Top 5 Best Smoothie Recipes to Try

By: Jessenia Jovel

As students, many of us are running on limited sleep and walking around with hardly any energy. The following smoothie recipes will not only keep you full but energized! You can enjoy these smoothies during any time of the day, whether it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack in between! Smoothies have a lot of nutritional benefits as well as time and cost saving benefits. Here are five of the top best smoothie recipes you should try.

  1. Tropical Punch 

  • ½ Cup: Orange juice

  • One ripe banana (Frozen)

  • ½ Cup Pineapple (Fresh/or frozen)

  • ½ Cup Mango (Fresh/or frozen)

  • ½ Cup Almond milk (Sub. for any milk of your preference)

  • One Cup Plain Greek yogurt (Sub. for Hemp seeds)


2. Green Mango Madness

  • 2 Cups Spinach (Sub. for Swiss chard)

  • ½ Cup Greek Yogurt (Sub. for protein powder)

  • ½ Cup Mango

  • 1/3 Cup Strawberries 

  • ¾ Cup Orange juice

  • 2 Tbsp Avocado 

  • 2 Tbp Hemp seeds


3. Very Berry 

  • 1 Cup Raspberries (Frozen)

  • ¾ Cup Blueberries (Fresh/Frozen)

  • ¾ Cup Almond milk (Sub. for any milk of your preference)

  • ½ Cup Plain Greek yogurt (Sub. for protein powder) 

  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract (Do not include if you already used vanilla protein powder) 


4. Apple Pie Delight

  • 1 Gala apple

  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract 

  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon (Add more to taste after blending)

  • 1 Ripe banana

  • 1 Cup Ice 

  • ½ Cup Greek yogurt (Sub. for plain protein powder)

  • ½ Tbsp Ground chia seeds

  • 2 Tbsp Hemp seeds


5. Funky Monkey

  • 1 Ripe banana (Frozen/fresh)

  • 1 Cup Almond milk (Sub. for any milk of your preference)

  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa powder (Sub. for chocolate protein powder)

  • 1/3 Cup Greek yogurt (Sub. for chocolate protein powder)

  • 1 Cup Ice 

Let us know what you thought of these smoothie recipes and comment below if you'd like to share your own recipe! Don't forget that the Coffee Loft at the Trafalgar campus also has amazing smoothies where you can mix ingredients to customize your own drink! Find other Food Services here. Until next time...

Jessenia Jovel