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Basic Frozen Fruit Smoothie Recipe

This basic recipe will teach you How to Make ANY Fruit Smoothie using fresh and frozen ingredients!  Once you learn this simple formula you'll be able to mix it up with tropical fruits and berries, add in greens such as spinach or kale, and even make them vegan and dairy-free.  And the best part?  Only need a few simple ingredients and less than 5 minutes are needed to make the best homemade smoothie!

Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 163 kcal
London Brazil


  • ½ cup milk oat, coconut, or nut-based
  • ¼ cup yogurt regular, Greek, or plant-based
  • 1 cup fresh fruit or avocado
  • 2 cups frozen fruit thawed for 5-10 minutes
  • 1-2 Tbsp. sweetener optional
  • Optional add-ins Nuts, seeds, oils, spices, oats, and protein powder


  1. Pour liquid into a blender along with yogurt, fresh fruit, frozen fruit, sweetener, and any optional add-ins. (In this order if using a traditional blender or in the reverse order if using a personal blender.)
  2. Blend ingredients together until smooth and well combined.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • One serving equals 8 ounces of smoothie.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Skip the bananas.  An avocado can be substituted for a banana along with a tablespoon or two of sweetener.
  • Go for the goat yogurt.  If you're slightly lactose intolerant, goat's milk yogurt is a wonderful alternative that tastes very similar to cow's milk yogurt.
  • Add and adjust.  Start by adding a little bit of optional ingredients and then taste after each addition to make sure you still like the flavor!
  • Sweeten it last.  You'd be surprised how sweet fruit can be!  Wait until the end to stir in any additional sweeteners.
  • Pay attention to the blade.  You want to add your softer ingredients closer to the blade and the harder (frozen) ingredients further away from the blade for easier blending.
Nutrition Facts
Basic Frozen Fruit Smoothie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 540mg15%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 96IU2%
Vitamin C 91mg110%
Calcium 139mg14%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.