Now that I live in a sunny, warm climate year-round, I’ve found myself turning to smoothies on a more regular basis than I did when we lived in Minneapolis. Smoothies in the winter just never worked for me. But spring is here and summer is around the corner so it is officially smoothie season!
Smoothies are typically a breakfast meal for me, (I’m not so sure they could work as a lunch or dinner) and my current favorite is a combination of frozen pineapple, spinach, almond milk and greek yogurt. To turn a smoothie into a meal, you’ve got to be sure to include protein, some healthy fat and some volume in the form of fruit or vegetables.
Here are some of my favorite fats, proteins and flavors for smoothies! Blend away!
- nut butter or nuts
- ground flaxseed
- chia seeds
- protein powder (there are ENDLESS amounts of protein powder – find one that you like!)
- greek yogurt
- frozen or fresh fruit
- splash of juice
- small amount of honey or agave
- vegetables! (spinach or other delicate greens work well)
- green super food powder
- Sunrise Tea Smoothie
- Apple Pie Protein Shake
- Green Machine Smoothie
- Avocado-Vanilla Smoothie
- Rainbow Smoothies
- Greek Yogurt Mango Lassi
- Alexa’s Green Monster Smoothie
What always ends up in your smoothies?