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12 Unexpected Ingredients That Will Take Your Smoothie To The Next Level

It's time to up your blender game. Mix in some of these tasty ingredients and take your smoothies up a notch with new, Silk® Almond Coconut Blend.

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Whole oats will thicken up any smoothie. They're great with apples and cinnamon for a filling morning beverage.

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Avocados will make your smoothies creamy and delicious. They're great with pears, honey, and vanilla-flavored anything.

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Maple syrup is a natural sweetener packed with antioxidants. It's great with anything/everything, but try it with bananas and ground pecans for a hearty breakfast smoothie.

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Cherries are unsung heroes of the fruit variety. They can help regulate sleep cycles, so blend one with coconut milk, lime juice, and ice right before bed.

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Seaweed is weird, but it has a crazy amount of vitamins. Blend a half-sheet in with some apples and kiwis to make a nice green drink.

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When you get tired of your boring, regular iced coffee: toss that coffee in a blender with peanut butter, bananas, and just one square of white chocolate for an energetic beverage worthy of your busy schedule.

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Pumpkin spice is everyone's guilty pleasure in the fall. But you can make your smoothie a little spicier any time of the year with some pumpkin puree, almond milk, and a dash of lavender or crushed graham cracker (depending on your state of mind).

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Ginger is a tasty summer add-in that helps with digestion. It's best with strawberries, lemon, and ice.

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Nutmeg has a bevy of benefits, so you can add a lot or a little depending on your taste. Try it with blueberries, banana, and honey.

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Date shakes are a Southern California classic. Substitute ice cream for soy milk and pineapple juice to turn your next shake into a lean, tasty smoothie.

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Almonds are one of the best nuts for building muscle. Blend some almond butter, almond milk, raspberries, and kale for a power-packed pre-workout smoothie.

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Bring on the chocolate lovers! Cacao comes in nibs or powder and is a great chocolate alternative. Blend it with coconut sugar and mixed berries.

New, Silk® Almond Coconut Blend blends any ingredient into an awesome smoothie. Try it out and take your smoothies to the next level.