Easy DIY Smoothies You'll Want To Make Every Day

That new Vitamix you got for the holidays — how's it doing? If it's still in the box on the counter, we are passing no judgment. Without a roadmap of recipes, it's hard to stick to that ambitious, New-Year-new-you smoothie vow. Whipping up thick juices takes so much more energy in the a.m. than just stopping at Starbucks does.
We know full well our own lazy ways, so we asked our magical recipe woman, Ali Nardi, to make us three smoothies that take only five minutes each. All you have to do is skip one snooze-button hit, and you'll be walking out the door with a mango-chia-, kale-, or berry-packed liquid breakfast. And, unlike in the images ahead, you don't have to have all hands on deck in order to make these concoctions.
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Photographed by Mike Garten.
Berry & Bzzz Smoothie
Serves 1
Prep Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp natural almond butter
1 tsp bee pollen
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve.
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Photographed by Mike Garten.
Green Smoothie
Serves 1

Prep Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
1 cup chopped, peeled cucumber (from about half a cucumber)
1 cup torn kale leaves
1 small banana, chopped
1 tsp finely grated ginger
1/4 cup pear juice (no sugar added)
2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 level tsp spirulina powder
1 tsp flaxseeds
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve.
Photographed by Mike Garten.
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Mango-Chia Smoothie
Serves 1

Prep Time
5 minutes

Ingredients
1 cup chopped mango
1/2 small banana, chopped
1/2 tsp finely grated lime zest
1/4 cup coconut water
1 tbsp chia seeds
Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve.
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