8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.

Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies that deliver straight to your door.

Her company Daily Harvest's motto is "the best smoothie you've never had," and fittingly, they contain a range of organic ingredients that you won't find in your average bodega smoothie. Think pineapple and matcha or mango and camu. Truly #FreezerGoals, in the brand's own words.

To get a leg up on those smoothie cravings this year, we collaborated with Daily Harvest on eight utterly unique recipes that you'll exclusively find here. BRB, heading to the grocery store.

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Green Apple Pie

Ingredients:

1 Sweet Apple, peeled and cored

ÂĽ cup Raw Oats

1 Tbsp. Almond Butter

1/2 cup Spinach

1/2 tsp. Coconut Oil

½ cup Vanilla Almond or Coconut Milk

½ tsp. Ground Cinnamon

Dash of Ground Nutmeg

½ tsp. Vanilla Extract


Directions:

In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Add more almond milk if necessary and garnish with cinnamon and apple slices. 

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Dragon Juice

Ingredients:

1 Dragon Fruit, peeled or a 3.5 oz. pack of frozen dragon fruit puree

1 Kiwi, peeled

½ cup Frozen Mango

2 drops Ginseng or Gingko Extract

½ Lime

1 cup Coconut Water

2-3 Ice Cubes


Directions:

In a blender, add in the dragon fruit, kiwi, mango, and ginseng or gingko extract. Squeeze in juice of ½ lime. Pour in coconut water and 2-3 ice cubes and blend. Add more coconut water if needed.

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Pineapple Mint Hydrator

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Mint Leaves

1 cup Frozen Pineapple

ÂĽ cup Cucumber

1/2 tsp. Chia Seeds

½ Lime

1 cup Coconut Water

2-3 Ice Cubes


Directions:

In a blender, add in the basil, pineapple, cucumber, and chia. Squeeze in juice of ½ lime. Pour in coconut water and 2-3 ice cubes and blend! Add more coconut water if needed.

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Chai Charger

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. Chai Tea

1 cup Coconut Milk

1 cup Frozen Spinach

½ cup Frozen Pear

½ cup Red Apple

2 Pitted Dates

â…› tsp. Reishi Powder

** Optional: Maple Syrup


Directions:

Heat coconut milk and steep chai tea for five minutes. Strain tea leaves from milk. When milk is cool, pour into a blender with remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth, and add more coconut milk if needed. [Add a dash of maple syrup if you need some extra sweetness.]

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Black Magic

Ingredients:

1 cup Frozen Blackberry

½ cup Frozen Blueberry

½ cup Spinach

1 tsp. Hemp Seed

â…› tsp. Activated Charcoal or Shilajit

½ Lemon

1 cup Coconut water


Directions:

In a blender, add in the blackberry, blueberry, spinach, hemp seed, and activated charcoal or shilajit. Squeeze in juice of ½ lemon. Pour in coconut water and blend! Add more coconut water if needed.

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Chocpea Protini

Ingredients:

½ tsp. Cacao Powder

½ tsp. Cacao Nibs

ÂĽ tsp. Vanilla Bean Powder

1 Frozen Banana

1 Tbsp. 100% Pure Roasted Peanut Butter

1 Tbsp. Pea Protein Powder

1 cup Almond Milk


Directions:

In a blender, add in the cacao powder, cacao nibs, vanilla bean, banana, peanut butter, protein powder, and almond milk. Blend until smooth! Add more almond milk if needed.

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Green Mary

Ingredients:

½ cup Frozen Kale

½ cup Frozen Spinach

½ of a Large Tomato or ½ cup of Cherry Tomatoes

â…› cup Frozen Diced Celery

ÂĽ tsp. Prepared Horseradish

1 pinch Cayenne Pepper

1 pinch Black Pepper

½ Lemon

½ cup Water


Directions:

In a blender, add in the kale, spinach, tomato, celery, horseradish, cayenne, and black pepper. Squeeze in juice of ½ lemon. Pour in water and 2-3 ice cubes and blend! Add more water if needed.

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Silver Banana

Ingredients:

1 Frozen Banana

½ cup Frozen Apple

1 Tbsp. Pumpkin Seed

ÂĽ tsp. Vanilla Bean Powder

â…› tsp. Colloidal Silver

1- 1½ cup Almond Milk


Directions:

In a blender, add in the banana, apple, pumpkin seed, vanilla, colloidal silver, and almond milk. Blend until smooth! Add more almond milk if needed.

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