13 Healthy Smoothies for Any Time of Day!Catherine McCord
My kids have been happily binging on smoothies lately — helping me make them and tossing everything but the kitchen sink into the blender. I’ve been buying lots of fresh greens like spinach and kale, and tons of different frozen fruit for them to mix and match all sorts of flavors. I’m particularly psyched that they’ve been taking the lead in the recipe creation department, because mommy has needed some new ideas. Smoothies are a quick, easy and healthy way to begin your day, providing tons of vitamins and nutrients. Even if you leave out the greens! Yes, the healthy smoothies here do not all have greens tossed in, but they are all full flavored, healthy, and the perfect way to get your day started. Healthy smoothies are also great for a midday snack, an afternoon pick me up, or a light dessert before heading to bed. Any way you blend it, these healthy smoothies are a great go-to treat for any time of day. What is your favorite flavor combination?
Berry Green Smoothie 1 of 13
You might think that little ones would be thrown by the idea of combining fruits and green veggies to make a smoothie, but I'm finding my kids experience to be the complete opposite. To them it seems totally natural (and when you think about it, why shouldn't it?). They get a thrill out of coming up with new combinations every day, like this Berry Green Smoothie. If anyone in your family is spinach averse, they'll never detect it in today's recipe, a thick purple shake which tastes of sweet bananas and berries.
Coffee Banana Smoothie 2 of 13
Recipe and Photo by Cookin' Canuck!
Spruce up your morning coffee with some sweet bananas, protein packed greek yogurt and heart healthy flax seeds in this Coffee Banana Smoothie!
Blueberry Superfood Smoothie 3 of 13
Recipe and Photo by Mom's Kitchen Handbook!
This Blueberry Superfood Smoothie has everything you need to start your morning right, or for a delicious boost midday!
Club Tropicana 4 of 13
Recipe and Photo by From the Kitchen!
This smoothie will not only help aid digestion from the pineapples, but it will transport you straight to the beaches of Hawaii, even in the dead of winter! Try this Club Tropicana anytime you need a mental vacation!
Banana, Chia, Spinach Smoothie 5 of 13
Recipe and Photo by What's Gaby Cooking!
Chia seeds are one of those superfoods that also add lots of texture to smoothies. Try this Banana, Chia, Spinach Smoothie for a boost of healthy greens!
Peach Yogurt Smoothie 6 of 13
Recipe and Photo by With Style and Grace!
When peaches are in season, I cannot get enough of them! I buy them by the crate full, and like Lisa, I cut up a bunch of them to freeze so that I can savor these sweet gems all year long! This Peach Yogurt Smoothie is the perfect way to wake up and use some of your frozen produce.
Berry Yogurt Smoothie 7 of 13
Recipe and Photo by Barbara Bakes!
This Berry Yogurt Smoothie contains sweet strawberries but also has some unexpected ingredients to boost the health. Serve this up on the way to school or work for a beautiful and delicious breakfast on the go!
Green Smoothie 8 of 13
Recipe and Photo by Simply Recipes!
Look at that beautiful bright green color! This Green Smoothie is packed full of antioxidants and is bursting with flavor.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie 9 of 13
Recipe and Photo by Joy the Baker!
If there is a better combination than Peanut Butter and Bananas, then I've never tasted it. This classic combination makes for a super thick and creamy smoothie that fits just as well on the breakfast table as it does for dessert!
Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie 10 of 13
Recipe and Photo by Two Peas and Their Pod!
Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie could really be renamed to Super, Super, Super Food Smoothie, because it is seriously packed with everything that is good and healthy.
Green Goddess Smoothie 11 of 13
Recipe and Photo by Aida Mollenkamp!
Aida brings us a taste of the tropics by combining mangoes and coconut in this Green Goddess Smoothie. It's sweet, delicious, healthy, and a great way to start your day!
Blueberry Coconut Smoothie 12 of 13
Recipe and Photo by She Wears Many Hats!
I can't get over the beauty of this Blueberry Coconut Smoothie! That deep purple color comes from superfood blueberries. So pretty and equally tasty!
Orange Smoothie 13 of 13
Recipe and Photo by Heather Christo!
I love this smoothie, because it contains an ingredient that isn't common in smoothies. It adds nutrition, sweetness, flavor and that beautiful color! Check out this Orange Smoothie to see that secret ingredient and taste the deliciousness for yourself!