90+ of Our Best Creamy Smoothies and Shakes
Whether you're looking for a protein-packed meal replacement smoothie, or for a dessert shake to satisfy your sweet tooth, we've got the perfect recipe for you. From our jaw-dropping Strawberry Shortcake Shake to the nutrient-packed Antioxidant Breakfast Smoothie, these blended creations are sure to hit the spot. Get that blender going and whip one up today!
Strawberry Shortcake Shake
Strawberry Shortcake Shake Recipe
This minimal ingredient milkshake is a show-stopping, drool-inducing tall glass of strawberry shortcake heaven. When topped with a cake and strawberry skewer and drizzled with a luscious syrup, this gorgeous dessert might just be better than the real thing.
Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie
Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie Recipe
Segment the orange over a bowl to catch all of those tasty juices, and add them to the blender before processing. You can buy frozen mangoes, but for the creamiest sip, start with fresh, and freeze overnight.
This easy, copycat version of your favorite coffee shop drink tastes just like the real thing!
Cookie Cake Milkshake
Got leftover cookie cake after the big party? Now you'll know just what to do with it.
Maple-Peach Milk Shake
Blend maple syrup, peaches, low-fat frozen yogurt, and low-fat milk to make this flavorfull milkshake.
Cool, creamy shakes and smoothies make the perfect summertime dessert. Blend ice cream, frozen berries, and whole milk for a rich treat that's sure to beat the heat.
You don't have to be on a tropical island to enjoy this fruity cocktail.
You don't have to drive to your favorite coffee shop to be sipping on this glorious chocolate and coffee drink. Just throw all the ingredients together in a blender and enjoy a refreshing summer sweet treat. Bonus: You probably have most of the ingredients on hand already. What are you waiting for?
Cran-Berry Green-Tea Smoothie
Cran-Berry Green-Tea Smoothie Recipe
The best smoothies combine great nutrition with even better flavor. Cranberries and green tea pack this drink full of healthy antioxidants, while berries and banana add essential vitamins and nutrients.
Kick-start your day by pureeing silken tofu with orange juice, strawberries, banana, and a little honey for a super-healthy smoothie.
Cookies-and-Cream Milk Shakes
Cookies-and-Cream Milk Shakes Recipe
Blend Oreos, ice cream, and milk for an indulgent summer milk shake.
Birthday Cake Shake
This 5-ingredient cake batter milkshake shows there's more than one use for store-bought cake mix.
Indulge in this frozen drink a few hours before bedtime—it gets its flavor from strong brewed coffee. Make a big batch of this homemade coffee treat and we guarantee that this will replace your drive-through drip addiction.
Mint-Chocolate Chip Shake
Mint-Chocolate Chip Shake Recipe
The green-hued ice cream is a favorite at ice cream parlors across the nation. We jazzed up our Mint-Chocolate Chip Shake with a few drops of green coloring for a faint tint of color.
Fruit and Yogurt Shake
Perfect for a midmorning snack, this shake packs the bright flavors of pomegranate cherry juice and crushed pineapple with filling plain yogurt. It can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days, so keep extra on hand to satisfy those sugar cravings.
Banana Cream Pie Smoothie
Banana Cream Pie Smoothie Recipe
Frozen bananas, graham cracker crumbs, and vanilla extract are a few of the ingredients that make this smoothie a rich dessert in a glass. Because it calls for low-fat yogurt and fat-free milk, one serving of this drink gives you about the same amount of calcium as a glass of milk.
Blackberry-Mango Breakfast Shake
Blackberry-Mango Breakfast Shake Recipe
Sneak silken tofu into a sweet-tart breakfast smoothie to keep energy high from morning through the 3pm afternoon slow-down. This is a great way to get extra protein and fiber past pickier palates.
Vanilla Honey-Nut Smoothie
Vanilla Honey-Nut Smoothie Recipe
Start with creamy frozen yogurt and add peanut butter, milk, and honey for a nutty sweet treat. Silken tofu and ground flaxseed help this smoothie stick with you throughout an afternoon of running errands.
Fresh Strawberry Milk Shakes
Fresh Strawberry Milk Shakes Recipe
These creamy strawberry milkshakes keep it simple with just 4 ingredients: fresh strawberries, vanilla extract, ice cream, and milk.
Make this smoothie in minutes by freezing cubed mango the night before and blending with banana, milk, honey, and vanilla extract when you're ready to serve.
While the dishwasher runs after dinner, whip up a batch of this blended treat. Honey sweetens the banana-strawberry-yogurt mixture. Serve thick for a fun beat-the-heat dessert.
Blend frozen fruit juice with fresh strawberries and a banana for a smoothie spiked with bright fruit flavor. This tasty drink is rich and creamy thanks to a hearty helping of vanilla low-fat yogurt.
Elvis Milk Shakes
Drink a tribute to the King of Rock-and-Roll with this shake that combines two of his favorite flavors: bananas and peanut butter.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Banana Shake
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Banana Shake Recipe
This chocolate, peanut butter, and banana shake is like an explosion of flavors all in one glass. Top this shake with a generous (and messy) crown of whipped cream and chocolate syrup for the perfect answer to your chocolate craving.
Spice up a Mexican-inspired evening with a smoothie infused with the warm molasses flavor of brown sugar. Serve the slushy cocktail over ice.
Frozen mixed berries and dry milk help keep cost and preparation to a minimum for this anytime smoothie. Blend with banana, yogurt, sugar, and orange juice for a citrus accent. Substitute other frozen fruits, like peaches, for fun variety.
Kids are sure to love these smoothies-on-a-stick! Just blend, pour in paper cups with a popsicle stick, and freeze for creamy, icy goodness.
Ingredients from the favorite treat are morphed into a dreamy S'more Shake--no campfire required.
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Flax Smoothies
Peanut Butter, Banana, and Flax Smoothies Recipe
Get the day started right with a peanut butter, banana, and flax smoothie. Not only will it taste like a treat but you'll get a good dose of potassium, protein, and fiber to boot. If the smoothies seem too thick, just add another tablespoon or two of milk.
This slightly sweet, thick drink is a great snack or part of a breakfast: Just one serving offers about one-third of the day's vitamin C and vitamin A and about 10 percent potassium in a low-calorie package.
This refreshing classic includes raspberries, strawberries, and ground flaxseed.
Smoothies are the perfect bases for allowing kids to add their own personality and get creative. The yogurt gives it a dose of calcium. Be sure to use frozen fruit−it eliminates the need for ice.
Layered Fruit Smoothie
If island-inspired cocktails warm your soul, this layered fruit smoothie might just tip your taste buds over the edge. Pour a strawberry-banana smoothie mixture over a layer of mango smoothie for a two-tone drink that's as pretty as it is tasty.
Chocolate Malt Shake
This light shake is satisfyingly thick. Decrease the amount of malted milk powder if you'd like less malt flavor.
Espresso Soy Milk Shake
Espresso Soy Milk Shake Recipe
This satisfying shake is a speedy dessert. It's also a way to enjoy the health benefits of caffeine, which may help lower your risk of diabetes and Parkinson's disease.
Pumpkin Pie Shake
This shake is a great festive dessert idea, but since it uses canned pumpkin, you can make it year-round.
Ginger, Berries, and Oats Smoothie
Ginger, Berries, and Oats Smoothie Recipe
Ginger adds a touch of warmth to the fruit and honey in this smoothie. Store ginger tightly wrapped in the freezer; it will grate easily.
Creamy Mango, Avocado, and Lime Smoothie
Creamy Mango, Avocado, and Lime Smoothie Recipe
Avocado in smoothies is the latest trend. It lends a wonderful creaminess, but don't worry, you won't be able to taste it!
Peach Melba Shake
Whether you're craving an afternoon snack, or a smooth, creamy, and fruity dessert, this shake will hit the spot. Put the ice cream in the blender last to easily make a smooth shake.
Mixed berries and pomegranate-blueberry juice combine to create a "berry" tasty Pom-Berry Shake.
Mexican Cocoa Smoothie
The secret to the rich chocolate flavor in this smoothie: a scoop of dark chocolate sorbet and cocoa powder. A pinch of cinnamon gives it a Mexican twist.
Serve the spirited Caribbean Bushwacker as a respite to a hot, summer day or as a dessert finale at dinner.
Date Milk Shake
Date milk shakes are a popular cool treat in sunny Southern California, where extremely large Medjool dates grow abundantly. Sprinkle each dessert shake with additional cinnamon, if desired.
Triple Melon Smoothie
Melons are at their peak season June through September. Make this smoothie with ripe, in-season fruit for a great-tasting, refreshing drink when the weather's hot. Garnish with additional diced melon, if desired.
Peachy Dream is just what the name indicates--a peach lover's dream! We combine fresh peaches, ice cream, and orange juice to create this peach-of-a-milkshake.
Rich in antioxidants, this brilliantly purple dairy-free shake makes for a healthful dessert. Oat milk is naturally sweet, but adding just a bit of honey really brings out the berries' flavor.
Berry-Mango-Almond Shake Recipe
Serve as a special dessert, or divide this fruity shake into smaller portions for a cool and creamy afternoon treat.
Strawberry-Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe
Pomegranates and strawberries are both packed with vitamin C, maing this easy four-ingredient smoothie extra nutritious!
Caramel Espresso Smoothie
Caramel Espresso Smoothie Recipe
This smoothie appears deceivingly decadent, but it has a secret. It harnesses the power of soy milk and silken tofu to create a delightfully creamy, caffeinated beverage.
Mango Lassi Smoothie
Fresh mango is frozen so that it blends into a delightfully thick, sweet smoothie. Our Mango Lassi is based off a favorite Indian treat.
Creamy, Dreamy Tropical Smoothie
Creamy, Dreamy Tropical Smoothie Recipe
Wish you were on the beach right now? One sip of our smoothie and you'll be there before you can say "aloha." Coconut milk and Greek yogurt make this smoothie supercreamy, and pineapple gives it a sweeeeet tropical kick.
Butterscotch-Sea Salt Shake
Butterscotch-Sea Salt Shake Recipe
Salty-sweet is the way we describe this decadent Butterscotch-Sea Salt Shake.
Key Lime-Coconut Smoothie
Key Lime-Coconut Smoothie Recipe
A cross between Key lime pie and a coconut mojito, this smoothie makes a great breakfast drink or sweet afternoon treat. Sprinkle some shredded coconut on top, if you like.
Strawberry-Rhubarb-Banana Smoothie RecipeBlend low-fat yogurt, Strawberry-Rhubarb jam, frozen berries, and bananas to make this simple breakfast smoothie.
Go-Getter Green Smoothie
Go-Getter Green Smoothie Recipe
Be sure to try this smoothie in the summer when honeydew melon is at its peak. Garnish glasses with wheels of additional peeled, sliced kiwi fruit, if desired.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Shake
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Shake Recipe
We combine a favorite duo to create Peanut Butter-Chocolate Shake--and top it off with peanut butter cup candy.
Rich Pistachio Shake
Satisfy your salty-sweet craving: Maple syrup and sea salt give this nutty dessert shake nuanced flavor. Garnish with additional chopped pistachios, if desired.
Make an adults-only cocktail in a festive, all-natural glass. The rum is optional; omit when serving to children.
A campfire dessert in a glass: Broiling marshmallows in the oven is a quick way to get the fire-toasted flavor you grew up with. Each shake is topped with a toasty marshmallow; if you like, sprinkle each shake with a few chocolate shavings. You can also crush another graham cracker sheet and use the crumbs to rim the glasses.
Chef Mai Pham of Star Ginger and Lemon Grass restaurants sure knows how to cool off (maybe it's the Sacramento heat). In the Test Kitchen, we've been drinking her lemonade slushy--amped up with chile, mint, and lime--by the blenderful.
Yogurt drinks are popular across the Middle East and South Asia. We like ours with puréed cucumber and herbs, plus a spritz of club soda.
Strawberry-Basil Smoothies Recipe
Basil gives these smoothies a jolt of garden-fresh flavor. Use whatever kind of milk is in your fridge. We call for almond milk, which is lower in fat and calories than cow's milk, but both contain essential nutrients.
Peppermint Patty Frappés
Peppermint Patty Frappés Recipe
This easy holiday drink is akin to an off-the-charts milkshake. The peppermint candies add bold mint flavor as well as a kick of sweet chocolate.
Sweet Fig Smoothies
This recipe offers a great use for figs that are very ripe (or even overripe) and need to be used soon. The riper the fig, the sweeter and more delicious in this creamy breakfast drink.
This two-toned smoothie is incredibly filling thanks to substantial servings of protein and fiber.
Apple Pie Smoothie
This apple pie smoothie is an easy way to treat yourself and pack some nutrients into your day.
Raspberry-Date Smoothie Recipe
You’ll often find silken tofu in shelf-stable packages on the Asian foods aisle. We call for Mori-Nu brand because one package will provide exactly what you need for this 3-day meal plan. The squeeze-pack of almond butter is convenient and contains only what you need for this recipe. But if you have almond butter in your pantry, just use 2 tablespoons.
Avo-Berry Smoothie Bowls
Avo-Berry Smoothie Bowls Recipe
Start your day with a rich, creamy smoothie bowl full of anti-inflammatory foods. Aside from easing inflammation, this breakfast offers you the heart-healthy benefits of avocados’ unsaturated fats, plus more than half your daily fiber in one serving—enough to help keep you full until lunchtime. Keep the berries frozen (both the ones blended into the smoothie and the ones on top of the bowl) for great texture.
Citrus Sunrise Smoothie
Citrus Sunrise Smoothie Recipe
With a one-two punch of mango and coconut, this is a perfect blend for those who enjoy a taste of the tropics. This recipe calls for frozen fruit, letting you still reap the nutritional benefits of out-of-season fruit like mango. Just one serving offers 100% of your daily goal for vitamin C and over one-quarter your daily calcium needs in a low-calorie package.
Supercharged Kale-Avocado Smoothie
Supercharged Kale-Avocado Smoothie Recipe
This hydrating smoothie is jam-packed with nutrients, delivering one-third your daily goal of vitamin A and 100% of vitamin K—two important nutrients many of us don't get enough of. Matcha green tea powder delivers a jolt of caffeine without the jittery side effects, helping you power through your holiday to-do list with sustained energy and alertness.
This protein-packed sipper has only 6g added sugars--far less than what you'll typically find at a smoothie shop. Look for shelf-stable cold-brew in the coffee aisle or refrigerated versions near the creamer or fresh juices.
Cold Brew-Banana Smoothie
Cold Brew-Banana Smoothie Recipe
Who says you can't caffeinate and fill up on a hearty, wholesome breakfast smoothie all at the same time? In this cozy java concoction, prepared cold brew is blended into a banana and almond milk smoothie. Rather than using ice cubes which will dilute the flavor of the smoothie, the cold brew is cleverly frozen. With a dash of cinnamon and agave nectar, this healthy breakfast smoothie tastes like banana bread in a glass.
Smoothies are a great way to front-load your day with produce and nutrition. Just one serving of this power breakfast offers about two-thirds of the day's calcium and nearly a quarter of potassium in a low-calorie package. Chia seeds amp up fiber and protein, plus they're one of the richest plant sources of heart-healthy alpha-linoleic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid).
Bought a giant watermelon and not sure what to do with all the leftover fruit? Been there, done that. Juice the extra fruit and whip up this summery smoothie by adding plain yogurt, fresh strawberries, and honey.
Apple & Blueberry Smoothie
Apple & Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
New to intermittent fasting? Boost the health benefits of your fast with a liquid meal. Just blend and go! This healthy recipe is featured in the smoothie section of the new 5:2 Starter's Guide: The 2-Day Diet.
Antioxidant Breakfast Smoothie
Antioxidant Breakfast Smoothie Recipe
This hearty breakfast smoothie is jam-packed with healthy nutrients and antioxidants.
Ultimate Green Smoothie
Ultimate Green Smoothie Recipe
This ultra-green cocktail benefits from broccoli. Did you know, just a 4 oz. serving of broccoli will provide you with more than 150% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C? Avocado lends a silky smooth texture, while chopped and juiced apples add a hint of natural sweetness.
Black Forest Smoothie
A touch of chocolatey decadence paired with nutrient-dense fruits and veggies—you get it all with this Black Forest Smoothie. Inspired by the classic cake combo of chocolate and cherry, this simple smoothie utilizes sweet-tart frozen cherries (which provide chilled body for the smoothie when blended, without watering the beverage down as ice would), cocoa powder for chocolatey richness, and vanilla almond milk for a touch of sweetness.
Fruit and Nut Smoothie
This easy, satisfying sipper will likely keep you full till lunchtime. A small splash of coconut milk adds satiating richness (and, admittedly, a fair amount of saturated fat), but the walnuts balance with a big boost of heart- and brain-healthy omega-3 fats. Fresh orange juice sweetens the smoothie naturally (there’s no added sugar), and frozen mango contributes creaminess when blended. Feel free to sub any berry for the strawberries; blueberries or raspberries would be particularly good here.
Green Smoothie Bowl
Baby spinach, broccoli, and kiwi give this healthy smoothie its bright green flavor, but with the addition of apples, yogurt, coconut, and raspberries, this smoothie tastes anything but "green."
Chocolate-Raspberry Smoothie Recipe
This super-chocolatey smoothie is a tasty nondairy alternative to traditional milk-based smoothies. Dates offer richness and a caramel-like sweetness--naturally--while boosting fiber by about 2g.
This recipe was crafted by Ayesha Curry, Food Network star and wife of basketball star Steph Curry. "I created this on the fly when I wanted something sweet and nondairy," says Ayesha. It's an excellent sub for eggnog.
Rich Dark Chocolate Smoothie
Rich Dark Chocolate Smoothie Recipe
This decadent-tasting chocolate smoothie features chocolate almond milk, vanilla soy yogurt, banana, unsweetened cocoa powder, and instant coffee granules for just a hint of mocha flavor.