Friday, 27 January 2012

Smoothies - Your Suggestions?

Hello All,

I want to start drinking more smoothies either fruit ones or protein ones. Just need a little something before workouts etc Even possibly at breakfast but need suggestions.

Can you give me the recipes for the best ones you've found or created?

Emily xx


Made a smoothie for myself based on your suggestions. Basically combined my fave stuff really! It was so yummy!

1 banana
Oat Milk
Frozen Fruits (raspberry's and berries)
Dash of Skimmed Milk
Low fat Greek yoghurt - Couple of Spoons



  1. The simple yet yummy one I've done is a frozen banana, handful of baby spinach, and strawberries. Yum:-) You can add yogurt or protein mixes if you want that in there but I usually just do the fruit/veggies and sometimes a little honey.

  2. 1 large or 2 medium navel oranges, 2 cups spinach, 1 container yogurt (any flavor). If the oranges haven't been refrigerated, I add a few ice cubes - otherwise not. It is a delicious green smoothie. I make it and sip on it while I get ready for work in the morning. Sometimes I add a banana just to jazz it up, more nutrients and more sweetness. SO GOOD!

  3. I love my green monster smoothie: 2tbsp greek yogurt, handful baby spinach, frozen strwbry, frozen mango chunks, 1/4 cup steel cut oats, little honey, almond milk to fill the gaps. It is great after a hard workout! Also if you are looking for good protein shakes, Advocare has the best tasting meal replacement shakes I've tasted. I make my husband (who doesn't like fruit) a peanutbutter/choc/banana smoothie with Greek yogurt, a banana, tsp natural pb, scoop choc protein powder and ice and water to fill the gaps.

  4. Tablespoon of peanut butter, half frozen banana, 1C frozen strawberries, Chocolate unsweetened soy milk (or skim milk) several ice cubes.

  5. I dont really use a recipe for most of mine. I take handfuls of frozen berries, bananas, whey powder, milk, yogurt, ice, and some spinach, and blend.

  6. Classic is the best for me. Frozen strawberries and banana. :D

  7. wow these sound fantastic! Definitely going to get some frozen strawberries in and maybe some of this spinach stuff heehee

  8. I suggest sticking with the whole food shakes unless you're working for more than 2 hours a day and not eating a sufficient amount of meat in your meals. If you do decide to try the protein I seriously suggest researching it, is a good place to start. I think protein in excess can be detrimental to weight loss.

    1. I'm a vegetarian (i eat fish though). So was looking for a good way to get a boost of protein :D Thoughts?

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  10. I use Amazing Meal every morning. It is a raw/whole food/protein mixture and get it at Whole Foods. I use the Chocolate Infusion one. I make it with one scoop, 8-10 oz of unsweetened Vanilla almond milk and 1/2 banana. I do it every morning before my cardio workout and love it.

    I also have a vitamix and will sometimes do a blender full of greens, greek yogurt, a little water, and frozen berries. Very yummy!

  11. green monster smoothie -- i have one every day for breakfast -- only i don't use yogurt. i use a frozen banana, water or juice to help it blend,handful of fresh spinach (or any leafy green), fruit of my choice & a couple of tbsp of milled flaxseed to give it some oomph! gets your veggies and fruits in & its DELISH!!!

  12. There's loads of great smoothie recipe books out there. Take a trip to the library! :)