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The Best Smoothie Recipes

Smoothie recipes are perfect for a quick breakfast on the go or as a healthy snack. We've gathered the best smoothie recipes from the Taste of Home Test Kitchen, our readers and our Facebook friends!

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A.M. Power Smoothie

Start with a base of 1 cup flavored kefir (a healthy probiotic drink in the dairy or natural foods case), and ½ cup juice of your choice. Add baby spinach, a small avocado, protein powder if you like it, and ½ cup or more of frozen berries.

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Fresh Peach Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Fresh Peach Smoothie

My smoothie recipe uses vanilla almond milk, orange juice, peaches, Greek yogurt and a surprise ingredient: English cucumber.

—Angela Lively,Conroe, TX

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Cranberry Zing Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Cranberry Zing Smoothie

Combine orange juice, kefir or low-fat yogurt, avocado for creaminess and frozen cranberries.

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Monkey Around Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Monkey Around Smoothie

Give chocolate milk a whir in the blender with a ripe banana and a handful of ice cubes. It’s a great treat for kids—that you’ll actually feel good giving them.

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Green Goodness Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Green Goodness Smoothie

I make smoothie recipes with frozen or fresh fruit, kefir, spinach and unsweetened almond milk, plus flax and chia seeds. Yummy!

—Jami Kruse, Baltic, SD

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Strawberry Carrot Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Strawberry-Carrot Smoothie

Mix 1 cup each carrot juice, orange juice, 2 cups plain yogurt and 1 cup each of pineapple and strawberries.

—Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, UT

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Peach Melba Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Peach Melba Smoothie

I use frozen peaches, raspberries, yogurt, peach nectar, wheat germ and vanilla to make this old-school smoothie recipe.

—Mari Lizzt, Kalamazoo, MI

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Cantaloupe Smoothie

Peel and cube half a cantaloupe; blend with ½ cup each vanilla yogurt and orange juice. Add a few ice cubes and more juice if needed to get things moving.

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Fresh Peach Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Chocolate-Cherry Power Shake

Pour in equal parts tart cherry juice and pomegranate-flavored kefir. Add 1-2 scoops of chocolate-flavored protein powder, a handful of frozen tart cherries or cranberries, and, if you have it, baby spinach.

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Strawberry-Banana Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

I make this smoothie recipe almost every day for my oldest granddaughter using 1 banana, 1/2 cup strawberry yogurt, a splash of coconut water and a handful of frozen strawberries.

—Don Mellott, Durand, MI

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Rich Pumpkin Pie Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Rich Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Blend 1 can pumpkin, two 5-oz. cans evaporated milk, 1 banana and 1 cup orange juice with 1/3 cup brown sugar, ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice and ¼ tsp. cinnamon.

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Apple Cider Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Apple Cider Smoothie

Blend 1 cup apple cider and ½ cup vanilla yogurt with apple pie spice and 1 small apple, peeled, cored and chopped. Drizzle in caramel if you fancy it.

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Sweet Potato-Cherry Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Sweet Potato-Cherry Smoothie

There’s nothing like a smoothie blend of sweet potatoes, banana and cherries.

—Brenda Nora, Memphis, TN

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Blueberry Blast Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Blueberry Blast Smoothie

Blend 1 cup frozen blueberries with 1 small avocado, 1 clementine and 2 cups blueberry kefir. Add 1 tsp. nutrient-rich powdered spirulina or chlorella if you like it.

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Coconut-Mango Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Coconut-Mango Smoothie

My favorite smoothie recipe combines coconut milk, mango, pineapple, Greek yogurt and ice.

—Megan Worthington, Birmingham, AL

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California Dream Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

California Dream Smoothie

Pulse 2 cups ice cubes in a blender with 1 cup milk, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, ½ cup honey and a 12-oz. can of thawed orange juice concentrate.

—Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, CA

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Grandmas Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Grandma’s Favorite Smoothie

To a base of equal parts milk and yogurt, add 1 ripe banana and 1-2 Tbsp. peanut butter and ground flaxseed. Sweeten with honey.

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Peanutty Chocolate Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Peanutty Chocolate Smoothie

With baby spinach, banana, dark chocolate soy milk, dairy-free yogurt, powdered peanut butter, instant coffee granules and ice, this tasty smoothie recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.

—Tricia Barlow Walker, Oshkosh, WI

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Pineapple-Coconut Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Pineapple-Coconut Smoothie

Blend a can of coconut milk with 1 cup frozen pineapple, ½ cup frozen mango and ¼ cup shredded coconut. To sweeten, blend in 1 or 2 pitted dried dates or honey to taste.

—Gunjan Dudani, Bellevue, WA

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Broccoli-Berry Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Broccoli-Berry Smoothie

This is the best smoothie recipe! It includes frozen broccoli, frozen berries, a banana, kiwi, Greek yogurt, fruit juice of some kind and hemp protein powder.

—Lisa Kydyk McGann, Peterborough, ON

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Papaya Pineapple Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Mermaid Smoothie

Whir up ½ of a pineapple, ½ papaya, 3 oz. baby spinach, 1-1/2 cups milk and ½ cup ice cubes.

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Cucumber-Melon Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Cucumber-Melon Smoothie

Place a peeled seeded cucumber, 1-1/2 cups honeydew, 1 cup each Greek yogurt and crushed ice in a blender with honey to taste and fresh mint, if you have it. Add a small avocado to make this smoothie recipe extra creamy.

—Crystal Schlueter, Babbitt, Minnesota

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Mango Carrot Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Mango-Carrot Smoothie

You can’t go wrong with frozen mango chunks, almonds, cinnamon, raw carrot, milk and water. Blend all until smooth.

—Ian Crawford, Deux-Montagnes, QC

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Berry Blast Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Berry Blast Smoothie

Blend 2 cups cranberry juice with 2 cups frozen mixed berries, some ice and 1-1/2 cups raspberry yogurt.

—Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, UT

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

This smoothie recipe tastes just like fall: pumpkin puree, vanilla Greek yogurt, orange juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and ice.

—Syndee Yurkanin Mears, Round Lake, IL

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Creamy Berry Smoothie RecipeTaste of Home/Sydney Watson

Creamy Berry Smoothie

Whir up ½ cup pomegranate juice, 1 cup each frozen mixed berries and strawberries, 1 Tbsp. agave syrup or honey with 3 oz. silken firm tofu. No one can tell there’s tofu in this creamy smoothie recipe.

—Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, CA

Christine Rukavena
Christine loves to read, curate, sample and develop new recipes as a book editor at Taste of Home. A CIA alumna with honors, she creates cookbooks and food-related content. A favorite part of the job is taste-testing dishes. Previous positions include pastry chef at a AAA Five Diamond property. Christine moonlights at a boutique wine shop, where she edits marketing pieces and samples wine far higher than her pay grade.
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