9 easy peasy fruit smoothie recipes

A smoothie can be anything you want it to be: Breakfast, lunch, snack or bedtime elixir (OK, fine—maybe not the chocolate one).

By Amy Valm

9 easy peasy fruit smoothie recipes

Photo: Erik Putz

9 easy peasy fruit smoothies

Green Dream Smoothie

Don’t fear green. This slushy drink gets its colour thanks to creamy avocado, green apples and spinach. Vanilla kefir and a bit of agave keep it sweet. Get the recipe: Green Dream Smoothie

two glasses with green smoothie garnished with green applePhoto: Erik Putz

Purple Power Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with the good stuff: blueberries, pear, beet and banana, with ginger for zing. Serve it with a lid and straw to keep spills from staining. Get the recipe: Purple Power Smoothie

two glass mugs with purple smoothiePhoto: Erik Putz

Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie

With just a smidge of cocoa powder, this rich cherry smoothie packs half an avocado. Get the recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie

chocolate and cherry smoothie in glasses with colourful strawsPhoto: Erik Putz

Tickled Pink Smoothie

This smoothie is more than just a pretty face—watermelon, raspberries, vanilla yogurt and cucumber make a hydrating and tasty treat. Get the recipe: Tickled Pink Smoothie

two tall glasses filled with pink smoothiePhoto: Erik Putz

Beach Please Smoothie

When the beach is too far, close your eyes and sip this tropical pineapple-coconut smoothie. Get the recipe: Beach Please Smoothie

Tropical smoothies in clear glassesPhoto: Erik Putz

High-Protein Smoothie

Don’t fuss if they won’t eat their lunch—pack this protein-loaded smoothie instead. Freeze it ahead in a plastic container and it’ll be the perfect consistency come lunch—plus it will keep their other snacks nice and cool. Get the recipe: High-Protein Smoothie

glass of thick purple smoothiePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Peach Creamsicle Smoothie

A creamsicle for breakfast is the best way to start the day. Added bonus: you can freeze leftover smoothie mix in a popsicle mould for an afternoon treat. Get the recipe: Peach Creamsicle Smoothie

three bottles filled with creamy peach smoothiePhoto: Andrew Grinton

Tutti-Frutti Smoothie

Great for breakfast or a snack, strawberries, blueberries, banana and yogurt are tasty any time of day. Get the recipe: Tutti-Frutti Smoothie

two glasses of pink smoothie with strawPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Superfood Smoothie

Bitty hemp seeds give this smoothie an extra dose of protein. Anything goes with this recipe—try whatever berries you have on hand. Get the recipe: Superfood Smoothie

Two pink smoothies with blue striped strawsPhoto: Emily Cumming

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This article was originally published on Jan 09, 2019