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20 Amazing Smoothie Recipes that Will Change Your Morning Life

Hi ladies, it’s healthy mom month here at Take Ten with Jaime and Jacinda. THIS IS NOT A JOKE, I SWEAR. Since New Years Jacinda and I have been committed to supporting each other in our goals of healthy living and properly functioning bowels. So right off the bat, let me overshare that I have stomach issues. Always have, always will. The good news is I have my IBS under control as of late (and I’m losing weight!) with the help of a daily smoothie. Every morning Scarlet and I whip up a new smoothie, experimenting with vegetables, fruits, and various supplements in our concoctions. Bonus: She has tried more new foods in the past month than in all the previous 58 months of her life combined. Any parent knows that’s a HUGE PLUS. There really is no downside to giving daily smoothie-making a try.

I’ve given the basic run-down on setting yourself up for morning-smoothie-success for smoothie newbies over at Prudent Baby in my post How to Make A Smoothie (Or How I Keep My IBS in Check), and here I am sharing 20 of our favorite smoothie recipes. I post one recipe every morning (for the most part) on my social networks: to get my daily recipes follow Prudent Baby on Facebook, or @prudentjaime on Instagram, but today you are in luck because I’ve gathered the best smoothie recipes from our experiments right here on Take Ten. Which is perfect because it only takes about ten minutes to whip up a morning smoothie that will satisfy your hunger and make you feel like a good parent all at once. Yes, the smoothie could potentially replace therapy and become a family-bonding activity – it did for us Curtii at least. Click through for 20 delicious smoothie recipes your kid will potentially, maybe, possibly deign to taste/love…

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    20 Amazing Smoothie Recipes that Will Change Your Morning Life
  • Smoothie Station 2 of 22
    Smoothie Station
    First let me give you the lay of the land. Here's the full scoop on our "smoothie station" that holds all of the magical powders my daughter and I add to our morning smoothies to bump up their health-quotient. Find out what they are and where I buy them here.
  • Cantaloupe Cucumber Smoothie 3 of 22
    Cantaloupe Cucumber Smoothie
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger (or 1/2″ of peeled fresh ginger if you have a good blender) 1/2 a cantaloupe 2 small (or one large) cucumbers, peeled and seeded 1/2 cup ice Squeeze of a wedge of lime, 1 tbls chia seeds, 1 scoop anti-oxidant powder.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe 4 of 22
    Blueberry Spinach Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tbls chia seeds, 1 handful spinach.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Razzleberry Yogurt Smoothie Recipe 5 of 22
    Razzleberry Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1 cup frozen berries (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry), 1 banana, 1 tbls chia seeds, 1 tbls anti-oxidant powder.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Peaches and Cream Smoothie Recipe 6 of 22
    Peaches and Cream Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1 1/2 cups frozen peaches, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tbls ground flaxseed, 1 tbls anti-oxidant boosting powder, 1 teaspoon honey.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Apple Carrot Spinach Smoothie Recipe 7 of 22
    Apple Carrot Spinach Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1 apple, 2 carrots chopped or shredded, 2 handfuls spinach, 1/2" fresh ginger chopped or grated, 1-1.5 cups water, squeeze of one wedge of lemon, 1 tbls chia seeds.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Cucumber Carrot Apple Smoothie Recipe 8 of 22
    Cucumber Carrot Apple Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 2 small cucumbers peeled and seeded, 1/2 an apple, handful shredded broccoli, handful shredded carrot, 1/2" peeled fresh ginger, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 tbls honey, 1 tbls chia seeds, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup ice.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Cinnamon-Apple Cucumber Smoothie Recipe 9 of 22
    Cinnamon-Apple Cucumber Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1 apple, 3 small cucumbers, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1 tbls honey, sprinkle cinnamon, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Avocado Cherry Blast Smoothie Recipe 10 of 22
    Avocado Cherry Blast Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1/2 avocado, handful kale, 1/4 cup frozen cherries, 1/4 frozen berries, 1 banana, 1/4 nf yogurt, 1 tbls chia seeds, 1 scoop protein powder, 1/2 cup ice, 1 cup water.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Berry-Banana Kale Smoothie Recipe 11 of 22
    Berry-Banana Kale Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1 cup frozen berries, 1 banana, handful kale, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, tbls chia seeds, tbls ground flaxseed
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Pear Yogurt Smoothie Recipe 12 of 22
    Pear Yogurt Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1 pear (peeled), 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup apple cider, 1 tbls honey, dash cinnamon, 1/2 cup ice, 1 tbls chia seeds, 1 scoop protein powder.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Kiwi Banana Smoothie Recipe 13 of 22
    Kiwi Banana Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup milk, one scoop vanilla protein powder, 3 kiwis (no skin), 1 banana, 1 tea chia seeds, handful ice
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Raspberry Banana Smoothie Recipe 14 of 22
    Raspberry Banana Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup frozen raspberries, 1/2 cup skim milk, 1 tbls anti-oxidant boosting powder, 1 tbls chia seeds.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Berry-Almond Kale Smoothie Recipe 15 of 22
    Berry-Almond Kale Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients:1 cup milk, 1 banana, two handfuls kale, 1 cup frozen berries, 2 tbls almonds, 2 tbls ground flaxseed, 1 tbls green powder
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Blueberry Cantaloupe Smoothie 16 of 22
    Blueberry Cantaloupe Smoothie
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1.5 cups frozen blueberries, 1 handful spinach, 1.4 cantaloupe, 1 handful spinach, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, 1 tbls anti-oxidant boosting powder, squeeze of lime.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Pear Cinnamon Cider Smoothie Recipe 17 of 22
    Pear Cinnamon Cider Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1 cup yogurt, 1 cup apple cider, dusting of cinnamon, tsp honey, scoop protein powder, 1/2 apple, 1 pear (peeled), 1 tbls chia seeds, handful spinach, 1/2 cup ice.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Blueberry Kale Smoothie Recipe 18 of 22
    Blueberry Kale Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 2 cups frozen blueberries, 2 handfuls kale, 2 scoops protein powder, 1 scoop anti-oxidant boosting powder, 2 tbls chai seeds, 1 cup nf milk
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Canteloupe Ginger Spinach Smoothie Recipe 19 of 22
    Canteloupe Ginger Spinach Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1/2 cantaloupe, 1 apple, 1" fresh peeled ginger, handful spinach, 1/4 cup shredded carrot, 1/2 cup yogurt, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 tsp honey.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Apple Strawberry Smoothie Recipe 20 of 22
    Apple Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 3 small apples, 1 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, handful kale, 2 tbls ground flaxseed, 1 scoop anti-oxidant powder, 1 tsp honey
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Pinky-Pink Strawberry Smoothie Recipe 21 of 22
    Pinky-Pink Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients: 1.5 cups frozen strawberries, 1 cup vanilla yogurt, handful micro greens, 2 tbls chia seeds, 1 tbls anti-oxidant boosting powder.
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.
  • Cucumber Ginger Limeade Smoothie Recipe 22 of 22
    Cucumber Ginger Limeade Smoothie Recipe
    In your blender combine the following ingredients:2 small cucumbers peeled and seeded, 1/2" peeled fresh ginger, 1/4 cup fennel tea, juice of half a lime, 1/4 cup nf yogurt, 1 tbls pre-soaked chia seeds, 1 scoop green anti-oxidant powder, 1 cup of ice
    Blend for 45 seconds or until pulverized.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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