Get your smoothie fix with these delicious smoothie recipes. Each filled with all the flavor of your favorite classics at the smoothie shop but using real whole food ingredients and natural sweeteners. These smoothies would be a great way to refuel post workout or make them for a refreshing and healthy snack.
If you’re watching your sugar intake, it’s important to note, while the sugar content of smoothies is typically pretty high, the majority of sugar in these smoothies is naturally occurring from the fruit. What you can control is the amount of added sugars in your smoothie, which will differ based on the brand and type of yogurt, protein powder, or milk used to make the recipe. Be sure to read nutritional labels to make healthier choices, low in added sugars.
1. Tropical Green Recovery Smoothie
Get your greens for the day with this tropical green recovery smoothie packed with spinach and avocado and sweetened with delicious tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Adding protein powder is optional, but makes this smoothie more nutrient-dense, and a great option to fuel up post-workout.
Added Sugars: 5g
2. Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie
This delicious PB&J Protein Smoothie is reminiscent of your favorite childhood lunch. The good news is, unlike a PB&J sandwich, this smoothie is free of added sugars and high fructose corn syrup. Get all that yummy flavor minus the icky ingredients, and the result is this beautiful, nutritious protein smoothie – a dreamy way to refuel post-workout.
Added Sugars: 5g
3. Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Nothing like a classic strawberry and banana smoothie on a hot summer day! Rather than the sugar-loaded version at your local smoothie shop, this smoothie is sweetened with real fruit, honey, and vanilla bean Greek yogurt for a creamy finish and boost of protein. Try this smoothie for a flavor surprisingly as sweet the original, without all the added sugars!
Added Sugars: 39g
4. Vanilla Chai Protein Shake
This Vanilla Chai Protein Shake is just like your favorite iced chai drink at the coffee shop, but the boost of protein makes it a better choice for refueling after the gym. If you love the sweet and spicy flavor of chai, this protein shake is the perfect way to get in your protein in an incredibly delicious way!
Added Sugars: 21g