Summer Smoothie Recipes for College Students

Cool Off with a Tasty and Nourishing Smoothie Recipe, Courtesy of My College Crate

Choose healthy food options this summer to nourish your body as you study for summer classes, enjoy time off from school, and rest and rejuvenate from a stressful year. Try one of these recipes for a fresh, tasty snack.

Before you plan your smoothie-making session, you’ll need a blender that can smoothly crush ice or frozen fruit – hence the name “smoothie.” Once you have the equipment, you’ll be all ready to go!

The Smoothie Ratio

For basic smoothies, plan to use 1 cup of liquid per 2 cups of frozen fruit. Frozen fruit gives your smoothies a strong flavor. Adjust this ratio to fit your preferences. The liquid in your smoothie could be dairy, a dairy alternative, or fruit juice.

The frozen fruits are available at your grocery store in the freezer aisle. You may find that frozen fruit is more affordable than fresh, as well as less perishable. Or, you can buy fresh fruit, and chop and freeze them yourself.

You can add in a topping as well, like a spoonful of peanut butter, granola, nuts, chia seeds, or fresh fruit. You might want to mix in protein powder or Greek yogurt to make your smoothie more filling.

Try our recipes for inspiration, or create your own using the smoothie ratio!

Sunshine Smoothie

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups frozen sliced strawberries and bananas 

Green Smoothie

A total of two cups of the following, amounts to taste:
Frozen spinach

  • Frozen banana
  • Frozen cauliflower
  • 2-3 pitted dates
  • Frozen avocado


  • 1 cup sweetened almond milk

Tropical Smoothie

  • 2 cups frozen tropical fruit mix
  • 1 cup sweetened almond milk or oatmilk

Very Berry Vanilla Smoothie

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries, like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ to ½ cup vanilla yogurt

Easy Green & Fruity Smoothie

Two cups total:

  • Frozen spinach
    Frozen mango
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Frozen banana
  • 1 cup water

Make Your Own Smoothies!

The wonderful thing about smoothies is that you can customize them to suit your own preferences. Show My College Crate your creation by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram, @mycollegecrate.

College Care Packages for Students

Parents who want to keep their students happy and healthy will love knowing that My College Crate provides a monthly care package subscription. And while we don’t include fruit smoothies in our care packages, we do pack them full of items that help college students take better care of themselves, plus premium items like Bluetooth Speakers, novelty socks, and more.

Start your student’s My College Crate subscription today.

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for accuracy. It was originally published on May 10, 2021.

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