Are you looking for a selection of fruits that go well together in a smoothie? Then look no further! We’ve put together a list of the five best fruits for smoothies, along with some suggestions about which work well together. Whether you like yours creamy and sweet, or tart and refreshing, we have some combo suggestions for you. Read on!
Bananas’ creamy sweetness makes them a perfect base for most smoothies. They add fiber and a silky texture to any combination, especially when frozen. Combine them with other sweet, creamy additives for shake-like smoothies, or complimentary (acidic) fruits for more interesting combos.
Try a combination of bananas with strawberries, peaches, and either strawberry juice or peach nectar. Alternatively, mix together strawberries, pineapple, and bananas with a generous portion of coconut yogurt and some almond or soy milk.
Do you like amaretto? Mix a banana with a big scoop of pitted sweet cherries, and some almond milk. Try adding a scoop of vegan vanilla protein powder to amp the nutritional content. Alternatively, freeze the banana first and add a bit of cacao powder. You’ll basically be drinking a healthy smoothie version of chocolate cherry ice cream.
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If you love banana cream pies, then double up on the bananaliciousness. Toss two frozen bananas into a blender with some soaked raw cashews, shredded coconut, coconut milk, and some maple syrup. Blend, sip, and purr. (Alternatively, try some chocolate soy or almond milk instead of coconut. Seriously, try it.)
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Use strawberries the same way you would bananas as a base for a variety of smoothies. They’re semi-sweet and acidic, just like most fruits that are high in vitamin C. These are just some of the fruits that blend well with strawberries:
Juices some oranges or tangerines, then put them through a blender with a generous handful of frozen strawberries and ruby red grapefruit juice.
Just about any other berry mixes well with strawberries in smoothies.
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Red and purple fruits have the highest antioxidant levels. Toss frozen strawberries into a blender with raspberries and some cranberry-pomegranate juice and bliss out.
Toss strawberries and peaches together, along with a bit of frozen banana. Add some vegan yogurt and ice cubes, and sip to your heart’s delight.
Do you like really tart flavors? Then smoothie up your peaches with strawberries, kiwi, starfruit, ice, and a splash of maple or agave syrup.
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Blueberries go with just about every other fruit imaginable. As a result, they’re one of the best smoothie fruits to keep on hand. While fresh blueberries have higher antioxidant levels, frozen ones stay fresh in the freezer for up to six months. Try some of the following combinations with other fruits on this list!
For a lush, creamy combo, combine fresh blueberries with frozen banana, and either coconut or almond milk
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You may not think of these green fruits as being ideal smoothie ingredients, but try them out! Like bananas, avocados add a delicious creamy texture to smoothies. They have a neutral flavor, however, so they don’t add extra sweetness.
Did you know that pears and blueberries are some of the most hypoallergenic fruits out there? Hardly any people have allergies to either. Anyway, try mixing frozen blueberries with fresh pear slices, along with vegan vanilla yogurt and some ice cubes.
Other Dark Berries
Choose other dark berries for an antioxidant powerhouse smoothie. Mix frozen or fresh blueberries with blackberries, sweet cherries, mulberries, and/or haskap, with vanilla coconut yogurt and some coconut water.
If you’ve never had peaches in a smoothie before, remedy this immediately! These perfect fruits are absolutely amazing in smoothie recipes. Use them fresh or frozen, in creamy or refreshing combos, with any of the other fruits on this list.
Mix frozen peaches with fresh blueberries, peach nectar, and vegan yogurt for a smoothie you’ll dream about for months.
If you’d like a really creamy, sweet treat, mix frozen peaches with banana, mango, and either coconut or oat cream.
Did you like the peach-mango combination? Well, use that as a base and add some strawberries to the mix, along with tangerine juice.
Peaches and bananas work really well together, but they can create a very dense concoction. Use this combo as a base for a smoothie bowl, or dilute it a bit with coconut water or almond milk.
As a final note on these fruits, peaches are so delicious that they’re great as the smoothie star of the show. Try putting frozen peaches into a blender with vanilla vegan ice cream, coconut water, and a splash of maple syrup.
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Mangoes are some of the sweetest, sexiest fruits around. You can combine them with other sweet, creamy fruits, or compliment their flavor with something more acidic.
These fruit amp mangoes’ sweetness, and create a silky, delicious base for any smoothie. Try mixing together mango and banana with coconut cream and a handful of ice cubes for a decadent combination.
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These luscious citrus fruits add a tangy tartness to counterbalance mangoes’ sweetness. Mix sliced mangoes with acai puree (for even more tartness) and then add orange juice and a bit of ice.
Looking for really exotic flavors? Mix mango with cherries, dragon fruit, and mango nectar. Then wait for your toes to curl.
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