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Easy smoothie recipes

Published: February 18, 2022 at 2:41 pm
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From healthy green smoothies to energy-packed strawberry and banana mixes, try our recipes that use fresh fruits and leafy vegetables to give you 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

Strawberry and banana smoothie

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.

Vegan Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Recipe

Kiwi smoothie

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.

Kiwi smoothie

Peanut butter, banana and berry smoothie

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.

A glass bottle of smoothie with two glasses in front of it

Super green 'thickie' smoothie

A 'thickie' is just a heartier version of a smoothie, which makes it a great breakfast choice. This one is loaded with spinach, kale, banana and rolled oats.

Green Vegetable Smoothie

Detox smoothie

The aniseed flavour of fennel is balanced out by the tang of the green apple and kiwi in this winning detox smoothie recipe.

Green detox smoothie

Frozen berry smoothie with kefir

Full of plenty of good bacteria, this fruity smoothie recipe makes a great on-the-go breakfast idea.

Banana Smoothie Recipe with Kefir Milk, Frozen Berries and Almonds

Healthy coconut water smoothie

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.

Healthy Coconut Water Smoothie Recipe

Supergreen smoothie

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.

supergreen smoothie

Almond milk smoothie

This almond milk smoothie combines banana, cinnamon, porridge oats and nutmeg to make a hearty, high-protein, gently spiced shake. This is a light and creamy smoothie to start the day. Find out which almond milk won our taste test.

Almond Milk and Banana Smoothie in a Glass

Red detox smoothie

Our refreshing detox fruit smoothie, with fruity bursts of watermelon, strawberry, banana and pomegranate, is the perfect start to a cleanse.

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe With Watermelon, Pomegranate and Banana

Two-tone freezer smoothie

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.

Healthy green smoothie

A healthy green smoothie loaded with avocado, baby spinach, lime and pineapple juice. Perfect for a cleanse, diet, detox or just a healthy pick-me-up.

Avocado and limes alongside a glass of green smoothie

Berry smoothie (without yogurt)

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.

Berry Smoothie Recipe (Without Yogurt)

Strawberry and almond breakfast smoothie

This strawberry and almond breakfast smoothie is perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast. A sweet and creamy smoothie to brighten up any morning.

Strawberry and almond breakfast smoothie

Morning smoothie

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.

Morning smoothie

4 Easy Smoothie Recipes for Healthy Smoothies

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.

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