Build Your Own Smoothie

by Erin

Making your own smoothies is easy peasy and uses a mixture of items already in your kitchen. The only question is, what flavor will you make?

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I’ve posted several different kinds of smoothies over the years but I tend to stick to a general equation so I’ve decided to share it with you today, hoping that it will get your creative juices flowing to come up with your own flavor combos. I like recipes like this that are more of a guideline than a recipe. That way I can customize based upon what I have in stock in my fridge and pantry and since I always have some combination of these things, it works out pretty darn well.

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Lately I’ve been digging blending half a banana with a blood orange, some strawberries, coconut Greek yogurt, regular milk or light coconut milk or coconut water, a little bit of flax seed, and sometimes a handful of spinach. That sneaky little bit of green is nearly undetectable beyond the occasional green fleck, but if the color doesn’t offend, feel free to put two big handfuls in there. I kind of enjoy the toxic green color. Looks like a Hulk smoothie if you ask me (look at my green monster smoothie for proof).

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So what flavor combinations are you going to try? If you like planning ahead, you could also assemble individual freezer packs with the fruit blends that you prefer already mixed up. Jessica at How Sweet It Is recently a How To on making your own smoothie packs.

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One year ago: Giant Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies

Four years ago: Garlic Bread Pizza Crust

Five years ago: Tomato-Pesto Pizza with Basil and Goat Cheese Stuffed Crust

BUILD YOUR OWN SMOOTHIE

Serves 1

Ingredients:

1/2 frozen banana

1/2-1 cup fresh or frozen fruit

1/2 cup yogurt, plain or flavored

1/4 cup favorite milk/juice/flavored water

1 tsp flax/chia/hemp/oats or 1 Tbsp nut butter, if desired

Handful of favorite greens, if desired (spinach, kale, etc)

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Source: Adapted from every smoothie I’ve ever made.

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Orange Strawberry Banana Smoothie July 17, 2020 - 7:51 am

[…] are such a great breakfast option (or sometimes dinner when I’m lazy) – they are easily DIY. Just add whatever fruit you have on hand (but I strongly recommend always having a stock pile of […]

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Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes April 22, 2016 - 1:07 am

OK now i’m craving a smoothie like crazy! Love this post!

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Emily @ Life on Food April 20, 2016 - 1:49 pm

Happy to see your counter top looks like mine after being in the kitchen.

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spiffycookie April 20, 2016 - 2:14 pm

Bahaha oh god and that’s a styled mess. You should see it for real. I cleaned the counters 3 times while cooking last night!

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