5 Unique Smoothie + Juice Recipes to Try

Considering juicing this January? Here are five fruit- and vegetable-packed drinks to get you going.

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Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Classic Green Juice with a Meyer Lemon Twist

Consider this kale-packed beverage the green juice for first-timers: It's made with pear (not apple) for a sweeter fruit base and Meyer lemons for their milder, more palatable citrus punch. A final piece of gingerroot imparts that signature spiciness and enhances the drink's anti-inflammatory qualities.

Get the Recipe: Classic Green Juice with a Meyer Lemon Twist

Orange-Spice Chia Smoothie

Made with orange and cinnamon, this wintry smoothie tastes like a healthy version of your favorite holiday cocktail. And it stars the chia seed: the buzzy, antioxidant whole grain noted for its high fiber, protein and calcium quantities.

Get the Recipe: Orange-Spice Chia Smoothie

Green Dream Smoothie

Don't let this speckled smoothie turn you off if you're wary of green beverages –– the ample amount of kale in this drink is masked by the strong flavors of peanut butter and banana. You'd be mad as a monkey not to try it.

Get the Recipe: Green Dream Smoothie

Peanut Butter, Jelly + Hemp Smoothie

This coconut water-based smoothie boasts the hydrating, antioxidizing properties of the tropical liquid and all the flavor of your favorite childhood sandwich. (Half a banana lets the "jelly" flavor of strawberries shine through.) The hemp seeds in and topping the drink are packed with essential fatty acids and more complete proteins, so you'll feel fuller longer.

Get the Recipe: PBJ and Hemp Smoothie

Grapefruit Mint Juice

Not for the faint of palate, this grapefruit and lime juice will twist your tongue in all its tart glory before you benefit from the vitamin C-rich citrus. With a bit of mint, it's just the juice to wake you up and get you going in the morning.

Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Mint Juice