Yummy Smoothies (without a $300+ blender)

Smoothies are a daily habit for me, especially now that I’m trying to squeeze in time to train for a half marathon. It’s an easy meal or snack replacement and extremely freezer-friendly.

I buy the base ingredients in bulk, especially the spinach or kale and bananas because we love to eat them. Then I freeze the bananas when they are too ripe for my taste (without skins) and leftover greens when it becomes obvious we won’t use them before they turn to slime. Frozen fruit is also something I buy frequently, especially in the middle of winter.

Of course you can get fancy and expensive blenders and juicers, but I use this affordable Cuisinart Hand Blender. I have to let the banana thaw for 20 minutes or so, but otherwise it works perfectly. As for flavors, ice cream is just about my favorite thing in the world, so I use ice cream flavors as my smoothie-inspiration.


I always start with this:

2 cups of spinach or kale

1 banana

1 tbsp ground flax

1 tbsp chia seeds


Berry Sorbet:

1 cup frozen blueberries and raspberries or strawberries

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

Young Living Vitality Citrus Fresh

Peanut Butter Cookie:

1 tbsp peanut butter

1 cup skim milk or almond milk

Young Living Vitality Ginger

Cafe Mocha:

1 cup chilled black coffee (French roast)

1 pack hot cocoa

Young Living Vitality Bergamot

Strawberry Cream:

1 cup plain greek yogurt

1 cup strawberries

Young Living Vitality Lemon


1 small apple, cored & diced

Handful of shredded carrots

½ c pineapple

1 cucumber

½ cup blueberries

Young Living Vitality Lime


1 cup of vanilla greek yogurt

1 orange

1/2 c pineapple

Young Living Vitality Orange

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