Consider these easy smoothie recipes as a cure for the déjà vu you get each time you throw spinach, strawberries, and protein powder into the blender.
Sure, it takes a little longer to use a recipe. But if you shake up your routine, you’ll start to actually look forward to sipping your breakfast.
Plus, with these easy smoothie recipes, you can tailor your blend to what your body really needs in a particular moment. Make the gut health-boosting blend when you’re feeling bloated, for example. Make the protein-packed post-workout smoothie after a weightlifting class at the gym.
Now, all you need are some pretty straws so you can capture your smoothie skills on Instagram.
7 Creative, Easy Smoothie Recipes
Best Chocolate Post-Workout Smoothie
The protein powder-chocolate milk-peanut butter combo serves two purposes. One: It delivers a ton of protein for muscle-building after an intense sweat session. Two: It tastes amazing. Bonus: You’ll get an antioxidant infusion thanks to the blueberries and chocolate.
Butternut Squash Smoothie
Smoothies can be seasonal, too. Tap fall and winter flavors like warming cinnamon with this blend while benefiting from nutrients in squash like vitamins A, C, and K, fiber, and carotenoids.
The name says it all. This recipe is filled with some of the most antioxidant-rich foods available: green tea, blueberries, and dark, leafy greens. You’ll also get fiber from the blueberries and spinach—and Popeye’s favorite green is packed with iron.
For days when you’d rather be at the beach (every day?), make this to trick your taste buds into thinking you’re there. It includes summery flavors like peach, strawberry, and pomegranate, fruits that are also filled with vitamins and antioxidants.