6 Ways to Amp Up Your Smoothie

6 Ways to Amp Up Your Smoothie

Few meals are simpler than a smoothie: Just toss the ingredients in your blender, press a button, and serve. But don’t get stuck mixing up the same ol’ ingredients every time. We found six stellar recipes you’ll want to whip up ASAP.

Fruit and Oat Smoothie
We can’t think of a heartier way to start your day: Throw together quartered strawberries, a sliced banana, raw almonds, old-fashioned oats, low-fat vanilla yogurt, and a teaspoon of maple syrup. For an even more satisfying sip, top with a handful of your favorite chopped nuts.

Avocado Green Smoothie
Avocado in a smoothie? Yep—plus almond or coconut milk, a banana, an apple, chopped celery, kale or spinach, and fresh ginger. This recipe happens to come from earthy musician Jason Mraz, who adds bonus ingredients like coconut oil, sprouted flax, and chia seeds.

Blueberry, Banana & PB Smoothie
You probably already have almost every ingredient in this smoothie: a banana, fat-free plain Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, frozen blueberries, ice. The secret weapon is PB2, a powdered form of peanut butter with less than half the fat and sugar and about a quarter of the calories.

Chocolate-Almond Smoothie
This is one simply dreamy drink—it’s made with a banana, low-fat milk, almond butter, honey, unsweetened cocoa powder, and ice. You won’t want to share, but technically this does serve two.

Kale Apple Smoothie
You’ll need to raid your produce drawer for this diet-friendly one, which is full of chopped kale and celery, half a banana, apple juice, lemon juice, and ice.

Mango Turmeric Smoothie
Want a smoothie with a little kick? Blend fresh or frozen mango, half of a banana, almond milk, coconut oil, white chia seeds, turmeric powder, cinnamon, and chili powder. You can omit the chili powder or swap out the almond milk for coconut milk, hemp seed milk, or coconut water.

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