Sure, it sometimes emerges from your blender as one big, brown blob—but with the right recipe, you can make over your meal into something absolutely dreamy.
The key is knowing what natural ingredients mix well with others (for taste and looks), as well as the order to layer them. But once you master that, you’re mere minutes away from a truly lovely breakfast, snack, or even dessert.
Rounded up here are the nine most beautiful smoothies on the internet (according to us, at least)—all loaded with health benefits. Take out your blender, grab a straw, and get ready to fall hard for these stunners.
Here are the nine prettiest healthy smoothies on the internet.
Smoothie-master Alison Wu’s Instagram feed is full of layered beauties. Besides brain-boosting cauliflower (yes, really!) and fibrous flax seeds, this one’s spiked with MCT oil and probiotic powder—throw in some kiwi slices and it’s literally bursting with benefits.
If you need to unwind (gorgeous drink in hand), lavender is your new BFF. The calming herb makes the time you spend painstakingly layering purple fruity goodness completely worth it.
Sometimes it just takes two colors—not the whole rainbow—to make a (delicious) statement. Consider this one, featuring coconut meat, mango, pineapple, and kiwi, your sunset-in-a-glass smoothie.
Blueberries, coconut, and banana give this smoothie its pretty ombre colors. Pro tip: Keep your layers looking clean by spooning each color separately into a dry glass.
Channeling your ice cream cravings into a healthy smoothie is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without dipping into anything artificial. Get your swirl on by gently swishing a spoon around the glass.
This smoothie looks almost too pretty to eat—but that would mean missing out on a big antioxidant boost. Just be sure to sub out the sugar in the recipe for monk fruit to keep your meal full of good-for-you benefits only.
You might want to warm up with the other recipes on this list before tackling this one: It takes seven different fruits to make this impressive rainbow smoothie. But every sip will make it 100 percent worth it.
What’s on the inside counts, sure, but sometimes it’s all about the garnish. This one features a fruit basket’s worth of produce (from tart berries to luscious figs), all beckoning you to dig in to this protein-packed blended treat.