Top Tens: 10 Best 15-minute Smoothie and Juice Recipes

Nutritious Ginger Shot, Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie, Mexican Mangonada and Almond Berry Smoothie
Clockwise, from top left: Nutritious Ginger Shot, Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie, Mexican Mangonada and Almond Berry Smoothie

Learn how to make classic healthy smoothies and drinks from-scratch with our new recipes and how-to guide. Homemade smoothies and juices are not as complicated as you think! Use these everyday fruits, vegetables, roots, and a blender or food processor — and you’re on your way to a great for a breakfast treat or refreshing drink any time. Take a look at the latest recipes and tips and up your homemade smoothie game with our simple step-by-step recipes. Our top 10 best 15-minute smoothie and juice recipes, includes immune boosting smoothie, green smoothie for weight loss, Mexican mangonada, tropical smoothie, and mixed berry smoothie. Plus many more!

Tropical Smoothie

Tropical fruits Smoothie recipe
Healthy tropical smoothie recipe. © Briut Essentials

Tropical smoothie, a Caribbean-inspired smoothie packed with tropical fruits to brighten up your morning. This smart healthy breakfast idea takes just about 5 minutes to make. Add creamy non-fat Greek yogurt and fresh pineapple and mango chunks for a smoothie that’s guaranteed to put health in your living. This healthy breakfast smoothie recipe is a refreshing drink that’s perfect as breakfast or a light brunch/lunch.

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen 
  • 1 cup mango chunks, fresh or frozen 
  • 1 banana, peeled and diced 
  • 200ml Greek-style yogurt  

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Nutritious Ginger Shot

ginger and apple shot
Natural ginger shot | Photo: Courtesy of Sebastians/@sebastians_bear

Your favourite ginger shots at the supermarket or juice bars is surprisingly easy to make at home. Use our simple ginger shot step-by-step recipe guide to make this easy but spectacular nutritious drink. Freshly squeezed or blended ginger root and whole fresh apples, a zingy shot with a fiery kick. Perfect healthy routine to starting your daySuitable for vegetarians and also suitable for vegans.

Ingredients

  • Chunk of fresh ginger root
  • 2 fresh apples
  • 1 cup fresh citrus, juiced

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Healthy Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Banana breakfast smoothie
Banana breakfast smoothie. © Mercator Slovenija

This deliciously thick and creamy banana breakfast smoothie is loaded with flavourful. Perfect for breakfast, always make a healthy start to the day. We all know bananas make a nutritious and portable snack, let’s get to learn how to make breakfast smoothie recipe. Brighten up your morning with a banana smoothie, quick and easy recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 large bananas (fresh or frozen), sliced
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (alternatively, you can use orange juice)
  • 1 cup Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey, maple syrup, or cinnamon to taste

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Mixed Berry Breakfast Smoothie

mixed berries smoothie
Mixed berry breakfast smoothie. © Spend With Pennies

Kick-start your day and brighten up your morning with this healthy homemade smoothie, the ultimate mixed berry smoothie. Simple smoothie recipe packed with mixed berry fruits and yogurt, it’s just what you need to get you going and makes an excellent start to the day. Let’s get to learn how to make this quick and easy breakfast smoothie recipe.

Ingredients

  • 200 grams yogurt, plain
  • Runny honey 
  • 2 cup skimmed milk
  • 1 cup of each berry, fresh or frozen (plus extra to decorate)
    • Strawberries
    • Blackberries
    • Raspberries
    • Cranberries

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Summer Strawberry Lemonade

summer lemonade drink
Summer strawberry lemonade | Photo: Courtesy of @beyond_thevillagechef

Looking for the ultimate refreshing summer drink? Try our summer strawberry lemonade step-by-step recipe. Overflowing with fresh strawberries and zesty lemon, this pretty tasty lemonade is sure to be a hit at picnics. Adding strawberries to this easy homemade lemonade gives it a tangy flavour, perfect for serving at barbecues and summer parties.

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh strawberries
  • 4 cups lemonade
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Strawberry slices for garnish
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

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Best Green Smoothie

green smoothie for weight loss
Green smoothie for weight loss | Photo: Courtesy of HEALTH + KITCHEN by Лимонкa

Healthy smoothies make a great choice at any time of day as they’re incredibly versatile and super quick to make. If you are burning fat and looking to lose some weight, then it’s time for you to go fresh and green and smooth, add avocado, spinach and banana for a really filling smoothie. Blend until smooth and you’re ready to go! Take a look at our green smoothie step-by-step recipe for weight loss. Quick and easy green smoothie recipe to create wonderful drink that cleanse and detox the body naturally as well as keeping you filled at the same time which helps with weight loss.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and diced
  • ½ mango, peeled and diced
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ fresh lime, squeezed

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Tropical Immune Boosting Smoothie

tropical fruits immune boosting smoothie
Immune boosting smoothie | Photo: Courtesy of Breaking Bread / @breakingbreaddubai

You can’t beat a nice cool detox smoothie packed with lots of lovely fruit to boost your immune when you feeling a little run down. This refreshing tropical immune boosting smoothie recipe is enriched by hints of ginger, lemon spicy turmeric. Start the week with our detox smoothie, quick and simple to make, it is the perfect drink to keep you going throughout the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 red apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 ginger root, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • Mint, for garnish

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Beetroot Breakfast Smoothie

Beetroot smoothie recipe
Beetroot healthy smoothie. © fitbymadzik

Beetroot smoothie is a nutrition-packed drink, makes for a brilliant healthy breakfast idea. Beetroots are known for its various health benefits from blood pressure management to endurance and stamina boosts. The benefits are numerous, simply put, beetroot is known to deliver healthy nutrients to the body. A refreshing way to start the day healthy. Smoothie recipes don’t get no better than this beetroot paired with carrot, apples and orange. Wonderfully vibrant smoothie recipe, delicious and perfect for breakfast or lunch on the go.

Ingredients

  • 1  Beetroot, medium-sized 
  • 2 Apples 
  • 1 Carrot 
  • 1 Orange 
  • ½ fresh lemon juice 
  • Little fresh parsley or any herb of your choice

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Mexican Mangonada

easy Mexican mangonada recipe
Mexican mangonada | Photo: Courtesy of Zero Degrees Company

This Mexican fruit drink, mangonada, is perfect for cooling off on sunny days. Wonderfully aromatic, mangonada is made with mangos combined with fresh lime juice and chamoy sauce, then topped up with mango, tajin and tamarind straw. But you can always put your own twist to this classic drink.

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh mangoes
  • 1 cup frozen mangoes
  • 3 tsp chamoy sauce
  • 3 cups ice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 shots tequila or rum (optional)
  • Sprinkles of tajin, to taste
  • Tamarind straws, for garnish
  • Mango wedges, for garnish 

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Almond Berry Smoothie

almond and mixed berries smoothie
Almond Berry Smoothie. Photo: @cristyalexaemanuel

Start your day with this healthy homemade almond berry smoothie recipe. You can’t beat a nice cool smoothie packed with lots of lovely fruit – mixed berry paired with almond nuts and almond butter to create a perfectly sweet smoothie. Creamy, super nutritious and so tasty, equally enjoyed by children and adults. And that is just what you need to brighten up your morning, gets you going and makes an excellent start to the day!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup raspberry 
  • ½ cup blueberry 
  • ½ cup strawberry 
  • 2 tablespoons almond nuts 
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter 
  • 2 cup milk, of choice or water or yoghurt

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