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12+ Fruit & Veggie Healthy Smoothie Recipe ideas

12+ Fruit & Veggie Healthy Smoothie Recipe ideas

When those temperatures are soaring, reach for one of these delicious smoothies recipes that have some of your favorite summer flavors. Keep reading below for a round-up of the best smoothie recipes for summer.

Finding a smoothie that is the perfect combo of sweet flavors and loaded with lots of nutritional goodness is a major win! I love smoothies for quick on-the-go breakfast or a midday treat. Plus, I absolutely love making them for my kids.

Smoothies are a must-have in our house. It’s not unusual to see us rushing out of the house with a smoothie in hand (fun drinkware is a must). When at home, I love whipping up large batches to make delicious smoothie bowls with all the toppings (this coconut granola is my favorite smoothie bowl add-on) to serve as a meal. On hot summer days, when nothing sounds good, smoothies are always a wonderful refreshing and hydrating option that is nourishing and cooling.

Tips To Make The Best Smoothies

When it comes to delicious, perfectly smooth and frosty smoothies, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Freeze fruit and vegetables for the ultimate frosty treat. This allows you to use less ice which can dilute your smoothies and dull the taste.
  • Invest in a powerful blender! A high performance blender will make the smoothest smoothies and will be more durable, even with continued use.
  • Get creative! If you don’t have a specific ingredient, experiment with a similar fruit/vegetable.
  • Add-ins are great for turning good smoothies into great smoothies! I love adding protein powder for a more filling smoothie. You can also add other powders and supplements, like collagen, maca, matcha and so many more for an additional nutritional boost.

Pro-Tips for Blending

If you’re planning on making good smoothies, these blending tips will help you to make the best smoothies:

  1. Wash all of the produce that you’ll be using before blending. It’s best to wash fresh ingredients right before blending to keep everything fresh as can be.
  2. Frozen fruit and ice are the key ingredients to giving your smoothies that cold and refreshing texture. You can freeze fruit in small chunks to keep in the freezer to use in smoothies (I love using reusable silicone bags for a waste-free and sustainable option).
  3. Blend all liquids and greens together first for at least 1 minute. Greens have a tendency to clump together so blending thoroughly is important for the best consistency. Add the remaining ingredients, add ice (if needed) and blend for 1 to 2 more minutes.

12+ Best Smoothie Recipes for Summer

Sip on some of summer’s favorite flavors with these smoothie recipes and ingredient lists!

1. Peaches and Cream Smoothie

2 cup frozen peaches
½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp vanilla extract
½ to ¾ cup milk
Handful of ice

2. Beet Sour Patch Kid Smoothie

If you love sour flavors, this smoothie is for you! Packed with lots of immune boosting nutrients too.

½ cup chopped beets
1 apple, chopped
½ cup frozen strawberries
1 lemon, juiced
1 Tbsp flax seeds
½ cup water
1 cup ice

3. Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie

1 cup frozen raspberries
1 small frozen banana
½ cup greek yogurt
2 Tbsp lemon juice
½ milk
½ cup of ice
Honey or maple syrup, to taste

4. Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

1 ½ cup frozen strawberries
1 small frozen banana
¼ cup peanut butter
¾ cup milk

5. Chocolate Mint Smoothie

1 medium frozen banana
1 cup fresh spinach
20 mint leaves
1 ½ cup milk
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
½ cup of ice
1 tbsp chocolate chips

6. Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

1 medium frozen banana
1 orange, peeled and seeds removed
½ cup vanilla greek yogurt
1 cup orange juice
½ cup ice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

7. Key Lime Smoothie

1 frozen banana
½ cup greek yogurt
½ cup fresh lime juice
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
½ cup milk
½ cup ice

8. Green Goddess Smoothie

1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup fresh spinach
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 cup milk

9. Blueberry Crisp Smoothie

½ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup plain greek yogurt
½ cup milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ cup ice

10. Tropical Delight Smoothie

1 small frozen banana
¾ cup frozen pineapple
¾ cup mango
1 cup milk

11. Strawberry Fields Smoothie

1 cup frozen strawberries
½ cup greek yogurt
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
¾ cup milk
½ tsp vanilla extract
Handful of ice

12. Berry Grape Smoothie

1 cup frozen seedless red grapes
½ cup frozen berries (blueberries, cherries or strawberries)
½ cup greek yogurt
½ cup milk

Optional: Add a tablespoon of peanut butter for a twist on a PB&J smoothie.

13. Make A Boozy Smoothie!

You can turn just about any smoothie into a delicious daiquiri with the addition of your favorite liquor (rum is pretty versatile for more fruity drinks). They’re a fabulous option for brunch, after dinner or a fun twist on cocktail hour.

One of my favorites has to be this fresh and fruity pina colada:

½ of a frozen banana
¾ cup frozen pineapple
⅓ cup pineapple juice
½ cup coconut milk
2 oz light or dark rum
Handful of ice

Hopefully this list of the best smoothie recipes will give you plenty of frosty treat ideas to enjoy all summer long!

About The Author

Amber Battishill

Amber Battishill is a mom of 2, wife and creator of Mommy Gone Healthy, a healthy living and lifestyle blog for the modern mom. Her blogs focuses on healthy living, family-friendly recipes, and helping moms find balance in the chaos of motherhood. She’s also a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher and finds joy sharing her passion with others. When she’s not playing with her active kiddos, you can find Amber diving into a book, practicing yoga, hiking, or getting creative in the kitchen.

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