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EC: 5 Easy Smoothie Recipes with Only 5 Ingredients
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There's no special technique involved when it comes to learning how to make a smoothie. It's really as simple as dropping some ingredients into a blender and blending them together. But finding a delicious and simple smoothie recipe is easier said than done. Even for the most experienced smoothie aficionados, it can be intimidating to nail that magic combination of ingredients that'll make a healthy smoothie with as few ingredients as possible. After all, there are so many different smoothie recipes out there, from sweet chocolate smoothies to almost-savory green smoothies. So how do you know what combination of ingredients is actually going to taste good?

We wanted to streamline the whole process for you, so we put together five easy smoothie recipes with five ingredients each. All of these ingredients are things you've heard of—like bananas and dates and kale—that are readily available at your local grocery store. These five recipes are designed to please everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions or personal preference.

Green Smoothie

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Tropical Smoothie

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Protein Smoothie

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Chocolate Smoothie

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Berry Smoothie

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Still Confused?

Just follow this flowchart to find your next favorite smoothie, no matter what you like.

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By Maxine Builder and Lauren Kolm,Maxine Builder,Rebecca Firkser