BEST Smoothie For Energy Recipe

If you are feeling tired all the time, and often reach for energy drinks or other unhealthy sources, stop, and make this energy-boosting smoothie recipe instead!

I have managed to wean myself off excessive caffeine consumption by incorporating natural energy smoothies.

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Energy-Boosting Smoothie

BEST Smoothie For Energy Recipe

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Power through your day with the BEST smoothie for energy, a dynamic blend designed to boost your stamina and focus. Perfect for mornings or mid-day slumps.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 whole small orange (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 1 medium-sized banana (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Using a blender or a Nutribullet, add the orange and banana first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe tips, smoothie benefits, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 376
  • Sugar: 27.2g
  • Fat: 15.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.2g
  • Fiber: 14.7g
  • Protein: 7.1g

Why You Will Love This Smoothie For Energy

Energy-Boosting Smoothie served in a tall thin glass cup surrounded by fresh berries

The most obvious reason why I think you will love this citrus berry smoothie is its energy-boosting properties. 

But that’s not all this smoothie has to offer. Since it contains an array of healthy fresh ingredients, they contribute to so much more than just boosting your energy!

Here’s an overview:

  1. Natural Energy Boost: The combination of natural sugars from strawberries, oranges, and bananas provides a quick, healthy source of energy. These fruits are rich in carbohydrates, the body’s primary energy source (source).
  2. Sustained Energy Release: The addition of almond butter and chia seeds introduces healthy fats and protein, which help to slow down the absorption of sugars into the bloodstream. This means a more sustained release of energy, preventing the spikes and crashes often associated with high-sugar snacks. (Source)
  3. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals: Oranges and strawberries are packed with Vitamin C, which supports immune function, while bananas provide potassium, essential for muscle function and hydration. Almond milk contributes calcium and Vitamin D, and chia seeds are a great source of magnesium. Together, they make this smoothie a nutritional powerhouse.
  4. Heart-Healthy Fats: Almond butter and chia seeds are excellent sources of Omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats, which are beneficial for heart health. Consuming these healthy fats can help improve cholesterol levels and overall heart health. (Source)
  5. High in Dietary Fiber: Thanks to the chia seeds and the whole fruits used, this smoothie is high in fiber, which is beneficial for digestive health, can help regulate blood sugar levels, and may aid in maintaining a healthy weight by keeping you feeling full longer. (Source)
  6. Easy and Quick to Prepare: This smoothie requires minimal preparation time and can be made with common kitchen appliances. Its simplicity and quick turnaround make it an ideal choice for busy mornings or a fast, nutritious snack.
  7. Delicious and Refreshing Taste: Beyond its health benefits, this smoothie boasts a delicious blend of flavors from the fruits, the nuttiness of almond butter, and the creamy texture provided by almond milk. It’s both satisfying and refreshing, likely to appeal to a wide range of taste preferences.

Other energy-boosting smoothie recipes you could try that I love include my avocado and matcha smoothie and my orange and raspberry smoothie.

Oh, and if you need even more energy, you have to try my Red Bull smoothie!

Ingredients Substitutions And Recipe Notes

Energy-Boosting Smoothie being poured into a tall thin glass cup from a blender jug

There is good news, if you don’t have some of the ingredients shown on the list above, here are some other ingredients you can use instead:

  • Use any dairy-free milk of choice, doesn’t have to be almond.
  • Use peanut butter instead of almond butter.
  • If you don’t like bananas use pineapple or mango instead.
  • Use flaxseeds instead of chia seeds.

Optional Add-ins:

  1. Greens: Adding a handful of kale or spinach won’t impact the flavor of the smoothie at all, but it will add more nutrients!
  2. Yogurt: If you are not strictly avoiding dairy, adding 1/2 cup of yogurt can not only add creaminess but extra protein to this smoothie.
  3. Protein Powder: You can add protein powder to a protein boost. Preferably choose unsweetened and unflavored so that the flavor of the smoothie isn’t impacted.

Equipment:

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The smoothie recipe was compatible with my 8 different blenders and models.

I am confident that even if you own a different blender and a model not listed above, the recipe is likely to work.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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