Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a great way to get your daily dose of delicious fruit. Whether you are on the go, or having a relaxing Sunday morning breakfast, the possibilities are endless.
Strawberry Smoothie

Pineapple, Strawberry & Blueberry Smoothie

Ingredients: Prep Notes: Amount:
Low fat yogurt
Vanilla or plain is best
1 Cup
Skim Milk
Or choose 2% milk
1/2 Cup
Pineapple
Fresh is best, but crushed in can works
1/2 Cup
Strawberry
Usually fresh is readily available – slice first – frozen if you must
1/2 Cup
Blueberry
You can replace your blues with blackberries if preferred
1/2 Cup
Ice cubes
If available, use crushed ice
About 7

Uniquely Stroudsmoor: add a slice of fresh ginger to the mix to aid digestion and give your smoothie a little tang.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients: Prep Notes: Amount:
Low fat yogurt
Vanilla or plain is standard, but try banana or strawberry to enhance your favorite flavor
1 Cup
Skim Milk
Try a nut milk instead – almond, cashew or coconut – to make it Vegan
1/2 Cup
Banana
Ensure the skin has a small number of brown spots for added sweetness
1 Cup
Strawberry
Fresh is best, but frozen will do in a pinch
1 Cup
Ice cubes
Crushed or cubed
About 7

Uniquely Stroudsmoor: add fresh coconut to the mix and a sprinkle of toasted coconut to the top for a tropical feel.

Green Tea Smoothie with Pineapple and Blueberry

Ingredients: Prep Notes: Amount:
Low fat yogurt
Definitely plain
1 1/2 Cup
Skim Milk
2% or Rice or Oat Milk for a switch to the Vegan side
1/4 Cup
Pineapple Chunks
Again, fresh is best, but canned will work
1/2 Cup
Blueberry
Replace your blueberries with raspberries if your tea of choice is raspberry green
1/2 Cup
Green Tea
Steeped and chilled
1/2 Cup
Ice cubes
Crushed or cubed
About 7
Uniquely Stroudsmoor: try that slice of fresh ginger, add that fresh coconut, blend in honey or agave for extra sweetness, or take your tea to the next level by adding cloves or clove oil, which contains antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, aphrodisiac, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Not to mention an autumnal flavor..

Method for making your healthy Smoothie are simple and work for most, if not all, blends:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or a personal blender like: NutriBullet Pro 900 Watt Blender – 900 Series Price & Reviews
  2. Mix till blended – color should appear pale, but visible. If your smoothie is still a little on the white side, add a few more berries to create a blush color and enhance the flavor to your taste.                    
  3. Serve in a stemmed glass or chilled glass mug depending on the formality of the occasion – or just leave it in your bullet container and sip as you please.
  4. Garnish with fresh berries and/or a spritz of whipped cream. Don’t forget to try a uniquely Stroudsmoor ingredient when the mood suits.

Simple recipes are sometimes the best, but when making your fruit smoothies, remember to be daring with the ingredients. 

Here are a few that might make your taste buds sing and your stomach smile:

  1. Instant Coffee – for that boost of caffeine energy that will combine with the natural sugars in the fruit to help wake you up. Adding instant or brewed coffee gives your smoothie nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, Vitamin B3, B2. So, say good morning America with your mocha fruity blend!
  2. Fresh Mint – relieves nausea, helps with digestion, may even cure the common cold, and just tastes great! Interesting to note, the mint leaf is often used in wedding bouquets as its fragrance has a calming affect for both the excited bride and nervous groom.
  3. Cacao Beans or Powder – said to improve memory, lowers blood pressure, improves blood flow to the brain and heart, helps prevent blood clots, reduces the symptoms of IBS and other digestive problems … what’s not to like about adding it to your favorite smoothie? 
  4. Chocolate – some say this sweet treat lowers cholesterol levels, prevents cognitive decline and reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems. I say it is too good to not include once in a while!
  5. Other Fruit – apples, kiwi, melon, oranges, peaches, pears, and any other fruit, including tomatoes, your heart desires. Yes, by definition the tomato is a fruit, as it develops from the flower of the plant and contains seeds on the inside. However, in culinary terms the tomato is a vegetable with limitless possibilities, including Stroudsmoor’s homemade Marinara, Roma and Fra Diavolo Sauces – jarred and available at StroudsmoorBakery.com.
  6. Greens – the list is long, but here are some favorites in order of taste and availability – spinach, celery, wheat grass, kale, beet root, and collard greens.
  7. Nut Butters – they are a good source of protein containing healthy fats, but most importantly, they add great flavor to your smoothie.  Note; they can easily take over the flavor of your blend, so use sparingly and taste before adding more.
  8. Cruciferous Veggies – shredded cabbage, bok choy and leafy kale are all nutrient-rich containing Glucosinolates – an anti-inflammatory phytonutrient. For more cruciferous vegetables try broccoli, cauliflower, savoy cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Interesting factoid about Cruciferous also known as Cruciferae vegetables.  Cruciferae comes from New Latin meaning “cross-bearing”. Next time you are making a purchase of a leafy Cruciferae take a look at the shape of their flowers. The four large outer petals where believed to resemble a cross.

Don’t stop believing that smoothies are healthy, but do realize many are high in calories, so moderation is the best way to consume your favorite blends.