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New to Smoothies? Here Are 3 Beginner Recipes

Smoothies are a perfect pick-me-up in the middle of summer. Great for breakfast or a hearty snack, smoothies can help you eat well on-the-go and can be customized to your liking! Though easy to make, it can be intimidating to get started with smoothies, if you’re not sure which flavor combinations work best. Here are three great iterations, which can all be made by simply blending the listed ingredients.

Green Smoothie

A classic Green Smoothie makes for the perfect breakfast or snack. All it takes is a handful of greens to make this basic smoothie a nutritional powerhouse!

• 1 frozen banana
• 1 cup greens (baby spinach, destemmed kale, collards, chard, etc.)
• 1 cup unsweetened milk
• Honey or maple syrup, to taste

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Craving something sweet? This Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is just the thing! With natural ingredients and Greek yogurt, you won’t feel bad about indulging in this tangy treat.

• 1 frozen banana
• 1 orange, peeled or 2 clementines, peeled
• 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup unsweetened milk
• Honey or maple syrup, to taste

Pina Colada Smoothie

Transport yourself to paradise with this Pina Colada Smoothie recipe! Simply combine everything in a blender and add a straw.

• 2 frozen bananas
• 1 cup pineapple chunks (canned or fresh)
• 1 cup coconut milk (from the can)
• Honey or maple syrup, to taste

Shake up your household menu – and put your fully equipped kitchen to use – with this easy-to-follow recipe, courtesy of Centerville Pointe Apartments in Garland, Texas.

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