Food & Nutrition

12 smoothie recipes you’ll want to sip right up

Creamy, fruity, nutty, even leafy: The world of smoothies has something for everyone. Browse WW’s best smoothie recipes to find new favorites, then fire up your blender.

When you’re in the mood for something cool, smooth, and sippable, nothing beats buzzing together a few delicious ingredients in your blender. Smoothies can be a quick and simple way to get a serving of fruits, green veggies, nuts, low-fat dairy, and/or plant-based dairy alternatives.

You’ll get all the nutritional perks of whatever foods you toss in, with just one caveat to keep in mind: Research has found that drinking fruits and veggies in pureed form generally isn’t as satisfying as chowing down on solid food. For this reason, many smoothie fans use a mini blender to better measure personal portions.

Ready to discover smoothie recipes filled with healthy ingredients? Whether you’re looking to enjoy a veggie-rich green smoothie with breakfast, a creamy fruit smoothie as an afternoon treat, or a protein smoothie as a post-workout snack, these 12 WW member favorites will put your drinking glasses to good use.

Protein-packed smoothies

With just two or three ingredients apiece, these simple smoothies keep fresh fruits front and center. WW’s plant-based powdered Protein Boosters dial up the nutrient quotient.

Veggie-forward smoothies

Smoothies definitely aren’t limited to sweet fruits. Pureed fresh baby spinach, frozen cauliflower rice, and even corn can add surprising complexity and creaminess to your glass.

Fruit-and-dairy smoothies

Let’s call these smoothies milkshake-adjacent: Pairing fresh or frozen fruit with yogurt or milk, they give you a boost of calcium and protein. Prefer a plant-based drink? Feel free to swap in equal amounts of a dairy alternative like almond milk or cultured soy yogurt for a similar creamy taste.

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Leslie Fink, MS, RD, has worked on the WW editorial team for more than 21 years. She plays a key role in food, recipe, and program content, as well as product partnerships and experiences.

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