Mix It Up: My Personal Smoothie Recipes

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Ever since my mom and granny bought Rickey and I this Ninja Mixer (I have been wanting one for so long!) I can’t get enough of throwing things in the mixer and blend them up. It’s so convenient, tastes delicious  - well, depends on what you throw together - and gives you loads of nutrients you probably (and let’s face it) wouldn’t eat during the day. 

I know that it’s hard for me to get all the good vitamins in throughout the day, so having the possibility to mix fruits and veggies together is a huge plus. Well, and sometimes, I have to admit, I make a smoothie simply for the taste of because I am craving something sweet - and this is the most acceptable option for me if I happen to have a sweet tooth. 

I usually make a smoothie in the morning and then have another one in the afternoon or early evening after the gym, usually containing more protein.

Voilà, below are my personal recipes I have experimented with and like a lot. What you can technically add to any drink, depending on your preferences, are

  • (greek) yogurt
  • coconut oil (SO many benefits like immune support, those healthy fats, mental focus, helps with digestion…)
  • protein powder
  • crushed ice

Please note that you can switch portions up, certainly, whatever works for you, but this is a little overview of what works for me - and those should be some basic ideas for you. Enjoy!

Sweet Vitamin Fix

  • handful of blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • ½ apple
  • handful of fresh spinach or kale
  • splash of (freshly squeezed) orange juice 

Peanut Butter Banana Power (PBBP)

  • cup of oats
  • 1 banana
  • tbsp of honey
  • handful of (frozen) strawberries
  • ½ cup of almond, coconut, or milk of your choice
  • table spoon of peanut butter (or two…)

Alternatively, you can use peanut butter powder. If you wish, you can also add chia seeds for additional power. This one I often make for breakfast, as it fills me up well for a couple hours as is easy to make and take with me. 

Three-Some Booster

  • handful (or two) of fresh spinach or kale
  • handful of baby carrots (or 2 chopped up regular ones)
  • ½ apple
  • splash of (ideally) fresh lemon, or alternatively orange juice

Energy Refresher

  • handful of fresh spinach or kale
  • 1 banana
  • ½ apple
  • 1/3 cup (freshly squeezed) lemon juice
  • ½ cup (freshly squeezed) orange juice 

Tropical Breeze

  • 1/3 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 chopped up (small) mango
  • handful of chopped up pineapple

Power High

  • ½ orange
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • ½ cup of coconut water
  • handful of (frozen) blueberries
  • ½ banana
  • ground chia seeds as preferred

Any smoothie recipes you like? Are you a “mix-it-up” person?