15 Smoothie Recipes That Are So Deliciously Simple, You Won't Even Realize How Healthy They Actually Are

I don't know about you, but the warm weather and fresh air that spring brings always makes me want to eat better and lighter. More than that, it makes me feel ambitious enough to actually attempt doing it — which is why I have my eye on these healthy smoothie recipes. There's something about eating something colorful and good for you in the bright sunshine that's so refreshing, especially after being cooped up for so long. 

But while finding Pinterest-esque recipes is one thing, actually, you know, making them is a completely different story. It's better to start small. Like, really small — with smoothies. We're hardly even a month into the new season, but one thing is proving to be true: this spring is all about the smoothie, and in that, I know I'm not alone. Starbucks recently announced that it would be releasing a kale smoothie, which is quite the turn around from the Birthday Cake Frappuccino. But do you really need another reason to stop at Starbucks in the morning? Why not take all the ambition spring has given you, and use it to make one of these 15 delicious (and healthy!) smoothies instead? Starbucks isn't the only one who can spice things up with kale!

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Fresh Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Making Thyme for Health has one of the simplest smoothies around, and it tastes just like one of the best ice cream desserts around: the orange creamsicle. Only three ingredients? Yes, please!

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Peach Cobbler Smoothie

Cara’s Cravings takes smoothie-making to the next level with this dessert-inspired recipe. It even includes rolled oats so you get that cobbler effect.

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Skinny Pina Colada Smoothie

Not just a delicious drink: the pina colada tastes great as a smoothie, too. Try it out yourself with this recipe from Mom on Time Out.

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Green Monster Smoothie

Green smoothies don’t have to be intimidating just because they’re green. If you add enough fruit, you won’t even be able to taste the healthy green goodness working wonders! This smoothie by Confections of a Foodie Bride is proof.

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Tropical Sunrise Smoothie

Every day can feel like summer with this three-layer smoothie by Mom on Time Out. Strawberries, pineapple, and mango: the essential flavors of summer are all here!

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Raspberry Sunrise Smoothie

Damn Delicious has brought you a smoothie that is just that — damn delicious! It looks more like a cocktail than a smoothie, and only needs four ingredients to make, at that.

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Cacao Coffee Banana Smoothie

Get your coffee fix and your smoothie all in one — what more could you ask for? This five-ingredient smoothie from A Cozy Kitchen will make any morning more enjoyable.

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Indulgent dessert? Wrong! This smoothie from Ari’s Menu is actually vegan, and amazingly good for you.

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Wild Blueberry, Mint, and Flaxseed Smoothie

Need an all-natural way to wake up in the morning? Give this energy-fueling smoothie from Apron and Sneakers a go!

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Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Keep things delicious and simple with this easy smoothie by Cookie Monster Cooking.

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Vanilla Mango Spinach Smoothie

Spring is all about the return of all things green. Add some green of your own to your next smoothie with this vanilla mango spinach recipe from Cookie Monster Cooking.

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Banana Oat and Almond Smoothie

Things get a little… nutty with this one. Bananas, oats, and almonds combine for a delicious smoothie that’s perfect for anyone who is less than crazy about spinach or fruit. Get this perfect alternative from Apron and Sneakers.

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Glowing Skin Smoothie

After a long winter, we could all use a little pick-me-up for our skin. This smoothie from Deliciously Yum comes packed with antioxidant-rich mango, banana, and pineapple.

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Watermelon, Srawberry, and Banana Smoothie

Three of the best flavors around combine to form one of the best smoothies around in this recipe from The Comfort of Cooking.

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Apple Cinnamon and Almond Smoothie

This recipe from Big Girls Small Kitchen comes to you straight from the orchard: apples, cinnamon, and almonds. So simple. So good.

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