Green Grapefruit Ginger Juice
If you're easing your way into the green juice world, this is a great place to start: it really tastes more like a gingery grapefruit juice than a swampy green drink. It's made with spinach, which is mild and sweet.
The Californian Smoothie
This rich smoothie is thickened with creamy ripe avocado. Frozen raspberries and strawberries provide most of the flavor, though you'll get a little caramelly sweetness from the dates that are blended in.
Tangy Kumquat-Pear Juice
This juice makes a remarkable cocktail substitute: it's based on sweet Anjou pears, with tons of bright tartness (and a little cocktail-like bitterness) from fresh juiced kumquats. Gingery heat stands in for spirits in the mix—we promise, you won't miss the booze!
The Maine Squeeze Smoothie
This smoothie gets its vivid color and flavor from frozen blueberries, mixed with ginger and a little lemon. Cooked oatmeal adds a rich, creamy texture.
Spicy Red Juice
This combination of sweet red bell pepper, carrot, and tomato juices with a punch of heat from fresh horseradish is spicy and refreshing. If you haven't tried savory juices before, this is a great way to start.
Peaches and Cream Smoothie
This one's inspired by summer desserts, made with frozen peaches, rich kefir, and a little ginger. Maple syrup sweetens the mixture.
Balanced Green Juice
People tend to drink green juice to feel they're doing something good for themselves—and unfortunately, some of the green juices out there taste like you'd darn well better be doing something good for yourself. But green juice really can be delicious. Here's a balanced recipe that has a bit of sweetness, a bit of tang, a bit of spice, and a hearty base.
Date, Tahini, and Cardamom Smoothie
The sweetness in this smoothie comes from the caramely flavor of medjool dates, which are the perfect complement to savory tahini. A frozen banana chills things down.
This mango lassi-inspired smoothie is made with coconut water and coconut milk (the kind you find in the refrigerated dairy section of your grocery store), frozen mango, a little tangy tamarind, and banana. The result is super-smooth, with a balance of sweetness and tartness.
Easy Mango-Blackberry Smoothie
Sometimes you don't want to get too complicated in the morning. This is the answer: a three-ingredient smoothie that's simple and totally delicious. It's made with frozen blackberries, ripe mango, and a cup of kefir, which is one of our favorite smoothie ingredients, since it makes for easy blending and a rich base without having to add separate liquids.
Pineapple Parsnip Blood Orange Juice
Blood oranges add a gorgeous hue to this unusual juice, made with parsnips and sweetened with pineapple.
Gateway Green Smoothie
We promise this mild and vitamin-packed smoothie is easy-drinking: it's made with baby spinach and creamy frozen banana, plus a little sweet pineapple and mango.
Creamy Orange-Tangerine Smoothie
Sweet-tart tangerines lend a healthy creamsicle vibe to this Greek yogurt-based smoothie.
Top Banana Smoothie
This is a creamy smoothie inspired by the Bluth Banana Stand. Frozen bananas are blended with almond milk, raw pecans, and cocoa nibs (along with a little Nutella) for a rich and delicious pick-me-up.
If your New Year's resolution was to try more new things, this should be at the top of your list. It's a spiced buttermilk drink of the South Indian persuasion, whipped in a blender with ginger, spicy jalapeno, cilantro, asafoetida, and a little salt. It's great for calming your stomach after a big meal.
Gingery Sweet Potato Apple Juice
Sweet potatoes juice up extra thick and frothy, with a mellow sweetness that's nice when mixed with tart apple juice. A little fresh ginger rounds out this delicious blend.
Refreshing Green Juice
This super-refreshing juice is made with cooling cucumber, fennel, celery, and bell pepper, plus a little lemon and a pinch of salt to bring out the flavor.
Thai Mango-Pineapple-Coconut Juice
Need a tropical escape? This combination is darn close, made with sweet mango, pineapple, and lime, plus a little coconut milk for richness, and ginger and galangal for spice.
Simple Orange-Carrot Juice
No need to get too complicated: this easy blend of carrots, oranges, and fresh ginger is hearty and delicious, without being too acidic.