chopped kiwi fruit, 150ml chilled apple juice and ½ juiced lime in a blender.
- Whizz until smooth.
Easy tropical smoothie
- Put ¼ chopped mango, 3 chunks of pineapple and 2 tbsp coconut yogurt in a blender.
- Add 150ml coconut water and 3 ice cubes, and whizz until smooth.