Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Trending Tuesday: Smoothies

Hey y'all! Ashley here today.  I hope everyone had a happy Memorial Day and long weekend, spent with loved ones. I know I sure did. After surprise birthday dinners, wedding showers and grilling out with good friends, I am definitely not ready to be back at work today! 

As promised, I am bringing you some fabulous smoothie recipes today! Smoothies have  been trending recently, and I have definitely jumped on the band wagon. Here are some of my favorites that I have been enjoying recently. I have to first thank my mom for giving me the Nutri Bullet! Don't worry, if you don't have a bullet, any blender or food processor will work. Enjoy!

{Spinach and Fruit}


What you'll need:
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach (I don't measure, just throw a handful in)
  • 4-5 frozen dark cherries
  • 1 cup frozen mixed fruit. There is a mixture you can find at Target that includes mango, peaches and banana that I have been using
  • 1/2 banana
  • 5-6 cashews or almonds
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp chia and flax seed blend with coconut and cocoa that I found on sale at Whole Foods
Put all of the ingredients in the Bullet and pulse/blend for about a minute. I will sometimes add more coconut water if it's too thick. 
I really like adding spinach or kale as a base because the natural sugars in the fruits really hide the flavors of the green.

{Berry Blueberry Smoothie}

What you'll need:
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries (I like to use frozen to keep the smoothie cold)
  • 1 peeled orange
  • 1/4 cup fat free vanilla/greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia and flaxseed blend that was mentioned above
  • 1 cup ice (optional, but if you use fresh blueberries, then this is recommended)
Pack everything into the bullet and blend, blend, blend! 

{Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie}

What you'll need:
  • 1 banana
  • 10 ounces of skim or almond milk
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
Combine all of the ingredients in the blender or bullet until Smooth. If you would like a thicker smoothie, add 5-6 ice cubes.

{Strawberry Banana & Flax Seed}

What you'll need:
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cup skim or almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp flax seed blend mentioned above
You know the drill. Add to the blender or bullet and mix, mix, mix. 

{Thin Mint Protein Smoothie}

What you'll need:
  • Large handful of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup of almond (unsweetened) or skim milk
  • 2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract (or if you're like me, add a bit more for the extra minty flavor)
  • 1 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
Combine all of the ingredients beginning with the spinach and ending with the peppermint extract. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a cold glass, then add the toppings. 

I hope y'all enjoy these smoothies as much as I do. I typically drink these for breakfast, but have also enjoyed them for lunch as well. The Thin Mint smoothie would be a great dessert option, as it adds a bit of sweetness. Happy Trending Tuesday! 

Today I am linking up with KristinaAmandaKatie, and Zelle



  1. I made the strawberry and flaxseed smoothie (well one very similar) this weekend and it was really good! I'm going to have to try these out too!

    <3, Pamela

  2. I have a banana one that I drink almost every morning. Thanks for all these other ideas too!


  3. thanks for linking up with us! and i'm so excited you posted about smoothies. i, too, love my base to be spinach and kale :)

  4. Smoothies are the best - thanks for sharing these recipes - I'm always on the lookout on new ones to try!! Great substitution for a breakfast or lunch!!

  5. All of those smoothies look delicious!


  6. yummmm. i love smoothies!
    i never thought to add nuts to my smoothies, what a great idea! also, i need that chia + flax seed mix = perfect!

  7. YUM! i really need to get a new blender! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  8. Oh I never thought of putting nuts in a smoothie before, I'll have to try it out in my daily smoothie tomorrow!

  9. All of these smoothies sound amazing. Will have to try the chocolate mint one!!

    xx 365HANGERS

  10. Those smoothies look delicious, I'm going to have to try one of those recipes. We had the same drink on friday night ( I think) Dirty martini...yum. So cute you put your wedding dress on. I think I'll probably do that all the time after I get married, whenever that may be ;)


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