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Single Serving Smoothie Recipes – Nourish Nutrition Blog

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Try any of these 20 single serving smoothie recipes for an easy breakfast or snack for one. In addition to smoothie making tips and directions to make smoothie packs, you’ll find green smoothie recipes, berry smoothies, and other tasty smoothies.

Smoothies make for such an easy breakfast or snack. Especially in the summer, when we’re all craving refreshing, chilly foods.

I often just throw random ingredients together to make a smoothie, but having a recipe saves time and experimenting to get the right flavor combination.

I find lots of smoothie recipes to not have quite enough flavor, so I often add some frozen orange juice concentrate, frozen fruit like pineapple, peanut butter, or ginger to my smoothies to get big flavor.

These 20 simple single serving smoothie recipes are great for a breakfast or snack any time of the year. Enjoy.

Tips for a Better Smoothie

Before we get into the single serving smoothie recipes, I want to share a few tips to make your smoothies taste better, blend easier, and be more awesome!

Start with something soft. I’ve found that first adding yogurt, or a fresh banana, or not super frozen ingredients is helpful to blend better. When the food at the bottom isn’t blending up, nothing will.

Use a smaller blender jar (if you can), use that when making single serving smoothie recipes. If your blender jar is too big, there won’t be enough friction to blend up the smoothie well. Fitting more into a smaller jar is key.

Add a banana. A ripe banana, or perfect to eat plain banana is a great smoothie addition. 1. It blends so smooth, especially if it’s frozen. 2. It adds a wonderful sweetness. If you don’t want to add additional sweetener, a banana is great.

Like a thick smoothie? Banana and yogurt are great additions for a thick smoothie, start with less liquid, add more if needed. You can make any of your single serving smoothie recipes as thick or thin as you like.

Milk or juice are the best liquids. They add flavor. Plus, if you’re having your smoothie as a meal, milk adds some protein and maybe fat to feel more satisfied.

Orange Juice Concentrate is my secret weapon. Is OJ concentrate the tastiest ever? No, but its convenient, and if your smoothie is tasting a bit too sweet or like it’s missing something, adding OJ is the perfect tangy flavor boost.

Additions to turn your smoothie into a meal: peanut butter/other nut butter, Greek yogurt, milk, granola, seeds (like chia seeds or flax seeds), etc. These are great to add extra protein, fat, maybe fiber to help fill you up.

Make Ahead Smoothie Packs

I’m more of a throw together random ingredients into my smoothie, smoothie maker. That means that they usually turn out fine, occasionally amazing, and occasionally not so good. No disgusting smoothies….. yet.

If you’d rather not throw together ingredients or do lots of measuring in the moment, you can prep smoothie packs ahead of time. Add fruit, ice cubes of yogurt, even ice cubes of liquid? to a baggie, and freeze for later.

I’d still recommend adding your liquid, in liquid form because it helps the frozen ingredients blend together. But pre-measuring your ingredients will save you time. So give it a try, especially if you have lots of freezer space.

Green Smoothie Recipes

Apple Banana Spinach Smoothie

This apple banana spinach smoothie is a great drinkable breakfast for days you’re not super hungry, or as a snack. It’s packed with tart flavors like green apple and pineapple as well as ginger.

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Smoothies are a favorite way to use up greens that are about to go bad. They’re easy to freeze, and blend perfectly into a green smoothie like this apple banana spinach smoothie. But you can add greens to any of these single serving smoothie recipes.

Pineapple and Cucumber Smoothie

This refreshing 5 minute pineapple and cucumber smoothie is a tasty and tangy green smoothie makes for a quick light breakfast or snack. It’s filled with tart pineapple, cucumber, spinach, ripe banana, yogurt, milk and tangy lime.

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If you’ve got some cucumber that’s about to go bad, toss it into a single serving smoothie recipe with pineapple, spinach, a ripe banana, and yogurt. Add a squeeze of lime juice for some extra zing. It’s a simple and tasty drink.

Pineapple Matcha Mint Smoothie

Get a dose of green tea in with this green smoothie packed with high quality matcha, fresh fruit and even a serving of greens!

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Zingy mint and pineapple add great flavors to green tea matcha in this refreshing green single serving smoothie recipe.

Creamy Banana Spinach Smoothie

This creamy banana spinach smoothie is the perfect way to start your day! Plus, it’s made with just 5 simple ingredients!

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Banana and spinach makes for such a great smoothie ingredient combination. Easy ingredients make the best single serving smoothie recipes.

Creamy Sour Apple Smoothie

This refreshing green sour apple smoothie has a nice sour flavor thanks to a granny smith apple, lemon juice, and yogurt, and is very creamy thanks to yogurt and a small amount of frozen banana. It’s a great option if you like sour foods and smoothies!

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Have you added apple to a smoothie before? If not, this is the smoothie to try it in. Added lemon and spinach bumps up the flavor, and yogurt makes it super creamy. This recipe is best made in a high powered blender to cream the apple.

Green Smoothie Recipe

This easy green smoothie is packed with tasty fruits, spinach, and fresh ginger for some zing. It’s a great way to start the day or as a refresher during the day.

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A green smoothie is a nice way to use up leftover spinach or greens, or even other fruits. This single serving smoothie recipe is packed with flavor, especially with the addition of fresh ginger! Yum!

Berry Smoothies

Berry Granola Smoothie

This easy berry granola smoothie is a great breakfast for busy mornings. It’s delicious, easy, and made with ingredients like yogurt, frozen berries, banana, and spinach that you may already have in your kitchen.

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I used to get a smoothie similar to this from Jamba Juice in college. It was topped with banana slices and a spoonful of granola. If you haven’t topped a smoothie with granola yet, do it! Granola adds extra fiber, energy, and crunch to your smoothie.

Strawberry Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie (with yogurt)

This strawberry banana peanut butter smoothie has 2 secret ingredients that make it better than any other smoothie. It’s easy, quick and packed with protein, making it a great option for a quick handheld breakfast.

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Frozen strawberries and banana blend together with peanut butter to make this tasty, easy smoothie. A dollop of orange juice concentrate adds extra flavor in the easiest way. Don’t knock it until you try it in this, or other single serving smoothie recipes.

3 Ingredient Wild Blueberry Tea Smoothie

All you need are 3 ingredients and 6 minutes to make this flavor packed blueberry tea smoothie. It’s got blueberries, lemon ginger tea, and vanilla Greek yogurt make the perfect cold weather tea smoothie. It’s great in the morning or as a quick snack.

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If you haven’t made a tea smoothie yet, go try it. Lemon ginger tea is a great base for a fruit smoothie. Use leftover tea or brew some fresh and chill. Either way, adding frozen wild blueberries and yogurt to tea makes a tasty drink!

Apple Blueberry Yogurt Smoothie

An easy and delicious apple blueberry smoothie that requires just 3 ingredients, yogurt, apple juice and fresh blueberries!

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This single serving smoothie recipe had me at 3 ingredients. The addition of apple juice adds a slight sweetness and pairs well with fresh blueberries and yogurt. Yum!

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

If you love chocolate-covered cherries then you have to make this chocolate cherry smoothie! Made with just 6 simple ingredients, it takes less than 5 minutes to make.

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Frozen cherries are wonderful in a smoothie! Pair them with chocolate and a few more ingredients, and you’ve got a super flavorful smoothie. This is one of the great single serving smoothie recipes.

Peach/Pineapple Smoothies

Tropical Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with the bright flavors of pineapple, banana, and coconut milk for a refreshing drink any time of the day.

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I’m all for a smoothie that has whipped cream on it! This simple pineapple banana smoothie has extra flavor and sweetness from coconut milk. Enjoy wonderful summer flavors any time of the year with this easy single serving smoothie.

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

This simple smoothie is packed with creamy ingredients and flavorful pineapple for a tasty breakfast or snack. It’s got yogurt and milk for added protein.

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Pineapple is such a tasty addition to a smoothie, it adds tanginess and sweetness all on it’s own. An addition of yogurt and milk bumps up the protein in this single serving smoothie recipe to make it more satisfying and creamy.

Banana Peach Smoothie

This refreshing banana peach smoothie will be a new go-to flavor combination in your kitchen. It’s light and bright and perfectly sweet. Use frozen fruit so you can enjoy it all year around!

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Frozen peaches blend up so well in this banana peach smoothie. Combine them with smooth, creamy banana and you’ve got a refreshing, sweet smoothie that’s great any time of the day.

Ginger Peach Yogurt Smoothie

Made with fresh ginger and frozen peaches, this smoothie is refreshing and takes just a few minutes to make.

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Adding ginger to peaches in a smoothie really bumps up the flavor, if you’re in the mood for a zingy smoothie, this recipe is a great single serving smoothie recipe option.

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

This pineapple banana smoothie is super easy to make with 5 basic ingredients! And, it’s super thick and creamy, with Greek yogurt and milk.

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Sweet and slightly tangy pineapple pairs well with sweet, creamy banana in this simple smoothie recipe. It’s such a thick and creamy single serving smoothie recipe!

Chocolate/Coffee Smoothies

Salted Dark Chocolate Protein Smoothie

This meal replacing chocolate protein smoothie tastes amazing and will keep you full for hours with servings of fiber, protein, and healthy fat. It’s truly a treat to sip!

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If you’re looking for a refreshing and filling smoothie, this is a great option. Plus, it’s got chocolate in it. Win win in the single serving smoothie recipe game.

Coffee Smoothie

Start off your morning on the right foot with this delicious, refreshing Coffee Smoothie! With just a few easy ingredients, this fantastic drink can be made in just 5 minutes.

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Coffee makes a great smoothie addition for flavor and caffeine boost. This simple single serving smoothie recipe is ready to eat quickly!

Almond Joy Smoothie

This almond joy smoothie recipe is the perfect combination of chocolate and coconut to make the classic candy bar into a smoothie recipe!

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Almond joy in smoothie form?! Yes please, this simple almond, coconut, and chocolate smoothie is bursting with flavor and reminiscent of the classic candy bar. It’s a great single serving smoothie recipe.

Peanut Butter Coffee Smoothie

This peanut butter coffee smoothie makes for a energizing breakfast or snack with the added caffeine.

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Peanut butter + coffee is a wonderful combination. This simple coffee smoothie is delicious with breakfast or a pick me up during the day, making it one of the best single serving smoothie recipes.

Storage Tips

Smoothies really don’t store well. They separate while sitting in the fridge, and I feel like the flavors change too. Not only that, but smoothies, and milkshakes too, are best between fridge and freezer temperatures. So they’ll be less good warmer or colder.

If you really don’t want to waste any of your single serving smoothie recipes, you could pour leftover smoothie into a ice tray and add it back to future smoothies.

FAQ

How to make a single serving smoothie It’s easy to add lots of ingredients and get 2+ servings. Start with a single serving smoothie recipe to get an idea about the amounts of ingredients to add, then adjust to your preference. What are the best ingredients to put in a smoothie? There are lots of great ingredients, but I highly recommend considering fresh or frozen banana, frozen fruit, milk or juice, yogurt, peanut butter, and/or spinach (It’s a great way to add vegetables and not change the flavor a lot). What is a good serving size for a smoothie? It really depends on how hungry you are and what ingredients are in your smoothie. Lots of times, 1-2 cups of smoothie is a great place to start. Adding energy dense ingredients like Greek yogurt and peanut butter fill you up more.

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