We absolutely LOVE superfoods here at Health.

Not only are they fresh and delicious, they may also help protect against chronic diseases, promote healthy aging, and boost your mood, energy, metabolism, and memory—and that's just for starters.

So when we saw these super-healthy, beautiful smoothies, we just knew we needed to share them.

The mastermind behind these genius recipes? Julie Morris, author of Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-Dense Recipes, available for just $12.

Here are four of our favorites from the new book:

Photo: Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris

Mango Chili:Makes 2 16-ounce Servings2 1⁄2 cups frozen mango chunks3 tablespoons hemp seeds2 tablespoons dried goji berries1 teaspoon chili powder11⁄2 cups apple juice1 cup water2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juicesweetener, to taste (optional)Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and blend in sweetener as desired.

Superfood boost:Add 1 tablespoon chia seeds for extra fiber.

Photo: Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris

Mint Chip: Makes 2 18-ounce servings2 cups frozen spinach2 cups frozen bananas1⁄4 cup raw cashews3 tablespoons cacao nibs2 tablespoons (packed) fresh mint leaves, minced1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups rice milk (original variety)1⁄2 cup coconut watersweetener, to taste (optional)

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and sweetenas desired.

Superfood boost:Add 1/4 teaspoon chlorella (or to taste).

Photo: Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris

Strawberry BasilMakes 2 16-ounce servings2 cups frozen strawberries11⁄2 cups cherry tomatoes1⁄4 cup dried goji berries2 large Medjool dates, pitted2 tablespoons mashed avocado2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice1 tablespoon (packed) minced fresh basil1 cup coconut watersweetener, to tasteBlend all the ingredients together until smooth. Taste, and sweeten if desired.

Superfood boost:Add 1 teaspoon maqui berry powder.

Photo: Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies © 2013 by Julie Morris, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photography by Julie Morris

Grapefruit Pomegranate:Makes 2 14-ounce servings2 cups frozen strawberries1 1⁄2 cups green tea ice1 cup grapefruit, peeled, de-seeded, and chopped1 1⁄2 cups pomegranate juice2 teaspoons maqui powder1⁄2 teaspoon ginger powdersweetener, to taste

Blend all the ingredients together until frosty. Taste, and sweetenas desired.

Superfood boost:Add 2 tablespoons hemp seeds

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