Aaaaah, smoothies. I don’t know many people who don’t love them. Our family has them every Sunday night for dinner–because Sundays are made for easy evenings, amiright?
But recently I’ve been thinking we need some variety in our lives. Unless I’ve run out of a particular ingredient by Sunday, our smoothies nearly always include strawberries, blueberries, bananas, yogurt, and milk. Blend and eat.
They’re simple, delicious, and filling. But always the same.
In case you’ve been feeling in a rut like I have, here are 31 delicious and healthy smoothie and recipes you need in your life. You’ll find low-carb, keto, refined-sugar free, allergy friendly and vegan options below.
Seriously, why did I never think to make a chocolate smoothie? Move over, chocolate ice cream. You've got a serious contender in town.
Yes, believe it or not, a chocolate smoothie can be healthy. Made with dates instead of sugar and packed with lots of other healthy goodness (bet you can't guess the secret veggie ingredient!), this recipe will make you healthier and have you coming back for more.
Two things I love: blueberries (I'm a Maine girl through and through) and nut butter with fruit. It's just the perfect combo of healthy fats and good-for-you carbs to fill you up when need a little something to keep you going.
Stefanie puts it all together in this recipe with blueberries, bananas, and almond butter. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Don't have any almond butter? Just toss a handful of almonds into your high-powered blender before you get started and then add the other ingredients. No need to clean the blender in between!
I am allllllll about those probiotics--they keep your immune system and gut healthy and your digestive system going strong. I really pack them in when I'm pregnant, because nobody has time for digestive issues when a baby is compressing your vital organs.
This "recipe" is really more of a template, similar to how I make my family's Sunday smoothies. Check it out if you need a bit of help with the standard fruit and yogurt smoothie.
Kefir is another fantastic source of probiotics and is super easy to make at home.
If you want to make your own kefir, Cultures for Health is a great resource with a huge selection and amazing customer service. Which reminds me... I need to go pick up some sourdough and kombucha starters!
Like the previous yogurt smoothie recipe, this recipe is more of a template to follow for making your own kefir smoothies.
Ohhhhh, yum. This recipe reminds me of the agua de sandia ("watermelon water") served everywhere in Mexico. Everytime I drink watermelon, I'm transported back to my 9th grade Spanish class's Mexico trip.
So delicious! This makes a wonderfully refreshing summer treat.
This recipe gets a little daring--turmeric and black pepper in a smoothie recipe?? Shanika describes it as "tropical flavor with a hint of spice." Not sure my kids would be on board, but I'm definitely game to give it a go!