11 Smoothies for a Fresh New Year

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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After the crown roast of pork, the Christmas goose, and the ham, after the plates upon plates of cookies and pies and cheesecakes, it can feel good to whip out the blender come January 1st, and make breakfast something bright, fresh, and light. And while you can certainly dump in whatever frozen fruit you have along with some yogurt and a splash of juice, a well-balanced smoothie takes a little tinkering. Here are 11 of our favorite combinations for smoothies, both fruit and vegetable-based.

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Melon-Mint Smoothie
Melon-Mint Smoothie. Maggie Hoffman