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67 Smoothie Recipes With Squash

Even though most people categorize squash as vegetables, they’re technically fruits, because they contain seeds from the plant. Available throughout the summer and into the late fall / winter, there are many different types of squash, including: zucchini, patty pan, summer squash, butternut, pumpkins, and gourds.

Most likely native to Mexico and South America, squash has been part of the human diet for centuries. It was especially important to the diet of Native Americans and the first European settlers of America.

Both summer squash and winter squash varieties are high in vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Because many of them are light in flavor and low in sugar, they’re a great way to add bulk to your smoothies without spiking glucose levels. If you’re not keen on bananas, but still want a creamy smoothie, reach for some squash!

Smoothie Recipes with Squash

Here at GreenBlender, we typically blend our squash raw, but if you’re looking to create a super creamy smoothie, or have a slightly older blender, you can steam your squash for a few minutes before blending.

Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes with squash!

Spiced Zucchini

Low in calories but high in vitamin C, zucchini is a great smoothie filler because it amps up the nutrients without amping up the sugar or fat. A hearty green, lacinato kale provides ample amounts of vitamins A, K and iron, and when combined with cinnamon, works to lower inflammation. If you want your skin to look as fresh as a spring morning, this smoothie will help make that happen, especially because of its hefty serving of vitamin E, courtesy of walnuts. 

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Zucchini Apple Pie

Nothing says the holidays like a pie fresh out of the oven. Take that idea and make it super healthy with this nutrient-dense drink. In addition to having a few grams of protein per serving, collard greens have almost a full day’s worth of vitamin A, and half of your daily amount of vitamin C. A low calorie food, zucchini is also full of vitamin C, as well as fiber. Native to South America and the southwestern United States, mesquite has a luscious caramel flavor without any of the sugar, and provides a good amount of fiber, protein, calcium and iron per serving. Walnuts, a popular winter food, are a great source of plant-based Omega-3s.

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Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread, what a wonderful thing. Tastes like dessert but has a bunch of zucchini hidden in it. This smoothie does not disappoint. Rich and creamy and full of nutrients.

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Creamy and Craveable Cacao Zucchini

You work hard in the gym or in class, so once in a while, it’s time to treat yo’self. To avoid turning that treat into a train wreck that derails your best laid diet plans, focus on adding in health-enhancing superfoods like cacao and sunflower seed butter. This creamy, cacao-filled smoothie reminds me of chocolate zucchini bread.

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan

Who doesn’t love pecan pie? This smoothie version has all the flavor, but none of the refined sugar. Pecans have the highest antioxidant capacity of any nut, and 90 percent of the fat in pecans is the healthy unsaturated kind. Butternut squash is full of fiber and beta-carotene (which your skin loves), cacao gives your mood a nice boost, and dates and banana provide a natural sweetness (as well as potassium and magnesium). Curb your sugar cravings one sip at a time!

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Maqui Pineapple Morning

Because of their high antioxidant content, maqui berries are the perfect way to amp up the health benefits of any smoothie, especially because they also have a dose of iron, potassium and calcium. Both pineapple and squash are hydrating (not to mention full of vitamin C), and hemp seeds create a creamy smoothie base as well as provide healthy fats. This low calorie smoothie is the perfect way to start your day while moisturizing your skin from the inside out!

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Strawberry Apple

Low in sugar, calories and fat, this smoothie may be light, but it’s filled with enough vitamins and fiber to help wake you up and get you going! Zucchini, apple, lime and strawberries all have a healthy serving of fiber and vitamin C, and maqui berries are jam-packed with antioxidants. If you’re looking for a refreshing, hydrating drink, this smoothie is perfect! It’s also a great one to pour into popsicle molds and enjoy on a hot afternoon.

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Apricot Lemon Energy

Extremely high in potassium and antioxidants, apricots are a luscious summer fruit that are only in season for a few short months. Grapes are full of immune-strengthening polyphenols, zucchini is full of vitamin A, magnesium, and even a small serving of Omega-3s, and lemon adds an alkalizing kick. Almonds, one of the healthiest snacks around, not only add more good fat and protein, but have been labeled literal “brain food” by researchers. Low in calories and fat, this smoothie is perfect for starting your day on a high note.

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Persimmon Pumpkin Pie

Even if you haven’t heard of persimmons before, you’ve probably seen them at your local farmer’s market during the late fall. A sweet fruit that looks a little bit like a tomato, persimmons are rich in fiber and vitamins A and B. Pumpkin is low in calories and high in fiber, and is bursting with beta-carotene, which has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer. Cashews provide heart healthy monounsaturated fats, and a diet that includes the daily consumption of nuts has been shown to help keep both cancer and heart disease at bay.

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Vanilla Almond Blueberry with Silk

Nothing says warm weather quite like blueberries, and when they’re combined with rich, creamy Silk vanilla almond milk, they create a smoothie milkshake that’s the perfect dessert for a summer barbecue! Silk Unsweetened Vanilla almond milk is organic, GMO-free, and an excellent source of calcium. It also contains zero grams of sugar per serving. Blueberries are low in sugar as well, and contain proanthocyanidins, potent antioxidants that have been connected to prolonged, healthier brain function. Banana is rich in potassium and magnesium, maqui berry is an antioxidant powerhouse, and zucchini is rich in B vitamins. Toast to the summer with this sweet, refreshing snack!

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Honey Mint

Polyphenols, antioxidants found in grapes, have been scientifically studied for their cancer-fighting abilities. Both zucchini and honeydew are fiber-filled and hydrating, and cashews are full of minerals most people don’t get enough of, including copper, manganese and magnesium. Add in a bunch of mint, which is full of rosmarinic acid, an antioxidant that has been shown to ease the symptoms of seasonal allergies, and you have a nutritionally complete snack that will keep you full, but help you feel light.

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Green Apple Limeade

Pumpkin seeds are not only full of fiber and heart healthy Omega-3s, they’re also a fantastic source for the minerals zinc and magnesium. Pear and zucchini are wonderful sources of fiber as well, and collard greens are bursting with vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. Add in some lime for a pop of citrus and applesauce for more fiber and sweetness, and you have a nutritionally complete smoothie that will power you through your workout, that two hour meeting, or just a day full of running around and getting things done.

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Creamy Mango Morning

Full of vitamins A and C, mango is one of the best fruits you can eat for healthy, bright skin. Spinach is also high in vitamins A and C, along with fiber, magnesium and iron. In addition to being a healthy, taste-neutral filler for smoothies, zucchini is also rich in vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc. Cashews round out this low calorie, low sugar smoothie with healthy fats and protein, making it the perfect way to wake up -- or chase those winter doldrums away!

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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.

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Pumpkin Pie

In addition to creating a sweet, creamy smoothie base, butternut squash is low in fat but high in phytonutrients, antioxidants and beta-carotene (which is directly related to beautiful skin). Pecans are also full of antioxidants, as well as vitamins A, E and B. Add in some potassium and magnesium from a banana, healthy fat and protein from chia seeds, and an autumn-inspired spice blend, and you’ve got a low sugar pie in a glass that will warm you -- body, heart and soul!

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Banana Protein

If you’re looking for a new way to energize yourself before the gym, ditch those artificial drinks and start fresh with this smoothie. Both zucchini and banana provide an ample amount of fiber and natural hydration, along with magnesium and potassium. Pea protein adds a nice dose of energy-producing, muscle building vegan protein, coconut cream adds healthy fats (and a milkshake consistency), and cinnamon is full of powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Sweeten everything up naturally with a touch of maple syrup (iron and more magnesium), and you not only have a snack that will energize you, but will help care for your muscles post workout.

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Almond Joy

Chocolate, coconut and almonds are actually a pretty healthy combination - if you leave out the chemicals and processed sugars. Our smoothie version of this famous candy bar is full of serotonin-boosting, sugar-free cacao, healthy fats from raw almonds and coconut, potassium and magnesium from banana, vitamins A, C and calcium from collards, and fiber from zucchini. Skip those pieces of candy and satisfy your sweet tooth with this nutritious (and delectable) drink!

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Detox Bloody Mary

Sea beans grow in saline-rich waters and when eaten raw, add a crunchy, “salty vegetable” taste to whatever they’re added to. Rich in calcium, iodine, iron and cancer-fighting bioflavonoids, sea beans are nutrient dense and low calorie. Continuing the bloody mary kick is a spicy, metabolism-boosting jalapeno and the sweet / savory combination of tomatoes and celery. Maqui berries are antioxidant powerhouses, and a lemon balances out all the other flavors while upping the vitamin C quotient. Think of this smoothie as our high-five to you for starting 2016 off right.

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Cherry Bomb

If you’re searching for a sweet, refreshing drink that will have you feeling good all day long, this smoothie has you covered. Cherries have been shown to help reduce inflammation and speed up muscle recovery, and also rank high in magnesium, a nutrient that helps with sleep / wake cycles. One of the most antioxidant-rich foods out there, maqui berry also contains calcium and iron. Mix these superfruits up with hydrating summer squash, tangy tomatillos, and fiber-rich dates, and you have a breakfast home run.

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Green Apple Spice Protein

Native to South America, yacon root is rich in potassium and calcium, but low in calories. One of the reasons it’s been studied so much is because of its anti-hyperclycemic effects, which means yacon can help the body avoid insulin spikes, and may even increase insulin sensitivity. A complete protein, hemp contains all eight essential amino acids, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, providing your body with the kind of fat and protein it can immediately use and turn into energy. Combining these two superfoods with nutrient-dense kale, hydrating zucchini, sweet grapes (which also contain cancer-fighting polyphenols), and applesauce, creates a protein-filled meal replacement that’s sure to keep you satisfied and energized for hours.

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Rambutan Lavender Lemonade

Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, rambutans look like little sea urchins on the outside, and have a white, fleshly fruit inside that has a taste similar to a slightly sour grape. High in vitamin C, copper and iron, rambutan is also rich in phosphorus, which helps the kidney transfer waste out of the body. Lavender has been shown to help with fungal infections, wound healing, and general anxiety -- it’s a potent calming herb. Add in some alkalizing lemon, antioxidant-rich maqui berry and grapes, and hydrating honeydew and zucchini, and you have a smoothie that’s as calming and refreshing as a tropical summer breeze.

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Chamomile Coconut

Even though we typically equate a healthy life with lots of activity, sleep and self care are just as important. Used medicinally in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and all the way up to today, chamomile tea is a common natural sleep aid. It may also have slight muscle relaxant properties, which means that both your mind and body should feel calm after drinking this smoothie. With hydrating cantaloupe, zucchini, and coconut water, anti-inflammatory ginger, and alkalizing lemon, this calming elixir is the perfect drink after a long day spent doing things for everybody else.

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Honey Grape Cordial

Traditionally, a cordial is a sweet, after-dinner drink, but you can have this smoothie any time of day and feel amazing. Zucchini and honeydew melon are extremely hydrating, and moringa powder is high in antioxidants. Both of these things combined make this another great smoothie for your skin! Additionally, moringa (which is native to India) may also help lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Flaxseeds round out this low calorie, low fat treat, providing a healthy dose of Omega-3s and absolutely no guilt.

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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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Green Spirulina and Honeydew

Summertime greenery is in full bloom! Taste all the best flavors of the farmers market in a single glass. Zucchini is a versatile classic; from ratatouille to fresh-baked bread, it fits in anywhere. Mixed with refreshing honeydew and sweet grapes, the summer squash takes on new flavor dimensions. Zucchini provides the phytonutrients lutein and zeaxanthin, which similar to beta-carotene are good for the vision. Add spirulina for even more clean, green goodness!

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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!

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Butternut Squash Super Smoothie

Is there anything that says fall more than butternut squash? Because of its sweet taste, this high fiber but low calorie vegetable is a great smoothie ingredient, and when combined with pear, cinnamon, and walnuts, creates a flavor profile that’s like a pie in glass. Mesquite, native to South America and the southwestern United States, invokes the flavor of caramel without any of the sugar, and provides a good amount of fiber, protein, calcium and iron per serving.

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Matcha Latte

Dark leafy greens like swiss chard are also high in beta carotene, and when combined with the natural sweetness of a banana (potassium, fiber) and dates (more fiber), completely disappear into a smoothie, meaning this drink tastes like a sweet treat, but is still good for you! And last but not least, a teaspoon of matcha tea provides both a boost of natural energy, and a sense of focused calmness, thanks to the amino acid L-theanine.

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Blue Butterfly Pea Lemonade

Native to Southeast Asia, butterfly pea flower tea has a similar taste and health benefits to green tea, but no caffeine. It’s also been called “mood ring tea” for its cool color-changing abilities! The rest of the ingredients in this smoothie, honeydew, pear, lemon and yellow squash, are hydrating and fiber-filled, and the addition of almonds add a bit of healthy fat and protein. Pro Tip: For the full “mood ring” effect, brew the butterfly pea flower tea in ¼ cup of hot water for 2-3 minutes. This will turn the tea bright blue. If you add the lemon to the tea prior to blending, the liquid will turn purple. Isn’t nature cool?

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Uncle Matt’s Orange Energy Shake

Orange juice is often marketed as being a great source of vitamin C, but if the juice you’re drinking is also full of chemicals and loaded with extra sugar, these things basically cancel each other out. We've partnered with Uncle Matt’s OJ (a family-owned, 100 percent organic company that produces GMO- and pesticide-free orange juice with no added sugar or preservatives) and combined their delicious juice with extra vitamin C from pineapple, healthy fat and protein from cashews and pea protein, and a magnesium-filled yellow squash to create a light meal replacement that has almost 60 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.

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Purple Plum

Plums are full of potassium, which protects against high blood pressure. They’re also relatively low on the glycemic index -- meaning they won’t spike blood sugar -- and are full of anthocyanins, natural pigments found in other purple fruits and vegetables that help fight against inflammation. Acai berry powder and grapes provide antioxidants that also help fight back against internal inflammation, yellow squash is full of fiber, and almonds give this low calorie snack a nice dose of healthy fat and protein. Do your body some good while sipping on this light, fresh treat!

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Butternut Bliss

Because it includes 20 amino acids (including nine essential amino acids our bodies don’t produce on their own), protein, healthy fat, fiber and magnesium, hemp protein is often considered a “perfect” food. Pear and squash amp up the fiber (which helps convert the natural sugar to energy), coconut cream amps up the healthy fat, and cinnamon adds a burst of anti-inflammatory power. With its low sugar / high fiber / and healthy carb count per serving, this nutritionally-balanced smoothie is perfect for a meal replacement any time of day.

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Aloe Gloe Mango

While you may have heard about using aloe vera to ease the pain of a sunburn, this healing plant is actually incredibly beneficial to your skin when consumed. With more than 200 amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes and minerals, aloe is one of the best ways to get smooth, glowing skin, and Aloe Gloe, a California-based company that creates organic, sustainably harvested aloe, works incredibly hard to make sure their drinks retain the bioactive components of the delicate aloe leaf. Combine Aloe Gloe with skin-brightening mango, squash, ginger and spinach, and you have the perfect smoothie for a fresh, bright complexion!

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Creamy Butternut Chai Matcha

If you’re looking for an energizing snack with all the flavors of the holiday season, this is it! Thanks to the amino acid L-Theanine, matcha tea (which is made from ground green tea leaves) is the perfect way to stay focused and calm. Butternut squash provides beta carotene and fiber, as well as a delicately sweet smoothie base, and the combination of a banana, almond milk, and chai spices creates the perfect chai latte effect. Top it off with a dash of vitamins A, C, E and K from spinach, and you have all the flavor of a delicious milkshake with a nice nutritional punch.

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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

If you’re looking for a sweet, creamy base for a smoothie, look no further than butternut squash, which packs a ton of vitamin A and fiber, but not a lot of calories. The “crust” for this pie comes in the form of cashews and banana (protein, good fat and potassium), and there’s a hint of additional sweetness from lucuma, a Peruvian superfruit that’s full of beta carotene. Add a dash of anti-inflammatory power from pumpkin pie spice, and you have a pie-in-a-glass that will curb even the toughest cravings.

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Almond Oat Elixir

Banana, yellow squash and coconut cream are all rich in magnesium, an essential mineral that helps support melatonin and serotonin, two chemicals responsible for a healthy sleep cycle. Magnesium may also help soothe muscle soreness, as well as occasional constipation. Lucuma is a natural sweetener that’s full of fiber, cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory powerhouse, and oats provide cholesterol-lowering properties as well as additional fiber. If you want to feel full and satisfied for hours, this is the snack for you!

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Butternut Persimmon

If you’re looking for a smoothie that drinks like a meal but is still low in calories and fat, we’ve got you covered. Both persimmons and butternut squash are full of skin-enriching beta-carotene and fiber, and their mild flavors keep this smoothie lightly sweet. Cashews add in a healthy dose of protein and good fat, and pumpkin pie spice adds a boost of anti-inflammatory power.

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Maqui Apple Cleanse

One of the top food sources of antioxidants, maqui berry is a great addition to this low calorie, cleansing smoothie. If your body is feeling a little sluggish, this drink is the perfect pick-me-up, thanks to the energizing healthy fat and protein from hemp seed, the satisfying fiber from squash and applesauce, and a second healthy dose of antioxidants from grapes.

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan

Who doesn’t love pecan pie? This smoothie version has all the flavor, but none of the refined sugar. Pecans have the highest antioxidant capacity of any nut, and 90 percent of the fat in pecans is the healthy unsaturated kind. Butternut squash is full of fiber and beta-carotene (which your skin loves), cacao gives your mood a nice boost, and dates and banana provide a natural sweetness (as well as potassium and magnesium). Curb your sugar cravings one sip at a time!

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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!

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Butternut Ginger Snap

Low in fat but high in fiber, butternut squash is also full of potassium, B6 and folate. Lucuma is a natural sweetener that comes from South America, and has a good amount of fiber and iron per serving. Mix in some anti-inflammatory ginger, satiating almonds, and a sweet pear, and you have a pie-in-a-glass that will warm you up from the inside out.

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Superfood PBJ

Low in carbs and calories, squash is full of iron, folate and beta carotene, and because of its mild flavor, it’s the perfect way to amp up the nutrition of a smoothie without sacrificing taste. Grapes are full of powerful polyphenols, oats and pear are full of cholesterol-lowering fiber, and peanut butter has a dose of healthy fat and protein. If you’re looking for an afternoon snack that will keep you energized and hydrated until dinner, you’ve come to the right smoothie!

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White Maple Walnut

Maple syrup is a great natural sweetener, and it also contains zinc and inflammation-reducing antioxidants. Zinc boosts immune function, which makes it a great acne fighter. Walnuts are full of Omega-3s, powerful fatty acids that reduce inflammation and help make skin appear more supple. Add in some yellow squash (additional fatty acids and zinc, as well as vitamin A and magnesium), a white peach (zinc and calcium) and a pear (fiber and antioxidants), and you get a light, refreshing drink that will help you glow from the inside out.

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Nectarine Dream

When it comes to both our emotional and physical health, one great way to feel better is to work on lowering inflammation in our bodies. The typical Western diet is usually full of processed foods that cause this inflammation, so evening things out with other foods high in antioxidants (such as maqui berry and grapes), is a great start. Both squash and nectarine are full of fiber, and cashews have the kinds of healthy fat and protein that converts directly to energy. Sip on this smoothie, feel like a dream.

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Spiced Cinnamon Cider

Apple cider vinegar is one of those superfoods that isn’t flashy, but packs a huge nutritional punch. In addition to being antibacterial and antiviral, apple cider vinegar is known to balance blood sugar, and help with insulin sensitivity. Ginger is another great anti-inflammatory, and these two foods combined will certainly give your metabolism the boost it’s been needing. Add a high-fiber, low-sugar apple and squash, and healthy fat from walnuts, and you’ve got a meal replacement that will work with your body to turn food into energy in the most efficient way possible!

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Green Smoothie

Is this the ultimate green smoothie? It might be. Any green smoothie worth its salt has to start with kale. And no, despite those recent headlines, kale has NOT been discovered to be bad for you (it was just sensationalized reporting). Brooklyn Grange, another rooftop farm in Brooklyn, is providing this leafy green, packed with vitamins A, C and K, iron, and protein. Spirulina, a blue-green microalgae, contains B vitamins, potassium, iron and magnesium, and has scientifically proven antioxidant effects. Because of its antioxidant properties, it may also help with exercise-induced muscle stress. When you mix some sweet cantaloupe and creamy coconut oil (full of good fats) in with these power greens, you get a super green drink that is also super sweet and satisfying.

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Pumpkin Spiced Latte

This is the week Starbucks unleashes its pumpkin spice latte on the world, and even though they’ve improved their recipe by adding real pumpkin, we’re doing it better! Start your day with Green Blender’s version of the PSL, and get all the benefits of a cup of fresh pumpkin, which is very low in calories but high in vitamin A and fiber. Green coffee powder is high in antioxidants, and may even help with weight loss. Add in a banana for potassium, and walnuts, which have been shown to fight both cancer and heart disease, and you’ve got a pumpkin spice-flavored smoothie that won’t just satisfy a craving, it’ll actually make you healthier after you drink it!

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Blueberry Basil

A mini vacation in a glass, this low sugar smoothie starts with zucchini as a base, which is a great source of vitamins C and A, as well as magnesium. When you combine zucchini’s light flavor with blueberries (fiber, potassium, folate), a plum (vitamin C), basil (vitamin K and manganese) and flaxseed (healthy Omega-3s), you get a creamy, low fat breakfast that will help you feel grounded, balanced and satisfied for hours.

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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.

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Blueberry Pluot

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.

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Strawberry Custard

The immune-boosting combination of sweet strawberries (vitamin C, iodine, manganese), creamy squash (magnesium, fiber, folate) and cashews (vitamins E, K and B6), and the “topping” of anti-inflammatory cinnamon, iron heavy mulberries, and heart-healthy oats creates a smoothie that tastes sweet enough to be a dessert, but is healthy enough to drink for breakfast!

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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!

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Sweet and Spicy Matcha

Gingerol, the main bioactive compound in ginger, is the compound responsible for the majority of ginger’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. In addition to naturally treating nausea, ginger may also help keep blood sugar in check, as well as help with sore muscles. A powdered green tea that provides energy and a centered feeling at the same time, matcha is a perfect alternative to coffee, and hemp seed is the perfect vegan source of Omega-3. Combine these superfoods with hydrating cantaloupe and grapes, creamy squash, and nutrient-dense collard greens, and you have a spicy, energizing drink that will make your whole body feel like a million bucks.

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Lime Cilantro Kicker

Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, a vital nutrient for everything from sore muscles, to a balanced sleep cycle, to digestion. They’re also a great source of zinc and Omega-3s. Reishi mushroom powder is a potent immunity booster, as well as a natural cancer fighter. Pair these two superfoods with nutrient-dense collard greens (protein, vitamins K, A and C), a creamy base of squash (vitamin A) and applesauce, a tart lemon (vitamin C), and the tickling sensation of cilantro, and you have a low calorie, low sugar, low carb snack that will make your body and your mind feel like a million bucks.

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Pepper Passion

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.

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Butter Pecan

With a soft taste that resembles caramel, lucuma powder comes from a fruit native to Peru. It’s been shown to help balance blood sugar as well as digestion, and has even been used topically to heal blemishes and wounds. Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins, including vitamin A, E, calcium, magnesium, folic acid and zinc. They’re also full of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, which helps combat high cholesterol. With a lush base of almond milk (iron and calcium), banana (potassium), and butternut squash (vitamin C, magnesium and fiber), you’ll hardly be able to believe this snack is good for you -- but it sure is!

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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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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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Peppermint Patty

Chocolate and peppermint go deliciously together, but cocoa and fresh mint is an even better combination because of the natural goodness in both. Cocoa is rich in polyphenols, the same cancer-fighting, cholesterol-lowering antioxidants that are found in wine and tea, and mint is both a natural digestive aid and energizer. Chard has a high protein content for a vegetable, and the easy going flavor combination of apple and squash will allow you to fully appreciate the chocolatey, minty sweetness this smoothie has to offer.

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Blueberry Crumble

Coming in at only 20 calories, a small yellow squash has virtually no fat, but a lot of fiber and good, complex carbohydrates. It’s also quite a sweet vegetable, and blends seamlessly with the tartness of apple and and blueberries. Acai berry powder contains a good percentage of antioxidants and fiber per serving, and walnuts have a nice dose of vitamin E, which is great for glowing skin.

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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.

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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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Pretty in Pink Pick-Me-Up

Blueberries are one of the healthiest berries you can eat. Not only do these low sugar berries have more antioxidants per serving than almost any other fruit, studies have found that they may help block the growth of tumor cells. Combining them with bananas and pea protein makes a powerhouse smoothie that will keep you full and full of energy for hours, and summer squash provides ample amounts of vitamin C, folate and B-6.

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Peach Jelly Donut

Ready for the upcoming holiday? That’s right, June 5th is National Donut Day! Drink a healthier donut in the form of this yummy treat. Green squash provides Vitamins A and C-- both excellent for the skin. Paired with cashews, it’s a rich, creamy base for the donut. Peaches are a sweet harbinger of summer. Red grapes are the jelly, and a source of the compound resveratol, known for its anti-aging properties. Throw some hibiscus flowers on top and you’ve got sprinkles!

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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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Build me up, Buttercup

This smoothie will have you singing spontaneously and grinning from ear to ear. Part of that irrepressible glee is due to the butternut squash. Butternut squash is an excellent source of vitamin A, which helps the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs work properly.

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