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Smoothie King Recipes: 5 Delicious Copycat Drinks to Make at Home

Published July 15, 2021. Updated November 8, 2022.

Smoothie King is the top premium smoothie destination for a reason: their smoothies are delicious AND healthy!

Smoothie King aims to help people live healthy and active lives by offering nutritious, convenient, customizable smoothies.

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What I love about Smoothie King is that their smoothies are actually healthy. They’re not loaded with artificial ingredients, tons of empty calories, or sugar.

They don’t use corn syrup, GMO ingredients, hydrogenated oils, dairy with added hormones, gluten, and artificial colors or preservatives.

five colorful smoothies in red and white Smoothie King cups with fresh fruit.

Additionally, Smoothie King provides consumers with a list of its 100% natural Smoothie King ingredients for exploration. Whether you’re an athlete or a couch potato, fruit and veggie-packed smoothies are a great fast-food alternative!

Let’s walk through some of Smoothie King’s most popular blends and how you can easily make them at home. In addition to saving a few bucks by making your favorite flavors at home, it’s also really fun try different customizations to see what suits your taste. I have lots of suggestions for easy substitutions or upgrades for each smoothie recipe below.

Read More: What is the best blender for making smoothies?

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Are Smoothie King’s recipes easy to recreate at home?

Yes, you can quickly and easily prepare copycat Smoothie King smoothies using the recipes below.

Smoothie King conveniently provides consumers with a list of ingredients used and their measurements to help you with your health and fitness goals, even when you’re not in one of their shops.

If you plan to make some substitutions to a Smoothie King recipe, you may want to check out the Smoothie King No No List for all the artificial or unhealthy ingredients they recommend you avoid.

Keep your smoothie all natural and opt for a less processed sugar (like turbinado or demerara) whenever possible.

Which are the most popular Smoothie King recipes?

Smoothie King makes a TON of different smoothies, and so many of them are very easy to make at home. Here are five of their most popular smoothies and their primary flavors:

  • Caribbean Way (strawberry, banana, papaya)
  • Angel Food (strawberry, banana)
  • Strawberry Hulk (banana, strawberry, butter pecan ice cream)
  • Island Impact (pineapple, mango, papaya, apple)
  • Pineapple Surf (strawberry, pineapple, kiwi, apple)

Can I use regular sugar instead of raw sugar used in Smoothie King recipes?

Yes, you can absolutely use white sugar in your at-home versions of these recipes. The overall flavor won’t be affected too much, although less processed sugars such as turbinado and demerara have richer, more caramel and molasses-like flavors. Smoothie King opts for turbinado sugar because it fits their guidelines for high quality, less processed, natural ingredients.

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Smoothie King Caribbean Way

The Caribbean Way Smoothie King recipe will give your taste buds a spot-on tropical treat. You only need a blender and four ingredients to prepare the refreshingly sweet juice-based smoothie.


  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Papaya nectar (or use frozen papaya!)
  • Raw sugar (turbinado or demerara)
  • Ice

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Get the Caribbean Way Copycat recipe

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Smoothie King Angel Food

Smoothie King’s Angel Food smoothies are the go-to drinks for strawberry lovers. Strawberry and banana are quintessential smoothie flavors, and this simple mix adds just enough sugar and creaminess to make it feel more like a treat than a healthy smoothie!

All you need to do is get your ingredients right and have a high-powered blender with you for the perfect consistency.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Banana
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Raw sugar (turbinado or demerara)
  • Dry milk powder + water (or low fat milk, or plant-based milk)
  • Ice

Get the Angel Food smoothie recipe

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Smoothie King The Hulk (Strawberry)

Smoothie King’s Hulk smoothie is a simple at-home copycat smoothie that I love making at home when I want something more decadent.

The smoothie targets muscle and weight builders so it contains a “hulk blend” made with protein powder. It also has ice cream, so you know it’s going to be a very indulgent smoothie!

The Hulk can be made with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry. Here we’ll make the Strawberry Hulk and then share some recipe adjustments for making the other flavors.

You’ll need:

  • Frozen banana
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Butter pecan ice cream
  • Vanilla protein powder
  • Milk of choice

Read More: Smoothie King Keto Options: 3 Low Carb, Low Sugar Smoothies

Get the Strawberry Hulk smoothie recipe

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Smoothie King Island Impact

The Island Impact smoothie is a tropical treat from Smoothie King’s “Stay Slim blends” category. This category of drinks are under 350 calories per 20 oz serving.

Island Impact is a delicious mix of pineapple, mango and papaya with the addition of protein powder. I like to use plain or vanilla for this smoothie.

This smoothie is a great breakfast blend that will keep you full and nourished until lunch.

You’ll need:

  • Frozen pineapple
  • Frozen mango
  • Frozen papaya
  • Apple juice
  • Protein powder or yogurt

Read More: How to Make Protein Shakes Taste Better: 10 Simple Tips

Get the Island Impact smoothie recipe

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Smoothie King Pineapple Surf

Pineapple Surf is a vibrant blend of pineapple, strawberry and kiwi. Apple juice adds sweetness and a milk of your choice makes it a creamy delight.


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Angel Food Smoothie King Recipe (Copycat)

Amy Traynor
This delicious pink smoothie is made with a few simple ingredients for a sweet and healthy treat at home. This creamy mix of strawberry and banana is an easy smoothie that just about everyone will enjoy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 smoothies


  • 1 Blender (I used a Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender)


  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana (frozen will give a thicker consistency)
  • ½ cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado or demerara simple syrup (or more, to taste)
  • ½ cup crushed ice


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on low for about 10 seconds, then increase the speed to high to get a super smooth consistency.
  • Divide between two glasses and garnish with strawberries.
Keyword banana, healthy drinks, smoothie, strawberry
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