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5 Nutrient-Dense Smoothie Recipes We’ll Be Drinking Today & All Year

For a glowing complexion: The Hailey Bieber Skin Smoothie dupe.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)2 cups frozen strawberries1 scoop mbg beauty & gut collagen+1 tablespoon sea moss gel 1/2 cup coconut cream 1/4 avocado 1 teaspoon maple syrup 2 softened dates
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This smoothie is packed with skin-loving ingredients, from vitamin C to omega-3s to collagen and even hyaluronic acid (thanks to the mbg beauty & gut collagen+ blend).* For a deeper dive into what makes this blend so special, check out the full story.

Pro tip

For a smoother texture, soak your dates in room temperature water the evening before, or at least a few hours before you blend.

For those who love sweet breakfast: A nutty chocolate blend.

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Ingredients:

Satisfying your sweet tooth without reaching for refined sugars isn’t easy–but it is possible. This recipe makes drinking a nutrient-dense smoothie feel like a treat thanks to the chocolate collagen powder. Not to mention, nut butter provides a protein boost (especially important for those who limit meat and dairy intake).

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For a mood boost: Orange + turmeric burst.

Ingredients:

Serves 1

1/2 cup frozen mango 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks 1 thumb turmeric 1/2 thumb ginger 1/2 frozen banana 1 tbsp coconut butter OR coconut flakes 2 cups orange juice
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If you’re the type to splash your face with cold water in the morning or sip on tangy kombucha, you’ll love this blend. The combination of ginger and turmeric with a citrus base feels as refreshing as a cup of ice water after a long day. Plus, it’s a major hit for anyone who wants to feel like they’re at a tropical oasis (even if just for a few minutes).

For those working on brain health: A neuroscientist’s green smoothie recipe.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1 banana (make it frozen for extra creaminess!)1 large handful of spinach 1/2 celery stalk, chopped 1 green apple, chopped 1/2 cup ice1 cup water (feel free to add more or less liquid depending on how thin you like the consistency)

Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki, Ph.D., whips up a green smoothie every morning for breakfast.It’s a recipe she leans on to help ease her everyday anxiety, she tells us on the mindbodygreen podcast, but it’s not only about the nutritious, brain-supporting ingredients (although, the right foods can certainly help support your calm); in fact, the ritual itself is rather soothing–a moment of pause in an otherwise frenzied morning schedule.

You can read more about the recipe and benefits here, if you’re curious.

For extra protein: Chocolate strawberry protein smoothie.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

2 cups frozen strawberries 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice1 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice1 cup milk of choiceA dash cinnamon 2 softened dates

This recipe makes it easy to make your breakfast protein-dense–even if it’s plant-based. Plus, the tasty blend will help you look forward to your daily protein shake rather than dread it. Not sure if you should choose collagen or protein powder? This story will help you narrow down your search.

Why add collagen?

Even if the recipe doesn’t call for collagen, adding one scoop of mbg beauty & gut collagen+ (unflavored or chocolate) is always a good idea.

By doing so, you’ll be adding the following nutrients to your daily blend, all in one step:

Grass-fed collagen peptidesHyaluronic acidVitamins C & EBiotinL-glutamineTurmeric Sulforaphane glucosinolate

Translation: You can significantly boost the functional nutrition profile of any blend with one scoop of this powder. Not to mention, the skin and gut benefits of daily collagen supplementation are reason enough to make it a daily ritual–you can read all about them here.*

The takeaway.

Getting your daily serving or two of fruit is crucial to maintaining a balanced diet. One of the easier ways to check this box is by whipping up a morning or mid-afternoon smoothie. Now if you want to dive deeper into how many servings of fruits and vegetables you should aim for–let this article be your starting point.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.

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