Thursday, July 18, 2013

My 3 Favorite Smoothie Recipes

We recently bought a smoothie maker (this one, if you're curious) after reading about the health benefits of smoothies and wanting to add variety to the fruits and veggies we eat and how we eat them. Today I will share with you my 3 favorite smoothie recipes!

A Very Berry Smoothie

a handful each of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and spinach
4-5 strawberries, tops removed
1 banana
1/2 cup fruit juice (I used a berry blend)
ice cubes

very berry smoothie

This smoothie is a good way to eat fruits, and to sneak in veggies. I hardly notice the spinach at all. 

Breakfast in a Smoothie

1 banana
4-5 strawberries (or other berry of your choosing)
1 cup oatmeal 
1 Tbs honey
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tsp cinnamon
ice cubes

breakfast in a smoothie

I make this smoothie for breakfast a few days a week. The oatmeal makes it more filling and the honey sweetens it up nicely.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

1 banana (105 cal)
2 Tbs peanut butter (210 cal)
2 Tbs chocolate syrup (100 cal)
1/2 cup milk (70 cal)
ice cubes

chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie

I make this one as an afternoon snack every once in awhile. At 485 calories, it's not the most low-calorie snack option (for example, a 2 pack of Twinkies is was 300 calories), but it tastes a lot fresher than most unhealthy snacks, it's filling, and it gives me an energy boost instead of a sugar crash.

I'm still experimenting, but these three are my go-to's right now. Hopefully I'll have more for you in the future!


  1. These all lok delicious! I would like the peanute butter one right now :)

    1. Thanks! That's definitely my favorite one. :)

  2. Ha! I like that my sister is the above comment.

    These look delicious. Especially the peanut butter one. YUM! I hope you don't mind, I'm going to share on FB and Twitter followers tomorrow morning!

    1. Haha, I like that you both are sweet enough to stop by here and comment. :) I don't mind at all, that's very awesome of you, thanks!

  3. these looks so good! i want to try the chocolate peanut butter banana

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  4. I love smoothies and these look amazing! I love peanut butter, bananas,and chocolate together, too!

  5. Yum! These look really good. But I understand the frustration of some smoothies having as many calories as a handful of cookies--or Twinkies!. :) My favorite smoothie has blackberries, strawberries, and peaches.

    1. That sounds delicious! I'll need to get peaches next time!

  6. I don't see how that PB smoothie would be bad. It's all fairly healthy stuff. Well, maybe not the chocolate...I want to try that breakfast one. I have pretty much all the stuff except OJ but that's okay... I'll just use milk.


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