Smoothie Recipes for Beginners

Fruit smoothies are an easy and yummy way to get valuable nutrients into your daily diet. They are jam-packed with vitamins and minerals that can be hard to get through your regular meals.

Cringe at the thought of a smoothie? These fruit smoothie recipes for beginners will make you a convert in no time!

Most of us don’t eat the nutritionist-recommended 9-12 servings of fruits and vegetables each day (or even the FDA-recommended 7 servings), but you can easily get three or more servings in a single delicious smoothie.

In our house, we have three go-to simple smoothie recipes that are so delicious that even fruit haters will enjoy them. (Just ask my husband.) Of course, any of these recipes can be adjusted to your personal liking or to fit the items you have on hand. I often just throw in whatever fruits and vegetables I have in the kitchen that day.

Three simple #smoothie recipes so delicious that even fruit haters will love them.

Grab the printable recipes at the bottom!

My Three Favorite Smoothie Recipes for Beginners

Cringe at the thought of a smoothie? These fruit smoothie recipes for beginners will make you a convert in no time!

Sweet Starter Smoothie

1/3-1/2 cup pure water
1 apple
1 banana
6-8 strawberries
1 small handful red cabbage
1 handful spinach or green leaf lettuce

Approximately 3 ½ fruit & vegetable servings, fills a 16-ounce glass and sometimes part of a smaller glass also.

This remains one of my favorite smoothies. It’s so sweet and delicious, and there are no “unusual” flavors to get used to. If you’ve never tried a smoothie before, this is the one I recommend to get you started. If you put more than a small handful of the red cabbage, you will taste it – but a small handful will blend with the other flavors and not even be noticed.

Orange Sunrise

1 apple
1 banana
3 strawberries
1 handful spinach or green leaf lettuce
½ cup orange juice

Approximately 3 fruit & vegetable servings, fills a 16-ounce glass.

My teenage son came up with this simple and delicious recipe. He loves all things orange, so this is like his signature smoothie.

Cringe at the thought of a smoothie? These fruit smoothie recipes for beginners will make you a convert in no time!

 

Rainbow Blast

1 apple
1 banana
1 sliced radish
5 strawberries
5 cherries
5-8 grapes
10 blueberries
1 small handful red cabbage
1 handful spinach or green leaf lettuce

Approximately 4 ½ – 5 fruit & vegetable servings, fills a 16-ounce glass and a 6-ounce glass.

This is my second-favorite blend and the one I drink on most days – as long as I have all the ingredients on hand. So many colors! It’s a rainbow of fruits and vegetables in one glass. The resulting color may not be beautiful, but the taste is superb.

A Note About Spinach

Spinach contains high levels of oxalic acid, which may increase the risk of developing kidney stones, especially if you’re prone to them. Oxalic acid inhibits the body’s absorption of iron and calcium, but this can be countered by eating foods high in vitamin C. Some nutritionists recommend eating only cooked spinach since cooking reduces the level of oxalic acid.

I’m not convinced that God created a plant as nutritious as spinach and then put something in it that’s actually harmful for us if we eat it raw. While I doubt eating enormous amounts of raw spinach daily is a good idea, I’m comfortable with the amount I put in my smoothies. If you’re not comfortable with raw spinach, green leaf lettuce makes a good substitute.

I drink a smoothie most mornings for breakfast. Add a second one in the afternoon, and you’ve just about nailed the FDA’s daily fruit & vegetable recommendation and are halfway there on the nutritionist recommendation. So much easier than eating bowl after bowl of salad all day (though salad is good too!)

Do you enjoy smoothies? Have you been wanting to try them? Leave me a comment. I’d love to know where you are on the journey!

Don’t miss the printable recipes below.


Printable Smoothie Recipes for Beginners

Simple Starter Smoothie
Ingredients
  1. 1/3-1/2 cup pure water
  2. 1 apple
  3. 1 banana
  4. 6-8 strawberries
  5. 1 small handful red cabbage
  6. 1 handful spinach or green leaf lettuce
Add ingredients to shopping list
If you don’t have Buy Me a Pie! app installed you’ll see the list with ingredients right after downloading it
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients to your blender in the order listed. Pulse 3-4 times to create a chunky mixture. Then blend on high for 45 seconds to one minute until your desired smoothness has been reached.
  2. Enjoy!
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Orange Sunrise Smoothie
Ingredients
  1. 1 apple
  2. 1 banana
  3. 3 strawberries
  4. 1 handful spinach or green leaf lettuce
  5. ½ cup orange juice
Add ingredients to shopping list
If you don’t have Buy Me a Pie! app installed you’ll see the list with ingredients right after downloading it
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients to your blender in the order listed. Pulse 3-4 times to create a chunky mixture. Then blend on high for 45 seconds to one minute until your desired smoothness has been reached.
  2. Enjoy!
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Rainbow Blast Smoothie
Ingredients
  1. 1 apple
  2. 1 banana
  3. 1 sliced radish
  4. 5 strawberries
  5. 5 cherries
  6. 5-8 grapes
  7. 10 blueberries
  8. 1 small handful red cabbage
  9. 1 handful spinach or green leaf lettuce
Add ingredients to shopping list
If you don’t have Buy Me a Pie! app installed you’ll see the list with ingredients right after downloading it
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients to your blender in the order listed. Pulse 3-4 times to create a chunky mixture. Then blend on high for 45 seconds to one minute until your desired smoothness has been reached.
  2. Enjoy!
Print
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