If you’re craving an early-morning pick-me-up or an after-workout refuel, a smoothie is the pot of gold that just keeps on giving. There’s almost no limit to what you can put in them and, if you’ve ever taken a dive into Pinterest, you’ll know that there’s a true treasure trove of unique and delicious ingredients – coffee, spinach, chocolate, banana, mango, strawberry, raspberry, whey. The list goes on and on. All that really matters, at the end of the day, is what you’re in the mood for.
I hope this list of 101 healthy and delicious smoothie recipes inspires you to experiment with flavours and puts a smile on your face that lasts an entire day (because that’s how long this list took me to curate)!
You know, whenever I share a recipe with my readers, rather than thinking about the food itself, I’m always more concerned with what I’m going to say that will ultimately lead to the detailed instructions. In this case, as I whisked the dry ingredients, blended the wet ingredients, and combined the two to put into muffin tins, I was also jumping back and forth between Instagram and the original recipe for these pumpkin muffins.
I’m not going to sit here and tell you that smoothies like this 3-Ingredient Piña Colada Smoothie are a regular part of my diet and that each morning I wake up, blend together some green stuff, some yellow stuff, etc. with some almond milk and feel the nutrients rush through me like a burst dam. Most days, my breakfast is 3 cups of coffee and a ton of rush-rush-rush. I’d love to be the person who downs smoothies to kill their addiction craving to chocolate covered almonds. But come on, you know that’s not me.
Find satisfaction in your “cooking abilities” by throwing together this easy 4 ingredient smoothie that’s not only delicious, but probably also nutritious (someone fact check that, please).
I may take photos of absolutely everything I eat, but please don’t let the illusion of Instagram or my desire to keep my aesthetic strong because I am not a fan of cooking. Of course, I love to eat and, yes, there are moments when I’m in the kitchen thinking I’m the next Mario Batalli, sautéing and what have you. Most of the time, however, what goes on behind-the-scenes is a frustrated, hangry me, desperate to eat, too tired to cook, and eyeing that jar of peanut butter like I’m a thirsty camel and it’s my desert oasis.