10 Ultimate Smoothies for Any Time of Day

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Overview

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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