5 Easy & Energizing Smoothie Recipes

Looking for something sweet to get you over the midday hump? These five smoothies will nourish, replenish and energize your system. Drink one for a meal or as a snack.

See also Juicing Vs. Smoothies: What’s the Right Recipe for Weight Loss?

1. Sweet Cherry Almond Flaxseed Smoothie

Cherries are the secret ingredient in this cool and nutty smoothie from the book Real Paleo Fast & Easy. They contain antioxidants that can reduce belly fat, reduce muscle aches and promote healthy sleep patterns. They’re also naturally sweet, and give this smoothie a vibrant pink color. Garnish it with chopped almonds for a nuttier flavor and crunchy consistency.

Get the recipe here.

Photo by Kris Osborne

2. Green Monkey Smoothie

You don’t need ice for this nutrient-dense smoothie. Freeze the ingredients in a zip-top freezer bag overnight, and throw them in a blender the next day. Natural, unsalted peanut butter will create a thick and creamy texture. Add two pitted dates to the recipe for additional sweetness.

Get the recipe here.

3. PB&J Freezer Smoothie Packs

Chia seeds and peanut butter provide 9 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein in this make-ahead rich and creamy smoothie.

Get the recipe here.

4. Blueberry Kickstarter

This smoothie from Jorge Cruise features vegan pea protein powder. The frozen blueberries make it more juicy than creamy, so if you prefer a thicker smoothie, add ice.

Get the recipe here.

5. Life-Altering Green Smoothie

Avocado and coconut provide healthy and filling fat to this make-ahead smoothie.

Get the recipe here.