7 Smoothie Recipes to Kickstart Your Day

These smoothies are as refreshing as they are delicious.

Sarah Crowder
Sarah Crowder

Smoothies are not only delicious, but quick and easy to make with almost any berries or other fruit you have handy — fresh or in the freezer. Whether you're looking for a refreshing breakfast option, a midday snack, or sweet treat, we have a smoothie recipe that's perfect for you. Scroll down for smoothies ranging from a classic banana option created by one of the world's best chefs to an eye-catching sweet beet treat.

Very Blueberry Smoothie

© Todd Porter & Diane Cu
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

This wonderful smoothie is for blueberry lovers, especially when you have an abundance of summer berries. Yogurt adds a nice tang to this ultra-simple smoothie.

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Sweet Beets Smoothie

Sarah Crowder
Sarah Crowder

Fresh, raw beets, a dash of cinnamon, and a date give this smoothie its lightly sweet, mildly earthly flavor. Use a high-speed blender for the best, smoothest results here; you need its strong motor to handle the fibrous raw beets, kale, and seedy berries. Feel free to substitute other frozen fruit and any flavor yogurt to customize your smoothie.

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Banana Smoothies

© Anne Faber
© Anne Faber

In just a bit more time than it takes to prepare a bowl of cereal, you can make chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's delicious breakfast shake. Start your day on the right foot with this banana-forward treat.

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Strawberry-Almond Smoothie

© Ellie Miller
© Ellie Miller

Coconut water adds delicious and lightly tropical notes to this strawberry and almond smoothie, while the dried figs and agave gives it a sweet kick.

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Açai Super Smoothie

© Antonis Achilleos
© Antonis Achilleos

Brazilians first popularized the nutritious Amazonian açai berry. This smoothie takes advantage of its antioxidants and features açaí, bananas, and pomegranate juice.

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Pomegranate-Banana Smoothie

© Tina Rupp
© Tina Rupp

The combination of creamy bananas and tart pomegranates results in a refreshing and delightful smoothie. This recipe yields enough smoothies to serve a crowd, but can be cut in half for a smaller yield.

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Strawberry, Banana and Almond Butter Smoothie

© Lucy Schaeffer
© Lucy Schaeffer

Chef Nate Appleton created this smoothie, which gets a dose of protein from almond butter, as a post-workout snack. The salt sprinkled on top at the end adds a nice balance to the sweetness of the drink.

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