Smoothie Queen

 

My taste for smoothies comes and goes, especially in the winter. Waking up to eat a frozen breakfast isn't very appetizing when it's a total of 10 degrees outside! Summertime is the time for smoothies in my opinion, but my body doesn't need fruits and veggies only in the summer, so I have been trying to dump a bunch in my Ninja blender a few times a week this winter. 

Today I'm sharing 3 different smoothie variations that I have found to be the most appetizing in the winter. Just call me the Smoothie Queen!

We got our Ninja Blender as a wedding gift, hooray! It works wonders and is VERY quick! If you're in the market for a better blender, check it out!


Pink Breakfast Smoothie

 Strawberries are one of the 12 fruits on the EWG's Dirty Dozen list. You should always buy them organic! I get mine from Aldi, but will probably be switching to Costco soon.

Strawberries are one of the 12 fruits on the EWG's Dirty Dozen list. You should always buy them organic! I get mine from Aldi, but will probably be switching to Costco soon.

 Its appearance is even refreshing!

Its appearance is even refreshing!

  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1  Banana (I use frozen)
  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter (I use natural, sugar free from Kroger)
  • 1 tsp Honey (optional)
  1. Add ingredients to blender and pulse 3 or 4 times, then blend on medium until smooth.
  2. Pour into glass and eat with spoon or straw!
  3. Feel great all day!

This recipe makes 2 servings with each serving being approx. 315 calories. 


Green Berry Smoothie

 Those Ziplock baggies contain frozen bananas and frozen spinach. I prep those every few months and just keep in the freezer for when I need them!

Those Ziplock baggies contain frozen bananas and frozen spinach. I prep those every few months and just keep in the freezer for when I need them!

 Pretty!

Pretty!

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup Strawberries 
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 cup Almond Milk (or Soy Milk)
  • 4 tbsp Chia Seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Ground Flax (optional)
  1. Add ingredients to blender. I always make sure to get the frozen stuff in there well so the blades will really do their job!
  2. Pulse 3 or 4 times then blend on medium until smooth.
  3. Makes 2 servings.

This one is approx. 350 calories per serving. You get 3 servings of fruit and 1 serving of veggies.


Green Pineapple Smoothie

 Pineapple is my FAVORITE fruit. No contest.

Pineapple is my FAVORITE fruit. No contest.

 Don't let the color scare you. This one tastes like a pina colada! No joke!

Don't let the color scare you. This one tastes like a pina colada! No joke!

  • 1 cup Pineapple
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Honey
  1. Add ingredients to blender and pulse a few times to mix it up well.
  2. Blend on medium until smooth.
  3. Insert straw, close eyes, and pretend to be on some beach, somewhere!

Coming in at 360 calories, this was my favorite! Even more so than the pink breakfast smoothie which tastes like a peanut butter milkshake. Even though it was 40-something degrees outside, this smoothie took my taste buds directly to August! There's spinach in here? What spinach?!