Healthy Smoothies for One

Purple Blendjet Portable Blender

So I recently purchased a Blendjet One, which is basically a 12 oz powerful blender that’s portable. I actually saw this on my Facebook ads many times while scrolling through my feeds, but each time I told myself “No, don’t fall into the gimmick. It’s never that good!” I must say, Facebook sure knows how to do targeted advertising. Each time I see the Blendjet ad, I would linger a few seconds longer. I don’t know how Facebook ad tracking works but I imagine it’s something similar to an evil robot calculating (scheming) how many more times it has to show it me the ad before I succumb, cackling each time I linger longer. Well, here we are. Thankfully, this turned out to be a worthy purchase. The Blendjet is light and portable (as promised), seems well-made (locally in Alameda!), and the blender blades are powerful (crushes ice like nothing). Best of all, it’s fairly quiet and recharges quickly any where with USB plug. All in all, I am quite happy with it! So technically, I win, you evil robot!

Naturally, I’ve been researching a ton of healthy smoothie recipes recently. I couldn’t even sleep last night because my head was full of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and dairy possibilities. I am not sure why I was so excited but I guess if I were a superhero and I had a weakness, kitchen gadgets might be it. Anyways… I will share a few recipes I’ve tried so far. For most smoothies, I forgo ice because I use frozen fruit instead (just make sure to have some liquid in there when blending anything frozen including ice). I also try not to add any additional sweeteners like honey or agave unless absolutely necessary. You will notice the same ingredients popping up, that’s because I’m just using whatever is in my fridge and freezer (with a couple of perishable purchases). Each recipe is perfectly portioned for the Blendjet as one serving:

Ultimate Healthy Breakfast Smoothie (adapted from CookingLight)

  • 5 baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (blend with spinach first)
  • 1/2 medium banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 5-6 frozen strawberries or mangoes
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie (adapted from 100DaysofRealFood)

  • 10 baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup water (blend with spinach first)
  • 5-6 frozen mango
  • 5-6 frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 banana (fresh or frozen)

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie (adapted from WhattheFork)

  • 1/4 cup oatmeal (blend this first into powder)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 5-6 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Starbucks Mocha Frappucino Healthy Copycat Smoothie (adapted from WellPlated)

  • 1 cup strong black coffee, chilled
  • 1/2 medium banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon honey to taste
  • Ice (as necessary for thickness and consistency)

What’s your favorite smoothie recipe? Post in the comments below!

 

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