Warmly welcoming the season of non-stop smoothies with this roundup. I do drink smoothies year-round, but I crave them in a much more intense way once the weather starts warming up. Hoping that this roundup can offer you a bit of inspiration with your blended bev routine! Lots of different options here, plus a few links from some of my faves at the end.
An unusual but highly cravable combination once you get used to it. This one comes from my cookbook, and I still drink it all the time.
This one has a bit of a butterscotch vibe that tastes so indulgent, but it’s loaded with wholesome ingredients. A little spike of coffee makes this a good option first thing in the morning.
This is my go-to smoothie base. Peanut butter, lots of baby spinach, and banana. It’s hard to go wrong because it tastes amazing, but is so nourishing too.
All the tropical vibes, but with a little superfood twist of spirulina. You can’t even taste it, but you’ll still get all that deep green goodness.
All the goodness of oats, almond butter, plant-based protein powder, and banana, but with a little touch of cocoa to take it up a notch.
I’m a fan of oats in my smoothies, what can I say! This one has all those hints of the cozy summertime dessert, but with feel-good ingredients like chia seeds in the mix.
So refreshing with the zingy ginger and fresh lime, and perfectly hydrating with the coconut water base.
Berries, coconut butter, raw cacao, and caramel-y dates. This one hints at rich red velvet vibes, and is boosted with a deep red, slightly sweet beet.
A comforting and familiar fruity blend with the added goodness of soaked goji berries and warm spices to shake things up.
This recipe calls for a homemade walnut milk, which really takes those banana bread flavours over the top. You could definitely make it with whatever plant-based milk you like though.
Once the deep heat of summer sets in, I challenge you to find a more refreshing smoothie. The rosemary is unexpected and incredible here.
This one from the Blissful Basil Cookbook definitely inches toward dessert territory. The roasted hazelnuts blended into the smoothie bring out those Nutella vibes.
Worth the extra step of pre-roasting strawberries! Plus, you can always do a big batch once they’re in season. Perfect for topping Bircher muesli or smushing on toast.
Mango, coconut, fresh ginger and orange juices. You can hide a good amount of kale in this glass of fruity and tropical goodness.
It’s not secret that I love cardamom in a smoothie, but mix that with blood orange, sweet pear, and coconut yogurt? I’m done.
Super indulgent, but wholesome enough for breakfast. Coffee, peanut butter, oats, banana, and plant-based protein combine for early morning perfection.
An unusual, but super creamy and satisfying combination. The lime helps cut through the richness of the banana and tahini.
A whole two cups (!!) of spinach hides in this blend with fresh lemon, orange juice, cinnamon, and vanilla. Everything you need to kick start your day.
I will happily enjoy this pumpkin smoothie all year. This spiced combination goes equally well with cooked and cooled sweet potato.
More beets, blood oranges, and warm spices in a smoothie! I guess I just know what I like? LOL. That hot pink hue is hard to resist while we wait for local summer berries and other colourful seasonal fruit.
And how about a little more smoothie goodness from around the internet?
🖤 I did this hearty smoothies piece (top photo) for The Kitchn a while ago. 5 great and slightly unusual options. The orange tahini is my fave!
🖤 Adaptogenic Date Shake from My New Roots
🖤 Peach Pitaya Tahini Smoothie from Will Frolic For Food
🖤 Turmeric Chocolate Breakfast Shake from Brewing Happiness
🖤 Fennel, Mango & Avocado Smoothie from Golubka Kitchen
🖤 Berry Superfood Smoothie from With Food + Love
🖤 Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Smoothie from Vegetarian Ventures
🖤 Cocoa Tahini Shake from Tending The Table
🖤 Matcha Mango Smoothies from Love & Lemons