Smoothies are healthy, right?

As someone who likes to pretend they're healthier than they actually are (sorry, I can't commit to meal prepping-- I love bacon too much) I LOVE smoothies. There are so many ways to change them up with random fruits you have laying around your kitchen (or frozen fruits in your freezer). Since I work full-time, I try to get to the gym early (and I mean EARLY) but that definitely doesn't always happen. I mean, is there a better feeling than hitting then telling Alexa to turn your alarm off...more than once? So I don't feel like total garbage person for not making it to the gym, I try to have a healthy smoothie for breakfast. . There's something to be said about drinking something good for you out of a gold straw. Obviously it helps if you have a gold straw so don't worry, I've linked them here.  I have a few go to smoothies, but they all start with the coconut almond milk blend by Silk


Here's what you need: 

Banana Mocha Smoothie

  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend
  • 1/2 cup cold brew (I used Trader Joe's cold brew concentrate
  • 2 tbsp of almond butter (crunchy is my favorite) 
  • 1 frozen banana 
  • 1/4 cup of blueberries (I use frozen so I don't have to add ice)
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder (I love Vega Plant Protein -- so good) 

Berry Smoothie

  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • handful of baby spinach 
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (again, I LOVE the Vega Plant Protein) 

One of my favorite ways to enjoy the berry smoothie, especially on the weekends, is in a smoothie bowl! To make it a bit thicker (and who doesn't like them a little thiccer) I use a 1/4 cup less Unsweeted Almond Coconut Blend and an extra tablespoon of almond butter. I top it with sliced strawberries, toasted coconut, almonds, and an extra sprinkling of chia seeds! 

These are just a few of the smoothies I make! Sometimes I add pineapple, sometimes it's mango! Just depends on the fruits I have around (yes, even frozen). The possibilities are endless and while they all very in flavor, they're all best if enjoyed in a stemmed glass through a gold straw! If it's after 5pm, then it's a whole different kind of smoothie I'm drinking. What are your favorite smoothie combinations?