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6 Colorful Smoothies to Shake Up Your Mornings

Drink the rainbow with these good-for-you smoothies. Perfectly delicious and suitable for a range of diets, you’ll want to try all six!

“Would you rather...” is a game often played during family dinners with the kids. It helps us get off the “How was your school day? Fine.” routine. The other night we were asked, “Would rather eat only healthy foods OR work out for an hour every day?”

Hmmm….  Good question, right? I pick exercise. Every time. Unfortunately for me, being healthy isn’t exclusive to exercise alone. So, I’ve made it a mission in the new year to be more conscious of my eating habits. My goal is not to just eat healthy foods, but delicious healthy foods.

That’s exactly what I’ve done with these six smoothie recipes. With a variety of ingredients, you’ll find a smoothie that matches your craving. From beets and berries to chocolate and banana, there’s a combo for everyone.  

My personal favorite? Probably the Green Goddess, but don’t take my word for it. Try them all! For more smoothie inspiration from Harris Teeter, click here.

Beet and Berry Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Harris Teeter Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • ½ cup Harris Teeter Frozen Blueberries
  • 2 small beets, peeled and chopped
  • 2 limes, juice
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. HT Traders Maple Syrup




Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a blender. Puree until smooth. Divide amongst glasses and serve immediately.


Cheery Cherry Smoothie

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Harris Teeter Frozen Cherries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup Simple Truth Organic Cherry Juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Harris Teeter Almond Butter
  • 2 tsp. Harris Teeter Organic Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger





Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a blender. Puree until smooth. Divide amongst glasses and serve immediately.



Winter Sunshine Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups Harris Teeter Organic Baby Carrots
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/3 cup Harris Teeter Orange Juice
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 3/4 cup water





Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth. Divide into glasses and serve immediately.


Lemon Turmeric Smoothie

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup Harris Teeter Greek Vanilla Yogurt
  • 1 cup Harris Teeter Light Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 cup HT Traders Honey
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 tsp. zested lemon
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh grated turmeric
  • 2 Tbsp. Harris Teeter Organic Chia Seeds





Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Puree until smooth. Allow the smoothie ingredients to rest a few minutes, allowing the chia seeds to soak up some of the liquid. Divide among glasses and serve.


Green Goddess Smoothie

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup green grapes
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/2 kiwi, chopped
  • 3 slices of fresh honeydew melon
  • 2 cups Harris Teeter baby spinach
  • A few sprigs of mint





Directions:

Add ingredients to a freezer bag and freeze until ready to use. To make the smoothie, add ingredients to the blender along with 1 cup milk or water. Puree until smooth. Divide amongst glasses and serve.


Chocolate & Peanut Butter Smoothie

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Harris Teeter Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 bananas, ripe
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Harris Teeter Greek Vanilla Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup ice






Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a blender. Puree until smooth. Divide amongst glasses and serve immediately.

Katie Harding is the publisher of Forks and Folly . A self-taught cook and die-hard foodie, Katie lives in Charlotte with her husband and three boys. Besides cooking and eating, she loves craft beers, running, and napping.