Smoothies

I am really into smoothies right now. Or, I’m getting into smoothies right now.

I am very, very excited about this and I hope you are too, because you will most definitely see me blogging about it more as I learn new yummy recipes (that I create, obviously, because I am a master chef) as a way to get more nutrients in my life!

 I think smoothies are the perfect way to get in fresh foods, like fruits and vegetables, that contains tons of vitamins in nutrients without having to eat them. You know? I sure as heck am not going to eat spinach or broccoli, but if I can sneak it in a smoothie without tasting it, then we have a grand prize winner.

Tonight I made a simple one with a few things that I already had on hand. It was super delicious.

1 cup whole milk (that’s what that white stuff is on the top of my smoothie in above pic.)
1 cup mixed frozen berries (blueberries, blackberries and raspberries)
1 banana

Mm. Mmm. Mmmmm.

Lucas loved it too. I’m (also) excited for smoothies as they’ll be a great way for Lucas to get in vegetables. So sneaky! He thought his smoothie was the best dessert ever- and I felt like such a good mom for letting him have a “dessert” with healthy goods.

But then.

He got in BIG trouble because he poured out my beautifully made smoothie all over the table and made a HUGE mess. I, of course, started taking pictures. Probably bad parenting moment, disciplining a toddler while also taking pictures- ha. My husband said I was encouraging his behavior, but come on.

I’m sure he will never do it again. And the next time I make him a smoothie I’m going to get him a straw so he doesn’t end up with half of it on his face and down his shirt. (I told you we don’t use bibs. Really ridiculous.) 
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Do you have any yummy recipes for smoothies? Do share! 
What are your favorite foods to “sneak” into a smoothie? 
P.S. If you can taste the “gross but healthy food” then it doesn’t count! It has to taste amazing but be super healthy. That’s the whole point. 
Take THAT Jamba Juice. 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

9 thoughts on “Smoothies

  1. I just started getting in2 smoothies as I gave up all sweets and treats for Lent. My favorite right now is one with 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt, 1 banana, 1 orange, 1/2 cup milk and lots of ice cubes. So yummy!! Spinach is a good veggie 2 throw in because u can not taste it! I whipped up a batch this morning w/ a little bit of lemonade but w/out a banana…I'm hoping it will not be 2 sour!!

  2. I do one fresh banana, frozen mango chunks, frozen strawberries, a table spoon wild frozen blueberries, about 2 tablespoons yogurt and some apple juice. (This portion is for me- I half it for each of my children).

    I buy the strawberries and blueberries in bulk in the summer and flash freeze them for the winter.

    We have smoothies two days a week with lunch- my kids love them! I try to pair them with some of the unhealthier lunch foods to balance it out.

  3. frozen bananas help make all of my smoothies spectacular according to my little ones….I also sneak in carrot juice, butternut squash, and spinach…and the boys never seem to care.

  4. Our favorites are strawberry-banana smoothies. I fill the blender with strawberries, bananas, ice, 1/2 cup of water, and a few drops of honey.
    It's really important to eat local honey, but my kids won't eat it unless it's in a smoothie. 😉

  5. I make mine with frozen fruit (I buy the giant bag of mixed fruit at Costco), ground flax seeds, handful of blueberries (frozen or fresh), 1 cup water, 1/2 cup any juice), 1 banana (fresh or frozen) a handful of fresh spinach. We all love it! This makes a lot, there is 6 of us and we each get a small juice cup full.

  6. I so Green Monsters a few times a week (Angela at http://www.ohsheglows.com is a genius!) and the things I most often put in my smoothies are ground flaxseed, lots of spinach, either protein powder or milk, and fun fruits. I like that you can blend anything with a banana and it tastes great!

  7. I started taking out bananas and adding half a cup of apple juice to my berry smoothies. It really brings out the flavor. Unfortunately, bananas are no good for me while breastfeeding. Lets just say they give me digestive issues.

  8. I do strawberries and a banana, a cup of almond milk, vanilla or plain yogurt, a cup of ice, ground flax seed meal, a dash of vanilla extract and my secret ingredient…almond extract! it gives the smoothie that extra kick! 🙂

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