This week, we buddied up with healthy expert Jessica Murnane of One Part Plant to do a crash course in smoothie making. We shared a few recipes on cameraâ€”well, actually, only one that youâ€™d actually want to make courtesy of Jessica. The other was our very first attempt. But now, totally inspired, we scoured the web and the produce aisle, oiled up our blenders, and started mixing to bring you five of our new favorite smoothie staples. Snag these recipes. Go ahead, get juiced!
BODUM BISTRO BLENDER, $140, AVAILABLE AT BODUM.COM.
THE COLD BERRY BLASTER // Changing seasons is usually your bodyâ€™s cue to conjure a wicked cold. Fight the system with antioxidant and Vitamin C rich berries. And the orange. Oh! The orange. This colorful fellow is your Vitamin C heroâ€”let him save you! For added cold-fighting benefits, add a kiwi.
2 ORANGES, IN SECTIONS // 1 CUP FROZEN RASPBERRIES // 1 CUP FROZEN BLUEBERRIES // 1 KIWI
AQUA DIP BOWLS, $5.99 (SET OF FOUR) AT TARGET. KYOCERA BLUE PARING KNIFE, $19.99, ROSLE CUTTING MATS, $24.99 (SET OF 4), AND JOSEPH JOSEPH CHOP 2 POT PLUS PINK CHOPPING BOARD, $15.99, ALL AVAILABLE AT BLOOMINGDALE’S HOME, 312.324.7500.
THE DETOX PUNCH // This fresh and zesty smoothie packs a one-two detox punch! Hereâ€™s how: Lemons and limes detox, kale cleanses, and the banana, well, that banana adds a little creamy texture to even it all out.
Want an even more serious start to your cleansing morning routine? A glass of water with lemon or lime juice. Simple + Effective!
1 CUP WATER // 1/2 LEMON, PEELED AND SEEDED // 1/2 LIME, PEELED AND SEEDED //
1 FRESH BANANA // 1 CUP KALE, STEMS REMOVED // 1 TABLESPOON HONEY
ZAK COLORFUL BOWL PACK, $44.99, AND ROSLE CUTTING MATS, $24.99 (SET OF 4), BOTH AVAILABLE AT BLOOMINGDALE’S HOME, 312.324.7500.
THE TROPICAL BREAKFAST // Get up and go with this It-reminds-me-of-vacation smoothie. Potassium-rich bananas and avocados make this a double trouble formula that is just the right boost of energy to start your day.
1 AVOCADO // 1 BANANA // 1/2 CUP NONFAT PLAIN GREEK YOGURT //
1 1/2 CUPS FRESH ORANGE JUICE // 1 TBSP HONEY // ADD ICE
ALESSI ORANGE JUICER, $47, AND ROSLE CUTTING MATS, $24.99 (SET OF 4), BOTH AVAILABLE AT BLOOMINGDALE’S HOME, 312.324.7500. AQUA DIP BOWLS, $5.99 (SET OF FOUR) AT TARGET.
THE ODD COUPLE // Carrot, meet Pineapple. Pineapple, Carrot. Apart from a serious dose of nutritional value (weâ€™re talking vitamins C, B3, B6, E, K, iron, magnesium and calcium!) this divine combo is just plain delicious. Be warned: you will want seconds. Or thirds. Go ahead, do it.
1/2 CUP CHOPPED FRESH PINEAPPLE // 1/3 CUP FRESH ORANGE JUICE //
1/4 CUP CHOPPED CARROT // 1/2 BANANA // ADD ICE
ZAK COLORFUL BOWL PACK, $44.99, AND ROSLE CUTTING MATS, $24.99 (SET OF 4), BOTH AVAILABLE AT BLOOMINGDALE’S HOME, 312.324.7500. KITCHEN AID KITCHEN SHEARS, $11.99 (SET OF TWO) AT TARGET. MELAMINE REAMER, $3.95, AT CRATE & BARREL.
THE OH, HONEY! // This smoothie recipeâ€”from One Part Plantâ€™s Jessica Murnaneâ€”is a miracle juice. Apart from energy benefits, weâ€™re banking on even more beautiful, glowing skin since adding this great green juice to our weekly routine.