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Quick, easy and portable, smoothies are the perfect anytime treat. It's amazing how you can whirl a few ingredients around in your blender to create a powerhouse of nutrition that goes down easy. A smoothie is a great choice for breakfast, snack or dessert and can help pack more fruits and veggies into your diet. Another reason smoothies are so awesome is that they are so customizable. If you need a little extra sweetness, add a teaspoon of agave or maple syrup. Non-dairy milk or fruit juice can help you easily control the thickness of your smoothie. Want it creamier? Pop in a frozen banana. For easy blending, add the liquid component of your smoothie first and use the pulse option before turning it up to high speed. These cool and creamy smoothies are sure to satisfy anytime.
The Classic A great source of folic acid and potassium, strawberries may actually help to regulate your blood sugar thanks to their fiber and fructose content. The OJ and strawberries provide a dose of vitamin C which can boost your immune system and increase the absorption of iron. Try oat yogurt in this smoothie for a creamy way to add staying power to this smoothie which will keep you feeling full for longer.
To make it: blend 1/2 cup non-dairy yogurt, 1/2 cup frozen or fresh strawberries, 1/2 a banana, a splash of orange juice and a squeeze of agave.
Vegan Elvis You can't help falling in love with this awesome combo. Peanut butter adds a punch of protein and heart-healthy fats while making this smoothie luxuriously creamy. If you've ever wondered if you could have chocolate for breakfast, here's your answer.
To make it: blend one frozen banana, two tablespoons peanut butter, one tablespoon cocoa powder and one and a half cups of oat milk (or other non-dairy milk).
Spinach Spinner Green smoothies are all the rage for a good reason. They make eating your greens a breeze! The strong flavors of the fruit make the spinach almost undetectable to your taste buds. Dark leafy greens like spinach promote skin, hair and bone health and can help to prevent cancer.
To make it: blend 1 cup each of fresh spinach, frozen mango, and pineapple or orange juice. Add a banana and blend until smooth.
Sunrise Smoothie If you stayed in bed a little too long to catch the sunrise, this smoothie is the perfect substitute. Not only do they spin into a beautiful color, they have a light sweetness that will remind you of lazy summer days even if it's freezing outside. Because this smoothie only uses frozen fruit, it's easy to keep the ingredients on hand for anytime you need a little extra sunshine.
To make it: blend 3/4 cup of frozen peaches, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, 1 cup non-dairy milk of your choice and a handful of ice cubes.
Blue Chia This smoothie will remind you of a blueberry pie, but you don't have to spend hours making it. Chia seeds are a powerful tool in your smoothie arsenal. They provide massive amounts of nutrients in a small package and are a high-quality source of protein. Chia seeds absorb liquid and add extra body to this smoothie.
To make it: combine 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1/2 cup non-dairy milk, 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen), a dash of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla extract in your blender. Let sit for at least ten minutes or overnight. Blend until smooth.