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7 Smoothie Recipes to Spring
You Into Looking Fabulous
A desire to be bikini-ready inevitably leads back to the blender. However more and more, I love having smoothies as not just a detox tactic, but a yummy, scrumptious, OMGness of flavor and delight. We’re not talking strawberry-banana here. Today’s smoothie packs a potent punch of health benefits from exotic ingredients, super-nutritious seeds and protein-rich nut milks.

As many a green smoothie devotee can attest to, starting the day with tons of dark leafy greens and fresh fruit can be game changing—setting you up to digest gracefully and providing plenty of fiber to keep you full. With the right recipe, a smoothie can also make a delicious, elegant snack to satisfy your sweet tooth or craving for something cold and creamy.

The only thing watch out for? Don’t get stuck in a smoothie rut! There are so many fab recipes out there you can easily whip up for a delicious and healthy breakfast or a decadent (but guilt-free) treat, so we’ve gone ahead and curated the top seven we’ll definitely be adding to our spring line-up. Happy blending!

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1

Dragon
Fruit Smoothie

COURTESY OF SeeandSavour

Ingredients
2 Dragon Fruits – scooped out of skin
4 Baby Bananas (or 2 Regular)
1 Cup Pineapple (frozen or fresh)
2 Cups of Coconut Water
TOPPINGS
Blueberries (or fruit of choice)
Bananas (or fruit of choice)
Coconut flakes
Granola

 
DIRECTIONS
In a blender combine dragon fruit, bananas, pineapple and coconut water and blend until smooth. Top with coconut flakes, granola and blueberries (or any fruit of your choice) and enjoy.

2

Spring
Detox Smoothie

COURTESY OF hellowglow

Ingredients
1 cup green tea, chilled
1 cup loosely packed cilantro
1 cup loosely packed organic baby kale (or another baby green)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 cup cucumber
1 cup pineapple
juice of 1 lemon
¼ avocado

 
DIRECTIONS
Place ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.

3

Mango & Blueberry
Superfood Smoothie

COURTESY OF RosalieRuardy

Ingredients
200 ml (organic goat- or soy-) yogurt
1 handful frozen blueberries
1 handul frozen mango
1 tbs beepollen
1 tbs goji berries

 
DIRECTIONS
Blend it all together but keep some of the superfoods aside to top it off. If you want it to be (even) more filling – add ½ cup of raw oats or almonds.

4

Healthy
Almond Joy Smoothie

COURTESY OF ABeautifulPlate

Ingredients
3 Medjool dates
1 ½ cups light coconut milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons natural almond butter
2 tablespoons toasted unsweetened shredded coconut
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ frozen banana
4-5 coconut water ice cubes (or regular ice cubes)*
Dark chocolate, melted (optional)
Toasted honey-roasted sliced (or regular sliced) almonds, for garnish
Toasted unsweetened shredded coconut, for garnish
Coconut whipped cream, for garnish (optional)

 
DIRECTIONS
Combine ingredients, by order, in a large blender container, and blend until smooth and no lumps are visible.

For frosting the glass (optional): Place an equal small mixture of chopped toasted sliced almonds and toasted shredded coconut on a small plate. Melt good-quality dark chocolate, and allow it to cool slightly. Dip the rim of the glass into the chocolate lightly. Dip the chocolate rim into the almond-coconut mixture to rim the glass. If it is very runny, you can refrigerate the chocolate to let it set slightly—if not, pour in the smoothie and garnish with additional sliced almonds and shredded coconut (and coconut whipped cream, if using). Drink immediately!

5

Roasted
Banana & Almond Smoothie

COURTESY OF FloatingKitchen

Ingredients
2 cups unsweetened almond milk, divided
2 medium bananas, peeled
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 dates, pitted and roughly chopped
2 tablespoons almond butter
Extra banana slices and almonds for garnish, if desired

 
DIRECTIONS
Make the almond milk ice cubes. Using about 1 cup of the almond milk, fill the wells of an ice cube tray (you’ll only need about 4-6 ice cubes for this recipe). Freeze until solid.

Roast the bananas. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the peeled bananas on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, then sprinkle with the brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Roast the bananas in your pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. Remove and set aside until they are completely cooled.

Meanwhile, add the chia seeds, chopped dates and 1 cup of the almond milk to your blender. Let this sit for about 10 minutes. Then add the almond butter, cooled bananas (making sure to scrape in any of the brown sugar) and 4-6 ice cubes. Blend on high until smooth.

Pour into a glass. Garnish with fresh banana slices and sliced almonds, if desired. Enjoy immediately.

6

Vanilla
Mint Green Smoothie

COURTESY OF 3BoysUnprocessed

Ingredients
Vanilla Layer
1 frozen banana
½ cup light coconut milk (canned version)
¼ vanilla bean pod or 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)

Green Mint Layer
½ frozen banana
1 and ½ cups fresh spinach
10-15 fresh mint leaves
¼ cup coconut milk

 
DIRECTIONS
Thoroughly blend until all ingredients are smooth. Serve immediately.

7

Super-charged Anti-inflammatory
Sunshine Smoothie

COURTESY OF TheKitchenMcCabe

Ingredients
1 Banana, peeled
1 orange, peeled
½ Meyer lemon, peeled with seeds removed
½ cup Frozen Peaches
½ cup Frozen Mangos
½ cup Frozen Pineapple
½” piece Fresh Ginger, peeled
¼” piece Fresh Turmeric, peeled
½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Almond or Coconut Milk (plus more as needed)

 
DIRECTIONS
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk to get a runnier consistency. Top with chia seeds and finely diced fresh pineapple!

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