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Entries in Smoothie (4)


Banana, Peach and Granola Smoothie

Banana, Peach & Granola Smoothie #breakfast

As someone who has never liked milk, I've been making a lot of smoothies to get myself some more calcium, and to add more fruit to my diet. This recipe is definitely a base, I am always mixing up the fruit I use, with both a combo of fresh fruit from the local market and frozen fruit that I pick up at Trader Joe's. I like using frozen fruit to help thicken up the smoothie. 

Not only did I enjoy this smoothie, but it was a hit with Mr. KMW...while he is not always down with smoothies for breakfast...he wasn't letting any last drop of this one go to waste.


I think @598hertan was a fan of this morning's smoothie concoction

Other smoothies I have been enjoying are my Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie, Green Monster Smoothie and Strawberry Green Tea Smoothie.

See below for the recipe, adjust the milk or other ingredients to get the smoothie to the texture you like.

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Green Monster Smoothie

Green Monster Smoothie


I know, I'm a little late to the Green Monster Smoothie bandwagon, but I am now officially onboard. I'm sure many of you know about the Green Monster Smoothie, but for those of you that don't it's essentialy a smoothie with some Kale or Spinach leaves thrown in. 

I've now served this twice to Mr. KMW and both times he asked with skepticisim 'you put green stuff in there?' Both time he took his first sip and said mmmm. You do not taste the 'green stuff', you just get the benefit of all of their nutrients! 

I'm not going to type up a recipe as there are a ton out there, but you could use my Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie or my Strawberry Green Tea Smoothie and just add 1 to 2 handfulls of Kale or 2 handfulls of baby spinach into the mixer with the other ingredients. Really, that's all there is to it! I've been adding it to the Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie.

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie


This peanut butter banana smoothie is one of my favorite breakfasts. It's easy, filling, and tasty, a perfect way to start your day! It is also works well as a post workout smoothie, since it provides you with protein, fiber, and potassium.


I add ground flaxseed to this smoothie, which you could leave out if you don't have any on hand, but I recommend buying some. Flaxseed has great health benefits (click here to see more specifics) and is very versatile. You can throw a tablespoon into hot or cold cereal, mix it in some mustard before putting it on your sandwich, use it when baking, or add it to your smoothie like I did here.

The smoothie tastes better with bananas that are a little brown and ripe and you should definitely adjust the quantities to suit your tastes and preference on how thick you like your smoothie.

1 frozen banana (doesn't have to be frozen, but I prefer it that way)
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (can use flaxseed oil if you like a thinner consistency)
Ice (optional)

Place all of the ingredients up until ice in a blender and combine. If you would like a thicker consistency add a few ice cubes, if you are looking for a thinner consistency add a little more milk or water.



Strawberry Green Tea Smoothie


Smoothie's are such a refreshing summer breakfast, drink or snack. Almost as refreshing as an ice cold beer on a nice summer day, and definitely healthier. Smoothies are a great way to use up fruit that is on the verge of going bad, which is exactly what I did here.  I'll be adding this strawberry green tea to my smoothie rotation, changing up the fruit depending on what I have on hand.  One of my other favorites is my peanut butter banana, yes it's as good as it sounds and I'll be posting about it here at some point.

I also completed the Philadelphia Triathlon, ate a Pat's Cheesesteak, and had a lot of fun with friends this weekend, which is my excuse for taking the easy way out and posting an easy baked sweet potato and smoothie recipe in a row.  Don't get me wrong they are both delicious, but I'll be honest, it's my filler for not cooking in the past 5 days.  Keep reading for the smoothie recipe, and keep in mind that you can substitute any fruit you have on hand for the strawberries and peach.

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