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20 Healthy Smoothie Recipes That Taste Great

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When you think of healthy smoothies, you might think of green drinks that taste like blended grass or those brown concoctions that leave a gritty, protein-powder residue in your throat. In reality, you can make a perfectly healthy smoothie or smoothie bowl that tastes so good, you might feel like you’re eating dessert for breakfast. These 20 recipes are a testament to that fact.

Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Dairy-Free Yogurt

Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Dairy-Free Yogurt

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If your go-to breakfast is scrambled eggs, it might be fun to change things up once in a while with a tropical smoothie bowl. This recipe calls for dairy-free yogurt and bright summery fruits — perfect for a morning pick-me-up.

For the Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Dairy-Free Yogurt recipe, click here.

Layered Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Layered Tropical Fruit Smoothie

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Frozen fruit recipes are a great way to cool down on a hot day, and why not use your frozen fruit for a pretty layered tropical smoothie? Make these for a fun backyard get-together or as a healthy treat during spring and summer picnics.

For the Layered Tropical Fruit Smoothie recipe, click here.

Green Dream Smoothie

Green Dream Smoothie

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Keep your brain sharp by eating fruits and veggies — especially your greens. This green dream smoothie takes care of both. And don’t worry — the sweet pineapples and mango help mask the taste of the spinach.

For the Green Dream Smoothie recipe, click here.

Creamy Blueberry Banana Smoothie

Creamy Blueberry Banana Smoothie

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Bananas and blueberries are excellent foods for gut health, and this creamy smoothie has both. The addition of protein powder makes this an ideal post-workout snack to help maintain and build muscles.

For the Creamy Blueberry Banana Smoothie recipe, click here.

Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl

Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl

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Who doesn’t want to start their day with cheesecake? This cherry smoothie bowl can be eaten for breakfast or as a no-bake dessert option. If you want to make this a bit healthier, swap the cream cheese for full-fat Greek yogurt, which will maintain the smoothie bowl’s creaminess while cutting fat and increasing the protein and calcium content.

For the Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie Bowl recipe, click here.

Cherry Mocha Smoothie

Cherry Mocha Smoothie

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If chocolate cherry truffles are your go-to at your favorite dessert shop, this cherry mocha smoothie is the move. Not only are cherries high in antioxidants, but cocoa powder is a good source of iron — an important nutrient needed for blood production.

For the Cherry Mocha Smoothie recipe, click here.

Zingy Ginger Mango Smoothie

Zingy Ginger Mango Smoothie

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Speaking of antioxidants, ginger is known for its anti-aging properties and its ability to help fight cardiovascular diseases and digestive issues. It makes an appearance in a plethora of dinner dishes, but here it’s served with mango, banana and spinach for a flavor-packed smoothie.

For the Zingy Ginger Mango Smoothie recipe, click here.

Mango Berry Lime Smoothie

Mango Berry Lime Smoothie

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One cup of mangoes provides 100% of your daily vitamin C, which helps maintain and repair tissues, cartilage and bones while fighting off damage from free radicals. Also, folate is important for healthy cell functioning. And that’s just one ingredient in this nutritious mango berry lime smoothie.

For the Mango Berry Lime Smoothie recipe, click here.

Mango Smoothie With Turmeric Green Tea and Ginger

Mango Smoothie With Turmeric Green Tea and Ginger

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Turmeric, often used in Indian cuisine, is added to this mango smoothie, where its earthy flavors can shine. The sweet, floral-like taste from the mango brightens up the turmeric, while the green tea complements it.

For the Mango Smoothie With Turmeric Green Tea and Ginger recipe, click here.

Matcha Smoothie

Matcha Smoothie

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A matcha smoothie might be one of those coffee drinks that need explaining — but in reality, matcha is just a green powder made from finely crushed tea leaves. Green tea has shown to have antiviral effects. It can also aid in weight loss and help prevent certain cancers when ingested regularly.

For the Matcha Smoothie recipe, click here.

Healthy Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Healthy Mint Chocolate Smoothie

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If you use almond butter to make your favorite cookies, you can use it for this healthy mint chocolate smoothie. Almond butter has more calcium, fiber and potassium than peanut butter, and the peppermint flavoring gives the smoothie a burst of fresh flavor.

For the Healthy Mint Chocolate Smoothie recipe, click here.

Keto Avocado Chocolate Smoothie

Keto Avocado Chocolate Smoothie
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You may not think to add avocados to your smoothies, but they add a nice creamy texture and are full of healthy fats that boost your energy and allow for healthy cell growth. Plus, this avocado chocolate smoothie is keto, gluten-free, Whole30, dairy-free and paleo.

For the Keto Avocado Chocolate Smoothie recipe, click here.

Pear Smoothie with Kale

Pear Smoothie with Kale
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Kale is a nutrient-dense food that is often the star ingredient in salad recipes. In this smoothie, kale is combined with pear, peanut butter and chia seeds. It may seem like an unlikely cast of characters, but the combination works.

For the Pear Smoothie With Kale recipe, click here.

Green Energy Smoothie

Green Energy Smoothie

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If you need a pick-me-up, this smoothie recipe will do the trick. Bananas, apples and chia seeds all have energy-increasing effects, as do leafy greens like spinach.

For the Green Energy Smoothie recipe, click here.

Taste the Rainbow Smoothie

Taste the Rainbow Smoothie
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OK, so this smoothie will actually turn out more purple once the ingredients are blended, but the strawberry, mango, lemon juice, banana, spinach and acai provide a entire palette of colors. It’s like a seasonal produce bomb in one drink.

For the Taste the Rainbow smoothie recipe, click here.

Carrot, Apple and Turmeric Smoothie

Carrot, Apple and Turmeric Smoothie
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An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but so might the other ingredients in this carrot, apple and turmeric smoothie. Carrots are rich in carotenoids, which may prevent certain cancers and boost immune health. Meanwhile, apples and turmeric are among the best foods for your heart.

For the Carrot, Apple and Turmeric Smoothie recipe, click here.

Buttermilk Banana Bean Smoothie

Buttermilk Banana Bean Smoothie

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This five-ingredient smoothie can be made with things you probably already have around your kitchen. Those cannellini beans in your pantry that you haven’t used yet? They’re going in this smoothie, along with a banana, honey, nutmeg and buttermilk.

For the Buttermilk Banana Bean Smoothie recipe, click here.

Pumpkin, Orange & Ginger Smoothie

Pumpkin, Orange & Ginger Smoothie
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Pumpkin is more than just a gourd for spooky faces. When canned, the ingredient can be used year-round. In this smoothie, it’s paired with oranges and ginger. The bright drink is ready in just three minutes.

For the Simply Pumpkin, Orange & Ginger Smoothie recipe, click here.

Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Tropical Fruit Smoothie
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Whether you serve it for breakfast or add a splash of rum to it for a happy hour cocktail, this tropical fruit smoothie will transport your taste buds oceanside. If you choose to serve it without alcohol, try adding in a scoop or two of protein powder to thicken the drink up.

For the Tropical Fruit Smoothie recipe, click here.

Coffee Banana Oat Smoothie

Coffee Banana Oat Smoothie

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This smoothie will taste like you’re having dessert for breakfast. Not only is it rich in flavor from the banana, oats and milk, but the coffee’s caffeine will wake you up on those groggy mornings when you don’t feel like leaving your bed. If you’re someone who would rather eat your breakfast instead of drink it, check out more of our high protein breakfast recipes.

For the Coffee Banana Oat Smoothie recipe, click here.

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