9 Smoothies That Give Us Major Springtime Vibes
Smoothies are the saving grace of all our hectic weekday morning breakfasts. Not only are they easy to prep with minimal clean-up, but they’re a simple solution for making sure you’re getting key nutrients into your system first thing. What’s more, smoothies are endlessly adaptable, letting you play with what’s on hand in the fridge and switch things up as the seasons and your fresh fruit and veg cravings shift.
With that being said, while smoothies are a breeze to whip up, there’s a delicate balance between making sure you’re getting a nutritious breakfast and not guzzling down your dessert before the day even starts. While fruits provide important antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber, stuffing your blender full of them can send your blood sugar skyrocketing, setting you up for a crash (and a craving for more sugar or caffeine) later on.
Keeping that in mind, we’ve rounded up our favorite recipes for smoothies that pack in the greens, go hard on the healthy fats, and deliver all the goodness you need to start your day strong. Scroll on to see what we’re sipping on this spring to help us feel energized, nourished, and our most vibrant selves—every single day.
If you’ve been in the smoothie game for a bit, you’ve likely caught wind of the magic that is celeb nutritionist Kelly LeVeque’s Fab 4 Smoothie. A blood sugar-balancing blend of fats, greens, protein, and fiber, this formula for uber-nutritious smoothies is a delicious win, every time.
This recipe comes from Kelly’s client Jennifer Garner herself—and it’s one that’ll actually make you excited to get out of bed in the morning.
How often do you find your favorite coffee shop, outfit combo, or TV show and wear it out to the point of exhaustion (and in the case of television, binge-watch yourself into a black hole)? The same can be true for smoothies, and if you’re looking for a fun way to switch up your morning blend, this recipe is it.
Yogurt gives this smoothie some heft while raspberries balance out its sweetness with a little tang. And if you’re tempted to skip the teaspoon of goji powder, don’t: Not only does it brighten up this smoothie’s rose-kissed hue, but it’ll provide you with a boost of antioxidants to help slow down cell damage and reduce oxidative stress.
If you’re wary of the artificial flavors and added sugars contained in some protein powders but still want the bone strength-building benefits of this important macronutrient, this smoothie has you covered. Avocado and coconut provide healthy fats to keep you feeling full while spirulina, an ultimate superfood, boasts a nutrition profile with high concentrations of protein, calcium, magnesium and more that can’t be beat. This pretty green blend goes down easy and is a simple way to add a spring to your step this season.
Bring endless energy and laser-focused productivity to the start of your work day with this integrative M.D.-approved smoothie. This smoothie is a nutrient-packed powerhouse blend of berries, flax seeds, collagen powder, and dark leafy greens that somehow still tastes like a deliciously-thick milkshake. Click through for the functional breakdown of each ingredient—and don’t stress on the prep, you probably have everything you need already in the fridge.
This smoothie comes to you from the CoCo team ourselves, and it’s one of our favorite ways to work the hunger-balancing benefits of coconut oil into the start of our day. If you’re looking to revamp your wellness plan and switch things up as the warmer weather sets in, consider this smoothie your go-to.
It’s time to make cacao one of your default sources for long-lasting energy. Cacao is consumed around the world as a natural stimulant, beginning with the discovery of its powerful effects by the Olmecs of Mesoamerica in 1500 B.C. In its raw form, cacao is a far cry from the highly-processed cocoa powders lining the supermarket shelves.
Thick, creamy, a little nutty, and oh-so addicting, this smoothie can help sustain concentration on mornings when your to-do list is pulling you in a million directions.
Truly, what can’t cauliflower do? Our favorite stand-in for gluten-free pizza crusts and pastas is also a surprisingly low-sugar way to still get that super creamy blend you crave. If you haven’t jumped on the cauliflower-in-your smoothie train, hop on—and if you need a little extra convincing, this recipe is it.
The cauliflower’s neutral flavor makes it a great base for your favorite berries, protein powder, and healthy fat. What’s more, cauliflower lives up to its superfood reputation by adding a healthy dose of fiber for prolonged satiety and collagen-boosting Vitamin C for skin that’s glowing and gorgeous.
Want to start your day with the enviable energy of GP? (Yes, that Gwyneth.) This Goop-approved smoothie is your ticket to starting your day feeling like a holistic health maven. Cherries paired with chocolate are the ultimate sweet treat combo, and hemp, chia, and flax seeds add up to a trifecta of nutrient-dense goodness. Bonus points if you add a sprinkling of cacao nibs on top.
Nothing says OG healthy breakfast quite like a gold ol’ green smoothie—and for good reason. This particular blend packs all the green you need for a veggie-fueled day, with celery, spinach, apple, avocado, and more mixed in with coconut and protein powder for a breakfast that’s easy on the eyes and wallet plus all the vitamins and minerals you could dream of.
For whatever your day looks like, Conscious Coconut has your back. From an energy-boosting breakfast add-in to a skin-moisturizing miracle ingredient, coconut oil does it all. Shop our entire coconut oil collection here.