Smoothies: Health in a Blender

Breakfast,Featured Article,Healthy,Quick & Easy,Recipes
January 1, 2012

A smoothie is an easy way to pack a lot of nutrition into one easy recipe—adaptable with practically any ingredient you have on-hand.

Healthy Smoothies
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn
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Folks are passionate about their smoothies, so it was no surprise that, upon asking friends on Facebook for their “go-to” smoothie, we got inundated with recipes for smoothies of every sort. Berries figured prominently in most, but to our surprise, greens (spinach and kale) and flax seeds were popular smoothie toss-ins too. Here are some smoothie combinations you may not have thought of yet—we certainly hadn’t.  Use more or less of what you like. That said, use a good blender and put the liquid in first to reach smoothie perfection.

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Apple-Kale Smoothie

Kale (yes, KALE!) makes a sneak appearance in this fresh fruit smoothie. Use whatever proportions of fruit (and greens) you like.

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Tangerine, Pineapple and Blueberry Smoothie

Use the fruits in whatever proportion you like (on have on hand) for this quick smoothie.