10 Easy Smoothie Recipes for Families On the Go


10 Easy Smoothie Recipes for Families On the Go | thegoodstuff

Smoothies are a great way to start the morning and easy to grab on your way out the door. My favorite way to start each day is with a protein smoothie. They’re rich in protein, fiber, and healthy carbs, helping us maintain or lose weight.

Need more smoothie inspiration? Check out our smoothie guide for tips and ingredient ideas! If it’s more frozen, fruit treats you seek, we’ve got dozens of ice pop recipes and fruit dessert recipes that are sure to tickle your taste buds.

With school starting, smoothies are a nutritious breakfast for those on-the-go mornings. From fruity and tropical to almost candy-like, there’s an option for everyone’s taste. With the right recipe smoothies don’t have to be high in calories. We’ve scouted out 10 easy smoothie recipes for your family to try, plus put together some tips for smoothie perfection.

Tips for making great smoothies

  • Use frozen fruit
  • Add water to thin out smoothies that are too thick
  • Add a tablespoon of healthy oil, like flaxseed or coconut oil, to your smoothie
  • Sweeten naturally with mango, pineapple, and apples
  • Add a handful of spinach or kale to any smoothie for an extra dose of healthy vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals
  • Add variety by trying coconut milk or coconut water

1. Dark Chocolate Mocha Berry

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate almond milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso or coffee powder

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

Substitute your morning mocha frappé with a decadent dark chocolate mocha smoothie. Dark chocolate almond milk is a luscious base for your frappé-like smoothie. Add strawberries or raspberries to get your daily dose of fruit.

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2. Cherry, Ginger & Lime

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Source: Texanerin Baking

Cherries are full of vitamin C and have anti-inflammatory properties while ginger is great for digestion. Mix them together with lime for a summery smoothie reminiscent of those cherry lime slushies you enjoyed as a kid!

3. Green Tea

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Source: Eat, Live, Run

Start your day with an icy cold green tea smoothie. Frozen bananas and green melon paired with green tea and almond milk make the perfect energy blast for your morning.

4. Lava Flow

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Source: Adventures in the Kitchen Cooking School

Pretend you’re sipping this cocktail-inspired smoothie on a beach watching the waves come in. Blend the berries to make a puree, then pour them in a glass and top with your piña colada-flavored smoothie. What a tasty way to get your fill of vitamin C and protein.

5. Flat Belly

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Source: PopSugar

Flatten your belly with a smoothie containing known belly busters like blueberries and pineapples. These fruits have an enzyme that banishes bloat and eases digestion.

6. Banana, Chia & Spinach

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Source: What’s Gaby Cooking

Drink your greens with this banana, chia, and spinach smoothie. Sweetened by frozen mango and banana, the chia seeds add an extra dose of nutrients and thicken your drink.

7. Healthy Peanut Butter Cup

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Source: Fit Foodie Finds

You’ll feel like you’re cheating on your diet when you drink this protein-rich smoothie powered by peanut butter, bananas, and spinach. Even the kids won’t know they’re getting in their greens!

8. Key Lime Pie

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Source: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Go tropical on a hot summer morning with a key lime pie smoothie. Mix a container of key lime pie yogurt with banana, mango, spinach, and lime juice. Top with a dollop of yogurt and a crumble of graham crackers for a healthy solution to your dessert cravings.

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9. Avocado Sunrise

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Source: Happiness is Homemade

Avocados are super nutritious and creamy, making them a great way to start your day. Pair with fresh orange juice, yogurt, bananas, and strawberries for a refreshingly healthy breakfast drink.

10. Blueberry Black Tea

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Source: Naturally Ella

Change up your smoothies with a black tea-based drink. Steep blueberries in your tea, then add red beets, bananas, and cranberry juice for a power smoothie. Beets are a great smoothie ingredient; they help you respond better to exercise, reduce blood pressure, and are good for your heart.

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