What to Put In Your Smoothie? Top 50 Smoothie and Juice Bar Ingredients

Romellaine Arsenio

October 4, 2021



What to put in your smoothie? I bet you have your favorite chocolate or strawberry smoothie. But if you’re having smoothies every day for your health and fitness, you can run out of ideas. So here are our top 50 smoothie and juice bar ingredients, so you can play with your food and sneak in the nutrition you need for your body and health goals. 

1. Fruit Purees

Capture the sweetness of summer fruits in a bottle! Fruit purees are made from real fruits pressed into a creamy mixture. They are perfect in jams, jellies, ice cream, sorbets, granitas, fruit tarts, and of course, your favorite tropical smoothie. 

At Drinkfit, our brand of fruit purees is made to preserve the vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients of real fruits and put them in convenient pumpable bottles. You can store them for a year, and they will make blending smoothies a lot easier. 

2. Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is rich in vitamins and minerals and is perfect in a vanilla strawberry smoothie.

3. Banana or Banana Puree

Banana makes you happy! It is a superfood that is rich in potassium, fiber, and natural sugars. You can enjoy a banana smoothie or combined banana with other fruits to create an added layer of sweet creaminess. 

4. Avocado

The cool, creamy, and delicious avocado boasts a unique nutrient profile with many health benefits. The lush fruit features 20 different vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K, folate, potassium, vitamins B5 and B6, and vitamin E. It also contains small amounts of magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorus, vitamin a, and other B vitamins.

Most of the fat in avocado is oleic acid which reduces inflammation and fights cancer. Avocado has antibacterial properties that give you fresh breath. It is suitable for your kidney, liver, blood pressure, and sight. Avocado is among the “clean 15,” fruits that often grow without pesticides. 

5. Acai

The black Acai powder comes from the Acai Palms of South and Central America. The grape-like fruit is loaded with antioxidants and has exploded in popularity lately. Thanks to Starbucks!

Loving Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refreshment? Try this copy-cat version in your smoothie and juice bar.

  • 4 pumps Drinkfit Fruit First Strawberry Smoothie Mix
  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 1 tsp acai powder
  • 3 oz green tea
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 3 oz water

Blend and enjoy two servings.

Smoothies and smoothie bowl6. Strawberry or Strawberry Puree

Strawberries are gorgeous, delicious, and they make you beautiful. They are an excellent source of antioxidants because of their high amounts of flavonoids that combat free radicals in the air around us. This well-loved superfood improves cholesterol and blood sugar levels and promotes heart health. They are proven to improve symptoms of osteoarthritis and slow down cognition decline. 

Make sure your strawberries and strawberry purees are responsibly sourced. Strawberries are among “the dirty dozen,” fruits that are often bombarded with pesticides. The list also includes spinach, nectarines, apples, peaches, celeries, grapes, cherries, pears, tomatoes, potatoes, and bell pepper. Fortunately, Drinkfit only uses high-quality ingredients, including strawberries.

7. Wildberries or Wildberry Puree

Wildberry is a superfood that is a combination of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and other berries. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s also an excellent source of calcium.

8. Chocolate

Everything is lovelier with chocolate. A chocolate smoothie is like ambrosia from the heavens. Take a sip, and you will forget the world for the rest of the world. Strawberry Smoothie, Banana Smoothie — all fantastic with chocolate. 

Drinkfit’s lactose-free vegan chocolate is made from low-carb non-GMO Gluten. They are dairy and soy-free. We only use the highest quality food ingredients that are organic, vegan, and paleo. 

9. Dates

Dates are the chocolate of Ramadan. They are fruits of a palm tree that grow in many tropical regions. It is uniquely delicious and healthy.

10. Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter is the glue holding my life together! It is a childhood favorite that becomes a source of comfort in adulthood. 

Drinkfit’s Pumpable Peanut Butter is smooth and delicious. It dissolves into delectable blended drinks and lovingly melts in milk, adding joy and nostalgia to desserts, ice cream, and waffles. The all-natural, gluten-free peanut butter is made with four simple ingredients: peanuts, cottonseed, peanut oil, high fructose corn oil, and salt.

11. Mocha

Mocha smoothies are powerful and enjoyable in the morning or before working out.

12. Raspberry

Raspberry is a popular berry with vivid color and luscious taste. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Raspberry smoothies are delicious. 

13. Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are a personal favorite. It used to be a little-known secret of the middle-easterners who got them from the Flax plant, one of the oldest crops in the world and has high levels of fiber, protein, and Omega-3. They are highly effective in weight loss and lowering blood pressure. 

14. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds exploded in popularity among millennials. A teaspoon of this superfood contains 11 grams of fiber, 4 grams of high-quality plant protein, and 5 grams of Omega-3. It is an excellent source of protein for vegans and a superb source of calcium for lactose intolerants.

The small black seeds from Silvia Hispanica plants also contain manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, B vitamins, and potassium. Chia seeds are magnificent for your body and brain. “Chia” means strength for the Aztecs and Mayans, who have long revered these seeds. 

15. Protein Powder

The body uses protein to build and repair muscles and bones, especially after a workout. Consuming protein after training helps muscles heal and prevents the loss of lean mass. Meanwhile, protein in the morning helps you feel fuller longer. The easiest way to get protein in your smoothie is through a scoop of protein powder. 

Protein powders are very popular nowadays, but not all protein powders are made equal. Some brands are made of fluff. So check the label and make sure that your protein powder is made of high-quality ingredients. Fortunately, Drinkfit Whey Protein Cream is made with almost zero sugar and whey, the best protein for losing weight and building muscles. It is a complete, high-quality protein that contains all essential amino acids.

16. Mango or Mango Smoothie Puree

A radiant cup of Mango Smoothie is perfect for the days when you’re feeling a little extra. Like the bright yellow Mango, the Mango Smoothie inspires you to embrace your strong flavor and give everyone an unforgettable sweet taste. It fills you with the zest to embrace your quirks, have fun, and shine.

17. Rolled Oats in Smoothie Recipes

Rolled oats are lightly processed whole-grain foods rich in B vitamins, Manganese, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Copper, Iron, and Folate. They are among the healthiest grains on the planet!

18. Pomegranate or Pomegranate Puree

When you’re with your special someone, you’ll feel more confident if you’re taking care of yourself. And nothing takes care of you better than a cup of pomegranate smoothie. 

Pomegranate is a superfood with at least 15 medically proven health benefits. This middle-eastern food chases away the blues, and it’s full of antioxidants and vitamin C. Finally, it gets you in an excellent mood in the bedroom, so you can give your special someone extra care every night.

19. Stevia

Sweeter than sugar, stevia is an intense natural sweetener from the leaves of a Stevia plant. It has zero calories, zero carbs, and a non-glycemic response. It has incredible benefits, including reducing blood sugar levels.

Fruits for Smoothie Bowl20. Peaches

Peaches are sweet citrus fruits that promote eye health and give you glowing skin. It provides a nice twist to your favorite Mango smoothie. Strawberry plus peach is pure bliss.

21. L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is a substance that naturally occurs in the body and increases metabolism to achieve your body goals. It is the critical component in Drinkfit’s Fat Burner Smoothie Boost.

22. Vitamins

Smoothies are a great and nourishing drink that can be made more potent with boost powders. Unleash the power of real smoothie science with Drinkfit Vitamin Smoothie Boost that contains Vitamins A, C, D2, E and K, B Vitamins, Biotin, Panthothenic Acid, Calcium, Iodine, and Magnesium.

23. Almonds and Almond Butter

Almonds are delicious nuts. You can eat them raw, but roasted almonds are crispier, sweet-smelling, and more flavorful. The middle-eastern tree nut is high in antioxidants and vitamin E, relieving stress and making your skin glow. Almonds lower your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It reduces hunger and helps you slim down. 

Almond milk is great with coffee and smoothies. Almond Butter is a welcome companion to your yummy Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Try this is your smoothie and juice bar:

  • One pump Drinkfit Fruit First Banana Smoothie Mix 
  • One pump Drinkfit Fruit First Strawberry Smoothie Mix 
  • One scoop Drinkfit Whey Protein Cream
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 3 oz water

Blend, sprinkle some salt and enjoy one energy-boosting serving with 376 calories. 

24. Low-fat Yogurt

Low-fat yogurt is an excellent milk substitute to add creaminess to your smoothie.

25. Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt has more protein and less sugar. It is an excellent alternative to milk when making your smoothies creamier and more filling. 

26. Dragon Fruit

Dragon Fruit is a rare tropical superfood that is powerful against cancer and more serious diseases. It’s delicious and refreshing; you’ll love it on your smoothie. Take a sip of your dragon fruit smoothie or mix it with citruses, berries, or both.

27. Ginger

Ginger gives us a jump! It enhances the taste of citrus and berries.

Try this:

  • Two pumps Drinkfit Fruit First Strawberry Smoothie Mix
  • One pump Drinkfit Fruit First Wildberry Smoothie Mix
  • 3 oz fresh orange juice
  • One teaspoon ginger 
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • One scoop Drinkfit Whey Protein Cream

Blend and see the gingery difference.

28. Lemon

Lemon makes a refreshing drink that’s rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. Also, try lemon with your strawberry and your favorite berries for that unforgettable balance of sweet and citrusy.

29. Pistachios

Pistachios are sweet, creamy, and tasty nuts rich in B vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, thiamin, and healthy fats. Add them to your favorite banana, vanilla, or avocado smoothie.

healthy smoothie bowls30. Coffee

Coffee or mocha smoothie makes you more powerful in the morning. Mix with chocolate or peanut butter for fun.

31. Apples

We love apples on our tables every day. And they also make thirst-quenching and filling smoothies. Enjoy the sweet and dainty taste of apple in your breakfast smoothie. Or mix them with more intense fruits to make a filling refreshment. Apple banana smoothie is a good idea. Or try making an apple strawberry smoothie.

32. Spinach

When paired with more intense fruits like berries, spinach disappears in a smoothie but makes the blend more nutritious and filling.

33. Cucumber

Cucumbers make a refreshing, light, nutritious drink. Add more flavors with pineapples and bananas.

Must-try smoothie and juice bar recipe:

  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber 
  • Two pumps Drinkfit Fruit First Pineapple Smoothie Mix
  • Two pumps Drinkfit Fruit First Banana Smoothie Mix
  • One medium lime
  • Three scoops Drinkfit Smoothie Base Cream
  • 9 oz water
  • 3 cups crushed iced
  • a handful of spinach or kale

Blend well and enjoy three servings. Go for high-quality, low sugar purees and organic fruits as much as possible. 

34. Hemp Hearts

Like flax seeds and chia seeds, hemp hearts are excellent at making your smoothie richer in nutrients and fatty acids. It has a mild and nutty flavor, and it keeps you fuller longer. It goes with almost any smoothie flavor.

35. Rose Petals

Did you know the rose petals are edible? Roses are related to berries and were, in fact, an ingredient in one of the first smoothies: sharbat, a non-alcoholic beverage prepared during religious occasions such as Ramadan.

The drink is made from rose petals, cane juice, lemon, and a combination of cherries, plums, and grapes. It’s refreshing, sweet-tasting, pleasant-smelling, and comes in a gorgeous red color.

You have to pull all the stops to whip a delicate jar of sharbat. It takes hours, or even overnight. The process involves:

  • kneading rose petals with small amounts of citric acid or marinating them overnight with sugar
  • getting sugar cane juice
  • boiling a combination of berries and pressing them afterward to extract more juice
  • cooling the mixture at room temperature, putting them in a fridge
  • and finally serving them in a glass jar with lemon and ice

Thankfully, blenders were invented. 

36. Vodka

Time flies after you’ve put some vodka on your favorite Mango or strawberry smoothie.

37. Kiwi

Kiwi is a quirky fruit with a slightly hairy earth-colored skin outside and a vibrant spring green, citrusy part inside. Deliciously zesty, Kiwi is great for the skin. It cleans out toxins and lowers blood pressure.

Kiwi is a perfect tropical smoothie topping. To make a tropical smoothie, you’ll need:

  • Two pumps Drinkfit Fruit First Banana Smoothie Mix
  • One pump Drinkfit Fruit First Mango Smoothie Mix
  • Two scoops Drinkfit Whey Protein Cream
  • 1 cup pineapples
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 6 oz water

Blend and top with Kiwis and Blueberries. Enjoy two servings.

38. Watermelon

Watermelon is a juicy and refreshing fruit that will quench your thirst in a hot summer. Enjoy it alone or with coco water.

Try this in your smoothie and juice bar.

  • 1 cup watermelon chunks
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lime juice
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 4 ice cubes

Combined everything in a blender and serve immediately. 

39. Pineapple

Pineapples taste like sunshine in a glass. Bring the summer in with a zesty smoothie creation featuring pineapple, banana, and orange. 

You’ll need:

  • Four pumps Drinkfit Fruit First Banana Smoothie Mix
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz carrot juice
  • 1 cup pineapples
  • Two scoops Drinkfit Whey Protein Cream
  • 2 cups crushed iced

Blend and voila! You’ve made yourself two servings of immunity booster. 

40. Sweet Corn

A sweetcorn smoothie is creamy, filling, and delicious. It’s also rich in fiber and perfect for breakfast.

41. Pears

Like apples, pears are light citrusy fruits that provide antioxidants and fill your stomach in the morning. Enjoy alone or mix with more intense citruses and berries for better balance and more weight.

42. Energy Boosters

Drinkfit’s Energy Smoothie Boost has helpful nutrients like Taurine, Green Tea Extract, B-Vitamins, L-Carnitine, and others that power you up in the morning. Blend with your favorite fruit puree and smoothie cream. 

43. Mint

Mint gives berries and citruses a refreshing kick.

44. Calamansi

Calamansi is rich in vitamin C and gives you clearer skin. Calamansi-strawberry is a must-try,

45. Orange

If you like your bacon and eggs in the morning, pair them with a delightful glass of orange juice to gulp some vitamin C and make your day brighter. But if you’re into breakfast smoothies, go for an orange smoothie.

46. Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is a refreshing summer fruit that you can enjoy alone and mix with other tropical fruits in your smoothie. 

47. Coconut Meat

Ivory white, tender, and delicate coco meat touch your lips with a taste of sweetness, juiciness, and creaminess. 

Enjoy those clouds in a cup alone, or complete your experience with the absolutely refreshing coco juice. 

Coco meat’s light and creamy feel makes it the perfect companion to intense tropical fruits like Mango and pineapple.

48. Pina Colada Puree

An excellent way to kick off the fun is by indulging in a delightful glass of Pina Colada Smoothie. Our goal is to craft smoothies that are both enjoyable and invigorating, especially when we’re lounging on the beach craving a refreshing summer beverage. Add in some lively jazz tunes and immerse yourself in the moment, leaving the outside world behind.

49. Rhum

A smoothie in the morning gets you ready for the day. An after workout one, brings back your energy. At night, you deserve some Rhum. 

Turn your favorite smoothie fun and social with a little rhum. This works especially with Drinkfit Fruit First Pina Colada Smoothie Mix. Pina Colada Smoothies are great for nights at the beach or on your balcony listening to Bahamian Grooves. Also, try the Bahama Mama Smoothie.

50. Cherries

Put some cherries on top of your smoothies and make them extra special.

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  1. Donna armstrong March 22, 2023 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you,very helpful and interesting info on all these fruits and smoothies

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