Power Smoothies

Green Tea and Goji Berry Smoothie

Prep time: 10 minutes

Serves 2 / This sunrise-colored smoothie, fortified with a small dose of caffeine, may convince you to give up coffee as your morning beverage. Ingredient tip: Green tea and goji berries offer potent antioxidants to start your day right, and yogurt’s protein makes this an on-the-go superfoods breakfast. Prep tip: To avoid scorching the tea, be sure to use water that’s just off the boil. To freeze bananas, peel and slice, place in a plastic bag, and place in freezer overnight. Freezing several at a time makes spontaneous smoothies a cinch. View recipe

Creamy Avocado Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves 2 / This creamy, pale green smoothie is rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and zinc. Prep tip: Add a scoop of green foods powder (look for single-serving packets in the supplements aisle) for even more nutrients. View recipe

Juicy Berry Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves 2 / Nothing beats the berry for summertime nutrition. In this kid-friendly smoothie, yogurt provides probiotics and protein, and flaxseed oil adds omega-3 fats. Use any mix of berries you like, including strawberries and raspberries. Frozen ones provide extra thickness. View recipe

Banana-Chocolate Smoothie

Prep time: 20 minutes

Serves 2 / Almonds and walnuts provide healthy monounsaturated fats and add a rich, nutty flavor to this sweet and creamy smoothie. Raisins add fiber, iron, and antioxidants. View recipe

Mango-Pineapple-Coconut Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves 2 / Antioxidant-rich mango and anti-inflammatory pineapple team up with coconut milk to create a taste of the tropics in this sunny smoothie. Prep tip: Adjust the whey protein powder to your needs, and use unsweetened or vanilla powder to vary sweetness. View recipe

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