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14 Smoothies For An Instant Mood Boost

14 Smoothies for an Instant Mood Boost.

I drink smoothies like it’s my job. Which it is, sometimes, sort of. Which is awesome.

It’s TGIFriday, and here we are on the cusp (<– really?) of the end of summer holiday weekend. It seems only appropriate to get your and my wheels turning about some great smoothie-snack-dessert-kinds-of ideas for summer chill out bevgs, back to school breakfasts, post work-out refuelage, TV marathon sips, or quick and easy on-the-go guzzling. Just ignore that little part back there where I said Back To School because I’m 300 percent sure that I lied – that can’t even be true already.

These summer smoothies can be awesome with the produce is crammed into every single corner of your kitchen and spilling out your windows and onto your neighbors’ doorsteps, and they can be equally delish in the winter when the produce is only the lonely bags of mixed berries in your freezer. I’m not depressed about the w@#&!% at all, though. Not at all.

Here are 14 awesomely beautiful and thirst-quenching smoothies that I scrounged up from the most talented blender-spinners around the food interwebnets. Big thanks to these bloggers for their recipes and allowing me to share one of their photos for our eye candy enjoyment. Le sigh – pretty, pretty.

Also, I hope you have time to Google image search “paper straws” when you’re done reading this. Four dollars have never been better spent.

Raspberry Rhubarb Bellini Smoothie By Half Baked Harvest

Purple smoothie with blueberries and raspberries.

If you can take rhubarb and put it in a smoothie and make me think I want it, you are a genius slash my hero. XO Tieghan!

Frozen Triple Berry Smoothies By In Katrina’s Kitchen

Frozen triple berry smoothie.

Katrina, I heart you for making a beautiful triple berry smoothie that can be customizable colored with different fruits to make drinkable rainbows in a glass. Smashed berries never looked so posh.

Spinach Smoothie By Marin Mama Cooks

Spinach smoothie with grapes, spinach, and a banana.

You know I love me some green smoothie. And am I seeing green grapes on the ingredient board here? HELLO YES.

Chocolate Malt Superfood Smoothie By Blissful Basil

Chocolate smoothie topped with chocolate shavings.

Please read each of the words in the recipe title aloud right now. Mmmhmm. That’s all.

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie By Averie Cooks

Pink strawberry smoothies.

So you’re telling me this is a fruit smoothie that I can pretend is strawberry shortcake and have it for a snack at the top of every hour? If you insist.

Strawberry Mango Smoothie By Jessiker Bakes

Pink and yellow smoothies in jars with straws.

Mango mango mango mango mango. Mango mango. Strawberry Mango. Striped straws and stripes in the glass. This is my smoothie spirit animal.

Spinach Flax Protein Smoothie By The Blonde Buckeye

Green spinach smoothie in a glass with a straw.

Come to my house and look in my fridge. You will see the largest bag of flax known to mankind. You will also see a superpower blender sitting on the counter. You will also see me with green all over my face. Do the math, guys.

Healthy Mango and Greek Yogurt Smoothie By Brunch Time Baker

Yellow smoothie with mangoes.

First order of business: taking a spoon and scooping out all those heavenly little mango cubes on top, and replacing them, and repeat. Fruit candy binge.

Layered Watermelon Coconut Shakes By How Sweet Eats

Red and white smoothies with straws.

I mean, what else did you think we were going to drink while watching the Bachelorette? These basically scream summer trash TV. A lot of happy Watermelon Coconut sippin went down this year with our dedicated Bach groupies.

Raspberry Coconut Smoothie By Creme De La Crumb

Raspberry coconut smoothie in a cup.

I’ve always been on the fence with raspberries, but this summer I took the plunge and bought only organic raspberries. Oh my wonderful world of sweet berries, they were so good. As a new raspberry obsesser, this smoothie is speaking to me.

Vegan “Orange Julius” Smoothie By Domesticate Me

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Would I like an Orange Julius smoothie to jazz up my life at breakfast? Lemme think: yes-4-ever.

Cacao Nib Cashew Chocolate Smoothie By Eat What’s Good

Chocolate smoothie.

This makes me want to be a cacao-eating hippie. Also, why have I never bought cacao nibs? Sad feelings. It’s time to make that change.

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie By The Veganista

Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie in a glass with a spoon.

The perfect combo of rich chocolate and sweet juicy cherry in a tall frosty glass that has your name on it. Day = made.

Creamy Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie By The Honour System

Purple smoothie with frozen blueberries and steel straws.

Blueberries are my jam lately. How about taking advantage of them all year long (frozen!) in the most fun purple smoothie for breakfast? Best idea.

Wait, are my lips still blue? I swear I wasn’t still eating that crisp.

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    Mmm, I love a good smoothie! I’m all about sneaking in the veggies for an extra boost? Thanks for all of these great recipes!

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    I looooove smoothies. Such a refreshing treat and I am a fan of sneaking in the veggies. Thanks for sharing these great recipes!

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    Arn’t smoothies just the best?? I love throwing things in a blender and then ending up with a pretty, wholesome drink….well sometimes they are not the prettiest, but they almost always taste delicious! Ha!

    Thanks for including me in this awesome round-up! Have a great long weekend! 🙂

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    What an awesome round-up, Lindsay! Thanks so much for including me in it! I could probably drink 3-5 smoothies a day, but I limit myself to one for breakfast… every. single. day. I’m either crazy or in love… or both. Probably both 🙂

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    Perfect looking collection. I specially love the Raspberry Smoothie from Creme Dela Crumb. Now I have some smoothie recipe for my daughter’s breakfast aside from banana smoothie. Thanks!

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    So many beautiful looking smoothies! I love having smoothie for breakfast and these inspired me a lot. Will be making that easy mango yogurt smoothie!

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    Thank you so much for such an amazing composition of delicious smoothies! I have a smoothie nearly every day so it will be nice to jazz up my routine with these. I just don’t know which link to click first!

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    Thanks for including me in this colourful round-up! I barely made it past that Triple Berry Frozen Smoothie. Food = Art. Love it. Have a fab weekend everyone!! 🙂

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    If the Raspberry Rhubarb Bellini makes me forget rhubarb pie, I will be in your debt for life! These all look absolutely delicious!

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    Awesome! I am on a smoothie kick and I can’t wait to try some of these. Thanks for sharing Lindsay 🙂

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    I am positive I have never derived so much joy from looking at smoothies before! This post is definitely over-the-top! Thank you but I have to go cause there is a Chocolate Cherry Smoothie beckoning me! <3

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    Oh I did handsprings when I saw the title of this post. Smoothies have given me back energy that I thought was gone forever. A million thanks for some new resources/recipes!

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        Lindsay, it’s so nice (and kind of rare) that you reply to comments. I REALLY appreciate your doing that!

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    I love this post Lindsey! I am a smoothie fanatic so this is up my alley! I will try the Layered Watermelon Coconut Shake this weekend!!! Yum!!! Thanks for this wonderful post!!!

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    I have a smoothie most every day but these takes smoothies to a whole new level. Can’t wait to try some of these new concoctions.

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    Those smoothies are all beautiful! All of mine end up looking the same- green– because I can’t help but throw greens in. Once I discovered how amazing green smoothies are, I’ve never been back.