Six Ingredients for Super-Healthy Smoothies

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Six Ingredients for Super-Healthy Smoothies

These smoothies pack in healthy vegetables, fruit and herbs—plus each has a “super” ingredient, like kombucha, flaxseeds or green tea, to deliver extra benefits.

1. Green Tea

Boasts cancer-fighting catechins.

Click here for the recipe: Good Green Tea Smoothie

2. Silken Tofu

Loaded with protein to help curb snack attacks.

Click here for the recipe: Tofu Tropic Smoothie

3. Pomegranate Juice

Preliminary research suggests it helps relieve sore muscles after exercise.

Click here for the recipe: Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

4. Vanilla Kefir

Drinkable yogurt full of calcium and healthy probiotics.

Click here for the recipe: Banana Spice Smoothie

5. Kombucha

A probiotic-packed fermented tea found in natural-foods stores.

Click here for the recipe: Clean Breeze Smoothie

6. Flaxseed

Adds fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 fats.

Click here for the recipe: “Get Your Orange” Flax Smoothie

Looking for more smoothie recipes to quench your thirst? We have them here.

Açai Super Smoothie

Brazilian surfers first popularized this freakishly nutritious Amazonian berry. Now it has gone mainstream. The smoothie here boosts açai's healthfulness with pomegranate juice.

Click here for the recipe: Açai Super Smoothie

Banana Blast Smoothie

Diet V8 Splash® Juice Drink is blended together with plain non-fat yogurt, banana and ice to make a cool and tasty smoothie.

Click here for the recipe: Banana Blast Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Get your daily dose of dark leafy greens any time of day with this delicious green smoothie. Ground flaxseed adds omega-3s. Pour any extra into a freezer-pop mold and have it later as a frozen green smoothie pop.

Click here for the recipe: Green Smoothie

Wake-Up Smoothie

With a stash of berries in your freezer, you can jump-start your day with this nutritious, tasty smoothie in just minutes. It provides vitamin C, fiber, potassium and soy protein.

Click here for the recipe: Wake-Up Smoothie

Banana-Cocoa Soy Smoothie

With plenty of protein from both tofu and soymilk, this banana-split-inspired breakfast smoothie will keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

Click here for the recipe: Banana-Cocoa Soy Smoothie

Mango Lassi Smoothie

A lassi is an Indian smoothie made with yogurt, sometimes offered as an aperitif or as a "side" to calm down a fiery meal. Thanks to a ripe mango and orange-flower water, this version is sweet and fragrant.

Click here for the recipe: Mango Lassi Smoothie

Citrus Berry Smoothie

This meal-in-a-glass smoothie is bursting with berries and orange juice, healthful sources of carbohydrate and powerful antioxidants. Getting plenty of antioxidant-rich foods makes sense for active people.

Click here for the recipe: Citrus Berry Smoothie

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Start your day with the nutrition of a salad and the taste of dessert!

These smoothies pack in healthy vegetables, fruit and herbs—plus each has a "super" ingredient, like kombucha, flaxseeds or green tea, to deliver extra benefits.

Our Good Green Tea Smoothie offers 72 percent of your daily dose of cold-fighting vitamin C, while our Banana Spice Smoothie delivers 35 percent of your daily calcium needs. Just combine the ingredients in a blender, whirl until smooth and enjoy. (Each recipe serves two!)


Check out the slideshow above to discover the six ingredients necessary for healthy smoothies.

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