Smoothies galore, oh my!

Four easy to follow smoothie recipes for the everyday, on-the-run students make perfect healthy snacks

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SARAH DANIELS

Smoothies are the perfect, quick college student snack

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen reporter

Apple Bottom Greens Smoothie

I hate vegetables. In fact, I’m only barely a fan of fruit, so I knew I had to figure something out. This smoothie was sweet, felt healthy but tasted like dessert, and looked pretty, too!

Ingredients: use frozen fruit or add ice for a thicker smoothie

o   ½ cup baby spinach

o   ½ banana

o   ½ apple (I used a Sugar Bee)

o   4 large strawberries

o   ¼ cup milk (add more if needed for texture)

o   Optional: 1 T Honey

 

Baby Spice Smoothie

To make a group of recipes about smoothies pushed me to consider “different” flavors so I wasn’t just sharing another mixed berry smoothie (which, adding white chocolate syrup to your mixed berry smoothie will take it to another level). So, taking inspiration from chocolate mole, I came up with probably my new favorite smoothie.

Ingredients: use frozen fruit or add ice for a thicker smoothie

o   ½ banana

o   ¼ cup cherries

o   4 large strawberries

o   3 orange slices (or 3 T orange juice)

o   2 T cocoa powder

o   1/8 T cayenne pepper

o   ¼ cup milk (add more if needed for texture)

o   Optional: 1/8 T cinnamon powder

 

Not-a-Sonic-Knock-Off-at-All Smoothie (aka, Cherry Limeade)

This was risky, and when I mistakenly tried to taste this before blending, I discovered lime juice and milk is gross (which should have been obvious). But blended, this smoothie reminded me of summer and made me pine for summertime.

Ingredients: use frozen fruit or add ice for a thicker smoothie

o   ½ cup cherries (I used both black and sweet cherries)

o   4 large strawberries

o   2 T lime juice

o   ¼ cup milk

o   Optional: fresh mint

o   Optional: coconut shavings

 

Pea-Nuts for This Smoothie

After the success of the spicy chocolate smoothie, I wanted to make something similar with peanut butter to round out the flavors I had used for these recipes. This made a luxuriously smooth smoothie.

Ingredients: use frozen fruit or add ice for a thicker smoothie

o   ¼ cup peanut butter

o   2 T cocoa powder

o   ½ banana

o   ½ apple

o   4 large strawberries

o   ¼ cup milk (add more if needed for texture)