Finally! Healthy Nutrition Made Easy: Learn How to Prepare Delicious Green Smoothies That Your Family Will Love!

If you are looking for easy healthy recipes and an super-easy way to add super-important nutrients to your everyday diet, you are truly lucky to have found this page!

Because what you will learn here – if you just try it and stick with it – will likely change your life and health for the better (really, I don’t exaggerate one bit – because it happened to me a few years back).

Introducing…Green Smoothies

You probably heard about green smoothies by now, as everyone is raving about them. You may call them blended drinks, green shakes, green smoothies, green fruit smoothies, drinkable salads or salads straight from your blender.

It doesn’t really matter what you call them — as long as you drink them!

The fact is that if you are having problems with eating a healthy diet, and especially if you have picky-eaters in your house who will not eat a green vegetable if their life depended on it – this is a perfect solution to your problem.

The idea to blend various kinds of leafy greens, fruits and vegetables to create a liquid soup with a baby food consistency is not new. About 5 years ago that Victoria Boutenko (from the Raw Family) greatly popularized the concept of the Green Smoothie.

The Green Smoothie is essentially a blended salad made with fruits and leafy greens, with some optional water, blended at high speeds to smooth consistency. Generally, hard or savory vegetables such as carrots or tomatoes are avoided, or only added in small quantities. Only fruits, leafy greens, and some vegetables are included.

Many of you may cringe at the idea of adding spinach or kale to a fruit smoothie, thinking these greens belong to a salad or dinner side-dish and not in a sweet drink.

However, the fact remains that this is the EASIEST, FASTEST, and TASTIEST way to consume large amounts of greens on a regular basis.

Just think about it: it’s MUCH faster to drink the same amount of greens in a smoothie than that it would take you to prepare and consume (and that includes chewing properly!) the same amount of greens, fruits and vegetables in a salad or other dishes.

Great things I love about smoothies is they only take about a minute to prepare (with a good blender, such as Blendtec or Vitamix), and a minute or two to drink.

And, when you make a green smoothie, the smoothie making blender will do the chewing for you!

There is really no excuse not to have them!

Important: Quick preparation does not also mean quick consumption. Do not just gulp down the entire glass of smoothie quickly. It is recommended that you drink your smoothie SLOWLY – mixing it with your saliva for best digestion and assimilation of nutrients.

Benefits of Green Smoothies versus Green Juice

Drinking freshly made juices made from vegetables, greens and fruits is an EXCELLENT way to add important nutrients to your diet. Juices contain super-concentrated nutrients that the body can absorb almost instantaneously — there is no need to digest anything! This gives the body a rest, while flooding it with great nutrition — great for people who have serious health problems and want to heal quickly.

However, juicing may or may not be an ideal solution for you.

One problem is that you may be skipping juicing — and therefore not benefiting from it — because it’s more work. I used to do a lot of juicing in the past and I still try to do it, but let’s face it – it is quite time consuming and really messy. My problem is over since I started making green smoothies. Making smoothies is a super easy way to eat lots of greens, and a great alternative to juicing. It is much faster, less messy, and you also get fiber in addition to juice, so you get that feeling of satiety. If you can discipline yourself to make fresh juices regularly, great! Otherwise, stick with green smoothies, or — I believe the best solution is to drink both!

Another problem with juice is that you leave behind the valuable fiber that slows down the absorption of nutrients and provides the feeling of fullness. This can be seen as a benefit, but can also be a problem ;-). Drinking a juice is not a “satisfying meal” in itself. So if you juice, then go on to eat junk food because you feel hungry, it’s better to have a green smoothie, that will leave you satisfied for longer.

Fortunately, whichever option you choose, you cannot go wrong. Whether you are making vegetable juices or blending green smoothies, you are doing your body a huge favor.

So, How Do You Make A Smoothie?

Let’s start with some great ingredients for your smoothie creations.

Great Ingredients For Your Green Smoothies

GREENS: kale, bok choy, chard, spinach, parsley, romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, mint, basil, cilantro, or other.

FRUITS: bananas, pears, apples, mango, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, kiwi, pineapple, melon, papaya, watermelon, grapes, or other.

VEGGIES: cucumber, celery, avocado (small amount only).

Some fruit and green combinations you may want to try:

  • Spinach with bananas and strawberries
  • Spinach with apples, bananas, and some lemon or lime juice
  • Spinach, bananas, peaches, mango
  • Romaine lettuce with bananas
  • Romaine lettuce with cucumber and bananas
  • Romaine and celery with blueberries
  • Parsley and ripe pears
  • Parsley, celery, apple and pears

Add 1-2 cups of water and blend until smooth. Adjust proportions to your liking. Try to experiment with different greens and fruits. Fruits are added for sweetness, so make sure they are really RIPE, especially bananas. Beautifully ripened bananas look like this:


Okay, so I need to add more spinach here, but I really love sweet taste of bananas!

In the beginning, when you are just starting out with the green smoothies, you may want to add just a little bit of mild tasting greens (such as spinach), to let your taste buds get used to the taste. Start adding more greens of various kinds (many of them are stronger tasting) later on.

Greens to add to your smoothies: spinach, arugula, Swiss chard, dandelion, kale, collard greens, beet tops, and whatever else you can find in the store or in your garden. Young, tender greens are better. Iceberg lettuce, although not very green at all, can be used too.

This is what a green smoothie looks like:

spinach strawberry smoothie

Don’t be discouraged by the “greenness” of this drink. It tastes delicious, trust me on this!

Just try it for yourself, OK?

(Plus, if you really don’t want the green color, you can easily make it into a purple or red smoothie by adding lots of mixed berries, and fewer green ingredients).

mixed berry smoothie

Green Smoothie Recipes

Here are more ideas for your delicious green smoothie creations. Feel free to adjust the quantity of ingredients:


  • 1 head of spinach
  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 cups of water


  • 1/2 head of spinach
  • 1/4 cup of raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • 2 cups of water

Pinapple – Mango – Romaine

  • 1 small pineapple, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 large mango, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • ½ head romaine lettuce
  • a tiny piece of fresh ginger

You may want to add some water.

Personally I don’t really love Romain in my smoothies, but sometimes it works well. You’ll just have to try it for yourself. If you don’t care for it, substitute a different green.

Kale – Banana – Berry

  • 2 leaves kale (kale is rather strong tasting, so you may want to start with less)
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup of strawberries or blueberries or raspberries
  • 1 cup of water

Apple – Mango – Lettuce

  • 5 pieces of green leaf lettuce
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup of water

One note here on using frozen fruits in your smoothies. Personally, I don’t like smoothies that are really cold, so if I’m using a lot of frozen ingredients, I add some hot water to the mix to make them room- (or rather – stomach-) temperature. I know that many people like frozen drinks, but drinking a lot of frozen smoothies is not really that healthy, in my opinion.

I admit – I am totally hooked on green smoothies!

However, I never use exact recipes – I constantly experiment by adding different ingredients, depending on what sounds good to my body each day. Even thought some concoctions taste more delicious than others, I haven’t been completely disappointed yet!

Now that you know how to make some basic easy healthy recipes for green smoothies, you can experiment with other variations on this theme. When you are ready, start incorporate other, stronger tasting greens into your smoothies.

green smoothies

Submit Your Smoothie Recipe!

When you find a taste you love, why not submit your favorite smoothie recipe in the comment section below!

Find more smoothie recipes and tips on my blog.

Reset Your Health With Green Drinks

What In The World Are You Waiting For?


All around, the news these days is bad. But I don’t need to tell you that. You’re a grown-up. You know as well as I the state of the world right now.

What you may not know is how to pull yourself out of this mess and take control of your own future, beginning with your own health.

How can you make sure you and your family stay healthy, no matter what the rest of the world decides to do?

It comes down to these simple steps that I’d like to invite you to take starting today.

When is the right time for you to take control of your health?

Right now.

Eating more fruits, vegetables, and greens is like hitting a reset button. It’s a chance to start over after weeks of indulging in holiday fare. But sometimes we need an extra nudge to add the good stuff back in — and it had better be tasty, or the habit won’t stick past Groundhog Day.

That’s why green smoothies and juices are so popular — they are delicious and will surely make you feel better if you just stick with them.

The magic of juices and smoothies, of course, is that a single glass can pack several fruits, veggies and greens — and all of their vitamins and minerals — into one meal or snack. That makes it easier to increase the fruits and vegetables we eat, which is just what the doctor ordered for many of us.

A lot of people say they don’t want to drink something green because they think it’s going to be nasty. But in smoothies greens nicely balance with the sweetness of the fruits, while giving you lots of the nutrients you need in the cold season.

So, I don’t know about you, but I’m starting this new year with a resolution to keep drinking green smoothies, and clean my diet even further.

After spending the Christmas skiing (and not drinking green smoothies for entire week), I came back with a bit of a cold (mostly runny nose), which has not happened to me in two years. (Before I started on green smoothies, I used to get sick 3-4 times per year, especially in the winter season, and the colds would last for 2-3 weeks).

Skiing Jay Peak Vermont

I definitely don’t like getting sick, so here is what I made this morning:

Green Smoothie in my Vitamix

Green Smoothie in my Vitamix: kale, parsley, mixed fruits and blueberries, bananas.

Green Reset Smoothie

Green Reset Smoothie


  • 1/2 bunch of kale
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup mixed fruits (I buy frozen mix at BJ's: mango, starwberry, pineapple, and grapes)
  • 1 cup of blueberries (I buy frozen wild blueberries at BJ's)
  • 1.5 cups water (I add warm water, as I don't like my smoothies very cold)
  • Optional:
  • a piece of fresh ginger root
  • a stick or two of celery or cucumber (peeled)
  • 1/2 avocado, for creaminess


  1. Blend all ingredients on high in your blender.
  2. Pour into the biggest glass you have and enjoy!


If this is too "green" for you, add more fruit. Adjust the amount of water to your liking.

As you see this made a whole Vitamix pitcher (so maybe you’ll need to add a bit more or less to make your blender full). If your blender is small, just make your smoothie in batches.


As you see this made a whole Vitamix pitcher, so maybe you’ll need to add a bit more or less to make your blender full.


Full pitcher

Anyway, I’m making excellent use of my husband’s beer glasses – they are almost as tall as the Vitamix container, LOL…


I’m making excellent use of beer glasses – they are almost as tall as the Vitamix container, LOL

So what are you waiting for? I figure you should go for it, sooner rather than later.

It’s time to stop thinking about it…time to stop dreaming about it…time to make it happen.

Plus, you’ll be doing some good things for the planet too, if you start eating more unprocessed plant foods.

So, it’s not just about your personal health, but about the health of the earth, too.

BTW, if you still need to know why you should be drinking your greens, read this post:

For more inspiration and ideas, here are some popular posts that will give you plenty of recipes to try:

To Your Health!

Green Smoothies

Green Smoothies: Do it for your health, do it for the planet, do it for the animals.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

If you have a favorite recipe, why not submit it here in the comment section of this smoothie recipes blog for others to enjoy too!

I also welcome any comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks!

Delicious Orange-Carrot-Ginger Smoothie Recipe

I usually don’t add starchy vegetables, such as carrots, to my smoothies. And I rarely make smoothies that don’t contain any greens (green smoothies are my favorites!).

This carrot-ginger smoothie recipe is one of the few exceptions, and it’s delicious!

It combines carrots and oranges – for outrageous, bright orange color (a nice change from the green-colored smoothies), with apple and ginger – for tangy flavor.

You can find more smoothie recipes with ginger here.

Orange Carrot Smoothie Recipe With Ginger

  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 2 large, organic carrots, chopped
  • 1 apple
  • ½ to 1 inch ginger to taste
  • 1/2 cup chilled water

You may want to squeeze the oranges and just use the juice – the consistency will be less thick. I just use the oranges whole and add some water. This smoothie is great chilled, so you may want to toss in some ice.

Blend in your blender on high until smooth!

Carrot-Orange-Ginger Smoothie

Carrot-Orange-Ginger Smoothie

For all my blending recipes I use Vitamix. If you don’t already own a VitaMix, I strongly encourage you to check out what this machine is capable of! For more information about VitaMix you can go directly to the VitaMix website. You may also want to read my post about the Best Blender.

I LOVE my VitaMix and highly recommend investing in one if you are ready to make serious changes to your diet. I have had mine for almost 5 years and use it daily!

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Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

If you have a favorite recipe, why not submit it here in the comment section of this smoothie recipes blog for others to enjoy too!

I also welcome any comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks!

Green Power Soups and Salads: Savory & Crunchy Alternative to Green Smoothies

Green smoothies are great, but they are sweet-tasting, and sometimes, for whatever reason, we want a more savory flavor.

Plus, the fruit content in many smoothie recipes may be a problem for some people with diabetes and blood sugar issues.

Also, the smoothies are really, …well… smooth (duh!)- almost like baby food – which is important for good assimilation of nutrients, especially if you add hard-to-chew greens, such as kale or collard greens. So, for variety, you may want to add some crunchiness to your meals from time to time.

Whatever the reason, I encourage to add some Green Power Soup and Salad Recipes to your blending repertoire :-).

Low-Calorie, Low-Sugar, Low-Fat Raw Blended Soups and Salads

Ingredients For Blended Soups: Green Power Soups are made of juicy vegetables and leafy greens. The idea is that you create a soup base first, by blending the tough ingredients with some water, and then add softer ingredients, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach and zucchini and blend everything at low speed to add texture. The soup should have thick, creamy consistency with crunchy texture, and can be eaten from a bowl.

Best Ingredients for Blended Salads. Green Power Salads are made of primarily juicy vegetables and greens, that are blended at lower speeds than smoothies, for shorter times, WITHOUT ANY WATER. They have thicker consistency, crunchy texture, and can be eaten from a bowl like a soup or stew.

The best ingredients for blended salads include cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, peppers, and zucchini, with only delicate greens added, such as spinach or lettuce. The reason not to add hard and bitter greens such as kale is that you are only blending the mixture to a consistency of thick salsa or stew – and these ingredients would make it unpalatable.

Herbs, Sprouts and Condiments. You will want to add lots of herbs, such as basil, dill, parsley, cilantro, and other for outrageously delicious taste. Sprouts are also terrific to add to the blend or just sprinkle on top. If you don’t have fresh herbs, dried herbs are fine too. You may also experiment with other condiments, such as curry powder or hot sauce, onion or garlic.

Sweeteners. Even though this is supposed be a savory tasting recipe, adding some sweetness is really important. Of course, you may skip sweeteners altogether, but – unless you have strong reasons to do it – I really advise you to also add a little bit of sweetness for more yumminess. I like to add some sweet fruits, for example, a piece of a sweet pear, apple, a few strawberries, or grapes, but you may choose to add a little bit of honey, agave syrup, or some other sweetener to make the blended salad even more delicious.


Green Power Creamy Avocado Energy Soup

As I said, the only difference between soup and salad is just that you add a bit of liquid, such as water, to your soup; whereas salads require no added liquid – which makes them a little bit more tricky to do, especially if you don’t have a powerful blender (see the tips below).

So, let’s start with a soup recipe that I put together in a spur of the moment – my husband was coming home soon and I wanted to make a blended salad, but did not have the usual juicy ingredients in my kitchen that are required for salad, such as tomatoes and cucumbers.

I blended the tougher ingredients first – in this case celery with a piece of avocado and a bit of water to create a soup base, and then added other ingredients on low speed to create some texture.

Here are the ingredients that I used (just because I had them in my kitchen at the moment) – and the soup turned out quite tasty!

Ingredients for soup base:
1 large stalk celery
2 lettuce leaves
1/2 small avocado
Blend well on high speed. This will create a nice creamy base.

Ingredients for texture:
1 small zucchini
1/2 pear or a bit of agave (for sweetness)
fresh basil leaves to taste (from my window garden)
a small piece of green onion
Blend on lowest speed that will get the job done. Optionally, you may just chop these ingredients and mix them with the liquid. I also a pinch of salt.

Pour into a bowl and enjoy!

Live Avocado-Cucumber Soup

Here is another soup recipe from my soup ebook.  This rich and creamy blend of avocados, cucumbers, and cilantro is luscious and satisfying.  It is garnished with pieces of cucumber and cashew sour cream. (To make cashew sour cream simply blend a handful of cashews with water and add a splash of lemon juice.)

Simple and delicious!

Live Avocado-Cucumber Soup

Live Avocado-Cucumber Soup


  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 4 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus a few springs for garnish
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup water
  • For garnish:
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 julienned radish, for garnish
  • ½ red bell pepper, cut into strips, for garnish
  • ½ cup fresh corn kernels, for garnish
  • Variations:
  • Substitute cilantro with fresh dill, chopped for Cucumber-Dill soup.
  • Add 1 cup chopped spinach or lettuce.


  1. Put the avocados, cucumbers, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, lime juice, lemon juice, water and a dash of salt, if using, in a blender and process until smooth. Adjust the seasonings to taste. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about one1 hour or up to 3 hours. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish each portion with radish, bell pepper, corn, and cilantro. Serves 4-6.
  2. Garnish with cashew sour cream. To make cashew sour cream, squeeze some lemon juice into cashew cream.

How to Make a Blended Salad?

This is important.

Because you are not going to add any water to your salad, so it is important to start with ingredients that contain most water – tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. – so, cut them into pieces and put them into your blender FIRST.  Switch your blender ON and keep it on the lowest speed that will get the job done.  Next, gradually keep adding other ingredients – leafy greens and herbs. If adding honey or other sweetener, add it to the mix at the end, so it doesn’t just stick to the container.

This is important especially if you are using a regular blender to make the blended salad, and not VitaMix – which is the best blender on the market to make green smoothies and blended salads. It’s expensive, but totally worth it!

Low-Calorie, Fat-Free Blended Salad Recipe (No Salad Dressing Required!)

The problem with many salads is that the greens are soaked in fatty dressings with many unhealthy ingredients. Of course, you may make healthy low fat salad dressing yourself using a blender, like I describe in one of my other posts.

This Italian-flavored Green Power Salad requires no salad dressing whatsoever – and it still tastes delicious!

• 1 stalk celery
• 2 tomatoes
• 1 cucumber
• 2 scallions
• some fresh basil leaves (adjust quantity to taste)
• some fresh oregano (can substitute dried oregano)
• raw honey or raw agave nectar (adjust quantity to taste)
• optional jalapeno or other hot pepper
• 5 oz spinach
• optional toppings: handful sweet bell pepper, diced, 1 chopped celery stalk

Step 1.
Save 1/2 tomato and a piece of cucumber for garnish. Blend the remaining tomatoes, cucumber and celery in your blender.

Step 2.
Chop the remaining ingredients and add to your blender and blend on slow speed. If you don’t have a powerful blender, then you may want to add spinach gradually as you blend. Remember to use low speed. If you have a Vitamix, use the pusher to help do the job.

Step 3.
Pour the salad into a bowl. Chop remaining tomato and cucumber and sprinkle on top.


Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

If you have a favorite recipe, why not submit it here in the comment section of this smoothie recipes blog for others to enjoy too!

I also welcome any comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks!

What Are Green Smoothies and Why Are So Many People Raving About Them?

Whether you are trying to improve your health, lose weight, get more energy, clear your skin, get sick less often – one habit that will help you tremendously to achieve your goals quickly is drinking green smoothies every day.

Most people know that to be healthy and achieve ideal weight they should be eating a healthy diet that includes loads of fresh fruits and vegetables. However few people are able to actually do that consistently each and every day AND in quantities that can really make a difference.

Forget the “apple a day keeps the doctor away” or even the 3-5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables!

To really notice a difference, you need to take MASSIVE action – which means eating LOADS of fresh RAW fruits and vegetables, especially leafy greens.

Did you notice the words LOADS and RAW?!

LOADS means at least 60% or MORE of your daily caloric intake

Note: while many raw-foodists claim that 100% is best – and they may be right – it is very difficult to do for an average person – I should know because it’s VERY difficult for me, and in most cases not necessary – at least not in the beginning.

RAW means not steamed, cooked, baked or processed in any other way (although, frozen or dried are acceptable).

I know, for most people, it’s not easy to eat so much of raw stuff on a regular basis, but just like with anything else in life, you need to make a commitment and stick with it.

There are many problems we face when attempting to eat large quantities of raw vegetables – especially greens – every day:

  • Most of us don’t chew well enough and long enough, so our bodies are unable to absorb as much as they should from the vegetables we eat.
  • For most people salads are not very palatable unless they soak them in a fatty dressing; and consuming too much fat, even in the form of avocados or nuts, is not good for you!
  • Preparing a large salad takes a lot of time, from  rinsing and spinning the lettuce, chopping the vegetables, making a dressing, and most importantly: chewing it all! Who has an hour to spare every day for such a routine?

That’s one of the reasons why green smoothies have been growing in popularity so quickly among the health and weight loss enthusiasts – they are SUPER HEALTHY, SUPER EASY to make, and SUPER TASTY too!

It’s a habit that will only take 10 minutes of your time a day, and provide you with incredible benefits – it’s the highest-impact activity that you can undertake to improve your health and well-being.

What matters is that it’s a habit that will only take 10 minutes of your time a day, and yet provide you with incredible benefits – it’s the highest-impact activity that you can undertake to improve your health and well-being.

The positive effects of drinking your green smoothie that takes just 5 minutes will be felt throughout the day.

Plus, your spouse and your kids will love them, too – I promise!

So, what is a Green Smoothie?

A green smoothie is simply a fruit smoothie made with your favorite greens and veggies added in!

Greens such as kale, collards, spinach, parsley, romaine lettuce, bok choy, and other edible weeds. The darker the leaves, the more nutrients the vegetable usually has.


Some of the most delicious fruits for green smoothies are: bananas, pears, peaches, nectarines, mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, and apples. You may also try less sweet combinations with adding some non-sweet fruits and vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, beets and carrots.

I realize that the color of this tasty, tremendously beneficial drink might have you saying “No Way” to even tasting this mixture… but, you shouldn’t let the “greenness” of this smoothie keep you from all of the health benefits you will get from it! The best thing about green smoothies is that they cleverly disguise what for some people may otherwise be unfavorable ingredients.

All experts agree that we need to eat fresh fruits, veggies, and greens every day – and most of us don’t eat enough of them!

The cell walls of some leafy greens are incredibly durable and hard for the body to break apart. Chewing really well helps to “break” the cell walls and an allow access to the nutrition inside but unfortunately few people chew their food that well, especially children.

This is just another reason that green smoothies are so wonderful. Using a blender to pulverize the greens breaks these cell walls apart and gives us a nutrient boost we would not otherwise get. The blender literally “chews” the greens for you!

The idea of blending greens and other vegetables to make a healthy liquid meal, a sort of “magic potion”, is not new. If you search the web and local bookstores, you will likely find some resources about the subject. They may come under different names – some call them green smoothies, green soups, blended salads, green concoctions or whatever else – it does not matter.

Green Smoothie Recipes to Get You Started

Verry Berry Blaster Smoothie

When looking at the photos below, you may wonder where’s the green? Fact is, this is a great recipe for beginners. Berries are excellent for masking taste and color of greens in smoothies. When in doubt, leave out the greens, and just stick with celery.

This is a classic combination: strawberry and banana. Plus kale. But you won’t even notice. Or if you do, you won’t mind. I promise!

Strawberry Kale Green Blaster Smoothie 

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe Green Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Green Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Lime Oatmeal Smoothie

You may be wondering what do oats have to do with green smoothies, but if you try this recipe you’ll really be amazed at how good it tastes. This is a more filling smoothie, perfect for breakfast or snack.

Banana Almond Butter Smoothie: Super Creamy Sensation!

I started adding nut butters to my son’s smoothies, and now I’m getting addicted to them. If you never tried adding almond butter, or peanut butter or other nut butter to a smoothie, you are in for a treat! Almond, peanut, hazelnut, macadamia, cashew butter, tahini, etc. – adding any of this will make your smoothie deliciously rich, creamy and distinctly buttery.
Plus, the fats in these butters will help with absorption of nutrients, and slow down the release of the fruit sugar into your bloodstream (great for people with high blood-sugar level issues).

banana nut butter smoothie

They will also increase calories in the smoothie – something I’m looking for when making smoothies for my very active nine-year-old son. He is not a big eater in the morning, so a smoothie with nut butter, with some oats, is a good option. (If you are trying to lose weight, make sure you don’t drink too much of these rich smoothies, or cut back some in other areas.)

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

If you have a favorite recipe, why not submit it here in the comment section of this smoothie recipes blog for others to enjoy too!

I also welcome any comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks!

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