One of the best times of year is the beginning. There are parties aplenty and general feelings of good cheer, often perpetuated by enough seasonal snacks to carry even the most pessimistic folks through the calendar change on a bubbly wine and sugar-induced high. With so much celebrating going on, it may not come as a surprise that many people promise to go hard on the greens and hearty grains in the new year. Also unsurprisingly, these resolutions are the most popularly abandoned in the post-holiday struggle to get back to the real world—a place full of "grown-up" conversation that suffers from a serious lack of baked goods. If you feel hard-pressed not to hit up the holiday cookie jar, a smoothie can offer a simple solution. Here are eight simple but satisfying and sweet recipes to help smooth your transition into 2016:
What are your favorite ingredients to blend together? Let us know in the comments!