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Berry Smoothie + other smoothie ideas

Aug 17, 2011 by

I think smoothies are such a fantastic way to get nutrients into your body. You can cram so much goodness into a tall smoothie and the possibilities are endless. Using fresh or frozen fruits and different flavored juices and proteins you can please the pickiest eater.

I love making smoothies on a hot summer day to cool off and I think it’s also a great way to start the day

Normally I start my smoothies with 1 banana (fresh or frozen) and add 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit, a protein which could be yogurt (non-dairy if you are lactose intolerant), rice or hemp powder, walnuts, protein powder with 1/2 cup of juice.

My Berry Buzz is:

1 cup mixed berries (could be raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries)
1 cup cranberry, cherry or pomegranate juice blend
4-5 ice cubes

Place all items in a blender and blend until smooth.

Here are some other favorite combos of mine:

Key lime pie:

1 avocado (fresh)
1 whole lemon, (peeled)
sweeten to taste with agave or honey
1 cup coconut milk (not lite)
4-5 ice cubes

Blue Hawaii

1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pineapple juice, coconut water or orange juice

Those are a few of my favorites – what is your favorite smoothie you make?

***TIPS****

If you use frozen bananas, peel the skins off and cut into chunks. Place in a Ziploc bag and put it in the freezer.

If you aren’t using frozen bananas, add 4-5 ice cubes in place of it (unless recipe calls for ice).

If you would like to add some added fat, add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut, hemp or flax seed oil.

For extra protein and fiber add 1 tablespoon flax, hemp or chia seeds.

Enjoy!! 🙂

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