14 Slim-Down Smoothies

I have, I don’t know, a million smoothie recipes that I rotate between each week. And I try to share as many of my smoothie concoctions with you as I can without smoothie-ing you out. I drink one nearly everyday.

peanut butter and jelly smoothie in a glass mug with straws

Lately, it’s been this beautifying recipe. And I can’t sing its praises enough!

Truth is, I drink smoothies everyday because they’re just damn good. The added bonus is that smoothies are so good for our bodies, our hair, our skin, our metabolisms, our energy levels, and so on. These vitamin and antioxidant-rich drinks are absolutely the easiest way to get in all your fruits and veggies.

Instead of settling for your go-to strawberry-banana smoothie each time, try throwing some veggies, exotic fruits, coconut water, and/or nut butter into your blender for a delicious, nutrient-dense boost.

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Between green smoothies, peanut butter & jelly smoothies, high protein smoothies, and smoothies that taste like candy bars (seriously!) – I can’t choose favorites. I love them all.

By the way– feel free to add protein powder to any of these. I don’t like the stuff, so I don’t put them in my smoothies.

Here are some smoothie recipes to try:

1) Sunshine Smoothie. Perfect for rainy days when you need some cheering up. Super creamy – tastes like a tropical version of an orange julius.

2) Superfood Power Smoothie. Two toned because it looks pretty cool and you’ll feel fancy drinking it. (This is how my mind works.) It’s filled with super foods including spinach, strawberries, flax, and apple. Refreshing, nutrient packed, no added sugar.

3) Key Lime Pie Milkshake. Ok, so it’s not actually a smoothie. It’s a lightened-up dessert made with creamy vanilla frozen yogurt, tart key lime, and graham cracker. Slimmer than eating a slice of key lime pie, that’s for sure. Banana free.

4) Detox Smoothie. Forget everything you hear about green smoothies tasting like vegetables. Because this one does NOT. In fact, I usually add more spinach than the recipe states. Perfect after a vacation or weekend indulging.

5) Strawberry Mango Breakfast Smoothie. A smoothie parfait of sorts. Filling, fruity, creamy, juicy. This is so good! I usually make it with oatmeal raisin cookie granola.

6) Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie. 28 grams of protein. No protein powder. Tastes like a Reese’s peanut butter cup. Need I type more??

7) Skinny Funfetti Milkshake. Frozen bananas and vanilla extract whipped together to vanilla soft-serve consistency. Add sprinkles. Kinda tastes like a funfetti cupcake.

8) Glowing Skin Smoothie. Drinking it everyday pre-wedding. My skin has never looked so bright and clear.

9) Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Smoothie. 23 grams of protein! No protein powder. Tastes like your favorite childhood sandwich. And it’s so, so filling.

10) Strawberry Banana Milkshakes. Thicker than a smoothie, this skinny milkshake almost tastes like strawberry soft serve. Only 3 ingredients.

11) Orange Creamsicle Smoothie. Bursting with skin-beautifying vitamin C. 5 ingredients are all you need and it tastes like a creamsicle popsicle.

12) Skinny Almond Joy Milkshakes. Tastes like one of my favorite candy bars! Perfect healthy option for dessert. I usually make it after a hard workout.

13) Mint Chocolate Milkshakes. Thick & creamy mint chocolate goodness without all the calories and fat. Another healthy option for dessert!

14) 67 calorie Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Fraction of the calories and fat, all of the pumpkin spice flavor that you love. Not really a smoothie, but a slim-down favorite for sure. It’s my go-to fall beverage. Banana free.

pumpkin frappuccino in a glass with whipped cream and a straw

15) One extra for good luck… a banana-free Berry Purple Power Smoothie.

berry smoothies in glasses with straws

PS: I love pretty straws.

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Q: What is your favorite smoothie recipe like?

Q: Have you tried any of my smoothie recipes? Thoughts? Favorites?


  1. Sally have you heard of Blendfresh by Blendtec yet? It would be awesome in these smoothies! Let me know if you want more info! LOVE these recipes!

  2. Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker) says:

    I’m with you! I drink at least one smoothie a day, sometimes two. I’ve gotten in a rut lately though and some of these look great to mix things up! Bookmarking a whole bunch of these to try soon.

  3. Hi Sally! Those smoothies u made look heavenly! Wonder if u have tried kale instead of spinach?
    Tastes great and perfect for food indulging people like us! Love your blog so much! Keep on writing!

    1. Kale would be just fine. Enjoy!

  4. Jessica Clark says:

    The strawberry banana milkshake is happening in my kitchen in the morning! Yum!! Thanks!

  5. So many great smoothies, thanks for the great suggestions. 🙂 I want to make the 5th one right now.

  6. Kristi Rimkus says:

    I found this post on Pinterest. Perfect timing for the start of a new year. It’s time to get my Magic Bullet out of the cupboard again. Have a good New Year!

    1. Happy New Year Kristi! Enjoy my smoothie recipes.

  7. Absolutely love these smoothies!! I’ve tried about 4 so far and the detox smoothie was my favorite so far. YUM! Thank you so much for these recipes.

  8. Maggie shepersky says:

    where do we find the calories for each smoothie

  9. Brittany Mendiola says:

    Are any of your smoothies good for people with type 2 diabetes? I love the recipes, but my mother has diabetes, but really wants to try these.

  10. I’m taking 2 weeks and making all your smoothies! It’s day two and I loved both the Detox smoothie and the Sunshine smoothie. I’m not much of a morning person but the different flavors and the deliciousness make me a little more excited to get up earlier!

  11. These sound wonderful, thanks for sharing!

  12. These all look and sound amazing, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can someone suggest some smoothie recipes that DON’T contain banana as I’m allergic??

    1. Hey Stacey! Here is my favorite no-banana smoothie. https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/02/02/berry-purple-power-smoothie/

  13. I stumbled across your site thanks to Pintrest and I immediately subscribed . I made #7 Skinny Funfetti Milkshake and Sally, it is beyond delicious. I whip this thing up when I think I “need” ice cream!

    Love this Keep em coming!!!!!!

  14. Hello Sally!

    I have an question.
    Do you buy fresh fruit and then slice it and put it in the freeze?
    Ore you buy allready in the freeze sliced fruit?

    Greetings Sabrina

    1. I do both, usually. I like to freeze fresh fruit in their peak season. I also buy it pre-frozen as well.

  15. Hi there! I’m so glad I found these recipes, I was looking for a good smoothie recipe to clear my face up and ended up making the glowing skin smoothie. It was wonderful:) Just a few questions though, aproximately how much should you drink everyday to see results? Is half the recipe per day enough? And also, how long will it take to see a clearer face? Thanks again for your wonderful recipes!!

  16. Allie Hamilton says:

    Thank you for these awesome recipes! I made the Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie – and it was DELICIOUS! it also left me feeling full with no afternoon snacking cravings! Thanks! 🙂

  17. I just printed out a ton of your smoothie recipes. I can’t wait to try them! I only wish you would have put the calorie content on the recipes. Have a Blessed Day!

  18. I was browsing for a good smoothie recipe and I KNEW Sally’s Baking Addiction would have something good. I was right – thanks so much for this awesome list. There are so many great options to choose from. I’m going to go for the glowing skin smoothie to kick myself back into gear after Thanksgiving. Sounds delicious!

  19. Hi Sally,
    I just love your blog, everything from design, to content to pictures. I have referred to your site recently in two of my posts, as a huge inspiration, hope you have a look.

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