Smoothie, Smoothies, Smoothied….{3 different recipes to enjoy!}

February 14, 2011 · 8 comments

Red and green included in a smoothie?  That must mean a green apple, or green grapes, or kiwi right?  NOPE!  How about spinach and broccoli in a smoothie? It is important to find ways to incorporate more vegetables in our diet.  What better way to do that, than in a healthy smoothie?

In this post I share three different smoothies, AND this will be 16, 17, and 18 of my 52 ways to enjoy Greek yogurt.

One drink that has always been my favorite is Green Machine from Naked Food Juice.  I wish I could make that delicious drink, but at least my attempt was good.  Today I included spinach, broccoli, and avocado with a strawberry, banana smoothie.

I definitely suggest you adjust the recipe to your taste.  For this smoothie, you do not want to be able to taste the broccoli or spinach.  They are both there to make this smoothie healthy, AND tasty!  I think next time I may use 1/2 banana, the whole banana thickened my smoothie too much.

Recipe:

1/2 cup of  broccoli

1/2 cup of spinach

1/2 small avocado ( I didn’t end up having a enough, I may have actually added 1 whole small avocado.)

1 cup Vanilla Chobani Greek Yogurt

1 – 1.5 cup strawberries

1 or 1/2  medium banana

1 cup milk/almond milk

1/3 cup of sugar, or you can use agave nectar or honey

For the second smoothie, my hubby loves, loves…..did I mention he loves… chocolate?  So we decided to make a strawberry, banana smoothie with chocolate of course.

Hubby said he wanted to be adventurous, and try some avocado in the smoothie.  I would just like to also add, he was very adventurous today, because he tried my green smoothie……AND liked it!  Success:)

Recipe:

1 cup Vanilla Chobani Greek Yogurt

1 cup milk/almond milk

1 medium banana

1 cup strawberries

1/2 small avocado ( you could add 1 whole small avocado)

1/3 cup of chocolate (you can use syrup, or chocolate chips)

For the third smoothie, well we had a fun spur of the moment thought.  We have a cute 70′s style home, and it has a bar in the living room.  YES an actual bar, with glass holder like at a bar, sink, door to close it off and all:)  We were getting a cute glass, and had a urge to enjoy some Kahlua.  We also had some coffee left.

This recipe can definitely be adjusted to your taste.  We thought this was a simple recipe, BUT very tasty.  Sometimes simple is always better!

Isn’t the Kahlua bottle so cool!!! I will definitely be keeping this bottle for a decoration, in my cute bar!

Recipe:

1 cup milk/almond milk

1 1/2 – 2 cups Vanilla Chobani Greek Yogurt

1 shot of Kahlua

1 Tbsp of chocolate syrup or Chips

1/4 cup sugar, or honey or agave nectar

1/4 -1/2 cup coffee (add amount to your taste)

We ended up having sooooo much smoothie, we actually were “smoothied out!!!”  I believe we invented a word today too, “smoothied!”  I had a glass jar to reserve some of the smoothie for tomorrow.  If it needs to be freshened up, just add some milk to it.

Jessie from Don’t Forget Dessert said, she sometimes enjoys chia seeds or flax seeds in her smoothies.  I may need to try this soon, it sounds really good,  AND healthy!

What is your favorite flavor of smoothie?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

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  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com YummyChunklet

    Thank you for posting these recipes! With all the sugar already from pre-Valentine’s Day presents, it’s nice to see something healthy!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      I did have fun making the smoothies, and put the red back drop for Valentine’s day:) Thank you so much for the kind words!

  • http://dreamaboutfood.blogspot.com fooddreamer

    Oh my goodness, hiding the broccoli and spinach (no real need to hide avocado) is just so smart! I have buzzed these and am saving for future reference!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Thank you so much! The avocado in a smoothie is really, really good. I am excited to enjoy again soon:) I hope you enjoy!!!

  • http://inkatrinaskitchen.blogspot.com/ Katrina

    Some days I entertain the notion of living off smoothies. So delicious and packed with good stuff!

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      Really you can include so many different healthy, nutritious foods in a smoothie. You could totally get enough calories, and nutrients for a few meals at least. Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy!

  • http://twitter.com/Diethood Kate Pet

    Those look so tasty! Only I would use up everything except for the broccoli – in my head, the smoothie sounds awesome without it. :)

    • http://cafeterrablog.com Terra

      You totally could exclude the broccoli! My dear friend just enjoys spinach in her smoothies, with fruit. Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy:)

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