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We all know how nutritious green smoothies are. But sometimes, finding new and creative ways to make your batidos verdes taste yummy can be a challenge. The key is to mix your veggies and leafy greens with some good-for-you ingredients, such as fruits, nuts and nut butters, non-dairy milk, and Greek yogurt. 

More from MamásLatinas: 40 Superfood smoothies your kids will love

Dr. Joanna McMillan, a nutrition scientist and dietitian, is a fan of green smoothies, provided they are made with the right ingredients. However, "some of the commercial ones or those you get in the local cafe are glorified fruit juices, served in enormous portions with only a little spinach to make them green," she says.

So it is very important that you start making your green smoothies yourself at home! "If you make them with at least 70 percent veggies, a little fruit and whatever other ingredients you want to add, then use a blender like a Vitamix rather than a juicer (so you don't lose the pulp as that is essentially fiber and many phytonutrients) then you have a fabulous nutrient-rich drink. I think it's an easy way for most to get more plant food into their day," she adds. 

Here are 40 delicious smoothies that are packed with nutrients and taste. 

For all the papaya lovers like me. 1

I grew up drinking papaya milkshake in the Dominican Republic, and still to this day, always have some fresh papaya in my refrigerator. I love trying new smoothie recipes made with this tropical fruit, like this Papaya Sunrise Green Smoothie, which also features the green goodness of kale and spinach. 

Get the full recipe on SoLetsHangout.com.

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Add some delicious avocado to your smoothies. 2

Add some delicious avocado to your smoothies.

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A rich source of vitamins A, C, E, K, and B-6, it's no wonder avocados are called the alphabet fruit. So make sure you include this nutritious and delicious fruit in your diet. This green smoothie made with avocado, lemon juice, Greek yogurt, and vanilla is one great way to do so. 

Get the full recipe here

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This nopal cactus licuado will help you shed the extra pounds and give you radiant skin. 3

It's a natural antibiotic that prevents the growth of certain bacteria, it helps balance sugar levels in the blood. It also helps reduce water retention and can help fight cellulite. It is rich in vitamins A and C and trace amounts of folate and vitamin K, as well as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, chlorophyll, and vegetable proteins. This licuado is definitely a creative way to reap all these benefits. 

Find the full recipe at Muy Bueno Cookbook.

Detox with this avocado seed green smoothie. 4

Detox with this avocado seed green smoothie.

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Avocado seeds contain about 70% of the antioxidants found in fruit. They are also rich in soluble fiber, which helps with lowering cholesterol. The best part of using avocado seeds in your smoothies is that it may promote weight loss and you'll feel really good after drinking it! 

Get the full recipe here

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This green smoothie may help give you a flat belly. 5

This green smoothie may help give you a flat belly.

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This tummy-flattening smoothie is made with pineapple, lemon, and spinach, which are all natural diuretics

Get the full recipe here

 

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Enjoy the delicious taste of a Cuban mojito without the calories from the rum. 6

If you are ready for a sugar and alcohol detox, try this mojito smoothie, made with fresh mint, lime, coconut milk, honey, and ice. 

Get the full recipe and instructions at WonkyWonderful.com

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This cucumber, apple, and cilantro smoothie may help you burn fat. 7

This cucumber, apple, and cilantro smoothie may help you burn fat.

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This smoothie is nothing short of a miracle drink, rich in antioxidants and fiber, it's good for the immune system and the digestive system, too. The ingredients in this smoothie may also help you burn fat. 

Get the full recipe here

Start your day right with this delicious morning smoothie. 8

Start your day right with this delicious morning smoothie.

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You will love the refreshing and sweet taste of this smoothie in the morning. Not only is it chock-full of vitamins, but the combo of the peaches and mango tastes like you're in paradise. It's made with vanilla almond, coconut or soy milk, whole oats, peaches or mango, baby spinach, and banana.

Get the full recipe here

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Kale is a great option for the base of your green smoothies. 9

Kale is a great option for the base of your green smoothies.

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If you're willing to experiment with a green that isn't spinach, try kale! Combine it with a pear to naturally sweeten up the bitterness of the veggie. Now you have a delicious summer treat!

Get the full recipe here

Give chia a chance. 10

Give chia a chance.

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Originally from Mexico, chia means "strength" in the Mayan language. It is rich in fiber, antioxidants, and plant-based omega-3 essential fatty acids. It is considered a "complete protein," which means it contains all nine essential amino acids. So make sure to add these tiny seeds to your smoothies. 

Find a great recipe for a detox green smoothie with chia at Ally's Cooking.

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Get ready to be transported to the tropics with this green piña colada smoothie. 11

One of our favorite tropical cocktails ever just got a really healthy makeover! It mixes unsweetened pineapple juice, frozen mango cubes, spinach, coconut milk, and banana, and the result is to die for.

Get the full recipe at Simple Bites.  

Get an extra serving of vegetables with this double green smoothie. 12

Get an extra serving of vegetables with this double green smoothie.

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The best thing you can do when making a green smoothie is blending more than one green veggie into it. You'll meet your daily vitamin quota easily. And blended with the right fruits, it makes for a refreshing and nutritious beverage. This smoothie combines the green goodness of spinach with the amazing benefits of kale. 

Get the full recipe here

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This coconut-grape smoothie tastes so good that it is almost sinful. 13

This coconut-grape smoothie tastes so good that it is almost sinful.

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Adding coconut milk to your green drink is a great way to get your healthy fats in, plus the added sweetness of the grapes and gives it a more tropical taste.

Get the full recipe here

This kale, pear, and green grapes smoothie is a delicious summer treat. 14

This kale, pear, and green grapes smoothie is a delicious summer treat.

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Kale is packed vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, folate, and manganese. But you may find it challenging to make your kids eat it. This smoothie is a great option because it also contains pear and green grapes, which will naturally sweeten it up.

Get the full recipe at MamásLatinas.

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Jump start your morning with this calcium-rich, protein-packed smoothie. 15

It's made with Greek yogurt, almonds, and broccoli, all of which help improve metabolism and suppress appetite.

Get the full recipe at Popsugar

Here's the green and healthy version of the Orange Julius. 16

Here's the green and healthy version of the Orange Julius.

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Remember how an Orange Julius tastes like a creamsicle? As delicious as it may be, it's full of sugar and not-so-good-for your ingredients. However, we found a way around it: meet the Green Julius. It's full of veggies and a citrus flavor that you won't miss the original!

Get the full recipe at MamásLatinas.

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Make sure to include spirulina on your grocery list! 17

Spirulina is considered one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. This superfood is higher in protein than red meat. It also contains all of the essential fatty acids your body needs, and it's rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. However, eaten on its own, it does have an unpleasant taste. This nutrient-dense smoothie features banana, blueberries, and coconut milk, which will hide the taste of the spirulina. 

Get the full recipe at Minimalist Baker.

This delicious smoothie contains not one but four superfoods. 18

This delicious smoothie contains not one but four superfoods.

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It's made with spinach, kiwi, banana, and chia seeds, so it is packed with vitamins and minerals. 

Get the full recipe at Turnip the Oven

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Start your morning with this energizing avocado citrus breakfast shake. 19

Start your morning with this energizing avocado citrus breakfast shake.

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The best part of waking up is this delicious batido in your cup. Made with tangy orange juice and creamy avocado, this breakfast shake will keep you feeling full and energized all morning long!

Get the full recipe at Eat Well 101

This creamy green hemp seed smoothie will help you get back on the healthy track. 20

Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and essential fatty acids. They are also a great source of protein and are rich in vitamin E, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc. Adding them to smoothies will boost the nutrition content. 

Get the full recipe on Eating Made Easy.

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Drink this avocado, parsley & lemon smoothie for a flat belly. 21

Drink this avocado, parsley & lemon smoothie for a flat belly.

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This batido made of avocado, parsley, lemon, and honey is perfect for your workout days. You can drink it before or after the gym and it'll give you all the energy necessary to do all the things we moms have to take care of daily. The smoothie is a great snack. But the best part is that it could help give you that flat belly and the tiny waist you've always dreamed of.

Get the full recipe here

This is the perfect pick-me-up smoothie. 22

This is the perfect pick-me-up smoothie.

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Need an extra boost in the middle of the afternoon? Try this Power Hour Pick-Me-Up Smoothie made with avocado and mango. Cayenne pepper and fresh ginger give this batido that little oomph you need to get through the rest of the day.

Get the full recipe here

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Reap the benefits of matcha tea's antioxidant properties with this delicious smoothie. 23

Reap the benefits of matcha tea's antioxidant properties with this delicious smoothie.

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When it comes to antioxidants, matcha green tea outweighs most superfoods. Because of its high antioxidant content, it has even been found to potentially prevent cancer, as it helps fight off free radicals. This powdered green tea is also energizing and anti-inflammatory. So, if you need even more reasons to include matcha tea in you diet, then this delicious smoothie might do it for you. It also contains fresh mango and banana, which gives it a sweet and delicious taste. 

Find the full recipe on Loving It Vegan.

This power smoothie will give you tons of energy and could help weight loss. 24

This power smoothie will give you tons of energy and could help weight loss.

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Featuring Swiss chard, kale, berries, and banana, this batido could help you you lose weight, gain energy, and give you glowing skin.

Get the full recipe on Active.com.

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Pack your day with good-for-you greens with this yummy smoothie. 25

Pack your day with good-for-you greens with this yummy smoothie.

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Celebrity trainer to the stars Harley Pasternak came up with this delicious green blend of spinach, pears, avocado, grapes, and Greek yogurt to start up your morning. 

Get the full recipe at The Healthy

Most of the ingredients in this green tea smoothie will help you lose weight. 26

Most of the ingredients in this green tea smoothie will help you lose weight.

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Green tea contains a fat-blasting compound called ECGS, which essentially increases fat burn in the liver and increases satiety, meaning you’ll burn more calories and feel less hungry. Also, pineapple is a natural diuretic that will help you shed those extra pounds.

Get the full recipe here.  

 

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This green juice helps Gisele Bündchen maintain her supermodel figure. 27

This green juice helps Gisele Bündchen maintain her supermodel figure.

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And her kids love it too! The Brazilian supermodel starts each day with lukewarm water and lemon, and then follows with a homemade green juice she whips up with "whatever I have in the fridge." One of her favorite recipes is spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, ginger, turmeric, and she also throws in an apple to make it sweeter.

Get on the detox bandwagon with this matcha, banana & kale smoothie. 28

Get on the detox bandwagon with this matcha, banana & kale smoothie.

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This simple detox green tea smoothie gets tons of creaminess and sweetness from the addition of two bananas, honey, and coconut milk.

Get the full recipe from Tasteful Venture.

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This kiwi and banana smoothie is packed with vitamin C and other nutrients. 29

This kiwi and banana smoothie is packed with vitamin C and other nutrients.

One kiwi has more vitamin C than an orange! And banana is another superfood that is loaded with nutrients. Blend these two fruits with some Greek yogurt or almond butter, and you'll have a delicious and healthy smoothie that your kids will surely love. 

Get the full recipe at Roti n Rice.

Honeydew will make ANY smoothie taste delicious. 30

Featuring banana, almonds, greens, and chia seeds, this matcha and honeydew batido is great for a light breakfast or energy-boosting afternoon snack.

Get the full recipe from Turnip the Oven.

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Drink your broccoli! 31

Broccoli could be so boring! But since it's a great source of vitamins A (as beta-carotene) and C, and a good source of folate. Give this veggie a boost by being creative with it. What I have started to do is blending it with other fruits to make a yummy concoction.

Get the recipe at Davy & Tracy.

This sweet punch romaine lettuce smoothie really does pack a punch. 32

No, these leafy greens are not just for salads! So, if you had never thought of adding some romaine lettuce to your green smoothies, I recommend you start with this delicious smoothie, which also includes some fruits, dried apricots, and oats.

 Get the recipe at Green Thickies.

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I give you the no-fail green smoothie! 33

If you are just getting started into the green smoothie game, this batido is for you! It's loaded with iron, potassium, and vitamins, and it is also so yummy.

Get the full recipe at Simple Green Smoothies.

Coconut is amazing for your health and so is spinach. 34

Coconut is amazing for your health and so is spinach.

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The leafy green contains a ton of antioxidants, potassium, and iron. This smoothie has fresh spinach, frozen passion fruit pulp, fresh mint, light coconut milk, and a kick from grated fresh ginger. This is one of my favorites! 

Get the full recipe here.

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You'll be amazed at the great flavor combination coconut and kale make. 35

You'll be amazed at the great flavor combination coconut and kale make.

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Kale is a power green that potentially helps with weight loss. This recipe is super easy and delicious. Blend together the kale, coconut milk, a banana and shredded coconut. Dropping the pounds will be easy with this tasty smoothie.

Get the full recipe here.

This batido is the perfect combination of tropical fruits and leafy greens. 36

This batido is the perfect combination of tropical fruits and leafy greens.

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Pineapple helps the coconut oil in boosting your metabolism in this green smoothie. Plus, the remaining ingredients are also rich in vitamins. Blend coconut water with coconut oil, pineapple, banana, and spinach. 

Get the full recipe here.

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This is Jessica Alba's favorite green smoothie. 37

This is Jessica Alba's favorite green smoothie.

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It's got kale, strawberries, raspberries, Greek yogurt, and honey or molasses. The kale in this smoothie is awesome because it's low in calories, but high in nutritional value. 

Get the full recipe here

Jennifer Lopez swears by this vegan green batido. 38

Jennifer Lopez swears by this vegan green batido.

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A couple of years back, J.Lo did a 22-day vegan cleanse, and picked up some really healthy habits from this experience. She discovered this spinach, banana, almond butter, and protein shake, that not only acts as a meal replacement, but as her daily fuel.

Get the full recipe here

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Green peanut butter banana smoothie? I'm in! 39

No matter what other ingredients I use, I love putting some organic peanut butter into my smoothies. It adds such yummy taste and texture, and it's a good source of protein. This smoothie is excellent as a post-workout treat, as both of its main ingredients help the body recover after exercise and will give you energy. Add some spirulina, and you've got yourself protein-packed batido. 

Get the full recipe at Like Mother Like Daughter.

Get ready to tango with this Spicy Mango Tango Green Smoothie. 40

The ginger in this tropical smoothie adds a spicy punch, while the mango and banana give it a flavor that will remind you of a beach vacation.  

Get the full recipe on Healthy Slow Cooking.