9 Smoothie Recipes to Keep You Whistling While You Work

Keep these essential ingredients at the ready so that all you must do is add, blend and fuel!

Getting your kiddos to drink smoothies is a fool-proof way to help them get their veggies in, but there’s also a lot of adults who don’t love veggies and I am unabashedly one of them.

As a self-proclaimed smoothie snob, I’m a proponent that everyone should enjoy a smoothie at least once a day. For me, it’s a convenient way to get extra protein and my supplements in (I’m partial to Collagen Peptides by Vital Proteins for my plantar fasciitis), in addition to my greens of course; but you can add in what suits you best (flax or chia seed, turmeric powder, protein powder, etc.).

The Windup

Who has time for measurements? Follow these four guidelines and you should be downing smooth fruits and veggies in no time. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! That’s the beauty of the blender, you can always re-blend if it’s too bitter, sweet, or still just too chunky.

  1. Ingredients should be covered, but not swimming pre-blend. If you have too much liquid it will be too watered down, too little and you will know because your frozen ingredients will wreak havoc on your blade.
  2. One of the fruits should be frozen for a perfect temp — not an ice cube, but also not a garden of hot veggies in your mouth.
  3. If you count your portions throughout the day, a half of a banana typically equates to one carb (a cupped palm). You should not need any more to achieve a fluffy texture and/or to mask the flavor of the greens.
  4. Arm yourself with the proper tools, we don’t call it a “SMOOTHie” for nothing. Invest in a good blender. I am currently a happy camper with my trusty VitaMix.

The Pitch

  1. Citrus-Free: Almond milk, Greek yogurt, kale, banana, blueberries
  2. Vitamin C: Orange juice, Greek yogurt, spinach, banana, strawberries
  3. Celebrerry: Water, celery, squeeze of lemon, spinach, banana, apple,
  4. Tropical Greens: Pineapple juice, kale, spinach, mango, small piece of ginger
  5. Blueberry Protein: Milk, cottage cheese, banana, blueberries, sprinkle of cinnamon
  6. Showstopper: Apple juice, raspberries, small piece of ginger, mango
  7. Vegged Up Pineapple: Pineapple juice, squeeze of lime, ice, spinach, celery stalk, chunk of peeled cucumber
  8. Nut Butter Mango: Nut milk, mango, banana, nut butter
  9. Carrot Mix-In: Water, carrot, mango, strawberry, pineapple

Please comment below with what you tried and any modifications you made to make it uniquely yours, cheers!

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