ME Monday – Smoothie Addiction

If you follow me on Twitter (@jenbigham) you know I’m addicted to smoothies. I make one almost every day. Berry/fruit smoothies, green smoothies, protein smoothies – I love them all and switch it up often. I love drinking smoothies post-run.

green smoothie

My little helper add spinach and mixing up a green smoothie.

This is not a food/recipe blog, but I’ve had a lot of questions about my almond milk smoothies, so I thought I’d share here. For the past 6 months, my family has been hooked on this smoothie which involves just 4 simple ingredients (plus optional ice, so I suppose you could say 5 ingredients).

almond milk smoothie ingredients

I just throw the ingredients together to my liking, and I think that’s the best way to do it. You really can’t mess up the ratios here. But, for those who need amounts, you can read below to see approximately what I use.

toddler making smoothies

Currie is going to town on the cinnamon. She loves to help.

Almond Milk Smoothies! (makes 2 adult glasses, plus a toddler serving)

  • 2 cups almond milk (I initially used the vanilla flavor but have switched to unsweetened.)
  • 2 frozen bananas (keeps it nice and cold, more like a milkshake)
  • 3 huge spoonfuls of almond butter/peanut butter
  • Cinnamon – I let Currie do this part, and she often pours way too much in, but it has never ruined the flavor. So sprinkle away!
  • 2-4 ice cubes, optional

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend well, at least 30 seconds. Then pour into cups and enjoy! We like to drink these from tall wine glasses with colorful straws. And if I make too much, I pour the extra into popsicle molds and Currie and I enjoy it as popsicles later! YUM! Enjoy!

Almond milk smoothies

Finished product from today!

What’s your favorite smoothie? Tell me about your weekend of running. Any racing? 

 

2 thoughts on “ME Monday – Smoothie Addiction

  1. Mmmmm! Looks like a delicious combo! We do peanut butter, banana, cinnamon, almond milk and vegan chocolate protein powder for my son and banana, almond milk, vegan vanilla protein powder, cinnamon and lots of spinach for me! Love them both.

    • Yum, the pb, banana, choc protein powder sounds awesome! I’ve never made a smoothie with protein powder, but have thought about it. I will have to get some!

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