Gallery: 23 Smoothies for a Fresh New Year

Gateway Green Smoothie
Gateway Green Smoothie

If you want to get excited about green smoothies but so far have found them just too intense, this is the starter drink for you. Sorrel or baby spinach adds color and bright flavor without bitterness. Fresh pineapple and mango keep things friendly.

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[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]

Coffee, Banana, and Hazelnut Morning Shake
Coffee, Banana, and Hazelnut Morning Shake

This caffeinated shake would be perfect to make when you have an excess of ripe bananas but cannot muster up a banana bread. Morning staples like coffee, fruit, and nuts (for protein!) go for a spin to become an invigorating, nutty shake.

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[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie
Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie

Vanilla extract adds its signature floral note to this delicious smoothie, enhancing a frozen cherry and almond milk base.

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[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]

Vegan Matcha-Banana Smoothie
Vegan Matcha-Banana Smoothie

The secret to this delicately earthy, delightfully creamy dairy-free smoothie: a frozen banana, mixed with matcha powder. The Matcha lends an underlying savory note to balance out the sweetness of soy milk and banana.

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[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

Blend up this take on strawberry lemonade to remember sunnier days. Strawberry soy yogurt amplifies the flavor of the frozen strawberries while ample lemon juice gives a proper pucker to this drink.

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[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

This vegan smoothie comes together just as simply as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. A small amount of cooked oats, when blended, help give the drink a fabulously creamy texture.

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[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]

Melon-Mint Smoothie
Melon-Mint Smoothie

Cold cantaloupe and refreshing mint mingle with yogurt for a mellow morning drink. Lime and honey play for tanginess and sweetness balanced to your personal preference.

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[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

The Maine Squeeze
The Maine Squeeze

When you can't finish your bowl of morning oatmeal, turn to this blueberry smoothie, enriched with cooked oats. Lemon, fresh ginger, and honey add the perfect level of sweetness and acidity to keep this drink balanced.

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[Photograph: Liz Clayman]

Avocado, Mango, and Pineapple Smoothie
Avocado, Mango, and Pineapple Smoothie

Ripe avocado gives this smoothie a silky texture while also mellowing sweetness of tropical fruits. Mango and pineapple burst through in the flavor, though, for a bright, tangy, delicious drink.

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[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Mellow Cranberry Smoothie
Mellow Cranberry Smoothie

Tangy frozen cranberries and fresh sweet clementines add a pop of flavor to this smoothie, spiced with a touch of cinnamon.

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[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]

Peaches and Cream Smoothie
Peaches and Cream Smoothie

You may not see fresh peaches in season for awhile, but you can capture the flavors of summer in this creamy drink, made with frozen peaches, rich kefir, and a little maple syrup.

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[Photograph: Autumn Giles]

Tropical Paradise Green Smoothie
Tropical Paradise Green Smoothie

Don't let the electric color of this green smoothie fool you. This is one easy drinking green beverage, where banana and peach balance the vegetal notes of spinach and cilantro. Make sure your morning includes a tiny umbrella.

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[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]

Date, Tahini, and Cardamom Smoothie
Date, Tahini, and Cardamom Smoothie

If you're tired of the same old smoothie combos, give this slightly savory shake a try. This sweet and savory smoothie combines sticky medjool dates with nutty tahini and an almond milk base. Floral cardamom gets a boost from a pinch of salt.

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[Photograph: Autumn Giles]

Orange-Tangerine Smoothie
Orange-Tangerine Smoothie

Rather than drinking a boring glass of OJ with breakfast, try this creamsicle-inspired smoothie. Yogurt works as the creamy base while fresh tangerine and orange keep it vibrant and refreshing.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios Mullins]

Easy Mango-Blackberry Smoothie
Easy Mango-Blackberry Smoothie

Few things are simpler than a three ingredient smoothie. This one combines ripe Champagne mango, frozen blackberries, and kefir for a tart and tangy drink.

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[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Here, Lassi!
Here, Lassi!

If you love mango lassis, give this smoothie a look: it's enhanced with tangy tamarind and rich coconut milk. Banana and kefir make it extra creamy while not overpowering the classic mango flavor.

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[Photograph: Liz Clayman]

Top Banana Smoothie
Top Banana Smoothie

Gotta love a chocolate-dipped banana. This smoothie iteration is a treat, blending bitter cocoa nibs, Nutella, pecans, and a dash of cinnamon with ripe fruit.

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[Photograph: Liz Clayman]

The Californian Smoothie
The Californian Smoothie

This traditional berry smoothie blend is smoothed out by half an avocado. A handful of dates adds a rich caramely sweetness.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

The Virtuous Mary
The Virtuous Mary

Who said smoothies have to be sweet? This savory smoothie includes whole celery stalks and tomatoes, plus tomato juice, shallot, and spicy fresh horseradish.

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[Photograph: Carolyn Cope]

Blueberry, Ginger, and Kefir Smoothie
Blueberry, Ginger, and Kefir Smoothie

Turning tangy kefir into ice cubes is key to making this fresh fruit smoothie. Spicy ginger adds a delicate warmth to the mix. The frozen cubes provide a luscious texture to the drink while not watering things down.

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[Photograph: Autumn Giles]

Raspberry, Mint, and Kefir Smoothie
Raspberry, Mint, and Kefir Smoothie

Fresh raspberries and mint brighten up this smoothie made thick and creamy with kefir ice cubes. A little honey balances the fruit's natural tartness.

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[Photograph: Autumn Giles]

Apricot-Yogurt Smoothie
Apricot-Yogurt Smoothie

Dried apricots with yogurt and orange juice combine for this lassi variation. A touch of orange flower water adds just a hint of floral intrigue.

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[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]

Avocado Kefir Smoothie
Avocado Kefir Smoothie

Buttery avocado lends both color and texture to this creamy take on a green smoothie. Minced ginger and fresh mint brighten things up.

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[Photograph: Autumn Giles]