3 So-Delicious Smoothies You Can Make At Home — & Thank Us Later

There's no denying the fact that smoothies are a lifesaver — easy to make, packed with flavor, and good for you, to boot. But, even the most avid healthy eater could use a little refresher course every now and then. So, how about a trio of super-tasty smoothies, straight from the best local juice bars? We snagged three delish recipes from healthy hotspots in D.C., Arlington, and Bethesda — read on to make 'em all and find your favorite!
8 oz almond milk
Handful of fresh spinach
1/2 frozen banana
2 oz peanut butter
4 oz ice
Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.
3/4 of a banana, cut into chunks and frozen for about 20 minutes
1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
8 to 10 oz apple juice (or substitute a liquid of your choice, such as coconut water or rice or soy milk)
Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. Pro tip: When chopping the banana, take care to remove the stringy fibers and the seed at the bottom of the banana, which can cause a bitter taste.
8 oz coconut water or fresh juice of your choice
4 oz coconut meat or 1/2 of a frozen banana
1 orange, peeled
1 large handful of kale, stems removed
1/4 lemon, peeled (adjust the amount to taste)
Optional: Sweeten to taste with maple syrup, agave, or pitted dates
Place ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth.

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