Smoothies and juices are experiencing a newfound level of popularity. Maybe it's because they were serving up green juice at Fashion Week recently, or maybe it's just because they're easy, tasty and good for you.
Tempted by the benefits of drinking your nutrients? While heftier ingredients like carrots and beets need the power of a juicer, most delicious and nutritious drinks can be made with a simple blender. Consider it the smoothie revolution. Here are 20 smoothie recipes to check out, all intended to make you feel good, keep you energized and get you using creative ingredients.
You might not think to pair these two ingredients together, but with their rich color, you get one fiery drink.
There's a reason this smoothie recipe is also known as "Purple and Powerful."
Tried hemp milk? It's full of nutrients and low on carbohydrates, a good alternative to classic rice and soy based non-dairy milks. Try it in this sweet smoothie.
Using coconut milk and yogurt as a base, this smoothie is perfect if you're craving something a little more tropical in taste.
This recipe uses soaked sesame seeds, which are in turn blended until they're smooth. A creative take on a smoothie recipe.
Need your breakfast served in a glass? Then this is the recipe for you.
Made with spinach, with this smoothie recipe you'll get your iron and calcium with a sweet morning flavor.
Ginger is a great addition to any smoothie, and with spinach it makes for the perfect morning green drink.
If you are craving a little extra caffeine, try this coffee smoothie which is made with bananas.
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You love kale in everything else, why not in a smoothie? And you can use whatever organic berries you have on hand.
Watermelon is the perfect smoothie ingredient, as it blends up nice and smooth. Add in a little mint for a warm weather friendly taste.
This is the green smoothies of green smoothies, packed with kale and cucumbers. Your kickstart to feeling good.
Broccoli? In a smoothie? Yes. Paired with parsley and avocado, this smoothie will give you all the greens you need.
Fill your smoothie with antioxidant-rich pomegranate in this tasty recipe.
The secret to this creamy drink is soaked cashews; a treat for anyone that wants a vegan smoothie.
Almond butter and blueberries come together in one super delicious and healthy drink.
Not only does this have avocado and oranges, but it also swirls together kale and parsley. What more can you ask for?
A little of this, a little of that; this recipe is your base for concocting your own power smoothie that will get any day off to a good start.
Craving a chocolate milkshake? This is an even better alternative.
With the addition of chocolate chips this smoothie tastes almost like a peanut butter cup. Yes, please.
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