If you’ve been trying hard to let go of your love affair with caffeine, these smoothie recipes are what you should be treating yourself to.

While breakfast is the most important meal of the day, not everyone likes eating a full-fledged meal early in the day. Besides, if you are someone who usually doesn’t find the time to make yourself a nice wholesome meal in the morning, pick-me-ups tend to become your best bet. Why not drink your breakfast instead? All you need to do is chop and blend to fix yourself something nutritious and delicious. Here are some easy smoothie recipes to help set the right tone for the rest of day.

Chocolate Banana
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This Chocolate Banana smoothie recipe is the best and yummiest way to put those overripe bananas to good use. This super creamy milkshake also has the joy of chocolate. There’s no denying the awesomeness of this cult classic.

Wheatgrass Smoothies
This is what taking ‘taste bhi, health bhi’ to the next level looks like… but in a glass! While wheatgrass is a superfood, it brings more to the table than just health—the brilliant green hue in your mug makes this smoothie Instagram worthy! Think of these wheatgrass smoothie recipes as grown-up smoothies to sip and savour by the pool.

Strawberry Yoghurt Smoothie
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Strawberries never go out of style, add red and green apples, plums, strawberries and yoghurt, and you’re set for a brilliant fruity smoothie. We kid you not, but you will be left grinning as you dig into this frothy smoothie that combines the tartness of plums and sweetness of honey.  

Double Trouble
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This smoothie starring papayas, avocado, grapes and strawberries is tart and refreshing. Oh yeah, it is also the perfect recipe to use up those leftover cake slices. We admit, we wouldn’t turn this down!

Apple Almond and Dates Smoothie 
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This is a three-ingredient recipe that requires basically what’s in the title: apple, almond, dates, oatmeal, and vanilla ice cream (optional). Using ingredients that are on hand, this smoothie is packed with the goodness of fruits and dry fruits. You already know that an apple a day helps keep the doctor away. Dates, on the other hand, provide you with iron, calcium, vitamins A and K, and fibre. 

Tofu Berry Smoothie 
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This is a smart way to reap the benefits of soy. Tofu, a soy food, is a good source of proteins, containing eight essential amino acids. It is also rich in calcium, iron and magnesium.Apart from blessing you with a good source of nutrients, berries also add a splash of colour to your hot summer days. 

Blueberry Banana Smoothie 
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Things don’t have to be complicated to be good. Like this smoothie which only makes use of blueberries, banana and soy milk. While bananas help provide a quick burst of energy, blueberries have absolutely no cholesterol, thereby helping improve your heart health.

Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie
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The sweetness of chocolate blends perfectly well with the creaminess of the pumpkin, providing you with a yummy treat that you can gulp down to the very last sip. Pumpkins not only help add a creamy element to your shake, but also provide you with essential nutrients.

Apple Carrot Smoothie 
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This bright smoothie with vanilla ice cream (optional), fresh carrots and apples provides a refreshing start to your day. A powerhouse of antioxidants, carrot is also known to help improve eye, skin and hair health.

Fruit Smoothie 
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Papaya, muskmelon, pineapple and pomegranate come together to make this healthilicious drink. Sip on this and nourish your body with essential nutrients to power you through the day.



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