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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!


Triple Berry Smoothie Recipe

8 Sep

Ever since I bought my Vitamix about a year ago I’ve become a fan of the smoothie. I have even gone so far as to replace a meal a day with a delicious smoothie beverage. It helps me to keep my calorie consumption in check and on the evenings I work it’s an easy meal that I can have without leaving my spot at the desk.

I started my love affair with the smoothie by following recipes but soon figured that I could make my own concoctions that were tasty, nutritious and low in calories.

I thought I’d share my favorite with you today.

berry smoothie

Triple Berry Smoothie:

What you need:

1 Cup coconut water
1 TBSP whole flax seeds
16-18 Grams of vanilla whey protein powder (about half a scoop) 
110 Grams of frozen blueberry, blackberry, raspberry blend

All I did was toss all of that in my Vitamix and send it for a spin.


The approximate nutritional value of this smoothie is 230 calories with 19 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. The protein powder makes it feel light and airy but it fills you up and keeps you satisfied.

I like to use frozen fruit in my smoothies mainly because it takes a lot longer to go bad. I have a problem that when I buy fruit (especially berries) I either don’t buy enough or I buy too much and end up throwing most of it out. Use whatever works best for you and your family.

Do you have a favorite smoothie that you enjoy regularly? Share your recipe so I can give it a try.

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