Melissa’s Green Breakfast Smoothie

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This smoothie is the morning go-to for our blog editor, who likes starting her day with good hydration, protein, and fiber. She likes a thinner smoothie because it’s easier to suck through a straw when she’s got to drink it on the road. If you prefer a thick smoothie, start with less water and thin […]

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Coconut Mango Smoothie

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Mango and coconut water bring a fresh, tropical flavor to this filling green smoothie. Chia seeds provide body. Almonds provide protein. It will fill you up and cool you down.

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Blueberry-Basil Tea Spritzer

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Tea is an excellent base for a refreshing summer spritzer. Fruit, herbs, and seltzer bring sweetness and depth of flavor and can be experimented with for a drink you’ll have fun playing with for party after party.

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Hot or Cold Chai Smoothie

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There’s no actual tea in this smoothie, but the warm spices will fill your senses like a good cup of chai. By soaking and pureeing cashews, you’re essentially creating something like a thick cashew milk, sweetened lightly by a few dates.

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Oat Milk

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Oat milk is a dairy-free, nut-free alternative to regular milk. It’s easy to make from scratch and inexpensive. Store for up to 4-5 days in the fridge, and keep in mind that it may need to be shaken before use.  

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Thing 3’s Favorite Smoothie

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Your kids might look askance at a plateful of strawberries, banana, and spinach, but pureed together with some nutritious yogurt and a bit of ground flaxseed, they’ll love the result.

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Fresh Fig & Date Shake

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Fresh figs are usually available in the fall. You can find them in the produce section with the exotic fruits like dates and coconuts. Try one raw to get the flavor—they’re not as sweet as dried figs, and you may fall in love with them for autumn cooking. Paired with more familiar dates, this shake […]

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Mulled Cider

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Fresh cider is one of the joys we delight in during the chilly fall months, which means that it’s bound to make an appearance at parties from harvest time to New Year’s. Fortunately, it’s a treat that comes with little guilt. Dress it up for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or even Christmas for some responsible fun. Tip: […]

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