These easy homemade healthy smoothies are just what you need to start the day off right! Strawberry banana, peach mango, and the green smoothie are super easy to make and great for a quick meal replacement.
We are moving into the new year and you can guess what is on the top of the list of New Year resolutions. Yep, weight loss and getting into shape!
I came up with these healthy smoothies because I needed easy breakfast recipes to make at home. And these are definitely cheaper than purchasing at your local smoothie shop. Did I mention you don’t even have to leave your house? Speaking of not leaving your house, be sure to try my Copy Cat Orange Julius Recipe.
I’m sharing tips to help you get the best results with this recipe. If you don’t need the tips, scroll to the bottom for the full recipe, including a printable recipe card.
With the natural sweetness from the fruits, your kids will want to partake in these. Which is great because you can slip in some extra fruits, veggies, and protein without them even knowing.
The BEST Homemade Healthy Smoothies
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Ingredients for Strawberry Banana Smoothies
Strawberries – use fresh or frozen
Milk – I prefer unsweetened almond milk. If you like chocolate covered strawberries you may want to experiment with chocolate milk.
Bananas – The riper they are the sweeter the smoothie
Vanilla extract and Ice
What You Need for a Green Smoothie
Just a warning, your kids may be hesitant to give this version a try. You may be able to entice them by calling it Grinch Juice, Leprechaun Elixir or something similar. I bet they’ll like it once they try it!
- Green grapes
- Fresh pineapple
- Spinach – I use fresh, but you can also use frozen too
- Ice cubes
Peach Mango Smoothie Ingredients
Peach Nectar – grab the no-added-sugar version and allow time for it to chill.
Mangoes – I recommend fresh to get extra flavor, but frozen works well too.
Peaches – Fresh is the best but you can use frozen or canned if peaches are out of season. If using canned, try to avoid added ingredients like sugar.
Adding Protein to Your Smoothies
If you aren’t the typical protein shake drinker this may sound a little odd (or gross!). Chances are you’ve tried some type of protein powder in the past and you just couldn’t get it down.
I HIGHLY recommend using Orgain protein powder. It’s the best one I’ve found and it doesn’t taste funny or have that funky odor. Orgain is a plant based powder that smells a LOT better than animal protein powders.
You can also use protein powder for baking and cooking. It’s a great way to boost the nutritional value of things like cookies, oatmeal, and pancakes.
Also don’t forget your super cute protein shaker bottle. These are great if you need to take your smoothie on the go.
Can You Make Smoothies Ahead of Time?
If you plan on batching your smoothies, I recommend you freeze rather than refrigerate. Since these contain ice, the ice melts when refrigerated and leaves your drink with a diluted taste.
The best option for freezing is to get a Foodsaver or vacuum sealer and portion out your smoothies. This not only makes meal prepping super easy, but you don’t have to worry about what you are going to do with the rest of the smoothie when you only want one glass. Be sure to read the manual for best instructions to vacuum seal liquids.
You can also make “smoothie packs” in advance. Portion the fruits and veggies in freezer bags (the Foodsaver works great here). To make, simply dump the bag of ingredients into the blender, add liquids and ice and blend til smooth.
The vacuum sealer is handy when freezing leftovers and make ahead meals, so it’s totally worth the investment. I use mine regularly. If you decide to purchase, grab some vacuum seal bags too!
Other Recipes Great for Meal Prepping:
- Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Italian Grilled Chicken
- Crockpot Taco Meat
- Chicken Cobb Salad
- Easy Meal Prep Chicken
Homemade Healthy Smoothies
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 2 ripe small bananas, halved
- 3 cups strawberries, halved
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup ice cubes
- ½ cup water
- 1 cup green grapes
- ½ cup fresh pineapple, chunks
- ½ medium banana
- 2 cups fresh spinach, lightly packed
- ½ cup ice cubes
Peach Mango Smoothie
- 1 ½ cups no-sugar-added peach nectar, chilled
- 2 cups mangoes, peeled, seeded and cut into cubes
- 1 cup peaches, chunks
- 2 cups ice cubes
- Place ingredients into a blender
- Start blender on a low speed and gradually increase to high speed.
- Blend for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until you reach desired consistency.
- If you can’t find fresh peaches, mango or strawberries, substitute with frozen fruits.
- Add a scoop of protein powder (optional).
- Nutritional information will vary, based on ingredients used.
Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.