Smoothie Recipes You Can Try

Smoothie Recipes You Can Try

Today I wanted to share some smoothie recipes with you. If you’re just starting out making smoothies, it might be helpful to follow some recipes other people have tried. But I think the ultimate goal would be to choose what veggies and fruits you like best and combine to make your own smoothie. And of course, adding some superfoods would be a great idea. It’s fun to try new and different fruits and vegetables and see what combinations you enjoy. Below, I will share recipes for smoothies that I have found around the internet to give you something to begin with.

But here’s one right now –

Make it Your Own Smoothie

The fun thing about this recipe is that you can truly make it your own.  Experiment with amounts, ingredients and flavors until you find a few that you like best then add them to your daily routine.

  • ½-1 cup of your favorite liquid
  • Frozen fruit of your choice up
  • A handful of greens like spinach, kale, romaine

Optional ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Protein powder
  • Natural sweetener
  • Avocado

Add the liquid to the blender first and then add your frozen fruit combo to the top of the liquid.  Add your greens and optional ingredients.  Blend.  Enjoy.

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When I was a kid, I loved creamsicles. Orange with vanilla ice cream on the inside. Loved those. I found a couple smoothie recipes that are similar. Actually, I have tried the first one a few times and I love it. Here we go –

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Ingredients

1 frozen banana

1 orange peeled and seeded

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup ice

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender, and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.

Here’s a video of another take on the creamsicle smoothie.

And one more version of this smoothie –

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

  • 1 orange, medium
  • 3 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • Ice

Peel the orange and add it along with all other ingredients into your blender. Blend until smooth and serve right away. This makes one serving.

Okay, let’s move on……….

Simple Green Smoothie

  • 1 small or half a medium banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup low fat, plain Greek yogurt
  • Splash of skim milk ( you can also use coconut milk, soy milk, almond milk)
  • 3/4 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups baby spinach
  • Ice

Add all ingredients to your blender.  Blend until smooth. Enjoy.

Apple & Broccoli Green Smoothie

  • ½ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup Orange Juice
  • 1 apple, small – cut into pieces
  • Broccoli – experiment with amount – add to your taste
  • ½ tbsp ground flaxseed
  • Ice

Add all ingredients to your blender.  Blend until smooth. Enjoy.

Some more smoothie recipes –

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 6 frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup of orange juice

Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth. This makes one serving to replace a meal like breakfast. Two small servings make a delicious snack.

Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Smoothie

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 frozen bananas, peeled and cut into pieces
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1-2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 cups of your favorite “milk” (coconut, almond, soy, etc.)

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend well.

P B & J Smoothie

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 heaping tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp. uncooked quick oats
  • 1 tsp. of your favorite natural sweetener
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until everything is smooth.  Add a splash of milk if it’s too thick.

A few more smoothie recipes for you!

Tropical Smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 ripe banana, peeled, frozen and cut into pieces
  • 2 cups mango, frozen
  • ¼ cup of mint leaves –experiment with the amount – add to your taste

Add all ingredients to your blender.  Blend until smooth. Enjoy.

Very Berry Breakfast

  • 1 c frozen raspberries
  • ¾ c chilled milk (your favorite – almond, soy, coconut, etc)
  • ¼ c frozen cherries
  • 1½ tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Add everything into the blender, adding lemon juice to taste. Blend until smooth.

Avocado Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and cut into pieces
  • ½ fresh avocado
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • A touch of honey or agave

Add everything to the blender and blend until smooth.

There are thousands of smoothie recipes and combinations you can try.  That’s the fun of it.  I always try and make sure I have some leafy greens in all of mine, with one exception.  The exception is the Orange Creamsicle Smoothie above.  I want it to look orange as I drink and enjoy it!  Do you have a favorite blender drink to share with us?  Please comment below or visit our Healthy Eating Fun Facebook page 



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