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We've all heard about superfoods. These fruits, grains and vegetables are all in a category of their own, not only because of their proven power to fight disease, but because their regular consumption can actually make you ten times healthier. Put your favorite Latino home remedies aside for just one moment. Then try any of these superfoods in a smoothie and don't forget to give abuela a lesson or two about great-tasting licuados that are packed with nutrients and a bunch of other great health benefits she and all the family will be thankful for.

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The list of items dietitians predicted would be in this year's top superfoods is plain and simple (see it below). The benefits you can get from those foods is nothing short of amazing: yogurt for gut health, avocado for major potassium and seeds like chia, flax and hemp are all nutrient powerhouses as well. These are just a few of the miraculous superfoods you should be thrilled to add to your smoothies every day. There are others here that will make your mouth water, too.

1. Fermented foods, like yogurt
2. Avocado
3. Seeds
4. Nuts
5. Green tea
6. Ancient grains
7. Kale
8. Exotic fruits
9. Coconut products

If you consider the array of superfoods available and the different ways they can be mixed together into your smoothies, there's a couple of reasons to be excited about the recipes we have to share here. So stock up on them and start trying these smoothies today!

Banana and yogurt smoothie 1

Banana and yogurt smoothie

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The recipe here is actually called Banana Bread Smoothie. Sounds more like dessert, no? This "dessert" is one you don't have feel guilty about, though. Plain non-fat Greek yogurt is the real hero here. Mixed in with all the banana deliciousness, vanilla extract, cinnamon and a few other ingredients, the yogurt is king or QUEEN, if you wish. We love it!

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Pineapple and yogurt smoothie 2

Pineapple and yogurt smoothie

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Reminds me of childhood days in Puerto Rico! Nothing quite like piña fresca to make you feel like an island girl. Greek vanilla yogurt makes this licuado creamy and delicious. Thank God for the yogurt's super powers that make it chock-full of protein and antibiotics. The other good thing? My kids love it, too!

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Banana and oatmeal smoothie 3

Banana and oatmeal smoothie

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It doesn't get more basic than this smoothie, which is exactly what you may be asking for if you want all the benefits of a drink that will be working overtime to help you burn belly fat. Take note of the Greek yogurt if you're looking for a superfood high in probiotics.

Carrot cake smoothie 4

Carrot cake smoothie

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We love carrots, but yogurt is still the superfood in this recipe, especially if what you're looking for is better gut health. Improving digestion is something we can all use. So try this yummy carrot batido and let us know how you like it.

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Strawberry, yogurt and chocolate smoothie 5

Strawberry, yogurt and chocolate smoothie

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Not your typical strawberry smoothie. Start with Greek yogurt, a bunch of strawberries, a tiny bit of cocoa powder and take it from there. The recipe is easy, the enjoyment is huge.

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Avocado and honeydew melon smoothie 6

Avocado and honeydew melon smoothie

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Ahhh... avocados. I just can't get enough of them. And now consider this recipe as a totally refreshing way to kick start your day! This green licuado can easily be prepared the night before and breakfast is ready ahead of time.

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Three-ingredient avocado smoothie 7

Three-ingredient avocado smoothie

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Avocado, banana and milk. Can it get any simpler than this? Simple but by no means lacking in taste or health benefits. A recipe like this is right up my alley, especially on busy days when I don't have time to mess around in the kitchen. Guaranteed to taste better than ice cream!

Avocado lemon honey batido 8

Avocado lemon honey batido

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An awesome middle-of-the-day drink on workout days! Courtesy of the National Honey Board, this smoothie recipe promises to replenish energy and keep you going no matter what.

 

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Avocado seed smoothie for weight loss 9

Avocado seed smoothie for weight loss

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Avocado seed. That's right! With about 70% of the antioxidants found in the vegetable, there is great benefit in learning how to pulverize the avocado seed so it can be added to this smoothie recipe and other great ones out there.

Avocado smoothie 10

Avocado smoothie

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Our beauty and fashion writer, Johanna Ferreira, is obsessed with this power drink and we are too! You won't believe the creamy texture of this licuado that is the perfect excuse to enjoy the benefits of avocados any time of day.

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Chia seed rich smoothie with mixed berries 11

Chia seed rich smoothie with mixed berries

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The author of this amazing recipe calls it Purple Monster Smoothie, and we like it! We like the fact that between the mixed berries, spinach, banana and the non-fat yogurt (yes, another superfood!), there's room for a tablespoon of chia seeds to make it that much better.

Jessica Alba's delicious kale smoothie 12

Jessica Alba's delicious kale smoothie

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Kale and Greek yogurt are just two of the superfoods that star in Jessica Alba's favorite smoothie. It's full of nutritional value, perfect not just for busy moms but for busy kids as well.

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Mango orange and chia seed smoothie 13

Mango orange and chia seed smoothie

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So pretty and so good for you. Three ingredients + a superfood. Mix mango, orange and plain yogurt. Then give this licuado the benefit of the omega-3 fatty acids (good for heart health!) in chia seeds and voilà!

Chiquis Rivera's 'Slimming Citrus' smoothie 14

Chiquis Rivera's 'Slimming Citrus' smoothie

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Back in 2014, Chiquis Rivera credited her weight loss to clean eating and juicing. This citrus smoothie is one of the secrets she shared with her fans via her Instagram account, and we're all thankful for it. 

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Berry, yogurt and chia smoothie 15

Berry, yogurt and chia smoothie

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Here's a smoothie recipe with more nutrition than you ever expected. Enter berries and oatmeal (both rich in antioxidants), spinach high in niacin and zinc, Greek yogurt (one of two superfoods in this recipe) and don't forget to give it some extra love by adding a tablespoon of chia seeds. I guarantee, this smoothie is heaven on earth.

Oaty banana smoothie 16

Oaty banana smoothie

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Sounds like breakfast, right? Although this smoothie is great to start your day, don't be fooled by the oats. Let the kefir, chia seeds, bananas, almond butter, chia seeds and a couple of great tasting ingredients come together in the most splending way to satisfy a late morning or mid-afternoon craving for something sweet and delicious.

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Banana nut smoothie 17

Banana nut smoothie

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Talking about nuts... Walnuts are the "icing on the cake" in this smoothie that is sure to be a hit among the young ones at home too. As a superfood, nuts are a great way to supercharge everyone's diet. So go ahead, go crazy!

Matcha green tea smoothie 18

Matcha green tea smoothie

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Although green tea is not a food, it is one of the most recommended items to include in your diet. As a superfood, it's been known to prevent cancer and like many others in the list, is high on antioxidants. I take both as green lights to drink green tea. This smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy the benefits of matcha green tea. Go ahead and try it!

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Raspberry green tea smoothie 19

Raspberry green tea smoothie

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Green tea to the rescue! It's the chilled green tea what is most unexpected in this recipe. But believe me, all the full cup of green tea that is added to this recipe is pure gold to your health. Other than that, it's raspberries, Greek yogurt, banana, honey, vanilla extract and ice what give this batido it's creamy consistency and sweet flavor. Yum!

Green tea smoothie 20

Green tea smoothie

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Adding green tea to your smoothies are a great way to help you burn calories and feel less hungry, both key to helping you lose weight. Enter this green tea smoothie. It's refreshing and so flavorful I promise it will become one of your favorites.

 

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Wild blueberry ginger kombucha smoothie 21

Wild blueberry ginger kombucha smoothie

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Ancient grains are number six in our list of superfoods, kombucha being one of them. Kombucha? Not exactly one of those ingredients familiar to us in Latin America and the Caribbean. So here it goes: This food rich in probiotics has been called "the tea of immortality" and dates back to 200 B.C. China. Today, though, you can find it in your local health food store or supermarket. It's trendy for a good reason and we love trying new foods in traditional ways. So why not? This recipe is refreshing and delicious too!

Apple, pumpkin and quinoa smoothie 22

Apple, pumpkin and quinoa smoothie

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Don't let the fall flavors of this smoothie turn you off during the other wonderful seasons of the year. I guarantee all the ingredients are readily available January through December. Now, think of the quinoa (another great ancient grain in our superfood list) as one of the hero ingredients in this delicious smoothie, and all the benefits that come with it. It's super high in protein and it's one of the few foods that contains all of the nine essential amino acids. Try this smoothie as a meal replacement and your stomach will be very happy.

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Peanut butter, strawberry and kale smoothie 23

Peanut butter, strawberry and kale smoothie

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Kale's the word when it comes to cancer prevention foods, protecting your immune system, preventing Alzheimer's diseas and helping brain development in children (a great reason to consume it during pregnancy too!). Smoothies are my number one way to make sure kale is a regular part of my diet, and this recipe is a definite winner for any lactose intolerant person like me.

Blueberry dragon fruit smoothie 24

Blueberry dragon fruit smoothie

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It was an Oprah article that helped me discover some of the most exotic fruits out there, fruits that are now recommended as superfoods. Hooray for exotic fruits like pepino melon, feijoa, rambutan and dragon fruit. It all sounds like Greek to me, but let's pause at dragon fruit (the most familiar one of these) and see how much we all should be finding ways to get our teeth into one (or better yet, drink a smoothie made with it). Dragon fruit is originally from Mexico, South America and Central America. It's great for immunity, rich in antioxidants, good for digestion and helps prevent cancer. This recipe also has spinach, blueberries, coconut water, chia seeds, flax oil and a few other ingredients that will mix beautifully into a purple smoothie you will love. 

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Coconut smoothie 25

Coconut smoothie

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Closest smoothie to a piña colada, but way healthier and just THE BEST SMOOTHIE of all! Coconut happens to be a personal favorite, so excuse me if I'm a little biased. Truth is, coconut is rich in vitamin C as well as many essential minerals. Besides that, who doesn't love the sweet taste of coconut any time of the year? Check out this smoothie. Make it. Enjoy it. Thank me later.

Coconut and ginger smoothie 26

Coconut and ginger smoothie

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This coconut and ginger smoothie is exactly what I crave when I need something sweet (other than chocolate, that is!). It's a perfect pairing of two of my favorite flavors. The coconut as a superfood is great for people who suffer from frequent stomach upsets. The ginger is also good for treating nausea, muscle pain and menstrual pain.

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Jennifer Lopez’s favorite green smoothie 27

Jennifer Lopez’s favorite green smoothie

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This is a smoothie Jennifer Lopez swears by and we love sharing the recipe because who doesn't want to rock a body like hers. As opposed to other foods she ate which made her feel sluggish, this batido verde is her secret to more energy and good health. We love the fact that it is protein-packed thanks to the power of a superfood here we all should remember to add to our smoothies more often: almond butter!

Spinach and coconut milk smoothie 28

Spinach and coconut milk smoothie

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Talk about some of the healthiest ingredients out here! Coconut, spinach, ginger, passion fruit and mint make for a wonderful smoothie recipe we could have every single day.