(Closed) Your Best healthy smoothie recipie

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

– 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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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 # 11
Hostess
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
Hostess
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

1 c spinach

1 c kale

1/2 container of greek yogurt

1/2-1 banana

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
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551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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)

 

Another favorite:

Crushed ice cubes

Orange juice

Fresh pineapple

Greek yogurt

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@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

Happy smoothie-making!

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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

 

Strawberries

Blueberries

Raspberries

Banana

 

  • 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.

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