Smoothies featuring almond milk

Pineapple Banana Smoothie

A beautiful golden pineapple and two perfect yellow bananas isolated on white.Treat yourself to this tropical, delicious, fruity, healthy, quick and easy to make smoothie.

This recipe comes not from my own kitchen experimentation, but rather a loyal reader and smoothie enthusiast. Thanks, Corinne!

I tend to get carried away with the ingredients when concocting my smoothies; so it was nice to blend up a tasty treat that only contained four ingredients. Sometimes simple is best.

A few health benefits you’ll derive from this smoothie:

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Killer Kale Smoothie

Killer Kale Smoothie

Lacinato (Dinosaur) kale growing inside a hoop house during a cold Michigan winter.

Here’s another healthy green smoothie featuring my favorite green leafy veggie. Some people find kale too bitter (try kale chips), but not me, I like a little bitterness.

If you live in a temperate climate and can get your hands on kale grown outdoors in colder weather you’ll find it’s more pleasing to the picky palate – after a good frost kale’s leaves become much sweeter.

As is the case with other Brassicas, kale increases the amount of sugar inside its leaves to lower the temperature at which freezing begins. Pretty cool survival mechanism, eh?

Sweetness and bitterness aside, kale provides these key health benefits, which make it an excellent veggie to green your smoothie with.

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Cherry Chocolate Mocha Smoothie

Cherry Chocolate Mocha SmoothieThis smoothie is for all the coffee, latte, and mocha lovers out there.

For some people, the day doesn’t officially start until they have their morning coffee.

What if you could combine your morning coffee with several healthy ingredients resulting in a delicious and highly nutritious superfood smoothie? Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

You can use pretty much any liquid as the base of your smoothie, coffee being a viable option.

Coffee along with the other ingredients this recipe calls for combine to deliver a good deal of nutrition. Just what your body needs to ensure you have the best day ever!

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Apple Pie Smoothie

Apple Pie Smoothie

Why not drink your pie :)

Apple pie is one of my favorite desserts. Although it often leaves me feeling guilty after eating because I know it’s not that healthy.

This smoothie solves that problem. Think of drinking a delicious slice (or two) of apple pie that’s loaded with good nutrition leaving you feeling good about yourself after consuming.

That’s the beauty of many smoothie recipes, you can transform an otherwise unhealthy food into something that’s highly nutritious and tastes just as good, if not better.

There’s obviously apple in this recipe, and we all know an apple a day keeps the doctor away; so I’m going to focus on the health benefits of each of the three spices this recipe calls for.

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Minty Spinach Green Smoothie

Minty Spinach Green SmoothieTake your green smoothies to the “minty side” with a little fresh or dried mint. It enhances the flavor and imparts some nice health benefits.

Earlier this summer I harvested a boatload of three varieties of mint: Moroccan, apple, and water. I used a little bit of the fresh herb in smoothies and teas, but dried out the bulk of it. Now I have three little mason jars with each variety of mint to dip into whenever I make a smoothie.

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Black and Blue Smoothie

Black and Blue SmoothieIs there any better smoothie ingredient than berries? Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, goji berries, mulberries…oh how I love thee!

Not only do the various berries taste great, they pack a hefty nutritional punch. Unlike higher sugar content fruit, you really can’t over do it with low glycemic berries, which are universally accepted by pretty much every type of diet out there.

Blackberries and blueberries are great for your health in the following ways:

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