Whether you made a New Year’s resolution to shed pounds or you just want to add to your collection of healthy smoothie recipes, these 10 concoctions will inspire you to make more frequent use of your blender. Unlike freshly-squeezed juices (which are also super healthy!), smoothies retain the fiber in fruits and vegetables, so you can use them as meal replacements or snacks. These recipes include a hangover detox, breakfast-in-a-glass and a chocolate avocado mousse that tastes incredibly decadent.
Hangover Detox Smoothie by Self Magazine
Planning to party it up on New Year’s Eve? Gather the ingredients for this hangover detox smoothie ahead of time so you can make it in the morning and continue with the festivities. Probiotics from yogurt help balance the digestive system, coconut oil brings glucose levels back to normal, banana soothes the stomach, coconut water hydrates and frozen spinach aids in the detox process. Get the recipe at Pop Sugar.
5-Minute Spinach Smoothie by Nutrition Stripped
Bananas and dates add sweetness to this quick and easy spinach smoothie, which uses all soft and delicate ingredients for those using standard, not-terribly-powerful blenders. Spinach, of course, is one of the healthiest foods you can put into your body, and the flavor isn’t too strong for beginners. Get the recipe at Nutrition Stripped.
Beet Smoothie by Little Epicurean
The complex, earthy yet sweet flavor of beets adds a lot of depth to juices and smoothies. In this recipe by Little Epicurean, it’s blended with tangerine juice, strawberries, mangos and sliced peaches for a dessert-like treat that’s still really good for you.
Energizing Peach Green Tea Smoothie by Keepin’ It Kind
Green tea has been found to aid in weight loss, so if you’re trying to shed some pounds this year, you’ll want to find a few different ways to get more of it on a daily basis. Keepin’ It Kind’s mango peach green tea smoothie blends matcha green tea powder with fruit, hemp seeds, buckwheat groats and nutrient-dense maca powder for a super-healthy concoction.
Blueberry Green Smoothie by Damn Delicious
Blueberries are some of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet, brimming with cell-repairing antioxidants. Mixed with bananas and spinach, they make for an ideal pick-me-up smoothie. The blog Damn Delicious has an easy recipe, plus tips for freezing individual portions so it’s easy to just toss the ingredients in the blender when you’re in a hurry.
Hearty Fruit and Oat Smoothie by Martha Stewart
Leave it to Martha Stewart to develop the perfect drinkable breakfast in the form of an oat smoothie with yogurt, banana, strawberries, almonds and maple syrup.
Super Detox Green Cleansing Smoothie by The Green Forks
Fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices that support liver health come together in one smoothie with a green cleansing recipe – get the recipe and the lowdown on how all of these ingredients are beneficial to the body over at The Green Forks.
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Autumn may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up eating – or drinking – pumpkin-flavored things. This smoothie from Sally’s Baking Addiction tastes like pumpkin pie in liquid form, but thankfully it’s actually good for you, getting protein from Greek yogurt.
Winter Greens Smoothie by Organic Gardening
When you’ve got broccoli, spinach and kale together in one smoothie, there’s no avoiding a rather vegetal flavor – but maybe you’re into that. Organic Gardening mixes these greens with carrot and orange juices as well as a banana and an apple to balance them out.
Superfoods Smoothie by Skinny Ms.
Berries, green tea, greek yogurt, ginger root, spinach and pomegranate juice come together to create a superfood-packed smoothie in a satisfying shade of deep red-purple in this recipe from Skinny Ms.
Healthy Chocolate Mousse Smoothie by Running with Spoons
If you’re trying to beat back a sweet tooth on your quest to healthier habits, here’s a way to have your chocolate and eat it, too. You’ll feel like you’re drinking something incredibly decadent thanks to the cocoa and avocado in this mousse-like chocolate smoothie from Running with Spoons.