6 Recipes – A Rainbow of Smoothies

It’s basically SPRING around here in Michigan, even if the first official day of Spring hasn’t sprung just yet. To me, that means I start to typically crave smoothies and salads. What better time than now to create a bunch of smoothie recipes for you!

These are all meant to be practical, easy, and accessible. I can’t stand smoothies that have fifty ingredients and teaspoons of this, that, and the other thing. Now, if you want to go and add in lots of fun nutrition bits to ramp it up further, go right ahead! I’ll write a list at the end for ideas. But if you want a simple fruit and yogurt smoothie (with a veggie thrown in for vitamins and fiber!) then you are in for a treat. Get rainbow for a rainbow of options!

RED

Blend together: 1/2 cup water (or milk), 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup canned beets, and 1/2-1 cup strawberries

ORANGE

Blend together: 1/2 cup water (or milk), 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 tsp tumeric (or don’t!), 1 orange or 2 clementines peeled, zest from the orange(s), and 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt

YELLOW

Blend together: 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup coconut milk (or reg.), 1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup mango, lemon juice from one lemon and zest from said lemon

GREEN

Blend together: 1/2 avocado, 1 kiwi, 1 zucchini shredded with the skin on, 1/2 cup water (or milk), lime juice and zest if desired, and 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

BLUE

Blend together: 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 banana, 1 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup riced cauliflower, lime juice and lime zest if desired. The BLUE pops because I added a teaspoon of blue cookie icing from my baking cupboard. You can use blue spirulina powder which is an algae powder (with some protein and omega-3 fatty acides in it! if you don’t want to use icing.

PURPLE

Blend together: 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup black berries, 1/3 cup riced cauliflower, and lemon juice for a zing

There you have it! Six different smoothies all with lots of basic ingredients. You can utilize frozen fruits/veggies if you like a thicker smoothie or simply add ice. Also, you can utilize fresh and canned options too! All can be appropriate for smoothies – whatever you have on hand go for it!

Want to be a little extra?

  • Whole milled ground flax meal
  • Hemp hearts
  • Chia seeds
  • Maple Syrup
  • Agave nectar
  • Honey
  • Protein powder
  • Milk/milk alternative
  • Nuts
  • Oats
  • Bee pollen
  • Cinnamon
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Nutritional yeast

Anything you would add to the list? If you make one of these smoothies, be sure to take a picture and show me on Instagram! Are we friends there yet? If not, let’s change that! Find me HERE 🙂

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