Healthy Smoothies

 

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Healthy Smoothie Recipes

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I’m always trying to think of ways to put more healthy foods into my diet but onceI had my son I had even more motivation. With breastfeeding, what I eat is what my baby eats so it’s even more important to eat healthy! However, I have a hard time sticking with something if I don’t like how it tastes. I finally started making smoothies and not only can you add a large variety of healthy nutrients, but they taste AMAZING! I love eating something healthy while thinking it’s a dessert! Plus, it’s easy to hide things that have a lot of health benefits but may not taste so great such as spinach, kale, carrot juice, flaxseed, chia seeds or coconut oil.

Enjoy!

Healthy Smoothies

Berry – Banana Smoothie

Add:
-1/4 Cup blueberries
-4 strawberries
-1 Banana
-1/3 Cup Greek Yogurt
-Handful of spinach
-Spoonful of flaxseed
-1/4 Cup carrot juice

Add a large handful of ice to your blender. Add all ingredients and blend well! Add more carrot juice or water if it’s too thick. This one tasted soooo good! Can’t even taste the spinach or carrot juice! Just tasted like a delicious berry smoothie! I like to use fresh fruit but have also used frozen.

 

 

Healthy Smoothies

Layered PB&J Smoothie!

Peanut Butter Layer (Same as peanut butter smoothie recipe)
Add:
-1 Banana
-1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
-2 Tbsp PB2 powdered peanut butter (you can also use regular peanut butter)
-Spoonfull of flaxseed (or however much you prefer)
-1/4 Cup milk

Strawberry “Jelly” Layer
Add:
-Half banana
-6 strawberries
-1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
-Spoonful of flaxseed

 Add ice to your blender. Blend each layer separately and then carefully add each layer to your glass one at a time. This is my favorite smoothie I have ever made! It is so amazingly delicious and the perfect combo of course! 🙂

 

Healthy Smoothies

Green Kiwi – Strawberry Smoothie

Add:
-4 strawberries
-2 kiwis
-half banana
-handful of spinach
-3 small stalks kale
-1/4 Cup greek yogurt
-1/4 Cup carrot juice
Add ice to your blender. Add all of the ingredients and make sure to blend really well. Add more carrot juice or water if needed. The kiwi works so well in this smoothie and adds a good level of tartness. Could also add flaxseed 🙂 

 

 

Healthy Smoothies

Peach – Raspberry Smoothie

Add: 

1/2 peach (or a handful of frozen peach slices), 1/2 Cup raspberries (fresh or frozen), 1 banana, small handful of spinach, spoonful of flaxseed, 1/4 Cup juice (pineapple or carrot juice works well) or water

Add large handful of ice along with all of your ingredients and blend really well. Add more liquid if needed. Simple as that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Smoothies

Berry – Banana Smoothie Bowl

Add:
-6 strawberries
-1/2 Cup blueberries
-1 banana
-1/4 Cup greek yogurt
-Splash of juice or water

Add ice along with all ingredients and blend really well. Don’t add as much liquid or make it too thin if you want it as a smoothie bowl like I did. Of course, this could also be made as just a regular smoothie. If you want a smoothie bowl you can add fresh cut fruit as I did along with granola or chia seeds! This really makes me miss the amazing açai bowls I always had when living in Hawaii!

 

 

 

Healthy Smoothies

GREEN Spinach – Kale – Kiwi Smoothie

Add:

2 kiwis, 1/4 Cup pineapple chunks, 1 banana, handful of spinach, 3 small stalks kale, 1/2 Cup greek yogurt, spoonful of flaxseed, 1/4 Cup pineapple juice

Add ice along with all ingredients to your blender. Blend until very smooth. Add some water if it’s too thick. Another deeeeelicious, yet healthy smoothie! 

Healthy Smoothies

Peanut Butter – Banana Smoothie

Add:

One Banana, 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt, 2 Tbsp PB2 powdered peanut butter (you can also use regular peanut butter), Spoonfull of flaxseed (or however much you prefer), 1/4 Cup milk

Add a handful of ice to the blender. Add all ingredients and blend well! Add more milk if needed. This is one of my favorites!! And is great for a healthy dessert!

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Smoothies

Candy Corn Inspired Layered Smoothie

Bottom Yellow Layer

half banana, 1/4 Cup pineapple, couple slices of peaches, spoonful of greek yogurt, small amount of pineapple juice

Middle orange layer

1 orange, half banana, spoonful greek yogurt, 1/4 Cup carrot juice (add a bit more if needed or to make it more orange)

Top white layer

half banana, 1/4 Cup plain or vanilla greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp coconut oil, 2 Tbsp milk (add more if needed to make more smooth)

Blend each layer separately by adding all the ingredients to your blender along with a large handful of ice. The bottom layer is a bit tricky to actually get a yellow color. Make each smoothie thick enough to avoid running the layers. Fun for Halloween 🙂

Healthy Smoothies

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Add:
-1/2 Cup pumpkin puree (I used canned. Make sure it’s 100% pure pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling!)
-1 banana
-1/2 Cup greek yogurt
-spoonfull of flaxseed
-1 Tbsp maple syrup
-dash of cinnamon
-dash of nutmeg
-dash of pumpkin pie spice
-1/4 Cup milk

Add all ingredients to your blender with a large handful of ice. Blend until smooth. This one is soooo amazing and really tastes like pumpkin pie!! Fantastic dessert smoothie for Halloween, Thanksgiving or fall time!

 

Berry Avocado Smoothie Add:
-half of an avocado
-1/2 Cup blueberries
-1/4 Cup raspberries
-handful of spinach
-1/2 Cup greek yogurt
-2 tsp chia seeds
-3/4 Cup coconut water

Add ice to your blender. Add everything else and BLEND! I added a lot of ice so needed to add more coconut water. So a little tip, if you’re not a super huge coconut water fan but need to add more liquid, try adding some additional milk or juice instead of extra coconut water or else the taste is very apparent.

Smoothie Tips

  • There are tons of different kinds of greek yogurt…if you’re kind of picky about greek yogurt like I am then try Simply Balanced, which can be found at Target. I love this brand and it doesn’t have that super strong greek yogurt taste.
  • If you really don’t like greek yogurt I will sometimes also add yoplait flavored yogurt…I have found the french vanilla and orange cream to be especially yummy in smoothies.
  • If you like a smoother smoothie rather than chunky, add a bit more ice and liquid after blending and then blend even more. This will smooth things out!
  • Don’t pay attention to the color! Some of the most green and most gross looking smoothies have been some of my favorites!
  • Coconut water is another great liquid to add to smoothies!