Food & Recipes

Single-Serve Summer Smoothies

Looking for a fresh and delicious beverage?! Check out these three recipes for single-serve summer smoothies and drink your fruit!

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Once you have the perfect smoothie ratio down, it’s exciting to find new smoothie recipes!  My preference for smoothies is the fruity and frozen kind, but smoothies can be made with almost any fruit or veggie.  Hot or cold too.  Either way, today I’m sharing my go-to single-serve summer smoothie recipes.  And I bet you already have (or can easily get) these ingredients. 

In the wintertime, our kettle is out 24/7 to make hot chocolate.  Now that it’s warmer, we try and use our blender to make smoothies whenever the mood strikes!  We recently upgraded our blender, so making smoothies (and cleaning up) has been a lot easier. 

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Our oldest, Zachary, loves making smoothies.  He always wants to come up with the craziest combos – but I definitely reign him in a bit.  (Although let’s be honest, almost all fruit taste good together).  

This post was originally written July 16, 2016. It has been refreshed and republished June 24, 2022.

My original blog post was filled with a lot of good smoothie-making tips, including the perfect smoothie ratio.  Definitely check that out if you want some smoothie basics.  And for a list of different smoothie ingredients. 

Today I’m highlighting my 3 delicious recipes for single-serve smoothies!  You can easily double or triple the ingredients to make more portions, but these will all make a nice big glass full (about 500ml). 

Before I begin, let me remind you that it’s easier to blend your smoothies if you prep (and pre-chop) your fruit.  Think bite-sized pieces.  You’ll also get a bit more fruits into the measuring cup that way!

three cold smoothies in cups

 Berry Berry Banana Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (or fresh)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup apple juice

This smoothie has a nice vibrant colour from the blueberries and raspberries; however, the raspberries do leave little seeds which can get annoying.  If you are serving a picky eater, maybe switch out the raspberries for something less seedy.

burgundy smoothie in clear glass outside

Tropical Sunshine Smoothie

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 cup frozen mangoes
  • 1 banana

This smoothie recipe has a lovely tropical flavour.  Where do you get pineapple juice you may ask?  Whenever I use a can of pineapples, I drain the juice and save it for later!  You can always use the whole can (plus the fruit) for your smoothies too, and it opens up a lot more possibilities since there is a longer shelf life than with fresh fruit.

closeup of yellow smoothie glass with others behind

Fresh Pink Smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh cantaloupe (chopped)
  • 1 cup orange juice

Cantalope is a less-often used smoothie ingredient!  But adding it to smoothies is such a good way to use up a bunch. This smoothie has a really nice fresh flavour (and isn’t as cold as a smoothie made from frozen fruit).  Feel free to substitute with watermelon if you prefer.

orange pink smoothie with grass background

Remember to check out my post with the perfect smoothie ratios to see other ingredient ideas!

Other Smoothie Recipes

I found and saved these great smoothie resources online, so check them out for more ideas!

closeup of smoothies in glasses

Okay… that last one isn’t really a smoothie, but I did mention I loved hot chocolate right?  I had to include it :)  Plus, milkshakes are smoothie-adjacent.  Or like, smoothies’ less-healthy, cooler older cousin.

What types of smoothies do you like?  Have you ventured into the healthy/green smoothie realm?  What about a warm and savoury smoothie (aka soup in a cup)?  I could definitely see myself trying one of those in the colder months! 

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  • Reply
    July 26, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Nicole, these look so good! I love the flavor combinations you chose and the fact they’re single serving too. I used to make them every morning but I would always make way too much. I can’t wait to give these a try. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs, CoCo

    • Reply
      July 27, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      I always used to make too much! I would end up having to store half in the fridge and drink it later or even the next day :)

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