Gallery: 23 Smoothies for a Fresh New Year

  • Gateway Green Smoothie

    Carolyn Cope

    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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    Coffee, Banana, and Hazelnut Morning Shake

    Lauren Rothman

    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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    Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie

    Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie
    Carolyn Cope

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

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    Vegan Matcha-Banana Smoothie

    Vicky Wasik

    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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    Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

    Carolyn Cope

    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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    Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie

    Carolyn Cope

    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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    Melon-Mint Smoothie

    Maggie Hoffman

    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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    The Maine Squeeze

    Liz Clayman

    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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    Avocado, Mango, and Pineapple Smoothie

    Lauren Rothman

    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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    Mellow Cranberry Smoothie

    Carolyn Cope

    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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    Peaches and Cream Smoothie

    Autumn Giles

    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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    Tropical Paradise Green Smoothie

    Carolyn Cope

    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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    Date, Tahini, and Cardamom Smoothie

    Autumn Giles

    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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    Orange-Tangerine Smoothie

    Carrie Vasios Mullins

    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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    Easy Mango-Blackberry Smoothie

    Maggie Hoffman

    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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    Here, Lassi!

    Liz Clayman

    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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    Top Banana Smoothie

    Liz Clayman

    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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    The Californian Smoothie

    Robyn Lee

    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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    The Virtuous Mary

    Carolyn Cope

    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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    Blueberry, Ginger, and Kefir Smoothie

    Autumn Giles

    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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    Raspberry, Mint, and Kefir Smoothie

    Autumn Giles

    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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    Apricot-Yogurt Smoothie

    Lauren Rothman

    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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    Avocado Kefir Smoothie

    Autumn Giles

    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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