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16 Smoothie Juice Recipes for Energy and Vitality

Written by Catherine Winter
Catherine is a wordsmith covering lifestyle tips on Lifehack.
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Most of us wander into our kitchens rather groggily first thing in the morning and reach for a cup of coffee or tea for a caffeine kick. We all have become so addicted to caffeine that we don’t realize that there are other alternatives to our morning brew.

Instead of starting your day with a caffeinated jolt, why not start healthy with a rejuvenating and nourishing smoothie juice?

There are countless energy smoothies and juicing recipes for energy available on the internet that count as a healthy start to the day. Not only can you enjoy these recopies in the morning, but these energy-boosting smoothies can be enjoyed at any time of the day to revitalize yourself.

Live nutrients and enzymes in juices and smoothies feed every cell in your body, while liquids from the fruits you’re using keep you hydrated.[1] Let’s explore some promising benefits that smoothie juices bring to your body and some refreshing energy boosting smoothies recipes to add to your diet.

Health Benefits of Smoothie Juices

In the last few years, smoothies have started to get a bad rep in the health industry due to the high abundance of sugar added to store-bought ones. The added cost and the not-so-good-for-you ingredients can result in a smaller wallet and a thicker waistline.[2]

On the other hand, natural and booting energy smoothie recipes add numerous positive benefits to your health. Many of them involve fruits that are packed with vitamins, nutrients, and soluble fiber or leafy green vegetables, which you probably already know are good for you. Daily energy-boosting smoothies also increase your fiber intake, stimulates your digestive tract, and reduce the chances of gastrointestinal diseases, infections, diabetes, or heart disease.


Energy smoothies are the best way to proceed if you plan to go on a diet. Smoothies can help you have a balanced diet that provides you with all the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to function well. Many recipes can also be packaged into plastic bags and frozen so you can quickly pop them in your blender and make a quick smoothie when you’re on the go. Making a smoothie at home eliminates any question of preservatives, added sugar, or uneven substandard ingredients.[3]

16 Energy Smoothie Recipes

Below are awesome recipes for delicious juice vitality smoothies that you can make quickly at home. With the right healthy ingredient and a blender, you’ll be on the way to a healthier you.

What you’ll need: A juicer, a blender or food processor, fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, herbs, and spices, as the recipes require.

1. Morning Sunshine Smoothie

good morning sunshine smoothie

    Packed with vitamin C, this sweet and tangy citrus smoothie will inspire smiles on even the rainiest morning. Packed with mangoes, peaches, and fresh orange juice, this is the perfect light and refreshing smoothie to help you get started with your day. Substitute frozen mangoes with fresh mangoes. Just 3/4 cup of mango provides 50% of your daily vitamin C intake![4]

    Looking for a complete recipe, click here.

    2. Peanut Lover’s Green Smoothie

    peanut green smoothie

      This is genius. What better way to hide spinach in a smoothie than to smother it with peanut-buttery goodness? This smoothie packs healthy fats and healthy, green leafy veggies into one mason jar! One tablespoon of peanut butter is packed with 7g of protein.[5]

      If you have any leftover bananas, freeze them into halves to easily throw them into your smoothies.

      To find the complete recipe, click here.

      3. Heart Healthy Fruit Smoothie

      heart healthy smoothie
        Credit: Whitney Bond Heart Healthy Fruit Smoothie

        Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are packed with essential nutrients for the heart. Berries are rich in antioxidants and which protect against inflammation and stress – all factors that contribute to health disease.[6]


        Tailor this recipe to your liking and add some flax seeds, chia seeds, and even spinach for that extra boost of nutrients.

        For a detailed recipe, click here.

        4. Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

        banana cream pie smoothie
          Credit: Happiness is Homemade by Heidi Kundin Healthy Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

          If you have a sweet tooth and looking for something just as healthy, try this banana cream pie smoothie recipe. This dessert-like treat has a mix of protein powder, cashew milk, vanilla greek yogurt, frozen bananas, and a dash of cinnamon.

          To find the detailed recipe guide, click here.

          5. Black Berry Cobbler Smoothie

            Credit: Seasonal Cravings Blackberry Cobbler Smoothie

            Get your dose of antioxidants with this recipe. Packed with fresh berries, cinnamon, oats, and coconut milk, this smoothie is the perfect drink for energy and vitality. Oats are proven to be a good source of energy and have proven to help improve blood sugar control, relieve constipation, and can lower cholesterol levels.[7]

            For a detailed recipe, click here.

            6. Green Juice

            green juice
              Credit: Show Me the Yummy Green Juice Recipe

              If you want to add more veggies and fruits into your routine, this green juice recipe is packed with kale, lemon, ginger, cucumber, apples, and celery stalks. Kale is a superfood with a great source of vitamin A and folate, a B vitamin that helps with brain development.

              Other health benefits of kale include cancer prevention, lowering cholesterol, and weight loss.[8]

              For a detailed recipe, click here.

              7. Coconut Water Smoothie

              coconut water smoothie
                Credit: Simple Green Smoothies Coconut Water Smoothie

                Coconut water is known to be a hydrating beverage but is also known to support heart health and lower blood sugar.[9] It also makes for a great substitute to water for delicious and vitalizing smoothies especially when paired with vitamin packed vegetables and fruits like kale and oranges. This recipe includes a chia seeds, bananas, kale, and pineapples.

                For a detailed recipe, click here.

                8. Mellow Yellow Protein Smoothie

                  Credit: Mother Earth Living Mellow Yellow Protein Smoothie

                  If you’re looking for a post-workout protein smoothie, this recipe has everything from almond butter, hemp seeds, bananas, and raw honey to help you recover and reenergize. Hemp seeds are a great source of iron, manganese, B-vitamins, zinc, vitamin E, and magnesium.

                  This smoothie and a balanced diet promote weight loss by filling you up with protein instead of empty calories.

                  To find the detailed recipe, click here.

                  9. Watermelon Berry Smoothie

                  watermelon berry smoothie
                    Credit: Cook Eat Paleo Water Berry Smoothie

                    If you’re looking for a naturally sweet beverage, this watermelon berry smoothie is not only refreshing, but also revitalizing. Watermelon tend is known to produce many beauty benefits for its high content in water, vitamins A,B, C, potassium, and antioxidants; it hydrates not only the skin but boosts collagen.[10]

                    For the detailed recipe, click here.

                    10. Afternoon Recharge

                    16 Smoothie Juice Recipes for Energy and Vitality
                      Credit: Yoga Journal 5 Revitalizing Juice Recipes to Nourish Your Body + Promote Health

                      Instead of reaching for the third cup of coffee, curb the afternoon slump with a juice that will recharge you. This Mira-Vitality juice has a mix of ginger, carrots, baby spinach, raw beets, and cucumbers. Cucmbers are rich in vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting and beets are known to help decrease blood pressure and increase stamina.[11]

                      For a detailed recipe, click here.

                      11. Lemon Smoothie

                      lemon smoothie
                        Credit: Simple Green Smoothies Lemon Smoothie

                        There are many healthy benefits to lemons that can help with weight loss, heart health, and protect against anemia. Lemon water is a refreshing morning beverage that can help eliminate toxins from the body. This smoothie includes a bit of tumeric, peaches, honey, and ginger root that’s blended together to provide the body with essential fiber, natural enzymes, and vitamin C.

                        To find the link to the full recipe, click here.

                        12. Garden Garden Juice

                        green garden juice
                          Credit: Thermomix Green garden juice

                          This juice has the ultimate mixture of zucchini, carrot, lime juice, ginger, apple, and mixed baby leaf. This garden refresher serves as a great post-workout rehydrating elixir or as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Add salt and a dash of hot sauce if you like.

                          For a more detailed version of the recipe, click here.

                          13. Homemade Orange Juice

                            Credit: Mocktail.net HOMEMADE ORANGE ENERGY JUICE

                            Store-bought orange juice can have high contents of added sugars. Making fresh orange juice at home allows you to have control over what is going into your beverage. This recipe includes other fruits and vegetables like cantaloupes and carrots. Carrots has a good source of beta carotene, which is associated with eye health, and other nutrients like fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants.[12]

                            For a more detailed version of the recipe, click here.

                            14. Paradise Smoothie

                            16 Smoothie Juice Recipes for Energy and Vitality
                              Credit: Allrecipes Easy Paradise Smoothie

                              Add pineapple, water, oranges or tangerines, berries, banana, and a handful of ice for this cooling and refreshing beverage. Pineapples are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants that fight off oxidative stress; oxidative stress is often linked to chronic inflammation, heart disease, diabetes, and weakened immune systems.[13]

                              Not only does this beverage have a tropical taste, but adding strawberries makes it just as refreshing.

                              For a more detailed version, click here.

                              15. Immunity Boost Juice

                              16 Smoothie Juice Recipes for Energy and Vitality
                                Credit: Two Spoons Best Immunity Boost Juice to Fight Cold & Flu

                                Add celery stalks, carrots, raw garlic, ginger root, a handful of spinach, lemon, cayenne pepper, or Sriracha sauce into this cold remedy detox drink. This is a perfect immune-boosting juice to help fight off colds and cases of flu. This booster is packed with vitamins C and antioxidants that make for the perfect juice picker-upper to fight off the cold and flu.

                                For a detailed recipe, click here.

                                16. Apple Lemon Juice Cleanse Starter

                                apple lemon ginger juice

                                  If you’re looking for a juice mixture to help you feel revitalized, detoxing is the first step. Start with this combination of lemon, apples, and ginger to get you started. Apples are rich in pectin, a type of acid that some medical professionals believe can help prevent or treat colon cancer, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), metabolic syndrome, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).[14]


                                  For a detailed recipe, click here.

                                  Final Thought

                                  Smoothies and juices are a great way to start your day. These delicious beverages are easy to alter and custom-make by adding your favorite fruits, nut butter, or protein powder!

                                  Smoothies and juices provide the essential vitamins and nutrients to help keep you feeling energized and revitalized. Swap out your daily coffee with some of these recipes that won’t only satisfy your sweet tooth but help you stay on track with your health goals.

                                  Featured photo credit: Element5 Digital via unsplash.com


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