Healthy 5-Minute Smoothie Recipes

Find healthy, delicious 5-minute smoothie recipes including strawberry, tropical and other fruit smoothies, green smoothies and protein smoothies. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Anti-Inflammatory Cherry-Spinach Smoothie

Rating: 3.6 stars
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This healthy smoothie is not only delicious--it also boosts your daily dose of anti-inflammatory foods. It starts with a base of creamy gut-friendly kefir and includes cherries, which can lower the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein. Heart-healthy fats in avocado, almond butter and chia seeds deliver additional anti-inflammatory compounds to the body, while spinach offers a mix of antioxidants that sweep up harmful free radicals. Fresh ginger adds zing, plus a compound called gingerol, which preliminary studies suggest may improve inflammatory markers of heart disease if consumed daily.

Really Green Smoothie

Rating: 4 stars
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The combination of kale and avocado makes this healthy smoothie recipe extra green. Chia seeds lend this creamy smoothie a heart-healthy punch of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Pineapple Green Smoothie

Rating: 4.53 stars
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Use ripe bananas for this creamy Greek yogurt, spinach and pineapple smoothie. Chia seeds add healthy omega-3 fats, fiber and a little protein for an extra nutritional boost.

Spinach-Avocado Smoothie

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This healthy green smoothie gets super creamy from the frozen banana and avocado. Make ahead (up to 1 day) and store it in the fridge until you need a veggie boost.

Berry-Kefir Smoothie

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Get a probiotic boost at breakfast when you add kefir to your smoothie. Feel free to use any berries and nut butter you have on hand in this healthy smoothie recipe.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This creamy high-protein shake will keep you satisfied for hours and tastes like a chocolate-peanut butter banana milkshake. You don't even need to add protein powder, thanks to the naturally occurring protein in the soymilk, Greek yogurt and peanut butter.

Strawberry-Banana Green Smoothie

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This green smoothie recipe is sweetened only with fruit and gets an extra dose of healthy omega-3s from flaxseeds.

Strawberry-Blueberry-Banana Smoothie

A smoothie with strawberries, blueberries and banana is delicately sweet and entirely kid-friendly, even with a boost of protein from hemp seeds. Freeze the fruits ahead of time for an extra frosty texture once blended.

Apple-Peanut Butter Smoothie

Rating: 4.22 stars
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Apples and peanut butter are a classic pair-try them blended together in this healthy smoothie recipe.

Almond Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie

Rating: 4.83 stars
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Almond butter adds nutty flavor plus 7 grams of protein to this healthy, protein-rich banana smoothie.

Chocolate-Banana Protein Smoothie

Rating: 5 stars
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Red lentils give this smoothie a plant-based protein boost. To make this smoothie vegan, try using unsweetened coconut beverage or almond milk in place of the dairy milk.

Strawberry-Pineapple Smoothie

Rating: 3 stars
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Blend almond milk, strawberry and pineapple for a smoothie that's so easy you can make it on busy mornings. A bit of almond butter adds richness and filling protein. Freeze some of the almond milk for an extra-icy texture.
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make a Healthy Smoothie 3 Ways

Learn how to make a smoothie healthy and delicious without extra sugar and calories.

Pineapple Green Smoothie

"Tried it, liked it, keep going back to it! I was looking for recipes to use some fresh pineapple I had on hand and tried this." - EatingWell User

Berry-Mint Kefir Smoothies

Kefir is similar to yogurt, full of gut-friendly probiotics. But it has fewer carbs and a more drinkable consistency--perfect for smoothies.