How to Build the Perfect Smoothie–With Template and 10 Recipes!

I recently posted a picture in my InstaStories of me making a midday smoothie, and I got a lot of requests for Smoothie recipes.  I’ve been making smoothies for years, and although I like to switch it up with different flavors, I do use the same basic formula for each one:

8-10 oz of Liquid (I typically use Unsweetened Almond Milk.)

1 cup of Greens (I typically use Spinach.)

1 cup of Fruit (I typically use a Banana or a combination of fruits.)

1 cup of Vegetables (I typically use Riced Cauliflower, because it has no flavor and makes it extra thick and creamy.)

1 tsp Herbs (I typically use 1/2 Cinnamon and 1/2 Ginger.)

2 tsp Healthy Fats (I typically use some sort of Nut Butter.)

2/3 cup of Protein (I typically use Arbonne Protein Powder and switch up the flavor.)

*** All of the fruit that I use is frozen, so that makes the consistency just right, but if your fruit is fresh, you will want to add ice as needed.  ***

Blend everything until smooth, adding more ice and/or liquid as needed.  Then pour it in a mason jar and drink it from a paper straw like a true hipster.  (Totally kidding.  Put it in your ugliest plastic cup from your favorite college bar and get a full on milk mustache.)

To make it even easier on you, I made this template with my formula and some suggestions for each category of ingredient:

How to Build the Perfect Smoothie 

So now that you’ve seen my basic Smoothie recipe, here are 9 more recipes for you!

PB&J:

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder

2 tsp Peanut Butter

8-10 oz Milk

1 cup Frozen Mixed Berries

1 cup Spinach

1 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower

1 tsp Cinnamon

 

Gingerbread:

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Ginger

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

8-10 oz Milk

1 cup Spinach

1 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower

1 cup Frozen Banana

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry:

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder

2 tsp Coconut Oil

8-10 oz Milk

1 cup Frozen Strawberries

1 cup Spinach

1 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower

1 tsp Cinnamon

 

Banana Bread:

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

2 tsp Almond Butter

8-10 oz Milk

1 cup Frozen Banana

1 cup Spinach

1 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 tbsp Oats

 

Blue Moon:

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder

2 tsp Coconut Oil

8-10 oz Milk

1 cup Frozen Blueberries

1 cup Spinach

1 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower

1 tsp Cinnamon

 

Neapolitan:

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

2 tsp Cocoa Powder

8-10 oz Milk

1 cup Frozen Strawberries

1 cup Spinach

1 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower

 

Lemon Bar:

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

2 tsp Coconut Oil

8-10 oz Milk

1 cup Frozen Banana

1 cup Spinach

1 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower

1 tsp Cinnamon

2 tbsp Lemon Juice

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

 

Thin Mint:

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder

2 tsp Avocado

8-10 oz Milk

1 cup Frozen Banana

1 cup Spinach

1 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower

1 tsp Mint

1 tsp Mint Extract

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip:

1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder

2 tsp Peanut Butter

8-10 oz Chocolate Milk

1 cup Frozen Banana

1 cup Spinach

1 cup Frozen Riced Cauliflower

2 tsp Chocolate Chips

 

What are some of your favorite things to add to your Smoothie?  I’m always looking for new yummy ideas!

Enjoy!

 

XOXO,

Molly B.

 

PS–Don’t have time to blend up your own? I’ve got you!

I always keep a few Daily Harvest Smoothies in our freezer for when I want a yummy smoothie and don’t have time to make one. (They also have amazing Harvest Bowls, Overnight Oats, Chia Parfaits, and more!) That link will get you 3 Free Cups!

Also, there are some incredible grab-and-go smoothie places. My favorite is Nékter Juice Bar, and they are all over the country. My favorite smoothie is the Health Nut. (Pro Tip: Download their app for amazing discounts!)

 

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