Whether you've got a hankering for something fruity, a craving for dessert (when don't we?), or just need a heavy dose of greens to cancel out the wine you drank last night (that's how it works, right?), these smoothie recipes are pretty much the only ones you need to get you through life the morning. With only five ingredients, there are no complicated combos or crazy superfoods that will have you running for a bagel instead. From tropical beach drinks to cozy blueberry pancakes, these dairy-free twists serve up your favorite flavors, so you won't have to look elsewhere, ever. 

Note: To make your smoothie like the pro that you are, add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth. 

Fruity Smoothies

1. Piña Colada

Pina Colada Smoothie

Who needs a beach bar in Hawaii when you can make this tropical drink in your own kitchen? OK, we could all use a vacation right now, but this creamy pineapple mocktail will do. Shot of rum optional.

1 cup coconut milk
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 banana
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

2. Berry Oat Hazelnut

Berry Oat Hazelnut Smoothie

When oatmeal isn't cutting it, but the thought of living without a super-filling breakfast is just crazy, meet your new day-starter. Your bowl of oats topped with blueberries and hazelnuts transforms into sweet-nutty richness in liquid form. We might add a tablespoon of cacao powder. Nutella, anyone?

1 cup almond milk
1 cup blueberries
1 banana
1 tablespoon hazelnuts
1/4 cup rolled oats       

3. Orange You Glad It's Not Green

Orange Smoothie

Leave the store-bought OJ on the shelves and opt for the juicy oranges in the produce aisle instead. A minute in a blender will recreate a healthier version of Orange Julius's classic shake. If your blender is older than you, buy two oranges and squeeze out the juice for a smoother, less pulpy consistency.

1 cup almond milk
1 cup frozen mango
1 orange
1 banana
1 date

4. Strawberry Sunrise

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberries and bananas are the most obvious smoothie ingredients, but they get taken to the next level with sweet-as-candy goji berries and crispy coconut flakes. Remember strawberry milk as a kid? Yeah, you're welcome. 

1 cup almond milk
1/2 banana
1 cup strawberries
2 tablespoons goji berries
3 tablespoons coconut flakes

5. Peanut Butter and Jelly

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Get creative with that daily spoonful of peanut butter you dive into every day and add it to your smoothie instead (or do both). The tart raspberries give it that jelly-like taste, and when you add the PB, you're immediately brought back to the middle-school lunch table. 

1 cup almond milk
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 banana
1/2 cup raspberries
2 dates  

Green Smoothies

6. Tropical Mint Smoothie

Tropical Mint Smoothie

If the green color turns you off, just imagine it's a tropical palm tree next to the ocean, and all your worries will be washed away. We promise you won't even taste the kale leaves, because the coconut water, pineapple, and mint give it that mojito kick that will have you wondering, "Is this really healthy?" The answer is yes.

1 cup coconut water
1 cup pineapple
1/2 banana
2 kale leaves
1/2 cup mint

7. Green Protein Shake

Green Protein Shake

TBH, you can add protein powder to any of these smoothies, but there's something about pairing it with refreshing cucumber and mild spinach leaves that won't leave behind a chalky aftertaste. If you're not a protein powder guru, we like swapping in 2-3 tablespoons of hemp seeds with a dash of vanilla extract.

1 cup almond milk
1/2 cucumber
1 banana
1 cup spinach
1 scoop vanilla protein powder, or 2 – 3 tablespoons hemp seeds + ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

8. Jolly Green Giant

Some say we're nuts for combining chocolate and greens, but we think you're crazy if you've never tried this before. And don't pass up on the cashew milk. Its rich and buttery texture closely resembles the dairy kind more than any other dairy-free milk, in our opinion. 

1 cup cashew milk 
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 kale leaves
1/2 banana
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

 

9. Green Nut Butter

Green Nut Butter Smoothie

A simple green smoothie base gets a major upgrade in the creaminess department with a (huge) scoop of almond butter and little but nutrient-packed chia seeds. We think it's safe to say that if you're looking for a daily smoothie, this would get our vote.

1 cup almond milk
2 cups spinach
1 banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons almond butter

10. Basic Green

Basic Green Smoothie

No one likes being called "basic," which is why we added one extra ingredient to this green guy to make him feel special. (Real reason: We needed more fruit to mask the heavy veg taste.) When you want something simple but packed with the good stuff, this is the one to whip up.

1 cup coconut water
1/2 banana
2 romaine lettuce leaves
1/2 cucumber
1 cup spinach
1 apple, peeled and chopped

 

Dessert Smoothies

11. Mint Chocolate Chip

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

MCC ice cream lovers, this tastes like the real deal. Once you try this recipe, good luck trying not to make it for dessert every night. Using cacao nibs instead of powder gives it the crunch that's a must in all mint choc ice creams. Pro tip: Add in the nibs after the smoothie is blended so you get the chocolate crunch in every sip.

1 cup cashew milk
1 banana
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1/2 cup mint leaves
1 cup spinach

12. Chocolate Almond Butter Cup

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

If Reese's Cups were made with almond butter and dark chocolate, and you blended them with almond milk, banana, and dates, this is what it would taste like. Need we say more?

1 cup almond milk  
1 banana
2 tablespoons cacao powder
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 date
Dash of sea salt

13. Blueberry Pancake

Blueberry Pancake Smoothie

If blender pancakes are a thing, then doesn't it make sense that you can create a smoothie (in a blender) that tastes like pancakes? We thought so too. 

1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 banana
2 tablespoons cashews
2 tablespoons oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon

14. Apple Pie

Apple Pie Smoothie

Time to put your apple-picking gloves away and get out the blender. When you can't stop thinking about your grandma's pie but also can't be bothered with baking, throw these ingredients (the same ones you'd add to a real pie) into your machine and watch the magic happen. Just don't tell Nana.

1 cup almond milk
1 apple, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons pecans
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 dates
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Optional: Top with almond butter and ground cinnamon

15. Cinnamon Bun

Cinnamon Smoothie

Move over, Cinnabon, there's a new bun in town, and it doesn't need an oven. While you might not get that insanely sweet smell rolling through your kitchen, the oats, cinnamon, and maple syrup will remind you of your airport No. 1 pillowy treat.

1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1/4 cup oats
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

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