These six 2-ingredient fruit smoothies provide the perfect starter smoothie base with veggies, leafy greens, dragon fruit, acai berry, chocolate and spices. They are mild to the taste and full of nutrition. Keep it simple or add from my extensive list of best ingredients to power up your smoothie, for meal-replacement, energy, hormone-balancing and more.
SIX 2-ingredient Fruit Smoothies
Fruit smoothies. Breakfast is fast, easy and nutritious with these six 2-ingredient fruit smoothie recipes. If you have at least these two ingredients per day, you are starting your day off right!
Of course, you might be sniggering behind your hand, 2-ingredients a smoothie don’t make! So feel free to treat these smoothie recipes as mere launching pads for the Greatest Smoothie Ever Made. Meanwhile, if you stick with my 2-ingredients, you’ll have delicious, nutritious mild starter smoothie.
Ingredients in My Starter Fruit Smoothie Recipes
The ingredients in these six smoothie recipes are great for anyone just beginning to make fruit and veggie smoothies. They include very basic fruits, milk, yogurt, chocolate and spices. And veggies.
Yes, I suggest you add veggies to your fruit smoothies.
Together, veggies and fruit provide nutrients and fiber. The milk and yogurt, protein. And the chocolate and spices provide mood-boosting magnesium and hormone-balancing strengths.
My recipes here taste very mild, so a child or someone new to smoothies would enjoy them.
But when you are ready to boost your smoothie higher, I’m here for you.
Boost Fruit Smoothies with Seeds
Seeds in general bring in various vital nutrients depending on the seed. Typically though they provide omegas, calcium, protein and fiber.
Chia seeds for instance are high in omega-3’s which are largely missing in the western diet today. And also chia provides protein, calcium and more.
Hemp seeds also are high in protein, fiber and magnesium and iron, both of which are needed for sleep and hormone-balancing.
Flax seeds provide major amounts of omega-3 and protein, as well as copper and selenium, needed in many body processes. Use ground to ingest full nutrition with these seeds. You can buy ground or grind the whole seeds with a coffee grinder. Although to be honest, I tried that the flax seed stuck all over the grinder. A pain to clean. But I had to share the idea. Because it’s out there, you know?
Sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are also great additions for the high and unusual nutrition they provide.
I suggest adding about 1 tbsp of each, varying the seed of choice each day.
Boost Fruit Smoothies with Healthy Fats
Healthy fats are extremely important for many body processes. I would suggest balancing their goodness with their caloric levels if weight is an issue.
For instance, consider adding 1/4 or 1/2 of an avocado, or 1 tbsp coconut butter, or nut butters adds nutrition, flavor and creamy dreamy texture.
Boost Fruit Smoothies with Plant Protein
My favorite sources of protein for smoothie recipes is white beans or chickpeas, yogurt and tofu. Actually we have a soy allergy in our house so soy is basically avoided, but if you like soy, go for it. As a rule of thumb, I add about 1/4 protein to a smoothie to help make it closer to a meal-replacement. So if you make a 1 cup smoothie, add 1/4 cup of protein source.
Boost Fruit Smoothies with Vegetables
Should we really add veggies to fruits smoothies? Don’t get me started. Veggies in smoothies are a dream come true! I’ll tell you why. (See? You got me started, haha)
It’s always been a struggle to eat five veggies a day personally. As a child, I avoid everything green and wanted peanut butter sandwiches for dinner. (I know, I think I was a nightmare to my poor tolerant mother).
THEN, in college, I got a blender. And I learned the secret.
Veggies can disappear into a smoothie.
I have since grown up a bit and now enjoy very very green smoothies as in 6-cups of spinach blended with 1 cup of blueberries, seeds and milk.
BUT I still love the concept that we can hide veggies in healthy recipes (hence the basic premise of my blog mission).
Which brings us to, which veggies are best for smoothie recipes?
Best Veggies To Power-Up Smoothie Recipes
The best veggies to tuck into smoothies are:
- leafy greens
- sweet potatoes
Uncooked and unpeeled is fine for all. Cauliflower texture might be creamier if it is steamed as rice first and then cooled. Cucumber might be less bitter if peeled.
Berries, zucchini and cucumber should be bought organic as they are high in pesticide abortion, according to the EWG.org.
And for the brave and true, here are a few less conventional ingredients to consider adding to your smoothie.
Unusual Ingredients to Add to Your Smoothie
The liquid from a chickpea can (aquafaba) which adds texture and protein.
Turmeric and ginger and cayenne pepper to boost immunity.
A chopped fennel bulb adds licorice flavor and prevents bloating.
Uncooked quinoa. Yes! Just rinse and throw in a fist-full.
And overnight oats! Yes, make overnight oats (or overnight quinoa) and then add it to your smoothie. Or just throw in a handful of gluten-free organic rolled oats. (we do a lot of throwing into smoothies in our house, haha)
Either way, your smoothie will taste like a cookie and give you a boost of fiber, iron, selenium, and magnesium.
Need an overnight oats recipe? Here is a set of SEVEN Overnight Oats Recipes!
Other Recipes to Try
Seven Lemon Water Recipes
Healthy Homemade Marzipan Recipe
Making Smoothies with Ice Cube Concentrates
5 Blender Wellness Shots
Lemon Smoothie Jackfruit Recipe
I hope these recipes work for you! If you are on pinterest, perhaps share this image with a friend who might need a boost getting started with smoothies.
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Six 2-Ingredient Fruit Smoothies
Chai Cardamom Vanilla Smoothie
- 1 cup almond or cashew milk
- 1 tbsp chai spices (either buy ground chai spices or mix up your own: ground cinnamon, ground cardamom, ground ginger, ground allspice, ground cloves, ground nutmeg)
Dragonfruit Acai Smoothie
- 1 cup plant yogurt
- 1/2 packet each of dragon fruit and acai berry (frozen) (both found in packets in grocery store freezer section)
Dark Chocolate Shake
- 1 cup silken tofu or yogurt
- 1/2 dark chocolate bar Melted
Nicecream Veggie Smoothie
- 1 banana chopped and frozen
- 1/2 cup carrots or zucchini or cucumber or cauliflower Uncooked and unpeeled is fine for all. Cauliflower texture might be creamier if it is steamed as rice first and cooled. Cucumber might be less bitter if peeled.
Berry Milk Shake
- 3/4 cup almond or cashew milk
- 1 cup berries - blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries
Spinach Starter Smoothie
- 1 cup almond or cashew milk
- 1/2 cup baby spinach
- Choose your favorite recipe. Add the liquid to the blender first, than add in fruits, veggies or other and blend until creamy. Make the smoothie either day of or the night before and refrigerate to drink in the morning.You can also make large batches, and create smoothie ice cubes using the method in my smoothie ice cube concentrate recipes.
Expand your Smoothie
- These two ingredients per smoothie are a perfect start, but feel free to throw in 2-3 more ingredients, choosing from what you have available and based on my smoothie add-in list in my blog post above! Enjoy!
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in biology, immunology and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.