My Favorite Smoothie

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The other day I was trolling Facebook when my friend asked for some sort of suggestion for a sweet snack that wasn’t full of garbage. First I shared with her my Frozen Banana Bites but then someone in the thread mentioned smoothies. I just HAD to give those girls my rundown for my favorite smoothie. I have this problem, when I like something, I like to talk about it. So please enjoy my recipe for my favorite smoothie.

My Favorite Smoothie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.comThe first thing I add is a generous handful of frozen mixed berries. You could use fresh, but since it is January frozen are a bit more affordable and just as yummy!

My Favorite Smoothie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Next up was a heaping dollop of smooth peanut butter. I have also been known to use crunchy, almond butter, sunbutter…whatever I have, Jiff Natural is my favorite.

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I follow that up with chunks of frozen banana that I keep in the freezer for smoothie making. We used to keep whole bananas, but have discovered that if you break the banana into chunks before freezing it works a lot better. It will also be easier to adjust quantities needed.

On top of the bananas I sprinkled one scoop of chocolate flavored protein powder. I don’t use too much in my smoothies since it tends to make them thicker. We also do not have a particular brand of powder that we regularly use, just whatever is on special when we grocery shop.

My Favorite Smoothie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Next I add about half a serving of yogurt sprinkled with ground flax seeds. For today’s smoothing I used Dreaming Cow blueberry cardamom local yogurt that I found at Target and Bob’s Red Mill flax.

My Favorite Smoothie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

The last ingredient added to the blended is about a cup of liquid. Today I used Chocolate Almond Milk so that it tasted even more delicious.

My Favorite Smoothie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

I love the way that all of the smoothie components look in the blender before mixing! I think that it is so cool to see the different colors and how they all blend together.

My Favorite Smoothie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

After! This smoothie comes out a really deep and delicious magenta. I never really thought about it, but the color of my smoothies tends to partially determine if I like them. Smoothies that lean towards brighter colors are tastier than ones that turn brown!

My Favorite Smoothie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

So perfect! These smoothies are usually a little too think for your regular straw, but you could try a wider, smoothie straw. I prefer to just drink from the glass with the assist of a spoon when needed.

My Favorite Smoothie - Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated - www.crunchycrafty.com

Do you drink smoothies? What are some of your favorite ingredients to include?

 

 

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37 Comments

  1. Katie @ Recipe for Perfection

    I love smoothies. I went through a phase last year where I had the same one for breakfast every day: 1 frozen banana, 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt, some honey, 2 TB smooth peanut butter, and some milk. Mmm…

    Yours looks delicious. I approve of the peanut butter for sure! 🙂

    • mrsdmeeks

      YUM!! I went through a phase where I made coffee, PB, and chocolate smoothies before work for a while…those were awesome!

  2. The Mad Mommy

    This sounds so delicious! I never thought about berries and peanut butter, but I will now!

    • mrsdmeeks

      You have to! The smoothie is so creamy that you would think you were drinking a milkshake!

    • mrsdmeeks

      YAY (and welcome!) You are going to LOVE this smoothie. It keeps you full 🙂

  3. NutriFitMama

    I am kind of a smoothie addict…I have one almost every single day 🙂 I love adding bananas (obviously 😉 ), chocolate, kale, spinach, strawberries…oh the possibilities!

    • mrsdmeeks

      YUM!!! I love trying new things, but every time I add greens I HATE my smoothie. I guess the junk food kid in me just cant get behind it!

  4. simpleholisticgirl

    I LOVE smoothies! My favorite ingredients are berries and bananas. Never tried peanut butter though. It makes sense since it’s smooth and creamy.

    • mrsdmeeks

      Thanks so much for stopping by! The peanut butter really gives it a great texture (and taste!). I have also tried it with almond butter and sun butter and they are all awesome!!

  5. Savvy

    Mmm…chocolate almond milk. I’ve been taking smoothies to work this year. Will be pinning this one and hope to make it soon.

    • mrsdmeeks

      You are going to LOVE it!! The chocolate almond milk is sooooo tasty too! I have to fight to keep the kids out of the fridge so they don’t drink it all! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. BritishMumUSA

    Ok don’t freak but I do this every morning now and love it, but mine is GREEN!!!! I do a cup of kale, cup of spinach, four bits of pineapple, cup of coconut water, 1/4 teaspoon of ginger fresh and a 1/4 of a lemon cut up and added. If I have a leftover sweet potato I will put in a bit of that too…. It is soon good, I love the ginger!!!!! Kicks your butt in the morning 🙂

    • mrsdmeeks

      AHHHH you have me until coconut water and ginger!! I can drink coconut milk all day, but not coconut water and I have always hated ginger! Not sure why, but i do!!

      You should have seen the DISASTER I tried to make myself for dinner tonight…ugh!!! down the drain he went 🙂

  7. Leesha

    This looks and sounds so yummy! We just got a NutriBullet for Christmas, so I’m looking for smoothie recipes to try. I’ll add this one to the list!

    • mrsdmeeks

      I hope you like it!! I think that the peanut butter really makes it perfect!

  8. Amberjane

    Sounds delicious and I have all the ingredients 🙂 Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

    • mrsdmeeks

      Wahoo!! I hope you like it 🙂 It is seriously the perfect smoothie to get you going and is full of good stuff!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. lydia ritchie

    This sounds delicious!
    I haven’t really gotten into smoothies yet but this recipe makes me want too
    Think I might be going out to invest in a blender.

    Thanks for linking up the to #SHINEbloghop

    Lydia xx

    • mrsdmeeks

      You really might have to!! We like to make smoothies and milkshakes all the time! Thank you so much for co-hosting the #SHINEbloghop!

  10. creativekkids

    We love berries. I’ll have to try this recipe! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party at Creative K Kids. I’ve pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesday’s Pinterest board.

  11. mommyinsports

    I love smoothies too – my only addition to yours is avocado (makes them silky and cream) and elderberry for immune boosting. Smoothies rock!

    • mrsdmeeks

      YUM!! I need to venture into some greener smoothies…might try one here this morning!

      Have an awesome weekend!

  12. Lauren

    Oh my goodness, that looks so delicious. You can’t go wrong with chocolate! Pinning this 🙂

    • mrsdmeeks

      It is perfectly creamy and milkshake-like…and no, you can NEVER go wrong with chocolate!!

      Thank so much for pinning!

  13. Savanna Rose

    This sounds amazing!!! This could be a great protein shake for me- I would add more protein, since I need it… Yum!!!

    • mrsdmeeks

      We were running low on the protein powder when I made this, or I might have added more! Do you have a favorite powder that you use?

  14. herchelscruggs

    Thanks. I now know what kind of smoothie I will be having in the morning. This looks delicious!

    • mrsdmeeks

      It was sooooo smooth!! I think I am going to make a fun green smoothie in the morning…maybe I will share it if it comes out good!

  15. abcstoacts

    Wow! That looks delicious! We’ve got quite a few allergies in our house so unfortunately we’ll have to cut out the peanut butter but it I bet it will still be amazing 🙂

    • mrsdmeeks

      Have you tried Sunbutter or Coconut Butter?? Those should work pretty good too 🙂

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