ridiculously delicious and easy-to-make smoothies

I must confess. I have been a bit of smoothie addict lately. It wasn’t on purpose – it was actually out of pure laziness. I found myself with negative 12 minutes in the mornings to make a meal but didn’t want to sacrifice the nutrition I knew was missing in my diet. And as much as I try to cook new recipes and broaden my food knowledge to fill that void, it doesn’t come as second nature to me. That’s how smoothies crept into my life. I know the array of nutritional benefits of certain ingredients, but working them into a meal? I don’t know. Saying f–k it and blending them all together? Yes. That’s on my level.

different kinds of smoothies green peach berry strawberry rolled oats

Before I knew it, I was making smoothies every morning, relying on them for my daily dose of greens, and buying bananas every three days. (Tip: buy in bulk, and chop/freeze the ones that might go bad before you use them. Sounds like common sense but I just caught on. Also adds some frothiness to those future smoothies. Or a healthy dessert if you’re that type.) Most of these are simple, common ingredient smoothies that you can whip up in five minutes or less. I didn’t include measurements because who measures smoothies? But everything’s listed from what I use the most of to least – besides liquids which just depends on how thick of a smoothie you want.

different kinds of smoothies green peach berry strawberry rolled oats
deconstructed mango banana peanut butter cherry chia seeds hemp hearts

And I’m going to be transparent with you: balancing the logistics of six different smoothies that consist of frozen foods, while fighting off hungry pets and trying the get “the shot” over and over again was a true challenge. I burned a lot of calories frantically running around the apartment.

I’ve compiled six of my recent go-to smoothies: Strawberry Apple Spinach, Peanut Butter Berry, Mango Banana Carrot, Cinnamon Maple Oat, Cherry Strawberry Banana, and Honey Mango Spinach. Yes – there are TWO green smoothies on this list. Both are delicious.

different kinds of smoothies green spinach strawberry
deconstructed banana hemp hearts

smoothie #1

strawberry apple spinach

– lots of spinach

– frozen banana

– a couple frozen strawberries (like 3-4)

– hemp hearts

– apple juice

– orange juice

I’ve found that 1 part orange juice and 2 parts apple juice hits the spot. Sometimes I’ll use a little more of both to make it like a juice rather than a smoothie. Tip: Definitely shove the spinach down into the blender. It takes up a lot of room before you blend but after you do, it’ll take up half as much. I always end up adding more after the initial blend (partially for color).

different kinds of smoothies deconstructed mixed berries peanut butter chia seeds oat soy milk

smoothie #2

peanut butter berry

– frozen mixed berries (I use blackberries, raspberries, blueberries)

– banana

– peanut butter

– chia seeds

– your choice of milk

This is probably the one I make the most often. I can’t over how delicious the peanut butter-berry combo is and I love that it fills me up more so than a typical fruit smoothie would. I had a pb-acai smoothie a few years ago somewhere and this is how I recreated it at home. SO GOOD. One of my all-time favorites.

different kinds of smoothies deconstructed carrots banana mango flax seeds

smoothie #3

mango banana

– shredded carrots

– frozen mango

– frozen banana

– golden flaxseeds

– orange juice

So many carrots and you wouldn’t have a clue. The mango sweetens the tartness of them and the banana adds a reliable, creamy base to fuse it all together. We add flaxseeds of course, to keep ourselves regular.

When Conner tried this he said “I feel spontaneously healthier.” He may have been pumping my tires but I call that a win.

different kinds of smoothies deconstructed banana rolled oats peanut butter maple syrup honey cinnamon vanilla extract blueberries

smoothie #4

cinnamon maple oat

– frozen banana

– rolled oats

– peanut butter

– maple syrup or honey (I actually used both whoops)

– cinnamon (your preference)

– dash of vanilla extract

Cozy up. This one has more ingredients than the rest but it’s WORTH IT. I’ll even make this for dessert sometimes or a base for a fruit bowl. Adding blueberries in the mix would be delicious too – blueberry pie vibes.

different kinds of smoothies deconstructed banana strawberry cherry oat soy almond milk

smoothie #5

cherry strawberry banana

– banana

– frozen strawberries

– frozen cherries

– chia seeds

– your choice of milk

When done right, this one tastes just like strawberry ice cream. My God. I don’t know if it’s nostalgia or the little 6 year old in me that put this smoothie on the list but it’s delish. It’s mostly just a strawberry-banana smoothie but the cherries add some richness and sweetness that take it to the next level.

different kinds of smoothies deconstructed banana honey mango spinach hemp hearts orange juice apple

smoothie #6

honey mango spinach

– (lots of) spinach

– frozen mango

– frozen banana

– honey

– hemp hearts

– orange juice

I loooove this smoothie. The flavor is so unexpected from the vibrant green – something about the way the honey pairs with the mango and banana. Again, use lots of spinach. Your daily dose is covered in one glass.

And voila! I had a lot of fun putting this together and taste testing as I went along. This blog is truly an amazing creative outlet for me – a delicious one in some cases.

I’ve never been a fan of writing a lot in recipes to fill space, so I’ll just leave it at that. You don’t care anyways right? Let me know what you try and if you have any favs xx

different kinds of smoothies green peach berry strawberry rolled oats
smoothie ingredients deconstructed strawberrt berry cherry spinach mango rolled oats

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