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.

See Popular Smoothies Recipes

Almond-Date Smoothie

Martha Stewart

The combination of almond butter and pitted dates creates a smoothie that is as rich and creamy as a milkshake. This breakfast drink is a good source of vitamin E and bone-building calcium.

Shortcut Green Smoothies

With a few smart shortcuts, it's a breeze to prep your smoothie ingredients in advance and enjoy a nutritious morning meal (even when you're in a hurry).

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.

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.

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

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

Valentine's Day Smoothies Kids Love

In our house, the whirr of the blender is always followed by the pitter-patter of little feet racing down the hallway towards the kitchen. My little lovebugs don't just adore the taste of smoothies, they love helping to make them too. The smoothie has become a staple in our house--leftover fruit gets thrown in the freezer and when we've collected enough we turn it into a delicious breakfast treat.

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.

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.

Mixed Fruit Smoothies

The Food Channel

Lighten up your holiday brunch table with a refreshing fruit smoothie. Serve this festive drink with our Egg Nog Rum French Toast and crispy bacon.

How to Make Fruit Smoothies

Learn how to make fruit smoothies and you will instantly have a great breakfast meal or post workout snack. The addition of flavors or fruits allows you to personalize your smoothie.

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.

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