My mornings are smooth sailing when I just go with what I know and blend up a big smoothie for me and my crew. I mean, it doesn’t get any easier! Plus, when I set aside my recipe creation experiments, I have a foolproof formula that always yields delicious and nutritious smoothies! The recipe below makes 2 liters, so you can have enough smoothie for sharing or pour half into a mason jar and store it for a quick sip in the afternoon (or even tomorrow morning!)
My Go-To Smoothie Formula
4 bananas, peeled
6 Tablespoons of hemp seeds (or a peeled, pitted avocado or chia seed gel)
1-2 stalks of celery
about 1 cup of citrus fruit (1 big orange usually does the trick)
4 cups packed greens (baby spinach or baby kale are nice, but romaine is mild and lovely too)
3 cups water
Put all the ingredients into your high powered blender and blend until smooth!
Store in the fridge up to 48 hours or enjoy straight away!
- To make a smoothie bowl, omit the liquid to start. Only add enough to get a smooth blend. You will have a thick, bowl worthy, spoonable delight! Just add toppings and dig in.
- Glass mason jars make great storage containers for smoothies. You don’t need to worry about BPA or other yuck leaching out of glass like you would with plastic. Plus, glass doesn’t retain odors, so your smoothie will taste as lovely tomorrow as it does today when stores in glass.
- If you are going to store your smoothie, be sure your container has an airtight lid. Your smoothie won’t taste fresh if it’s stored without a lid, even if it’s in the fridge! Just like when a cut apple or banana goes brown if left out in the air, so too will your smoothie change color and be terribly affected if it’s not properly covered. Take my word for it —