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It’s smoothie season! Last week I mentioned the dog days of summer and the silver lining that comes with them: perfectly ripe produce. Somewhere over the years I transitioned from a deep ice cream addiction to smoothies and I’ve never looked back. Everything about fresh fruit, milkshake-level creaminess, and icy cold refreshment 100% satisfies that [...]

No Added Sugar Strawberry Smoothie Today, I want to talk about sugar cravings. Sugar addiction is real, and it’s hard to break. According to The Cleveland Clinic, the average American consumes 152 pounds of sugar every single year. You guys. How!? But we do! And it’s biologically addictive. The more sugar you eat, the more [...]

Strawberry Beet Smoothie First of all, you’d never guess there are beets hiding in this smoothie. There’s a subtle earthy background flavor, and it does a delicious dance with the sweet strawberries and tart lemon. Bring in the smooth texture from a bit of avocado and a kick of spice — it’s heavenly. I like [...]

Best Green Smoothie Getting your daily greens has never been easier. People ask all the time if green smoothies taste like spinach, and most of the recipes I keep on hand don’t. I love the taste of spinach when I feel like eating it, but first thing in the morning, the refreshing, tropical tang of [...]

Decadent Vegan Breakfast Smoothie This six-ingredient almond milk smoothie brings all the flavor of a decadent blueberry tart that’s perfect for dairy-free, gluten-free breakfast on the go. Even if you’re not a strictly vegan family, using alternative milks can be a nice way to go beyond dairy for breakfast. We consider alternatives to be just [...]

This rich chocolate banana and peanut butter smoothie makes the best after school snack. A good calorie boost for growing kids and they will thank you for making them a treat.  I like to have one post workout to refuel nutrients. It even works as a quick breakfast when time is short on busy mornings. [...]

Healthy Apple Pie Smoothie This week at the farmer’s market, among the early Autumn produce, I spotted them: a stack of perfectly golden, perfectly packaged, and perfectly indulgent apple pies. Just like that, the craving for the comforting warmth of apple cinnamon took over.   I could have easily snagged one and satisfied the urge, [...]

Simple & Delicious Breakfast Smoothie Recipe A quick and healthy breakfast recipe with very little prep. Only four essential ingredients for balanced nutrition – oranges, rolled oats, almond milk and bananas. No milk in the creamsicle smoothie? Here’s the thing. It’s not about the milk, or even the dairy milk alternative you use. I personally [...]

Top Summer Smoothies The best smoothie recipes are satisfying AND healthy.  Grapes, lemons and a hint of parsley make this a simple smoothie recipe you can make any time of year but it’s so, so good when it’s hot outside.  The Blender Girl whipped up this summer drink to keep us cooled down and quench [...]

Some mornings are a little more chaotic than others.  When I’m light on time, my go to kitchen tool is my blender.  It’s fast, easy and gets me out the door with breakfast in record time.  This smoothie is easy to make and tastes like a creamsicle.   Orange Banana Smoothie ½ cup raw old [...]