I have a confession to make. I am an addict. I LOVE fruit smoothies. They are just so tasty and they can be made healthy (or not). You can read more about where this love came from here.

The best part for my family is that my oldest adores them and he does not even know he is getting veggies with the fruit. That is a win in my book . Below I have listed several smoothies that I love to make. You can revise the recipe to fit your needs. That is the best part about smoothies, they are so versatile.

Here are four of my go to recipes to help eat right, and keep the weight and bank book in check!

Triple Threat Fruit Smoothie

(makes 3 – 4 mason jars worth)

I have a Blendtec Blender, which I adore, it is loud, but it really works and was totally worth the investment.

ingredients

Note: They are in the order in which you should place them in the blender, starting at the top.

  • 2 cups of coconut milk (I use So Delicious, unsweetened Vanilla) + more as desired to add smoothness
  • 1- 2 scoop(s) of your desired protein powder (I use RAW Organic Unflavored, it can be found here)
  • 1 – 2 cups of baby spinach (I use organic from Costco it is the least expensive where I live);
  • 1 cup of each (you may substitute with another berry if you want!):
    • Raspberries (Frozen is preferred)
    • Blueberries (Frozen is preferred)
    • Blackberries (Frozen is preferred)

Once all the ingredients are in, I press the smoothie button and let the Blendtec do its thing. I like mine extra smooth so once I go through one round of blending I add some extra Coconut Milk to mine, I would say between ½ cup and 1 cup. Then I press the smoothie button again. You can do this in a normal blender, just be ready that there might be more seeds than you like or you may need to blend for longer.

Once done, I pour into 3 -4 Mason jars with a lid, you can find awesome reusable lids here and here. Then place the ones that are not going to be enjoyed right away into the fridge, they will last in an air tight jar for a few days. That is, if no one drinks them.

Making batches of smoothies makes sure I have an easy and healthy breakfast or snack to grab on the go!

Let me know how you customized this recipe for you!

 

Mango Raspberry Coconut Smoothie

(makes 3 – 4 mason jars worth)

This smoothie reminds me of the beach, and since I live in a state with a long, cold winter, I need something to help me get through it. I love the taste of this smoothie, so tropical, and still healthy. Hidden greens make sure it is, along with a dose of protein powder. Remember, you can customize the recipe to your liking. That is the best part! Here is how I made my little ray of sunshine.

ingredients

Note: They are in the order in which you should place them in the blender, starting at the top.

  • 2 cups of coconut milk (I use So Delicious, unsweetened Vanilla) + more as desired to add smoothness
  • 1- 2 scoop(s) of your desired protein powder (I use RAW Organic Unflavored, it can be found here)
  • 1 – 2 cups of baby spinach (I use organic from Costco it is the least expensive where I live);
  • 1 ½ cups of each (you may substitute with another berry if you want!):
    • Raspberries (Frozen is preferred)
    • Mango (Frozen is preferred)

Once all the ingredients are in, I press the smoothie button and let the Blendtec do its thing. I like mine extra smooth so once I go through one round of blending I add some extra Coconut Milk to mine, I would say between ½ cup and 1 cup. Then I press the smoothie button again. You can do this in a normal blender, just be ready that there might be more seeds than you like or you may need to blend for longer.

Now, I pour into 3 -4 Mason jars with a lid, you can find awesome reusable lids here and here. Then place the ones that are not going to be enjoyed right away into the fridge, they will last in an air tight jar for a few days. That is, if no one eats them. That way I have an easy and healthy breakfast or snack to grab on the go!

As I stated in the recipe, I have a Blendtec Blender, which I adore, it is loud, but it really works and was totally worth the investment.

Let me know how you customized this recipe for you!

 

Raspberry Banana Chocolate Smoothie

(makes 3 – 4 mason jars worth)

This smoothie reminds me of the beach, and since I live in a state with a long, cold winter, I need something to help me get through it. I love the taste of this smoothie, so tropical, and still healthy. Hidden greens make sure it is, along with a dose of protein powder. Remember, you can customize the recipe to your liking. That is the best part! Here is how I made my little ray of sunshine.

ingredients

Note: They are in the order in which you should place them in the blender, starting at the top.

  • 2 cups of almond milk (I use Costco Kirkland, unsweetened Vanilla) + more as desired to add smoothness
  • 1- 2 scoop(s) of your desired protein powder (I use RAW Organic Unflavored, it can be found here)
  • 1 – 2 cups of baby spinach (I use organic from Costco it is the least expensive where I live);
  • 1 ½ cups of each (you may substitute with another berry if you want!):
    • Raspberries (Frozen is preferred)
    • Banana (Frozen is preferred)

Once all the ingredients are in, I press the smoothie button and let the Blendtec do its thing. I like mine extra smooth so once I go through one round of blending I add some extra Almond Milk to mine, I would say between ½ cup and 1 cup. Then I press the smoothie button again. You can do this in a normal blender, just be ready that there might be more seeds than you like or you may need to blend for a longer period of time.

Now, I pour into 3 -4 Mason jars with a lid, you can find awesome reusable lids here and here. Then place the ones that are not going to be enjoyed right away into the fridge, they will last in an air tight jar for a few days. That is, if no one eats them. That way I have an easy and healthy breakfast or snack to grab on the go!

As I stated in the recipe, I have a Blendtec Blender, which I adore, it is loud, but it really works and was totally worth the investment.

Let me know how you customized this recipe for you!

 

Peanut butter Banana Chocolate Smoothie

(makes 1 -2 mason jars worth)

This smoothie is my GO TO for desert when I want to keep it healthy (mostly!). My son and husband are addicted to this smoothie. It is easy to make and like all the previous smoothies before, it can also be customized.

ingredients:

Note: they are in the order in which you should place them in the blender, starting at the top.

  • 2 cups of almond milk (I use Kirkland (Costco), unsweetened Vanilla)
  • 1 – 2 scoop(s) of Organic Peanut Butter Powder (I use PB Fit, it can be found here)- this stuff is amazing and I use in many other recipes, which I will be posting as soon as I can!
  • 1 – 2 scoops of Cacao Powder (I use Navitas Naturals Organic Cacao Powder, it can be found here)
  • 1 cup of baby spinach (I use organic from Trader Joes it is the least expensive where I live);
  • 8 – 10 ice cubes
  • 2 ripe bananas (If you use frozen omit a few of the ice cubes)

Once all the ingredients are in, I press the smoothie button and let the Blendtec do its thing. You can do this in a normal blender, you just may need to blend for longer.

Now, I pour into 1 – 2 Mason jars with a lid, you can find awesome reusable lids here and here. Then place the ones that are not going to be enjoyed right away into the fridge. The smoothies will last in an air tight jar for a few days. That is, if no one eats them. That way I have an easy and healthy breakfast or snack to grab on the go!

As I stated in the recipe, I have a Blendtec Blender, which I adore, it is loud, but it really works and was totally worth the investment.

Let me know how you customized this recipe for you!

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