It’s nearly impossible to screw up a smoothie. Throw any combination of milk, fruit, nuts, and other goodies into a blender and presto: You’ve got drinkable meal.
- Pour in liquids first and add ice last.
- Start with the lowest blender speed and work up to higher speeds once the mixture smoothes out.
- Divvy up leftovers into an ice cube tray for easy blending the next time.
- Top smoothies with fresh fruit, seeds, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut for a texture change.
- Freeze fruit for a thicker consistency. Chop first for easier blending.
Here are my favorite, use it as inspiration and come up with your favorite. You can add greens (spinach or kale) to any of these to make them extra healthy.
Peanut Butter bomb
Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds, 1/2 tablespoons natural peanut butter, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3 ice cubes
Ingredients: 1 apple, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/4 cup cashews, 1 scoop hemp protein, 2 pitted dates, 1 cup almond milk, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 3 ice cubes.
Ingredients: 1 frozen banana, 1 cup milk of choice, 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, Dash each of cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Ingredients: 1 frozen banana, 1/2 a large honeydew melon, 3/4 cup strong brewed green tea, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/4 cup almond milk
Ingredients: 1/2 peeled and diced cucumber, 1/2 small peeled and diced raw beet, 1 diced apple, 1 large grapefruit, juiced, 3 ice cubes.
Avocado & peer
Ingredients: 1/4 cup avocado, 1/4 cup silken tofu, 1/4 cup pear juice, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 3 ice cubes.
Coconut & Lime
Ingredients: 1/2 sliced banana, 1/2 diced mango, 1/3 cup coconut milk, 1 lime, zested and juiced, Pinch ground cardamom, 3 ice cubes.
Ingredients: 1 cup frozen spinach (or 2 cups fresh), 1 cup almond milk, 2 scoops chocolate protein powder, 1/4 cup rolled oats, 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract.