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Beyond Your Basic Smoothie

Delicious beverages that are as easy as A, B and C — the vitamins, that is!

recipes for healthy smoothies

Healthy smoothies pack vitamins and minerals in one refreshing beverage. — J.Riou/photocuisine/Corbis

When making energy-boosting smoothies, remember that the key to sustained energy is protein, which you can add to your smoothie in the form of soy milk, silken tofu or even peanut butter.

Nigella Lawson's Go Get 'Em Smoothie
This fantastic breakfast smoothie combines coffee for caffeine, bananas for potassium, and an optional spoonful of peanut butter (highly recommended) for a solid dose of protein and good fats that will sate your appetite.

Get-Up-and-Go Juice by Steve and Elena Kapelonis
Features carrots and beets, two vegetables incredibly high in protein, and ginger for that kicky flavor.

A little fruit, a little juice, a little something creamy and a blender is all you need to make a quick and easy smoothie.

Anytime Fruit Smoothie
Use frozen fruit for ease and blend up with an equal amount of juice for a delicious smoothie in seconds. Try adding in some banana (for potassium) and yogurt (for calcium) or silken tofu (for protein).

Raspberry-Banana Smoothie
Features ingredients that are so naturally sweet you won't need to add any sugar.

Cantaloupe-Peach Smoothie
This beautiful orange-colored smoothie will surely brighten your day.

Mango and Lime Smoothie
A zesty tropical treat.

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