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This is my recipe for a perfect breakfast smoothie.


1.5 cups unsweet soy milk

3/4 cup frozen raspberries

1 ripe banana (not frozen)

1 cup loosely packed spinach

2 tablespoons sunflower butter

1/2 cup raw oatmeal


Protein, fruit, veggies, fat, and carbs.  Literally, breakfast in a glass.  I promise you can’t taste the spinach, and the oats just add a bit of a gritty texture.  All that’s missing from my perfect smoothie is caffeine. Winking smile


The weather is great, and we have a fun morning planned.  Better wash the baby drool off my shoulder and get to it.


What is your perfect smoothie?  Let’s collect smoothie recipes!



  • Karen July 14, 2012, 9:33 am

    One of my favorites was:
    1 c milk of your choice
    1 frozen banana
    1/2 c cottage cheese
    dash a vanilla extract
    squirt of honey

    Now I always like to add the spinach so I can sneak in some greens. But you can’t taste the cottage cheese at all and it’s a great way to incorporate protein and thicken it up!

  • Stacie @ Snaps and Bits July 14, 2012, 9:38 am

    This looks so good, I might have to go make it right now!

  • Amanda July 14, 2012, 10:09 am

    That sounds delicious! I need to bookmark this post so I can come back and wade through all of the impending smoothie recipes!

  • Marissa July 14, 2012, 10:13 am

    My favorite breakfast/post-workout smoothie is:
    1 cup frozen blueberries
    1 cup milk
    2 tbsp ground flax seed
    1 tbsp peanut butter
    1 scoop vanilla flavored protein powder

    You can substitute any nut butter or non dairy milk, or different frozen berries into this recipe. It’s super versatile like that! And its super delicious!

  • Rebecca July 14, 2012, 10:16 am

    My favorite smoothie (which Im makeing today) is 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 large ripe banana, a handful of frozen pineapple, 1 to 1 1/2 tsp of coconout extrct, 2 large handfuls of spinich, and 2 tbls of ground flax seeds, and then about 3 ice cubes. SOOO good, like a pina colanda (without the alcohol)!

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance July 14, 2012, 10:41 am

    I just posted one of my favorites the other day: Protein Apple Pie Smoothie

    6-7 ice cubes
    1 apple, halved and cored
    1 scoop/serving vanilla protein powder
    1 T. chia seeds
    1 t. maca powder (optional)
    cinnamon, to taste (I use 2 t.)
    dash of ginger
    1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk

  • luv what you do July 14, 2012, 10:49 am

    I love a refreshing green smoothie after a HOT yoga class!

    Big handful of spinach
    1 cup coconut water
    1/2 frozen banana
    frozen mango and other frozen berries
    1/2 cup oatmeal
    2 tbsp flax
    Avocado (optional)

  • Jenny July 14, 2012, 10:55 am

    My favorite smoothie has caffeine but no greens. I need to work on this.

    1/2 c. water
    1/2 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (optional skip water for all almond milk – better, but i’m watching cals)
    1 scoop brown rice protein
    1 T. maple almond butter
    1 shot espresso

    Tastes like the best iced coffee ever. You can add banana too for more creaminess.

  • Steph @ A Life without Ice Cream July 14, 2012, 11:01 am

    My favourite is probably also the ugliest smoothie I’ve ever made. BP, banana, spinach, flax, cocoa powder… so good… looks gross (but if you ask me that’s part of the appeal).

  • Laura July 14, 2012, 11:03 am

    I don’t measure but I do: 1 banana, frozen strawberries, spinach, milk, peanut butter and sometimes I add in a packet of chocolate carnation instant breakfast-it makes enough for me and the husband!

  • Molly @ RDexposed July 14, 2012, 11:26 am

    Just prepped mine. I let the oats soak in the milk and yogurt to soften them up! The smoothie is best with a little cookie butter mixed in!

  • Kristina July 14, 2012, 12:31 pm

    My favorite is a frozen banana, a cup of almond or soy milk, a couple ice cubes and two tbsp of chocolate PB2. YUM! I other day I added some oats to it, and that was delish!

  • Jolene (Homespun Heritage) July 14, 2012, 12:36 pm

    I really like adding oats to my smoothies and flax seed and chia seeds…and sunbutter or avocado. YUM!

  • Gillian @ That's G July 14, 2012, 2:00 pm

    My fav, hands down, will always be the Green Monster

    1 cup almond milk
    1 heaping tablespoon PB
    1 handful fresh or frozen spinach
    1 frozen banana
    1 scoop chocolate protein powder
    1 teaspoon ground flaxseed.

  • April July 14, 2012, 3:33 pm

    I don’t follow a recipe. I throw in whatever my mood desires (of what I have on hand). I do include 4 to 8 oz of either green tea or coffee in brekkie smoothies.

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 14, 2012, 3:44 pm

    My perfect smoothie:

    3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
    1 frozen banana
    1 scoop chocolate peanut butter protein powder
    as much spinach as I can fit into my Magic Bullet
    topped with various cereal/granola

    and always, always eaten with a spoon. 🙂

    Tastes like banana, chocolate and peanut butter (best combination!) and perfect for after the gym.

  • Annette@FitnessPerks July 14, 2012, 4:20 pm

    Mmmm smoothies!

    I love berries, spinach, stevia, almond milk, spinach, choc protein powder. YUMM.

  • Kelly July 14, 2012, 5:19 pm

    My favorite smoothie:

    1 cup almond milk
    1/2 frozen banana
    1 cup frozen blueberries
    handful spinach
    1 scoop vanilla protein powder
    2 tbsp. ground flaxseed


  • Sana July 14, 2012, 7:18 pm

    I love adding honey to my smoothies!

  • Erin @ erinberries July 14, 2012, 7:36 pm

    My favorite smoothie is:

    1/2 ripe banana
    1/2 cup almond milk
    1 cup strawberries
    2 handfuls of kale
    2 tbls chia seeds
    1 scoop vanilla protein powder

    You gotta get those greens in the morning! 🙂

  • Hillary July 14, 2012, 10:28 pm

    1/2 frozen banana
    1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
    1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
    1 T cocoa
    2 cups spinach

    SO GOOD.

  • Jen July 15, 2012, 8:05 am

    My smoothies never come out thick. And the spinach never really processes in my (craptacular) blender. But can’t budget for a new one right now. Do the oats make it thicker? I usually sprinkle the oats or granola on after for extra crunch but maybe I should start adding it?

  • Sarah July 15, 2012, 8:07 am

    Smoothie sounds great! May start my morning the same way

  • Lida July 15, 2012, 10:04 am

    Take 1/2 c oats and cook them with 1 banana. refrigerate overnight– this makes the smoothie even thicker.
    In the morning blend with ice, 1-2 tbsp peanut butter, and cinnamon or honey if you so desire. It’s basically oatmeal in smoothie form.

  • Laura @ She Eats Well July 15, 2012, 12:02 pm

    Your recipe is pretty much my favorite smoothie. The only difference is I like to add mixed frozen berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries). Agreed about the oatmeal…love that gritty texture! I also like to put a blob of sunflower butter on top 🙂

  • Khushboo July 15, 2012, 12:24 pm

    Sounds like a delicious smoothie! Any reason you don’t freeze your banana? I always add frozen for a creamy texture!

  • Amber K July 15, 2012, 2:16 pm

    Frozen banana, frozen strawberries, cocoa powder, peppermint oil, some yogurt or protein powder and just enough coconut milk to get it to blend. <—that is amazingness in a glass or blender cup 😉

  • Tahlia July 15, 2012, 7:16 pm

    1/2 a cup of frozen mixed berries, half a cup of V8 fruit and veg juice, one tablespoon of pinapple and tahitian lime sorbet and one ‘smoothie cube’ which is a concentrate of passionfruit, banana, mango and pineapple. pretty much a non dairy dessert in a glass but so good!

  • hilary July 15, 2012, 8:05 pm

    blueberries, banana, avocado, spinach, kale, wheat grass juice, and flax….amazing!

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 16, 2012, 6:08 am

    That is pretty much how I make my perfect smoothie too – but I usually use kale instead of spinach.

    Smoothies are a great way to start the day 🙂

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 18, 2012, 2:01 pm

    Just had an awesome green smoothie yesterday! Do you use a vitamix?

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