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Anytime Smoothies

Smoothies tend to conjure up images of summer, but there's no rule that says you can't enjoy a cool, smooth blended treat any time of year. There's never a bad time for a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables, and winter is in fact a particularly critical time to pay attention to your nutrient intake, to boost your immune system for all of those viruses that tend to be passed around after the summer.

Here are three delicious smoothies that will hit the spot every day out of the year:

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Five minutes is all it takes to whip up an easy and healthy strawberry banana smoothie. Throw some strawberries into a blener, add milk and use frozen bananas to make it thicker. For a little extra flavor, toss in another healthy ingredient – mint.

Tropical Smoothie

So you’re not lying on the white sand of your favorite beach, but isn’t that all the more reason to enjoy a tropical smoothie with some mango? You’ll almost be able to smell the ocean. Add a dash of honey to your Aloha Mango Smoothie and you have the perfect tropical winter treat!

Green Smoothie

A healthy green smoothie is always a great option as well. The way we like to make them is with an orange (peeled, of course), a banana (again, peeled), strawberries, yogurt, ice and, of course, spinach.

These healthy smoothie recipes are the perfect way for you to get a quick dose of vitamins and minerals in the morning or around lunch. Don’t let the cold discourage you from enjoying a tasty cold drink that provides energy and vitality when you need it most. A few minutes a day is all it takes to whip up a healthy treat.