Post # 1
I need some inspiration for smoothies for my busy mornings! Let’s hear your best healthy smoothie recipies. Also does anyone have any suggestions for a good protein powder? Preferably somthing that tastes ok and dosent have a ton of refined sugar in it. Thanks!!
Post # 3
I do a handful of spinach, 1 cup of mixed fruit (blueberries, raspberries taste the best), and a pinch of sugar, just to bring out the sweetness of the fruit (only if you do frozen fruit). It gives me all the nutrients from the spinach and tastes great!
I also did a peanut butter chocolate one with left over Nutrisystem protein powder. I did a packet of the chocolate protein powder, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and the ice and it tasted like ice cream!
Post # 4
I do a handful of spinach, half of a banana, lots of fresh berries and a little bit of ice. Its SO good and you can’t taste the spinach at all. No need for sugar or yogurt
Post # 5
I do a basic recipe of:
~ 1c frozen fruit (rasperries, strawberries, mango, pineapple)
~1/2c plain greek yogurt
1T chia seeds
1 scoop Aria protein powder (from Trader Joe’s)
enough almond milk to thin it out (~1/2c)
Sometimes I use spinach too. I made one earlier this week with spinach, mango, and pineapple. I can never taste the spinach, all I taste is fruit. I’m not crazy about bananas in smoothies because I only like semi-green bananas, but sometimes I will make one with banana and almond butter or peanut butter. I never add sugar or use sweetened yogurt, it’s not necessary.
If you haven’t heard of chia seeds, they are little nutritional powerhouses with tons of omega 3s and B vitamins. Plus when they get wet they gel up and expand, which helps with satiety. You can get them at health foods stores, but they are cheaper on Amazon.
Post # 6
I usually start with something juicy, like grapes or and orange. Then one cup of frozen fruit.. I really like the superfood antioxidant blend from costco. Blend..then add spinach/kale to the top..blend..spinach/kale to the top again and done.
Sometimes I add a tablespoon of ground flax seed.
Post # 7
My current favorite is:
– 1/2 frozen banana
– frozen cherries
– vanilla protein powder (I get a huge tub from Trader Joe’s and I like it better than any other ones I’ve tried over the years!)
– coconut almond milk (these stuff is SO good)
– about a tablespoon of cocoa powder
This smoothie seriously rocks my socks.
Post # 8
– ice (usually 1 tray or a couple of handfuls, depending on how thick you want it)
– dark chocolate almond milk (…a cup or so?)
– baby spinach (couple of handfuls)
– peanut butter (couple of spoonfuls)
– chocolate protein powder (1 scoop, I like Pure Protein brand)
– half a banana (frozen or not)
– couple of spoonfuls of plain Greek yogurt
Blend until smooth 🙂
Post # 9
Big bunch of kale, spoon of honey, non-fat yogurt, 1/2 banana and some plain almond milk to thin it out a bit. You can add different fruits as well. I love kale- great chopped in salad as well:)
Post # 10
Thanks so much for all the suggestions!! They all sounds great!!!
Post # 11
My current go-to:
- – scoop of vanilla protein powder
- – 6-8 ice cubes (depending on how thick you want it)
- – 3/4 cup of water
- – 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- – 1/2 cup pineapple chunks (I used fresh, but you could use frozen and use less ice cubes)
- – 1 tablespoon coconut extract
Almost like a pina colada!! 🙂 And, at 300 calories and 42 grams of protein, it’s perfect for me in the AM!
Post # 12
@letselopetoeurope53: I honestly use Body Fortess Whey Protein powder and I get it from Walgreens. I’m not crazy into protein shakes or anything, but I do like to have one after a run, so it’s perfect. I only use one scoop (as opposed to the two the jar suggests) mainly because I mix it with other things (greek yogurt, fruit, etc.). The vanilla is the best flavor to mix, in my opinion, with fruits and yogurts. There is 2 g of sugar per scoop.
Post # 13
1 c spinach
1 c kale
1/2 container of greek yogurt
1/2 c other frozen fruit (cherries, mangos, pinapples- my fav)
additional milk or almond milk to thin it out (up to 1/2 cup)
That’s usually what I do. I don’t like ice in mine. You can sub out 1 c of greens for another fruit (sometimes I have blueberries or strawberries in the summer).
Post # 14
My go-to smoothie recipe:
Soymilk or almond milk
A spoonful of greek yogurt
Fresh banana (and fresh strawberries or peaches if I have any)
Handful of spinach (you cannot even taste it)
Frozen organic blueberries
Ground flax seed and goji berries (Linwoods)
Crushed ice cubes
Post # 15
@letselopetoeurope53: I can help you out!! Here’s where I started http://www.theyummylife.com/Oatmeal_Smoothies
Then I created my own version that Darling Husband and I eat literally every single day. I have actually changed it up a bit, but this is my original version.
And here’s the protein powder I use. It tastes great considering it’s “unflavored”! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0015AQL1Q/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
3/4 cups Oatmeal (same blended)
2 tbsp Almonds (same blended)
2 tbsp Chia Seeds (3 tbsp blended)
3/4 (x3) cup Almond Milk
3/4 cups Orange Juice
3/4 cups French Vanilla Yogurt
Large Squirt Honey
2 tbsp Vanilla
- Blend oatmeal, almonds, and chia seeds.
- Add everything except the fruit to blender.
- Fill remaining blender space with fruit.
- Blend and pour 4 servings of ≈ 12 oz each.