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53 Smoothie Recipes For Beautiful Skin

The old saying “beauty is only skin deep” couldn’t be farther from the truth! No matter what your age, if you’ve been wanting your skin to look its best, it’s time to analyze at what you’re putting in your body rather than what you’re putting on it. 

Creams and serums can help, but a diet rich in vitamins and minerals specifically designed to add strength and vitality to skin is the best way to have a smooth, glowing complexion. What kinds of vitamins and minerals should you be looking for?

Vitamin C is a “vital skin molecule for health.”  In addition to protecting against UV-related damage, vitamin C is essential for collagen production, and may even help to make wrinkles less apparent.

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Anti-inflammatory agents (such as ginger, turmeric, jalapeno, chamomile and cinnamon, to name a few) are also extremely important for a beautiful complexion, because inflammation is usually the cause of everything from redness to breakouts.

Antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatories, are also very important to the health of our gut, and when our gut is healthy, our skin looks as radiant as our body feels.

Because we think that healthy skin should be easy (and cheap) to attain, we’ve combed through our recipes to bring you smoothies that have all of the benefits listed above. Once you make a habit of eating these ingredients regularly, you’re guaranteed to see some amazing changes when you look in the mirror!

Smoothie Recipes For Beautiful Skin

Baby Face

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!

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Cinnamon Apple Crumble

Here’s an irresistible comfort food-inspired treat. Swiss chard has a subtle, earthy flavor, which complements the sweetness of apples. Cinnamon is excellent for helping to regulate blood sugar levels. Nutritious grain quinoa is packed with iron, B vitamins, calcium, and fiber. It’s a complete protein and contains all of the essential amino acids. Walnuts offer additional protein plus heart healthy benefits!

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Celery Apple Refresher

Superfood moringa oleifera is native to Asia and Africa. Moringa has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and can be taken to combat skin infections. It's also rich in iron and protein! All nuts have high vitamin E and oleic acid content, and hazelnuts are no exception. Both help keep skin supple and moist. Celery has a very high water content so it's a great way to hydrate. Apples contain copper, which helps skin produce melanin and protect against UV damage.

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Baobab Bliss

Because our bodies can’t produce vitamin C on their own, it’s usually the first vitamin that needs replenishing during busy days. Baobab is full of vitamin C (it contains incredibly high levels of it per serving), as is spinach. When you add the calming, satisfying rolled oats, as well as the grounding fiber of pear and apple, you’ve got a comforting meal-in-a-glass that will satisfy all of your cravings, while making you feel -- and look -- like a million bucks.

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Spring Rain Anti-Inflammatory

This green smoothie is as light and refreshing as a spring rainshower in a green field. Anti-inflammatory cucumber aids in digestion, hydrates, and helps detox winter-weary skin. Pear adds a touch of sweetness, while lime and fresh dill add an unexpected flavor pairing. Tiny, powerful chia seeds add fiber and protein for the energy needed to jump in puddles and start your spring cleaning!

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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!

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Apple Carrot Top Wake-Up

Use the whole carrot, bunny! Different parts of the vegetable have different nutrients. Did you know that carrot greens have six times the vitamin C content of the root? Combine super hydrating cucumber and apple with the green power of spirulina. The bright green supplement is rich in calcium and energy-enhancing chlorophyll. The dynamic duo of lime and cilantro blend to keep this smoothie from being too syrupy sweet.

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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.

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Spicy Mango

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!

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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.

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Cinnamon Chocolate Maca Madness

Foods like avocado and cacao have revitalizing properties that will smooth and strengthen the skin. Cacao contains more than 300 antioxidant varieties. The antioxidants in the South American beans can boost collagen levels and protect the skin against infection. Avocado has plenty of omega fatty acids help de-stress and plump the skin cells. Maca is excellent for skin; it can decrease sensitivity to extreme temperatures and help calm blemishes!

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Green Rambutan with Baobab

If you’ve never experienced rambutans before, you’re in for a treat. The delightfully strange-looking tropical tree fruit is related to, and has a similar taste to the lychee. Native to Southeast Asia, rambutan contains high levels of manganese and iron. This smoothie’s ingredients span several continents; mineral-rich baobab powder originates in Africa. Baobab contains more vitamin C than an equivalent serving of oranges. Enjoy this green adventure!

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Spicy Pineapple with Cayenne

Pineapples are loaded with antioxidants, which fight free radicals in the body and help prevent cell damage. The sweet tropical fruit also reduces inflammation, important in combating skin’s redness and puffiness. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, another antioxidant that helps jumpstart the metabolism to aid in detoxification. Chia seeds contain large amounts of skin-healthy Omega-3s and Vitamin E. Fiber from apple and swiss chard keep the detox going!

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Green Wheatgrass Detox

This light and refreshing smoothie is the ultimate way to get summer started! Locally sourced wheatgrass is chock-full of chlorophyll, the basis of all plant life. Chlorophyll helps rebuild tissues and organs-- brain, blood, and of course, skin! It’s antibacterial, and regular consumption may even cure acne and reduce scars. Double up on the chlorophyll with superfood algae chlorella, and detox with hydrating cucumber and honeydew. Lemon and ginger add an extra kick!

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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!

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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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Spicy Jalapeno Cilantro

This savory green drink will wake you up! Spicy food stimulates blood flow, and brings healthy color to the skin. Cruciferous collards pack tons of vitamins and minerals into a low-calorie, high fiber leaf. The vitamin K in the greens help strengthen bones and improve calcium absorption. Blend a sweet apple and hydrating persian cucumber into this invigorating mix!

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Apple Cucumber

Feeling a little dry? Is your daily skincare routine not doing quite the job you’d like it too when it comes to moisturizing during the hot weather? Cool down with refreshing cucumber and lime, both of which are extremely good for your skin. Cashews are high in the mineral copper, which helps rebuild collagen and elastin. What we put in our bodies is just as important as what we put on them when it comes to radiating health, so drink this smoothie and do your skin some good!

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Carrot Mango Kiwi

Baobab has been used for centuries in Africa, but America is just discovering the powder made from this sweetly sour fruit. Like camu camu, baobab powder is one of the best sources of vitamin C in the world. It also has a healthy dose of both calcium and iron. Mango is another vitamin C powerhouse, while carrots have the beta carotene both your skin and eyes love. Turmeric is a crazy good anti-inflammatory, and avocados are full of the healthy fat we all need to stay full and satisfied.

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Ginger Beet Detox with Wheatgrass

Why are beets so great? The actual red vegetable contains betalains, which are phytonutrients that provide strong support for both organ detoxification and anti-inflammatory responses. In some studies, betalains have even been shown to lessen the growth of tumor cells. Wheatgrass is another gentle detoxifier that is also one of the best forms of chlorophyll you can ingest. Chlorophyll acts as a natural antibacterial healer, and can help to purify your skin from the inside out.

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Lucuma Pecan Pie

With a caramel-like flavor, lucuma powder adds sweetness without calories, and is known for its anti-inflammatory and skin-healing abilities. Cinnamon and nutmeg also provide some anti-inflammatory benefits, and grapes are full of polyphenols, which have been shown to have cancer-fighting effects. Even though it’s not as familiar as kale, broccoleaf is a superfood in its own right, with almost 100 percent of our daily recommended amount of vitamin C per serving, and a good burst of vitamin D as well. Looking to add a little glow to your insides as well as your outside? This smoothie will definitely do the trick!

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Ginger Detox Twist

A cross between a mandarin orange and a lemon, meyer lemons were originally used for purely aesthetic purposes before their benefits were discovered. Sweet and not tart like regular lemons, meyer lemons have such a thin layer of white pith between their skin and fruit that they can actually be eaten skin and all. Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water, and is often used as a natural treatment for digestive issues and fibromyalgia. Ginger is a fantastic anti-inflammatory, and collard greens contain a big dose of vitamin A, C and even a little bit of protein. If traditional detox drinks prove too harsh for your stomach, this gentler version should give you all the nutritional benefits without the intense stomach side effects.

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Green Queen

A blue-green algae native to Japan, chlorella has been shown to help with hormone balance, and is exceptionally high in vitamin A, iron and zinc. Chlorella has also been shown to reduce oxidative stress, keeping those wrinkles at bay. Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and lime juice is full of vitamin C. These two ingredients are fantastic for radiant, glowing skin. Cucumbers aren’t too shabby for skin either, since they’re naturally hydrating and clarifying. Add some nutrient-dense kale to this light green drink and you’ve got a smoothie that will help you glow from the inside out

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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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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!

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Rose Beet

This classic detox combination gets a superfood twist with rose hips and mulberries. One of the few fruits that contain protein, mulberries are chock full of antioxidants, most specifically the antioxidant resveratrol, which has been shown to have positive “longevity” effects on your internal organs as well as skin. The round part of the rose flower just below the petals, rose hips are high in vitamin C, and are often used to treat a variety of stomach ailments.

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Kumquat Tart

The combination of vitamins and antioxidants fighting against wrinkles and other signs of aging in kumquats make them great for skin health, and because their peel is edible, they can be thrown in the blender whole. Hemp seeds have a great 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and are often called a “perfect protein.” They also have a good serving of soluble fiber; a big help to digestion. This low calorie, low carb, nutrient-dense smoothie is the perfect treat for when you’re craving something sweet, but don’t want to fill your day with processed sugar.

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Jalapeno Mango

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.

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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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Pineapple Mint Punch

Simply smelling fresh mint has been known to aid in relaxation (which is key to living a long, healthy life), but the herb itself can actually calm a rumbling, upset stomach. The soluble fiber in an apple is great for helping a rocky digestion as well, and pineapple is full of immune-boosting, nervous-system calming vitamin C. One of the few vegetables with protein, collard greens are also loaded with vitamin A, a key vitamin for healthy skin and nails. Add some creamy, healthy cashews and lime juice, and you may just be transported to a tranquil tropical paradise — at least in your mind!

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Key Lime Pie

Native to Southeast Asia, key limes are smaller and have a stronger aroma than the typical grocery store lime. Full of collagen-producing vitamin C, key limes add a boost of vitality to both the immune system and the skin. Rich in fiber, key limes are also helpful in regulating blood sugar spikes and easing digestion. Mulberries are full of antioxidants, iron and even a little bit of protein, and spirulina is rich in B vitamins, vitamin D, and copper.

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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.

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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.

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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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Green Mango Mint

Mangos are full of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is crucial for cell growth and repair, which in turn is crucial for bright, younger looking skin. When taken internally, mint is a gentle stomach soother and digestion aid, but it’s also been known to help soothe skin irritations. When you add in a banana for healthy carbs, vegan pea protein, and healthy fat in the form of cashews, you have a meal replacement smoothie that will have you positively glowing.

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Lychee Kiwi Glow

If you want to have glowing skin, amping up the amount of vitamin C you eat every day is the perfect way to do it! Native to China, lychee fruits have more vitamin C per serving than oranges, as well as powerful antioxidants, copper and iron. Maqui berry, which has an extremely high amount of antioxidants, is also bursting with vitamin C, as are kiwis. Add in some pumpkin seeds, which are full of magnesium and zinc (minerals that are beneficial for skin), and hydrating coconut water, and you have a delicious, skin-purifying elixir.

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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.

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Early Morning Moringa

Full of antioxidants and wrinkle-fighting beta-carotene, moringa is native to South Asia, and is one of those rare fruits that have protein. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger make it another great weapon against premature aging, and the vitamin C in lemon will help give your skin a vibrant glow. Cucumber and apple are extremely hydrating, and swiss chard is bursting with vitamins A, K and C, all of which work harder than an over-the-counter wrinkle cream to keep you looking your best!

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Raspberry Rhubarb Coconut Spritzer

This refreshing spritzer is light and sweet, with a diverse mix of summertime flavors. Like all berries, raspberries bring a handful of antioxidants in a tart little fruit. Coconut isn't just good for the heart; the tropical fruit (not technically a nut but a “fibrous one-seeded drupe”) helps moisturize with the help of medium-chain fatty acids. Rhubarb and cantaloupe are classic flavors of summer, and maqui berry has antiviral properties that benefit all parts of the body.

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Peach Pie

You’ll feel smooth as a Georgia peach with this pie in a glass! Cashews and quinoa provide protein in addition to a hearty comfort food vibe. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger mixed with almond milk complement and bring out the flavor of the fruits. You're sneaking in your greens with fresh mesclun. And don't forget the grapes-- an excellent source of resveratrol, a regenerative compound that helps with skin renewal.

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Plum Lavender Protein

While lavender is often used externally to treat irritation or the occasional blemish, it also provides a gentle calming sensation when ingested. Both plums and kale contain ample amounts of vitamin C, which is essential for supple skin, and grapes are bursting with antioxidants. When you add easy-to-digest vegan pea protein and two tablespoons of magnesium and calcium-infused almond butter, you have the kind of nutritious, easy breakfast that healthy dreams (and healthy skin) are made of!

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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!

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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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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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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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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.

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Detox Bloody Mary

Sea beans, which are a type of succulent that grows in salty waters, are starting to pop up in grocery stores and health food stores alike. Sea beans have a green, salty flavor (perfect for a mock bloody mary), as well as iron, iodine and calcium. Jalapeno peppers contain capsaicin, which has been known to give your metabolism a little boost, and maqui berry is bursting with antioxidants. Combine all these superfoods with hydrating celery and zucchini, sweet grape tomatoes, and refreshing lemon, and you have the perfect low calorie, savory smoothie.

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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!

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Calming Chamomile

Chamomile has been used for centuries as a natural calming agent (making it the perfect tea to sip before bed), and for its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is another powerful anti-inflammatory, and the nutrient betaine in beets has been shown to protect cells from oxidative stress, making them the perfect vegetable for calming any overworked muscles. Top off this light, refreshing smoothie with vitamin C from lemon and pineapple, and you’ve got the perfect drink to settle your body after a long, hard day.

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