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It happens to the best of us. You know those times when you're ready for a cat nap, but you're stuck at work or busy watching your wide-awake kids who clearly have more energy than you. Your eyes get heavy, it's hard to focus and the only thing on your mind is a toasty, warm bed. Yet, you couldn't be farther away from getting into one. Dealing with sleepy mornings or afternoon slumps are no fun. So, if your go-to solution is usually just another cup of coffee, we don't blame you.

But there are so many other ways to kick fatigue to the curb and they come in the form of yummy smoothie recipes. The fruits and vegetables in delicious smoothies will replenish your body with the nutrients, vitamins and minerals it needs to keep you going all day.

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Smoothies are quick and easy to make so if you have time to brew a cup of coffee then you have time to whip one up. These tasty beverages are the perfect snack to kick-start your day or give you that midday boost your system so desperately needs. The only hard part is figuring out what ingredients to put into your drink so that you're invigorated for more than just a few minutes. Don't fret. We've rounded up some of the tastiest energizing smoothie recipes.

Ditch the coffee and energy drinks for something a little more natural. You won't miss them. Here are 30 smoothie recipes that will keep you energized all day long.

 

Fuel up your morning with this breakfast smoothie. 1

Fuel up your morning with this breakfast smoothie.

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To make this smoothie, you’ll need some orange juice, vanilla yogurt, vanilla extract and 2 cups of mixed fresh or frozen berries. Fruits like blueberries and strawberries are full of antioxidants that can protect your body from harmful chemicals that may potentially drain your energy. Fruits with high water content like strawberries can also prevent dehydration.

Get the recipe at Deliciously Sprinkled.

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Get energized with this mulberry, lavender and kale smoothie. 2

Get energized with this mulberry, lavender and kale smoothie.

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This recipe is chock-full of energy-inducing ingredients and the lavender gives it a kick of that extra something. Since carbs are usually the body’s main source of energy, the oats in this recipe are sure to keep you going all day. The banana is also full of B-vitamins, fiber and potassium that promote energy and muscle function.

Get the recipe at The Daily Meal.

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This banana, almond milk and matcha smoothie is as tasty as it is energizing. 3

This banana, almond milk and matcha smoothie is as tasty as it is energizing.

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When you’re dealing with drained energy levels, sometimes all you need is something to boost your mood. Romaine lettuce, an ingredient in this recipe, is a vegetable. And like many other leafy greens it is high in folate. Folate’s known to be a mood-enhancing nutrient that’s linked to lower risks of depression.

Get the recipe at The Daily Meal.

Beat the afternoon slump with this energy-boosting kale and pineapple smoothie. 4

Beat the afternoon slump with this energy-boosting kale and pineapple smoothie.

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Since kale is high in vitamins and minerals, it’s also a great source of energy. For an extra boost of energy, this recipe also recommends throwing in a teaspoon of matcha green tea. Matcha’s known to enhance brain power, plus it’s packing caffeine, so you’ll be up and going in no time.

Get the recipe at Nourish Move Love.

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If you’re up to drinking a green smoothie with a twist, have this green chocolate cheat smoothie. 5

If you’re up to drinking a green smoothie with a twist, have this green chocolate cheat smoothie.

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To give this smoothie a chocolatey taste, you’ll throw in 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder. The recipe also calls for half a cup of spinach leaves. Spinach is full of nitrates that increase the efficiency of mitochondria, the-energy producing tools in our cells. This makes it a power food that’s super good for you.

Get the recipe at Holistic Wellness Project.

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This pumpkin banana smoothie is as tasty as having dessert. 6

This pumpkin banana smoothie is as tasty as having dessert.

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Nothing can slow you down like being sick. Pumpkin is full of antioxidants that may reduce the risk of chronic diseases. The antioxidants like alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin can neutralize free radicals that may potentially damage the body’s cells. The nutrients in pumpkin, like vitamin C, can also boost your immune system.

Get the recipe at Nutriliving.

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Get your dose of vitamin C with this refreshing peach-orange smoothie. 7

Get your dose of vitamin C with this refreshing peach-orange smoothie.

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The orange used in this smoothie is packed with vitamin C, potassium and folate. The fruit will keep you energized for longer, as opposed to giving you a quick sugar rush that only lasts for a few minutes. Drinking this smoothie will feel like you’re having dessert since you’ll also throw in some light ice cream, sugar-free of course.

Get the recipe at Cleveland Clinic.

If you’re ready to blast the fatigue away, drink this smoothie right up. 8

If you’re ready to blast the fatigue away, drink this smoothie right up.

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Berries are high in antioxidants that are good for the body. Each kind of berry has its own benefits. The antioxidants in strawberries fight inflammation and fatigue, giving you more energy. The carbs in the yogurt are in the form of simple sugars that when broken down also give you an extra boost..

Get the recipe at Genius Kitchen.

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This energizing smoothie can also induce quick recovery, making it a great post-workout option. 9

This energizing smoothie can also induce quick recovery, making it a great post-workout option.

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This recipe is packed with good-for-you ingredients like sweet potato, hemp hearts and spinach. Sweet potatoes, in particular, are a tasty way to get over midday fatigue. They’re high in carbs, beta-carotene, also known as vitamin A and vitamin C. If you’re dealing with that time of the month, hemp hearts can also help you beat the symptoms of PMS and even menopause.

Get the recipe at Prevention.

The sweetness of this smoothie doesn’t take away from how healthy it is. 10

The sweetness of this smoothie doesn’t take away from how healthy it is.

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This smoothie is made up of a couple of nutritious ingredients that provide energy, like rolled oats, strawberries and a banana, but the honey it uses to naturally sweeten it up is also beneficial. Honey is made up of natural sugars like glucose and fructose that keep the body going. The glucose gives you the boost you need right away, while the fructose gives you sustained energy since its absorbed by the body a little more slower.

Get the recipe at North South Blonde.

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Start your morning off right with this peach smoothie. 11

Start your morning off right with this peach smoothie.

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The ingredients in this smoothie like avocado, peaches, and swiss chard are good on their own but when combined they’re an energizing powerhouse. The ginger you throw into this smoothie will improve your blood circulation and blood sugar levels, in turn reducing fatigue. Not to mention, it also helps keep your immune system in tip-top shape.

Get the recipe at Prevention.

If you’re tired of the same old drinks, try this blood orange and cashew smoothie recipe. 12

If you’re tired of the same old drinks, try this blood orange and cashew smoothie recipe.

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It’s different, yet still energy-inducing. The cashews in this smoothie are rich in protein, important minerals like magnesium and they help the body carry out the process of glycolysis, where sugar is metabolized into energy. The nuts will be mixed with other yummy ingredients, like a persimmon and blood orange juice.

Get the recipe at Livestrong.

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This energy-filled smoothie works for anyone that needs a quick pick-me-up, but is perfect for tired parents. 13

This energy-filled smoothie works for anyone that needs a quick pick-me-up, but is perfect for tired parents.

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Because you’ll be throwing in peppermint extract or fresh mint leaves, this smoothie is as refreshing as it is tasty. The spinach content will also help fight off iron deficiency, which is a common source of fatigue. Spinach will replenish the body’s store of iron, while providing it with the vitamin C it needs to enhance the absorption of the iron into the body.

Get the recipe at Belly Belly.

This smoothie is so easy to make it, it’ll become your go-to. 14

This smoothie is so easy to make it, it’ll become your go-to.

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All you’ll need is some plain soy milk, a fresh peach with the skin still on and nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt. Peaches can fight against iron deficiency, which can often lead to fatigue, low energy levels and poor concentration. But if you’re not into peaches you can swap it out for the fruit of your choice.

Get the recipe at Cleveland Clinic.

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If you’re afraid of skipping coffee because of caffeine withdrawal, try this smoothie instead. 15

If you’re afraid of skipping coffee because of caffeine withdrawal, try this smoothie instead.

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You’ll still be skipping the coffee, but you’ll get your caffeine fix from some metabolism-boosting green tea instead. This smoothie is sweetened with honey, which may help regulate blood sugar levels and kick that tired feeling to the curb. The best part is this tasty drink will only cost you 139 calories.

Get the recipe at PopSugar.

f you can’t skip the coffee, throw it into a nutritious smoothie instead. 16

f you can’t skip the coffee, throw it into a nutritious smoothie instead.

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This smoothie is made with coffee that’ll definitely wake you up, but the main ingredients are blueberries. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants that support brain power and fight inflammation. The chia seeds are also nutrient rich, packing fiber, protein, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids. The smoothie will energize you and keep you feeling full for longer than an average cup of joe.

Get the recipe at TODAY.

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Sometimes the answer is dessert and who says a smoothie can’t be dessert. 17

Sometimes the answer is dessert and who says a smoothie can’t be dessert.

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This chocolate peanut butter smoothie will definitely have you coming back for more. Instead of working as just a quick fix, peanut butter gives you a slow and sustained release of energy. That’s why it’s often the food choice of runners who compete in intense races. It’s full of fiber, protein and unsaturated fats that are good for your heart.

Get the recipe at SkinnyMs.

Blend the favors of coconut and blueberry to refuel lost energy. 18

Blend the favors of coconut and blueberry to refuel lost energy.

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Blueberries and yogurt are loaded with nutrients and minerals that’ll help the body work the processes it needs to make energy, but coconut milk also serves a purpose. Coconut milk contains healthy fats that are a source of energy for both the brain and the body. It’s also useful in keeping you hydrated, which is necessary for overall health and energy.

Get the recipe at Gather for Bread.

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Sweet potatoes make as good a smoothie ingredient, as they do a dinner side. 19

Sweet potatoes make as good a smoothie ingredient, as they do a dinner side.

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They’re also a great food for when you need to pick up your energy levels. Sweet potatoes are great sources of fiber and complex carbs that the body takes time to digest, in turn supplying your body with a steady flow of energy. They’re also rich in the nutrient manganese, which aids the body in breaking down nutrients that are essential to producing energy.

Get the recipe at Livestrong.

This peanut butter banana smoothie is so yummy you’ll have to go back for seconds. 20

This peanut butter banana smoothie is so yummy you’ll have to go back for seconds.

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Bananas aren’t only used in smoothies to make them creamier. They also add a lot of nutritional value to the drink. They’re a great source of carbs, potassium and vitamin B6, which all serve to boost energy levels. The yogurt in this smoothie will complement the benefits of the peanut butter and bananas, as it’s a rich source of vitamins B2 and B12, which aid in the formation of  ATP, a molecule that cells use for fuel.

Get the recipe at The Spruce Eats.

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Kiss morning fatigue away with this muesli smoothie. 21

Kiss morning fatigue away with this muesli smoothie.

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This recipe will taste like a crisp, fall morning, even if it’s out of season. To prep the smoothie, you’ll need some toasted oats, an apple, pecans, a banana and a host of other easy-to-find ingredients packing lots of nutritional value. The apple in this smoothie will up your energy as it tries to stabilize your blood sugar levels.

Get the recipe at Nutriliving.

This unconventional smoothie recipe is a protein boost packed with energy. 22

This unconventional smoothie recipe is a protein boost packed with energy.

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You might not be used to throwing basil into your smoothies, but for this recipe you will. The recipe also calls for banana, coconut milk, pineapple chunks and optional grated ginger. Pineapples are great fruits for boosting the immune system and building bone strength and are great sources of thiamin, a vitamin the body uses for energy production.

Get the recipe at Parents.

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Get your energy up with this smoothie that’s a taste of the Mediterranean. 23

Get your energy up with this smoothie that’s a taste of the Mediterranean.

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To make this smoothie, you’ll use half a cup of beet juice. Beetroot juice is loaded with antioxidants and naturally occuring nitrates that improve blood flow throughout the body. This aids in energy production since it helps the body balance oxygen use and increase stamina. You’ll blend the beet juice with baby spinach, ginger root, a frozen banana, mango and skim milk.

Get the recipe at SkinnyMs.

This smoothie, called the West Coaster, is packing nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6. 24

This smoothie, called the West Coaster, is packing nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6.

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It’s also really easy to make. All you need is orange juice, raw pistachios, raw avocado and peaches. Each ingredient is perfectly blended into this smoothie to create the perfect pick-me-up. Avocado is a great source of unsaturated fats that may aid the body’s ability to absorb certain nutrients. It also works at fighting harmful free radicals that can get you sick and stop you in your tracks.

Get the recipe at Refinery29.

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This smoothie will have you wishing you made more. 25

This smoothie will have you wishing you made more.

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One of the ingredients in this smoothie is the superfood some can’t get enough of, known as kale. The nutrients in kale are plentiful, one of them being the amino acid L-tyrosine. This amino acid is great for boosting brain power, giving you that mental lift you need when you’ve hit the afternoon slump. It’s also loaded with fiber that’ll keep you full for longer and less stressed since you won’t have to worry about feeling hungry.

Get the recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction.

It’s hard to resist the juicy flavor of mango on its own and it’s even better in this energizing smoothie recipe. 26

It’s hard to resist the juicy flavor of mango on its own and it’s even better in this energizing smoothie recipe.

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Dealing with drained energy levels or feeling drowsy can make it hard to concentrate. But the mango in this smoothie is a rich source of iron and vitamin B6, both which support brain health and cognitive development. It’s also loaded with vitamin C that works to strengthen the immune system and prevent you from getting sick and slowing down.

Get the recipe at Lifehack.

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Fight fatigue off by drinking this pomegranate and goji smoothie. 27

Fight fatigue off by drinking this pomegranate and goji smoothie.

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The brain uses the glucose content found in pomegranate seeds to produce energy. Goji berries also aid in energy production, while simultaneously helping you avoid a sugar crash since they’re loaded with complex carbs. They’re also useful for maintaining a healthy immune system and preventing energy-draining illnesses like the flu.

Get the recipe at Livestrong.

Up the nutritional value of your smoothie by throwing in some black beans. 28

Up the nutritional value of your smoothie by throwing in some black beans.

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This smoothie combines cooked black beans with other ingredients like a banana, unsweetened chocolate almond milk and honey. Black beans are a good source of essential nutrients like folic acid, potassium, iron and magnesium. Magnesium, in particular, is an important mineral since it aids processes in the body that produce and distribute energy.

Get the recipe at PopSugar.

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This protein smoothie is one even kids will love. 29

This protein smoothie is one even kids will love.

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It’s a powerhouse of green ingredients like spinach, avocado, kale and chilled green tea. The leafy greens used in this smoothie are bursting with antioxidants that boost the immune system and get you over an unproductive slump. The green tea provides that bit of caffeine you need to increase your alertness and get over fatigue.

Get the recipe at SkinnyMs.

This energy-inducing smoothie will make you feel both cozy and refreshed. 30

This energy-inducing smoothie will make you feel both cozy and refreshed.

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Pear is loaded with glucose content that’s quickly absorbed by the body and turned into energy, giving you an instant boost when you need it. It also can aid the body in fighting cell-damaging free radicals, controlling blood sugar levels and supporting overall health by keeping the immune system strong.

Get the recipe at Livestrong.