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Green Smoothie Recipes: 11 Healthy Drinks Made With Fruits And Veggies

02/20/2014 03:52 EST | Updated 01/18/2017 04:52 EST

If you get queasy at the sight of people drinking green smoothies, we're so sorry, but we're about to convert you to the green side.

Not only are green smoothies high in nutrients, vitamins and fibre, they can also make any vegetable you probably don't like (be it kale, spinach or broccoli) taste great. The secret behind blending the perfect smoothie is using sweet fruits or even seeds to give your drink a unique taste.

There's a reason why kale and spinach seem to be the main ingredients in almost every green smoothie. Not only do they give smoothies their verdant colour, they are also packed with calcium, protein and iron. Talk about your super vegetables.

And while these smoothies below pretty much all look the same, we promise you each one is unique in ingredients. And pro tip: all you need to do is blend.

11 Green Smoothie Recipes

For Seriously Sneaking In Veggies

The smoothie: Banana And Spinach Smoothie

Simple: mix your bananas with spinach and you have yourself a nutritious smoothie. Check out the recipe on Fantastic Food here.

For Breakfast

The smoothie: Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

There's actually another green vegetable hidden in this smoothie — can you guess which? Get the full recipe from Sweet Treats and More here.

For Heart Health

The smoothie: Parsley, Kale And Berry Smoothie

If you don't like to eat your greens, blending them with tangy fruits like berries will help disguise the taste. The parsley adds a little more folic acid, which is excellent for cardiac health. Get the full recipe from Bon Appetit here.

For A Tropical Taste

The smoothie: Kale Smoothie With Pineapple and Banana

To make things a little more interesting, this smoothie recipe uses coconut milk. Get the full recipe from Real Simple here.

Literally Instead Of A Salad

The smoothie: Sweet Punch Romaine Lettuce Smoothie

Blending fruits, veggies and seeds, this drink is a great starter smoothie. Get the full recipe from Green Thickies here.

If You're Feeling Under The Weather

The smoothie: Kale Ginger Smoothie

Adding ginger to your smoothie is a good idea. Ginger helps regulate the circulation of blood and strengthens your immunity. Get the full recipe from Oh My Veggies here.

For Your (Fruity) Sweet Tooth

The smoothie: Mango, Kiwi, Peach And Spinach Smoothie

if you're a fan of sweet fruits like mangoes and peaches, you'll love this green smoothie. Get the full recipe from Yummly here.

For Total Refreshment

The smoothie: Cucumber Apple And Ginger Smoothie

If you're wondering, the cucumber isn't the only thing that makes this smoothie green — spinach plays a huge role too. Get the full recipe from Tales of a Kitchen here.

For Chia Seed Lovers

The smoothie: Lemon Celery Smoothie

Can you make your smoothie even healthier? Yes. Top it with chia seeds. Get the full recipe from Spinach For Breakfast here.

For A Change In Greens

The smoothie: Banana Broccoli Smoothie

This smoothie uses almond milk and maple syrup for sweetness. Get the full recipe from Tasty Yummies here.

For Dessert

The smoothie: Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie

We couldn't let you go without a chocolate-infused smoothie. Luckily for you, dark chocolate has a ton of health benefits. Get the full recipe from Oh My Veggies here.