Fire up your blenders, folks! Smoothies are a quick and convenient way to get a blast of nutrients, including protein, carbs and vitamins A, B, C and more. Whether you need an energizing breakfast on-the-go or a post-workout shake that makes your taste buds happy, these easy smoothie recipes just so happen to require only three ingredients each. (Quick, cheap and easy — you heard that right!)
Heck, you probably have a lot of these ingredients already at home. If not, scan the categories below — Chocolate, Nut Butter, Fruit Fusion, Very Berry, or Green — and highlight a few favorites. By adding a few staples to your grocery list, you’ll be ready to meal prep for the week (or even month!) ahead.
When it’s smoothie time, simply add ice and blend until frosty and smooth. From our luscious Black Forest Cake Smoothie to the naturally sweet Coco-Berry Blend Smoothie, there’s a nutritious recipe for every craving in the infographic below. So start concocting — there’s no shortage of ways to fuel up!
25 Cheap and Easy Smoothie Recipes
Protein Smoothie Recipes in a Pinch
Ready to shake things up? All you need is a blender and a handful of the ingredients above. If you want some extra protein in your diet, add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder. Need tips on which one to buy? Check out this guide on How to Choose the Best Protein Powder for You.
Originally published September 2014. Updated January 18, 2017.