Fruit Smoothies

Refreshing and light, smoothies are full of fruit and flavor, making them difficult not to like. From strawberry to banana to protein smoothies, these easy smoothie recipes deliver taste and nutrition.

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.

Tropical Fruit Smoothies

Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh mangos and bananas give this refreshing beverage a crowning touch. It's a great snack for kids too.

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

Green Goodness

Family Circle

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

Apricot Smoothie

Midwest Living

This fruity smoothie has only six ingredients milk, apricots, orange juice, wheat germ, banana, and nuts and one step: blend. It's a perfect meal for busy mornings.

Spooky Banana-Berry Smoothies

Better Homes and Gardens

There's nothing spooky about the cooling taste of the blueberry and blackberry drink. They're all dressed up with meringue cookie eyeballs for a Halloween party.

Total: 10 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

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.

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

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

Pink Drink

Parents

This yogurt and fresh strawberry drink is good for breakfast or a snack.

Total: 10 mins

Fresh Fruit Blender Drink

Better Homes and Gardens

Whip up this morning blender drink, fresh with fruit and tangy with yogurt, in minutes. Serve for breakfast or snack.

Sweet Spinach Smoothie

Midwest Living

Get all the benefits of spinach and avocado first thing in the morning by blending together in this vibrant smoothie. Lime juice and pear add extra freshness.

Strawberry-Papaya Breakfast Shake

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this fat-free drink for a quick breakfast or a light snack.

Strawberry-Mango Soy Milk Smoothie

Better Homes and Gardens

Soy boosts the protein in this creamy-smooth beverage, which makes a great breakfast or light lunch.

Total: 10 mins

Super Soy Smoothies

Better Homes and Gardens

This soy milk and fruit drink is a nutritious fast breakfast or snack. For a frostier drink, use a peeled frozen banana.

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