6 quick and easy smoothie recipes

Running late for class? Don't skip breakfast! Try quickly mixing up one my favourite simple smoothie recipes instead.

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Picture this: it’s 9:10 am. You’ve overslept your alarm and you only have 15 minutes to get ready and run to class, so you’re left starving until your lunch break. Admit it, we’ve all been there. But starve no more! These quick, easy (and cheap) smoothie recipes can be made at the last minute in the morning or the night before. Just grab the ingredients, throw them in a blender or Magic Bullet, blend until smooth, pour, and go!


Strawberry banana smoothie

It’s the classic that everyone loves.

  • 2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 1 fresh banana (peeled)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • ½ cup of vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 squirt of honey


Mango peach smoothie

This delicious smoothie will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation!

  • 1 cup of frozen peaches
  • 2 cups of frozen mango
  • ¾ cups of milk
  • ¾ cups of orange juice


Berry smoothie

This smoothie is perfectly simple and delicious.

  • ½ cup of vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 ½ cup of apple juice
  • 1 ½ cup of frozen berries (blueberry, raspberry, strawberry & blackberry)
  • 1 banana


Chocolate banana smoothie

Because who doesn’t want desert for breakfast!

  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup


PB & J smoothie

The protein from the peanut butter in this smoothie makes it extra filling!

  • 1 cup of frozen berries
  • ¾ cup of yoghurt
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter


Green smoothie

Feel great about getting your daily veggies in while drinking this yummy smoothie.

  • 1 cup of green grapes
  • ½ cup of pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp of maple syrup


Mix it up!

Once you’ve made enough smoothies you start to see a pattern. A rough outline of ingredients to make delicious smoothies every time is:

  • 2 servings of your favourite fruit (banana is a good base for most smoothies)
  • Some greens if you want (spinach and kale are my favourites)
  • 3–4 Ice cubes (These are good if you’re using fresh fruit and want to thicken your smoothie)
  • Enough liquid to cover the solids (choose between water, milk, or your preferred dairy alternative)
  • Sweetener (a good addition especially if you added some veggies. I like honey, maple syrup, and agave syrup)

What are your favourite smoothie recipes?