Adding a pop of color to food actually makes it more appetizing. Think about it: mashed potatoes topped with a sprinkle of parsley, spaghetti topped with some nutritional yeast… it all sounds so good. But what if the whole meal looked colorful? It ends up looking nearly irresistible. Enjoying colorful foods mean that you’re getting all the essential nutrients from your food: antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The more colorful the food, the more nutrients. That’s why we’re bringing you 15 colorful drink recipes! Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many more on our Food Monster App!
1. Blueberry Açaí Super Smoothie
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This Blueberry Açaí Super Smoothie by Jennifer Strohmeyer is packed with flavor and valuable nutrients. While drinking this smoothie, imagine all the wonders it is doing for your body, like fighting free radicals with powerful antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of some diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. This Super Smoothie is delightful and so easy to make.
2. Sunshine Turmeric Latte
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This luscious Sunshine Turmeric Latte by Buffy-Ellen Gill really takes the cake. If you’ve tried turmeric lattes that have been cropping up at cafés, you are going to absolutely love this homemade version. With its blend of silky smooth sunflower seeds and coconut milk, a spicy intoxicating medley of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, and black pepper, and a dash of natural sweetness from dates, you can bring a touch of the local café to your home.
3. Pineapple Mojito Smoothie
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4. Pomegranate Beet Citrus Smoothie With Mint and Ginger
This Pomegranate Beet Citrus Smoothie With Mint and Ginger by Viktoria Radichkova is loaded with antioxidants, and vitamins, spiced with mint and ginger, this smoothie is detoxifying and immune-boosting. The smoothie is loaded with fresh citrus flavors, and it tastes bright and refreshing due to the mint, and ginger.
5. 3 Ingredient Mango Smoothie
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Strawberry and mango go so well together in this smoothie. The one cup of strawberries in this smoothie contains all of your daily Vitamin C, which strengthens the immune system, promotes eye health, and boosts collagen production, which keeps skin resilient and elastic. This super easy 3 Ingredient Mango Smoothie by Medha Swaminathan combines and a dash of unsweetened soy milk for a nutritious and tasty drink!
6. Boozy Blueberry Bourbon Smoothie
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This Boozy Blueberry Bourbon Smoothie by Abby Thompson is more like a ‘It’s Monday after work and we’re just want to pretend that it’s patio weather here’ kind of drink or for brunch in place of the standard mimosa. Feel free to use any kind of sweet wine in this boozy smoothie.
7. Blue Banana Smoothie
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This Blue Banana Smoothie by Jesse Lane Lee will take your taste buds to the tropics! It has a yummy sweetness from bananas, filling fat from coconut, and hidden fiber from steamed cauliflower. Best of all it is blue thanks to blue matcha!
8. Raspberry and Blue Spirulina Smoothie
Have you tried blue spirulina yet? Like regular spirulina, it is a great addition to smoothies and raw desserts, only instead of an algae green, it gives everything a kiss of bright blue color. In this simple Raspberry and Blue Spirulina Smoothie by Melanie Sorrentino, frozen raspberries are blended with banana, then banana is blended with blue spirulina and poured on top in order to create a bright, colorful, two-tiered sweet treat. Not only does it taste great, it looks gorgeous, too!
9. Goji Berry And Ginger Smoothie
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With the antioxidants of goji berries and digestion benefits of ginger, this Goji Berry And Ginger Smoothie by Nikki and Zuzana is packed with nutrients. It comes together in just a few minutes and it’s the perfect way to start your day or give you a little “pick me up” when you hit that wall in the afternoon!
10. Caffeine-Free Pink Latte
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Craving those colorful lattes you see on Instagram? You don’t need to make a special trip — you can make it yourself at home. For a pink latte, just use beet powder! Beet powder is brilliant for its color alone. But it also tastes amazing – even if you’re not a beet lover, you should try beet powder because it is fruitier and less earthy-tasting than the real thing. This Caffeine-Free Pink Latte by Rachel Evans is made with beet powder, sweetened by date syrup, and has a wonderful, fruity flavor.
11. Green Goddess Golden Milk Smoothie
This smoothie is so good you’ll be hard-pressed not to scream, “Yasss queen!” This Green Goddess Golden Milk Smoothie by Molly Patrick is packed with bananas, turmeric, and ginger so this creamy confection is delicious and also super healthy.
12. Sparkling Dragon Fruit Margarita
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These Sparkling Dragon Fruit Margarita by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez aren’t just beautiful, they are delicious, too. Made with pink dragon fruit purée, freshly-squeezed lime juice, silver tequila, triple sec, and simple syrup, a splash of club soda is added to sparkle things up. Making this cocktail without the dragon fruit won’t change the flavor, it just won’t have the alluring neon pink glow.
13. Dragon Fruit Pink Lady Smoothie
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Dragon fruit is a brightly colored tropical fruit that’s high in antioxidants and Vitamin C… and its hot pink hue makes for an eye-catching smoothie! This Dragon Fruit Pink Lady Smoothie by Diana Johnson is perfect to drink for breakfast or enjoy as a snack during the day.
14. Superfood Raspberry Smoothie
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Raspberries are full of flavor and rich in antioxidants without packing too many calories. This Superfood Raspberry Smoothie by Pauline Hanuise makes for a great breakfast or just a snack and it’s so easy to make that you’ll love it!
15. Healing Turmeric Smoothie
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The best thing about these drinks is that you can enjoy them whenever you want! Each of them have numerous health benefits, and your body will thank you. If you’re all about colorful drinks, check out these 10 Unique Vegan Smoothies!
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