Build Your Own Smoothie Printable + Recipes
Build your own smoothies quickly and easily with this handy guide. Mix and match your favorite fruits, veggies and more to create a smoothie that the whole family will love.
Smoothies are a go-to in our house. Not only are they ready in just a few minutes, but I can get creative by combining different flavors (and sneaking in some veggies!) to keep my boys on their toes. Plus, items like nuts and Greek yogurt add protein, turning simple smoothies into a filling breakfast or snack.
I like to stock up on fruit, like berries, mango and pineapple, when it’s in peak season and cheapest at the grocery store. Then we chop up and freeze to quickly add to smoothies. Since the fruit is frozen, there’s no ice required!
Another tip: freeze leftover greens to add a punch of nutrition to smoothies. We blend up leftover spinach and pour into ice cube molds. Once frozen, transfer to a ziplock bag and add them with your favorite fruits, then start blending. You can also add greens directly to your smoothie packs.
Use the handy Build Your Own Smoothie guide below to make your own smoothie and get blending! We suggest choosing 2-3 fruits, one veggie, one base and 1-2 add ins, but it’s up to you to be creative.
This chart is so helpful, do you mind if I print it out to give to people who are attending a culinary demo?
Will credit it back to you of course, 🙂
Of course! You’re always welcome to use our materials 🙂
How many of each column do you choose? Or is it just one item per row?
You can pick and choose as many as you want. We like to choose 1-3 fruits and then one from each of the other categories, but it a;; depends on what you like.
How much do you add with the fruit? If using more than one fruit and how much from the other groups.
It’s really up to you. You can mix and match whatever sounds best to you. Usually 1 – 2 cups of fruit total. If I’m adding greens, like spinach or kale, I usually throw in a large handful. The liquid depends on if you’re using fresh or frozen fruit (frozen fruit will take more liquid but you won’t need to add ice). The optional add-ins are all to taste so as much or little as you prefer.