25 Smoothie Recipes for Teens to Brighten Their Morning

by Nancy Reynolds

This post: 25 Smoothie Recipes for Teens to Brighten Up Their Morning

Let’s face it, teenagers (most teenagers, anyway) aren’t typically very chatty or energetic in the morning. I know mine certainly aren’t.

Not only are my kids not particularly engaging in the morning, the older they’ve become, the less successful I’ve been getting them to eat a healthy breakfast. 

That’s why I decided to start making smoothies. And, frankly, I’ve become somewhat obsessed (and so have my kids). There are so many amazing smoothie recipes to choose from – literally something for everyone! And, the best part is, the vast majority of smoothie recipes are healthy. In fact, smoothies are a perfect way to pack in as much nutritional punch as possible into one quick, easy, grab-and-go drink. 

From berry smoothies bursting with flavor to creamy and thick smoothies that mimic classic desserts teens love, we gathered 25 amazing smoothie recipes for teens to brighten their morning.

So, go ahead! Plug in that blender, grab those ingredients and give these smoothies a whirl! 

25 Smoothie Recipes for Teens to Brighten Their Morning



4- Ingredient Creamsicle Smoothie

With only 4 simple ingredients you probably already have on hand, including orange juice, milk, crushed ice, and sugar (optional), this delish creamsicle smoothie comes together in minutes – perfect for mornings when your teen has to dash out the door.

Find the recipe at Allrecipes HERE


Tropical Mango-Pineapple-Berry Smoothie

What makes this smoothie recipe so tempting is the blend of amazing flavors! Strawberries, blueberries, mango and pineapple make this a tropical, refreshing drink most teens won’t be able to pass up! 

Find the recipe at Allrecipes HERE


Butterfinger Protein Smoothie

What teen could possibly resist this healthy (yes… it’s actually healthy!) smoothie that tastes more like a dessert? With just a few simple ingredients, teens can whip this up for a quick afternoon snack that will surely satisfy their sweet tooth. 

Find the recipe at Kinda Healthy Recipes HERE


Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Whether your teen just walked in the door after practice or needs a little boost to get the day rolling, this peanut butter banana smoothie will definitely do the trick! Add a few chocolate chips and a drizzle of peanut butter over the top and it’s downright irresistible! 

Find the recipe at Fit Foodie Finds HERE


Razzy Blue Smoothie

This naturally sweet frosty cold smoothie packs a ton of delicious flavor and a nutritious punch. With a few more ingredients than some of the other smoothies listed here (eight ingredients in all), it’s still well worth the effort for this smoothie that’s bursting with flavor! 

Find the recipe at Allrecipes HERE


4-Ingredient Mango Banana Smoothie

This refreshing summertime smoothie is great for just about any time of day! Plus, it’s a breeze to make. Add a cherry and a slice of pineapple and banana on top for added flavor!

Find the recipe at Allrecipes HERE


The Ultimate Mocha Smoothie

If your teen is always itching to go to Starbucks for their favorite mocha treat, here’s a healthier nutritious option they can whip up themselves that tastes better and is a whole lot cheaper! 

Find the recipe at It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken HERE


Healthy Kale Smoothie

Your teen can get their greens here! This healthy kale smoothie is brimming with nutrient-dense kale, frozen bananas and the perfect punch of orange juice and ginger. 

Find the recipe at Fit Foodie Finds HERE


Creamy Strawberry Chia Seed Smoothie

Your teen can kickstart the day with this creamy and delicious strawberry chia seed smoothie. It’s packed with antioxidants, fiber, and a ton of flavor. And, tell them not to skip the chia seeds. They’re healthy and they add a little pop of texture and fun to this smoothie. 

Find the recipe at Fit Food Finds HERE


Tropical Coconut Smoothie Bowl

This tropical coconut smoothie bowl is an energy-packed recipe made with fresh fruit and plenty of natural ingredients. Top this smoothie bowl with your favorite healthy ingredients like extra fresh fruit, chia seeds and granola!

Find the recipe at What Molly Made HERE


Raspberry Peach Smoothie

With only 5 ingredients, this raspberry peach smoothie comes together in 5 minutes! It’s brimming with flavor, healthy, and perfect for breakfast, an after-school snack, or even a refreshing dessert. 

Find the recipe at Kristine’s Kitchen Blog HERE


Chocolate Almond Protein Smoothie

This chocolate almond protein smoothie tastes like a dessert, but guess what? It’s actually healthy!

Find the recipe at Kristine’s Kitchen Blog HERE


Strawberry Colada Smoothie

This Strawberry Colada Smoothie is perfect for summer. It packs in all the flavor that reminds of you being in the tropics, soaking up the sun on a warm sandy beach. 

Find the recipe at Cooking Classy HERE


Cinnamon Bun Smoothie

If your teen is a big fan of cinnamon buns, this smoothie is for them! Just don’t tell them it’s way healthier!

Find the recipe at It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken HERE


Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl

Any teen who loves peaches will love this peach pie smoothie bowl. It’s a creamy, protein-filled smoothie packed with all the flavors of peach pie! Top with granola, almonds, and fresh peach slices for a delicious breakfast or anytime snack.

Find the recipe at Spoonful of Flavor HERE


Loaded Coffee Smoothie

When it comes to smoothie recipes for teens, you have to give them what they love! And, this smoothie happens to be the perfect smoothie for coffee lovin’ teens! Packed with whole grains, fruit, protein, and (the best part) coffee! This smoothie packs a great punch with plenty of caffeine to get your teen moving in the morning. (47,000 shares on Pinterest!)

Find the recipe at Amanda’s Cookin’ HERE


Mango Raspberry Sunshine Smoothie

Who could resist waking up to this too pretty to drink sunshine smoothie? It’s made with delicious mango, raspberries, yogurt, orange juice and honey for a yummy get-up-and-go morning boost or an after-school snack.

Find the recipe at Cooking on the Front Burner HERE


Caramel Apple Smoothie

Got a teen who loves caramel apples? This caramel apple smoothie is made with four simple ingredients – milk, apple juice, diced apples and caramel sauce (choose sugar-free caramel sauce to make it even healthier). Easy enough to whip up on even the busiest mornings. 

Find the recipe at Crazy for Crust HERE


Strawberry Banana Smoothie

You really can’t go wrong with the delicious combination of strawberries and bananas. A touch of honey gives this smoothie an extra kick of sweetness without being over the top. 

Find the recipe at The Diary of the Real Housewife HERE


Dairy-Free Peaches & Cream Smoothie

This peaches and cream smoothie makes the perfect refreshing afternoon snack or make it for breakfast for a quick and healthy morning boost. 

Find the recipe at Kay Nutrition HERE


Almond Chocolate Coconut Smoothie Bowl

This almond chocolate coconut smoothie bowl is an absolutely delicious way to start the day. It comes together in 5 minutes and is gluten-free and vegan. It might just be too pretty to eat! 

Find the recipe at Bakerita HERE


Blueberry Banana Oats Smoothie

This power-packed protein smoothie is loaded with vitamins, nutrients, and protein to give your teen plenty of energy all morning long. 

Find the recipe at Food Wine Sunshine HERE


Healthy Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

This smoothie tastes just like the classic creamy dessert, only it’s way healthier! Packed with 40 grams of protein per serving, it makes a healthy and delish breakfast or anytime snack. Top with whipped coconut cream, sliced bananas, and crumbled graham crackers crumbs (because, why not?) for a smoothie that’s almost too hard to pass up. 

Find the recipe at Happiness is Homemade HERE


Avocado Spinach Fitness Smoothie

This avocado spinach smoothie inspired by Ben Greenfield – nutrition and fitness expert, triathlon and Spartan Race competitor, as well as New York Times Bestselling author – makes the perfect power-packed drink for teen athletes. 

Find the recipe at Hurry the Food Up HERE


Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie

A thick and creamy smoothie reminiscent of your teen’s favorite childhood sandwich, this pure protein (23 grams!) smoothie will keep them feeling full and satisfied for hours. 

Find the recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction HERE


Looking for more smoothie recipes for teens?

This awesome graphic by Bodminsou offers a few tips on how to make the perfect smoothie along with plenty of suggested ingredients to add! 

Image Credit: Bodminsou 


If you enjoyed this post, here are a few others you might enjoy:

25 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Teenagers

33 Easy School Lunch Ideas for Teens

25 Simple Recipes Teens Can Cook Themselves

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