18+ Easy Smoothie Recipes! Make-Ahead Breakfast of Champions

Jul 4, 2020 | Meal Planning Tips, Meal Prep Made Easy

Smoothies are an easy and delicious way to get some healthy nutrition into your family! Throw some smoothie packs together when you have fruit or veggies that are getting soft and simply dump them into the blender when you're ready. Use these 19 healthy smoothie recipes to get you started!

These healthy smoothie recipes from Fun Cheap or Free are a great way to get some nutrition in your family while also making breakfast come together in a snap!

Who wants to eat healthy? Who wants to eat something that tastes good? If you said yes to either of those, then welcome to your new happy place. 😉 Smoothies are so refreshing, are such a good way to eat some fruits and veggies, and they taste fantastic. Oh, and the best part? They're perfect for shelf cooking and using up what you've got!

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You seriously can't go wrong with any flavor combinations. But, if you need a good place to start, then try out these 18 healthy smoothie recipes! Your taste buds are about to go to the next level with these bad boys. They're definitely one of our favorite make-ahead breakfasts because they're so easy to throw together! So, let's get started with…


We are alllllll about making frozen smoothie packs in our house. You literally dump the contents of the bag into your blender along with some liquid and you have a delicious smoothie in seconds. As I mentioned above, they are the best way to use up those foods that are going bad and you would otherwise throw out.

Soft, wilty fruits and veggies that seem gross will still taste just as good in a smoothie! As long as they don't have mold on them, you're good to go. The same goes for yogurt. If it's about to go bad and you won't be able to eat it, add it to your smoothie packs and it'll add some great flavor and nutrition to your smoothies. I even made a short and sweet video to show you just how easy it is!

See? Crazy easy. If you have foods that are going bad, mix and match them and see what your favorite combos are. You can also use these smoothie recipes below to prep your smoothie bags. You know that I'm a fan of anything that'll save me time and money in the long run!


Alright, grab your favorite blender and let's get to work! These smoothies are going to make getting fruits and veggies into your system easy as pie. (And some taste like pie, too!) They're a great way to use up your frozen fruit that's been sitting in your freezer for a while. However, don't be afraid to use fresh fruit in these healthy smoothie recipes! You may just need to add extra ice at the end to get the desired thickness.


Running on Real Food has found a way to put a blueberry pie in smoothie form! Smoothie recipes from Fun Cheap or Free

There are so many combinations you can make to get a delicious smoothie! Try these healthy smoothie recipes out and see which one is your favorite. Using frozen fruit helps to make these perfect for any time of the year.

  • Lemon Blueberry – If you love blueberry pie, then Running on Real Food has a delicious smoothie recipe for you!
  • Strawberry Kiwi – This copycat Smoothie King recipe tastes exactly the same and is MUCH cheaper when you make it at home.
  • Mixed Berry – The beauty of a mixed berry smoothie is you can basically use whatever berries you've got and it'll taste delicious!
  • MangoThis one is for all the mango lovers out there!
  • Piña Colada – Take this one to the beach! Or at least to your backyard and pretend that you're at the beach. 😉
  • Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal – Yes, you can add oatmeal to your smoothies! This smoothie won't disappoint and it'll help to fuel you for longer.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana – Chocolate lovers, unite! Feel free to add even more cocoa powder to make this smoothie as chocolatey as you'd like.
  • Blueberry Banana CoconutHere's one that's so simple to throw together and so delicious!
  • Raspberry Lemonade – If you love raspberry lemonade, then you are definitely going to want to try this smoothie! It tastes just like the drink, but you get all the health benefits of the delicious fruits and Greek yogurt!
  • Watermelon Peach – Talk about hydration! This smoothie will help to beat the heat during those hot summer months.

Don't stop with these! Keep creating your own, using what you have, and see if you can come up with a new masterpiece.


The Suburban Soapbox has come up with the ultimate green smoothie! Ideas from Fun Cheap or Free

Time to get those healthy greens into your system! Some of these may surprise you, but they're all crazy good. These smoothie recipes are the perfect solution to sneaking veggies into your family's diet without them having a clue!

  • Kiwi Pineapple SpinachThe Suburban Soapbox has come up with one of the ultimate green smoothie recipes!
  • Strawberry Avocado – This may sound strange, but you definitely want to give it a try! The avocado in this recipe makes it so smooth and creamy.
  • Mango Peach KaleThis smoothie is super sweet and has a taste of honey to help top it off.
  • Pineapple Mango Spinach – Bring the tropics home to you with this easy and delicious recipe!
  • Pear Ginger Spinach – Here's one of our favorite fall smoothie recipes. Pears are ripe and ready to eat after all the summer fruits are gone, so it's a great way to use that fresh produce up!
  • Apple AvocadoThis smoothie has some flavor and we're not sorry about it!
  • Pineapple Cucumber – Yes, cucumber in a smoothie sounds super weird… But so does spinach and we all know that tastes delicious! The next time you have an abundance of cucumbers, try this recipe out and see how you like it!
  • Cherry Broccoli Avocado – Don't let the broccoli scare you away in this one! You can't taste it at all and this smoothie is jam-packed with fiber.
  • Green Monster – Last, but certainly not least, we give you the cream of the crop, the crème de la crème, of all smoothies. This green monster smoothie is going to be your family's favorite!

If these aren't an easy and delicious way to get some fruits and veggies in your system, then we don't know what is!

Now that you've got 19 healthy smoothie recipes to try, the only question is which one are you going to try first? Let us know what your favorite is in the comments!

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  1. Vicky T

    I’ve done these before but it was so hard to get them out of the baggies when I needed them for smoothies. What is your trick for that? Gracias mi amiga.

    • Donna

      Hi, Vicki. Not Jordan, but just thinking…Perhaps thaw in fridge before bedtime? Or run some hot water over bag or dunk in a bowl of hot water for a minute?

    • Amanda

      I just cut the bag so I can get everything out and then just throw the bag away.

  2. Lisa

    Please don’t eat Emergen C. It has maltodextrin in it which can spike your sugar levels and disrupts your gut health. https://draxe.com/maltodextrin/

  3. Donna

    I think a couple of pre-made bags would make a great hostess gift!

    Good to know about the Emergency-C!

    I like to throw almond butter or some kind of “peanut” butter in with spinach and fruit and a scoop of protein powder. Don’t know if protein powder has to be added at time of blending?

    Anyone ever use cottage cheese in smoothies?

  4. Kristina Gilmore

    Oh this makes me so ready for summer ?☀️ I love that you share all the best recipes that are practical and delicious!

  5. Brett

    This is very smart. Especially since a lot of tropical fruit is on sale right now. ($0.99 pineapples!!).

  6. Danielle Shenefelt

    Smoothie bags are genius!

  7. Megan Keller Barker

    We totally do this and love it! I added WAY too much spinach the first time though and kind of ruined all of them but we’ve figured it out since then ?

  8. Heather B

    I have never tried freezing spinach in a bag before, I will have to try this! I have only frozen blended up spinach ice cubes.

  9. Sunnie Stobbe

    I am excited to try these!

  10. Kristen

    Great idea!

  11. Kristi Hansen

    This is genious! We are obsessed with smoothies in our house and this would save SO MUCH time!

  12. Kellee

    I make smoothies every morning and my kids love them but I’ve never used carrots. I’m going to have to try that!

  13. Mariya Maruk

    Love this idea! Will definetly be using this for busy mornings soon to come! Thank you!

  14. Amanda

    Love this idea! Great morning time saver.

  15. Valeria

    I have about 5 bags left in my freezer and have made my life so much easier!!

  16. Diana Burk

    I love smoothies and I have wanted to try making these freezer bags forever. Thanks for the tips and motivation!

  17. Keara Vega-Hernandez

    I have never been a big breakfast eater and in turn unfortunately it’s also hit my kids..this really changed the game for us and the fact that I can hide all the healthy foods they hate in it is a secret WIN for me!!!!

  18. Teasha Daniels

    I made these last week because I thought it was a great idea but I’m not loving it. It all freezes in one huge clump and it won’t fit in my blender and I end up spending more time trying to break it up to fit in my blender than it would take to just make it from scratch each day. Anyone else have this problem?

    • Christine

      Probably too late, but we freeze peaches in the fall for smoothies all winter and we freeze them in a big clump that also doesn’t come out of the bag or fit in my blender. I just toss it in the microwave for 1 minute and it softens enough for me to break it in half and dump it all in. Good luck!

  19. Sydney

    I have the hardest time making mine sweet and yummy enough these days. I’m going to make some of these!

  20. Laurel

    Just stocked up on spinach/fruit galore. Totally making these. Such a good idea. Love me a breakfast smoothie!

  21. Michelle

    I drink a smoothie daily, love these ideas!
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  22. Lori

    I’m going to start adding emergen-c to our smoothies. Great idea!

  23. Sarah

    This is a great idea! I love being more productive by planning ahead!

  24. Deenna

    Oh this would be perfect for protein shakes! Make the baggies, and use one with a couple of scoops of protein powder… I’ll have to add extra veggies and fruit to my list for next week!

  25. jessicab1

    This little prep is a big time saver making mornings smoother in our household. Extra points when I have the kids make their own “blend” so they have something to look forward to!

  26. Kamryn Carlson

    So excited to try this!

  27. Kourtney Dalzell

    Great idea! Gotta sneak in those veggies!

  28. Becky

    This would work well for me. I think you just have to adjust for your family. She has a family of 7 going on 8 and could probably put 4 bananas plus fruit juice in it for sweetness. For me personally I’d use 3/4 cup total of fruit/veggie at a time and no banana because of an allergy. But the concept is a great one. I’d also be the only one in my family of 4 who’d drink it……picky house.

  29. Aika

    Wow! That was so easy and smooth. For a smoothie lover like me, I will definitely try this smoothie bags. It’s so convenient for moms like me who are working remotely. Thanks for sharing this! And by the way, your little girl is so cute and lovely.

    • FunCheapOrFree

      Aww thank you so much! Yes- smoothie bags are awesome!

  30. Mia

    This sounds like such a good idea for rushed mornings. I am someone who loves smoothies and the smoothie in a bag would cut down on so much time in the morning. Can’t wait to try it out. Love the idea of putting anything in it that is healthy and even if it is going bad. I know this will definitely help.


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