This smoothie recipe is such a gem, it’s like a dear friend to me, I know it so well.
My Blend Tec died this week. It happened fast, no time to think about it or plan ahead. I’m going through smoothie withdrawal and was too upset to give it a proper burial. This dear friend of mine, whom I had found for $3 (it was a $480 machine), gave me two good solid years. We got to know each other so well and it quickly became a family member. I even brought it to the cabin this summer (where there is no electricity) and used an extension cord out to the generator to cool us off with smoothies down at the dock!
Twice a day the loud machine revs up blending together fresh or frozen fruit and greens, along with nutrient boosters to create what is consumed as a convenience meal on the road, the side to a light meal (if you serve it next to a bowl of popcorn, it’s considered dinner, you know) or as a snack.
We all have our favorite flavors around here, Sunny, at age 10 now confidently uses the Blend Tec to make a smoothie, or shake, as she calls it, and my husband has now become interested in throwing together some concoction or another after deciding he does love a good smoothie (even on a cold morning).
The recipe I share below is only one of the smoothies thrown together around here, but it’s one of our family favorites-everybody loves it and it never gets old. I’ve had this almost daily (sometimes more) and still find it to taste as fresh and creamy as the first time I made it. This is the go to smoothie recipe I give my Nutrition Response Testing clients who can’t tolerate dairy. The nutrient boosters I use are the protein powder, Dynamic Greens, coconut oil and chia seeds.
Berry Coconut Milk Smoothie
- 8 ounces full fat coconut milk or So Delicious coconut milk beverage, but the full fat canned coconut milk will result in a creamier smoothie
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1 sliced frozen banana (cut if eliminating fruit sugars due to its high glycemic index)
- 2 scoops Standard Process nondenatured whey protein
- 1 scoop Dynamic Greens kiwi-strawberry flavor
- 1 large handful fresh baby spinach/kale you can use frozen in place of fresh
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- water to thin if needed
- Pour the milk into your blender.
- Add the frozen raspberries and remaining ingredients.
- If too thick, feel free to thin it out with a little water and blend again.
- Our girls like to drink this with a straw in our to-go mason jars, or occasionally with a spoon.
- Caution: using straws may result in lots of slurping as your kiddos (or you, ahem) try to suck up every last drop!
Now that I’ve shared my favorite smoothie, what’s the main ingredient in your favorite smoothie?