We absolutely LOVE superfoods here at Health.

Not only are they fresh and delicious, they may also help protect against chronic diseases, promote healthy aging, and boost your mood, energy, metabolism, and memory—and that's just for starters.

So when we saw these super-healthy, beautiful smoothies, we just knew we needed to share them.

The mastermind behind these genius recipes? Julie Morris, author of Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-Dense Recipes, available for just $12.

Here are four of our favorites from the new book:


Photo: Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris

Mango Chili:
Makes 2 16-ounce Servings
2 1⁄2 cups frozen mango chunks
3 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons dried goji berries
1 teaspoon chili powder
11⁄2 cups apple juice
1 cup water
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
sweetener, to taste (optional)
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and blend in sweetener as desired.

Superfood boost:
Add 1 tablespoon chia seeds for extra fiber.


Photo: Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris

Mint Chip:
Makes 2 18-ounce servings
2 cups frozen spinach
2 cups frozen bananas
1⁄4 cup raw cashews
3 tablespoons cacao nibs
2 tablespoons (packed) fresh mint leaves, minced
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups rice milk (original variety)
1⁄2 cup coconut water
sweetener, to taste (optional)

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and sweeten
as desired.

Superfood boost:
Add 1/4 teaspoon chlorella (or to taste).


Photo: Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris

Strawberry Basil
Makes 2 16-ounce servings
2 cups frozen strawberries
11⁄2 cups cherry tomatoes
1⁄4 cup dried goji berries
2 large Medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons mashed avocado
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon (packed) minced fresh basil
1 cup coconut water
sweetener, to taste
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and sweeten if desired.

Superfood boost:
Add 1 teaspoon maqui berry powder.


Photo: Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris

Grapefruit Pomegranate:
Makes 2 14-ounce servings
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 1⁄2 cups green tea ice
1 cup grapefruit, peeled, de-seeded, and chopped
1 1⁄2 cups pomegranate juice
2 teaspoons maqui powder
1⁄2 teaspoon ginger powder
sweetener, to taste

Blend all the ingredients together until frosty. Taste, and sweeten
as desired.

Superfood boost:
Add 2 tablespoons hemp seeds

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