Our 30 Best Juice and Smoothie Recipes for Any Time

Easy, Good For You, and Delicious

Strawberry Smoothie

The Spruce

Get a great start to your day or enjoy an energizing afternoon snack with our best smoothie recipes and healthy juices. When you're busy trying to jump into your day, there is no speedier way to grab breakfast than with a delicious, nutrient-packed blender drink. But smoothies aren't just for mornings! Reach for one to fight off an afternoon energy slump or rehydrate after a walk or workout.

They are always a sweet and filling treat and so much better for you than a candy bar. Browse our best smoothie and juice recipes that will satisfy a sweet tooth and deliver superfood health benefits, too. You'll find plenty of flavor options, from tropical slushies perfect for hot summer days, to raw vegan green food smoothies, and blends with trendy ingredients.

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    Copycat Orange Julius Smoothie

    Copycat Orange Julius Smoothie

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    You don't have to venture to the shopping mall to enjoy the creamy, frothy goodness of an Orange Julius smoothie. Our homemade version is not only a cinch to make in your blender, it has far fewer calories than the original. It delivers all of the sweet and refreshing flavor you desire with extra nutrition from banana to boot.

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    Green Pear Smoothie

    Green Pear Smoothie

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    If you've never tried green smoothies before, this green pear smoothie is a delicious introduction. You'll love the taste of fresh, juicy pear blended with ripe banana, healthy kale, spicy ginger and cinnamon, plus almond milk to make it all creamy. A little honey and vanilla extract add just the right balance of sweetness.

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    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

    Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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    What tastes like a milkshake but is actually dairy-free? It's this chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie. Made with ripe bananas, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and vanilla almond milk, it has all the flavor and creaminess of a dessert but is actually pretty darn healthy and suitable for vegan diets.

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    Watermelon Juice

    Watermelon Juice

    The Spruce / Ali Redmond

    Do you love a thirst-quenching slice of watermelon? Take it on the go with a quick and easy watermelon juice blend. We pump up the already powerfully healthy fruit juice with nutritious wheat grass, celery, beet, carrot, and a hint of mint for a summer refresher that is super good for you. It's an incredibly tasty way to stay hydrated on hot summer days.

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    Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

    Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

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    This matcha smoothie is not only a fun and delicious new way to drink your tea, it's also vegan-friendly. You'll love the unmistakable taste of green tea in this earthy and refreshing smoothie made from matcha green tea powder, a frozen banana, and your favorite plant-based milk.

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    Low-Calorie Blueberry Smoothie

    Low-Calorie Blueberry Smoothie

    The Spruce / Ashley Marti

    There is no better way to enjoy the sweet taste of blueberries in a glass than this healthful fruit smoothie. All you need to make it are some fresh or frozen berries, a scoop of blueberry yogurt (plain or low-fat), and a few ice cubes for a calorie-conscious, protein-rich, gulp-able breakfast.

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    Soursop Juice and Smoothie

    Soursop Juice and Smoothie

    The Spruce / Victoria Heydt

    With a sweet and sour taste like strawberries and apples mingled together and a creamy texture similar to ripe banana, the soursop is one amazing tropical fruit. Here, it's combined with coconut, pineapple, banana, ginger, and a few kale leaves for an ultra-flavorful blended beverage that will transport you to the Caribbean.

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    Avocado Mango Smoothie

    Avocado Mango Smoothie

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    If you've never considered putting avocado into a smoothie, this recipe will make you wonder why you not. Ripe avocado lends a delicious creaminess to this easy, 3-ingredient smoothie, with orange juice and mango adding fruity sweetness. Enjoy it for a nearly instant breakfast that is vegan, gluten-free, and cholesterol-free.

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    Strawberry Smoothie

    Strawberry Smoothie

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    Our strawberry smoothie is so pretty and pink, it practically begs to be served for Mother's Day breakfast. It's super easy to blend up using frozen strawberries, and the addition of vanilla yogurt gives it a creamy, almost dessert-like texture and sweetness. Garnish it with a plump, fresh berry for special occasions, or enjoy it simply for a quick morning treat.

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    Coconut Raspberry Crush Smoothie

    Coconut Raspberry Crush Smoothie

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    With a flirty name and a fresh fruity and tropical flavor, not to mention a bright pink hue, this refreshing smoothie has got it all going on. While it will remind you of summer days, you can whip it up easily at any time of year with frozen raspberries, a little OJ, and canned coconut milk to make it super-creamy.

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    Papaya Smoothie (Batida de Lechosa)

    Papaya Smoothie (Batida de Lechosa)

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    A batida de lechosa is a popular way to cool off in the Dominican Republic and a great choice for sweltering summer days wherever fresh papaya is sold. This tropical cooler blends sweet papaya with milk, vanilla extract, lime juice, and zest for a frothy shake that is ideal for drinking poolside.

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    Raw Food Green Kale Smoothie

    Raw Food Green Kale Smoothie

    The Spruce / Cara Cormack

    Superfood green smoothies are a favorite drink of gym-goers and raw vegan eaters alike who prize their immune system-boosting properties. This green smoothie with kale contains massive amounts of antioxidants and tastes great thanks to the inclusion of orange juice, banana, and fresh mint. It's a great-tasting way to sneak more greens into your diet.

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    Banana Tahini Smoothie

    Banana Tahini Smoothie

    The Spruce / Anita Schecter

    If you like the way banana tastes with peanut butter you'll love it with tahini. The Middle Eastern sesame paste has a similar taste and texture to peanut butter, adding tons of nutty, creamy flavor plus a big boost of protein to banana smoothies. This one has milk and yogurt too, for a thick, yet drinkable, beverage.

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    Apple Juice

    Apple Juice

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    When you've got a basket of apples on your counter, turn them into kid-friendly apple juice. All you need is fresh fruit and possibly a little sugar and cinnamon for this recipe that cooks down on the stovetop before being strained and chilled in the fridge. The leftover apple pulp makes wonderful homemade applesauce, too.

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    Acai and Berry Smoothie

    Acai and Berry Smoothie

    The Spruce / Elaine Lemm

    Put a spring in your step with this purple breakfast smoothie powered by nutrient-rich acai berries from the Brazilian rainforest. It uses organic freeze-dried berry powder (available in Whole Foods, supermarkets, and online) which is easy to blend with other mixed berries or fruits and your favorite plant-based milk for a delicious lift to your day.

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    Dairy-Free Cacao Almond Bliss Smoothie

    Cacao Almond Bliss Smoothie

    The Spruce / Loren Runion

    This cacao almond bliss smoothie is as much a dessert as it is a mini-meal. For a chocolate almond sweet creation, it is also surprisingly virtuous. It drinks like a milkshake but includes not a single drop of dairy—just nut milk, almond butter, a banana, and a few other ingredients. Use a frozen banana for a malted milk texture.

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    Tropical Raspberry Smoothie

    Tropical Raspberry Smoothie

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Raspberries, oranges, and pineapple blend together beautifully in this tropical-tasting smoothie. A frozen banana adds flavor and texture without the need for dairy products (though you could add a scoop of yogurt if you like for extra creaminess and protein).

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    Blueberry Tofu Smoothie

    Blueberry Tofu Smoothie

    The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

    Silken tofu is the secret ingredient that makes this blissful blueberry smoothie a great way to start your day. Along with soy milk, the tofu adds a healthy dose of protein to give you a nice energy boost we can all use first thing in the morning. It blends up beautifully with the berries for a creamy, colorful shake.

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    Low-Calorie Vegetable Smoothie

    Low-Calorie Vegetable Smoothie

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    Step aside, fruit smoothies. For those who enjoy tomato juice and vegetable cocktails, there is no better way to drink your veggies than a delicious vegetable smoothie. It is naturally low in calories, bursting with healthy vitamins and minerals, and an excellent way to cool off after a workout. Feel free to add a few drops of hot sauce to the blender if you like a kick of spice.

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    Fresh Mango Smoothie With Yogurt

    Fresh Mango Smoothie With Yogurt

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    If you love the mango lassi shake you get at Indian restaurants, you'll love this blended smoothie that tastes just like the classic Indian drink. It's a snap to make with just some juicy mango, plain yogurt, and a few ice cubes. Learn the best way to cut a mango in our must-read guide.

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    Fig and Honey Smoothie

    Fig and Honey Smoothie

    The Spruce / Anita Schecter

    If you're a Fig Newton fan, then this smoothie is made for you. It boasts a wonderful, sweet and honeyed taste from soft, fresh figs and honey with Greek yogurt adding protein. It's an ideal choice for a Mother's Day breakfast tray garnished with a fresh fig half.

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    Mixed Berry Smoothie

    Mixed Berry Smoothie

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    Stock your freezer with mixed frozen berries for a simply delicious and healthy breakfast smoothie anytime. You can buy packaged frozen berries from the store or freeze berries going soft in your fridge. Either way, this drink is a breeze to make with just fruit, orange juice, and a small amount of yogurt.

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    Watermelon Smoothie

    Watermelon Smoothie

    The Spruce / Loren Runion

    Sweet seedless watermelons are delicious cut up for summer snacks and make great blender beverages, too. Our watermelon smoothie calls for freezing the juicy fruit in cubes before blending it with vanilla yogurt, dairy or plant-based milk, and maple syrup for a thick, rich, milkshake-like drink.

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    Pineapple Smoothie

    Pineapple Smoothie

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Bursting with the sweet taste of tropical fruit, this pineapple smoothie is a fabulous summer thirst-quencher that will remind you of days at the beach. Use pineapple juice along with the cut-up fruit to double down on fresh pineapple flavor, or swap in limeade for a sparkling citrus lift.

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    Banana Date Smoothie with Ginger and Cardamom

    Banana Date Smoothie with Ginger and Cardamom

    The Spruce / Anita Schecter

    Yogurt-based beverages are a staple in the Middle East where they are beloved for their cooling properties. This thick and creamy smoothie begins with Greek-style yogurt and adds sweet and rich dates, spicy fresh ginger, ground cardamom, and a frozen banana for an insanely scrumptious and unique-tasting smoothie.

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    Blueberry and Spinach Superfood Green Smoothie

    Blueberry and Spinach Superfood Green Smoothie

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    Get a powerful antioxidant boost from this superfood green smoothie. Spinach, fresh blueberries, and banana combine to deliver a powerful punch of plant protein, fiber, and vitamin C. It's a raw vegan superfood meal in a glass and it tastes great thanks to the natural sweetness of the berries.

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    Warm Spiced Apple Juice With Cinnamon and Nutmeg

    Spiced Apple Juice With Cinnamon and Nutmeg

    The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

    Transform everyday ingredients into a holiday-worthy drink in just a few simple steps. It's easy to cook up a wassail-style, non-alcoholic hot cider with just store-bought apple juice, brown sugar, cozy baking spices, and sliced citrus fruits. Serve it in mugs garnished with a cinnamon stick for a warming fall or winter beverage the whole family can enjoy.

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    Lychee Smoothie

    Lychee Smoothie

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    Lychee fruits from China have long been prized for their super-sweet flavor but the fresh fruit can be difficult to find stateside. We use canned lychees, which are lighter in calories than many other canned fruits, in this rich and creamy lychee smoothie that includes soy milk and silken yogurt for an extra serving of protein.

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    Carrot Turmeric Ginger Juice

    Carrot Turmeric Ginger Juice

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    Turmeric, long a staple of Eastern cooking and medicine, has become a trendy ingredient in the West recently because of its immune system-boosting powers. This healthy vegetable juice with no added sweeteners and harnesses the healing compounds of turmeric, blending it with carrots, ginger, and a hint of apple for a refreshing, feel-good tonic.

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    Apple Kiwi Superpower Green Smoothie

    Apple Kiwi Superpower Green Smoothie

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    This apple kiwi superpower smoothie brings new meaning to the adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." With a trio of natural ingredients that support the body's ability to fight infection—apples, kiwis, and kale—plus stomach-soothing ginger and cilantro, this tasty smoothie packs massive health benefits into one glass.