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Top 5 Smoothies of 2018

Layered Smoothie

Layered smoothie

The layered smoothie was my favorite smoothie of 2018 for a few reasons. First, it has lots of different textures: the thick smoothie, the creamy yogurt, and the crunchy granola. Second, it tastes like you’re eating dessert for breakfast. Third, it’s so pretty! You can get really creative with the layers to create different flavor combinations and textures so you really can’t go wrong with a layered smoothie to switch up your breakfast routine.

Layered Berry Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein
  • 1 tbsp collagen
  • 1 tsp matcha
  • 1/2 tsp spirulina
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 4 blackberries
Instructions
  1. Blend everything except the yogurt, granola and blackberries in a blender. Scoop half of your smoothie into a glass, add the yogurt, scoop the rest of the smoothie into the glass, top with the granola and berries.

Sweet Pea Smoothie

I know what you’re thinking, “peas in a smoothie?!” but I promise once you try it you won’t go back. Especially when paired with nut butter and flax seeds the peas give it the perfect sweet, yet not too sweet flavor. Don’t knock it until you try it!

Sweet Pea Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 tsp spirulina
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup granola
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients except hemp seeds and granola in a blender. Pour into a bowl and top with granola and hemp seeds/

The Kitchen Sink Smoothie

When I want a filling smoothie that will keep me full until my next meal I usually throw everything I can into a blender. Usually it turns out great! As long as you don’t put too many powders in, you’ll get a delicious, thick smoothie that you need to eat with a spoon. The thicker, the better in my book!

The Kitchen Sink Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1 tbsp collagen
  • 1 tbsp greens powder
  • 1 tsp matcha
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 1/2 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 4 blackberries
  • 6 blueberries
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients except granola, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, blackberries and blueberries. Pour into a bowl and top with remaining ingredients.

Mango Thyme Smoothie

Ever throw some herbs in your smoothie? Fresh thyme goes really well with mangos and pineapple! This fruit-based smoothie is a lighter smoothie for a perfect mid-morning or afternoon snack.

Mango Thyme Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 7 blueberries
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together except blueberries and a few thyme leaves. Pour into a bowl and top with extra thyme leaves and blueberries.

Green Peanut Butter Smoothie

Last, but not least is one of my FAVORITES, the green peanut butter smoothie. This smoothie really tastes like dessert with the addition of chocolate or peanut butter protein powder. When I’m craving a sweet, nutty, or chocolatey smoothie this is my go-to!

Green Peanut Butter Smoothie
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 2 tbsps peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp collagen peptides
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup granola
  • 1/2 tbsp cacao nibs
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients except 1 tbsp peanut butter, granola, and cacao nibs. Pour into a bowl and top with remaining ingredients.

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