These Are the 5 Photoworthy Smoothies of Your Social Media Dreams

Pretty breakfast smoothies are simple with these picture-perfect combinations.
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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!

Mean Green

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.

Coffee and Cacao

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.

Berry Powerful

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.

Deep Blue Acai

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.

Hangover Cure

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.

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