Smoothie Recipes

I make smoothies a lot. I think it’s fun to use whatever ingredients you have on hand and experiment with different combinations. It’s easy to experiment when you’re making smoothies; you just toss in different stuff.

I usually text a good flavor combination to a friend who also has a Vitamix and also makes smoothies. This story about sharing recipes on Twitter {npr} gave me the idea to tweet my smoothie recipes.

But twitter can be clunky for that sort of thing so i made a site that automatically pulls in my latest smoothies. check it out here:


Green Smoothies! {recipe}

kale smoothie

So good… Tastes better than it might look!

I’ve been making them constantly over the past few months. Wanted to share the recipe I’ve developed.

  • •I start with 2-3 bananas, chopped into 2-inch chunks.
  • •3-4 kale stalks, de-ribbed and broken up into smallish pieces.
  • •Frozen pineapple, 3-5 cubes. I love how the pineapple blends with the earthy taste of the kale, rounding out the flavors.
  • •Scoop of protein powder.
  • •Water and/or almond milk. The amount is up to you; I like ’em on the thin side so they’re easier to drink.
  • •Optional: third fruit—frozen or otherwise. I usually do frozen strawberries, but also recommend chopped apples, blueberries, blackberries… etc.

I’ve also used spinach when I have it, but I much prefer the taste of the kale now. The base (bananas, water, pineapple, kale) is the key—the rest is fun to experiment with!

Let me know if you try it out or have any additions to share.