Smoothie Adventures: Recipes!

The outpouring of interest and ideas in sharing smoothie recipes demanded a follow-up blog post to share some of the great ideas generated.

In no particular order, here are recipes, add-ins and websites to check out if you’re in the mood for a smoothie (dead of winter or not). 🙂

Recipes
OK, they’re not really recipes, but more taste platforms.  Smoothie are made for experimenting.  Not sure where to start?  Start with a banana.  It’s an easy and comfortable taste that’s familiar.  Then, get wild!
Harvest Pumpkin (from Katie B.)
pumpkin puree (canned or frozen)
nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew…)
banana
Skyr icelandic yogurt or milk of your choice

Dessert for Breakfast/Breakfast for Dessert (from Katie B.)
see above recipe, but add chocolate syrup

Kid-licious (from Denise)
nut butter
banana
raw honey/agave
chocolate milk of your choice

PomBerry Blast (from Denise)
frozen blueberries
banana
pomegranate juice
unsweetened milk of your choice

Coffee Love (from Tamre)
frozen bananas (or fresh)
splash of decaf coffee
chocolate syrup
dash of cinnamon

Green Goddess (from Sue)
banana
almond milk
frozen fruit (peaches, mango and/or pineapple are great)
a few leaves of kale, swiss chard or spinach

The Green Monster (from Jen)
this one’s kid-approved, too!
banana
frozen fruit
Silk soy yogurt
spinach

AB&J (me!)
(like a PB&J in a glass!)
banana
frozen berries (I like the Berry Medley from Trader Joe’s)
almond butter
almond milk

Cherry-Almond Vanilla Yum
frozen cherries
almond milk
dash of vanilla
cinnamon
banana

Tropical Midwinter
(pretty and delicious)
banana
fresh or frozen tropical fruits (Trader Joe’s has another great mix for this)
berries
carrot juice

Excellent Smoothie Add-ins
(boost the nutritional value of your smoothie!)

from Austin Lin:

  • freshly ground flax seeds
  • kashi’s “grape nuts”
  • raw cacao nibs
  • soy spirulina protein powder

Katie B and Denise both suggest amazing grass green superfood (something I’m going to try this week!)

Michelle G uses green tea (!!!) as a base for fruit or green smoothies on days when she’s not feeling the dairy.  Love the green tea idea!

A lot of people suggested using Skyr Icelandic yogurt, but if you’re off dairy or vegan there are plenty of soy alternatives and I’m loving the use of almond milk as a smoothie base.

Resources
Looking to try green smoothies, but not sure how to start?  Check out Veggie Venture!  They break it down into manageable steps and share some great recipes.

SmoothieWeb has a ton of recipes, though the site’s not very pretty.  (Aesthetic judgment.)

The Kitchn has a great low-sugar recipe perfect for those watching their sugar content.  The post comments also share other great ideas.

What do you think?  Smoothies forever?  Smoothies for the summer only?  Any other fabulous add-ins, recipes or thoughts you want to share?

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4 responses to “Smoothie Adventures: Recipes!

  1. Once again a daughter inspires the mother! I bought a blender yesterday and am whirring my way into smoothie land!

  2. Yay Mom!!

    Something else to share: when making green smoothies, a splash of lemon juice is great for brightening up the flavors. 🙂

  3. Mmmmmm smoothies! Especially green ones! 🙂

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