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Tasty Thursday- 3 Awesome Smoothies January 23, 2014

This week, I’ve been in the mood for some smoothies that are not only tasty, but also healthy and quick to make. It’s good to experiment with different recipes so that you don’t get bored. Just like with the yummy oatmeal recipes I posted last week, these smoothies are sure to please.

Before you being making your smoothie, take a look at these tips from RealSimple.com on how to make the best smoothies.

ss_R117006 (2)Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

1 cup of unsweetened soy milk, skim milk, or coconut milk

1 medium banana

1 tbs all-natural peanut butter

1 scoop of vanilla protein (optional)

5-6 ice cubes

Put milk, banana, peanut butter, protein, and ice cubes into blender (I like to put in everything in that order). Blend well until texture is smooth.

Enjoy!green smoothie

Banana Pineapple Green Smoothie

1 cup of water or unsweetened soy milk

1 cup of Greek yogurt- adds extra protein

3 handfuls of spinach- Don’t worry you won’t taste it!

1 cup of pineapples (frozen or fresh)- I like to use frozen so my smoothie has a thicker texture

1 medium banana

1 scoop of vanilla protein (optional)

5-6 ice cubes

Don’t be afraid of having spinach in your smoothie. Check out the health benefits of spinach by clicking here.

Put the water or milk in the blender and add the Greek yogurt, spinach, pineapples, banana, and protein (in that order). Blend well until texture is smooth.

Soooo good!

This next one is my fave! If you love peanut butter and honey as much as I do, this will be your favorite too!

pb smooth

Banana Nuts ‘n Honey Smoothie

1 cup of skim or unsweetened soy milk

1 medium banana

2 tbs honey

2 tbs all-natural peanut butter

1 scoop vanilla protein (optional)

5-6 ice cubes

Pour the milk in the blender and add the banana, honey, peanut butter, protein, and ice (you guessed it…in that order!). Blend until texture is smooth.

Get ready for an awesome slice of peanut butter heaven!

Remember, it’s good to experiment, so if you want to have different kinds of milks, add another fruit, or replace any of the above items with something you’d like to try, go for it! Your food doesn’t have to be boring. Boredom could lead to getting off track and consuming things that are not good for you more often than you eating healthy.

Try not to think of eating healthy as a diet (the dreaded four letter word) of restriction, but rather a lifestyle with many tasty options.

What are some great smoothie recipes you’d like to recommend? I’d love to try some.

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(Photo Sources: Fitness Magazine.com and Yummly.com)

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2 Responses to “Tasty Thursday- 3 Awesome Smoothies”

  1. OOOOH Banana, Peanut Butter and Honey?! Love that! perfect for the peanut butter addict that I am! 🙂


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