Today we are talking all things smoothies! This summer I have had a lot of smoothies. Sometimes I make them at home or sometimes I’ll grab one at Smoothie King or I Love Juice Bar in Nashville if I’m out and want one! They can be a quick and delicious snack or even a meal if we put all the things needed into it. An important thing to keep in mind when making a smoothie for a meal in particular is to ensure they have protein, carbohydrates and fat and in adequate amounts.

I get asked a lot about smoothies from clients. A lot of times I find that people will have a smoothie for breakfast, but not have much protein or fat in it so it isn’t very filling or satisfying. Also, keep in mind what your personal preference is. I, personally, don’t love having a smoothie for breakfast. I would rather have a smoothie for a snack or part of breakfast. This is for a couple reasons…1) Smoothies don’t keep me full for that long because they are liquid and going to be digested more quickly and 2) I like having a carbohydrate/starch at breakfast like toast or oatmeal etc. Find what works best for you and maybe you’ll find you like one of the smoothies below!

So here are some smoothie ideas you can try out over the rest of this summer! All of these smoothies include carbohydrates, protein and fat and could be had as a meal or part of a meal if you so choose.

Green Mango

½ cup coconut water (or any liquid preferred)

½ cup mango juice

1 scoop protein powder (1-2 scoops depending on serving for that protein powder)

½-1 cup frozen mango chunks

1 banana, sliced

½ medium-large avocado

2 large handfuls or about 2 cups spinach and/or kale

Ice cubes as needed for consistency


Strawberry Banana

1 banana, sliced

1 cup frozen strawberries

½-3/4 cup greek yogurt (plain, strawberry or vanilla)

1 Tbsp. hemp seeds

Desired liquid – milk, almond milk, water

Ice cubes if needed for consistency


Spinach Banana Blueberry Peanut Butter

1 banana, sliced

1 cup frozen blueberries

2 cups spinach

2 Tbsp. peanut butter

1 cup milk

Honey, to taste (~1-2 tsp.)

Ice cubes as needed for consistency (can also use frozen banana)


Chocolate Peanut Butter

½ cup almond milk or liquid desired

2 Tbsp. peanut butter

1 Tbsp. honey

½ Tbsp. cocoa powder or raw cacao

1 banana

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

1 cup ice cubes or desired amount for consistency


Apple Cinnamon

1 cup coconut water

Small handful raw almonds

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup chopped apple

¼ cup dry oats

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed OR hemp seeds

1 Tbsp. honey

Let me know if you try any of these and what you think! Happy smoothie making!

As always if you have any questions you can contact me here!