Smoothies are not only delicious drinks, as many believe. These beverages are useful and nutritious low-calorie cocktails made from various fruit and vegetable ingredients, mixed in a blender until a homogeneous mass is obtained. You can use this drink not only as a tasty snack, but also completely replace some meals, for example, dinner.

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Smoothies are perfect for those who decide to improve their figure and lose a couple of extra pounds. They helps to remove the feeling of hunger and remove the persistent irritability during diets. In addition, smoothies are very nutritious and rich in dietary fibres, including fiber. That is why the presence of smoothies in the diet will positively affect both the process of digestion and metabolism, cleansing the intestines.

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Here are 28 tasty smoothie recipes to refresh and nourish the body:

#1. Banana Ginger Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 banana, sliced

- ¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt

- 1 Tbsp honey

- ½ tsp freshly grated ginger

Combine all the ingredients and blend them until smooth. Enjoy!

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#2. Detox Green Smoothie with Chia Seeds

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 cup Spinach

- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk

- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

- 1 banana

- 1 tbsp chia seeds

Put all your ingredients in a blender until everything is combined and smooth. Add more almond milk as needed. Enjoy!

#3. Apple Crisp Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 c. apple cider

- 1/2 c. 2% vanilla greek yogurt

- 1/4 c. old-fashioned rolled oats

- 2 tbsp. pecans

- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg

- 1 c. ice cubes

Combine all the ingredients and process them in a blender. Enjoy your smoothie!

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#4. Orange Dream Creamsicle

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 navel orange, peeled

- ¼ c fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt

- 2 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate

- ¼ tsp vanilla extract

- 4 ice cubes

You just need to combine the orange, half-and-half or yogurt, orange juice concentrate, vanilla, and ice cubes. Process until smooth.

#5. Caramel Apple Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- ½ cup (40 g) rolled oats

- 1 Tbsp (7 g) chia seeds

- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

- 1 medium apple, peeled and cored (~120 g)

- 2 Medjool dates, pitted (30 g)

- cup (240 ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk

The night before, add all the ingredients to the bowl of your blender and give it a stir to ensure that everything is well combined. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight. The next morning, blend until a smooth and creamy consistency is reached, adding more milk if the smoothie is too thick. Enjoy!

#6. Green Tea, Blueberry, and Banana

You need ingredients such as:

- 3 Tbsp water

- 1 green tea bag

- 2 tsp honey

- 1½ c frozen blueberries

- ½ med banana

- ¾ c calcium fortified light vanilla soy milk

First, you need to microwave water on high until steaming hot in a small bowl. Add tea bag and allow to brew 3 minutes. Remove tea bag. Stir honey into tea until it dissolves. Then, combine berries, banana, and milk in a blender with ice crushing ability. Add tea to blender. Blend ingredients on ice crush or highest setting until smooth. Pour smoothie into tall glass and serve. Enjoy this tasty smoothie!

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#7. Cranberry Citrus Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 3 oranges peeled

- 1/2 cup cranberries fresh or frozen

- 1/2 banana frozen

- 1/4 cup Plain Greek yogurt

- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Simply place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and garnish with leftover orange peels, if desired.

#8. Very Berry Breakfast

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 c frozen unsweetened raspberries

- ¾ c chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk

- ¼ c frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries

- 1½ Tbsp honey

- 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger

- 1 tsp ground flaxseed

- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste. Puree until smooth. Enjoy!

#9. Green Ginger Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 2 c. packed baby spinach

- 1 chopped Granny Smith apple

- 3/4 c. coconut water

- 1/4 c. fresh lemon juice

- 2 tbsp. hemp seeds

- 3 tsp. minced fresh ginger

- 1 tsp. raw honey

- 1 1/2 c. ice cubes until smooth

In a blender, you need to puree 2 cups packed baby spinach, 1 chopped Granny Smith apple, 3/4 cup coconut water, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 2 Tbsp hemp seeds, 2 to 3 tsp minced fresh ginger, 1 tsp raw honey, and 1 1/2 cups ice cubes until smooth. Divide between 2 glasses and serve.

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#10. Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 cup coconut milk

- 1/4 cup organic pumpkin puree

- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (can substitute cinnamon and ginger)

- 1 frozen banana sliced

- 1 cup ice

Combine all the ingredients and blend them until smooth. Enjoy!

#11. World's Best Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 c plain nonfat yogurt

- 1 banana

- ½ c orange juice

- 6 frozen strawberries

Simply combine the yogurt, banana, juice, and strawberries for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend for an additional 15 seconds.

#12. Hot Green Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 30 g Kale

-1 sweet dessert apple I like jazz apples, chopped

- 2 medjool dates pitted and chopped

- 1 cup of hot brewed green tea

Place your kale, apple and dates in your smoothie maker. Add in a splash of cold water and splash of the green tea. Blend on high for a minute or two until the dates and kale have been completely incorporated. Pour your smoothie into a cup and mix in the remaining green tea.

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#13. Pineapple Passion

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 c low-fat or light vanilla yogurt

- 6 ice cubes

- 1 c pineapple chunks

Combine the yogurt and ice cubes. Blend, pulsing as needed, until the ice is in large chunks. Add the pineapple and blend at “whip” speed until smooth.

#14. Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 1¼ c cold apple juice

- 1 ripe banana, sliced

- 1 kiwi fruit, sliced

- 5 frozen strawberries

- 1½ tsp honey

You just need to combine the juice, banana, kiwi fruit, strawberries, and honey. Blend until smooth. Enjoy this tasty smoothie!

#15. Pear-Spinach Smoothie

Blend 1 cup spinach; ¾ cup Greek yogurt; 1 Bartlett pear; ½" piece ginger, peeled and grated; and a handful of ice.

#16. Banana-Blueberry-Soy Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 1¼ c light soy milk

- ½ c frozen loose-pack blueberries

- ½ frozen banana, sliced

- 2 tsp sugar or 2 packets artificial sweetener

- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

You need to combine 1 cup of the milk, the blueberries, banana, sugar or sweetener, and vanilla extract. Blend for 20 to 30 seconds, or until smooth. Add up to ¼ cup more milk if a thinner smoothie is desired.

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#17. Tropical Papaya Perfection

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 papaya, cut into chunks

- 1 c fat-free plain yogurt

- ½ c fresh pineapple chunks

- ½ c crushed ice

- 1 tsp coconut extract

- 1 tsp ground flaxseed

Combine all the ingredients and process for about 30 seconds, or until smooth and frosty. Enjoy!

#18. Just Peachy

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 c 1% milk

- 2 Tbsp low-fat vanilla yogurt

- ½ c frozen peaches

- ½ c strawberries

- ⅛ tsp powdered ginger

- 2 tsp whey protein powder

- 3 ice cubes

Blend together any liquid ingredients (milk, yogurt, juice, etc.) and protein powder. Add mushy ingredients, like pre cooked oatmeal and fruit, then add ice at the end. For a thicker shake, you can toss in more ice cubes.

#19. Apricot-Mango Madness

You need ingredients such as:

- 6 apricots, peeled, pitted, and chopped (about 2 c)

- 2 ripe mangoes, 10 to 12 ounces each, peeled and chopped (about 2 c)

- 1 c reduced-fat milk or plain low-fat yogurt

- 4 tsp fresh lemon juice

- ¼ tsp vanilla extract

- 8 ice cubes

- Lemon peel twists (garnish)

Place all the ingredients in a blender. Process for 8 seconds. Add the ice cubes, and process 6 to 8 seconds longer, or until smooth. Enjoy your Madness!

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#20. Watermelon Wonder

You need ingredients such as:

- 2 c chopped watermelon

- ¼ c fat-free milk

- 2 c ice

Combine the watermelon and milk, and blend for 15 seconds, or until smooth. Add the ice, and blend 20 seconds longer, or to your desired consistency. Add more ice, if needed, and blend for 10 seconds.

#21. Berry Good Workout Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 1½ c chopped strawberries

- 1 c blueberries

- ½ c raspberries

- 2 Tbsp honey

- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

- ½ c ice cubes

Simply combine all the ingredients and blend them until smooth. Enjoy!

#22. Sunrise Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 banana

-1 c apricot nectar, chilled

- 1 container (8 oz) low-fat peach yogurt

- 1 Tbsp frozen lemonade concentrate

- ½ c club soda, chilled

You need to combine the banana, apricot nectar, yogurt, and lemonade concentrate. Process for 30 seconds, or until smooth and creamy. Stir in the club soda and serve immediately.

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#23. Berry Vanilla Sensation

You need ingredients such as:

- ½ c frozen unsweetened raspberries

- ½ c frozen unsweetened strawberries

- ¾ c unsweetened pineapple juice

- 1 c (8 oz) fat-free vanilla yogurt

Combine the raspberries, strawberries, and pineapple juice. Add the yogurt. Blend until smooth.

#24. Tutti-Frutti Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- ½ c loose-pack mixed frozen berries or strawberries

- ½ c canned crushed pineapple in juice

- ½ c plain yogurt

- ½ c sliced ripe banana

- ½ c orange juice

Combine the berries, pineapple (with juice), yogurt, banana, and orange juice in a food processor fitted with the metal blade, in a blender, or in a large measuring cup with an immersion blender. Process for about 2 minutes, or until smooth.

#25. LeAnn Luscious Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 c skim milk

- 1 c frozen, unsweetened strawberries

- 1 Tbsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil

- 1 Tbsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds (optional)

You need to mix milk and frozen strawberries in a blender for 1 minute. Transfer to a glass and stir in the tablespoon of flaxseed oil, or serve with a tablespoon of sunflower or pumpkin seeds instead.

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#26. Slim-Down Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 c frozen berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries

- ½ c low-fat yogurt (any flavor)

- ½ c orange juice or other juice

Combine all the ingredients and place them in a blender, and pulse for 30 seconds. Blend for 30 seconds, or until smooth.

#27. Soy Good Smoothie

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 c calcium-fortified vanilla soy milk

- ½ c frozen blueberries

- ½ c corn flakes cereal

- 1 frozen banana, sliced

Combine the milk, blueberries, cereal, and banana in a blender for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides and blend for an additional 15 seconds.

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#28. Mango Madness

You need ingredients such as:

- 1 can (8 oz) juice-packed pineapple chunks

- 1 c fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt

- 1 lg ripe mango, peeled and chopped

- 1 ripe banana, sliced

- Crushed or cracked ice

Combine the pineapple (with juice), frozen yogurt, mango, and banana. Blend until smooth. With the blender running, gradually drop in enough ice to bring the level up to 4 cups. Blend until the ice is pureed. Enjoy!

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