Smoothies, simply put, are sensational. They serve as a convenient anytime meal or snack for all your needs, wants and desires. It’s hard to mess them up, too. You simply throw ingredients into a blender and soon after, pour into a cup and enjoy. But there’s a big difference between tossing in whatever you have in your house, and truly getting to know all the very best ingredients, combinations, ratios and purposes for each recipe. We live in a world fueled by the necessity for optimum health, and smoothies are among the prime options for ensuring you get a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients. So, whether you’re just looking for a new option to boost your mind, body and soul or you have a specific goal in mind, like losing weight, let this list serve as your ultimate guide to finding the smoothies that work for you. 

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Breakfast Smoothies
Weight Loss Smoothies
Detox Smoothies
Lunchtime Smoothies
Protein Smoothies
Pre-Workout Smoothies
Post-Workout Smoothies
Afternoon Pick-Me-Up Smoothies
Dessert Smoothies
Healing Smoothies 
Glowing Skin Smoothies

Breakfast Smoothies

1. BANANA-DATE SMOOTHIE


Source: The Kitchn

Bananas are one of the best breakfast items you can consume for their high levels of the mineral electrolyte called potassium, which work to support normal heart function. Dates, whose natural sugars add some sweetness to this smoothie, are also rich in potassium, as well as copper, magnesium, manganese and vitamin B6.

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  • 2 medium bananas, ripe
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates, such as Medjool
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds, soaked if time allows
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of sea salt

2. RASPBERRY-BEET SMOOTHIE

Waking up and getting your body going in the morning can feel like a struggle sometimes, which is why it’s so important to find ways to get your blood flowing quickly throughout your body, including your brain for mental stimulation and clarity and your muscles and joints to loosen them up. Beets are the answer in this healthy smoothie, as they’re high in nitrates, which improve blood flow. Plus, all the vitamin C between the beetroot and the raspberries in this smoothie will rev up your metabolism.

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  • 150g cooked beetroots, coarsely chopped
  • 60g fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 250ml cranberry juice, chilled
  • 225g low-fat plain yogurt
  • Chilled raspberries, to garnish (optional)

3. GINGERY BERRY AND OAT SMOOTHIE 

Oatmeal is a classic breakfast option, especially for the health-conscious, since it’s chock-full of both soluble and insoluble fiber, protein, and contains thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium and iron. But sometimes the same old bowl of oats can prove tiresome. Turn up your cereal game by tossing oats in a blender with blueberries, yogurt and ice. Fresh ginger adds an unusual zing, while brown sugar adds just the right touch of sweetness. 

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*Prep the oats by putting them in a blender with 1/2 cup water for 15 minutes or until softened before adding additional ingredients. 

  • 1/4  cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

4. CHOCOLATE-COVERED STRAWBERRY BLAST

Who says breakfast has to be boring? For those who like it sweet, skip your morning muffin for this healthy delight. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and low-glycemic protein, you’ll get your chocolate fix the best way possible: with raw cacao. 

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  • 1 handful spinach
  • 6  strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons raw cacao powder
  • 1/4  beets
  • 1 tablespoon superfood protein blend
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

5. JAVA SMOOTHIE 

If coffee is your thing, you might perk up for this one … literally. Liven up your morning cup of Joe with a delicious smoothie. Rich in protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and calcium, you’ll get much more than just a jolt of energy with each sip.  

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  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 banana, 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 tablespoon raw cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

6. GREEN TEA SMOOTHIE

If java just isn’t doing it, perhaps a taste of tea will do the trick. Green tea is a beneficial beverage on so many levels. Loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, it burns fat, improves cholesterol levels and provides you with caffeine, too. 

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  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 a large honeydew melon
  • 3/4 cup strong brewed green tea
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

7. SUNRISE SMOOTHIE

A tangy, tropical breakfast treat, you’ll get 14 grams of protein to fill you up until lunchtime with this smoothie. The strawberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, folate, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber and magnesium. Furthermore, pineapples are the only source of the plant compound bromelain, which is linked to a variety of health benefits, including enhanced immune function, cancer prevention and gut health.

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  • 3/4 cup nonfat or lowfat milk
  • 1 cup strawberry-banana Greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

Weight Loss Smoothies

8. CLEMENTINE AVOCADO SMOOTHIE


Source: Back to Her Roots

Whether we eat them alone, in sandwiches or salads, or as dips like guacamole, avocados are a beloved fruit for their taste and ability to have the words “good” and “fat” next to each other. Served in smoothie form, you can try out this green goodness and its ability to aid in weight loss in an innovative way. The majority of the calories in avocados comes from monounsaturated oleic acid. Studies have found that monounsaturated fats like oleic acid improve insulin sensitivity and glycemic control, which contribute to weight gain.  

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  • 2 clementines, peeled
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and scooped from the peel
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled
  • 1 cup unsweetened animal or plant-based milk
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon honey, optional
  • Handful of ice

9. BLUEBERRY MINT GREEN SMOOTHIE

Blueberries are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help you to lose belly fat as well as lower cholesterol. Meanwhile, the mint in this smoothie works as a stimulant in the digestive system, turning fat into usable energy. An overall nutrient powerhouse, every sip will serve as a gulp of healthful goodness.

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  • 2 cups spinach (will blend better if you freeze them beforehand)
  • 2 cups blueberry (1 cup fresh and 1 cup frozen)
  • 1 kiwi
  • 3-4 large mint leaves
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup ice

10. APRICOT AMMUNITION SMOOTHIE

This fun fruit is filled with fiber, most importantly for dieters, the insoluble kind, which absorbs water and aids in the feeling of fullness. They’re also abundant in heart-healthy soluble fiber, which works to lower blood cholesterol levels. Peaches pack a punch, too, with each one providing 2.6 grams of dietary fiber, so your digestive tract will surely work well with this smoothie. 

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  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water or water
  • 4 medium apricots (pitted and chopped)
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 cups frozen peaches

11. MATCHA GREEN TEA AND PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

Matcha green tea is the cream of the crop when it comes to green teas, because, unlike the others, you consume the whole leaf, which means you’re getting a much more concentrated dose of the many health benefits green tea has to offer. One of those just so happens to be its ability to efficiently speed up your metabolism. 

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  • 1 banana
  • 1 c fresh pineapple
  • 1 c kale, chopped broccoli, or spinach or any healthy green veggie
  • 1/2  teaspoon matcha powder, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 c nut or soy milk
  • squeeze  of lemon
  • Handful of ice cubes (or use frozen bananas)

12. REFRESHING PAPAYA SPINACH SMOOTHIE

Papaya, a tropical fruit vibrant in color and delectable in taste, detoxifies the body and burns fat. An excellent source of antioxidants, it contains vitamins A, C and B, as well as calcium, iron and phosphorous. It’s also a wonderful diuretic. Spinach, chock-full of iron, folate, magnesium, calcium and many antioxidants, is great for weight loss, too. One cup contains a mere 7 calories and just 1 gram of carbohydrates.  

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  • 1/2 small ripe strawberry papaya, seeded and flesh removed from the skin
  • 1 apple banana, or (1/2) regular banana
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach (a healthy handful)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 4-5 ice cubes

13. HARLEY PASTERNAK BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

While it’s referred to as a breakfast smoothie, one of the main ingredients in this treat lands it in the weight loss section. Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, who works with the likes of Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Hudson, has concocted this smoothie to aid in dropping some major pounds. This recipe is complete with a touch of cinnamon, which is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. Along with its bountiful amount of antioxidants, ability to lower blood sugar, and keep inflammation at bay, cinnamon shrinks your waist, reduces cravings and ensures appetite control.  

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  • 5 raw almonds
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

14. GINGER-ORANGE GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Along with the water, romaine and cucumber make this drink extra hydrating, Ginger works to reduce feelings of hunger, while also stabilizing blood sugar. Fluctuations can cause cravings, intense hunger and insulin desensitization. The oranges and the banana even out this smoothie with a touch of just the right amount of sweetness. 

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  • 1 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 4 generous handfuls fresh spinach
  • 4 romaine leaves (optional)
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1″-2″ knob of fresh ginger
  • 1 cucumber (optional) peel if not organic

Detox Smoothies

15. SPICY PINEAPPLE DETOX SMOOTHIE


Source: One Ingredient Chef

Many people reach for detox methods post big events, vacations and holidays. This smoothie is the go-to, as it works to banish bloat and fight abdominal fat. The main active ingredient in cayenne pepper is capsaicin, a thermogenic chemical that works to speed up your metabolism while also decreasing your appetite.

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  • 1+ cup water
  • 1 banana (ideally frozen)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 dashes cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)

16.  SPRING DETOX GREEN SMOOTHIE

Not your average smoothie, this veggie delight has an eclectic mix of naturally detoxifying ingredients. For instance, ginger is anti-inflammatory. Lemon is a natural diuretic with immense cleansing and detox properties thanks to its high amounts of vitamin C, citric acid, magnesium and calcium. Cilantro is filled with phytonutrients, flavonoids and active phenolic compounds, which bind to heavy metals to release them from your body.  

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  • 1 cup green tea, chilled
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 1 cup loosely packed organic baby kale (or another baby green)
  • 1 cup cucumber
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 avocado

17. APPLE ALKALAID SMOOTHIE

Detoxing can sound like a scary word to some, but you can gently, easily and painlessly provide your body with the proper ingredients to do so through powerful elixirs. This specific smoothie hydrates and alkalizes the body. The apples, filled with pectin and mineral salts, work with the oxalic acid in the spinach to result in an intense laxative effect. 

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  • 1/2 cup coconut water or water 
  • 2 green apples, skin on, cored and roughly chopped (grated, if using a conventional blender) 
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach 
  • 1 medium lemon, peeled, seeded, and quartered 
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, chopped 
  • 1 tsp minced ginger 
  • 10 drops alcohol-free liquid stevia, optional
  • 1 cup ice cubes 

18. HOLIDAY DETOX GREEN APPLE SMOOTHIE

There’s never really a bad time to crave some apple cider, though the fall and winter months tend to make it a more festive treat. So whether it’s the season that’s speaking or your taste buds, you’ll enjoy this refreshing beverage that’s naturally sweet, with a plentiful amount of detoxifying ingredients to boot. Kale, for instance, creates enzymes that aid the liver in detoxifying cancer causing issues throughout the body when consumed raw. 

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  • 1 banana 
  • 1-2 cups kale, stems removed
  • 1 cup apple cider (no sugar added)
  • 1 cup water or ice
  • optional extras: flax meal, nuts (like pecans), nut butter
  • dash of cinnamon
  • pomegranate seeds for topping

19. CLEANSE & DETOX SMOOTHIE

Nothing says detox quite like lemon. This citrus fruit works to boost the digestive tract. The chlorophyll in the kale rids the body of pesticides and environmental toxins. Celery, often noted for its ability to burn more calories from the process of chewing than the vegetable actually contains, is thought to be a great blood cleanser. And whether you opt for parsley or cilantro in this smoothie, you’ll be helping to rid the body of mercury and other harmful minerals. 

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  • 1 organic apple with peeling, cored 
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • 1 cup kale 
  • 1 stalk or rib of celery
  • 1/3 cup flat leaf parsley or cilantro 
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds or chia seeds 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups chilled water

20. 5-INGREDIENT DETOX SMOOTHIE

There are so many incredibly detoxifying ingredients in this recipe, including fiber, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, folic acid and phytonutrients. Flaxseed, for instance, is anti-inflammatory, stimulates regular bowel movements, reduces the risk of colon cancer, and lowers total blood cholesterol and “bad” (LDL) cholesterol levels. 

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  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup organic spinach or kale
  • 1/2 cup bananas, previously peeled, sliced & frozen
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup fruit juice (like pomegranate & orange)
  • Optional: 2 tbsp silken tofu

21. STRAWBERRY-GRAPEFRUIT DETOX SMOOTHIE

Grapefruit is one of the best fruits for detoxing the body. Dense in water, it works to flush toxins. Its plentiful amount of water scrubs the intestines, and the vitamins and minerals that the fruit is full of allow your body systems to function properly, which speeds up the cleansing process. 

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  • 1 grapefruit, peeled and deseeded
  • 10 medium strawberries
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 cups baby spinach

Lunchtime Smoothies

22. PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY DATE SMOOTHIE


Source: Minamalist Baker

A PB&J is reminiscent of childhood. The simple combination of sweet and savory makes it a classic that will never go out of style. But when it comes to optimizing your health, there are plenty of ways to reimagine this lunchtime treat. This smoothie is packed with health-optimizing ingredients. While the dates and bananas provide a natural sweetness, the refreshing blueberries give you plenty of antioxidants, the peanut butter healthy fat and plenty of protein, and the flaxseed is full of fiber and omega-3s.

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  • 4 Deglet Nour or Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 small banana, frozen without the peel and quartered
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (depending on preferred thickness)
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal

23. SAVORY GARDEN GREEN SMOOTHIE

A garden salad is a lunchtime go-to for the health conscious and those who prefer not to fall into a food coma by the time they sit back in their office chairs. But eating the same thing every single day can cause you to crave something different, often times that desire being an unhealthy choice. Switch out your typical salad for this extremely filling drinkable version, which has loads of veggies. 

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  • 1 cup filtered water
  • handful of spinach leaves
  • handful of cucumber slices
  • handful of celery sticks
  • handful of yellow bell pepper
  • handful of orange bell pepper
  • handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1/2 shallot
  • a few sprigs of fresh basil
  • 1 cup ice
  • sea salt to taste
  • a few shakes of Tabasco

24. BLENDED SALAD

This bright green beauty is packed with spinach, celery, cucumber and bell peppers. Offering a whopping 1,300 milligrams of potassium, whose health benefits include regulating blood pressure and enhancing muscle strength, metabolism, water balance, electrolyte functions and the nervous system.

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  • 1 cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 1 cup water

25. RANCH HOUSE SALAD SMOOTHIE

This smoothie is almost like a lunchtime soup and salad, with its eclectic and healthy ingredients like tomato, carrots, romaine, avocado, garlic, Greek yogurt and herbs. Filled with protein, fiber and healthy fats, you’ll be surprised to find that this unique concoction has a delectable taste along with its nutrient value. 

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 onion 
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon chives
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • dash of salt & pepper

26. SAVORY GREEN AND PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Are you a fan of vegetable juice like V8 when you’re on the go during lunch? This smoothie, packed with tomatoes, spinach, rosemary, basil, Greek yogurt and more is a great option for giving your body a mixture of protein and veggies for the perfect meal when time is tight. 

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  • 2 – 3 whole tomatoes 
  • 3 cups of raw spinach
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1 stalk rosemary, de-stemmed
  • 5-7 basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tony Chachere’s seasoning
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 pinches red pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of ice cubes

Protein Smoothies

27. STRAWBERRY-BANANA QUINOA SMOOTHIE


Source: Noble Pig 

Along with getting protein from the chia seeds and Greek yogurt, you’ll also get it from the much-loved ancient grain called quinoa. A complete protein, it’s a great additive to so many dishes, including smoothies, as it also provides you with fiber, iron and magnesium. Rounded out with the sweetness of honey and strawberries, this treat is great for anytime of day. 

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  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 (6 oz) low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries 
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk 

28. KEY LIME PIE PROTEIN SHAKE

Rather than delight in heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, butter and sugar, this protein powerhouse uses fat-free cottage cheese and protein powder to provide you with a nutritious drink. You’ll stay fuller for longer, sustain energy without a sugar crash, and satisfy that midday sweet tooth craving. 

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  • 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese 
  • Scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tbs lime juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 5-10 ice cubes 
  • 1/2-1 cup water 
  • 2-4 pkts stevia (or 1/4-1 tsp sweetener of choice)
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring, or a handful of spinach to make it green

29. ALMOND AND COOKIE BUTTER PROTEIN SHAKE

A little crunch in your smoothie can be just the right amount of consistency you call for when it comes to a healthy treat. You’ll get your protein in this drink from the almond butter and protein powder. The added touch of cinnamon packs an antioxidant punch, and even works to whittle your waist by controlling the levels of insulin in your body. 

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  • 1 cup of almond milk (chocolate, vanilla or unsweetened)
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop of protein powder
  • 1/4 cup of gluten free Bob’s Red Mill rolled oats 
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 2 tablespoon of cookie butter (like Trader Joe’s swirl) 

30. COCONUT ALMOND GINGER PROTEIN SHAKE

Almonds make their way onto a lot of health lists for obvious reasons. Rich in protein and fiber, they also offer a significant amount of vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium. They’re also naturally low in sugar, making this recipe a guilt-free pleasure. 

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*Almonds and coconut must be soaked overnight. Review full recipe for details. 

  • 3/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded dried coconut
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or celtic sea salt
  • 1 rounded scoop vanilla protein powder (with no added sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter (or substitute coconut oil)
  • Honey, to taste (optional)

31. GREEN WARRIOR PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Hemp hearts are the protein source in this healthy drink. Just a quarter cup provides a whopping 15 grams of protein and nearly 3 grams of fiber. Hemp hearts are also a great source of vitamin E and minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and zinc. Pairing them with bananas and apples makes this smoothie incredibly sweet and creamy. 

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  • 1/2 cup fresh red grapefruit juice
  • 1 cup destemmed dinosaur/lacinato kale
  • 1 large sweet apple, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • Heaping 1/2 cup chopped celery (1 med. stalk)
  • 3-4 tablespoons hemp hearts (I use 4 tbsp)
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango
  • 1/8 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon virgin coconut oil (optional)
  • 3-4 ice cubes, as needed
  • 1/2-1 tablespoon algae oil (do not add to smoothie – take separately), optional

32. VANILLA MATCHA AVOCADO SMOOTHIE

Vegan protein powder is the main source of sustenance here. And for even more benefits to the body, a half teaspoon of matcha powder is incorporated. The avocado provides a creaminess, and is a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids, energy, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus and zinc.

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  • 1/2-1 teaspoon matcha powder 
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder 
  • 2 ice cubes

33. SPINACH FLAX PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Getting enough protein into your diet is necessary for optimum health, from maintaining weight to ensuring the wellbeing of your skin, hair, bones and heart. In this smoothie, you’ll get your protein fix from the almond milk, spinach, flax meal, chia seeds and optional protein powder. 

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  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or any kind)
  • 1 large handful of organic baby spinach, washed
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 of a banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp flax meal (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)

Pre-Workout Smoothies

34. BANANA-WALNUT BLISS SMOOTHIE


Source: Best Health Mag

Bananas have made their way into many of the smoothies on this list, and for good reason. They provide antioxidants, potassium and many other nutritional benefits. Research has also found that they’re as beneficial as a sports drink for optimum workout performance. The walnuts in this smoothie will provide you with protein and healthy fats.

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  • 2 cups (500 mL) skim milk
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) honey
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) vanilla extract
  • Handful walnut pieces (or 7 halves)

35. OATY BANANA SMOOTHIE 

This thick and creamy smoothie highlights slow-digesting carbs in the form of oats as the pre-workout warrior. Another interesting additive is the kefir, which is a probiotic-packed drink that aids in improving digestion and boosting immunity.

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  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plain kefir
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch cinnamon

36. TRAIL MIX SMOOTHIE

To fuel a serious cardio session, this smoothie is the go-to. Featuring raisins, skim milk and honey, you’ll provide yourself with protein, potassium and natural sugars while also sustaining and satisfying yourself to go that extra mile.

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  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 10 almonds
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 3 ice cubes

37. BLUEBERRY-LAVENDER SMOOTHIE

For optimum energy, maca is the answer. This root dates back to ancient times, when the Incan warriors used it for endurance and strength — something you’ll undoubtedly desire when you’re powering through a workout. This smoothie also features blueberries, packed with powerful antioxidants. 

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  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender
  • 1/2 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

38. NEAPOLITAN SMOOTHIE

Sometimes something sweet just sounds right, even before a workout. This ice cream sundae-inspired smoothie uses fruit, yogurt and chocolate milk to fill you up and fuel your body for any type of workout. You’ll get plenty of protein, fiber, antioxidants and probiotics with this recipe. 

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  • 3/4 cup low-fat chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 3/4 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate whey-protein powder
  • 3 ice cubes

39. ORANGE CRUSH SMOOTHIE

In the mood for some resistance training? Whey protein has been shown to increase strength when taking on this type of exercise. And if you’re short on time, you’ll enjoy the simplicity of this three-ingredient smoothie. The orange juice makes this a refreshing, tangy pre-workout drink that also provides you with a healthy dose of vitamin C. 

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  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 ice cubes

40. CITRUS ENERGY-BOOSTING SMOOTHIE

Not only does citrus seem to liven up the senses by its taste alone, but the natural sugars in them provide you with energy-boosting power. You’ll also get a healthy dose of iron in the spinach and folate in the fruit. If you’re vegan, you’ll really enjoy this pre-workout smoothie, as it uses almond milk as its source of protein. 

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  • 1 orange, peeled and chopped, seeds removed
  • 1 lemon, peeled and chopped, seeds removed
  • 4 spinach leaves
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped (or grated)
  • 1 1/2 cup (375 mL) almond milk
  • 1 peach, peeled and chopped

Post-Workout Smoothies

41. GREEN VANILLA ALMOND POST-WORKOUT SHAKE

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Source: Saloni

What you put in your body post-workout can either work for or against you. Protein is pertinent in ensuring your body both recovers and grows muscle. Prevent soreness with this smooth sensation. Packed with banana, coconut milk, vanilla protein powder and spinach, you’ll provide your body with plenty of much-needed nutrients. 

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  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons organic vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (1 scoop) protein powder
  • 1 cup ice

42. ORANGE MANGO RECOVERY SMOOTHIE

Cashews are featured in this sweet smoothie. An excellent source of protein, they’ll provide a touch of nuttiness without overpowering the fruits. Turmeric makes an appearance, too. This super spice is an anti-inflammatory that’s also extremely high in antioxidants. 

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  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla vegan protein powder 
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 navel orange
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 5 g fermented l-glutamine (optional)

43. STRAWBERRY ALMOND PROTEIN DREAM SMOOTHIE

When your workout leaves you falling to the floor with exhaustion, sometimes the last thing you want to do is fuss around in the kitchen, but it’s important to provide your body with proper post-sweat care. Thankfully, this three-ingredient smoothie featuring almonds will do the trick. The nuts provide you with protein and fiber while the sweet strawberries give you plenty of antioxidants. 

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  • 1 cup frozen organic strawberries
  • 2 dates
  • 1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup filtered water

44. RASPBERRY TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

From turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties to the bountiful amount of protein in the hemp seeds, this smoothie is packed with health. The raspberries offer high levels of antioxidants, the collard greens are an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, vitamin C, dietary fiber, and calcium, and the cinnamon aids in alleviating post-workout soreness. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 stalks collard greens

45. PEACHY GREEN PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

Consuming protein after a workout helps your muscles recover and grow. This smoothie offers a whopping 31 grams of protein, making it the perfect post-workout snack. The peaches and pineapple give you some sweet satisfaction to look forward to as well.  

BLEND THIS:

  • 2 scoops DailyBurn Fuel-6 in vanilla
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 banana
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

46. MONKEY FLIP RECOVERY SMOOTHIE

After an intense cardio session, you’ll likely be craving something hydrating and refreshing, which is exactly what this low-calorie workout-recovery drink provides. This coconut-water based smoothie comes from ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, who calls it his favorite recovery drink, as it’s packed with electrolytes, protein and carbs. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 12 ounces of pure, unsweetened coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Stevia or honey, to taste
  • Ice, to preference

47. CHOCOLATE CHIA RECOVERY DRINK

The dairy-free coconut water in this smoothie tastes just like chocolate milk, and will provide you with plenty of electrolytes, too. This rich and creamy beverage features antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and a touch of delicious coconut cream. You’ll also get healthy fats and fiber from the chia, flax and hemp seed, protein from the peanut butter, and potassium from the banana. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 14 ounces ZICO Chocolate Coconut Water Beverage
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 frozen ripe banana (previously peeled, sliced and frozen)
  • 11/4 cup ice
  • 2 tbsp salted peanut or almond butter
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp flaxseed meal

Afternoon Pick-Me-Up Smoothies

48. COFFEE BANANA SMOOTHIE

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Source: Cookin’ Canuck 

The afternoon slump is a real thing, and often leads people turning to energy drinks and sugary snacks for a pick-me-up. But when you’re hungry and tired, it’s best to opt for something that will fuel you, not throw you into a sugar crash. This smoothie’s protein source of Greek yogurt and flaxseeds will give you plenty of energy, as will the caffeine in the coffee. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 cup chilled Seattle’s Best brewed coffee
  • 1 f1/2 bananas, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tsp honey or agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 6 ice cubes

49AFTERNOON PICK-ME-UP SMOOTHIE

It doesn’t get anymore to the point than the name of this drink. Featuring banana, prune, almond milk and nut butter, you’ll get a boost of energy with the protein from the butter and milk, carbohydrates from the prune and potassium from the banana. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 500ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 6 prunes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 small ripe banana

50. MINT AND MACHA SMOOTHIE

Caffeine doesn’t just have to come in the form of soda or coffee. For tea drinkers who can barely keep their head above water in the afternoon, try out this tasty concoction. Along with its caffeine content, macha promotes concentration and clarity of mind. The mint is also a well-known fatigue fighter. 

BLEND THIS:

  • Handful of fresh mint leaves (like Moroccan mint)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 orange, peeled & pitted
  • handful of strawberries
  • 1 tsp Matcha green tea
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • Optional: more mint and chia seeds, to serve

51. BANANA DATE SMOOTHIE

Hemp seeds, chia seeds and almond milk give you a boost of energy from their protein content in this simple and delicious smoothie. The seeds are also high in omega-3s, which are known for boosting brain function — important for getting through those last few hours of work. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 banana (frozen works great!)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp raw, unsalted cashews 
  • 2 or 3 whole dates, pits removed 
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp hulled hemp seeds
  • 2 ice cubes

52. COCONUT KALE SMOOTHIE

This recipe calls for not just coconut water, but coconut meat as well, so you’ll really be reaping the benefits of this energy-boosting nut. Protein comes in the form of hemp protein powder and raw almonds, while kale works to naturally detoxify your body and keep you feeling healthy and full of energy.

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 c fresh coconut water
  • 1/2 c fresh coconut meat
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 10 soaked raw almonds
  • 4 kale leaves with stalks
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 4 cubes ice

53. MULBERRY LAVENDER AND KALE SMOOTHIE

Mulberries, a great source of antioxidants and polyphenols, are rich in a variety of health-boosting vitamins, including vitamin A, B6, B12, C, E, K, as well as riboflavin, folate, calcium and other nutrients. The oats and cashews are chock-full of protein and fiber for energy and digestive health as well. With the natural sugars in this smoothie, you’ll get a slow release of energy throughout the day. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1  frozen banana
  • 1  cup fresh mulberries (or 1/2 cup dried)
  • 1  cup kale
  • 1  tablespoon dried lavender
  • 1  cups apple juice
  • 1/2  cup rolled oats
  • 1/4  cup raw cashews
  • 1  teaspoon lucuma powder
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla extract

54. RAW CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT COFFEE SMOOTHIE

This smoothie features an array of health-sustaining nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, selenium and vitamin E. The creamy, rich texture will satisfy your hunger, sweet tooth and give you a boost of energy thanks to the maca powder, cacao powder and coffee.  

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee (or two espresso shots)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp raw cacao nibs (for garnish)

Dessert Smoothies

55. COCOA COCONUT SANDWICH COOKIE SHAKE

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Source: Vita Cost

A cream-filled chocolate sandwich sounds to die for. But the ingredients list will surely have you holding back. This smoothie makes your craving feel justified, however. Trade in the fake for the real and healthy, with ingredients like cocoa powder, raw coconut meat and cashew milk. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp raw coconut meat
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla cashew milk
  • 1/3 cup crushed ice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract or powder or extract
  • Optional: pinch of stevia

56. PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE

Often times when we think of dessert, we think of the ultimate indulgence. But natural sugars and other sweet and creamy ingredients can provide you with health-boosting attributes and satisfy your sweet tooth. This pie in a cup is no exception. With 6 grams of fiber from the pumpkin puree and banana, and a simple ingredient list that offers protein to boot, you’ll enjoy every minute of this treat. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 frozen banana or 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 ice cubes

57. CHERRY PIE SMOOTHIE

Cherry pie is a serious treat, so when you have it, you savor every bite. To incorporate something similar into your healthy lifestyle, try this smoothie, which uses antioxidant-rich cranberries, cranberry juice and frozen yogurt. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 15 black cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3/4 cup cranberry juice
  • 2 scoops low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

58. TIRAMISU

The classic layered dessert is reinvented for your health with protein-rich ingredients like ricotta, yogurt, chocolate whey protein-powder and almonds. You’ll get a jolt of energy from the coffee, and your fiber fix from the flaxseed. 

BLEND THIS 

  • 1/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon slivered almonds
  • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground coffee
  • 3 ice cubes

59. APPLE PIE SMOOTHIE

A totally new take on apple pie, this treat is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients, including banana, cashews, hemp protein, dates and almond milk. Plus, it’s raw, vegan, gluten-free and soy-free.

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 scoop hemp protein
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 3 ice cubes

60. MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP SMOOTHIE

Refreshing yet sweet, this smoothie has minimal ingredients, and some surprising ones at that. From vegan chocolate chips to spinach, you’ll be intrigued as to how simple yet creamy and dreamy a healthy treat can be. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, lightly packed
  • 1/8-1/4 mint leaves, lightly packed
  • 1 tablespoon vegan chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cup non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

61. BANANA CHEESECAKE SMOOTHIE

This sweet and smooth dessert-like beverage uses Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, almond milk and cinnamon cream cheese wedges. If you want to make it a bit more indulgent, you can garnish with graham cracker crumbs. Yum!

BLEND THIS: 

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 2 Laughing Cow cinnamon cream cheese wedges

Healing Smoothies

62. CARROT GINGER TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

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Source: Minamalist Baker

While the previous smoothies on this list have been about optimizing your health, these ones focus on bringing you back up to your prime after feeling under the weather. If your stomach is upset, ginger is the answer, as it’s a well-known stomach soother. It’s also an immune booster and infection fighter. Furthermore, it’s anti-inflammatory, as is turmeric, the beloved ancient spice that can fight free radicals, which weaken the immune system. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 large ripe banana, previously peeled, sliced and frozen (more for a sweeter smoothie)
  • 1 cup (140 g) frozen or fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger (1 small knob, peeled)
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric (or sub cinnamon)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) carrot juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (~1/2 small lemon)
  • 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened almond milk

63. PINEAPPLE SALSA SMOOTHIE

To ease digestive issues and cramps, blend up this smoothie. The pineapple does a number of things, from reducing inflammation to ensuring fats and proteins are properly broken down thanks to bromelain, the digestive enzyme in the fruit that keeps things running smoothly. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 c coconut water or water
  • 2 1/2 c diced pineapple, fresh or frozen 
  • 1 c firmly packed baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp chopped cucumber
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 c finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp finely chopped jalapeño
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Pinch of finely grated lime zest
  • 1 c ice cubes (none if using frozen pineapple)
  • Pinch of natural salt (optional)
  • Natural sweetener of choice (optional)

64. GRAPE-PARSLEY LEMONADE SMOOTHIE 

This fun blend is helpful in building up bones, thanks to the vitamin K, and combats poor health of the teeth and gums because of the eugenol found in parsley, which is a naturally antiseptic compound. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1/2 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 c green seedless grapes
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 sm avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 5 drops liquid stevia
  • 2 c ice cubes 

65. STRESS BE LESS SMOOTHIE

When stress comes on, the whole world can feel like it’s against you. Turn to carrots in times like these, as they’re loaded with magnesium, which works to fight off this feeling. The selenium in them fights against infection. The touch of chamomile tea and lavender in this smoothie work to relax the mind as well. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1/2 cup of chamomile herbal tea
  • 1/4 cup pineapple
  • 4 carrots (juiced)
  • 1 cup of pear
  • 3-4 drops of lavender tincture
  • 5 ice cubes

66. BLUEBERRY BRAIN BOOSTER SMOOTHIE

Feeling like you just can’t focus on your work, or other important tasks? This smoothie will aid you in staying concentrated and healthy. The antioxidants in berries help to both boost energy levels as well as keep the mind sharp, all while cleansing the body of toxins. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 small banana
  • 1/2 cup cucumber
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds 
  • 1 cup water

67. COOL-KALE GREEN SMOOTHIE

While no one really understands what causes migraines, the terrible headaches debilitate people far and wide. But a 2009 article published in The Clinical Journal of Pain pointed to magnesium as one of the best potential supplements for alleviating pain in migraine sufferers. Leafy greens are great sources of magnesium. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seeds
  • 3 cups kale, chopped or torn into pieces
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 oranges, peeled and deseeded
  •  8 ounces of coconut milk

68. DOCTOR DESIGNED ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND GUT HEALING SMOOTHIE

 Papaya and mango are two anti-inflammatory and gut healing fruits. Mango is rich in quercetin and isoquercetin, two antioxidant compounds that aid the body in keeping colon cancer at bay. The vitamin A, C and various other carotenoids in mango fight inflammation and help boost the immune system. Papaya is rich in the protein-digesting compounds called papain and chymopapain, which fight inflammation as well as improve healing. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened flax milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen mangos
  • 1/2 cup fresh papaya
  • 1/4 cups walnuts
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 inch fresh turmeric root
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 scoop L-glutamine powder  
  • 1/4 teaspoon probiotic powder

Glowing Skin Smoothies

69. GLOWING SKIN SMOOTHIE


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Full of vitamins and minerals, this smoothie will surely enhance your skin. Full of detoxifying ingredients, it will rid the body of foods and activities you are doing that wreak havoc on your health, causing your skin to become inflamed and irritated. And if you have food allergies, this will work wonders, too. The flaxseeds in this smoothie are a great source of omega-3s, which works to fight inflammation, irritation and redness of the skin. It’s also been found to combat more serious concerns like rosacea and psoriasis. Flaxseeds also hydrate and smooth the skin. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 2 cups water (500 milliliters)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries (260 grams)
  • 6 dates

70. PAPAYA PLEASURE SMOOTHIE

This smoothie works to soothe irritated skin thanks to its blend of antioxidant vitamins A,C and E. The flaxseed oil also ensures that your skin gets the moisture it needs to glow, while the enzymes in the papaya reduce inflammation.

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 c roughly chopped papaya
  • 3/4 c roughly chopped fresh or frozen mango
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp flaxseed oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 5 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 c ice cubes 

71. POWERHOUSE PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE

Pumpkin is an incredible skin-improving fruit. Packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids, it works to increase cell turnover in order to both brighten as well as smoothe the skin. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1/2 c canned pure pumpkin, frozen in ice cube tray
  • 7 oz or 2% Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice pie

72. DETOX GLOWING SKIN SMOOTHIE

Because this smoothie is so loaded with antioxidants thanks to the blueberries and pomegranates, your skin will release toxins easily, and allow the healthful combination of ingredients to brighten and even out skintone. The probiotics in the yogurt aid in gut health, which is connected to skin health. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 small banana (add just 1/2 if you’re watching sugar)
  • 2 cups fresh kale or baby spinach (about 50/50)
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries 
  • 1/2 cup water or ice cubes
  • chia or flax seeds (optional)

73. GLOWING COCONUT CARROT SMOOTHIE

Dehydration causes major problems for the skin. But coconut water is one of the best ways to provide your body with the ingredients you need, including electrolytes, to keep your skin in top shape. The vitamins and nutrients in many store-bought skin care products make an appearance in this tasty drink, too. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 cup coconut water, chilled
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen organic strawberries
  • 1 cup organic baby carrots
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 1 navel orange, peeled

74. SPA SKIN CLEANSE SMOOTHIE

With just four ingredients, this smoothie packs a cleansing punch. The avocado reduces skin inflammation and hydrates the skin via the healthy fats and vitamin E. Other beneficial ingredients that hydrate heal and enhance your overall health as well as your skin include spinach, coconut water and pineapple. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 2 cups spinach, fresh
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1 avocado

75. THE CLEAR SKIN SMOOTHIE

The hemp seeds in this drink are full of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to boost the skin. The dandelion greens improve liver health and detoxify the body and the skin. And both the avocado and raw cacao powder provide plenty of powerful antioxidants. 

BLEND THIS:

  • 1 scoop of hemp protein
  • 1/2 cup organic blueberries
  • 1/2 bunch dandelion greens (no stems) 
  • 11 ounces coconut water
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

Are you craving a smoothie yet? This comprehensive list of recipes jam-packed with healthy ingredients is a great tool for ensuring you get the nutrients you need for optimum health no matter what your reason for breaking out the blender may be. From the time you wake up to the time you get to work, from your workouts to your recovery, this guide gives you the tools you need to feed your body the right way.