So after ~6 years of not having a functioning blender, I recently bought The Ninja!! I was (and still am) pretty excited, since anyone I spoke to who owns one had nothing but rave reviews to give. Although you can definitely do all kinds of stuff with it, I bought it primarily for it’s smoothie-making capabilities. I’m trying to experiment a bit, and wanted to share with you a couple of the smoothies I’ve been enjoying.
Healthy Chocolate-Banana-Peanut Butter Smoothie
Adapted from the recipe on Sterling Style. Makes ~2 smoothies.
1/2 – 1 whole banana, frozen
2 tbs cocoa powder
2 tbs peanut butter
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk/almond milk, plus a splash more
a few ice cubes, depending on how thick you want it to be
honey, to taste (optional)
Toss everything into your blender (minus the honey) and blend away! Give it a taste. If it isn’t sweet enough, add a drizzle of honey, then blend again. Enjoy!
1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced and frozen
1 nectarine, cut into wedges and frozen
1 banana (mine was frozen)
1 1/2 cups milk/almond milk, maybe a bit more
1/2 cup quick oats
Toss it all, minus honey, in the blender. Blend it up. Add more milk if it’s too thick. Taste it for sweetness. Enjoy!