Green Smoothies



I get asked a lot about my smoothie recipes. I don't have any real "recipes", I tend to just throw stuff into the blender that sounds good.  To give you some ideas though, I thought I'd share some of my favorite smoothie making ingredients and a few combos I love!


As I mentioned on Friday, I'm participating in Peanut Butter Runner's "Green Smoothie April" Challenge!  My first 8 smoothies are pictured above - and a cat photo bomb. Some are a bright, pretty green - some are gross looking. When you mix brown cocoa powder with green spinach, it's not going to be pretty!


Here are my smoothie making faves! Enjoy!!!

My Favorite Ingredients

Smoothie Base
1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
1 large handful of spinach

Sweet Stuff
banana
frozen berries
Medjool dates
Stevia
honey

Extras (I've linked some of these to either a product I like or to some more info about why they're beneficial!)
protein powder (I like Tera's Plain)
instant coffee
vanilla extract

Smoothie Recipes

The Classic
1 cup milk of choice
1 large handful of spinach
1 banana
1-2 tbsp PB2
Stevia or honey to taste

Chocolate PB
1 cup milk of choice
1 large handful of spinach
1 banana
2 tbsp PB 2
1-2 tbsp cocoa powder
Stevia or honey to taste

PB Date
1 cup milk of choice
1 large handful of spinach
1 Medjool date
1/2 banana
1 tbsp PB2
cinnamon

Green Tea Latte
1 cup milk of choice
1 large handful of spinach
1 scoop matcha powder
Stevia

Cinnamon Ginger
1 cup milk of choice
1 large handful of spinach
1 banana
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp nut butter
honey to taste

Chocolate Covered Cherries
1 cup milk of choice
1 large handful of spinach
1/2 cup frozen dark cherries
2 tbsp cocoa powder
Stevia to taste

Blueberry Milkshake
1 cup milk of choice
1 large handful of spinach
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or plain and add 1 tsp vanilla extract)
1 cup frozen blueberries
Stevia (if needed)

No-Crap Frap (haha)
1 cup milk of choice
1 large handful of spinach
1 Starbucks Via packet (or other instant coffee)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Ice
Stevia to taste

Almond Joy
1 cup milk of choice
1 large handful of spinach
2 tsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder)
1 tbsp cocoa powder
Ice
Stevia to taste

Tropical
1 cup milk of choice
1 large handful of spinach
2 tsp melted coconut oil
1/2-1 cup frozen mango/pineapple
1 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder)
Stevia to taste


I didn't list chia, flax, gelatin, or plain whey in any of the recipes because they don't add any flavor. You can throw these guys into any of the above combos to boost the nutrient content! They will all also help thicken the smoothie.

Also, if I'm using frozen fruit, I don't usually add extra ice - but that's my preference! Frozen banana makes smoothies extra creamy!







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