Monday, February 9, 2015

I'm a huge fan of smoothies. I find them to be refreshing, enjoyable, and easy. I love to mix it up, using different kinds of fruits, milks, and sweeteners. The thing about smoothies is that, made correctly, they are packed with nutrients and are extremely filling.

There are all sorts of things on Pinterest on how to build a "perfect" smoothie, but I think the most important thing is finding a healthy recipe that you like and building off of that. Personally, despite what other people say, I can definitely taste kale in smoothies and I hate it. I don't want to be able to taste the greens in my smoothies. I use spinach and can't taste it at all. Therefore, no matter how many times people tell me I should switch from spinach to kale in my smoothies, I will not do it. I know what I like, and my smoothies will stay the way they are.

All that being said, I have compiled a small list of my own smoothie recipes for you to try. Everyone likes something different, so these are just suggestions. Try them as listed, use them as a base to build on, or do something totally different. Either way, if you can find a smoothie recipe that you like that is packed with nutrients and drink it at least three times a week (preferably more), your body will thank you. Trust me.

* Smoothie Ideas *

Anxiety Tamer: 1 & 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 scoop protein powder. ( approximately 250 calories and packed with antioxidants that help calm anxiety.

Tropical Beauty: 1 & 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/4 cup frozen mango, 1/4 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 frozen banana.  (approximately 200 calories. Good source of fiber, Vitamin C, and potassium).

Nana's Chocolate Goodness: This is my very favorite. It is the most filling and most satisfying in my opinion. This smoothie is mostly for providing protein and to satisfy dessert cravings. (Approximately 225 calories). Click the name for my full recipe.

Raspberry-Banana: This is a great summer smoothie. (Approximately 200 calories and high in protein and fiber). Click the name for my recipe.

Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? Share it below in the comment section. Have a great day!


  1. I finally got a blender for Christmas and have been on the smoothie train ever since! I tend to make mine based on what frozen fruit is on sale at the grocery store that week. Lately it's been bananas, blueberries, and a little bit of peanut butter!

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

    1. Yep! I live off the frozen fruit section too!
      As far as bananas, I buy them fresh and freeze them myself when they get extra ripe :)

  2. I would vote for anything-with-chocolate!