Along with the hubby, the hints of spring has inspired me to have more smoothies again, it's simply something that I cannot catch onto in winter. I think because all the smoothies we make are cold, and in the winter I'm already cold enough that I don't need to be drinking a freezing beverage!
With that said, we've been loving trying out different combinations with what we have around the house. Most of my smoothies involve a banana- because it's one of my favorite fruits but also because it gives smoothies a great texture, and make it a little thicker tasting shake.
A few combos we are loving at the moment:
Post workout: Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 Tbsp of peanut butter (we use all natural, creamy or chunky)
- ~1 cup of almond milk
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp of flax seed powder (obviously optional)
I think this combo honestly takes like a milkshake, so I love it! Gives you some protein for after a workout as well as a serving of fruit.
Breakfast/Lunch Smoothie: Banana and Berries
- 1 banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 2/3 cup of frozen blueberries or mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries, etc)
- ~1 cup almond milk
- ice cubes for coldness
- options to add scoop of protein powder, flax seed, etc.
I love this smoothie because of the avocado (big surprise there huh?!). It also gives the drink so much texture, while adding a boost of healthy omega 3s.
Really the possibilities are endless! But since we are big banana fans, these are our go to smoothies this week! I think I'm going to pick up some frozen mangoes or peaches this week to change it up. Also because I want to try this Peach Frozen Yogurt recipe (counts as smoothie kind of?) Oh yea, ps fresh fruit is great, but frozen fruit is awesome for smoothies because it helps make it like a frozen drink. Plus most frozen fruit still has the same nutrients as fresh!
I can't find the site that was my original inspiration for smoothies, but this site from William Sonoma has some good basic recipes. I'm sure you can find combos anywhere/make up your own!
I'd love to know if you whip up something delicious! Oh and hey, can we finally kick winter in the butt?? XOXO