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Making A Great Smoothie

2 Jul

how to make an awesome smoothie

I get a lot of messages asking for smoothie recipes and I do have a few favorites that I really enjoy on a regular basis. I love my Triple Berry, Totally Nutty, and Piña Colada smoothies and they are often my go to recipes when I’m in a hurry.

I am going to share with you my secret to a great smoothie. Are you ready? Add what you love. It’s really that simple.

I have my staples that go into just about every smoothie I make. Chia seeds are something that I always add to boost the nutritional value. Most of my smoothies also have protein powder in them too, mostly because I usually drink my smoothies as a meal replacement. You’ve probably also noticed that I often add spinach to my smoothies to sneak some veggies in.

The recipes I’ve shared with you have been the final draft of many different attempts. I learn a little something with just about every smoothie I make.

Experiment with foods that you like. The worst that can happen is you choke down a smoothie that’s not that tasty (or pour it down the sink). You may be pleasantly surprised by different combinations of fruits and vegetables.

My challenge to you is to create your own smoothie recipe. See what you can come up with, what combinations make a smoothie you enjoy as a snack or even a meal.

When you come up with a winner EMAIL it to me so I can give it a try too, I’m always looking for something new to try out. I’d love to share a few reader created smoothie recipes too.


Totally Nutty Smoothie Recipe

13 Apr

Since buying my Vitmaix nearly two years ago, I have become a major fan of the smoothie. I started out following the recipes that came with the Vitamix but eventually I started to just toss things in and see what I got.

Today I wanted to share one of my favorite creations with you, I give you the Totally Nutty Smoothie!

Nutty Smoothie

What you will need:

1 cup almond or cashew milk

1 TBSP chia seeds

2 TBSP powdered peanut butter

1/2 banana

60 grams spinach

10 grams raw almonds

nutty smoothie

How you do it:

Put everything in your Vitamix (or Nutrabullet or blender) Be sure to put the chia seeds, almonds, and peanut butter in before the banana and spinach, that’ll keep it from flying around inside the container. Send everything for a spin until it’s smooth and creamy.

That’s all there is to it.

Other tidbits:

Your smoothie will be green but it will not taste green, I promise. Adding the spinach (or kale) will help boost it’s nutritional value big time. It’s plenty sweet for me but if you like things on the sweeter side, add some honey or agave nectar to sweeten things up a bit. About half a tablespoon should do it.

nutty smoothie

This smoothie, made with cashew milk, comes it at 273 calories, 14 grams of fat, 10 grams of fiber, 330 grams of sodium, and 11 grams of protein. I like to make this one to take as a meal while I’m at work.

Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Do you have a favorite smoothie? Please share the recipe with me so I can give it a try too!

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