If it's not already, your blender is about to be your best friend.

Smoothies are great. They're creamy and smooth like a milkshake yet full of fruits and veggies so that you can sip guilt-free. With stores charging as much as $12 a pop for smoothies these days, there's no time like the present to start making them yourself at home. Whether for breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up, these smoothie recipes are full of health-boosting ingredients that you can easily whip up at home.

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