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Morning, Sunshine! 30 Must Try Smoothie Recipes To Start The Day Off Right

By Lora O’Brien

I think it’s fair to say the smoothie’s fame is thanks to the internet. Most people would have just called a smoothie ‘juice’ until Instagram practically created this drink: there are entire accounts dedicated to shining a spotlight on Nutribullet babies of all colours and consistencies.

Whether you decide to drink them from a glass, eat them from a bowl, have them as a breakfast or make them as an afternoon snack, smoothies are quick, easy, and most importantly – they’re a super convenient way of smashing in those greens when you’re in a rush. And the best thing? You can’t even taste that you’re eating stuff like chlorella.

It would seem pretty easy to make a smoothie, but if you’re not careful, you either end up with something that tastes like a cold soup, or has the consistency of something you find in your gutters around March. So I scoured the internet to find smoothie recipes that not only taste amazing, but will keep you healthy and glowing throughout the year, too.

1. Cherry Revitalizer Smoothie

Firstly, can we take a sec to appreciate the hue on this bad boy smoothie? It’s so gorgeous! Okay, now let us get down to the taste . . . packed with tons of juicy, ripened cherry flavour it’s mixed with creamy banana and coconut water giving this smoothie the pick me up you’ll need upon waking.

Get the recipe here.

2. Easiest Breakfast Smoothie

Lovely Ella of Deliciously Ella has come up with yet another hit recipe, and this one is a great way of packing oats into your smoothie. This  will leave you feeling fuller for longer, and it’s the perfect on the run option if you’re in a hurry, and you don’t have time for a sit down breakfast. And if you’re a morning gym kind of person, this is the perfect post-workout breakfast.

Get the recipe here.

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 3. Blueberry Coconut Super Smoothie

For a quick and easy smoothie that is still packed full of nutrients, try out this blueberry and coconut based smoothie from Green Kitchen Stories. The ruby red colour is so pretty, but also indicates that you’ll be drinking in loads of anti-oxidising phyto nutrients!

Get the recipe here.

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4. Immunity Boosting Orange Smoothie

This orange based smoothie comes with a hefty amount of vitamin C, perfect for warding off those summer colds! This is a super rich and creamy recipe thanks to the banana, mango and almond milk. The oranges add that wonderful citrus flavour whilst there’s a little vanilla thrown in there, too. It just works!

Get the recipe here.

5. Blueberry & Hazelnut Chocolate Hemp Smoothie

I mean, is this a smoothie . . . is this a dessert?! Do we even care when it looks so damn good?! The vegan protein power in this smoothie makes this ideal for a pre/post workout smoothie, but you could still just make it and either sub the protein power for cacao, or keep it in for a little protein boost. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, use vanilla ice cream instead of a banana to really treat your taste buds.

Get the recipe here

6. Mighty Green Smoothie

Sometimes we just need to get packing in those veggies, right? The best way to do so is with a smoothie. You can pretty much throw anything you have on hand into it, and the flavours will all combine to create a delicious concoction like with this green smoothie.

Get the recipe here.

7. Rise and Shine Skinny Coffee Smoothie 

Struggle without your morning coffee but want to be a little healthier? Why not turn your love of caffeine into a smoothie. You won’t be tempted to sweeten it with sugar due to the fact it’s mixed with bananas and coconut milk to make it super, duper creamy!

Get the recipe here.

8. Watermelon Mojito Smoothie

Watermelon and mint go so well together it’s almost like they were made for one another. But don’t just take my word for it; go and make this delicious smoothie that always comes with a bunch of flu-fighting properties!

Get the recipe here.

9. Sweet & Lemony Smoothie

If you’ve never come across this website, then as a smoothie lover you’re going to go mad for it. It’s literally a treasure trove of delicious smoothie recipes, and they all manage to look insanely tasty. This sweet and lemony smoothie uses beets which is why it’s this gorgeous colour, but there’s also lots of other flavours from lemon to pears, blueberries and cucumber. And if that doesn’t have your mouth watering, check out the other recipes!

Get the recipe here.

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10. Blue Lavender Ice Cream Smoothie 

Lavender is so wonderful and healing, we should all try and incorporate it into our diets just a little bit more. And what better way than with a quick and easy smoothie?! And when better to enjoy lavender than when the sunshine is shining bright . . .

Get the recipe here.

11. Dragonfruit Smoothie

I will never get tired of the way dragonfruit entirely transforms everything it comes into contact with the most vibrant and appealing shade of fuchsia! You’ll be needing a few switches in this recipe to make it vegan but that’s pretty easy; simply use almond milk and either leave out the honey or swap it for a little maple syrup.

Get the recipe here.

12. Avocado Strawberry Smoothie

A perfect cool-down drink in summer! If you’re still not convinced by the avocado base in a smoothie recipe, just give it a whirl. It really does transform the texture of your smoothie to being so creamy and delicious.

Get the recipe here.

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13. Stress Buster Orange Smoothie

So far, most of the recipes here have focused on summer fruits, but oranges are great because they’re available all year round. De-stress with this vibrant citrusy smoothie and feel your woes slip away.

Get the recipe here.

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14. Banana Bread Smoothie

This may seem a little more ambitious than your average smoothie recipe, but it’s also way more filling due to the use of quinoa. It’s certainly super nutritious, and packed full of all things good for you. And who wouldn’t want a smoothie that tasted just like banana bread? Which it does.

Get the recipe here.

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15. Crazy Healthy Smoothie

The name of this smoothie says it all. It’s packed full of all things good for you, every single sip of it will have you bursting with energy and vitality. Great for your skin, too!

Get the recipe here.

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16. Pbee & Banana Smoothie

Alexandra makes smoothie bowls look effortless and her Instagram page is packed full of bright green bowls of absolute goodness. This recipe is no exception. And I know what you’re thinking: anything green doesn’t always strike you as being the best match for peanut butter. But while this smoothie may be packed full of spinach and avocado, you would never guess it – it’s all about the banana and peanut butter combo.  If you don’t believe me, go make it for yourself – I guarantee you’ll come back to me a green smoothie convert.

Get the recipe here.

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17. Dairy-free Strawberry Smoothie

This recipe is a fabulous one to keep on hand. Why? Because it has just four ingredients! It’s so easy in fact, you could enjoy a lay in and leave the kids to make it. I mean, don’t . . . just in an ideal world, just sayin’ . . .

Get the recipe here.

18. Cucumber Melon Smoothie

Summer in a glass! Cucumber mixed with melon creates a fresh, yet incredibly sweet smoothie that we think you’ll really love. Again – ensure your cuke is organic, as these are one of the most pesticide sprayed veggies out there.

Get the recipe here.

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19. Peanut Butter Nana Smoothie

It may be our second peanut butter and banana recipe, but these smoothies are packed with vegan protein. Plus, they’re simply heavenly on the tastebuds! Not so light on the calories, though, so don’t go drinking these like they’re water, unless you’re actually trying to pack on some pounds, of course.

Get the recipe here.

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20. Pink Peanut Butter Smoothie

Do you really need an excuse to drink a delightfully pink smoothie? Just imagines making this in the morning; it’s going to put a smile on your face, isn’t it? That lovely pink hue is from a mixture of berries whilst bananas, peanut butter and almond milk make it super creamy.

Get the recipe here.

21. Blue Pina Colada Smoothie

If you don’t currently own blue spirulina powder then you need to change that, like, right now! Look at what you can create when you have some on hand: cute little smoothies that look like they’ve been crafted from mermaids.

Get the recipe here.

22. Peanut Butterscotch Maca Smoothie 

Creamy bananas, peanut butter and vanilla go into this smoothie and are then welcomed by maca; maca is going to give you a real boost so this makes the perfect get up and go smoothie!

Get the recipe here.

23. Strawberry-Beet Smoothie 

Guys, you gotta try this recipe combo! The strawberries and the beets are super fresh tasting when mixed together and the end result is a mouth watering smoothie that you will not want to come to an end, I promise!

Get the recipe here.

24. Salted Caramel Peanut Smoothie

Why not turn your morning smoothie into this sweet and creamy treat? Packed with nuttiness, its nourishing and full of caramel goodness thanks to the medjool dates. A little tip: adding in a little mineral-rich sea salt will help to draw out your dates full potential, making them even sweeter and the caramel flavour that bit richer.

Get the recipe here.

25. Carrot Sunshine Smoothie

Not everyone is a fan of the sweeter based smoothies, and that’s okay because you can use a selection of veggies to boost your smoothie into a cup of creamy perfection. And this smoothie is bursting with plant-based proteins and healthy fats all thanks to the hemp seeds and flax oil,

Get the recipe here.

26. Fennel Smoothie

Fennel is an acquired taste; granted. But in this otherwise sweet smoothie the earthiness of the fresh fennel works superbly. The sweetness comes from the pineapple and fresh lemons which counter balance the fennel with their tanginess. Flax seeds are then added to thick it up and you’re ready to go!

Get the recipe here.

27. Layered Strawberry & Peach Smoothie

If this isn’t summer in a glass then I don’t know what is. Strawberries and peaches are reminiscent of my childhood when I’d spend the summer months gorging on these deliciously ripe fruits! So I’m super excited to turn my love into this tasty and pretty smoothie!

Get the recipe here.

28. Mango Lemonade Smoothie Parfait 

Lemonade can be especially thirst-quenching during those warmer months but hello, sugar! Bring your love of homemade lemonade to this smoothie for a fun and exciting way to bring the fizzy lemon to life in a healthy and tasty way.

Get the recipe here.

29. Supergreen Spirulina Smoothie

If you’re going to make a green smoothie, why not go to town and make it really, really green?! And you know when it’s THIS shade that there is some seriously potent forms of healthy greens, such as spiurlina! If you struggle to chow down on the algae usually then try this smoothie; once blended with sweet bananas, fresh cucumbers and creamy coconut it’ll really transform the way you view it.

Get the recipe here.

30. Kombucha Smoothie

If you’re a fan of the booch then you’ll know it can be pretty damn tart, so why not turn your love of kombucha into a smoothie form? Once blended with citrus juice like lemon and creamy banana and sweet mango you’ll have a rich and decadent smoothie that is just the right amount of sweetness.

Get the recipe here.

Main image: Blueberry Beginning Smoothie from 365 Vegan Smoothies Cookbook.



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6 Comments

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    Emma and Carla aka The Merrymaker Sisters
    May 4, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Thanks so much for including us in this delicious round up! All the smoothies look great! 🙂

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    Brooke
    May 9, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Can’t go wrong with berry smoothies! I never thought of Avocado and Strawberry together, sounds like an interesting combo.

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      Chere
      May 9, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      It’s surprisingly tasty! Avo also makes a suprisingly good base for ice cream, we discovered…

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    Edna
    Mar 11, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Great 20 round up for morning breakfast. I want to try them all. Keep posting more.
    Cheer !!!

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