How To Make Smoothies That Don’t Suck

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Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Recipe

I’ve made over 25,000 smoothies in my lifetime.

I used to work in a popular smoothie shop for several years when I was in college.

Making smoothies is my thing, and I have it down to art and science.

You see, there are tricks to making the perfect smoothie that nobody is talking about.

10 Tricks to Making Smoothies that Don’t Suck:

  1. Start with a great base! Add this ingredient first. I love using almond milk, coconut milk, cold coffee, or just plain water!
  2. Add powder second. Blend liquids and powders first before adding anything else.
  3. Blend the ice or frozen fruit separately or last!
  4. Freeze your spinach and other greens. Add less water when using these because they are already high in water.
  5. Add avocado, coconut oil, nut butter, yogurt, or gelatinous seeds (like chia and flax) to make the smoothie creamier! You can also make this a smoothie bowl too!
  6. Adding fiber and fat will keep you full.
  7. Use a great blender. I use my Nutribullet almost daily!
  8. Bananas and dates make the best sweeteners (make sure you pit your dates).
  9. Purchase your berries from Costco. Seriously unless you grow berries yourself, you won’t find cheaper (and organic) berries than this.
  10. The right cup and straw are crucial. I use mason jars and reusable metal straws. No waste!


Protein powder can make or break a smoothie. I use Primal Kitchen Collagen because the price, quality, and texture are on point! I like the vanilla because it can be an excellent base for other flavors like chocolate.

Smoothies are all about texture!

Don’t settle for less with these tips.

Below are two of my favorite smoothie recipes.

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Recipe

  1. 8 – 12oz almond milk (unsweetened)
  2. Two scoops of protein (protein powder)
  3. 1/2 frozen banana
  4. 1 T Peanut Butter
  5. 1 – 1.5 cup of ice
  6. One handful of spinach

Blend everything in a blender, and enjoy!

Acai Berry Smoothie

  1. 8 – 12oz almond milk (unsweetened)
  2. Two scoops of protein (vanilla powder)
  3. 1/3 frozen banana
  4. One package of Acai berry
  5. 1 T flax seeds
  6. 1 T Almond Butter
  7. One handful of spinach
  8. 1 – 1.5 cup of ice

Blend everything in a blender and enjoy!

Want another recipe? This one here is for all you coffee lovers!

Thanks and see you here tomorrow,


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