I’m a huge fan of smoothies, mainly because I find it the easiest way to eat all my veggies in one gulp. (I hate vegetables.) They’re great for breakfast on-the-go, post work-out, or even if you’re looking to clean your system. All you need is a few ingredients and a blender and you’re good to go. So why not start off the year right with some of these healthy smoothies? From recipes packed with Vitamin C to super energy blueberry smoothies… I rounded up some of my favorites!
Carrot, Mango and Herb Smoothie (Vitamin C) 1 of 7
Rich in antioxidants, this smoothie is great for your skin, plus it tastes delicious.
Get the recipe from Whole Living
Green Detox Smoothie 2 of 7
Flush out toxins with this green smoothie (and lose a pound or two while you're at it). It's filled with apple, kale, celery, and spices such as cilantro.
Get the recipe from Skinny Ms.
Watermelon Agua Fresca Smoothie (For Hydration) 3 of 7
Watermelons are rich with high water content and this one is great for keeping you hydrated all day long. It's made with a blender for an ultra-light rendition of this traditional Mexican drink.
Get the recipe at Oprah.com
Photo and recipe courtesy of Super Charged Smoothies
Super Energy Blueberry Smoothie 4 of 7
Start the day off right with this boost of energy in a glass from Dr. Oz. It's loaded with healthy fruits and veggies like watermelon and coconut water.
Get the recipe from Doctor Oz
Heart Healthy Smoothie 5 of 7
This strawberry and kiwi smoothie is high in fiber and contains higher levels of heart-healthy polyphenols to help fight heart disease.
Get the recipe from Prevention
Protein Packed Smoothie 6 of 7
This peanut butter and banana smoothie is packed with protein and makes the perfect breakfast on the go. Trust me, it will keep you filled all the way until lunch time.
Get the recipe from Fitness Magazine
Clear Skin Smoothie 7 of 7
This smoothie is packed with Vitamin E-rich Spinach and Avocado and anti-inflamatory antioxidants, which help give the skin a nice glow.
Get the recipe from PopSugar
Photo and recipe courtesy of Jenny Sugar
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