Whether you’re smack dab in the middle of the winter (with all its long nights and chilly temperatures) or just dealing with a few drab days, one of the best natural ways to brighten things up is to add a little bit of citrus to your life.
Not only are oranges perfectly in season during the winter months, they’re packed with a powerful dose of vitamin C, the perfect vitamin to wash away those blues and kick both your spirits and immune system into gear!
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for just about every system in the body and we need to constantly replenish it because our bodies can’t produce it on their own. Not only does it help to ward of sickness, vitamin C can also help you feel more energized, and make your skin look merry and bright. It is vital to the creation of collagen, a protein that keeps our skin smooth and supple.
Whether you’re looking to fight off cold and flu season, or just give your immune system a boost, these recipes are all packed with vitamin C to keep you glowing from the inside out.
Smoothie Recipes with Oranges
To make any of these smoothies extra frosty, peel chop, and freeze orange sections before blending!
If you’re feeling a few sniffles coming on, this vitamin-C packed, anti-inflammatory powerhouse smoothie is for you! With 100 percent of your daily vitamin C needs per serving, plus immune-boosting ginger and hempseed, you’ll be able to chase any nagging germs away while enjoying a sweet blast of creamy, topical citrus. And a healthy dose of iron and vitamin K from spinach isn’t too shabby, either!
Protein Orange Carrot
Low in calories and fat but high in fiber, this smoothie is also full of beta-carotene (from orange and carrots), which is fantastic for the complexion. There’s also a nice serving of vitamin C from both applesauce and lime, and inflammation-fighting Omega-3s from hempseed. No matter what the weather is outside, you’ll be revved up and ready for action after just a few sips!
Green Orange Protein
Start your day off on a sweet, green note with this complexion-loving blend. With almost 50 percent of your daily vitamin C needs per serving, both your skin and your immune system will be positively glowing. A dash of vegan pea protein and flaxseed also help to keep you satiated and energized.
Orange Nectarine Dream
A fresh, low calorie alternative to orange juice, this smoothie is bursting with both vitamin C and beta carotene (thanks to a nectarine and orange), and healthy fat, protein and fiber from chia seeds. Lucuma, a Peruvian superfruit, often acts as a low-glycemic sweetener, and provides a serving of zinc and iron as well. Add in some vitamin K and more iron from swiss chard, and you have a totally refreshing snack that will keep you satisfied for hours!
Baobab Orange Juice
A sweet, tangy fruit from Africa, baobab is a great way to sweeten smoothies, and contains a ton of vitamin C per serving. An orange and pear provide a lot more vitamin C, and walnuts are full of vitamin E and Omega-3s, both of which are wonderful for the complexion.
Strawberry Orange Spritzer
One of the biggest benefits to eating flaxseed is the amount of lignans available per serving. Lignans are “fiber-related polyphenols” (antioxidants) that can actually help balance hormones, and may help fight against hormone-related cancers. Flax also contains both soluble and insoluble fiber, as well as healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. With all of these health benefits and a flavor that virtually disappears when blended, flaxseed is the perfect addition to any smoothie! This light, low sugar drink is also bursting with vitamin C thanks to strawberries, mini peppers and an orange.
Orange Rhubarb Protein
Full of fiber, vitamin K and calcium (but not a lot of calories), rhubarb is the perfect summer vegetable (yes, it’s actually classified as a vegetable!) to thicken your smoothies. Bursting with beta carotene, fiber and vitamin C, sweet carrots pair wonderfully with an orange, which is also infused with immune-boosting vitamin C. A nice dose of vegan pea protein helps to make this low calorie, low sugar smoothie a great meal replacement or snack -- keeping you refreshed and full for hours!
Strawberry Orange Basil
Amp up your energy naturally with this sweet, earthy smoothie that works as a great meal replacement. Strawberries (folate, potassium, manganese) and basil (vitamins K and A) are a familiar warm weather combination, while orange (vitamin C) and grape tomatoes (fiber and lycopene) add a sweet acidity. Goji berries (vitamins A and B2) and walnuts (vitamin E and Omega-3s) round this refreshing smoothie out.
Orange Noni Boost
A rather odd-looking fruit native to Southeast Asia, noni fruit has been shown to help lower inflammation in the body, as well as reduce pain (think of it as a natural ibuprofen). With an orange, apple and swiss chard adding additional immune support (as well as fiber, iron, and magnesium) and chia seeds adding natural protein, healthy fats and more fiber, this light smoothie will help you feel full and satisfied without adding unnecessary calories or fat.
Honey Orange Ginger
Native to Mexico, tomatillos are a small, green fruit that should be peeled out of their papery husk before blending. Their taste is a mild combination of a lemon and tomato, and they contain fiber, potassium, and manganese. This bright, low calorie smoothie is full of vitamin C, as well as anti-inflammatory power from ginger, which means it will have you glowing and ready to take on the day. And thanks to the mild flavor of collard greens, this smoothie is sweet enough to replace that morning orange juice.
Orange Kiwi Cream
One serving of this low calorie smoothie has more than 100 percent of your daily recommended value of vitamin C and vitamin A, which means that it’s not just fantastic for your immune system, but your complexion as well. You’ll also get about seven percent of the daily amount of recommended calcium. Cashews add a dose of creaminess, as well as healthy protein and fat, making this the perfect snack for chasing away a sugar craving, and for helping your skin glow.
Spiced Orange Cider
Nothing makes us radiate love quite like avocado, and apple cider vinegar is good for our actual hearts, thanks to its weight-loss and anti-inflammatory properties. Add in some clementines and half a lemon for vitamin C, potassium, and folate, collard greens and a tablespoon of pea protein for healthy protein, and an antioxidant boost from cloves, and you’ve got a spicy, invigorating drink that should make your heart go pitter patter!
Blood Orange Cantaloupe
On the outside, blood oranges look similar to generic oranges, but once opened, have a beautiful crimson flesh. In addition to copious amounts of vitamin C, blood oranges contain anthocyanins, red flavanoid pigments that give blueberries their vibrant color and intense burst of antioxidants. Maqui berries are also full of antioxidants. The additional B vitamins in cantaloupe, folate and zinc in zucchini, and healthy Omega-3 from almonds makes this smoothie the perfect elixir for radiant, healthy-looking skin.
Honey Orange Citrus Wake-Up
Even though they taste acidic, lemons are actually quite alkalizing, and help rebalance the body’s pH. Because of their high levels of antioxidants, citrus fruits are great at fighting against inflammation, and kale is full of fiber, which is necessary for controlling blood sugar spikes. Get more than an entire day’s worth of vitamin C in this low sugar, low fat alternative to that sweetened, store-bought juice.
Orange Cranberry Calm
Cranberries, pears, oranges… all the traditional flavors of the holiday season blended together with spicy, anti-inflammatory ginger. This smoothie provides an ample amount of vitamin C and antioxidants, as well as magnesium, zinc and healthy Omega-3 fatty acids from the pumpkin seeds. Check off every item on your holiday To-Do list with this delicious vitality elixir.
Noni Fruit Coconut Orange
A vitamin-packed, tropical vacation for a cold winter’s day, this low calorie smoothie has around 130 grams of skin and immune-boosting vitamin C (thanks to carrots, pineapples and an orange). There’s also a pinch of noni fruit, which has been shown to ease aches and pains, and coconut flakes, which bring both a dose of island flair and healthy fat. No matter what the weather's like outside, this snack will have you positively glowing.
Chamomile Spiced Orange
A light and delicate drink that still has a sweet kick, this anti-inflammatory smoothie is perfect for when your day is just go, go, go! Vitamin C from an orange is combined with the anti-inflammatory power of ginger and chamomile, making this a home run for both your skin and your nervous system. Hemp seed rounds everything else with healthy Omega-3 fatty acids and protein, and an apple provides a nice dose of fiber. If you’re looking to feel satisfied while maintaining a low fat lifestyle, look no further!
Orange Turmeric Gumdrop
A potent anti-inflammatory, turmeric has been studied as a natural defense against everything from cancer to arthritis - it’s definitely what you could call a “superfood.” The immune boosting power of this smoothie is increased by adding orange, banana and pineapple, and walnuts bring a touch of healthy fat and protein. Start your morning off bright and cheerful, and scare those wrinkles away!
Baobab Orange Rosemary
Baobab, which is native to Africa, is extremely potent in both vitamin C and calcium, making it healthier than your typical morning glass of orange juice. It’s also very high in soluble fiber, so if you’ve been experiencing a bit of a “block” in your digestion, this superfood could definitely help! The common grape contains antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been shown to have a beneficial, cancer-fighting effect, and cashews contain less fat than other nuts, making them a good “clean fat “alternative.
Orange Fresh Zest
Not only will you be doing your immune system and complexation a favor by incorporating tons of vitamin C from an orange, lime and spinach, you’ll also be giving your body a hefty dose of fiber thanks to the flax seed, cucumber, and apple. Fiber is one of the best ways to combat blood sugar spikes, as well as curb cravings. Instead of reaching for an afternoon cup of coffee that might let you down a few hours later, reach for this hydrating smoothie, and feel fantastic all the way until dinner.
A vitamin C-packed smoothie that tastes like a farmer’s market, this low calorie drink will give your skin’s natural collagen production a little kick in the pants, as well as work to smooth out any wrinkles with the natural Omega-3s from hemp seeds. Everyone’s favorite super green, kale, is full of vitamin K (essential for strong bones), iron, and is also a great anti-inflammatory. If you’re looking to start your morning on a bright, energetic note, this smoothie is the breakfast for you!
Orange Rice Creamsicle
A “perfect protein” that contains all nine essential amino acids (which our bodies can’t produce on their own), hemp seed also contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which promote cardiovascular and hormonal health. This little seed is the perfect secret weapon against a diet that’s recently been less than stellar. Combine it with noni fruit, which boosts immune response and lowers inflammation, vitamin C from orange, potassium and magnesium from banana, and vitamins A and K from spinach, and you’ve got a sweet treat that will help balance your body and mind.
Golden Orange Goji
Even though many think yams and sweet potatoes are interchangeable, they’re actually completely different varieties of vegetables. Native to Peru, sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene (which has been shown to reduce premature aging in skin), and make a rich, creamy smoothie base. Skin-brightening vitamin C is present in both pineapple and orange, and goji berries are also full of beta-carotene. When you add hemp seeds, which are full of Omega-3s (good fats that help reduce inflammation, which in turn reduces wrinkles and blemishes), you’ve got a skin-soothing, satisfying breakfast.
Orange Pineapple Passion
In addition to being full of vitamin A and C, yellow squash is a great source of manganese, an essential mineral for processing fats, carbs and glucose into energy. It also blends seamlessly into smoothies, creating a creamy texture with a light taste profile. Even though acai has been touted as a weight loss aid (which may be due to its high amount of fiber and inflammation-lowering antioxidants), nothing definitive has been scientifically proven. It’s still great for you, as are walnuts (with their healthy fats and vitamin E), and blueberries, which are high in fiber but low in sugar.
Creamy Orange Rhubarb
Nothing says spring like carrots (beta carotene, fiber and vitamin A) and rhubarb (fiber, vitamin C and magnesium). When you combine them with healthy fat and protein from almonds and coconut milk, a blast of vitamin C from an orange, and natural sugars, calcium, zinc and riboflavin from maple syrup, you have a sweet, bright drink that tastes like a dessert but loves your body like a health food.
Orange Amla Colada
Packed with immune-boosting goodness, one small amla fruit has as much vitamin C as two oranges. Amla may also reduce heart disease and cholesterol, and has a ton of vitamin A, which is essential for collagen production. Get your skin and body glowing with even more vitamin C from pineapple and orange, as well as potassium from banana. Collard greens are also full of vitamin A (wrinkles be gone!), as well as fiber, iron and a few grams of protein.
Wheatgrass is one of the healthiest things you can eat because it includes 17 amino acids, almost all the minerals known to man, protein, and chlorophyll. Swiss chard is practically bursting with vitamin A and K, and honeydew is full of vitamin C and potassium. This light smoothie is certainly not light on nutrients, which means that your body will be feeling fantastic, and nothing makes a person “beach body ready” like glowing skin and a radiant smile.
Orange Spring Mix
Growing in most tropical regions, noni fruit has long been used to treat antibacterial infections. It’s also been studied as possibly easing the sensation of pain, and lowering cholesterol. Chia seeds are great vegan sources of protein and Omega-3s, and are also high in fiber, making them a healthy choice for those trying to lower their cholesterol. Mandarin oranges contain tangeretin, a phytochemical that has been studied as a possible cancer fighter. They also have hesperidin, a flavonoid that works in conjunction with vitamin C to help boost collagen. If you’re looking for a smoothie that will make you look and feel as fresh as a spring tulip, this is the one!
Cara cara oranges look like a regular orange on the outside, but when you open them up, they have a distinctly pink hue, almost like a grapefruit. They’re also sweeter than traditional oranges, with a hint of berry flavor, and have no seeds. Like traditional oranges, cara cara oranges are full of vitamin C, folate and potassium. With more antioxidants per serving than other commonly eaten berries, acai berries are low in sugar, but high in iron, fiber and calcium. They’ve got anti-inflammatory properties as well. Add in some raspberries for more vitamin C and anti-inflammatory power, a banana for energy, and cashews for healthy fat and protein, and you have a deliciously fruity drink that will keep you going all day long.
Creamy Orange Carrot
Put away that wrinkle cream, we’ve got a smoothie that's a home run for your complexion! Two clementines not only provide a natural sweetness, but a double serving of potassium, magnesium and calcium. Carrots are high in vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin C. Goji berries, full of antioxidants, and cashews, full of magnesium and copper, round out this immune boosting, skin-loving super drink. If you’re looking for something to get you glowing from the inside out this winter, look no further than this bright orange celebration!
Orange Beet Protein
Even though pea protein (which is high in muscle building branched chain amino acids), is the real protein star here, swiss chard is a nutrient-dense green that comes with a little bit of protein itself! Beets are high in vitamin C, potassium and folate, and goji berries are an antioxidant-rich fruit that have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. Ginger is a stomach soother and anti-inflammatory, and lemon helps to reset the alkalinity in your body. Low in calories but high in protein, this smoothie will keep you full and energized all day.
Often used to treat digestive issues or travel-related nausea, ginger is also a potent anti-inflammatory. In fact, daily consumption of ginger may reduce gym-related muscle soreness. Mesquite powder is a natural sweetener that adds a caramel-like flavor without any extra sugar, and hemp seed is a fantastic vegan source of Omega-3s. Blend up those plant-based superfoods with nutritious spinach (vitamins A and K), tangerines (vitamin C and folate), and bananas (iron, potassium and fiber), and you’ll look as renewed and refreshed as if you’ve just come home from a tropical retreat.
Orange Antioxidant Refresher
Cauliflower is a great source of fiber and vitamin C, and even though it’s considered a starchy vegetable, is relatively low carb. This particularly adorable variety comes with edible leaves attached, but we recommend you remove them because they can be quite bitter. Oranges are full of vitamin C too, but many people don’t know that pineapple actually has more vitamin C per serving. Turmeric and ginger are packed with anti-inflammatory power, and are especially good at helping to ease chronic joint pain. Pomegranates have almost three times more antioxidant oomph than green tea or red wine, and are another high-fiber food.
Honeycrisp Spiced Orange
Yacón grows in South America and is often used as a natural sweetener. Routine consumption has been linked to lower cholesterol and weight loss, as it’s high in soluble fiber. Yacón root also acts as a prebotic, which helps digestion. Honeycrisp apples have only been available since 1991 (even though they were created as early as 1960 at Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station's Horticultural Research Center), and their tart, juicy texture make them perfect for eating raw or blending. Ginger adds a spicy, anti-inflammatory kick to this sweet and tart drink, while hempseed gives it a boost of good, clean protein.
In addition to being an antioxidant-rich food, walnuts have a big dose of Vitamin E, which is great for your skin. Both pineapple and oranges are vitamin C powerhouses, but camu camu has more vitamin C per serving than almost any other food on the planet. If you’re looking for a natural solution to keeping any fall colds at bay, or just to start your day with a giant burst of vitamin C, this is the smoothie for you.
Baobab Orange Rosemary
Baobab, which is native to Africa, is extremely potent in both vitamin C and calcium, making it healthier than your typical morning glass of orange juice. It’s also very high in soluble fiber, so if you’ve been experiencing a bit of a “block” in your digestion, this superfood could definitely help! The common grape contains antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been shown to have a beneficial, cancer-fighting effect, and cashews contain less fat than other nuts, making them a good “clean fat “alternative.
Orange Plum Cobbler
Lucuma, known as the Gold of the Incas, is a powder made from a fruit native to Peru, Chile and Ecuador. Because of its sweet taste -- closely resembling caramel -- Lucuma is often used as a flavoring, but it’s also a scientifically studied anti-inflammatory and a good source of both iron and carotene, a rejuvenating antioxidant. Although plums are a fairly common fruit, what most people don’t realize is that they rank relatively low on the glycemic index, providing a sweetness burst without a rush of sugar. Oats are another common food, but by blending them into a smoothie, you get a rich source of fiber that has also been proven to lower cholesterol. If you’re looking for a breakfast that will keep you full and won’t spike your blood sugar, this is it.
Sacha Inchi Orange Creamsicle
If you’ve never heard of sacha inchi before, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Grown in Peru and known as the “Inca Peanut,” sacha inchi hasn’t quite become a household name, but with benefits like protein, omega 3, 6, and 9, and tryptophan (which increases feel-good serotonin levels), we’re betting that the health foodies of the world are only seconds away from going crazy over these seeds. This smoothie also has a dose of turmeric, a more familiar superfood powder full of anti-inflammatory goodness. If you’re looking to start your morning with a smile, and a whole heck of a lot of nutrients, this smoothie is the golden ticket.
Orange Pineapple Power
Everyone knows that oranges are a great source of Vitamin C, but did you know that pineapple actually has more Vitamin C per serving? Pineapple also contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme that helps reduce bloating. Goji berries are full of Vitamin C, antioxidants, and carotenoids, which have been linked to an increased lifespan. And let’s not forget about the good old yam, which is full of complex carbohydrates (the best kind for increased energy) and soluble dietary fiber. When you mix in a serving of hemp seed, which is full of protein, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, you’ve got a meal replacement smoothie that can get you through any kind of workout life throws at you.
Banana Orange Refresh
Banana and orange are two of the most familiar smoothie elements, and for good reason! Bananas blend beautifully into nearly any recipe, and provide a sweetness and creaminess that compliments the savory flavor of greens. Plus, they’re full of potassium, which wards against cramps and helps lower blood pressure. Along with a nice tart zing, oranges add fiber and vitamin C, and collard greens add a bit of protein as well as vitamin A and more vitamin C. Even though you won’t taste them, chia seeds are really the star of this smoothie. With very few calories per serving, but a high amount of protein, healthy fat, fiber and magnesium, these little guys not only help to keep you full, but get your metabolism revved up and ready to go all day long.
Green Coffee with Spiced Oranges
Traditional coffee has a reputation for dehydrating skin, but its green counterpart is quite the opposite! Green coffee is made of unprocessed coffee beans. It provides a pick-me-up with tons of flavor. Produce with your coffee? Yup! Eating (in our case, drinking) fresh fruits and veggies is a guaranteed way to skin health and well-being. Cinnamon and arugula provide a nice spice flavor that blends perfectly with vitamin C-filled oranges and pears. Enjoy!
Carrot Orange Creamsicle
Orange you glad we created this smoothie? Ataulfo mango is also known as "honey" "baby" or "Champagne" mango. As the names imply, this smaller variety of the tropical fruit is sweet, soft, and non-stringy. Most ingredients in this smoothie contain skin-healthy vitamins C and A. Turmeric contains curcumin, a natural anti-inflammatory compound that can help reduce puffiness. The omegas in hemp seed provide even more anti-inflammatory oomph!
Pineapple Orange Greensicle
Drink this smoothie for digestion and inflammation issues. On second thought, drink this smoothie whenever you want because it’s delicious! Pineapple and turmeric both fight heartburn and indigestion. Orange and pumpkin seeds combine as a kind of natural vitamin C and zinc tablet, boosting immunity and creating nuanced flavors. Lacinato kale is the “black kale” of Tuscan cuisine, providing fiber and detoxification properties.
Strawberry Orange Spice
Spice up your life? Kale yeah! The super green just won’t quit. This smoothie is full of fiber and flavor. Orange and strawberries taste like pure springtime goodness. The high vitamin E content in sunflower seeds provides anti-inflammatory benefits, and helps neutralize free radicals. Cinnamon instantly adds another dimension to any smoothie; paired with vanilla almond milk, it’s a creamy treat you’ll crave.
Coconut Orange Julius
Craving a tropical vacation? Well, you've got one in this smoothie. Its taste and immune boosting properties are out of this world. Orange and pineapple pack a tropical punch with vitamin C, which increases the production of white blood cells. Satisfying your vitamin C intake has never felt more like paradise.
Pomegranate Orange Creamsicle
This smoothie is just like a treat from the ice cream man, but without the sugar or artificial additives. Instead, this Creamsicle is filled with superfoods, healthy fats, and lots of fiber. The tart pomegranate powder offers the perfect contrast to the sweet banana and the sour orange. It also gives you a healthy dose of vitamin C, potassium and polyphenols to help your body get rid of free radicals. Turmeric with natural anti-inflammatory and may lower the risk of heart disease.
Orange Rosemary Twist
With it's tangy and refreshing taste, this smoothie will be sure to wake you up, and keep your energy up the whole day. Bok choy may be low in calories, but it is packed with vital nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Rich in vitamins A, C, K, consuming bok choy is helpful in protecting against harmful free radicals. Bok choy is also loaded with antioxidant plant chemicals that have been proven to protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers and even lower cholesterol.
This is one of the most refreshing gingerbread treats you’ll have all season. Ginger, which is a natural antihistamine, will help keep your sinuses clear throughout this beloved allergy season. Oranges are also working overtime with high levels of vitamin C. Cosy up with this spicy, sweet and refreshing smoothie.
Orange is the New Black Turmeric Tonic
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants. It’s a beauty food extraordinaire! Pairing it with heart healthy pumpkin seeds and ginger will make you feel and look great from the inside out. Heads up: turmeric may turn your hands, dishes and kitchen orange. Even if it’s this season’s trendiest color, it looks best on the inside of your blender.
Zesty Orange Zucchini
Zucchini is often overlooked as a smoothie ingredient. But with its easy to blend meat and high levels of potassium and vitamin B6, we couldn’t pass it up. Vitamin B6 may help treat a whole host of physical and psychological disorders, from heart disease to mental depression to kidney stones to memory loss.
Orange Beet Mixer
Beets are baaack! Looking for a little detox smoothie? Well, look no further than the orange beet mixer. Beets contain phytochemicals that make them great liver cleansers. Blueberries and ginger help reduce inflammation while the orange's high level of Vitamin C help cleanse the digestive tract.
Orange Camu Camu
One of the best ways to fight back against inflammation (and germs) is to get a lot of vitamin C during the day. This smoothie provides more than 100% of your daily vitamin C needs thanks to camu camu (a South American superfruit that has more vitamin C per serving than almost any other food) and two oranges. Goji berries also provide vitamin C, and have the ability to help regulate blood sugar. Add in some protein and healthy fats from hemp seed, and vitamin K and iron from swiss chard, and you have a lean, mean, germ fighting machine in a cup.
The Orange Sunrise is the perfect way to wake up in the morning. Refreshing nectarines and oranges paired with fresh kale leave you ready to take on your day. We jazzed this up with white chia seeds, but any variety will give you a jolt of fiber, omega fatty acids and calcium. Smoothie contributed by Anna Gannon.
Orange Cherry Blossom
Cherry season is upon us! That means tons of fresh cherries everywhere you look. Not only are these crimson delights delicious, they relieve arthritis and migraines due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, they help prevent premature aging. Yes, please!
Did you know that while there is a lot of speculation over why our flag is red, white and blue, the Continental Congress never actually left any official record as to their reasoning behind Old Glory’s color scheme?! Some historians say that it stands for hardiness and valor while others say its a nod to the British. Regardless of meaning, this smoothie nails the red stripes in this nation’s flag to a T. Just make sure it doesn’t end up on your white shirt, it will leave its mark!
Golden Beets and Orange
We love the Golden Beets and Orange smoothie for its savory flavors and bright color. Aside from the uber healthy benefits of golden beets (high in antioxidants and fiber), they also taste delicious. If the earthy flavor of its red counterpart is too much, the golden beet might be a great gateway root vegetable. It is slightly sweeter and its earthy tones are more subtle which go hand-in-hand with the light crisp flavors of oranges and raspberries. Also, peeling these guys won’t turn your hands fuchsia. #winning
Turmeric Orange Delight
Turmeric is found in Indian cuisine as it is one of the main ingredients in curries. It is also gives ballpark mustards that bright yellow color. If that wasn’t enough, it has long been used in Chinese and Indian medicines as a powerful anti-inflammatory. With its high levels of manganese and iron this smoothie helps promote strong and healthy bones and muscle.
Orange Ginger Snap
Don’t let the name fool you, this smoothie is spring in a cup. The ginger, which is a natural antihistamine, will help keep your sinuses clear throughout this beloved allergy season. The orange is also working overtime with its high levels of vitamin C. This smoothie is your shield to the spring time sniffles.
Go ahead, live a little. The Orange Zinger is the perfect combination of sweet and heat. While red bell pepper doesn’t get the celebrity superfood status as goji berries or chia seeds, its vitamin A and C and added lycopene (this is what makes peppers so red!) solidifies its standings.
Blueberry Orange Muffin
If the blueberry muffin is America's favorite muffin, does that mean this is America's favorite smoothie? Blueberries are one of the only food that are naturally blue in color, and they’ve been known to improve balance, coordination, and short term memory. Plus, they contain anthocyanin, which is great for eyesight. Maybe you won’t need Lasik after all.
Sweet Potato Pick-Me-Up
The deep orange color of sweet potatoes indicate just how high in beta-carotene they are, and in turn, how great they are for the complexion. Sweet potatoes are also rich in copper and zinc, and may even help regulate blood sugar. When combined with antioxidant powerhouses maqui berry, orange, and grapes, you get a smoothie that’s perfect for revitalizing your skin, immune system, and energy levels.
Intoxicating Apple Walnut
Like most nuts, walnuts provide a nice serving of Omega-3s, and have been connected to healthy cholesterol levels. Walnuts also provide a dose of rare antioxidants that have been studied as helpful cancer fighters. Flaxseed is another amazing superfood that’s been shown to help fight back against cancer thanks to specialized antioxidants called lignans. Add in a bunch of vitamin C and extra fiber from an orange, apple, and collard greens, and you have a simple, delicious breakfast that will make your new healthy routine a snap!
Golden Goji Energy
Reportedly used in Chinese medicine starting as early as 200 B.C, goji berries contain iron, fiber, protein, antioxidants and essential amino acids. In addition to being a powerful superfruit for energy, goji berries have also been studied for their ability to help ward off blood sugar spikes. Another superfood that helps increase verve and vigor, camu camu has more vitamin C per serving than almost any other food on the planet. Blend in some cashews for healthy fat and protein, and a banana, orange and spinach for some sweetness and additional complexion-loving vitamins, and you’ve got a meal replacement that shows both your skin and your immune system some love.
Yellow Beet Refresh
Slightly sweeter and less “earthy” tasting than red beets, yellow beets contain B-complex vitamins, magnesium, iron, and naturally-occurring nitrates -- which help improve blood flow to the heart and brain. Ginger and flaxseed are two superfoods full of anti-inflammatory power, and apple, orange and lemon are full of immune-boosting vitamin C. This smoothie not only boosts your immune system, but your complexion too, so you’ll look and feel like a million bucks.
Blue Cashew Crush
Typically grown in South America with an appearance similar to blueberries, acai berries are extremely perishable stone fruits, which is why acai powder and acai juice are the most popular ways to consume them outside of their native habitat. With a healthy amount of fiber and antioxidants per serving, acai is helpful ally in the fight against wrinkles. Thanks to protein from cashews, more fiber from squash, and additional antioxidants thanks to blueberries, kiwi and an orange, this low fat smoothie is the perfect way to stay satisfied and energized for the whole day -- all while giving your complexion a boost!
The reason bananas are so good to eat pre or post-workout is that they not only contain potassium (an essential nutrient for fluid and electrolyte balance in the body), but the good kind of carbs your body requires for energy. When combined with hydrating oranges, vitamin-infused collard greens, and healthy fat and protein from chia seeds and pecans, you have a well balanced meal substitute that will keep you muscles, immune system and digestion happy!
This healthy, creamy smoothie is perfect for sipping outside on a hot summer’s day -- or whenever you want a dose of tropical goodness. Coconut and orange are a classic combination, and provide vitamin C and healthy fats. Pear adds fiber in the form of pectin, which helps to thicken things up and create a milkshake-like consistency. Thanks to lucuma, a low glycemic natural sweetener that provides beta-carotene and iron, this smoothie has an extra dose of sweet, but won’t spike your blood sugar like more traditional store-bought juices.
Matcha Banana Latte
Thanks to L-Theanine, a naturally occurring amino acid that helps induce calmness, matcha tea (which is basically ground up green tea) gives you a burst of natural caffeine while also helping you feel calm and focused. A banana and rice milk add energizing fiber, natural carbs and potassium, while collards provide more fiber and vitamin A. Add in an orange for a sweet citrus flavor and vitamin C, and you’ve got a stimulating, restorative breakfast that’s perfect before or after a long workout.
Strawberry Banana Creamsicle
Both strawberries and an orange are bursting with vitamin C, and thanks to the beta-carotene in the orange and lucuma powder (made from a Peruvian superfruit that tastes like caramel), as well as the Omega-3s from hemp seed, this sweet and fruity smoothie is a fantastic natural wrinkle fighter. Pro Tip: Pour this blend into popsicle molds and freeze for 12 hours for a healthy dessert!
Lucuma Banana Creamsicle
Lucuma is a Peruvian fruit with ample amounts of beta carotene, iron, and zinc per serving, and is often used as a low glycemic sweetener. Cashews and banana help to create a creamy base while orange and lucuma keep things citrusy and sweet. Add in some kale for lots of additional vitamins and minerals (iron, vitamin K and antioxidants, to name a few) and you have a healthy treat that is perfect for blending up first thing in the morning.
Lemon Carrot Energizer
Vitamin C and beta carotene are two essential vitamins for longevity in terms of immune system health and skin elasticity, and luckily, this smoothie is full of both, thanks to carrots, grape tomatoes, lemon and orange. There’s also pumpkin seeds, which contain healthy fats, protein, and magnesium. Low in calories, carbs, and sugar, this smoothie is the perfect way to take on the day.
With almost five times the amount of vitamin C as an orange, kiwi berries are fuzz-free, bite-sized versions of regular kiwi fruit! After you give these little guys a quick wash, you can throw them into your blender whole. Wheatgrass is full of chlorophyll and vitamin C, helping both your digestive and immune systems, and almonds are bursting with healthy fat, protein and fiber. A low calorie, nutritionally complete meal replacement, this smoothie is sweet and satisfying, but has enough fiber and protein to keep your blood sugar from spiking.
Sweet Potato Mango
Avocado and coconut cream give this smoothie a thick and creamy consistency, as well as an ample amount of Omega-3s and fiber. Mango, orange and lime provide tons of vitamin C, while sweet potato contains an unusually high amount of vitamin A (which, along with vitamin C, is amazing for your skin). Sweet potatoes also contain complex carbs and are low on the glycemic index, which means this smoothie is a great energizer, but won’t spike your blood sugar.
Rich in potassium, fiber and manganese, tomatillos make a great base for smoothies because of their delicate, almost lemon-like taste. Maqui berries, which are native to Chile, have an unusually high amount of anthocyanins per serving, which are antioxidants with proven cancer-fighting abilities. And while this drink is sweet enough to curb a craving, it’s relatively low in sugar, with tons of additional healthy fiber thanks to cashews and bananas.
Pineapple Protein Jingle
Do a little something special for yourself this holiday season by blending up this vitamin C-infused smoothie (that also makes a great meal replacement). Carrots, orange, pineapple and goji berries are all bursting with immune-boosting vitamin C, and goji berries have the additional benefits of energizing antioxidants. A tablespoon of pea protein helps to keep this sweet smoothie nutritionally balanced, while also helping to promote lean, healthy muscles.
If you’re looking for a snack to both replenish your immune system and get your skin glowing from the inside out, this smoothie is it! Carrots, oranges and pineapple are all extremely rich in vitamin C, which is vital to the creation of collagen (one of the proteins in the human body that keeps our skin smooth and supple). Pomegranate powder is added for a dash of antioxidants, and cashews provide healthy fat and protein, as well as a creamy texture. Substitute your morning OJ for this smoothie, and feel happy and energetic all day long.
Pineapple Kumquat Passion
Small citrus fruits that resemble tiny, oblong oranges, kumquats have a delightfully sweet/tart taste, and are completely edible (which means you don’t need to peel them). They’re also bursting with vitamin C and fiber. Pineapple and an orange are full of vitamin C as well, making this sweet drink a magic elixir for both your immune system and complexion. Add in some chia seeds for healthy fat, fiber and protein, and swiss chard for a load of nutrients (vitamins K, A, C and magnesium), and you’ve got the perfect high fiber, low fat snack to sip on the day after a big Thanksgiving meal.
Need to press “reboot” on your weekly diet? This smoothie is bursting with vitamin C, fiber and healthy fat (thanks to a pear, orange and cashews). It’s also got noni fruit, an odd-looking fruit that grows in most tropical regions and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Replace your morning OJ with this superfruit blend, and feel bright and energetic all day long!
Spiced Butternut Squash
A rich, sweet drink that will get your skin glowing and your body revved up for a long day, this pumpkin pie in a glass is full of healthy fat from coconut and walnuts, and tons of vitamin C thanks to an orange and mango. Butternut squash is the perfect smoothie thickening agent (because of its light taste and creamy texture, not to mention its fiber and beta-carotene), and cinnamon helps with blood sugar spikes. No matter what’s on your calendar, this smoothie will help you achieve it all!
If you want to add depth and flavor to your smoothie without a whole lot of extra calories, coconut and quinoa flakes are the answer. Coconut flakes add a light, sweet creaminess while quinoa flakes provide all the protein and fiber as the seeds do -- without the gelatinous texture. Pineapple, orange and spinach all provide ample amounts of vitamin C, which makes this smoothie the perfect morning energizer.
October is usually when it starts to get really chilly out, and with the dropping temperatures often comes sniffling and coughing all around us. Fight off a fall cold with this immune boosting powerhouse! There’s tons of vitamin C from two oranges and red pepper, and apple cider vinegar has been shown to fight inflammation and bacteria inside the body. In addition to giving you metabolism a little boost, cayenne is also a potent anti-inflammatory, and hemp seed is full of healthy fatty acids our bodies need to look and feel their best.
Pineapple Goji Berry
This immune-boosting smoothie helps you fight back with tons of vitamin C from orange, pineapple, and carrot. There’s also protein and essential fatty acids in both goji berries and hemp seeds -- two extraordinarily powerful superfoods! Keep the sniffles at bay, and your skin glowing, with this sweet and refreshing snack.
Purple Beauty Dust Delight
One of the best ways to improve your skin is to do it from the inside out, and with that in mind, we’re including a dash of Moon Juice Beauty Dust in this vitamin-C packed smoothie. This all natural supplement (which you can find on Free People’s new wellness boutique) includes Rehmannia, a flowering plant that has been used in Chinese medicine to gently detoxify the body for centuries, and Schisandra, a berry native to Northeast China that helps maintain healthy cells. Improve collagen production with all the vitamin C from a sweet potato, pineapple and orange, and get a healthy dose of Omega-3’s from flaxseed, one of the healthiest superfoods out there.
Nicole Granato’s Carrot Coconut Detox
This gentle, clarifying smoothie is made with Nicole Granato’s Detox supplement, an all-natural combination of herbs and roots that include dandelion root powder, milk thistle powder, peppermint seed powder and turmeric root powder. The list of ingredients in this Detox blend specifically target the organs that help keep our bodies balanced, including the bowels, liver and kidneys. We’ve also added a burst of vitamin C from carrots, pineapple, orange and camu camu, so not only will your organs be getting a helping hand, your immune system will be getting a boost, too!
Red Pepper Citrus
Vitamin C is actually a very important vitamin for our metabolism and for lowering inflammation in the body, and thanks to camu camu (a fruit with more vitamin C per serving than almost any other food) red pepper, orange and lemon, this smoothie is bursting with it! This light, citrus-inspired drink also includes flaxseed, which is full of cancer-fighting antioxidants and fiber, an essential part of weight loss. If you’re looking for a breakfast that will help restore and reset both your digestion and complexion, this smoothie is it!
Golden Ginger Beet
Slightly less “earthy” tasting than red beets, golden beets are full of fiber, iron and potassium. Beets themselves are great for sore muscles, and keep green smoothies tasting sweet. Golden berries contain calcium and metabolism-boosting B-complex vitamins, and ginger is a fantastic anti-inflammatory. The potent vitamin C from both a lemon and orange, plus the healthy fat, protein and fiber from hemp seed, make this the perfect light meal replacement for a busy morning. Drink this instead of your usual orange juice, and instantly feel energized!
Vitamin C Blast
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which means that our bodies can’t store it and it needs to be consistently replaced. Because of this, our daily vitamin C supply can be depleted quickly -- but not if you have this smoothie on hand! Oranges are full of vitamin C, and camu camu (native to Brazil, Peru and Colombia) has more of this immune-boosting vitamin per serving than any other recorded food! Goji berries have vitamin C as well, but are more known for their antioxidant and beta-carotene content, while kale is bursting with fiber and folate. Add in some cashews for healthy fat and protein, and you’ve got an immune-boosting super snack.
Ginger Golden Berry Refresh
A summer stone fruit that’s full of fiber and vitamin A, nectarines get their bright orange color from a healthy dose of beta-carotene. Low in calories, nectarines are also a great source of vitamin C. Native to South America, golden berries (also known as golden cherries) contain calcium and B-complex vitamins that are great for metabolism, and even have a tiny bit of protein. Add in some quinoa flakes for even more protein, and ginger from a pop of anti-inflammatory power, and you have a sweet, immune-boosting smoothie that also eases your nervous system.
Even though it packs a spicy punch, cayenne is actually quite soothing to your digestion. It also helps to regulate circulation and reduce inflammation, which means your body will feel more comfortable -- even during a heat wave! Red peppers, strawberries, and orange are all bursting with vitamin C, helping your immune system stay buoyant, and flaxseed -- one of the most underrated superfoods out there -- adds fiber, Omega-3s and powerful antioxidants. This low-calorie smoothie will keep you satisfied and help you feel trim and fit in your summer clothes.
Chocolate Mint Chip
This drink does it all! First it cools you down with mint, then it adds pep to your step with chlorella and cacao (both of which are great for lowering inflammation). Your immune system will also get a kick of vitamin C from the spinach and the orange. To get an ice cream consistency, peel, chop and freeze the banana prior to blending. Want a little extra crunch? Add the cacao nibs after everything is combined and blend for about 10-30 seconds.
Close your eyes and imagine you’re on a tropical island with the help of this coconut-infused smoothie! Lucuma, a Peruvian superfruit that has iron, zinc and calcium, is often used an insulin-friendly natural sweetener. Nectarines are not only a delicious summer fruit, they’re also bursting with beta-carotene and vitamin C, as well as fiber and potassium. Add in an orange for an extra dose of sweetness (and more vitamin C), and swiss chard for vitamin A and vitamin K, and you have a green smoothie that tastes like a slice of beachy heaven.
Red, White and Blueberry
This smoothie is all about the red (goji berries, full of beta carotene, antioxidants, and 18 amino acids), white (banana, a natural energizer with magnesium and potassium), and blue (blueberries, low sugar, high fiber berries that have been shown to help with cognitive decline). There’s also anti-inflammatory benefits from flaxseed, as well as a skin-brightening orange. Any day can be the 4th of July with this sweet and healthy breakfast!
High in fiber and low in sugar, blueberries have been shown to help reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Pairing them with a vitamin C-infused orange and lemon (both fantastic for your skin), an incredibly sweet pluot (an apricot / plum hybrid full of fiber, potassium and even more vitamin C), a yellow squash (vitamin A and … you guessed it, more vitamin C!), and healthy fat and protein from chia seeds creates a perfect breakfast smoothie that will help you feel energetic and fresh all day long.
Sweet Potato Glow
Full of potassium, iron, and B6, sweet potatoes contain a super healthy dose of vitamin C, which is essential for collagen production (a structural protein that gives skin its youthful elasticity). Camu camu, which has the highest amount of vitamin C per serving out of any other food, provides even more collagen-boosting effects, along with a brightening orange and some pineapple. Add some flaxseed to this skinalicious smoothie for fiber and Omega-3s, and you have a drink that will keep you glowing -- and going -- through even the busiest of days.
Limeade is an iconic summer drink, but many versions contain a ton of sugar. Go the natural route with this smoothie, which includes a healthy dose of citrus (courtesy of an orange and lime), fiber-rich pear, and chard (an excellent source of vitamins A, C, K, magnesium, and iron). Cashews add healthy fat and protein as well as a creamy texture, and flaxseed, full of fiber, manganese and more Omega-3 fatty acids, helps make this light drink nutrient dense and satisfying.
Blueberry Walnut Cobbler
One of the best ways to keep you body free from the pain of stress is to focus on fighting inflammation, and this smoothie is perfect for that! Full of fiber, potassium and inflammation fighting antioxidants, regular consumption of blueberries has recently been connected to a healthier brain. Full Omega-3 fatty acids (which also help reduce inflammation), copper and manganese, walnuts may help protect against certain types of cancer. Combine these two superfoods with vitamin C-infused oranges, heart healthy oats and anti-inflammatory cinnamon, and you’ve got a pie-in-a-glass that’s also great for your health.
An incredibly sweet summer fruit, peaches are a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene and fiber. A natural sweetener that’s high in fiber but low in actual sugar, lucuma is a great addition to any smoothie, and flaxseed contains omega-3, fiber and protein. Add in a bit more fiber from swiss chard (plus vitamins K, A and C), and make things sweet with an orange and some coconut cream, and you’ve got a smoothie that tastes like dessert, and is fantastic for your digestion.
Rhubarb pies might be popping up at barbecues right now, but this smoothie has all the flavor with none of the fat or white sugar! Full of antioxidants, fiber and iron, acai berries are also big on vitamin C. An orange gives an additional boost of skin-brightening C, and rhubarb rates high on vitamin C as well, along with fiber and calcium. Walnuts provide healthy fat and protein as well as vitamin E, another great vitamin for skin. Drink this, glow from the inside out!
Mini Pepper Popper
Rose hips are the round part of the rose flower, just below the petals. They are often touted as having immune-boosting properties, but have also been used for centuries to ease digestion (making this smoothie perfect for an after-barbecue treat). With all the health benefits of their larger counterparts (vitamin C, vitamin A and iron), mini peppers are an adorable — and easier to blend — option for smoothies. An orange, half a lemon, and pineapple round out the immune-boosting powers of this smoothie, and help balance the taste of the mini peppers.
Carrot Coconut Zinger
The combination of carrots (beta carotene, vitamins A and C, and fiber), an orange (vitamins A and C), and lime (vitamin C and flavonoids) is fantastic for the immune system as well as skin, and goji berries provide a burst of amino acids, zinc, and even a bit of protein. Add some additional fiber with an apple, and protein and healthy fat from unsweetened shredded coconut, and you might just feel like you spent the whole day at a spa.
Turmeric Ginger Refresh
Turmeric and ginger have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, protecting your immune and nervous system, as well as your joints and muscles. The best way to get the full benefits of turmeric is to combine it with a bit of healthy fat, which is why we’ve included hemp seeds (full of Omega-3s and Omega-6 fatty acids). Add in a bunch of vitamin C from an orange and a few kumquats, , and you’ve got a low-fat snack that does your body a whole lot of good!
Red Pepper Refresh
When we’re stressed, one of the first vitamins to get used up in our bodies is vitamin C (which is why people sometimes find themselves getting sick after a stressful week). Luckily, this smoothie has vitamin C in spades, thanks to the lemon, orange, and red bell pepper. There’s also a dose of healthy fats and protein from almonds, and over 84 minerals in a tiny pinch of himalayan salt. This particularly “green” smoothie will replenish your immune system without adding a lot of calories, giving you something to feel good about all day long.
A mango variety from Mexico, Ataulfos have golden yellow skin, a soft, non-fibrous flesh and thin pit. Full of fiber and vitamin C, Ataulfos are the second most popular mango variety. Jalapeno peppers may have only 4 calories, but they’re chock full of vitamin C and capsaicin, the compound that actually gives the peppers their heat. Capsaicin is also the reason jalapenos have potent anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as a capacity to help with weight loss. By mixing the sweetness of a mango and orange with the heat, you’ll get a decidedly sweet smoothie with all the metabolism benefits of spice. Pro tips: You can easily peel the mango by cutting it in half and pulling it down a cup, and almost all the the jalapeno’s spice comes from its seeds, so be sure to remove all the seeds so your mouth doesn’t feel all en fuego.
Luck of the Eye-rish
If you’ve ever wondered why everyone always says carrots are good for your eyes, here’s the reason: Vitamin A deficiency can damage normal vision, and beta-carotene (which carrots have) can help correct that deficiency. Goji berries are also very high in beta-carotene, as well as iron, and are known anti-inflammatories. Carrots, the orange, avocado and goji berries are all high in vitamin C, making this bright smoothie healthy for both your immune system and your biggest organ - your skin!
Pineapple Coconut Energizer
Pineapple is high in vitamin C, which is of course great for your immune system, but it’s also high in manganese, which is essential for strong bones and connective tissue. Additionally, pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, a potent anti-inflammatory and cancer fighter. Both pineapple and chia seeds are high in fiber, with chia also being high in Omega-3s and calcium. When you add in half an avocado and coconut flakes, you get a sweet, creamy smoothie with tons of fiber to keep you full and satisfied all day long!
Superfruit Fresh Start
Need a burst of vitamin C? This smoothie is full of it, thanks to the orange, kiwi and carrots. Carrots are also extremely high in vitamin A, an essential vitamin for eye health. Even in powdered form, pomegranate is rich in polyphenols, which are antioxidants that have been studied as possible cancer fighters. Regular consumption of pomegranate has also been shown to have a positive effect on both blood sugar and blood pressure. Adding cashews to this bright, vitamin-filled smoothie ensures a satisfying dose of protein and healthy fat, keeping your energy trucking along all day.
A cross between a mandarin and a kumquat, the skin of mandarinquats is actually sweet, and can be eaten along with the fruit (which means you can throw the whole thing in the blender!). Low in calories but high in vitamin C, mandarinquats are also a great source of fiber. A bit sweeter in taste than red beets, golden beets are full of vitamin C, beta-carotene and potassium, and pomegranate is a powerful antioxidant. When you combine these high vitamin C foods with grapes (full of cancer-fighting polyphenols) and the anti-inflammatory power of ginger root, you’ve got a potent germ fighter in delicious smoothie form.
Sweet Sumo Kiwi
Developed in Japan, the sumo citrus fruit is a combination of a Japanese satsuma tangerine and a regular orange. Seedless and incredibly sweet, it’s extremely high in vitamin C and potassium. Kiwis and pineapple are also bursting with vitamin C, and pineapples contain manganese, which is essential for maintaining strong bones, and bromelain, an enzyme that helps reduce inflammation. Native to Southeast Asia, mangosteen has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making this vitamin C-packed smoothie a powerful ally against cold or flu germs that may be trying to bring you down.
Cara Cara Cashew
Cara cara oranges have a flavor that is more complex than most navel varieties, with a taste that has notes of “cherry, rose petal, orange, and blackberry.” Tomatillos are a small, green Mexican fruit, and should be peeled out of their papery husk before blending. They contain fiber, potassium, and manganese, and have an almost lemon-esque taste. Carrots add a dose of beta-carotene, and cashews help create a smooth liquid base that’s full of healthy unsaturated fat. Because the carrots, orange and tomatillos all contain hefty amounts of vitamin C, one serving of this snack provides almost a full day’s worth of this collagen-boosting supplement.
Another natural aphrodisiac, Cayenne contains capsaicin, which increases circulation, heart rate, induces sweating and increases the sensitivity of nerve endings. Native to Indonesia, mangosteen is a purple fruit with potent anti-inflammatory properties, and is also full of antioxidants. Pea protein and sweet squash gives this protein a hearty, filling base, while the orange and red pepper provide a kick of vitamin C. Send tingles up and down your spine -- and stay full until lunch -- with this sweet smoothie.
A drink with roots in the Dominican Republic, traditional Morir Sonando is made with orange juice, milk, cane sugar and ice. This smoothie takes that flavor up a notch with a vitamin-C packed blood orange (which is sweeter than a traditional orange) and creamy coconut milk. Cashews, which have the lowest amount of fat out of all nuts (and most of the fat they do have is the healthy unsaturated kind), also have magnesium, an essential nutrient for regulating sleep patterns and keeping nerves healthy. Add some spinach for a big dose of vitamin K, and dates for natural sweetness, and you have a sweet, tropical drink that relaxes and satisfies at the same time.
Goji Cranberry Crimson
Native to South America, acai (ah-sigh-EE) berries are a good source of dietary fiber and are also rich in antioxidants. They’re also full of vitamin C. Goji berries are native to China, and have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to treat everything from fever to diabetes. Goji berries also pack a punch of beta-carotene, which is great for the skin. The sweet / tart combination of mandarin oranges and cranberries gives this smoothie a good dose of vitamin C, fiber, and polyphenols, and walnuts may help reduce the risk of both prostate and breast cancer.
Carrot Coconut Refresh
Camu camu has more vitamin C per serving than almost any other food, and when paired with an orange, pineapple (which has more vitamin C than oranges) and carrots (also bursting with vitamin C and beta-carotene), you’ve got a smoothie that’s practically glowing with immune-boosting goodness. When you add to that a few tablespoons of coconut flakes -- rich in fiber, iron and zinc, as well as good fats -- you’ve got the perfect morning drink to get your metabolism revving all day long.
Pineapple Parsnip Passion
Parsnips are a starchy, high fiber, low calorie vegetable, making them a perfect base for a smoothie, and a great substitute for potatoes in many recipes. (This Thanksgiving, why not try a little parsnip puree instead of the usual mashed potatoes?) They’re also a good source of folate and vitamin C. Another great source of vitamin C is pineapple, which actually has more vitamin C per serving than an orange. Chia seeds are an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids (which is great if you’re a vegan, or just not into fish oil), as well as fiber, magnesium and calcium. Swiss chard is one of the most nutrient dense greens out there, full of antioxidants, beta-carotene, and yes, even more vitamin C.
Kabocha Squash with Mango
Cozy fall flavors meet tropical sweetness. One serving of mango provides three grams of fiber, as well as 100 percent of the daily amount of vitamin C we all need. Mangos also provide a good dose of vitamin A and folate. Besides having a light but unmistakably fall taste, kabocha squash (also known as Japanese pumpkin) has very few calories per serving. It’s also chock full of beta-carotene, vitamin C and iron. And who can resist the decidedly November flavor of walnuts, which have powerful antioxidants as well as proven satiety effects.
Sweet Potato Protein
This may be the BEST pre-workout smoothie we’ve ever come up with. In addition to being an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber, sweet potatoes are made up of complex carbs, which provide the perfect source of energy. Pea protein is gaining prominence among athletes for its digestibility and for being a good source of arginine, a muscle-building amino acid. Add in some almond milk for calcium and some pecans for a hit of good fat, and you’ve got an all natural energy drink designed to give you an A+ workout. Pro Tip: If your blender has trouble with sweet potatoes, lightly steam them to soften them up before blending.
Gooseberries are a fairly common fruit that are high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Pineapple is also bursting with vitamin C, even more than oranges or lemons. Native to the Amazon rainforests, camu camu isn’t as well known, but it has even more vitamin C than either gooseberries or pineapple. In fact, camu camu has more vitamin C per serving than almost any other food. It’s also been used as natural method to fight depression. Not to be outdone, hemp seed is a fantastic source of protein, clean fat and Omega-3s. If you want to give your immune and nervous system a boost, and feel as bright as an early fall sunrise, this is your smoothie.
Green Pepper Twist
Camu Camu is another Peruvian superfood that people are just beginning to notice. Packed with more vitamin C than any other recorded food source on the planet, Camu Camu also has beta-carotene, potassium, calcium and iron, and may even help elevate mood. Though most people wouldn’t classify it a superfood, good old dill is full of calcium and iron, and has even been shown to help with digestion. We use flaxseed in our smoothies often, not just because they’re another great alternative source of Omega-3s, but because they add the kind of fiber that keeps you feeling satisfied and full for hours.
Gotham Greens (in Yellow)
A little bit sweeter than their red cousins, yellow beets contain folates, B-complex vitamins, magnesium and iron. Squash is full of Omega-3 fatty acids and carotenoids, both of which help reduce inflammation. To even out the sweetness of this smoothie, we added some earthy basil from Gotham Greens, an organic rooftop farm company based in Brooklyn. Gotham Greens operates ecologically sustainable rooftop greenhouses that grow produce all year long, and is dedicated to pesticide-free vegetables. Not only can you feel good about eating their basil because it’s fresh and local, basil is also full of calcium and vitamin K, with higher than average amounts of antioxidants.
Strawberry Beet Refresh
Beets are known to lower blood pressure and help with blood flow throughout the body. Additionally, they’re full of fiber and vitamin C. Strawberries, oranges and lemons are also brimming with that immune-boosting vitamin, making this the perfect pick-me-up before, or after, a long day. Plus, you’ve got the superfoods chia and ginger to lower inflammation and increase healthy Omega-3s, which should leave both your mind and body refreshed and ready to go.
Spicy Raspberry Ratatouille
Cayenne has been to known to help with weight loss by burning extra calories and helping to suppress appetite, so if you’re feeling a little sluggish, this is the drink for you. Flaxseed will also keep you fuller longer, while raspberries and red pepper combine to create a tart and fresh sip every time. If you don’t love a hint of spice, don’t worry, this smoothie is amazing without the cayenne as well.
Mint Chocolate Chip “Nice” Cream
This drink does it all! First it cools you with the mint, then it adds pep to your step with chlorella and cacao. Your immune system will also get a kick of vitamin C from both the spinach and the orange. To get an ice cream consistency, peel and freeze the banana prior to blending. Want a little extra crunch? Add the cacao nibs after everything is blended and blend for about 10-30 seconds.
Coconut Nectarine Refresh
This one will do what its name says--refresh! The surprising flavor combination of nectarine and coconut is brought out by the bright orange turmeric. The anti-inflammatory root is held in high regard in many cultures as a cure-all. Sneak some protein and energy in with quinoa flakes, which are easier to digest than the whole form. Pear and orange provide even more sweet, hydrating refreshment!
Pineapple Blueberry Squash
Squash is tropical? Sure! When you mix it with tangy pineapple and juicy orange, the delicious vegetable takes on a delightful summer flavor. Yellow squash is rich in iron and folates, and contains lutein and beta carotene. Colored purple by blueberries and acai berry, this drink is full of antioxidants and fiber. Acai berries grow on a palm tree in South America— what could be more of a vacation vibe?
Ginger Plum Flower
Brighten up your skin with the spicy kick of ginger. Beets will put a flush in your cheeks, and both roots will aid in digestion. Nasturtium flowers have a high concentration of vitamin C, which you probably know by now is great for skin! The blossoms are something pretty to blend into your drink with a peppery flavor similar to watercress or arugula. Lemon, orange and plum pack in even more vitamin C. Chia seeds are filling and add skin-smoothing vitamin E.
Most people know that vitamin C helps ward off cold and flu viruses. Did you know that it also plays an important role in healing wounds and producing collagen? Collagen helps maintain skin’s elasticity. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C! Throw in an orange and some pineapple and you’ve got a refreshing concoction. Camu camu adds even more vitamin C for skin rejuvenation...noticing a pattern yet? Drink up!
Summer Strawberry Sunset
Did you know that strawberries have more vitamin C per serving than oranges or grapefruit? Clinical research shows that people who eat foods rich in vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and fine lines than people who don’t! This smoothie does double vitamin C duty with sweet strawberries and luscious blood orange. Further fight free radicals with antioxidant-rich, inflammation-fighting flaxseeds. The good fats in coconut and almond milk help smooth and tone the skin even more!
Creamy Apricot Carrot
This vibrant orange-hued smoothie is packed full of dietary fiber. Apricots are a major source, and also deliver significant amounts of potassium. Potassium is an essential mineral that aids in muscle function, keeping a proper fluid balance, and normalizing blood pressure. Cashews are among the most nutritious nuts, providing many minerals and most B vitamins. Tart goji berries from Asia are tiny but dense with antioxidants and flavor!
Rhubarb: it’s not just for pies! Though the cinnamon, apple, and hemp protein make this smoothie rich and filling. The plant contains stilbenoid compounds which may help lower blood glucose levels. Swiss chard could pass for rhubarb’s twin—and both contain high amounts of B vitamins, choline, and vitamins C, E, and K. Orange and apple partner up to help boost your immune system, and add plenty of fiber. Yum!
This purple powerhouse is chock-full of antioxidant goodness. We’ve packed a wide variety of produce into this cocktail. Blueberries and acai berries contain anthocyanins and quercetin, which help reduce inflammation and may help sharpen mental faculties. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which may help reduce the risk of cancer. Pineapples and oranges add a tart hit of fiber and vitamin C!
Papaya Carrot Lime
Tropical fruit papaya may aid with everything from macular degeneration to bone health. Plus, it tastes delicious! The subtly sweet flavor and smooth texture complement the other orange-colored elements in this fiberful smoothie. Papaya and carrots both contain beta-carotene, which provides vitamin A and may reduce asthma, cancer, and heart disease risks. Lime adds a citrusy zing, and lucuma and cashews provide some nutty flavor!
Sweet Strawberry Yam Mixer
The root vegetable is naturally sweet and full of fiber, iron, potassium, and vitamins B6, C, and D. Yams are a clean source of energy to fuel your workout! The seeds of this smoothie--sunflower and flax--are full of healthy oils and minerals. Strawberry and orange really sweeten the mix. Drink and be well!
Creamy Pineapple Coconut
Do you like pina coladas? So do we! This tropical blend will transport you to a sandy beach and crystal blue waters. Well, not really, but we can indulge in the fantasy. Coconut is chock-full of good fats, and healthy oils. The bromelain in pineapple is excellent in helping ease digestion and heartburn. This smoothie may taste like a cocktail, but it’s full of dietary fiber and nutrients to keep everything moving.
Spicy Ginger Snap
Snap into action with this spicy pick-me-up! Chia seeds pack so many nutrients into such a tiny form. They can slow down the speed with which our bodies convert carbohydrates into simple sugars, and may help reduce blood pressure. Chia seeds are loaded with Omega-3s, containing even more of the healthy fatty acids than salmon! Pears provide vitamin B2, C, E, copper, and potassium. Naturally sweet raisins are free from fat, sodium, and cholesterol.
Chlorella is the star of this refreshing green drink. A single-celled freshwater algae native to Asia, this super supplement is rich with phytonutrients like amino acids, chlorophyll, potassium, phosphorous, and biotin. It helps boost the immune system and digestion. This recipe is a skin-saver, too-- vitamin C from the orange, and good fat and anti-inflammatory properties of almonds benefit the body’s biggest organ. Apple, greens, and orange deliver fiber and fresh, invigorating flavors!
Yellow Turmeric Ginger
This brilliantly bright yellow-orange blend is packed with nutrients. Yellow squash is a great source of iron and folate. It also provides manganese, which helps maintain healthy bone structure and calcium absorption. Kumquats are an amazing flavor bomb. We like to call them nature’s Sour Patch Kids. Thier skin is so thin, it doesn’t need to be peeled, just toss them right in the blender. Turmeric is a powerful superfood that contains several compounds with medicinal properties. Often used in curry flavoring, turmeric is good for brain function, and can help decrease inflammation.
Cucumber Ginger Detox
Drink green and clean with this delectable detox. Rosehips won’t go to your hips! The fruit of the rose flower contain 50% more vitamin C than oranges. Speaking of oranges, the sweet citrus is included in this recipe. Hydrating cucumber and spicy ginger are both great for the digestive system and fight inflammation. Superfood spinach is always a perfect smoothie addition!
Matcha Ginger Green Tea
Matcha is a traditional Japanese green tea. Finely powdered whole tea leaves provide a higher concentration of nutrients than tea that is simply brewed with leaves. Matcha is good for the heart and healthy digestion. Paired with ginger and a small amount of caffeine, this is an ideal pick-me-up for any time you might be slumping. Apple and spinach provide fiber and chia seeds kick in the protein.
In many countries and cultures, spicy mango is a staple. Sweet potatoes seamlessly blend with mangos for a tropical drink that’s super filling. Hemp seed has many benefits for digestion, hair and skin, hormones, and metabolism. The seeds provide heart-healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, and many other vitamins and minerals. Usher in the warmer weather with this tasty recipe!
Sea Buckthorn Berry Carrot Creamsicle With Sibu Omega Seven Pure
This smoothie will have you glowing from the inside out. Sea buckthorn, a resilient little fruit from the Himalayas, is also known as the “beauty berry,” and for good reasons. It’s packed with Omega 7 fatty acids which play a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin, hair and nails. Additionally, sea buckthorn aids in cardiovascular and digestive health as well as weight management. Sibu reinvents this traditional Tibetan fruit with Omega 7 Pure. This extra tart puree adds the perfect tang to our creamsicle.
Beet Red Hibiscus Detox
This sweet and tangy smoothie combines tart hibiscus flowers with the earthy flavor of nutrient-packed beets. The beets are grown locally at Hepworth farms, located in upstate New York. Chilean maqui berry is a superfood rich in antioxidants and flavor. Orange adds a sweet hint of vitamin C and fiber to this vibrant red treat; almonds add protein!
Pot of Golden Beets
This simple smoothie is overflowing with so many health benefits, it just might be better than a pot of gold! Golden beets are very mild and sweet compared to their red counterpart. Cara cara oranges are sweet and tangy, providing the perfect contrast to the earthy taste of beets. These oranges also load this smoothie with vitamin C and folic acid, keeping your immunity strong and heart protected. Cara cara oranges are a cross between the Washington navel and the Brazilian Bahia navel and are known for their pinkish red color.
Awaken your inner warrior with this energizing and exotic smoothie. Oranges add a burst of flavor and are packed with vitamin C, potassium and folate. Cashews not only make this smoothie rich and creamy, they also fill it with copper, a mineral essential to energy production. Baobab powder brings it all together. This exotic superfood is rich in vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and antioxidants. Best of all, despite its sweet taste, it is low in sugar, providing you with energy that lasts, instead of a sugar rush.
Green Coconut Energizer
This green smoothie will keep you going and going and going. All thanks to chia seeds. Aztec warriors credited this superfood with giving them high energy and endurance, believing that a serving could sustain them for 24 hours. Coconut flakes provide an abundance of iron, protein, zinc, and healthy fatty acids to keep hunger and fatigue at bay. And with oranges and pineapple bringing the zesty flavor and vitamin C, you'll be alert and healthy for the long haul.
Mint Chamomile Elixir
Mint and chamomile are the key ingredients in this stress-reducing remedy. The scent of fresh mint alone is believed to reduce stress. For centuries chamomile has been prized for it’s therapeutic benefits as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and of course a natural relaxant. We've harnessed the calming effects of a cup of tea in one powerful smoothie.
Best Visual Effects
For excellent vision, drink this smoothie. Beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A) is found in carrots, oranges, and turmeric. It gives these foods their orange hue and helps your retina and eyes function properly. In addition to vitamin A, this smoothie is filled with vitamin C, which is known to protect eyes against macular degeneration and cataracts. Sip on this smoothie and see the picture with complete clarity.
My Heart Skips a Beet
We are in love with this smoothie and it's not just because it is the perfect mix of sweet and tangy. It's also packed with antioxidants. Just about every ingredient works to protect your body's cells from damage and builds a healthy immune system. In addition to boosting immunity, this smoothie also provides benefits for your brain. Blackberries have been shown to sharpen memory and prevent memory loss.
This is a green smoothie you can root for! It tastes like a delicious oatmeal raisin cookie, and it works wonders for your digestion. Raisins don't just add a special dash of happiness to oatmeal cookies; they do so for this smoothie as well. These little treats are loaded with insoluble fiber, which helps keep your digestion regular. Oranges round out this smoothie with some tartness, and tons of vitamin C.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
There is nothing upside down about this smoothie! It's got all the right fruits, superfoods and flavors to energize and detoxify. Pineapple, the key ingredient, contains the powerful digestive enzyme, Bromelain. Bromelain aids in digesting protein, breaking down fats and reducing inflammation.
Go Go Goji Berries
Rise, shine and get going with this citrus and antioxidant filled treat! The carrots, oranges, sunflower seeds, and goji berries aren't just loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber to keep you ready to take on the day, but they are also packed with antioxidants. And thanks to those super foods, the only thing stronger than the orange color of this smoothie will be your immunity. Drink this to start your day off right, bright eyed and bushy tailed.
Mini Bell Pepper with Dill
These mini bell peppers are literally the cutest things ever. They’re from New York’s own Norwich Meadows Farm and they have totally amped up our creativity in the kitchen. Our tastebuds are super happy with the results. Full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, our bodies couldn’t be happier either. They might be small but just 3 of these little ones contain almost 300% of your daily value of Vitamin C. Flu season? What flu season.
Root Vegetable Recovery Blend
Post-workout, your body is primed to use protein in order to build muscle and carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores. This grounding smoothie features carrots and beets, two nutrient-dense sources of non-starchy carbs. The nitrates in beets have also been shown to boost stamina. Plant-based protein from hemp will enhance lean muscle to boost metabolism, and anti-inflammatory turmeric is excellent for combating exercise-induced inflammation.
Spicy Black Plum
The Spicy Black Plum smoothie is just what you need on a crisp fall afternoon. Adding fresh ginger with a handful of arugula, an especially peppery green, will give this drink quite a kick. Arugula is rich in chlorophyll, which helps to cleanse blood, detoxify cells, and boost oxygen. No back-to-school sniffles here.
Sweet Potato Pie
The perfect smoothie for a long, busy day or a hard workout, both sweet potatoes and rolled oats provide sustained energy. Both ingredients are also fantastic for your skin (oats are soothing and easy to digest, and sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene). Add in some natural sweetness from dates and a banana, and a little bit of anti-inflammatory goodness from cinnamon, and you have a sweet treat that won’t let your blood sugar crash.
Orange you glad this smoothie is coming your way? This bright orange smoothie will wake you and make you feel amazing! Turmeric is one of those awesome superfoods that doesn’t get a lot of attention. It contains curcumin, which is thought to be the primary pharmaceutical agent in the spice. It promotes anti-inflammation and may give relief to rheumatoid arthritis. The lemon and turmeric definitely add a nice zing while the sunflower seeds adds a touch of creaminess.
Brighten up your morning with this orangey blend. It is a slightly sweet and creamy drink that’s refreshing and filling. Sweet potatoes contain both iron and magnesium. Iron not only helps with your energy levels, it also aids in the production of red and white blood cells. And magnesium is an important anti-stress mineral. You’ll be zenfully ready to start your day.
Sweet Bok Choy
We love bok choy because it is sweet with hints of spice. It’s part of the cabbage family and is sometimes referred to as pak choi, white-celery mustard or Chinese white cabbage. Whatever you decide to call it, bok choy does the body good. It has tons of antioxidants, fiber and vitamins, which help reduce LDL cholesterol and protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers.
Carrot in the Rye
Even Holden himself couldn’t find this smoothie the least bit phoney. It is savory and spicy, refreshing and nourishing. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger help in the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients to the body. It also helps soothe throat and nose congestion, just in time to fight spring time pollen.
Chocolate Covered Banana
Chocolate, for breakfast?! Well, kind of. Cacao beans, grown in the tropics, are the base of chocolate as we know it before all the sugar, dairy and fat is added. Raw cacao nibs are a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Chocolate no longer needs to be your guilty pleasure. Drink up!