5 Easy Smoothie Recipes (and Bowls!) You Need to Try

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There’s a reason why so many of your coworkers walk into work each morning with a mason jar smoothie in hand. It’s the same reason the line at your local smoothie shop usually backs up into the parking lot. Smoothies are not only a quick, versatile and delicious breakfast or snack option, they’re also an easy way to get must-have nutrients into your diet, especially when you’re on the go.

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Whether you’re a blender whiz whipping up frothy beverages twice a day or a beginner just learning to drink your fruits and greens, you’ll need a few recipes to get you through the week. We’ve rounded up 5 easy-to-make smoothies and smoothie bowls for you to try. Get your blender ready!

1. Not-Your-Usual Banana Smoothie

Banana-Coconut Smoothie

For a twist on the classic banana-and-PB combo, try hemp seeds, desiccated coconut and dates along with a helping of greens. Enjoy as a breakfast, snack or nutritious dessert. 

2. A Berry Detoxing Mango-Mint Smoothie

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This blend of mango, blueberry, avocado and plant-based protein creates a sweet, creamy detox drink unlike any other. With good fats and great nutrients, this smoothie will make you feel full not regretful.

3. Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie

Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe

Your favorite dessert just got an upgrade in this healthy vegan drink. Instead of indulging your sweet tooth with a slice of pie, enjoy the taste of the fruit-filled bakery creation whenever your cravings strike with this on-the-go treat.

4. Berry Smoothie Bowl with Almond Butter Granola

Strawberry & Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

No more carb-loaded bagels for you. Start your day with a glowing smile, can-do attitude and this tasty superfood smoothie bowl.

5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowl with Ingredients Scattered Around | Vitacost.com/blog

Give your standard breakfast bowl a boost with a this mix of healthy, good-for-you ingredients. Sprinkle on your favorite toppings and spoon your way to a great morning.