You know what they say… if you won’t eat it, blend it! On the list of almost everyone’s new year’s resolutions is to eat healthier. Even if it wasn’t on your list or you don’t have resolutions, eating healthier is still the best thing you can do for yourself. An easy way to cram in some fruits and veggies is by blending them up in a smoothie or juice. When you want the full fiber of fruits and veggies, go with a smoothie. When in need of something cleansing and refreshing, make yourself a juice.
We put together a list of 15 recipes from our Food Monster App to help you regularly drink healthy smoothies and juices in the new year!
1. Winter Citrus Smoothie
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Have you ever been in the middle of a flu domino effect? This Winter Citrus Smoothie by Maria Llamas will be your very best friend in the morning. Loaded with vitamin C, flavonoids, and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents will help you feel your best and stay energized all day long! Boost your immune system with this delicious citrusy smoothie.
2. Pomegranate Beet Citrus Smoothie With Mint and Ginger
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Pomegranate Beet Citrus Smoothie – loaded with antioxidants, and vitamins, spiced with mint and ginger, this smoothie by Viktoria Radichkova 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.
3. Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
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This Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie is like a slice of pie in a glass! Full of hidden vegetables, Kat Condon‘s smoothie is also fruitless, dairy-free, and gluten-free. There is more to this wonderful smoothie than meets the eye. There’s more than one vegetable in this smoothie – there are two!
4. High-Protein Apple Pie Smoothie
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This dairy-free Apple Pie Smoothie is a creamy treat that makes the perfect breakfast or post-workout meal! With just a few ingredients needed, this recipe by Kat Condon is easy as apple pie!
5. Blue Banana Smoothie
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Jesse Jane Lee‘s Blue Banana Smoothie 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 the blue matcha!
6. Goji Berry and Ginger Smoothie
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With the antioxidants of goji berries and the digestion benefits of ginger, Nikki and Zuzana‘s 5 ingredient smoothie 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!
7. Liver Protecting Fennel Juice
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This is a juice that you’ve probably never tried before. It uses the vegetable fennel which many people seem to disregard. But once you discover the health benefits of this baby, you’ll begin incorporating it into your diet a whole lot more! Olivia Budgen‘s nutrient-dense green Fennel Juice is sweet and spicy with so many incredible health benefits.
8. Post-Workout Smoothie With Cashew Butter and Pistachios
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Katja Meier‘s smoothie is packed full of important nutrients to replenish your body after a strenuous workout! Make sure you get the most out of your gym time by making this beauty when you get home. Not to mention, it’s also delicious!
9. Adaptogenic Chocolate Zucchini Smoothie
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Natalie Yonan‘s magical smoothie is boosted with delicious raw cacao and the sweet-tasting South American adaptogenic root called Maca!
10. High-Protein Vanilla and Cashew Smoothie
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A Vanilla and Cashew Smoothie made with bananas, nut butter, almond milk, and a scoop of protein. Marie Reginato‘s recipe makes a delicious and easy breakfast/snack for a pre or post-workout session made to nourish your body.
11. Peanut Butter, Banana, and Cauliflower Smoothie
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When it comes to smoothies, some ingredients seem obvious — bananas, blueberries, and even kale get a pass these days. But cauliflower? It’s a thing. It doesn’t change the taste at all. Instead, the cauliflower imparts a super creamy texture in Lindsey Auerbach‘s Peanut Butter, Banana, and Cauliflower Smoothie. Since cauliflower has a fairly neutral flavor, it can be tossed into pretty much any smoothie recipe!
12. Vanilla Spiced Breakfast Smoothie
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This Vanilla Spiced Breakfast Smoothie by Tiana Haines is a perfect recipe! It’s a delicious quick breakfast loaded with healthy fats and fiber that will keep you feeling satisfied until lunchtime! The spices add a wonderful flavor, it’s just like sipping on a vanilla chai latte!
13. Black Detox Smoothie
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Teeth-whitener, skin purifier, detox supplement, and poison remedy. The benefits of charcoal seem to be pretty amazing! Natalie Yonan‘s yummy Black Detox Smoothie is loaded with fiber, tropical flavor, and activated charcoal!
14. Cinnamon Apple Smoothie
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Apple pie meets healthy breakfast smoothie in this winning combination. Cinnamon has some great health benefits and has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. Try this Cinnamon Apple Smoothie by Jesse Jane Lee.
15. Healing Turmeric Golden Juice
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The healing homemade turmeric paste in this recipe can be used in almost anything like smoothies, teas, lattes, and of course everyday cooking. Celeste Meredith‘s Golden Juice mixes in fresh orange juice, ginger, and carrots for sweetness and extra health benefits. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain.
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