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The tropics are nice, but for many of us they are far away. This delicious mango green smoothie allows you to take a trip to the balmy tropics from the comfort of your own temperate home.
To those who do in fact live in the tropics, don’t feel left out! You can enjoy this lovely green smoothie, too. No matter where you’re from, mangoes, bananas, spinach, and coconut are a winning combination. Or perhaps you’d enjoy a beverage with some slightly more temperate flavors.
Some things are meant especially for two: tandem bicycles, bunk beds, teeter-totters, and this chocolate strawberry almond shake! With plenty of dark luscious cacao and maca powder, this strawberry chocolate shake is fit for Aphrodite and all her admirers. This recipe makes enough for two, so maybe save it for date night! And of course, any leftover strawberries might add to the romantic atmosphere, too! You could even double-down with some chocolate strawberries!
Innuendo aside, this awesome smoothie/shake is full of delicious fruit, is packed with nutrients, and is a scrumptious chocolaty treat for any occasion. It takes an extra bit of care to get the layering right, but don’t worry! No matter how it turns out, it’s bound to be a lovely and delicious treat.
What makes this smoothie so darn pretty? Those in the know, know! Can you guess? It’s pretty obvious once you’ve figured it out.
That’s right! It’s a little bit of beet. And a little beet goes a long way. Not only are they nutritious and delicious, but they make for a wonderful natural and healthy food coloring. Whip up a strawberry coconut cream smoothie right now, and feel the beet!
This chocolate pudding green smoothie is a great alternative to hot chocolate on a cozy winter afternoon! Now obviously we’re using the term ‘green’ a bit loosely here: this smoothie looks about as green as any chocolate pudding. But with a handful of swiss chard and a helping of avocado, it’s got plenty of green goodness in it, too.
This isn’t the first time we’ve shared with you a recipe which is a the smoothie version of something else. And it probably won’t be the last. Because smoothie versions of other things are so darn fun, easy, tasty, and even healthful! So enjoy a gulp today.
It’s a carrot cake, but in a cup! Sweet, delicious, and packed full of all sorts of healthful nutrients and phytochemicals. It makes for a great afternoon snack, an invigorating breakfast, or even as a health-conscious dessert!
With tons of vitamin A, plenty of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and a fair amount of protein, it all comes in at less than 200 calories. Sometimes you want the comforting taste of carrot cake. But you also wanna stay healthy (or maybe you lack the motivation to make one!). That’s when the spice carrot cake smoothie comes to the rescue!
We are primates! We sometimes forget that fact, especially those of us who spend most of our days on our butts. But it’s true! And like all monkeys, we need to stay active to stay healthy. And as a monkey, after a session of monkeying about you need to replenish! Monkeys replenish with bananas and coconuts, so should you too!
This super fun chocolate smoothie has got the benefits of potassium, magnesium, vitamins A and C, and electrolytes to help you bounce back after a workout. It’s also got electrolytes, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories. And it’s got chocolate! Harness your inner monkey, enjoy a Monkey Power Chocolate Smoothie!
There’s a lot of smoothies out there. We’ve all probably got our favorites. Well this Goji Apple Smoothie is Emily von Euw’s favorite (for now), and who are we mere mortals to question her smoothie judgement? You’ve got the regular suspects: your apples and your bananas. Then you’ve got your grapes: a common fruit but one not often seen in smoothies.
Then, of course, you’ve got your goji berries. As you’re no doubt aware by now, goji berries have been taking the world by storm with their long list of health benefits. On top of that, they’re pretty delicious.
Mocha Frappuccino Smoothies seem to have become as much a part of contemporary life as text messaging and selfies. But just like text messaging and selfies, you’ve often got to sift through a lot of junk.
Also like text messages and selfies, it’s always better to make your own! This mocha frappuccino smoothie is full of nutritious wholefood ingredients and without any added sugars! It’s a frap that’s actually good for you. Trendy and healthy! That’s a double win. With a little bit of tiramisu, you’ll never have to leave your house again!
Fall is approaching, and that means many great things. One of the greatest, of course, is the return of apple season! And what better way to enjoy this most wonderful of fruits than a nice apple pie? Well, if you’re a smoothie person, how about an apple pie smoothie!
This smoothie really is pretty much a no-bake apple pie in a cup, but with the welcome addition of banana for some creaminess and almond milk for some liquidness. It’s all the best parts of apple pie! More transportable, and with nothing not to love. Welcome the approaching autumn with open arms and a full cup. Of apple pie smoothie.
Well folks, it’s no secret that it’s been a hot summer. Even the TV weather people are finally starting to seem a little bit less excited by another day of record-setting heat. If you’re looking to stay cool on the outside, then you might as well get cool on the inside!
This Green Glowing Smoothie Bowl is like a delicious fruit salad in ice cream form. But instead of the sugar and junk you might find in that regular old ice cream we all remember from our younger days, you’ve got basil leaves, kale, and a plethora of lovely fruits!
It’s like nice cream, but it’s a smoothie bowl. A smoothie in a bowl. Come on!
Pitaya is a cool exotic fruit! And like all other fruits, it belongs in smoothies.
This smoothie is actually a bit more than a regular smoothie. This is a pitaya parfait! The term ‘parfait’ comes from the French word for perfect, and that’s exactly what this raw vegan layered fruit medley is!
This recipe does call for some slightly off-the-beaten path ingredients. The pitaya comes in the form of Pitaya Plus, though I’m sure you can substitute fresh pitaya if you’re so inclined. Lucuma powder is a low-glycemic sweetener, which you could also substitute for a more common alternative if you feel the need.
Pitaya is also known as dragon fruit. This parfait might look super adorable and pretty, but this thing is packed with the superlative power of these mythic beings! You will feel as limber as a lizard and as daring as a drake with all the goodness in this pitaya parfait!
The first day of summer is rapidly approaching, and that means that now is as good a time as any to get on board the smoothie train.
Actually, the smoothie train runs year round. And the smoothie train stops for no one. But there is something particularly summerish about this mango coconut green smoothie. Maybe it’s the mango coconut. Whatever the cause, there’s nothing beating a green smoothie with a tropical attitude on a warm day.
And you get the benefits of all sorts of happy nutrients from the banana, the lovely spinach, and the subtle nutty goodness. If coconut and mango isn’t hitting the tropical highs you need, consider tossing in some pineapple!
A chocolate nut butter smoothie doesn’t need much more of an introduction than that. It’s chocolate with nut butter, and it’s a smoothie. Therefore it’s the greatest thing ever.
If you haven’t been convinced that this smoothie is the greatest thing ever, consider the fact that it comes in layers. So not only is it a nut butter smoothie, with chocolate, but it’s fun and pretty at the same time. Think of other great things that have layers. Tiramisu. Cakes. Ogres. I think the point is made.
The optional cacao nib garnish is a nice way to add a bit of extra bittersweet darkness to the smoothie, and also for a bit of texture. But of course, this isn’t an all-chocolate showcase. That almond butter makes for a super creamy, delicious smoothie that will give you a boost of protein and amino acids on top of your daily recommended dose of chocolate.
This smoothie may be the smoothie to end all smoothies, but that’s not why it’s called the Omega Smoothie! With delicious and nutritious chia and hemp seeds, this divine concoction will provide you with all sorts of essential fatty acids, not to mention antioxidants, fiber, protein, and a wide variety of nutrients and minerals. And you’ll need all these healthful nutrients as we head into the summer months of long days and fun nights.
Chia is an awesome little seed. They say they make good pets. I’m not so sure about that, but they do add a lovely gel-like thickness to recipes. Great in smoothies, these little things absorb liquid super fast and will expand to several times their original size. As a source of Omega-3s, they’ve got the advantage over flax seeds of not having to be ground up to be digested.
The rest of the Omega Smoothie ingredients need no introduction! Bananas are the all-stars of the smoothie world, and anything with fresh coconut water is bound to be energizing and refreshing. The dates add a bit of sweetness the way only dates can, and cinnamon and nutmeg round it all off with a subtle hint of spice.
The Omega Smoothie makes for a fine day at the beach. Or, if you don’t have a beach near you, a great way to visualize yourself on one anyways!