3 energizing smoothie recipes

It’s finally spring - the perfect time to get out your blender and start making some smoothies. Satisfy your sweet-tooth with these 3 delicious and nutritious recipes.  Whether you’re on-the-go, or just relaxing at home, they’re a quick, healthy way to add a little jolt of energy to your day.

1. Green Tea Strawberry Smoothie

Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free

Serves 1
• 2 cups fresh baby spinach
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
• 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
• 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
• 1 cup brewed green tea, chilled
Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth. Transfer to serving glasses. Serve chilled.

2. Blueberry Basil n' Banana Smoothie

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Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free

Serves 1
• 1 cup blueberries
• 1 sliced banana
• 1/4 cup cashews
• 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
• 1 cup dairy-free coconut milk yogurt
• 1 teaspoon honey
• 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh basil
• 1/2 teaspoon coconut flakes
Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth. Transfer to serving glasses. Serve chilled.

3. Mint Cocoa Almond Smoothie

Cocoa powder on an old silver spoon, on rough wooden surface.

Cocoa powder on an old silver spoon, on rough wooden surface.

Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free

Serves 2
• 3 tablespoons almond butter
• 4 pitted dates
• 1 cup dairy-free coconut milk yogurt
• 1 cup orange juice
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon cocoa powder
• 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh mint
• 1 cup ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth. Transfer to serving glasses. Serve chilled.