So recently, I’ve been really into smoothies because – who’s got time for chewing, really? I’ve been experimenting with my smoothies and completely destroying the kitchen – w mama bthaz2ny akeed – so I’ve decided to share with you some recipes that I’ve tried and loved. They’re fast, affordable, somewhat healthy and absolutely delicious. Also, they can totally be stored in the freezer all week, all you gotta do is grab the frozen ingredients, throw them in the blender, pour in a cup, and somehow make it to the bus 2 mins before it leaves without you. Thank me later.
Serving size for all of the following recipes is 1 person
#1 Banana peanut butter and chocolate chip smoothie
Yes the name is very elaborate but just go with me here ok? So what you’ll need is:
4 oz of milk (almond/ coconut/ regular)
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
A handful of chocolate chips or 1 cube of chocolate from a chocolate bar
Instructions: not necessarily in the same order
pour the milk in the blender along with the peanut butter.
I like to use an overnight frozen banana just because it gives it a more icee flavor, but you can just as well use a normal banana.
Cut it into small pieces to help it blend well.
Add chocolate chips, but if you don’t have them use 1 cube of chocolate from any chocolate bar ( preferably milk chocolate or dark chocolate) and cut it into smaller pieces to help with the blending.
This might not be the healthiest and definitely has more calories but it definitely gets you going in the morning. Also something to be noted: add more milk or less depending on how you prefer the texture to be. The more milk you add the more watery the consistency becomes, and if you put less milk then the consistency will definitely be thicker and chunkier.
#2 strawberry mango peach smoothie
3-5 fresh or frozen store bought strawberries
1 medium sized mango
4oz (or more depending on the consistency of your choice) of pineapple or orange juice
Chop the strawberries and peach into smaller pieces and put them in the blender.
Scoop the mango and add it or cut it into cubes and add it into the blender.
Add pineapple or orange juice and finally mix.
#3 carrot-apple smoothie
1 ½ cups of ice
Peel and chop the carrots into small pieces.
Chop the apple into small pieces.
Mix everything in the blender with ice.
#4 cucumber smoothie
1 medium or large cucumber.
1 lime/lemon (juice)
½ cup of water
1 cup of ice
3-4 tablespoons of honey or sugar
Chop cucumber into small pieces.
Squeeze the lime/lemon. Or use ½-1 cup of juice.
Add all into blender with ice and 3-4 tablespoons of honey or sugar.
#5 watermelon smoothie
3 cups of cubed seeded watermelon
1 cup of cubed fresh seeded watermelon
1 cup of water
¼ cup of sugar (optional)
Freeze 3 cups of cubed seeded watermelon until hard.
Blend with 1 cup of cubed fresh seeded watermelon.
Add the juice of 1 lime and 1 cup of water.
Add ¼ cup of sugar (optional).
Blend all and serve.
#6 green peanut butter smoothie
1 cup of milk (preferably coconut or almond milk)
1 cup of torn kale
2 tablespoons of peanut butter
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Blend 1 banana, 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of torn kale, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and ½ cup ice in a blender until smooth.
#7 mango and peach lassi
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup (skimmed) milk
1 teaspoon grated ginger
4 fresh mint leaves (optional)
Combine mangoes, peaches, yogurt, milk, ginger, and 1/2 cup cold water in a blender and purée until smooth.
Add honey and mint to add more flavor to your drink , and blend again, adding more water if thinner consistency is desired.
And don’t forget to enjoy!