favorite smoothie recipes

{{ our favorite smoothie recipes }}

here are a few of our family’s favorite smoothie recipes …
quick.  healthy.  and great to grab and go on those busy mornings.

{{ morning cocoa-banana shake }}

my girls’ love this smoothie – we call it the morning shake at our house.   it’s simple.  it’s quick.  and it’s sooo good!

1 cup of vanilla almond milk { or you could use soy, rice or coconut milk }
1 heaping teaspoon good quality cocoa powder { i like Rapunzel’s }
1 banana, frozen  { best if chopped before freezing }
1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar { optional }

Blend { i use a Vita-Mix } until smooth.  Enjoy.

note:
if you don’t have “frozen” bananas, you can still make this shake — just add in about 1 cup of ice and expect to have more of a smoothie consistency, rather than a frozen shake. 

{{ fruit smoothie }} 

1 cup milk of your choice { my favorites:  almond, coconut, rice or soy }
1 ripe banana { frozen is best }
1 handful of fresh or frozen fruit { we like to use a few blackberries, blueberries, raspberries & strawberries ~ your choice }
1 tablespoon brewer’s yeast { provides B vitamins }
1 tablespoon ground flax seed* { for Omega’s 3’s ~ *you can put whole seed in coffee grinder }
1 handful of fresh spinach { optional, but i love it }
1 scoop protein powder of your choice { optional }
ice cubes { optional, but makes it thicker and colder }

Blend  { i use a Vita-Mix } until smooth.  Enjoy.

{{ chocolate almond energy grab and go smoothie }}

1 cup milk { i use almond – other options:  coconut, rice or soy milk }
1 ripe banana { frozen is best }
1 tablespoon good quality cocoa powder { i use raw cacao powder }
1 tablespoon nut butter { i use almond butter ­}
1 tablespoon brewer’s yeast { provides B vitamins }
1 tablespoon ground flax seed { for Omega’s 3’s }
1 handful of ice cubes { optional }

Blend { i use a Vita-Mix }. Pour. Grab and Go.

{{ chocolate mocha date smoothie }}

1 cup milk { i use vanilla almond – other options:  coconut, rice or soy milk }
¼ cup of strongly brewed coffee, chilled { or herbal coffee substitute }
½ cup ice cubes
1 ripe banana { frozen is best }
4-5 dates, pitted and chopped { i like Medjool dates best }
1 tablespoon cocoa powder { i used raw cacao powder }
1 tablespoon brewer’s yeast { provides B vitamins }
1 tablespoon ground flax seed { for Omega’s 3’s }

Blend { i use a Vita-Mix }. Pour. Grab and Go.

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5 thoughts on “favorite smoothie recipes

  1. Sarah on said:

    Thank you so much for these!! I really appreciate it. They all look fantastic.

  2. I love a great smoothie in the morning ~ they wake me up so much more than coffee! Cheers!

  3. thank you Sarah! And thank you for stopping by.

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