The 10 Best Smoothies Because It's Still Summer
In warm weather, we find ourselves craving smoothies all the time. So what did we do about it? We taste-tested over 100 smoothies—both store-bought and homemade—to find the very best ones!
Best Homemade Smoothie Recipes
1. Best Tropical: Kiwi-Pineapple Smoothies
If you love tart and fruity smoothies, this one's for you. Try adding coconut milk to make it more like a piña colada.
Recipe: Try our Kiwi-Pineapple Smoothies
2. Best Frozen: Icy Raspberry Smoothies
This refreshing smoothie is made with raspberries, agave syrup, greek yogurt, coconut water, and a little bit of vanilla extract. Yum!
Recipe: Try our Icy Raspberry Smoothies
3. Best Veggie: Carrot-Apple-Ginger Smoothies
Carrots are an unsung hero in the veg department. Mix it up with apple juice and fresh grated ginger for an extra bite.
Recipe: Try our Carrot-Apple-Ginger Smoothies
4. Best Berry: Pom-Berry Smoothie
Keep some frozen blueberries, bananas, and ginger on-hand to whip up this easy smoothie whenever!
Recipe: Try our Pom-Berry Smoothies
5. Best Peach: Blended Bellinis
Okay, so maybe this isn't a smoothie per se, but it's too good not to include! Best served with Sunday brunch, this recipe combines peach sorbet with frozen sliced peaches for a delectable drink. Swap the prosecco for sparkling cider to make it kid-friendly, or blended ice to make more of a classic smoothie texture.
Recipe: Try our Blended Bellinis
Best Store-Bought Smoothies
Stick a tiki umbrella in this combo of pineapple, mango and orange juices. It has no artificial sweeteners and delivers 270% of your recommended daily amount of vitamin C per serving. ($4.95 for 15.2 oz.)
Go from freezer to frosty treat fast with this kit from the popular chain — simply blend its three kinds of berries and nonfat yogurt with apple juice. ($3.49, makes two 8-oz. smoothies)
Green juices tend to dominate the veggie drink category, but the unanimous winner in our taste test was this beet drink blended with carrots and apple and orange juices. Turmeric gives it a spicy edge — and ups the antioxidants. ($3.99 for 12 oz.)
This ultra-creamy smoothie tastes like strawberry ice cream, but it's packed with good-for-you probiotic cultures and has just 1% milkfat. ($3.49 for four 6-oz. bottles)
Sweet, tart and satisfying enough for a grab-and-go breakfast, this super-thick kefir has the added bonus of 20 billion (yes, really!) live and active cultures per serving. ($3.69 for 32 oz.)