Build a Smoothie

Makes 1 serving | Serving size: 1 recipe


  • 1 cup base fruit and vegetables
    • Pick 1–2: Bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, pineapple, spinach, kale, carrots
  • 1/2–1 cup liquid
    • Low-fat milk, Soy milk, 100% fruit juice, water
  • 1/8–1/2 cup add-ins
    • Yogurt, peanut butter, nut butters, oats, ice
  • 1 Tablespoon toppings
    • Coconut flakes, chopped nuts, granola, cocoa powder, chia or flax seeds


  • Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.

Other alternatives

Try Spinach, Banana, Peanut Butter, and Milk or any combination of the ingredients below.

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