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). 🙂
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…)
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)
chocolate milk of your choice
PomBerry Blast (from Denise)
unsweetened milk of your choice
Coffee Love (from Tamre)
frozen bananas (or fresh)
splash of decaf coffee
dash of cinnamon
Green Goddess (from Sue)
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!
Silk soy yogurt
(like a PB&J in a glass!)
frozen berries (I like the Berry Medley from Trader Joe’s)
Cherry-Almond Vanilla Yum
dash of vanilla
(pretty and delicious)
fresh or frozen tropical fruits (Trader Joe’s has another great mix for this)
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
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.
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?