I would never claim to be a smoothie a day kind of person, but I definitely crave these now and then. They’re perfect for when you want a healthier snack that also curbs your sugar craving (which I get often). Here’s a few of my favorite smoothie recipes from my random tinkering.
Each recipe makes about 16 fl ounces, or 2 cups. Enough for two people to snack on or one large breakfast smoothie.
Blueberry Coconut Banana
A simple twist on the classic strawberry banana, this one is sweet, smooth, and substantial. A great option for a breakfast!
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 1/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
- 1/4 cup toasted coconut vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk (almond, soy, or regular)
- 1 teaspoon honey
If you like your smoothies with more chunks, drop the milk to 1/4 cup. If you don’t like coconut, go with vanilla yogurt instead. If you like a little more tang, use plain yogurt.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 and 1/2 frozen bananas
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
- Pinch of cinnamon
The cocoa powder gives just enough chocolatey vibe to this smoothie to make it feel like an indulgence, but it’s packed with protein and calcium!
- 1 avocado
- 12 ice cubes (less for thinner consistency, more for thicker)
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup skim milk
This one is adapted from a smoothie my mother-in-law makes. While condensed milk is not healthy, the avocado definitely is. Plus, this smoothie is so good you won’t care. It’s also very filling! The consistency of this one is more like a shake, which makes me want to try putting in the freezer and making ice cream!
Smoothies are so fun to experiment with! What are your favorite combos?
In my kitchen:
Nutribullet (for smoothies with ice)