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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

This peanut butter banana smoothie recipe tastes like a milkshake but is made with wholesome ingredients! A total favorite. As…

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This peanut butter banana smoothie recipe tastes like a milkshake but is made with wholesome ingredients! A total favorite.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

As authors of over 50 smoothie recipes, we’ve slurped up just about every type. But here’s a recipe that stands out as one of our top favorite ever: this peanut butter banana smoothie! This one tastes like a milkshake but it’s made of wholesome ingredients like banana, peanut butter and oats. Whiz it up with frozen bananas and it makes a thick and creamy, just sweet enough puree that will have you professing your undying love! Our family is head over heels about this one (I think I could eat it every day, really!).

Ingredients in this peanut butter banana smoothie

It’s tricky to get a peanut butter banana smoothie recipe with just the right creamy, thick texture and bold peanut butter banana flavor. In fact, if you just try blending up room temperature bananas with some peanut butter, it can come out very runny and thin. The trick? Frozen bananas add texture, along with Old Fashioned oats which bring an even creamier body. (We tried this trick in our oatmeal smoothie and have been using it ever since!) Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Frozen bananas
  • Old Fashioned oats
  • Peanut butter
  • Milk of choice (dairy, oat milk or almond milk), plus more to taste
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup (or honey)
  • Ice

We like using creamy unsweetened peanut butter here. We’ve made this smoothie with both oat milk and dairy milk and it is delicious either way! Using dairy milk adds to the protein content and it tastes a little richer.

How to freeze bananas

Tips for freezing bananas

It’s simple to freeze bananas for smoothies: you’ll just need to remember to freeze them 1 ½ hours before you want to enjoy your drink! Here are a few notes about freezing bananas:

  • Use ripe bananas. Only use ripe bananas for smoothies, because this enhances the fruity banana flavor. Unripe bananas can add a bitter aftertaste to smoothies.
  • Slice the bananas, then flash freeze. Slice the fruit into 1/2-inch slices, then place them on a baking sheet. Freeze for 1 ½ to 2 hours. Once solid, place in a freezer safe container until ready to use.

Make it non-dairy and vegan

This peanut butter banana smoothie is easy to make as dairy-free or vegan smoothie. Simply use your favorite non-dairy milk! We love it with oat milk, since it adds a nice creamy body. Using dairy milk does add more protein, so for a vegan smoothie it can be helpful to add additional plant-based protein to make it more filling.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie ingredients

Protein adders for a peanut butter banana smoothie

This peanut butter banana smoothie does have some plant-based protein from the peanut butter: 12 grams total or 6 grams per serving. But if you’d like, you can add even more protein! This is especially helpful if you’re planning to use this smoothie as a meal replacement. Here are a few ideas:

  • Chia seeds. Add protein and fiber with chia seeds! 2 tablespoons chia seeds adds 4 grams protein and 11 grams fiber.
  • Vanilla protein powder: This vanilla protein powder is the one we use; it has a good flavor that’s not too artificial.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe

Smoothie storage

Smoothies are best eaten immediately. However, this peanut butter banana smoothie actually lasts 1 to 2 days refrigerated, stored in a sealed container or a mason jar with the lid on. It may separate, which is perfectly natural. Just shake it up before serving!

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Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small servings

Description

This peanut butter banana smoothie recipe tastes like a milkshake but is made with wholesome ingredients! A total favorite.


Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe frozen bananas (sliced and frozen at least 1 1/2 hours)
  • ¼ cup Old Fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy and unsweetened)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk of choice (dairy, oat milk or almond milk), plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or honey), plus more to taste
  • 1 cup ice
  • Protein adder: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional*

Instructions

  1. If you haven’t already, slice the bananas and freeze them for at least 1 ½ hours until solid.
  2. Blend all ingredients in a blender, starting on the low end of the milk and adding small amounts more until it blends together.  Taste and add additional maple or honey if desired. 

Notes

*If using protein powder, add that first, then add sweetener to taste.

  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Frozen
  • Cuisine: Smoothie
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Peanut butter banana smoothie, peanut butter banana smoothie recipe

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Blueberry Smoothie

I love starting my day with a refreshing smoothie that is packed with good for you ingredients. A few of my favorites include my strawberry banana smoothie, peanut butter banana smoothie, and detox smoothie. I also LOVE this easy Blueberry Smoothie rec…

I love starting my day with a refreshing smoothie that is packed with good for you ingredients. A few of my favorites include my strawberry banana smoothie, peanut butter banana smoothie, and detox smoothie. I also LOVE this easy Blueberry Smoothie recipe. We always have blueberries in the freezer so we make this one often.…

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Creamy Raspberry Chip Smoothie (5 Minutes!)

“Delightful, fresh, and an undeniable SNACK” is our usual morning mantra. We start by saying these descriptors in the mirror, then we grab our blenders and whip up this (delightful, fresh, snack-able) raspberry smoothie. Coincidence? Nah. You are what …

Creamy Raspberry Chip Smoothie (5 Minutes!)

“Delightful, fresh, and an undeniable SNACK” is our usual morning mantra. We start by saying these descriptors in the mirror, then we grab our blenders and whip up this (delightful, fresh, snack-able) raspberry smoothie. Coincidence? Nah. You are what you eat, after all! 

Just 6 ingredients and 5 minutes required for this creamy, sweet treat! It’s also the perfect base for a scoop of protein powder or some salty chocolate granola.

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Vibrant Mango Beet Smoothie (Antioxidant-Packed!)

Aren’t smoothies the best?! Not only are they creamy, cooling, and quick, but they can secretly contain tons of veggies and antioxidants. Inspired by Juiceland’s Rehydrator, this refreshing smoothie packs in three different veggies (but no one will kno…

Vibrant Mango Beet Smoothie (Antioxidant-Packed!)

Aren’t smoothies the best?! Not only are they creamy, cooling, and quick, but they can secretly contain tons of veggies and antioxidants. Inspired by Juiceland’s Rehydrator, this refreshing smoothie packs in three different veggies (but no one will know by tasting it!).

It’s sweet, tart, SO vibrant, plant-based, and bursting with freshness (hello mango, raspberry, beet, and carrot). Just 8 ingredients, 5 minutes, and 1 blender required.

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The Easiest Trick to Save Your Leftover Smoothie

During the pandemic, everyone seemed to cycle through new routines: baking sourdough bread, getting together with old friends for virtual happy hours, or falling in love with a new at-home workout. I started habitually drinking smoothies at least once …

During the pandemic, everyone seemed to cycle through new routines: baking sourdough bread, getting together with old friends for virtual happy hours, or falling in love with a new at-home workout. I started habitually drinking smoothies at least once a day. I found myself completely reenergized after polishing off a pint glass filled with blended dragon fruit, bananas, peaches, pineapple, and mixed berries. My newfound ability to power through any sign of an afternoon slump was accompanied by an overzealous hand in the kitchen. I went from carefully measuring each type of frozen fruit before adding it to the blender to eyeballing everything. I lost my practiced touch and ultimately dumped the excess smoothie down the drain day after day…that is, until I was scrolling through Instagram one night and watched a story posted by my colleague, Food52's Associate Editor Caroline Mullen.

She had whipped up a green smoothie earlier in the day and poured the leftovers into a silicone ice cube tray to freeze. I was immediately impressed and subsequently face palmed—why did I never think of this before?

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The Ultimate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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It’s super delicious, filling, balanced, and comes together in 5 min…

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

If you’re into smoothies that keep you full until lunchtime and don’t require a long list of ingredients or added protein powder, you’ll LOVE this peanut butter banana smoothie! 

It’s super delicious, filling, balanced, and comes together in 5 minutes with 4 simple ingredients! Keep it simple, or add optional spinach, flax, or hemp seeds for a nutrient boost. Let’s do this!

How to Make a Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Get ready, because we’re about to show you how 4 simple ingredients (!) combine to make a delicious, filling, nutrient-packed smoothie!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

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This chocolate peanut butter smoothie is made with healthy ingredients but tastes like a milkshake! Ideal for mornings or a sweet treat.

Chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Need a healthy sweet treat? Try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie: made with good-for-you ingredients but tastes like a milk shake! We can’t resist smoothies that taste like dessert, like our Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie and Peanut Butter Smoothie. Put them together and you’ve got this one! It’s rich and chocolaty, but made with bananas, oats and honey. Blend it up for busy mornings or afternoons where you need a quick pick-me-up: it even doubles as a healthy dessert!

Ingredients in this chocolate peanut butter smoothie

This chocolate peanut butter smoothie relies on just a few good-for-you ingredients to make magic in the blender. Make it with milk or the non-dairy milk of your choosing. You can even make it with coffee (more on that below!). Here’s a run-down of the easy ingredients you’ll need:

  • Frozen bananas: This is the only step you’ll need to do in advance! Slice and freeze them on a baking sheet for at least 1 ½ hours. Or you can buy frozen bananas!
  • Old Fashioned oats
  • Cocoa powder or Dutch process (dark) cocoa powder: we prefer dark; more on that below
  • Peanut butter
  • Milk of choice (dairy, oat, or almond milk) or coffee: coffee adds a fun variation, much like this Coffee Smoothie! You can also add half milk, half strong coffee or espresso.
  • Honey or maple syrup
  • Ice
chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Dutch process vs standard cocoa powder

Use whatever cocoa powder you have on hand for this chocolate peanut butter smoothie. But we like it best with Dutch process cocoa powder, aka dark cocoa powder! This type has been treated with an alkali to make it pH neutral, which gives it a darker color and milder flavor. It makes the flavor ultra chocolaty: which we love!

Step it up with shaved chocolate

Serving this chocolate peanut butter smoothie as a treat? Top it with a sprinkle of dark chocolate! You only need about 1 tablespoon, and when you stir it in it makes for tasty chocolate chunks in each sip. It’s optional, but a fun way to take it up a notch! Then add a drizzle of peanut butter to take it over the top.

chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Ways to add more protein

This chocolate peanut butter smoothie has a decent amount of protein from the peanut butter, but we’ve tried to use just enough to get great flavor without loading on calories. Here are a few other options for adding protein:

  • Chia seeds. You can add plant-based protein and fiber with chia seeds: 2 tablespoons chia seeds adds 4 grams protein and 11 grams fiber.
  • Vanilla or chocolate protein powder: Protein powder works well too! We use this protein powder that has natural ingredients and a flavor that’s not too artificial. Just remember to dial back the maple syrup or honey, because protein powder adds sweetness.

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Chocolate peanut butter smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies

Ingredients

  • 2 medium frozen bananas (sliced and frozen on a baking sheet for at least 1 1/2 hours)
  • ¼ cup Old Fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder or Dutch process (dark) cocoa powder (we prefer dark)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk of choice (dairy, oat, or almond milk) or coffee*
  • 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • ¾ cup ice
  • For the garnish: 1 sprinkle chopped dark chocolate (optional), 1 drizzle of peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary. Resist the urge to over blend: blend until it just comes together. Taste and add the additional ½ tablespoon sweetener depending on the sweetness of the bananas.
  2. If desired, top with 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate (it makes for a nice mix in but it’s totally optional). Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 2 days.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothie
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Chocolate peanut butter smoothie, chocolate smoothie, chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie, healthy chocolate peanut butter smoothie

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Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

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This chocolate strawberry smoothie tastes like a treat, but it’s made with healthy ingredients! Blend up this tasty puree in 5 minutes.

Chocolate strawberry smoothie

Here’s a smoothie for when you’ve got a chocolate craving: the Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie! Because what’s more fun than chocolate covered strawberries, in drinkable form? This tasty recipe features strawberries, banana, almond butter and cocoa powder, blended up into a lusciously creamy puree. It’s rich, fruity flavor made it an instant hit over here! We gobbled it up like it was a milkshake. It’s the ideal healthy treat!

Ingredients in this chocolate strawberry smoothie

This chocolate strawberry smoothie is made with just a few natural ingredients that you may already have on hand. It’s dairy-free when you use non-dairy milk; we recommend oat milk for smoothies because of its creamy texture and neutral flavor. Here’s what you’ll need for this smoothie (or jump to the recipe below for quantities):

  • Frozen strawberries
  • Banana
  • Old Fashioned oats: optional, but adds a hearty dose of whole grains
  • Cocoa powder
  • Almond butter
  • Milk of choice: dairy, oat milk or almond milk
  • Pure maple syrup or honey or agave syrup
  • Ice

Blend it up and give it a taste: you can add a splash more milk to get it to blend. The fruity rich chocolate flavor was a big hit over here.

Chocolate strawberry smoothie

Step it up with a garnish

This chocolate strawberry smoothie tastes incredible as is: but here’s a little trick for stepping it up if you’re making it as a treat. Top it with a sprinkle of dark chocolate! You only need about 1 tablespoon, and when you stir it in it makes for tasty occasional chocolate chunks. It’s optional, but a fun way to take it up a notch!

Ways to add protein

Almond butter brings protein to this chocolate strawberry smoothie without overwhelming the flavor! But you can add more protein especially if you’re using this as a meal replacement. Here are a few options:

  • Chia seeds. You can add plant-based protein and fiber with chia seeds: 2 tablespoons chia seeds adds 4 grams protein and 11 grams fiber.
  • More almond butter. Add another 1 tablespoon nut butter to add an additional 4 grams protein.
  • Vanilla or chocolate protein powder: Protein powder works well here: we use this protein powder that has natural ingredients and a flavor that’s not too artificial.
Chocolate strawberry smoothie

Variations on a chocolate strawberry smoothie

Once you’ve made the chocolate strawberry smoothie recipe below, try it with a few variations! Here are some ideas:

  • Substitute frozen raspberries for strawberries. Instant chocolate raspberry smoothie!
  • Use dark chocolate cocoa powder. Substitute Dutch process cocoa powder for the regular cocoa powder for a dark chocolate flavor! You should be able to find it at your local grocery. If you can’t find it, you can buy it online: try Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder or Ghiradelli Dutch Process Cocoa Powder.

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Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small smoothies
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This chocolate strawberry smoothie tastes like a treat, but it’s made with healthy ingredients! Blend up this tasty puree in 5 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana (room temperature)
  • ½ cup Old Fashioned oats (optional)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ¾ cup milk of choice (dairy, oat milk or almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup ice
  • For the garnish: 1 sprinkle chopped dark chocolate (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender, breaking the banana into pieces. Blend until creamy and frothy, stopping and scraping down the sides as necessary and adding a splash more milk if necessary.
  2. If desired, top with 1 tablespoon chopped dark chocolate (it makes for a nice mix in but it’s totally optional). Serve immediately or store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 2 days.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothie

Keywords: Chocolate strawberry smoothie

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Coffee Smoothie

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Wake up to this frosty coffee smoothie recipe! The fragrant coffee flavor is paired with banana, oats and almond butter.

Coffee Smoothie

Are you a coffee lover? Here’s a way to drink your cup of joe with a few healthy ingredients in the mix. Try this Coffee Smoothie! Because if you’re going to drink coffee, why not add bananas, oats and almond butter to the mix? This puree has just the right bittersweet flavor without lots of added sugar, and smooth, creamy texture. Drink it as a tasty afternoon snack (tastes like a milkshake!) or add protein to make it a morning meal. You choose!

Ingredients in this coffee smoothie recipe

This coffee smoothie recipe has taken us a while to hone to perfection: because it’s hard to get just the right coffee flavor and icy texture! Luckily, we finally found the combination that gets it to the consistency of a Wendy’s frosty, but using healthy ingredients. The recipe is similar to a drink at a local coffee shop in town: there they call it the Healthy Elephant (so you can call it that, if you like!). Here’s what you need for this recipe:

  • Frozen bananas
  • Espresso, cold brew or strong coffee: see notes on the methods to use below!
  • Oats
  • Almond butter
  • Milk of choice: dairy or non-dairy
  • Honey
  • Ice
Coffee Smoothie recipe

Coffee methods to use

The key to this coffee smoothie recipe? Strong coffee. You must use a very strong coffee or espresso to get just the right coffee flavor, otherwise it’s much too weak. This is key to making a great coffee smoothie, so don’t skimp here! Here’s what to use:

Coffee banana smoothie

How to freeze bananas

The other necessity for this coffee smoothie recipe? Frozen bananas. This is important because you want to get an icy, creamy texture without watering down the flavor with too much ice. For most of our smoothie recipes we try to use non-frozen bananas, but in this one it is key.

  • How to freeze bananas? Slice them into rounds and place them on a baking sheet so they don’t clump together. For this smoothie, you can just throw the slices into a sealed container if you’d like.
  • How long to freeze bananas? The shortest time you can get away with is 1 ½ hours. Or just freeze them overnight!

Sweeten to taste!

What we like about this coffee smoothie recipe is that it’s not too sweet! It lets the bitter coffee shine through, with just enough sweetness from the banana and honey. But keep in mind: you can sweeten this coffee smoothie to taste! The sweetness definitely depends on the bananas, so if they’re not as ripe you may need more honey.

Want to make a vegan coffee smoothie? No problem! Use maple syrup or agave syrup to sweeten, and of course your favorite non-dairy milk (ours is oat milk).

Coffee Smoothie

Adding protein to this coffee banana smoothie recipe

Want to drink this coffee banana smoothie as a breakfast? You’ll probably want to add a little protein for staying powder. The best way to add more protein here? Protein powder. We don’t often use it, but it’s a nice way to pack in quite a bit without affecting the overall flavor too much. Here’s how to find a healthy protein powder:

And that’s it! Let us know what you think of this creamy coffee smoothie in the comments below.

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Coffee smoothie

Coffee Smoothie


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 small or 1 large smoothie
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Wake up to this frosty coffee smoothie recipe! The fragrant coffee flavor is paired with banana, oats and almond butter.


Ingredients

  • 2 medium frozen bananas (sliced and frozen at least 1 1/2 hours)
  • ¼ cup Old Fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • ¼ cup milk of choice (dairy, oat milk or almond milk)
  • ¼ cup espresso, cold brew, Moka pot coffee, or strong coffee (brewed double strength)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey, plus more if desired (agave syrup or maple syrup for vegan)
  • 1 cup ice
  • Protein adder: 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, optional

Instructions

  1. If you haven’t already, slice the bananas and freeze them for at least 1 ½ hours until solid.
  2. Blend all ingredients in a blender. Taste and add additional sweetener if desired.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Smoothies

Keywords: Coffee smoothie, coffee smoothie recipe, coffee banana smoothie

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Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

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This strawberry watermelon smoothie is full of juicy flavor! This 3 ingredient recipe is a deliciously healthy treat.

Strawberry watermelon smoothie

Here’s a smoothie recipe that’s so simple and so utterly delicious, it’s jumped to the top of our favorites. Try this Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie! It’s sweet and delicious, with just the right juicy flavor with no added sweetener. It’s a great snack or even works as a healthy dessert after a summer meal: it’s just that good! Our 4 year old could not stop sipping it, and neither could we.

3 ingredients for a strawberry watermelon smoothie

This strawberry watermelon smoothie has the least ingredients of any of our smoothie recipes. But it’s one of the top in terms of flavor! There’s something about the melon and berry combination that’s pure summer. This one has a bit of nostalgia for me: I created it based on my favorite smoothie at the mall growing up in the 1990’s (ha!). It’s actually much better than the inspiration. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Frozen strawberries: These bring in sweetness and an icy texture
  • Watermelon: Make sure it’s perfectly ripe, in season melon
  • Banana: A room temperature banana combines to make the perfect creamy texture and accentuates the sweetness

Simply throw them in the blender and puree it up. It makes the perfect sweet tart, fruity flavor!

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Find a ripe watermelon!

The most important advice for this smoothie? Make sure your watermelon is ripe! It’s not worth making this smoothie with out of season watermelon, which can be tart and tasteless. Here are a few tips for shopping:

  • Shop in watermelon season. If it’s out of season, it’s much more likely to be unripe.
  • Look for a yellow field spot. Most watermelons should have a patch on the bottom, which is where they were resting on the ground before being picked. If the patch is yellow, the watermelon is ripe (if it’s white, it’s unripe).

Ways to add protein to a strawberry watermelon smoothie

One thing to note about this strawberry watermelon smoothie: it’s just fruit, so it doesn’t have protein. That means it’s best served as a treat or a way to drink your vitamins, not as a meal replacement. But if you’d like to add protein, you can feel free! Protein makes it filling and more suitable for drinking as a snack or breakfast. Here are a few protein adders:

  • Chia seeds. Add plant-based protein and fiber with chia seeds! 2 tablespoons chia seeds adds 4 grams protein and 11 grams fiber (see this Chia Seed Smoothie).
  • Protein powder: Use a high quality vanilla protein powder (some notes on buying a good brand are in this energy balls post).
  • Almond butter or cashew butter. 1 tablespoon nut butter adds 4 grams protein. This does compete with the flavor a bit, and dulls the color of this smoothie. But it works!
Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Flavor variations

Want to mix up this strawberry watermelon smoothie to have different flavor variations? Here are a few things to vary, change or add:

  • Mint or basil: Add a handful of mint or basil leaves for an herby variation
  • Blueberry: use 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • Raspberry: use 1 cup frozen raspberries and 1 cup strawberries
  • Strawberry blueberry: use 1 cup frozen blueberries and 1 cup strawberries
  • Mango: use 2 cups frozen mango
  • Pineapple: Use 2 cups frozen pineapple

More fruit smoothie recipes

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Strawberry watermelon smoothie

Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie (3 Ingredients!)


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 small or 2 medium smoothies
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This strawberry watermelon smoothie is full of juicy flavor! This 3 ingredient recipe is a deliciously healthy treat.


Ingredients

  • 3 cups frozen strawberries
  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 banana (room temperature)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: Strawberry watermelon smoothie

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