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65 Smoothie Recipes With Spinach

Before everyone was talking about “superfoods,” and before we all began our love affair with kale, there was the original dark leafy green — spinach.

Low in calories and carbs, spinach is nutrient-dense, overflowing with vitamins A, C and K, protein, magnesium, and a whole lot of fiber. Cultivated in the 12th century around Europe, spinach is actually related to chard, beets and quinoa. It has a high amount of iron, which means it’s a great addition to smoothies or salads for women in particular, or for those who don’t eat a lot of animal products.

Like other dark leafy greens, spinach is full of chlorophyll, which may be helpful in everything from weight loss, to protection against cancer, to light detoxification of the body.

What makes spinach such a great addition to smoothies is that this super healthy green is actually quite mild, so when it’s blended with sweeter fruits like strawberriesbananas, or citrus, its taste virtually disappears.

Smoothie Recipes With Spinach

Even though we love kale (and all leafy greens for that matter), spinach will always have a special place in our hearts. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spinach smoothies for your viewing (and drinking) pleasure!

Watermelon Strawberry Lime Cooler

This fresh, light, and hydrating drink embodies the taste of summer. Few foods symbolize summer more than sweet strawberries and hydrating watermelon. Add some tart lime to bring out the flavors and add a bit of tropical zest. (And ward off scurvy, in case you’re concerned about that.) Coconut water adds electrolyte-rich hydration, and baobab powder provides calcium, B vitamins, and more vitamin C than a serving of oranges! Combine the fat-burning potential of high doses of vitamin C (from the strawberries, lime and baobab), with the high fiber and omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed, and you’ve got a light smoothie that can make a big dent in your daily weight loss journey.

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Almond Butter and Jelly

Oh yes, this is an old childhood favorite. Step away from the Wonder Bread and cozy up with your blender. Adding a dash of acai powder elevates the PB&J smoothie to superfood status. Acai is a powerful anti-oxidant. Additionally, it is high in oleic acid and linoleic acid with may help to reduce LDL-cholesterol level and raise good HDL-cholesterol levels.

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Pecan Oatmeal Cookie

Naturally gluten free and low calorie, tofu is a fantastic source of protein, calcium and iron. (Since tofu is made from soybeans, a highly popular crop, it’s important to make sure to buy organic and non-GMO soy products.) Besides their delightfully sweet flavor, pecans have been shown to lower bad cholesterol, and are the most antioxidant-rich tree nut out there. Oats are another cholesterol-lowering food, and are packed with fiber, as are bananas and raisins. Round everything out with anti-inflammatory power of cinnamon and the zinc and vitamin K in spinach, and you’ve got a complete meal in a glass -- that tastes like a cookie!

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Morir Sonando

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.

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Coconut Cantaloupe

This green drink has just enough subtle sweetness. Coconut water and coconut flakes provide a double-dose of the fruit’s nutrients, including potassium. Coconut is heart-healthy, and the water is extremely hydrating. Spinach still reigns supreme among the greens, containing vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6 as well as folate, magnesium, zinc…the list goes on. Sweet, refreshing cantaloupe and tart camu camu make this a truly special smoothie.

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Creamy Matcha Cardamom Iced Latte

Calling all caffeine lovers! If you’re looking for the perfect buzz without the crash that comes later, this combination of matcha and green coffee has your name on it. In addition to giving you non-jittery energy, Matcha has the amino acid L-theanine, which helps to improve clarity and concentration. Green coffee powder, which is made from coffee beans that have not yet been roasted, is high in antioxidants, and both the green coffee and matcha have been involved in weight loss studies. Add some creamy avocado and squash, and the comfy spice of cardamom, and you may have found the perfect replacement for that morning latte.

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Lemon Almond Zest

If you’re looking for a nutrient-rich vegetable, look no further than brussel sprouts. They have almost your entire daily recommended servings of vitamins A and C, as well as folate, potassium and manganese. They’re also fat free and low calorie. Almonds are a satisfying source of protein and contain unsaturated fatty acids, the healthy fats our bodies need. Grapes are one of the sweetest ways to get more resveratrol into your diet, which is plant compound that has been shown to aid in weight loss and heart health. After a few swigs of this smoothie, you might actually feel the stress slide right off.

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Funky Monkey

No need to pinch yourself, this is not a dream. While this smoothie tastes like it could be dessert, it is filled with vitamins and nutrients. From the protein-packed almond butter to the antioxidants in the cacao nibs, drinking this will make you feel like a million bucks. You deserve it.

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Caramel Apple

Melt into a world of caramel delight while enjoying lucuma, a South American superfruit rich in antioxidants, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Lucuma is an amazing source of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. This superfood acts as an anti-inflammatory and has anti-aging qualities. It has even been known to repair and revitalize human skin. Go back to this childhood classic and your skin just might follow suit.

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Orange Ginger

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.

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Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

Okay, based on this green smoothie's name we probably don't have to do too much convincing. It's creamy, sweet and delicious. What more can we say?

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Green Snickerdoodle

For a green smoothie that is as sweet as it is powerful, look no further! Spinach is one of the best cold fighting foods around. It’s rich in vitamin C, protein and packed with numerous antioxidants and beta-carotene. Both have been known to increase the infection-fighting cells of the immune system. Cinnamon boosts the immune system even more--it's an an antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial machine. Thanks to this powerful smoothie, it can be cookie time, all the time!

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Two Peas in a Pod

Keep your heart healthy and strong this Valentine's Day. The Omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds make this smoothie the ultimate heart protector. Plus, their vitamin E content will have your skin glowing! Apple and lemon pack in a flavor punch and a boost of Vitamin C to keep your immune system strong. You'll be feeling your absolute best and brightest.

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Green Irish Cream

Move over Bailey's, this Irish Cream is loaded with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and tons of superfoods. Lucuma powder hails from Peru and brings a subtly sweet caramel finish without causing a sugar crash. Cashews and hemp seeds provide plenty of omega-3 fatty acids while also adding potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, and almost every essential amino acid.

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The Grand Hemp Seed Hotel

This green smoothie is eminently Oscar-worthy in our book. Just like Wes Anderson's film, it's uniquely elegant and surprisingly refreshing. Spinach contains chlorophyll, which helps your liver break down and eliminate toxins. Pears add a healthy dose of pectin, a water soluble fiber, to keep your digestion in check and your tummy happy. A dash of hempseed adds healthy omega-3 fatty acids to protect your heart and immunity, balance your hormones, and boost your mood. You'll be all-smiles and ready to hit the red carpet.

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Apple Reset

This light, refreshing mixture is reminiscent of the (overpriced) detox juice you might find at the juice bar...but with all the fiber (and nutrients bound to the fiber) intact! If you’re looking to cleanse your system, detox starts in the guts. Apple, celery, and spinach are all anti-inflammatory and help the digestive tract. Lime and ginger flavors complement this clean cocktail. Drink the benefits of these fruits and vegetables in their entirety, and feel great.

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Thin Mint

You don’t have to wait until Girl Scout Cookie season (approximately 108 days away, but who’s counting, right?!) to get your Thin Mint fix. This sweet, chocolatey, minty smoothie gives you that cookie satisfaction without all the sugary additives. Refreshing and sweet, we don’t think there is a better combination than chocolate and mint.

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Pumpkin Seed Cantaloupe

This smoothie is the perfect immune-boosting drink. Did you know that pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of zinc? This helps the body fight off bacteria and viruses. Cantaloupe provides tons of vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta-carotene. Vitamin A and vitamin C are both antioxidants that help fight off free radicals. Drink this smoothie right through flu season.

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Chocolate Cherry Sundae

Cherries reduce inflammation, have been shown to support brain function, and may even reduce soreness after a long workout at the gym. Add some cacao powder, which fights cardiovascular disease; walnuts, which are full of healthy fats; banana, which delivers the potassium your body craves; collard greens, which replace much needed iron, calcium, magnesium, and a little bit of protein, and you’ve got an amazing (and amazingly tasty) pre or post workout snack.

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Ginger Mango Glow

Rich in vitamin A and fiber, kumquats also come packed with beta-carotene and antioxidants, meaning they’re great for your skin as well as vision. Because the kumquat peel is just as sweet as the pulp, these little guys can be thrown in the blender whole. Native to North India, moringa powder is high in antioxidants, and may also help lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Ginger is a potent anti-inflammatory, and mango, spinach and sugar snap peas are full of vitamin C. If you’re looking for a smoothie to make you and your skin feel bright and energetic, this is definitely it.

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Carrot Apple Ginger

What’s up, doc? The spinach and carrots are all about the vitamin A. This helps your skin glow, literally from the inside out. Vitamin A prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, blemishes, and uneven skin tone. #nofilter will be needed after this smoothie.

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Spiced Apple Cider

Fall is in the air, and what better way to kick it off than with a seasonal smoothie? As the temperature drops, adding in warm foods and beverages can help your digestion adjust accordingly; cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger are three superfoods that do the trick. Apple cider vinegar is a great boost to both digestion + metabolism. Enjoy this slightly sweet treat as an afternoon snack in lieu of relying on carbs or caffeine to power you through.

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Protein Power

For a smoothie that will have you feeling strong and powerful, this one cannot be beat. Hemp protein increases energy by providing 4 grams of complete protein as well as iron, magnesium and essential fatty acids in just one tablespoon. Oats and banana offer a quick source of energy thanks to their healthy carbohydrate content. Spinach is loaded with iron, which supplies oxygen to the brain. This smoothie will keep your brain alert and your body strong.

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Banana Pancakes

Spinach in pancakes? Trust us. The most classic of the super greens blends perfectly into this breakfast (or anytime!) treat. Spinach has so many vitamins and minerals, that it’s an easy way to supplement your diet. Walnuts provide omega-3 and vitamin E, both critical to healing the skin. Lucuma powder has anti-inflammatory powers and a caramel flavor that complements the oats. Strawberries finish it off with a summery sweetness.

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Cherry Limeade

With cherries in season and the heat at full throttle, there isn't a better a time to try this refreshing cherry limeade. Packed with disease fighting cherries, creamy bananas and anti-inflammatory spinach this smoothie is sure energize your whole day. Smoothie contributed by Anna Gannon.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate and peanut butter on a detox? You bet! This smoothie may be decadent, but it's packed with nutrients known to flush those toxins out of your system.

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Almond Chocolate Chip

It’s always surprising how spinach can sneak into a sweet recipe so subtly. Even with all the new greens on the scene, spinach is still the powerhouse it was in Popeye’s heyday. Pears bring the sweetness and flavonols. Almond butter, cacao nibs, and caramelly lucuma powder make this smoothie rich and sweet as a cookie -- a protein and nutrient-packed cookie, that is! Drink your dessert for breakfast, or anytime.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Fairy Tale Eggplant

Besides having a mild taste and very few calories per serving, eggplants are full of potassium, magnesium and fiber. They’re also a highly-ranked free radical scavenger. Grapes are full of antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been shown to fight back against certain types of cancers, and like eggplant, are also full of potassium, making this smoothie a perfect way to get your daily amount of this essential nutrient (most people don’t actually get enough). You’re also getting a healthy dose of chlorophyll, which is another cancer fighter, from spinach, and flaxseed has been shown to have positive effects on skin cancer. Want to take care of yourself from the inside out? This powerful smoothie is a great start.

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Fall Apple Refresh

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds that is often used in Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cooking. It has a high percentage of both protein and calcium per serving, making this a great ingredient in a pre- or post-workout smoothie. Spinach is also a source of natural protein, as well as a great source of Omega-3s (which helps your muscles and joints stay lubricated). Add in a hydrating apple and cucumber, and this fall-flavored drink will make you feel ready, willing and able to get out and get going!

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Chai Latte

If you’re a fan of chai lattes, you’re going to love this! Instead of the typical spiced tea and milk drink, you’ll be getting potassium from a banana, beta-carotene, fiber and iron from spinach, and a healthy dose of natural sweetness from dates. While a lot of the weight loss hype around green coffee has been debunked (news flash: there is no miracle diet cure out there), chlorogenic acid, an active ingredient in green coffee, has been scientifically proven to have a positive impact against certain type of cancers.

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

This smoothie may taste like candy, but it’s actually a perfectly balanced pre or post-workout drink. Bananas provide the potassium and good carbohydrates to give you a burst of energy before hitting the gym, or to help rehydrate and keep muscle cramps at bay afterward. Peanut butter is a great source of fat and protein, two things your body craves after working hard, and cacao has magnesium, which helps with muscle fatigue and healing. Spinach rounds everything out with a dose of vitamin K, essential to bone health, and more hydrating potassium.

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Snickers

Who doesn’t love a Snickers? The great thing about this smoothie is that even though it bears an amazing taste resemblance to the candy bar, it’s full of the kind of stuff your body actually loves, like protein (from the vegan pea protein powder), healthy fat (from the coconut milk and raw peanuts) and nutrients (vitamin K and vitamin A from the spinach, and potassium from the bananas). Even though carob is frequently used a cocoa substitute, it actually comes from a completely different plant. In addition to being a natural antioxidant, carob also has polyphenols, which have been linked to lowered blood cholesterol levels.

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Piña Colada with Amla

Also known as indian gooseberry, amla berries are native to China and India. Traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine, amla powder contains very high levels of vitamin C, as well as Gallic acid, a compound that has been shown to repair the lustre of dry or damaged hair. The berry has also been linked to lowered cholesterol. Pineapple is another fruit full of vitamin C, with one cup coming in at 131 percent of your daily recommended amount! Spinach has vitamin C too, along with a nice dose of vitamin A as well. If the Daylight Savings Time switch has you feeling a little sluggish, grab this smoothie and reenergize!

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Creamy Chamomile Chai

Loaded with antioxidants, chamomile tea is an alternative medicine staple, and is often used to treat everything from stomach cramps, to irritated skin, to an anxious nervous system. Many people drink chamomile tea before bed as a non-medical sleep aid. Almonds are full of B2 and E, vitamins that give your immune system a boost during times of stress, so almond milk is a great drink to soothe your mind and body. Combine these two calming wonders with comforting chai spice (which does not include caffeine), creamy banana and squash, and super healthy spinach, and you’ve got the smoothie equivalent of a warm pair of slippers.

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Orange Ginger

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.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Cacao, which is chocolate in its rawest form, is full of antioxidants, magnesium and chromium. Regular consumption of cacao may lower blood sugar and bad cholesterol, boost mood, and even make your brain healthier. You can’t have banana bread without bananas, natural beta blockers that help ease anxiety. Finish up this feel-good, taste-good drink with healthy fat and protein from walnuts, cholesterol lowering oats, nutritious baby spinach (vitamins A, C and K) and anti-inflammatory spices cinnamon and nutmeg, and you’ll be feeling like a million bucks before most people have their first cup of coffee.

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Dill Detox

Dill’s natural oils make it a “chemoprotective,” which means that it can help neutralize certain carcinogens like cigarette smoke. In addition to being full of antioxidants, regular consumption of pomegranates and pomegranate powder has been shown to lower the rate of heart disease and blood pressure. This low-calorie, hydrating detox drink won’t just make your immune system happy; your skin look fabulous too, thanks to the vitamin C from the lime, pear and spinach, and the water-infused cucumbers. If you prefer your smoothies on the “greener” side, this one is sure to satisfy.

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Basil Cantaloupe Refresh

Camu camu, a fruit native to Peru and Brazil, has the most vitamin C per serving than almost any other recorded food, making it a huge immune booster as well as helpful in the fight against wrinkles. Basil is another natural aid against aging, and both cantaloupe and pear provide a good serving of fiber, beta carotene, potassium and vitamin A. Throw in some nutrient-dense spinach and some pea protein, and you have a completely vegan meal replacement.

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Mangosteen Morning

Mangosteen is a tropical fruit known for being high in fiber and low in calories, as well as having a good serving of vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. There have also been a few studies highlighting this delicate fruit’s ability to help fight against cancer, as well as its immune-boosting effects. Kiwis have about five times the amount of vitamin C found in an orange, and spinach is full of vitamin C and vitamin A. Get your immune system revved up while toasting to warm weather with this tropical, fruity smoothie!

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Blueberry Apple

High in fiber but low in sugar, blueberries contain vitamins C and K. Continuously ranked as a highly nutritious food, regular consumption of blueberries has also recently been shown to help fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Another super nutritious food, hemp seeds are considered a “perfect protein” because they contain 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies don’t produce on their own. Double the protein with some heart-healthy cashews, and add some spinach for vitamins K and A, and you’ve got a balanced, hydrating snack for any time of day.

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Coconut Apple Mint

Lighten things up a bit with this sweet, slightly tropical drink. Low in calories but high in potassium and extremely hydrating, coconut water is the perfect drink for a hot summer afternoon. Add in some cooling cucumber (which is also very hydrating) and mint, silky spinach (vitamins K, A and iron), healthy fat and protein from cashews, and a fiber-filled apple, and you’ve got a meal replacement that will cool you down from the inside out, and help keep your healthy diet in check.

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Lychee Cantaloupe

Lychee, a sweet, delicate fruit native to China, has a remarkable amount of vitamin C, as well as fiber and quercetin, an antioxidant with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is another anti-inflammatory powerhouse, which means this smoothie top notch for helping to clear skin of impurities from the inside out. In addition to having a hefty serving of vitamin K, spinach has both zinc and magnesium, two minerals that are beneficial to your skin. Lucuma, which is native to Peru, has been studied for its ability to help wounds and irritations heal quicker. Looking for a spa treatment in a glass? We’ve got you covered!

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Spinach and Peach Energy Shot

Mesquite is not just for barbeque sauce. It actually has a soft, caramel flavor, making it a perfect addition to smoothies, and is a great source of fiber and protein. Grapes and peaches are hydrating, soothing fruits, and when paired with energizing spinach and oats, create a smoothie that goes down easy, and keeps you going all day!

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Spinach Pineapple Bananza

Spirulina is an algae that grows in salty, subtropical waters. It has a very high concentration of protein, calcium, magnesium and iron per serving, is loaded with antioxidants, and has even been shown to help with muscle fatigue (because of its specific antioxidant compounds). Hemp seeds are a clean source of both protein and fat, bananas are great sources of potassium, and pineapples have more vitamin C than most other fruits. After drinking this smoothie, every little part of you should feel just a little bit healthier!

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Cinnamon Swirl

A fantastic source of calcium, tahini (which is made from ground up sesame seeds) has 20 percent complete protein, making it a better source of protein than most nuts. It’s also very easy to digest and full of iron. Quinoa flakes are just the pressed version of regular quinoa, and contain all the benefits of the grain, including high protein and fiber, B vitamins and phosphorus. Not only do bananas and squash create a smooth base, they also provide beta-carotene, folate and fiber. Dates provide a natural sweetness and additional fiber, and cinnamon is a perfect anti-inflammatory agent. Snack on this smoothie to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your stomach full for hours.

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Tangerine Dream

Bursting with antioxidants and more vitamin C per serving than any other food, camu camu is the perfect immune-boosting superfood. With their high fiber and antioxidant count (not to mention their studied connection to improved moods), goji berries aren’t too shabby either. When you combine these two superfoods with potassium and magnesium from banana, vitamin C from a tangerine, and iron and vitamin K from spinach, you have the perfect treat for relaxing after a long day.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Cacao, which is chocolate in its rawest form, is full of antioxidants, magnesium and chromium. Regular consumption of cacao may lower blood sugar and bad cholesterol, boost mood, and even make your brain healthier. You can’t have banana bread without bananas, natural beta blockers that help ease anxiety. Finish up this feel-good, taste-good drink with healthy fat and protein from walnuts, cholesterol lowering oats, nutritious baby spinach (vitamins A, C and K) and anti-inflammatory spices cinnamon and nutmeg, and you’ll be feeling like a million bucks before most people have their first cup of coffee.

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Spiced Strawberry

Like ginger, cinnamon is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It may also lessen the risk of heart disease and help insulin do its job, which means less blood sugar spikes. With the lowest fat content of all nuts, cashews are a great way to feel satisfied -- and they make smoothies extra creamy! If you’ve ever wanted all the taste of a strawberry pie but none of the butter, sugar or refined flour, this is the smoothie for you! Pro tip: Organic strawberries don’t need to be topped. Toss the whole berry in, leafy green and all.

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Green Almond Zest

With a soft, fuzzy outer shell, green almonds are what the nut looks like before its shell hardens. Tart and alkalizing, green almonds have all the health benefits that regular almonds do (protein, fiber, vitamin E and calcium), and don’t need to be peeled. Just toss them in your blender! While the leaves of rhubarb contain high amounts of oxalic acid (which isn’t safe for consumption), the stalks are completely fine, and contain vitamins C and K, fiber, and beta-carotene. Rhubarb is also one of the lowest caloric vegetables you can buy, which means it’s excellent for weight loss. This low calorie smoothie will not only give your immune system a boost, it’ll keep you satisfied ‘till lunch.

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Green Garbanzo

Fresh garbanzo beans are the unprocessed version of the canned or dried garbanzos (otherwise known as chickpeas) you typically find in the store. High in protein, fiber, folic acid and iron, fresh garbanzos are a perfect way to turn a smoothie into a meal, since they’re nutrient dense and relatively low in calories. Starting your day with this hydrating, minty drink will help you feel refreshed, energetic and satisfied for hours.

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Basil Cantaloupe Refresh

Camu camu, a fruit native to Peru and Brazil, has the most vitamin C per serving than almost any other recorded food, making it a huge immune booster as well as helpful in the fight against wrinkles. Basil is another natural aid against aging, and both cantaloupe and pear provide a good serving of fiber, beta carotene, potassium and vitamin A. Throw in some nutrient-dense spinach and some pea protein, and you have a completely vegan meal replacement.

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Mangosteen Morning

Mangosteen is a tropical fruit known for being high in fiber and low in calories, as well as having a good serving of vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. There have also been a few studies highlighting this delicate fruit’s ability to help fight against cancer, as well as its immune-boosting effects. Kiwis have about five times the amount of vitamin C found in an orange, and spinach is full of vitamin C and vitamin A. Get your immune system revved up while toasting to warm weather with this tropical, fruity smoothie!

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Calming Apricot Chamomile

Apricot season is quite short — the end of May through mid-July — which means you should eat these high-fiber, beta-carotene infused fruits while you can! This smoothie, which is perfect for those quiet moments before or after a big day, also includes chamomile, a mild relaxant and sleep aid. Because of its serving of Omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed is another great way to relax your muscles.

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Mango Picante

This smoothie was inspired by the fruit sellers in Latin America. If you buy a freshly cut mango from a local woman on the corner, it’s not uncommon to get a dash of hot sauce and a squeeze of lime. The flavors combine to make a surprisingly delightful combination of citrus and heat. When you’re blending this one up, close your eyes and think of the ocean.

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Lavender Honey

What is more calming than the smell of lavender? Maybe the taste of lavender? This smoothie will set you up for success by creating a great respite from the stressful NYC day. All the ingredients in the Lavender Honey Smoothie are light and airy; from the refreshing honeydew to the sweet coconut water. Before putting the lavender in your blender, breathe in the wonderful fragrance. Sunny meadow, is that you?

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Spicy Chocolate Volcano

Welcome to the creamiest smoothie in the world. Bananas and avocados are uber creamy alone, but when they join forces, it makes for something extraordinary. The Spicy Chocolate Volcano Smoothie reminds us of those molten chocolate desserts we like to order on vacation. We swapped the sugar and butter out for fiber and potassium. This drink will health you keep your water balance, electrolytes and nervous system in check.

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Cantaloupe Chamomile Cleanse

Age-old remedy chamomile is soothing to the skin. The daisy-like plant reduces inflammation and can help you relax; stress is one of the biggest culprits of troubled skin! Chamomile is antibacterial, can help with allergies, and even rashes. Greens help cleanse the system with fiber and vitamin K. Hydrating cantaloupe and pear combine for a sweet, refreshing flavor. Cashews contain niacin, which can help with various skin conditions, including dermatitis.

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Spiced Cinnamon Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been hailed as one of most helpful alternative medicines out there, doing everything from controlling blood sugar spikes, to aiding digestion and weight loss, to even helping cure UTIs and sinus issues. Cinnamon is a tasty anti-inflammatory, and zucchini adds a touch of summer flavor to this decidedly fall-ish smoothie. Did you know that zucchini is actually classified as a fruit? Or that it’s obscenely low in calories for its volume? It also has a very mild taste, often taking on the flavor of whatever its mixed with. Drink in the last days of summer and the first days of fall, all in one healthy green glass!

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Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie with Cacao

Cacao is chocolate in its purest form, which allows you to have all the benefits and flavor of chocolate without the fat and sugar. Cacao also has extremely high amounts of antioxidants and magnesium per serving, as well as a good amount of fiber. Most people know that coconut water is extra hydrating and full of healthy electrolytes, but a small amount of coconut flakes provide another workout boost: energy in the form of good fat. This smoothie is perfect for an all natural pre-workout drink.

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