5-Ingredient Smoothies You Definitely Need to Make

It’s hot outside and all of your favorite summer fruits and veggies are back in season, which obviously means it’s time to whip up some post-workout summer smoothies to cool you down.

Don’t have the time (or money) to make a smoothie recipe that calls for 20 different ingredients? Don’t worry. Fewer ingredients doesn’t have to mean less flavor. In fact, there are delicious, healthy smoothie recipes that you can make with just five ingredients or less.

Here are our favorite easy to make, good (and good for you) smoothie recipes for summer.

Clementine Avocado smoothie

If you’re after a creamy smoothie without the dairy, adding avocado to your concoction is a solid bet. Not to mention, you’ll get all the benefits of the healthy fats found in avocados. Meanwhile, the vitamin C in clementines also helps the body fight inflammation post-workout and supports your immune system to keep you healthy.
What you’ll need: 2 clementines, 1 ripe avocado, 1 ripe banana, 2 cups fresh baby spinach and a handful of ice.
Recipe: Back to Her Root

Strawberry Watermelon smoothie

This recipe takes the two stars of summer produce—strawberries and watermelon—and combines them in a super quick, easy recipe that only calls for four ingredients. This smoothie is great for hydrating post-workout, since watermelon consists of mostly (you guessed it) water. Pro tip: Garnish with strawberries when serving this smoothie to friends!
What you’ll need: 2 1/2 cups watermelon, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 orange and a handful of ice.
Recipe: Little Sunny Kitchen

Banana Coconut smoothie

If you’re looking for a tropical tasting treat after you’ve sweated it out, try this banana coconut smoothie. It’ll make you feel like you’re kicking back on a beach. For even more coconut flavor (and to eliminate dairy), replace milk with coconut milk and creamer with coconut cream.
What you’ll need: 1/2 cup milk, 2 Tbsp Carnation Coconut Creme coffee creamer, 1 1/2 whole banana, 1 Tbsp toasted coconut for topping.
Recipe: Bake at Midnite

Pina Colada smoothie

The best part about this ridiculously easy pina colada smoothie recipe? You can add rum to it for a cocktail that’s low in calories. Even if you’re not looking to make this a happy hour-worthy smoothie, you’ll get reap the benefits of vitamin B1, vitamin B6 and dietary fiber found in the pineapple chunks.
What you’ll need: 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks, 3 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes, 1 cup coconut water and 1 cup of ice.
Recipe: Your Beauty Blog

Breakfast smoothie

When you need to get out the door to your morning class but still want to fuel your body with all the stuff that it needs to keep you moving throughout your day, you need a go-to super simple smoothie recipe that has all the vitamins and ingredients to add a boost of energy to your morning. This easy to make breakfast smoothie does just the trick!
What you’ll need: 2 cups orange juice, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 2 cups mixed fresh or frozen berries.
Recipe: Deliciously Sprinkled

Blueberry Avocado smoothie

This smoothie is guaranteed to boost your brainpower, since it contains five of the most integral ingredients linked to improving your focus. Blueberries, chia seeds, pomegranate, banana and avocado are all combined into one smart drink.
What you’ll need: 2 cups blueberries, 1 cup pomegranate juice, 1 cup ice cubes, 1 Tbsp chia seeds, 1 ripe banana, and half of an avocado.
Recipe: Gimme Some Oven

Danielle Page is the founder of ThisisQuarterlife.com, a blog that provides necessary information for navigating the awkward phase of adulthood known as “quarterlife.” Danielle’s work has been featured on Cosmo, Woman’s Day, Your Tango, Bustle, The New York Times, Thought Catalog, Elite Daily and the Huffington Post.