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This Easy Fruit Smoothie Recipe only has 3 ingredients and it is so delicious. Try this frozen treat for breakfast, snacks and anytime you need something quick and healthy.

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This is my basic recipe to create what I call the perfect fruit juice smoothie. It is such an easy smoothie recipe with a delicious creamy texture. All my kids love them for breakfast or an healthy after school snack.

If you love this Easy Fruit Smoothie Recipes as much as we do then you are going to love this Spinach Pineapple Green Smoothie. It is another favorite plant based smoothie I absolutely love. Once you start making smoothies, you will be hooked.

Make sure to also check out Yogurt Strawberry Banana Smoothie or Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Shake.

How do you Make Smoothies with Frozen Fruit?

When making smoothies with frozen fruit, make sure to add the right amount of liquid. This recipes calls for a cup of liquid. You can use water but I like it with ½ cup juice and ½ cup water. You can also mix milk and yogurt together.

Try orange juice, apple juice and even pineapple juice. Any of these ideas will make for a delicious smoothie. Sometimes, I just use what I have in the fridge. This healthy smoothie is a hit no matter what juice I use.

Ingredients:

picture of ingredients- fruit, yogurt, water.
  • Frozen Fruit
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Water

For the full ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Additions and Variations

  • Try mixing flavors and don’t be scared to try new fruits. Fresh fruit or frozen fruit they both make the best smoothie.
  • Sweetness – If you need add in sweetness we recommend adding in honey or a sweetener of your choice.
  • I love adding in spinach to my smoothies. You will be surprised that you can’t taste the spinach at all. If you use just a little, it doesn’t turn the mixture green if you have children that might be resistant. A few of my kids are extra picky so I use the mixed berry frozen fruit to sneak in spinach.
  • This berry blend has blueberries, blackberries and strawberries so it’s much darker. Adding in the spinach with some extra fruit your kids won’t even know that spinach as been added. If your kids are like this, you might try this blend first.
  • You can add chia seeds or flax seed for even more nutrition.
  • Try coconut milk or almond milk for the liquid. We have even added in oat milk or cashew milk for a diary-free option.
  • Sometimes when I use banana, I will also throw in some peanut butter.
  • Another trick I have is to freeze my bananas. It makes the smoothie taste like a frosty. This is also a good way to use up bananas that might be going bad soon. Chop them up and freeze them.
  • Frozen Strawberry and Banana smoothie is my go-to smoothie recipe.
  • Protein powder. Add a scoop for more protein. I like using vanilla protein powder with frozen strawberries and almond milk.
  • These are all great options. This basic fruit flavor smoothie recipe is so easy to adapt or change based on preference or what you have on hand. I have even added in carrots and a cucumber for added flavor.

How to Make a Fruit Smoothie:

  • Step 1 – First, put the water in the blender.
  • Step 2 – Next, add the frozen fruit and yogurt.
  • Step 3 – Put the blender lid back on (very important) and blend for a few minutes until it is smooth. Serve with a straw for extra fun. Enjoy!

Tips for the Best Smoothie:

  • Adding Liquid – We like to use milk because we like it creamy but you can also use coconut water, orange juice, water, or apple juice.
  • Adding Ingredients – Add the liquid in first and then add in fruit. Blend the ingredients then add in the ice. If you fruit is frozen then you may not need as much ice.
  • Smoothie consistency – You may need to add more water or ice depending on the consistency that you want. Continue blending until smooth.

Best Blenders for Smoothies:

I have a Vitamix now and it was worth the money. We have had it for many years and it’s still working to make smoothies and more! It’s paid for itself time and time again with all the money I have saved making smoothies and milkshakes at home.

If you just can’t make it work in the budget, I recommend a Waring professional blender. I think it is the next best thing and it will  get the job done. Amazon has several Waring blenders. 

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What is the Best Fruit for Smoothies?

Here are some great fruits to try in your next smoothie:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Mangos
  • Oranges
  • Peaches

Can you Make Smoothies and Freeze them?

Yes! This Easy smoothie recipe is freezer friendly! It actually freezes great.

I love to double the recipe and then freeze it. It makes a tasty treat for me, so I will grab it instead of ice cream. It is also a great breakfast on the go and much cheaper than buying one out.

For More Healthy Additives try adding:

To give you fruit some added healthy benefits, add in one or several of them to your smoothie. It will provide extra fiber, protein, and vitamins to your smoothie.

  • Chia Seeds
  • Spinach or Kale
  • Flaxseed
  • Healthy Fats like Avocados
  • Nut Butters – such as almond butter or peanut butter
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Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

If you have leftover prepared fresh or frozen fruit smoothie, then store in the freezer. When you are ready to enjoy again, let it thaw on the counter and it will be the perfect smoothie.

How to Prep Ahead of Time:

These fruit smoothies can easily be prepared ahead of time.
Simply assemble the ingredients besides the liquid in a quart size freezer bags. Place in the freezer for a quick and easy smoothie in the morning.
Add the fruit ingredients with the liquid to the blender and blend.

More Fruit Smoothies to try:

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Easy Fruit Smoothie Recipe

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Try this Easy Frozen Fruit Smoothie Recipe for a delicious snack or quick meal. It is such an Easy Fruit Smoothie Recipe. It's also a healthy smoothie recipe. Even the kids will love this Easy smoothie recipe. Try it with strawberries, blueberries and more!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2
Cuisine American
Course Beverage
Calories 53

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen fruit (any frozen fruit will work great)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (regular or greek yogurt)
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  • Place the water in the blender.
  • Then dump in frozen fruit and yogurt.
  • Place on lid and blend for a few minutes until it is smooth.
  • Add the ice into the blender ½ cup at a time and blend between each addition until the smoothie is the consistency that you prefer.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

The nutritional information is based on frozen strawberries so you will want to update the nutritional information based on the frozen fruit you use for your smoothie.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 53kcal, Carbohydrates 7g, Protein 6g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 28mg, Potassium 181mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 11IU, Vitamin C 42mg, Calcium 72mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Nice recipe. I love strawberry smoothies and Aldi had some strawberry/kiwi juice. I used Dannon light and fit vanilla yogurt and frozen strawberries Good! Will tru it with OJ next time

  2. I use almond milk for my liquid. I also use kale and powder peanut butter, and oatmeal.

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you for your information on Smoothies. I stayed away from them because most recipes I seen always used Bananas and I can no longer eat or enjoy them. So I had been looking for Smoothie recipes.

  4. I have never made a smoothie or slushy and would love to especially with the healthy ones. Do you have a book on making them and slushes plus can you use a crockpot instead of a slow cooker? What’s the difference?

  5. I do not have a book on slushes or smoothies at this time. This recipe is a great one to start with though. I hope you try it out and let us know what you think. A crock pot and a slow cooker are the same thing. Crock pot is a brand name for a type of slow cooker.

  6. I have a Blendtec blender that I have had for about 13 years. Best blender ever. I also owned a Vitamix once before but I love the Blendtec even more.