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10 Energy Smoothie Recipes to Keep You Powered Up

Ready to power through the day? These energy smoothies can help keep you full and focused.

Vegetarian preparing vegan smoothie with rucola, citrus, cucumber in kitchen with carrots on countertopPHOTOGRAPHEE.EU/SHUTTERSTOCK

The best smoothie recipes are filling, taste delicious, and provide nutrients and vitamins. I love to meal prep smoothies for a quick breakfast and I always think about what to put in my smoothie for energy throughout the day. The most important foods to focus on are complex carbohydrates, like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. The best carbs offer fiber, protein and healthy fats, too. Break out the blender to make these high-energy smoothies at home!

For those days when you don’t have time to start from scratch, give these smoothie deliveries a try.

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Peanut Butter Banana SmoothieTMB Studio

Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

This smoothie’s ingredients provide healthy fats and protein, giving you a sustained boost, while also providing fiber and a burst of carbohydrate energy. Go the extra mile and add in some protein powder and flax seeds to really pump up the protein.

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Berry Smoothie

The berry combination in this smoothie recipe helps regulate your digestion with a healthy dose of fiber. Add in kefir or yogurt to help maintain a healthy gut and you’ll have a nutrient-dense treat in no time.

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Breakfast Smoothie Bowl TMB Studio

Tropical Smoothie

The vibrant colors of the tropical fruits in this smoothie mean they are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help you feel your best. The blend of mango, pineapple, orange juice and protein powder also make a great energizer! If you want to branch out from the standard whey protein powder in this recipe, give our high-protein smoothie recipes a shot.

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So-Healthy Smoothie

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? This smoothie will give you a midday boost while providing a great source of vitamin C to support your immune system—just like these feel-better foods. Add in a spoonful of hemp seeds to this smoothie recipe for added nutrients, like protein, omega-3s and minerals.

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Chocolate banana smoothie in a glass with strawsElena Veselova/Shutterstock

Banana Cocoa Powder

The flax and chia seeds in this drink provide omega-3 fatty acids to help reduce inflammation, blood pressure and heart rate. They’re also a great source of fiber, giving you the sustained energy you need to be productive. Simply mix together cocoa powder, banana, chocolate protein powder, flax and chia seeds and some milk. Enjoy!

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Mean Green Smoothie

The blend of greens in this energy smoothie might help reduce inflammation and support digestion. They’re also a great source of fiber, and a great way to sneak in your daily dose of vegetables! Add in some spirulina—which is high in B vitamins—for an energy boost.

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Berry Breakfast SmoothiesTMB Studio

Berry Breakfast Smoothie

This smoothie not only tastes good, but it also helps aid your immune system by providing potassium and vitamin C. When you’re crunched on time, this 5-ingredient recipe is the perfect healthy, filling breakfast to make. Add in some healthy fats like almond butter and chia seeds to provide you with sustained energy that’ll keep you focused until lunch.

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Brain Food SmoothieTMB Studio

Brain Food Smoothie

Get a brain boost with this veggie and fruit mixture. The avocado will not only make you feel fuller between meals because of its healthy fats, but it’s also jam-packed with vitamins, like vitamin C, E and B6. The berry mixture adds in antioxidants and gives this drink a sweet taste.

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Creamy Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon is a great source of water, which is key to boosting your energy and mood, while the mint leaves help with digestion support. All these benefits, plus ice cream? This smoothie recipe is a win in our hearts.

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Mango-Ginger Smoothie

A mango and ginger smoothie is perfect for those days when you need a spark. The ginger root can help treat nausea, while the coconut oil contains anti-inflammatory properties. The frozen mango chunks and ripe banana in this recipe will also give a great source of potassium, helping to lower blood pressure.

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Christina Manian, RDN
Christina Manian is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist based out of Boulder, Colorado. Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, she has been involved with the nutrition departments of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General Hospital. She completed her nutrition education at the Mayo Clinic with a focus on medical nutrition therapy and most recently practiced clinical nutrition at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. While her background has largely been in the clinical setting, Christina embraces and is shifting her focus towards wellness nutrition as the backbone to optimum health.