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The Smoothie Bucket

Meryl Downing
You don't need a Smoothie Recipe, you need a Smoothie Bucket!  Keep a container in your freezer to add fruit extras whenever you have them and never waste fruit.  Make fast and easy healthy smoothies, everyday without a recipe!  Kid-friendly, it's a must-have for mom's!
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Kids!
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 fresh or frozen banana because they are cheap, healthy, and are good for consistency
  • 1 to 2 c frozen fruit from your smoothie bucket definitely include berries (you can buy a bag of frozen berries to add in)
  • ½ c hot water from a tea kettle or faucet
  • 1 c orange juice
  • ½ c almond milk, coconut milk or a scoop of plain yogurt
  • 1 scoop of ice (optional)
  • Optional add ins: a few leaves of kale or spinach, a couple baby carrots, a spoonful of chia or flax seeds


  • In your blender, add banana, frozen fruit including berries, a splash of hot water (I just do this as a precaution to not break my blender), ice, any add ins, orange juice and milk to cover the fruit (the amounts here are not super important) and blend well.
  • You can add fruit that is not frozen too if you have something in the fridge you want to use up. You eventually won’t even need a recipe, adjust the amounts for your family, blend it up, rinse your blender out and you’re done!
Keyword Smoothie, Smoothie Recipe