These Are the 5 Photoworthy Smoothies of Your Social Media Dreams
Smoothies are a breakfast, lunch and snack staple these days (even great for dessert!). They're perfect for when you need something to go, and they combine nutrient-rich fruits and veggies of all kinds. But a major breakfast bummer is a smoothie destined for social media greatness that turns muddy from the wrong combo of ingredients. We stopped by Liquiteria — the masters of photoworthy smoothies themselves — in New York City to learn how to get the best combos for the prettiest smoothies. They make 4,000 of them a week!
Ingredients: kale, spinach, mango, bananas, golden pineapple and fresh golden pineapple juice
One of the most-popular smoothies at Liquiteria, the Mean Green keeps the intended gorgeous green because the green and yellow ingredients blend together to amplify the shade. Keeping interfering colors — like blue and red — out of the mix helps this smoothie retain its hue true.
Ingredients: fair-trade coffee, raw cacao, almond butter, bananas, chocolate almond milk, chocolate whey protein and raw coconut sugar
Caffeinated breakfast smoothies? Oh, yeah! This fan-favorite smoothie is intentionally brown, but like a perfectly milky latte instead of swampy pond water. Committing to the chocolate theme across the board with all ingredients brings the flavor home.
Ingredients: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, vanilla almond milk, vanilla whey protein and flax seeds
The deep-purple hue here comes from a palette of berries. Think back to elementary art class: red (strawberries and raspberries) and blue (blueberries) make purple. It's as simple as that! The lack of greens keeps this one from turning into an unappetizing shade.
Ingredients: acai, blueberries, mango, vanilla almond milk, orange juice, ginger, vitamin C and raw coconut sugar
Acai naturally has a deep color profile; it appears purple, navy and brown in different lights and in different combinations. In this smoothie, a combination of blue and orange additives brightens up the acai to make it a super-photographable dark purple.
Ingredients: papaya, peaches, bananas, apple cider, vanilla almond milk, coconut, vitamin C, liver-kidney-lymph detox and honey
Great for clearing out your system, this smoothie doesn’t need to be limited to a heavy-headed morning. Again, keeping the fruit in a similar color palette gives this smoothie a Creamsicle color. It’s like you’re drinking melted ice cream, but with a boost of vitamins and detoxifying magic.