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Savory Smoothie Recipes to Bust Out Of Your Blender Boredom

  • Michelle Fagone/Cavegirl Cuisine

    Cabbage Carrot Smoothie

    Cabbage and ginger add a subtle spiciness to this smoothie, as well as antioxidant and immune system-boosting health benefits. Cabbage boasts high amounts of vitamins C and B6, potassium, magnesium, thiamin, and dietary fiber for very few calories—making it a perfect smoothie ingredient. (While you have your blender out, whip up these 12 Things to Make With Your Blender that aren't smoothies.)

    Makes: 3 to 4 servings
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes

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  • Michelle Fagone/Cavegirl Cuisine

    Tomatillo Mary Smoothie

    The best part about this healthy smoothie? It's even better with a shot of tequila. But don't just throw any liquor in there; Fagone recommends tequila distilled 100 percent from agave plants with no added sugar. Even without booze, the kick of jalapeño in this smoothie will boost energy and fire up your afternoon.

    Makes: 3 to 4 servings
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes

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  • Michelle Fagone/Cavegirl Cuisine

    Summer Squash Smoothie

    With baby kale, parsnip, garlic, and white tea, this unique squash smoothie has a taste unlike any blended drink you've had before. And it's super high in manganese, which helps convert nutrients into energy. (These other weight-loss superfoods have manganese and other nutrients just as powerful.)

    Makes: 3 to 4 servings
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Start to Finish: 10 minutes

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  • Michelle Fagone/Cavegirl Cuisine

    Asparagus Avocado Smoothie

    Avocado adds a luxurious creaminess (and plenty of healthy fats) to this deep green smoothie. They're also proven to help with the absorption of other nutrients—meaning you'll maximize your use of every vitamin from the asparagus, apple, and mixed greens in this smoothie.

    Makes: 3 to 4 servings
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Start to Finish: 10 minutes

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  • Michelle Fagone/Cavegirl Cuisine

    Broccoli Bok Choy Smoothie

    A few coconut aminos in this smoothie add major nutritional benefits. They're soy-, gluten-, and dairy-free, made from raw coconut sap, and they aid in muscle recovery. Swap your usual post-workout snack with this Asian-flavored amino smoothie, and your muscles will thank you. (But make sure you grab some post-workout protein as well because this smoothie only has about 1 gram per serving.)

    Makes: 3 to 4 servings
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Start to Finish: 10 minutes

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  • Michelle Fagone/Cavegirl Cuisine

    Fennel Cucumber Smoothie

    Fennel, which is high in vitamin C, and spinach, which is high in iron, make a super-nutritious pair. Together, they maximize your body's absorption of iron. (A lack of iron could be leaving you sluggish.)

    Makes: 3 to 4 servings
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Start to Finish: 10 minutes

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  • Michelle Fagone/Cavegirl Cuisine

    Zesty Zucchini Smoothie

    Horseradish adds a spicy, sinus-clearing element to this collard green, zucchini, and cucumber smoothie. Fagone recommends pairing with fresh oysters for the ultimate sensory experience.

    Makes: 3 to 4 servings
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes

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  • Michelle Fagone/Cavegirl Cuisine

    Spinach Cilantro Smoothie

    Add water and this smoothie is great as a drink. Ditch the water and add some avocado, and you'll get some killer guac—yes, as in "guacamole." Fagone recommends dumping atop tortilla chips made from cassava flour if you choose to bite rather than sip.

    Makes: 3 to 4 servings
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Start to Finish: 10 minutes

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  • Michelle Fagone/Cavegirl Cuisine

    Turnip the Beet Smoothie

    Turnips and beets are both winter superfoods you should absolutely add to your regular healthy eating routine. Not sure how? Throw them into this sweet and savory smoothie. Fagone recommends picking smaller turnips, as they'll be sweeter than larger ones. Make sure to use fresh (not packaged) beets and their greens, which give this smoothie its dark green color.

    Makes: 3 to 4 servings
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Start to Finish: 10 minutes

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  • Michelle Fagone/Cavegirl Cuisine

    Cauliflower Smoothie

    Cauliflower provides allicin, an important compound that reduces that risk of stroke and heart disease while detoxifying the blood and liver—so don't just limit this high-fiber veggie to dinner. Throw it in this smoothie with pumpkin seeds, carrots, and romaine for the drinkable version of a salad. (Don't worry, adding an apple makes it taste better than "drinkable salad" sounds.)

    Makes: 3 to 4 servings
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Start to Finish: 10 minutes

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Lauren Mazzo

Lauren Mazzo is a digital assistant editor for Shape and Fitness. She's an Ithaca College alumna, a Rochester, NY, native and an NYC transplant.  More →

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