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3 BEST Superfood Smoothies

julie-morrisThese superfood smoothies are from LA-based natural food chef Julie Morris. Rich in protein and nutrients, they’re great as a DIY breakfast, lunch or dinner in a glass. Plus, they each contain vegetables, low fructose fruits and superfoods such as flaxseeds and hemp protein so they will keep your blood sugar steady until your next meal.  Hurrah for that.

Blackberry Vanilla (pictured above)

This blend’s fantastic flavor combines the tastes of homey blackberry pie and classic ice cream. There is, however, one downside to using blackberries in smoothies: They leave behind many of their chewy seeds, which somehow manage to avoid the blades of even the most top-notch blenders. If you’re texture-sensitive, you can blend together the blackberries, apple juice, and water first, then strain out the seeds through a sieve before finishing the recipe.

Makes 2 18-ounce servings

1⁄4 cup raw cashews

11⁄2 cups apple juice

1 cup water

11⁄2 cups frozen blackberries

1⁄2 cup frozen blueberries

sweetener, to taste

Blend together all the ingredients, except the frozen blackberries and frozen blueberries, until smooth. Add the frozen fruit and blend again until frosty. Taste, and sweeten as desired.

Superfood BOOST: Add 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds.

Green Protein


What happens when two of the most popular types of power blends—protein shakes and green smoothies—join forces? This creamy goodness. Talk about a great lunch, or even invincibly healthy dinner.

Makes 2 16-ounce servings

2⁄3 cup chopped celery

1⁄3 cup dried white mulberries

11⁄2 cups unsweetened almond milk

2 cups (packed) baby spinach

3 tablespoons hemp protein powder

2 tablespoons almond butter

2 ice cubes

sweetener, to taste (optional)

Blend all the ingredients together, except the ice, until smooth. Add the ice and blend once more until creamy. Taste, and sweeten as desired.

Superfood BOOST: Add extra hemp seeds to taste for even more protein and healthy fats.

Strawberry Basil


Basil gives strawberries a lightly floral accent, but that’s not the real secret here. Instead, say hello to tomatoes! Strawberries and tomatoes share many of the same flavor notes, which is why incorporating the lycopene-rich beauties in this blend is a seamless addition.

Makes 2 16-ounce servings

2 cups frozen strawberries

11⁄2 cups cherry tomatoes

1⁄4 cup dried goji berries

2 large Medjool dates, pitted

2 tablespoons mashed avocado

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

1 tablespoon (packed) minced fresh basil

1 cup coconut water

sweetener, to taste

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and sweeten if desired.

Superfood BOOST: Add 1 teaspoon maqui berry powder.

The new recipe book by Julie Morris, Superfood Smoothies, is published by Sterling and is available to buy on Amazon right now.

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