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My Go To Smoothie Recipes

Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Since March, I have been trying to eat cleaner and be healthier in general and one of my favorite things has been making smoothies! They are so yummy and filled with nutritious ingredients — a great way to get your fruit, veggies, and other nutrients in for the day.


I have a travel blender which is so much easier in my opinion for clean up, putting away, and making a small portion. Mine is a Cuisinart compact blender with multiple attachments. It's nice being able to blend the smoothie right in the cup you're going to drink it from.


I can also use this blender to make smoothie bowls so it is pretty powerful but it definitely takes a little extra work and patience for those. The main difference between making a smoothie and a smoothie bowl is the consistency! If you want to turn any of your smoothies into a smoothie bowl, the key is to use a lot of frozen fruit and a little liquid. It's always good to start on the low side with the liquid and add more as needed. I always use oat milk for my liquid but you could definitely use your milk of choice, coconut water, orange juice, etc.


Speaking of frozen fruit, I find it so important to use frozen fruit in my smoothies! This eliminates the need for ice while still resulting in a cool and tasty drink. If you only have fresh fruit, be sure to add a few ice cubes before you blend, otherwise you'll have a room temperature blended beverage which is just not as good.


I love shopping for smoothie ingredients at Aldi. They have chunks of frozen pineapple in a resealable package in their freezer section and it is so convenient and inexpensive. They also have a frozen tropical fruit blend. I buy large tubs of their vanilla Greek yogurt for smoothies. If you're making them everyday, it is great to buy yogurt in bulk like this. My other staple ingredients are spinach, bananas, chia seeds, and strawberries. Be sure to buy a few extra bananas and freeze them when ripe because frozen bananas will take your smoothie to the next level!


My personal favorite smoothie lately has been my green smoothie. It has a great taste and packs the nutrients. I always make it when I'm feeling like I need a cleanse. BTW, for all of my recipes I just measure with my heart! I have videos on Pinterest if you would like a visual. 


Green Smoothie 

frozen pineapple 
frozen banana
spinach
greek yogurt
oat milk
chia seeds

Strawberry Banana

frozen banana
frozen strawberries
a couple of fresh strawberries
a piece of fresh banana
greek yogurt
oat milk

Super Basic 3 Ingredient

frozen mixed tropical fruit
oat milk
greek yogurt

Sunset Smoothie

frozen strawberries
banana
frozen pineapple 
greek yogurt
orange juice
chia seeds

If you want to make a super cute, aesthetic smoothie, you can layer two different colors like I did in my Earth Day smoothie. You might have to add a little food coloring if there is a specific color you're trying to reach, but for the most part, fruits and veggies can create a variety of colors. The trick to layering is to use frozen fruit (especially frozen banana) and create a thick smoothie. You can put the first color in the freezer while you make the second color and then pull it back out when you are ready to layer. It takes some time and effort but is SO cute in photos. 

What's your favorite kind of smoothie?