8 Scrumptious Smoothie Recipes To Try At Home

A vibrant medley of vitamins and delicious flavours, not only do smoothies make for a super scrumptious  snack, they’re also perfect for stocking up on those all-important health-enhancing nutrients, too. And at this time of year especially, they’re a particularly popular picking indeed.

As soon as the Christmas and New Year festivities draw to a close, we begin to make our annual ‘new year, new me’ resolutions, and a countless flurry of pledges to be healthier soon start to roll in.

And let’s face it, after consuming almost our entire body weight in chocolate truffles and mince pies, who can blame us for wanting to detox?

We set out on a mission to cut calories and fill our tummies with extra helpings of fruit and vegetables. And one of the quickest & easiest ways to dole more minerals is to slurp on a homemade smoothie.

Sure, you can buy ready-made smoothies down at the local supermarket, but if you’re serious about getting healthy, you’re best to make them yourself. By doing this, you’ll bypass those pesky additives and preservatives often found in shop-bought alternatives - and you’ll probably save some money, too!

In this blog post, we’re going to share with you our top 8 tastiest smoothie recipes so that you can get creative in the kitchen this new year and finally dust off that smoothie blender! So, if you’ve been wondering how to make a fruit smoothie, then you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Let’s get to it!

1. Vegan Detox Smoothie - Simple Vegan Blog

Counteract Christmas’ refined sugar overload without neglecting your sweet tooth as you whizz up this delicious vegan detox smoothie from Simple Vegan Blog.

Entirely dairy free, this delightful drink is super easy to make and, according to Alberto & Iosune, ‘can help you achieve your goals.’ So, if you’re looking for a tasty treat that promises a body confidence boost to boot, then this is the one.

Marrying a nutritious mix of zingy lemon, punchy pineapple and cool cucumber, this smoothie is bursting with goodness. Go on, give it a try!

Image Source: Simple Vegan Blog
Image Source: Simple Vegan Blog

2. Beetroot & Raspberry Smoothie Recipe - Lucy Loves

Yield the benefits of antioxidant-rich beetroot and raspberries as you swig on this flavoursome thirst-quencher from Lucy Loves.

Brightly-coloured and stuffed with vitamins and minerals, this smoothie is effortlessly appetising and so straightforward to make.

It’s a thumbs up from us!

3. Healthy Chocolate Banana Smoothie - Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

This one’s for all the chocoholics out there, and take it from us, it’s absolutely heavenly.

Proof that chocolate isn’t always the unhealthy option, Nadia’s ‘Healthy Chocolate Banana Smoothie’ will fill your stomach, all whilst keeping that craving for cocoa firmly at bay.

The inclusion of two ripe bananas ensures this smoothie is thick & decadent, meanwhile the protein powder, espresso shots & chia seeds provide an instant burst of energy.

This is definitely one of our favourites, and we’re sure you’ll love it, too!

4. Clean Eating Strawberry & Banana Protein Smoothie - The Kitchen Shed

A cult classic with a twist, this strawberry & banana protein smoothie from The Kitchen Shed poses the perfect post workout snack.

With the berries & banana providing a whole wealth of health benefits and the protein powder offering muscle-repair qualities, this really is a great all-rounder.

As a serving suggestion, we recommend sprinkling some chia seeds and poppy seeds on at the end for additional nutrients and a pretty finishing touch. Yummy!

5. Berry-Nice Blendie - Purition

Treat those tastebuds to a truly toothsome snack as you slurp on this berrylicious smoothie from Purition.

With just five simple ingredients and six easy-to-follow instructions, the ‘Berry-Nice Blendie’ promises a piquant combination of sweet strawberries, tangy raspberries and ½ a small banana.

And it’s mouthwatering-ly good.

If you’re vegan or dairy intolerant, simply swap the milk for a lacto-free alternative (soya milk & almond milk will both work great) and enjoy!

Image Source: Purition
Image Source: Purition

6. Shake It Off - Gluten Free Cuppa Tea

Okay, so technically - as the title suggests - this one is more of a shake than a smoothie, but as it’s so delightful, we thought we’d throw it in, anyway - you know, just for good measure…

...and we’re pretty confident that you’ll be thanking us later.

Combining the chocolatey goodness of raw cocoa powder with rich almond butter and smooth, satisfying banana, this shake also suggests a serving of protein powder of your choice, too. And although this ingredient is perhaps not entirely necessary, it makes for a great addition to the blend.

For full effect & a treat so tasty you simply won’t be able to shake the memory, we recommend an extra light dusting of cocoa powder on top to serve. Divine!

7. The Easiest Breakfast Smoothie - Deliciously Ella

Presenting a healthy & hearty start to the day, Deliciously Ella’s ‘The Easiest Breakfast Smoothie’ is a real taste sensation and one that’s sure to stifle the urge to snack.

Rich in vitamins & iron, this green smoothie boasts a wealth of wholesome ingredients, from spinach and banana to berries, oats, hemp powder & chia seeds. So, if you’re serious about jumping on the ‘clean living’ hype, and you’re keen to put that smoothie maker to good use, then this spinach smoothie is a certified must-try.

Image Source: Deliciously Ella
Image Source: Deliciously Ella

8. Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie - Amy’s Healthy Baking

An innocent alternative to your best-loved sugary snack, this luscious smoothie recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking promises a zestful treat with every mouthful. And guess what, you only need four ingredients to recreate it!

The nectarous flavour of the sweet frozen strawberries combined with the smooth creaminess of the non-dairy milk help make for a guilt-free snack that’ll instantly curb that craving for sugar. What more could you want?!

If you’re on the hunt for a new smoothie blender, then you’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve got plenty for you to choose from. With a selection of appliances available, from all you favourite brand names (Braun, Kenwood, Breville, Morphy Richards & more), you’ll be completely spoilt for choice.

Breville Blend Active Colour Mix Family Blender
Breville Blend Active Colour Mix Family Blender
Nutribullet 600 Series Graphite 8 Piece Blender
Nutribullet 600 Series Graphite 8 Piece Blender

Oh, and if you're looking for more tips & tricks on how to stay healthy, be sure to check out our post 'Yoga At Home', too, where you'll find a selection of stretches & exercises that're perfect for staying in shape!

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