Smoothie Operator

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Smoothies are a convenient, delicious way to pack in some nutrition in the morning or anytime you need a pick me up. All you need is a decent blender and a few basic ingredients.

Use whatever fruit you have on hand frozen or fresh (especially bananas), some kind of liquid such as milk, non-dairy milk, or coconut water, yogurt (dairy or vegan, optional), and any kind of add-ins you want, such as nut butter, natural sweeteners, chia or hemp seeds, protein powder, matcha, etc. for extra nutrition. An ice cube is nice too for a chilled smoothie. Try to keep frozen sliced bananas handy in the freezer. This is the perfect time to toss some raw greens in, like spinach or kale. Experiment and see what combinations you like best.

Try one of these delicious smoothies!


1 orange, peeled, chopped
1 banana, sliced, frozen
1/2 cup milk of your choice
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

Toss all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 small servings.

Strawberry Spinach

1/2 cup strawberries, sliced, frozen
1 small banana
1/2 cup packed fresh spinach
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 small servings.

Blueberry Goji

1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup goji berries, soaked for a few minutes in warm water, drained
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
1 banana, sliced, frozen

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Makes 2 small servings.

Mango Avocado

1 mango, peeled, cubed
1/2 a ripe avocado
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk of your choice

Blend everything until smooth and creamy. Makes 2 small servings.

Peanut Butter Banana Chia

1 banana, sliced, frozen
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup yogurt
pinch cinnamon
1 teaspoon chia seeds

Blend everything until smooth. Makes 2 small servings.