Worry less about entirely upending your meal plans this year and focus instead on introducing more healthy liquid alternatives to your busy morning dash out the door. Quick, creative and requiring minimal ingredients, these refreshing smoothie recipes are a great place to start if you’re looking to increase the amount of fruits and veggies you consume throughout the day. From vanilla latte and peanut butter to green classics and tropical-inspired blends, there’s a smoothie here for every type of taste bud.
Vegan Vanilla Latte Smoothie
Coffee lovers will obsess over this healthier alternative to their traditional hot cuppa. Both delicious and nutritious, this smoothie really does taste like an ice-cold vanilla latte (we promise). Add in a shot of espresso for an extra caffeine boost, if needed.
This jaw-dropping, creamy smoothie gets all its bite and tang from a healthy dollop of yogurt and a generous splash of apple-cider vinegar. It’s a welcome change from the usual pumpkin fare that tempts us between October and December. Find more inspiration with these perfect pumpkin dishes that aren’t dessert.
Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie
This kid-friendly all-in-one milk-and-cookies smoothie is a great change of pace for your afternoon snack. You can even let the little ones get involved: Let them press the buttons on the blender or help measure out the ingredients.
This beautiful green smoothie is jam-packed with fibre, vitamin C and lutein (which helps eyesight). Keep frozen grapes on hand so you can whip this recipe up in a pinch for breakfast or as a refreshing snack. Check out the 10 best foods (and 5 worst) for your mental health.
Peanut Butter and Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
Peanut butter lovers, rejoice! Introduce all the flavours and textures of a traditional milkshake with classic breakfast ingredients such as bananas, peanut butter and cinnamon. Don’t forget to add the pitted dates for additional sweetness!
Cold-Busting Citrus Smoothie
Feeling a little under the weather? Combat that nasty bug with this citrus-infused smoothie that will soothe your throat and boost your immune system. For more sick-day remedies, try these healing ginger recipes for cold and flu season.
Keto Mint Chip Breakfast Smoothie
Stuffed with perfectly blended spinach, fresh mint, avocado and cacao nibs, this breakfast-on-the-go will become a morning staple in no time, regardless of whether your follow the keto diet.
This tart, tangy smoothie is a great way to use up all those leftover cranberries from your holiday festivities. Savour the additional sweetness courtesy of a dash of maple syrup and a hearty dose of healthy iron, zinc and B and E vitamins.
Orange Resolution Smoothie
Orange crush: Treat your taste buds and immune system with this dazzling flavour-bursting smoothie that will become a household staple. Find more food inspiration with the healthiest meal-prep lunch ideas that won’t get soggy.
Prepped in 10 minutes, this straight-up pumpkin smoothie blended with cinnamon and graham crackers will please any devotees of the classic gourd – while inviting them to indulge in a fall favourite well beyond the annual pumpkin spice expiry date.
Red Berry-and-Beet Smoothie
If fresh berries aren’t in season (or are wildly overpriced), opt for the frozen variety. This brilliantly-hued, high-fibre smoothie packs a wonderful earthiness and is loaded with antioxidants that will help you start the year off right. Tip: Blend in chia seeds for even more of a nutritional boost.
Banana Nog Smoothie
You don’t have to be in the thick of the holiday season to enjoy this seasonal favourite. Loaded with fibre, this creamy, belly-filling smoothie is a satisfying alternative to the usual fruity blends. Toss in a few dried dates for extra natural sweetness.