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My 4 Go-To Smoothie Recipes

February 8, 2019 alexhoaglund

My 4 Go-To Smoothie Recipes

February 8, 2019 Alex Hoaglund
Healthy smoothies with fresh ingredients on a kitchen board.

Ready in less than five minutes and the perfect grab and go breakfast? Sounds like my style. If you’re like me and tend to rush out the door in the morning without breakfast (it is, ya know, the most important meal of the day) then smoothies are the way to go. Full of everything your body needs, smoothies are a great and healthy option if you’re looking to start your day right, even if you are running out the door.  

For all of these recipes, simply add all of the ingredients to your Ninja or blending appliance of your choice. I make all of my smoothies with a Ninja and more often than not use the smooth boost option. Blend together until smooth or to the consistency that you’re looking for. Don’t worry – no smoothie is the same! And it takes practice to create the perfect smoothie.

Here are some of my favorite go-to recipes:

#1 Mixed Berry and Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are the key to success. You’ll notice that I throw them into pretty much every smoothie that I create. These small but mighty seeds are low in calories but high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

  • 2 cups of Wegmans mixed berries
  • Half of a banana (leave the other half in the peel and put it back in the fridge for your smoothie the next day!)
  • ¼ cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk 
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds

#2 Kale and Mango

Normally drinking green things freaks me out. Don’t be afraid of this one though! This smoothie has the perfect balance between green and sweet, you won’t even realize how healthy it is.

  • ¾ cup of chopped kale
  • 1 cup of frozen mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (you can add more if you want to really hide the green taste)
  • ½ cup of orange juice

#3 Dragon Fruit and Raspberry

Pitaya aka Dragon Fruit isn’t only delicious but this smoothie is Instagram-worthy with its bright pink color. And better yet, pitaya is rich in antioxidants and is loaded with fiber. You can find frozen pitaya in the frozen fruit section at Wegmans.

  • 1 pack of pitaya (this is if you are using the PitayaPlus smoothie packs) or a ½ cup of fresh pitaya
  • 1 cup of frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup of frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup of apple juice
  • ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • Optional – sprinkle chia seeds and fresh raspberries on top

#4 Post-Workout Treat

This smoothie is a great option for a post-workout snack. If you are craving something sweet, this might just curb your cravings.

  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder (I prefer Quest)
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 1 big spoonful of almond butter (Justin’s is my favorite)
  • ½ cup of water (you can add more or less water to get the consistency that you’re looking for)
Alex Hoaglund
Alex Hoaglund

Alex is a community events fundraising coordinator at the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. When she isn’t working, you can find her walking her beagle Penelope, taking a spin class or perfecting a new recipe she found on Pinterest.

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