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57 Juices and Smoothies of the Rainbow

June 21, 2013

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Today is the first official day of summer! As we move into the hotter months, it’s a great time to enjoy fresh seasonal foods and cool off with the most satisfying and nutritious of beverages: juice and smoothies.

We’ve rounded up a list of 57 delicious juice and smoothie recipes that cover the entire color spectrum of the rainbow. Eating a wide variety of colors is excellent for your health – the phytonutrients that give fruits and vegetables their lovely hues also enhance bodily functions and prevent illness. Most of these delicious and nourishing recipes come from the kitchens of Integrative Nutrition graduates and students!

Red for Heart Health

Naturally red foods are rich in lycopene and anthocyanin, phytonutrients that improve blood pressure and enhance the circulatory system.

1. Antioxidant Berry Smoothie

2. Sunset Juice

3. Springy Strawberry-Rhubarb Smoothie

4. Cherry Chia Blend

5. Jaye's Good Friday Juice 

6. Cranberry Morning Mocktail

7. Summer Refresher

8. Strawberry Chocolate "Milk Shake"

9. Merry Berry Smoothie

10. Strawberry Fields Juice

11. Beet-Carrot-Apple Red Smoothie

12. Kombucha Cherry Sherbet

13. Bright Red Healthy Cocktail 

 

Orange for Cancer Prevention

Orange foods are high in beta-carotene, which supports the immune system and aids in the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and infections.

14. Orange Cream Smoothie

15. Perfect Peach Smoothie

16. Cocoa Berry Detox Smoothie

17. Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Smoothie

18. Sunrise Juice

19. Seabuckthorn and Raspberry Smoothie

20. Carrot and Ginger Smoothie

21. Carrot and Apple Juice

22. Ginger Peach Passion Smoothie

23. Peach Mango Smoothie

24. Carrot Cake Juice

Yellow for Beauty

Yellow foods are high in vitamin C, which fights free radicals and maintains healthy skin, reduces inflammation, and prevents allergies.

25. Probiotic Mango Smoothie

26. Hello Mango! Smoothie

27. Pineapple Mint Ginger Smoothie

28. Mango Almond Beauty Smoothie

29. Pina Colada Smoothie

30. Banana Almond Breakfast Smoothie 

31. Tropical Chia Seed Smoothie   

32. Pineapple, Banana, and Coconut Smoothie

33. Cake Batter Smoothie

34. Sweet Grapefruit and Banana Smoothie

 

 

Green for Detoxification

Green foods get their hue from chlorophyll, a natural blood purifier that increases red blood cell count and helps the liver and kidneys eliminate toxins.

35. Green Lemonade Juice

36. Glowing Skin Green Smoothie

37. Awake Green Smoothie

38. Green Fixer Upper

39. Green Sunshine Smoothie

40. Refreshing Green Grapefruit Smoothie

41. Perfect Green Smoothie 

42. Banana Strawberry Greens

43. Island Blast Smoothie

44. Aloe Smoothie

45. Tummy Goddess Smoothie

46. Banana Pineapple “Candy” Green Smoothie

Blue and Purple for Longevity

Blue and purple foods contain the most antioxidants of all other colors and contribute to overall disease prevention and longevity.

47. No More Blues Smoothie

48. Blueberries ‘N Cream Smoothie

49. Blended Cacao and Vitamineral Energy Blaster

50. Blueberry Banana Dessert Smoothie

51. Summer Protein Smoothie

52. Blue-Green Smoothie

53. Berry, Cherry, and Kale Green Smoothie

54. Blueberry and Lavender Lemon Smoothie 

55. Blue Green Latte

56. Chocolate Acai and Smoothie Bowl

57. Blackberry and Basil Smoothie

 

Have a happy, healthy, and nutritious summer!