Fruit Smoothies Every Day

Acai (With Beet) Smoothie

acai beet smoothie by julie morris from superfood smoothiesThe benefits of beets are huge: They help to purify the blood, enhance circulation, and support the kidneys . . . and that’s just the beginning. Unfortunately, not everyone likes beets. This recipe leans on the inherent sweetness and creaminess of roasted beets, but is balanced with citrus and acai flavors. A delicious and unique healthy treat. Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies© 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris. more→

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Banana-Pineapple Smoothie

Banana-pineapple smoothie

With the dearth of fruits in winter, bananas and pineapple are a good standby. Both fruits are rich in  vitamins and minerals, and their flavors are quite companionable. The optional coconut yogurt makes a thicker, richer-tasting smoothie. more→

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Blueberry-Coconut Breakfast Shake

Blueberry Smoothie

This breakfast shake is so thick and delicious that it reminds me of the malteds I use to get when I was a kid. And between the blueberries, coconut milk, hemp seeds, and almond butter, it’s a real nutritional powerhouse. You might find, as I do, that a couple of glasses will keep you going for most of the day. Recipe contributed by Leslie Cerier, from Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook(©2010, New Harbinger Publications, Inc.) more→

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot cake smoothieI know that pineapple isn’t a component of all carrot cake recipes, but the carrot cakes I liked the most were always those that included it.  Similarly, you can omit the coconut if you’re not a fan.  The walnuts add Omega-3s add more protein. Recipe and photo contributed by Ricki Heller, from Diet, Dessert and Dogs. more→

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Pretty in Pink Smoothie

Strawberry banana smoothie

This raw, vegan, gluten- and soy-free strawberry-banaa smoothie was contributed by Gena Hamshaw, from Choosing Raw. more→

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Power Smoothie

Contributed by Gena Hamshaw, from Choosing Raw. Typically in raw circles, expressions like “power food” refer to Himalayan berries and maca powder and deep sea algae. What I mean by it is pretty simple: foods that are nutrient dense, easy to assimilate, and that give me a boost of energy and focus. Per this post, those foods can be as straightforward and everyday as kale or winter squash. Lately, my superfoods of choice have included all of the original ten I mentioned in my “super foods” post, but the focus has been on dark leafy greens, hemp, chia, and nutritional yeast. Oftentimes, I find myself blending all or a few of those into a killer morning smoothie.

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