Thursday, April 27, 2017

Smoothie Addiction

I have a new addiction to smoothies. Smoothies are a great source for getting your fruit and vegetable intake. The best thing is, smoothies taste great! Spring and summer are the perfect seasons for a smoothie. I love to drink smoothies no matter what time of year it is. People do associate smoothies with warmer weather. I do have to wonder if my this new addiction is because I'm pregnant and my baby girl has me craving smoothies. Whatever the reasoning for my new addiction, I hope to keep it up because in the past few days I have felt really great physically since I'm getting fruit and vegetable intake.

I have gotten a lot of my smoothie recipes off of Pinterest. Pinterest is great for finding almost any recipe you want. If you don't have a Pinterest account, I highly suggest you get one, but beware because it is an addicting website. So back to the smoothies. I have made three smoothie recipes from Pinterest and they were Pinterest successes! You always see Pinterest fails, which are funny to read. I have had a few fails, but we won't discuss those. I thought I'd share Pinterest successes so that others can see and hear how things turn out and that you can succeed at making something you find on Pinterest.

Raspberry Peach Smoothie
The first one I tried was a Raspberry Peach Smoothie. The ingredients are: frozen raspberries, frozen peaches, vanilla greek yogurt, and vanilla almond milk. Here is the link for the recipe: http://deliciouslysprinkled.com/raspberry-peach-smoothie/. It was delicious and very smooth going down. I wanted it because I was craving raspberries and you can definitely taste the raspberries. I also love it because it is pink. The more colorful a smoothie is, the more I want to try it. Like I said, I found the recipe on Pinterest and I included the original link and that is where the credit is due for this delightful smoothie. Here is a picture of how it turned out for me:


Berry Blast Smoothie
For this smoothie, I had to decrease the amount that I used for everything because I only have a 16oz. blender. Even though I had to cut the ingredients in half, it still came out really great and it looked just like the picture on Pinterest. For this smoothie the ingredients include: frozen mixed berries, fresh strawberries, sugar, orange juice, vanilla extract, and vanilla yogurt. Here is the link for the recipe: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/55169164167282196/. I wanted to try this smoothie recipe because I had all of the ingredients on hand and it looked easy to make. This smoothie was full of berry flavor and very delicious. I definitely think this is a great smoothie to sit outside on the porch with while reading a book. I included the original link for this recipe since that is where the credit is due.  Here is a picture of this smoothie: 


Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie
This smoothie was just as easy to make as the two above. Ingredients for this one are: a banana, frozen blueberries, peanut butter, milk, and yogurt (I used vanilla yogurt). Here is the link for this smoothie: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/55169164167282460/. This smoothie sounded great because of the peanut butter! This is a great smoothie to satisfy your sweet tooth. It definitely satisfied my sweet tooth. I wanted something chocolatey, but I also know how much I want to start eating healthier, even before our baby girl is born so I found this recipe and thought this sounds sweet. If you want something sweet and healthy, I definitely recommend this smoothie. Again, I found this recipe on Pinterest and included the original link for credit factor. Here is a picture of this one:



All of thr above smoothies are kid approved. I made these when my 2 year old was running around and he wanted some. 


Let me know if you try any of the above recipes or if  you already have tried them. 

Also, what are your favorite smoothie recipes? Definitely feel free to share your ideas in the comments! 

22 comments:

  1. OOh I love smoothies and the berry/ peanut butter smoothies sound delicious. I could do with a peanut butter smoothie right now x

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  2. Delicious! We planted fruit trees and vines so I can freeze fruit and enjoy it all year round! Thanks for the recipes!

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  3. My daughter makes smoothies all the time for her kids. Getting all kinds veggies and protein.

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  4. Smoothies are a great way for upping your fruit and vegetable intake, some fab flavours here!

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  5. I really love smoothies and I usually start every day with one. They really are such a great way to get a great amount of nutrition and the varieties you can create are endless. Your raspberry peach smoothie sounds delicious.

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  6. Smoothies are the best and I have one every day. I especially love berries with almond milk and protein powder. Definitely going to try the peanut better as well .. yum!

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  7. I love smoothies! Not only do they help my daughter and I to get in the fruits and vegetables that we may not otherwise, I love a great fruity smoothie to cool off in the warmer months!

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  8. I haven't had a smoothie in ages but the peanut butter berry one is calling my name x

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  9. OMG, I absolutely love smoothies too! Homemade ones are the best because it's healthy! Thanks for sharing Jessica :)

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  10. I love making smoothies! Thanks for all the new recipes to try!

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  11. Those smoothies look so yummy! I love smoothies for breakfast and thank you for the new recipes!

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  12. Those smoothies do sound delicious I don't think you need to be pregnant to crave them. I don't drink smoothies very often but might try to have a few more now it's warmer.

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  13. My littles and I love smoothies and I make them everyday. It's such a great way to pack in those important fruit and veggies and the best part is that the kids love them. I know they would love the peanut butter berry one you shared!

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  14. I just wrote an article on the benefits of juicing recently, but smoothies are one of my favorites (and they taste better too!) The berry blast sounds great, but I have to try the peanut butter one too!

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  15. I love any recipe that is kid-approved! I want to try the peanut butter berry!

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  16. I don't have a lot of smoothies as I'm not a huge fruit fan but the peanut butter one sounds yummy x

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  17. I'm addicted to smoothies too! I can't get enough of them! x

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  18. Love smoothies, the peanut butter berry one looks lush :) x

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  19. I drink a lot of smoothies. Hardly take fruits so smoothies help.

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  20. My girls love a good smoothie making session & I love that they are getting so much nutrition from smoothies too. The more colourful the better!

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  21. I've never been a fan of smoothies, I'm going to try these to see if I can change that!

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  22. These sound great! I'm not a fan of smoothies but perhaps I should try them!

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