I’m just going to keep it simple. I know that there is a lot of health information out there which can be fatiguing. In order to avoid the overload I wanted to share some basic recipes that we use that don’t require a lot of thought when it comes to making smoothies.

Generally speaking: Pineapple and banana cover a multitude of sins and ice and a straw really help. Don’t ask me why…but smoothies have got to be cold for my liking…and downing my green smoothie without a straw feels like it’s just asking way too much from me.

First off: One of our family faves. This is our DIY “Wendy’s Frosty” inspired by this recipe found over on Cookingclassy.com

  • 2 Frozen bananas  or regular bananas and add 3/4 cup of ice
  • 3/4 cup of almond or coconut milk
  • 2 T of chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp of cacao powder
  • Optional: 1-2 tsp of honey or a few dates.

Blend and serve….this is one of our pre-workout shakes that is also a good treat for the kiddos.

Second: Carrot Mango Smoothie– this recipe is inspired by Super Healthy Kids which has some great ideas for keeping life healthy with kiddos.

  • 1 1/2 cups of almond or coconut milk
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cup of frozen mango chunks
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Optional add ins: ginger, turmeric, cinnamon

Here’s a carrot ginger smoothie inspired by this recipe over at The muffin myth: 

  • 2 carrots, scrubbed and peeled if desired, cut into chunks
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced into quarters
  • 1 chunk of fresh ginger about the size of your thumb, peeled
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 – 1½ cups cold water