Alright ya’ll! If you’ve been following me on Instagram or read my post yesterday, you know I hate bananas.

Don’t get me wrong – banana bread and banana pudding have a place in my heart, but pretty much anything else I can do without. I’ve never been one for super sweet fruits or vegetables for that matter. Even as a kid, peas and carrots were never my favorite.

With keeping with my blog post yesterday about “Find Your Beet” I thought I’d share a few recipes that are my beat when it comes to smoothies.

My Beat When It Comes to Smoothies

  • Sugar: My body does not do well with a lot of sugar all at once and I tire out quickly, so having a smoothie means also including protein, fiber, and fats and not filling the whole blender with only fruits.
  • Vegetarian & Dairy Free: I am vegetarian and allergic to dairy, so the protein I use is a pea protein powder
  • Dislike: Banana… no banana
  • Like: Thick Smoothies!

The point for these smoothies was to create a thick creamy simple smoothie without bananas. Ya’ll ready? Oh and FYI – drinks/smoothies are not as easy as you might think to photograph come to find out.

#1 Blueberry Crumble Smoothie

This recipe name came about when my husband tried my purple smoothie and said it tasted like a blueberry muffin! YUM! Plus I love any excuse to have oats. Anytime I make oatmeal, I add almond extract. You can substitute this out or use vanilla, but if you have almond extract – it’s so worth it! WARNING: This will leave your tongue blue.

Blueberry Crumble Muffin

  • Servings: 1 smoothie (24oz)
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Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup old fashion oats
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. NOTE: Sometimes I find it easier when I blend all ingredients other than the protein mix first before adding it in.
  3. NOTE: If you are using fresh fruits, then adding a cup of ice will be needed, and lessening the almond milk.

#2 Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie

I love me some peanut butter in my smoothies. There’s just something about it. And being able to blend my coffee with my breakfast some mornings is needed on busy days.

Peanut Butter Mocha Smoothie

  • Servings: 1 smoothie (24oz)
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Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup frozen zucchini
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • 1 cup almond milk

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. NOTE: Sometimes I find it easier when I blend all ingredients other than the protein mix first before adding it in.
  3. NOTE: If you are using fresh fruits, then adding a cup of ice will be needed, and lessening the almond milk.

#3 Island Chia Smoothie

In the summer, pineapple and mango are a part of my diet. So this one I usually will make in the spring and summer time, but with frozen fruits it can be made any time of year. Although I find using fresh pineapple and mango with this one you can taste the fruit better.

Island Smoothie

  • Servings: 1 smoothie (24oz)
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Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1-2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. NOTE: Sometimes I find it easier when I blend all ingredients other than the protein mix first before adding it in.
  3. NOTE: If you are using fresh fruits, then adding a cup of ice will be needed, and lessening the almond milk.

That’s it! These are my beat when it comes to smoothies. As always, keep finding your beet and I’ll talk to ya’ll soon!

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