Smoothies

Smoothies have grown up from grab and go to bonafide breakfast or brunch beverages. Cool, beautiful smoothies are a superhealthy alternative to breakfast or brunch cocktails.

How to Make Fruit Smoothies

Learn how to make fruit smoothies, and you'll always have the perfect summer snack solution. These snack/drink hybrids are delicious and refreshing, but the true triumph is in how waistline-friendly they are. Practically any fruit mixture you choose will provide healthy doses of Vitamin C and dietary fiber, not to mention the more specific benefits of individual fruits. Perhaps best of all, these little miracle drinks are super simple to make. When you know how to make fruit smoothies, you can spend the rest of the summer happily sipping away.

A Little Popeye Smoothie

Parents

No one will guess a handful of spinach is hiding in this blueberry and grape yogurt smoothie!

Berry Tasty

Parents

Chia seeds offer fiber and make this berry and yogurt smoothie a bit thicker.

How to Make Smoothies

Don't spend another dime of your hard-earned cash at expensive fruit smoothie shops -- you can whip up your own smoothies at home in a standard blender, using fresh or frozen fruits and juices. Once you know the basics for how to make smoothies (the secret is all in the fruit-to-liquid ratio), you can easily adapt the recipe to include your favorite fruit, the season's best picks or whatever you have on hand. Homemade smoothies are often more nutritious than the kind you buy at a shop because you have control of the ingredients and can skip the added sugar that some places add.

Green Goodness

Family Circle

Who needs a juicer? This fruit and vegetable health drink is blended for easier clean-up.

Peanut Butter Smoothie

Better Homes and Gardens

With 15 grams of protein per serving, this peanut butter shake can be a quick and healthful on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Total: 5 mins

Protein-Packed Smoothies

Midwest Living

Peanut butter adds extra thickness and protein to this smoothie, making it perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Total: 10 mins

Pumpkin Patch Smoothie

Parents

All of the most popular fall flavors (apple, maple syrup, pie spices, pumpkin, sweet potato) make an appearance in this sweet smoothie recipe.

Mango Tango Smoothie

Parents

With a quarter of an avocado per serving, this mango smoothie is packed with healthy fats.

Cocoanana Smoothie

Parents

A frozen banana gives this chocolate and peanut butter smoothie a milkshake-like texture.

How to Make Strawberry Smoothies

Learn how to make strawberry smoothies, and you'll have breakfast or an afternoon snack in virtually no time. Simply combine a handful of ingredients and let your blender do the work.

Dating Game Smoothie

Parents

Dates are the all-natural sweeteners in this easy banana smoothie.

Green Blast Smoothie

Better Homes and Gardens

The combo of fruit and vegetables in this smoothie provides a whole serving of vegetables and a whole serving of fruits. It's a blast to drink, too.

Antioxidant Power Smoothies

Midwest Living

Get your antioxidant fix from this smoothie that features blueberries, blackberries, and pomegranate juice. Substitute other berries in according to what you like.

Total: 10 mins

Coffee Smoothie

Midwest Living

Get your coffee fix and the benefits of a balanced breakfast with this creamy smoothie. With instant espresso powder, banana, milk, and honey, it has just the jolt you need.

Total: 10 mins

Banana, Peach, and Flax Swirly Smoothies

Midwest Living

Flax seeds add essential omega-3 fatty acids to this delectable peach and banana smoothie. No peach nectar? Simply use more milk in its place.

Total: 10 mins

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

Fitness

Enjoy this cool drink for a quick breakfast. Or have it as a snack after working out.

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