Smoothies for Days

There is nothing more refreshing after a run, workout, or long day than a delicious smoothie. They are easy to make and offer a healthy alternative to some sports drinks or post work out snacks. 

During college breaks I’m always throwing together different smoothie creations at home, but have generally left the smoothie making to the professionals during the semester (and by professionals I’m really referring to Smoothie King because I’m in love with that smoothie making heaven).

This past summer in attempts to help my wallet, I decided to take my chances at buying a blender for my kitchen-less dorm and see how it went.

BEST. IDEA. EVER.

I bought the Oster MyBlend 20 – 0z. Personal Blender for $25.00.

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It’s small, easy to use, and easy to clean. In addition, it’s quiet. I’m an early bird and am usually making a breakfast smoothie earlier than my floor mates alarms are set. I don’t believe I could get away with a traditional blender grinding ice in my room at 7am without some angry college students knocking on my door. 

The best part of all is how convenient the Oster MyBlender is. You throw all of your ingredients into the sports bottle and twist on the blade attachment. After blending your smoothie, just twist off the blade attachment and twist on the sport bottle lid. 

That’s it! You are walking out the door, smoothie in hand. It’s perfect for my on-the-go lifestyle, and small enough that it doesn’t waste space in my dorm. When I get back from class I just wash out the sports bottle and blade attachment, and I’m ready for the next day’s smoothie. 

I’d recommend this blender to anyone who’s making single serving smoothies, and isn’t interested in having a loud bulky blender taking up a lot of room on their countertop… or dresser in my case. If you aren’t in the market for a blender I hope you at least enjoy some of the smoothie recipes I’ve listed below.

SMOOTHIE RECIPES 

1. Spinach Strawberry Banana Smoothie 

(I promise you can’t taste the spinach. It just turns your smoothie green and adds a TON of vitamins and nutrients!) 

1/4 cup of spinach 

1/3 cup of greek yogurt (or a splash of almond milk)

5 strawberries

1 banana 

Ice Ice Ice ( I love lots of ice in my smoothies)

2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

1 scoop of chocolate protein powder 

1 banana 

1 big ole’ scoop of all natural peanut butter or almond butter

1/3 cup of greek yogurt (or a splash of almond milk)

Ice Ice Ice 

3.  Very Berry Smoothie

1/3 cup of frozen blueberries

4 strawberries 

1/3 cup of greek yogurt (or a splash of almond milk)

Ice Ice Ice 

 I’ve attached an article on the health benefits of smoothies for anyone who’s interested: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/health-benefits-fruit-smoothies-6124.html That’s all for now, have a great day 🙂 !

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