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10 Ultimate Smoothies for Any Time of Day

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author image Sherrie Castellano
Sherrie Castellano is a certified Health Coach, food writer and photographer based in St. Louis, MO. She writes the vegetarian, and naturally gluten-free food blog With Food + Love.

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10 Ultimate Smoothies for Any Time of Day
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Smoothies are a great way to pack in a ton of nutrient-dense foods, and when they’re properly balanced they can be the perfect portable meal replacement or energy-boosting snack. All you need to make an awesome smoothie happen is produce and a decent blender. Here are 10 tasty, superfood smoothies that are ideal for any time of day. They’re packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, protein and made entirely without dairy, gluten or added sugar.

1. Coconut Pomegranate Smoothie
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1 COCONUT POMEGRANATE SMOOTHIE

Creamy and slightly sweet, this three-ingredient smoothie makes for a simple, super-easy sweet treat when you want to indulge while also staying on track. The pomegranate fruit is naturally low in calories, but it packs a powerful punch in flavor, fiber, vitamins and phytonutrients. CALORIES: 424

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2. Tropical Beet and Pineapple Smoothie
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2 TROPICAL BEET AND PINEAPPLE SMOOTHIE

This may sound like an unlikely combination, but it’s a guaranteed new favorite. Beets are a great source of immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber and essential minerals like potassium, which support healthy nerve and muscle function. And the addition of pineapple and coconut make this taste like a tropical treat. CALORIES: 126

Related: FULL RECIPE

3. Everyday Green Smoothie
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3 EVERYDAY GREEN SMOOTHIE

True to it’s name, this green smoothie recipe is great to have on hand for everyday use. It isn’t too sweet, and it’s balanced with plant-based protein (chia seeds) and a healthy dose of greens for good measure. The apple cider vinegar and sea salt might sound like odd additions, but they add just the right amount of acid and umami to round out all the flavors. CALORIES: 158

Related: FULL RECIPE

4. Toasted Coconut Smoothie
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4 TOASTED COCONUT SMOOTHIE

A luxurious treat that won’t break the sugar bank. Lightly sweetened with banana and coconut, this smoothie seems more like a like a dessert than healthy drink. Coconut fuels this beverage and contains a mixture of healthy fats vital to health. CALORIES: 312

Related: FULL RECIPE

5. Turmeric Citrus Sunshine Smoothie
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5 TURMERIC CITRUS SUNSHINE SMOOTHIE

After trying this sunny smoothie, you’ll want to wake up to it every day -- especially in the winter when citrus is at its prime and your body is desperate for a bright, sunny hug. This one has plenty of vitamin C to keep your body going strong and a healthy dose of turmeric to fight inflammation. CALORIES: 251

Related: FULL RECIPE

6. Ginger Berry Smoothie
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6 GINGER BERRY SMOOTHIE

This smoothie is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. The berries will keep your skin glowing and your mind strong. The ginger will help fight inflammation and keep your digestion on point. And the chia seeds provide some healthy fat and protein to keep you feeling fuller longer. Just know that some people have digestive issues when eating a large amount of dry or unsoaked chia seeds. Throw in a handful of greens to add more plant goodness. CALORIES: 211

Related: FULL RECIPE

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie
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7 CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN SMOOTHIE

If you’re looking for a sweet treat, but you also want to be kind to your body, this one is for you. This chocolaty, creamy, decadent plant-based smoothie packs in 15 grams of protein per serving. And the raw cacao is loaded with magnesium, B vitamins and plenty of good antioxidants to keep you feeling guiltless about this indulgence. CALORIES: 328

Related: FULL RECIPE

8. Zesty Blueberry Basil Smoothie
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8 ZESTY BLUEBERRY BASIL SMOOTHIE

If you’ve never tried spiking your smoothie with herbs, this is where you should start. The combination of lemons, blueberries and basil is bright and pleasantly sweet without being too sugary. It’s a great way to energize your morning routine. Plus, those blueberries and greens provide ample phytonutrients to support heart health. CALORIES: 187

Related: FULL RECIPE

9. Energizing Green Smoothie
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9 ENERGIZING GREEN SMOOTHIE

This energizing smoothie is loaded with greens, packed with plant-based protein, lightly sweetened with banana and spiked with matcha, making it a great morning or afternoon pick-me-up. Matcha is the finely ground powder made from green tea leaves. Boasting a strong flavor, color and antioxidants, matcha has found new popularity in today’s culinary scene. CALORIES: 280

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10. Brain-Boosting Blueberry Matcha Smoothie
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10 BRAIN-BOOSTING BLUEBERRY MATCHA SMOOTHIE

Both blueberries and matcha are known for having loads of antioxidants and brain-boosting benefits. But they’re also a match made in culinary heaven. The subtle notes of green tea from the matcha are rounded out by the pleasantly sweet blueberry. The chia seeds add thickness along with fiber and protein. CALORIES: 236

Related: FULL RECIPE

What Do YOU Think?
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Do you enjoy smoothies? If so, what are some of your favorite recipes? Which of the smoothies included here sounded the most interesting to you? Share your thoughts and ideas with us in the comments below.

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