Think sun, summer and active. Think healthy, think smoothies. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re on a smoothie kick, and here’s your invitation to the party. There’s nothing like a glass of creamy, frozen, delicious get-up-and-go fuel to start your day right. Ready to down one? First up: How to make one of these nutritious, surprisingly filling, and vitamin-rich drinks in your very own kitchen. No cooking skills required.

All you need is your appliance porn aka Blendtec, and a few choice smoothie recipes that will hit the spot every time. Here are 3 of our faves to get you started.

3 QUICKIE MORNING SMOOTHIE RECIPES

1.  GO WOMAN GO SMOOTHIE

WHAT IT IS

Get up and going in the morn with a big dose of Vitamin C in this nice, thick smoothie. Serves 2. For a larger crowd, just double the recipe.

WHY IT’S GOOD FOR YOU

  • Calories per 10 fl oz: 160
  • Fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 0 mg
  • Carbs 39 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Sugar 32 g
  • Protein 2 g

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 1/2 cup mango nectar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2 frozen strawberries

WHAT YOU DO

Add ingredients to your Blendtec FourSide Jar in the order listed and secure the lid.

Select Ice Crush, and serve.

2. CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER SMOOTHIE

WHAT IT IS

This smoothie doubles as great breakfast fuel and a sweet tooth satisfier.

WHY IT’S GOOD FOR YOU

  • Calories per 16 fl oz: 360
  • Fat 13 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol <5 mg
  • Sodium 160 mg
  • Carbs 56 g
  • Fiber 5 g
  • Sugar 40 g
  • Protein 12 g

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup ice cubes

WHAT YOU DO  

Add ingredients to your Blendtec FourSide Jar in the order listed and secure the lid.

Select Sauces, and serve.

3. ACAI BERRY SMOOTHIE

WHAT IT IS

Touted as a superfood and ranked as one of the best foods to scavenge for free radicals in your body, acai can be found in the frozen food section of your local health food store.

WHY IT’S GOOD FOR YOU

  • Calories per 11 fl oz: 170
  • Fat 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol <5 mg
  • Sodium 50 mg
  • Carbs 33 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Sugar 28 g
  • Protein 4 g

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 3/4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 3/4 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 3.5 oz frozen pouch acai puree

WHAT YOU DO

Add ingredients to your Blendtec FourSide Jar in the order listed and secure the lid.

Select Smoothie, and serve.

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