A few of you have asked me for smoothie recipes and I've been stumped. I don't follow recipes for my smoothies. I use a few fruits, some spinach (or other greens), some coconut milk or water, some protein powder, and ice. It can't be simpler. (Looks like a strawberry milkshake, doesn't it?)
1 Handful of Baby Spinach
1 Kiwi (not peeled--peel yours if you're using a regular blender)
1 Ripe Banana
A couple scoops of protein powder (I use Vanilla Muscle Milk from Costco)*
1/2 cup of coconut milk**
I threw them all together in the Blendtec (thanks again, Superman, for letting me buy it!) and, ta da, a primal smoothie sweet enough for the kids, but full of natural goodness for me.
A few thoughts...I use fresh fruit when I have it, frozen fruit when I don't. I mix fruits to get the flavor I like and to keep things from getting boring. Sometimes I put in so much spinach that my smoothie turns greenish and looks more like pond scum than food. Tastes great, though, so don't be afraid to try it yourself.
*I'm trying to make certain I get protein in ever meal, so for me, the protein powder is a must...if you're just trying to come up with healthier snacks, feels free to leave it out.