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

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

icy raspberry smoothie

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

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

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

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

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Best Store-Bought Smoothies

1. Evolution Fresh Organic Defense Up

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.)

2. Jamba at Home Smoothie in Razzmatazz

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)

3. Suja Sweet Beets

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.)

4. Trader Joe's Organic Lowfat Yogurt Strawberry Smoothie

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)

5. Evolve Kefir Peach Probiotic Smoothie

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.)