Slideshow: 16 Smoothie and Juice Recipes for the New Year

Purple Superfoods Smoothie
Purple Superfoods Smoothie

Made with frozen blueberries, almond milk, raw cacao, and a touch of vanilla extract, this smoothies is as pretty as it is tasty (and healthy.)

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[Photo: Carolyn Cope]

Balanced Green Juice
Balanced Green Juice

We'll be honest: a random combination of greens does NOT guarantee a delicious juicing experience. One great way to ensure that you'll make a tasty drink is to strike a pleasing balance of flavors. A bit of sweetness, a bit of tang, a touch of gingery warmth, and a hint of sharpness, all rooted in a substantial, satisfying base. That's what you'll find in this recipe.

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[Photo: Carolyn Cope]

'Frozen Monkey' Coffee Chocolate Banana Smoothie
'Frozen Monkey' Coffee Chocolate Banana Smoothie

This delicious caffeinated concoction is inspired by a Tasti D Lite based drink at Hoboken NJ's now long-defunct Frozen Monkey cafe. But this froyo-free version is made with frozen bananas, milk or almond milk, raw cacao powder, sweet dates, and real espresso.

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Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie
Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie

This smoothie blitzes two cups of frozen cherries into a drink that's equally good for breakfast or dessert, despite using only fruit for sweetness. It's vegan, if you're into that sort of thing, but tastes like it might be packing a scoop of ice cream because of the vanilla and the slight creaminess that homemade almond milk contributes.

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[Photo: Carolyn Cope]

Gateway Green Smoothie
Gateway Green Smoothie

As the name suggests, this drink is a mellow, entry level substance that may lead to a future risk of consuming more hardcore versions of blended greens. The texture is smooth and creamy, and the flavor of spinach or sorrel is tamed with banana, pineapple, and mango, plus a little coconut oil.

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[Photo: Carolyn Cope]

Power Potion
Power Potion

This juice, with beets, carrots, ginger, apple, and clementine, is complex, sweet, and delicious—plus, it's a beautiful bright red color.

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[Photo: Carolyn Cope]

The Virtuous Mary
The Virtuous Mary

This savory smoothie includes whole celery stalks and tomatoes, plus tomato juice, shallot, and spicy fresh horseradish.

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin purée isn't just for Thanksgiving—it's delicious in a smoothie with creamy frozen banana, almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

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[Photo: Carolyn Cope]

Fresh Watermelon and Cucumber Juice
Fresh Watermelon and Cucumber Juice

Refreshing and tangy, this lightly flavored juice will keep you happily hydrated. It's made with cucumber, watermelon, fresh mint, and tangy lime.

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[Photo: Carolyn Cope]

Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

This creamy take on strawberry lemonade is a great use for frozen strawberries, mixed with soy yogurt (or regular yogurt), fresh lemon, and a date for sweetness.

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[Photo: Carolyn Cope]

Lean Green Smoothie
Lean Green Smoothie

Mango and ginger add a tropical twist to this arugula smoothie; you can use spinach if you prefer your green juice less peppery.

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The Kale Mary
The Kale Mary

This alcohol-free Bloody Mary variation uses kale leaves and sweet grape or cherry tomatoes. A little soy sauce and horseradish adds savory flavor.

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[Photo: Robyn Lee]