Category Archives: Smoothie Recipes

Peanut Butter Smoothie

Serves: 1          Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 1 heaping handful of frozen spinach
  • approximately half of a banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp of natural peanut butter

Directions

Blend all ingredients in a blender or using an immersion blender. This recipe makes approximately 1.5 cups, which is one serving size for me.


Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Serves: 1          Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2 scoops of chocolate protein powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • approximately half of a banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup of chocolate almond milk

Directions

Blend all ingredients in a blender or using an immersion blender. This recipe makes approximately 1.5 cups, which is one serving size for me. If I eat this around 7:30/8am for breakfast and I’m still feeling pretty full by lunch time. Hope you ENJOY!

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Vanilla Bean Smoothie

I’ve never been one to really follow recipes. Especially for smoothies. But a lot of family and friends have been asking me to share my smoothie recipes with them. So, I decided to start trying to keep track of my staples and record them here for you.

But first, here’s a few tips for keeping smoothie-ready ingredients on hand.

1. I keep a large rubbermaid container in my freezer filled with baggies of frozen fruit and veggies

2. I always check the discount rack at grocery stores for rotting bananas and 50% off spinach. Bananas I slice and place in baggies. I empty a big container of spinach into a large ziplock bag, release the air and seal it to save space.

3. I prefer Almond Milk to regular milk, but skim, 1% or 2% milk would work just as well

4. I buy my protein powder from http://www.CanadianProtein.com (my preference is All Natural New Zealand)

Ok, and now for the recipe. This is one of my all-time favourites. I named it Vanilla Bean because of the strong flavour of vanilla that comes from the combination of the protein powder and the edamame beans. Beans? In a smoothie? I know, I get the same reaction all the time. I started adding them to my smoothies to increase my iron, but I’ve come to learn they can taste amazing as the feature ingredient in a recipe. Here it is!

Serves: 1          Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2 scoops of protein powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of frozen edamame beans (available in the organic freezer section of SuperStore)
  • 1 handful of frozen spinach (roughly 1/2 cup to 1 cup). If you don’t have spinach on hand, use 1/2 cup edamame beans
  • 1 tbsp of natural peanut butter
  • approximately half of a banana, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup of almond milk (or milk of your choice)

Directions

Blend all ingredients in a blender or using an immersion blender. This recipe makes approximately 1.5 cups, which is one serving size for me. If I eat this around 7:30/8am for breakfast and I’m still feeling pretty full by lunch time. Hope you ENJOY!

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