Three New Smoothie Recipes

Roasted Beet Berry Smoothie
1 beet - roasted until soft and cooled, 1 cup raspberries, 1 cup blueberries, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 cup almonds, 1 cup cold water - blend and enjoy.
Carrot Mango Smoothie
1 cup baby carrots, 1 mango, 1 frozen banana, 3/4 cup cabbage, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1 cup green grapes, 1 cup cold water - blend and enjoy. adapted from VitaMix Whole Foods Cookbook

All Green Smoothie
1 avocado, 1 Bartlett pear, 5 broccoli florets, 2 handful baby spinach, 1 cup green grapes, 2 frozen bananas, 1 cup cold water - blend and enjoy.  adapted from VitaMix Whole Foods cookbook

General Information:
-All recipes were made for 2-3 generous servings and can be increased/decreased depending on your need
-Recipes are toddler/child friendly.  As soon as Sylas hears the blender he finds a cup hands it to me. :)
-Water can be used to thin out texture while blending - do little batches of cold water at a time until you reach the texture you are looking for.
-You'll note frozen bananas are included in each recipe.  They help add a creamy texture without having to add dairy such as yogurts, etc.  Pineapple is a great fruit to add in small quantities because just a little bit can balance out more pungent tastes of various greens/vegetables.
-We freeze our bananas whole on a cookie sheet and then store them all together for later use.  We also pre-cut the pineapple and freeze on a cookie sheet before storing.  Note: we use a Vitamix for our smoothies.  The bananas can go into this machine frozen and whole - it may quite a while to blend/break up the whole banana if using a low powered blender.  If pre-freezing you can cut up the bananas and lay them out on a cookie sheet to freeze.
-We roasted a bunch of beets and kept them in the refrigerator for later use.
-In short, taking time to prep foods all at once assists smoothie making to be simple and easy during busy morning routines.


  1. yumm yumm yumm. beautiful shots! I should try these! thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Malia! We try to have a smoothie each day and these are some the most recent ones we've made.