Look, we love nothing more than indulging in a pint of Häagen-Dazs every once in a while. But the food coma that ensues? No, thanks. That’s where smoothies come in. They’re sweet, indulgent and they photograph beautifully (a must these days). But the icing on the cake? They’re actually good for you. Here, five smoothie recipes to always have in your back pocket that’ll leave you feeling great.
BLUEBERRY COCONUT LAYERED SMOOTHIE
No, we’re definitely not over ombré. Technically three different smoothies in one, this layered beauty will have your taste buds dancing to the tune of of blueberry, coconut and hints of banana.
SUPER BERRY BOWL
OK, so this is technically a smoothie bowl, but still a smoothie nonetheless. To make it, toss a handful of blueberries, avocado, spinach and bananas in a blender, along with half a cup of antioxidant-infused Bai Brasilia Blueberry. It has no artificial sweeteners and just one gram of sugar, making this smoothie bowl as good for you as it is pretty.
GREEN SMOOTHIE WITH AVOCADO AND APPLE
Woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Get right with one of our favorite smoothies. This bright blend features spinach, Granny Smith apple, avocado, banana and hydrating coconut water. To top it off, there’s even chia seeds and honey. Good morning to you.
TAHINI ESPRESSO SMOOTHIE BOWL
These aren’t two ingredients we would typically pair together, but hear us out: They make for one unforgettable smoothie bowl. With the addition of bananas, cacao powder, maple syrup and almond milk, this bowl is nothing short of indulgent. Feeling really crazy? Add a small handful of toasted hazelnuts.
MORNING GLORY POWER SMOOTHIE
This guy might look like a sweet creamsicle, but it’s actually packed with good-for-you ingredients like carrots, turmeric and hemp seeds. Vanilla extract, maca powder and cinnamon add depths of flavor we wouldn’t mind sipping on for every meal.