Drink Your Vegetables! 8 Smoothie Recipes to Try Today

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Can’t bear the thought of gnawing your way through another kale salad? Yeah, neither can we. We kind of wish we could give up on veggies and just eat chocolate all day (or fried chicken), but that whole “healthy living” thing is more than a little important.

Most of our favorite veggie-fused recipes are pretty easy to make. We prep our smoothies on the weekends, chopping all of the ingredients and putting them in plastic bags in the fridge. Then, every morning, we pull out our smoothie bag, toss all the ingredients in the blender, and have an instant smoothie.

Click through to see how easy it is to make your own veggie drinks at home, and say goodbye to your fear of the Food Pyramid!

- Natalie Brown

Glowing Sunshine Juice

This has the best name of any of the recipes we found. It just makes us happy. Don’t be dismayed if you don’t have a juicer. All you have to do is blend together all of the ingredients, then use a piece of cheesecloth or a sieve to drain out the pulp.

Ingredients
- 1 grapefruit, peeled
- 4 medium carrots
- ½ inch of fresh ginger
- ¼ teaspoon raw maca powder (optional)

Juice grapefruit, carrots, and ginger together. Place maca powder in the bottom of your glass and pour in the juice.

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  • Sapphire929:

    Great reasons to use my NutriBullet.

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    ASTAR:

    All the juices sound good; except I don’t like beets…but will try it! I recently signed up for a juicing website for women and i create juices/smoothies using almond or soy milk…great way to start the day! :-)

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  • ltpucker:

    Can’t wait to try some of these ~ esp the arugula pina colada, a couple of the favorite things that I would never think to combine!

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  • Rhoda:

    Unfortunately grapefruit has been found to interact negatively with many prescription medications so it is off the food list for many of us. Suggestions about what to use instead?

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    1. nataliebrown:

      Hi Rhoda!

      Oranges work well as a substitute for grapefruit in many recipes. You could also mix 2 parts orange juice to 1 part lemon juice, if you wanted to mimic the more bitter flavor of a grapefruit.

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    jenny-o:

    great, i can’t wait to try them.

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  • Crispy:

    healthy

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    Rita:

    #5 looks so good

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  • suz25:

    Love these smoothies!

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    leelyn13:

    Sounds yummy

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    Carmen Adorno:

    These look really good.

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  • dythegemini:

    I feel like I need a shot of #5 everyday!!!!!

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  • dythegemini:

    I’m pretty sure choice #2 is one of the best for detox and health but NOT a BEET eater. Ewwww.

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  • dythegemini:

    I meant MACA

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  • dythegemini:

    What is macs powder and why do I want it in my juice?

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  • Christina:

    No beets.

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  • Christina:

    I can’t do carrot juice

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  • Halli:

    Get glass jars to use instead of plastic baggies. There’s no need to make extra garbage with plastic baggies, and anyway jars are easier to dump and scoop the ingredients out of anyway.

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    1. Christina:

      Good idea

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    noki22:

    I will try a few. My first choice would be the Kiwi Mango Layered Smoothie.

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    1. Christina:

      Mine too

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    missesgoodbar:

    I’m excited about trying the Bahama Splash!

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    1. Christina:

      That looks yummy

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    missesgoodbar:

    Hmmm! I might like this one!

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