My 11 Best Smoothie Recipes

When I’m sick, I rarely loose my appetite.  My taste buds might be a bit off but I’m still pretty much as hungry as I normally would be.

The one thing that does change however is my taste for vegetables. It’s not that they gross me out when I’m sick — they just don’t appeal to my taste buds at all.

I almost always make myself a smoothie when I’m sick because it’s the only way I can get myself to happily eat my veggies.

Yesterday for lunch, I ate this tall glass of pumpkin smoothie (with spinach) when Brad joined me for lunch.

I feel bad that he came home to eat lunch with me.  I definitely wasn’t much to look at.  Although I had managed to get out of my pajamas and into yoga pants and a t-shirt, I hadn’t bothered to brush my hair and I was pretty sure Brad took the toothpaste to work with him.  I couldn’t find it anywhere!

You’ll be happy to know that by dinner time my taste for veggies came back and I finally located the missing toothpaste and was able to brush my teeth.

Meanwhile, my smoothie lunch got me thinking.  I often rely on smoothies to fill in the gaps in my nutrition. Why force myself to eat a salad that I don’t want when I cold creamy smoothie almost always sounds appealing?

Over the past few years, I’ve accumulated quite a collection of smoothie recipes.  Most of my recipes have the same base and I just add different fruit for different flavors.

Going back through my archives, I dug up my favorite smoothie recipes.  They’re all easily made in five minutes or less and they’re all very so delicious and filling.  I add whey protein to my smoothie but feel free to substitute with the protein powder of you choice.  I think some kind of protein powder is necessary if you’re going to eat these as a meal.  Plus it just makes them taste better.

So here they are…

My 11 Best Smoothie Recipes

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Cherry Lime Smoothie

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Coffee and Coconut Smoothie

Lemon Basil Smoothie

Mini Mocha Smoothie
This smoothie is snack size. 

Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Blackberry Vanilla Smoothie

Although I love all these smoothies, the two I eat most are the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie and the Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie.  I like to switch it up now and then, but these are my two very favorites.

Do you use smoothies to fill in the gaps in your nutrition? 


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