Try this Homemade Fruit Smoothies Recipe, along with lots of extra add-in suggestions to give you lots of variety! Fruit Smoothies are both healthy and delicious. They make a great quick breakfast or a tasty snack! These Homemade Fruit Smoothie recipes can be found in volume 1 of our cookbook!
Homemade Fruit Smoothies Recipe
2 cups milk or 1 cup milk and 1 cup yogurt
1 cup ice cubes
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. This recipe makes 2 smoothies.
You can make any combination of the following items for your homemade fruit smoothies. When you use juices, substitute juice in the recipe in place of milk.
- Top off any smoothie with ginger ale or sparkling water.
- strawberries, blueberries, peaches and a sprig of mint
- strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
- strawberries, raspberries and banana
- orange juice, pineapple juice, banana
- crushed pineapple, 1/4 tsp coconut flavoring
- apple juice, coconut and 1/4 tsp. grated ginger
- banana and 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
- banana, strawberries, 2 Tbsp. chocolate syrup
- strawberries, banana, peaches and apple
- mixed berries and peaches or pears
- bananas and kiwi fruit
- peaches and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup mint extract, 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
- 4 tsp. malted milk powder
- 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
- 1/3 cup unsweetened grape juice
- 1/4 cup chocolate syrup and 1/4 cup coffee (don’t use with fruit)
Here are some other tasty add-ins For Your Homemade Fruit Smoothies:
- 1/4 cup oatmeal
- 1 Tbsp. wheat germ
- 1/4 cup bran cereal
- flaxseed oil
- bee pollen
- breakfast powder
- protein powder
- powdered milk
- cocoa mix
- instant coffee
- instant pudding mix
- powdered soft drink mix
- 2 Tbsp. fruit juice concentrate
- any flavorings such as cherry, strawberry, peppermint etc.
- whipped cream
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There are a lot of fun flavor ideas in here. Thanks!
I do want to say that I don’t think a fruit smoothie needs any sugar added; the fruit provides enough sweetness on its own. If you use plain natural yogurt as well, you’ve got a creamy, sweet-tart treat with no added sugar– much healthier.
Also, if you use frozen fruit you needn’t bother with ice. :)
How much fruit is aded to the recipe?
You can really add as little or as much as you want depending on the taste you are going for or what you happen to have on hand. You can add like one banana 4 strawberries, or a 1/2 of cup of blueberries, 1-2 peaches. It really doesn’t matter to much.
i make these for hubby .. its a nice treat that wont bother his stomach too much ..
i put in a cup of greens (spinach or kale or collards or mustard/turnip greens).. some fruit (fresh or frozen berries) .. 1 celery stalk .. some water .. blend it up well .. and serve ..
he doesnt like his too sweet so i usually add more greens to it .. but roughly mainly 1 cup or so .. (a handful .. but since i have small hands i figure a good cup full) ..
thanks for posting htis ..
nice to see different variations we can try :D ..
They all sound delicious 😋
sorry … need ot clarify this .. 2 handfulls of the greens .. (which is more than 1 cup..more like 1 1/2 cups) .. 1/2 cup fruit … 1 celery and then some water .. i normally just put in and hardly ever measure .. and just get it to where he prefers it .. he normally tells me too sweet .. not sweet enuff .. oh my what is this!?! .. hehee .. all while holding his throught gagging .. ehhehe .. never and i mean never add vegi’s wiht onion and garlic to a smoothie ! (fruit or no fruit) .. it will literally take ur breath away ..
yep .. we like to experiment .. poor hubby .. hhehehe . .we laugh now but at the time i thought his eyeballs were going to pop out of his head .. hehehe :D ..
thanks again for posting the different variations .. :D
I would not suggest ever putting pineapple, or any citrus fruit in milk for a smoothie. It makes a VERY bitter flavor within 5 minutes and truly makes a smoothie unpalatable.
I think you are talking about fresh pineapple and we usually use canned and that is what we mean. Fresh pineapples here are very expensive and they usually are nasty. Often before we can get them to ripen they start spoiling so we have to use mostly canned.
same here jill . .our fresh pineapple goes bad fast . it has to be eaten within 24 hrs of us buying it ..
Grizzly bear mom
I would first add any cereal and frappe it to dust before making the smoothie unless you like lumps. I’m anti lumpist.
And I try to add bitter greens collards, kale, mustard tops, etc because they are so good for you. You can cover their taste up with fruit.
I’d try it without the sugar and try to only sweeten with fruit.
I wonder what is the validity of Fruit Smoothies. And what is the best storage thereof.
You know I have wondered that myself Vera. I question what is the difference of peeling a banana and just eating it along with a handful of strawberries especially since I don’t use a dishwasher so I hate washing a blender each time. One nice thing about fruit there is no dirty pan or bowl to clean up when you eat them. They are also very portable. I also wonder how many people are gaining more weight or not losing the weight they need to because they are downing smoothies with yogurt, milk, lots of fruit – all of which have many calories even low fat.
No to me a smoothie is a dessert or a treat like a fruit compote.Something fun to drink on a hot day.
As far as the storage goes it depends on what you are using. If it is fresh fruit and veggies then store those as you normally would. You can also mix things like berries and part of the ingredients together in plastic containers or bags and pull one out when you need one, mixing with what ever else you need too.