Star Smoothie Recipes

Start with a base; endless possibilities
Super Spinach Berry Smoothie

Super Spinach Berry Smoothie

It’s getting warmer. You want your kiddos to eat more veggies. You’re dreaming of a tropical getaway complete with drinks with those tiny umbrellas. Start with this basic smoothie recipe and then customize to your heart’s content. Throw in kale. Hide the spinach. Blend in a rainbow of fruits and veggies, sip vitamins and minerals, and savor the deliciousness. You just need three main ingredients: a ripe banana, Greek yogurt, and apple juice. This is the canvas to your Picasso in the smoothie world!

Base Recipe

  • 2 ripe bananas (the ones with brown spots are sweeter)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (honey, vanilla, or plain)
  • ½ cup apple juice, or sparkling apple juice

TIP: Feel free to add more or less juice to get the consistency you prefer.

Fizzy Pineapple Peach Smoothie

Fizzy Pineapple Peach Smoothie

Fizzy Pineapple Peach Smoothie

  • Base (sparkling apple) + 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped frozen or fresh peaches

Super Spinach Berry Smoothie

  • Base + 2 cups tender fresh spinach
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

Creamy Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

  • Base + 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 extra banana
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder; blend until smooth
Creamy Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

Creamy Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

Other mix-in ideas

  • Make smoothies creamier by replacing apple juice with almond, coconut, or cow’s milk.
  • Blend spinach, kale, and other greens with a bit of water and make a bunch of green ice cubes. You’ll always have greens ready to go for smoothies and other recipes.
  • Flax, chia seeds, or blended dry oatmeal can add bulk and substance to your smoothie and make it more filling.
  • Peel and slice ripe bananas and flash freeze on a cookie sheet for extra-cold, creamy smoothies.
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