Gallery: 13 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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