Smoothie Sailing: Delicious Smoothie Recipies for a Girls’ Night In

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Smoothies can be such a great way to curb a craving and enjoy a healthy snack. Here are three recipes to strengthen your smoothie game!

To make these smoothies, you will need either a single-serving personal blender or a traditional blender.

All instructions on the construction of the smoothies can be found at the bottom of the article!

Tropical Treat

This smoothie is a sweet, refreshing treat, great for summer nights or beach days!

Strawberry smoothie served in a tall glass
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What You’ll Need

Makes 1 serving

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed fruit (try this one!)
  • 4 ounces peach yogurt
  • 3/4 cup lemonade
Peanut Butter Chocolate Mix

This is a great dessert-like treat that still provides tons of nutrients!

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
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What You’ll Need

Makes 1 serving

  • 1 banana (frozen, sliced)
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 3-4 teaspoons chocolate powder mix
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
Banana Strawberry Blend
Strawberry Banana Smoothie - Recipes | Pampered Chef Canada Site
Photo via pamperedchef.ca

This is a classic smoothie blend with a small nutritional twist. Add in a baby carrot or two in order to sneak in some vegetables without changing the taste!

What You’ll Need

Makes 1 serving

  • 1 banana (sliced)
  • 4 ounces vanilla or strawberry banana yogurt
  • 3/4 cup milk (or lemonade, if you’re feeling adventurous!)
  • 1-2 baby carrots (chopped)
What You’ll Do
  1. Pour all ingredients into a single-serve blending cup or a blending pitcher
  2. Blend
  3. Taste test
  4. Adjust
  5. Enjoy!
Helpful Tips

Freezing your fruit to use in smoothies is a great way to avoid having to add ice (which would water down the taste).

If the smoothie doesn’t taste quite right to you, feel free to play around with the proportions and to add your own flair!

If the blender is having a difficult time chopping up all of the ingredients, add more liquid and try again. Sometimes, if the ingredients are too dry, the blender will not be able to properly pulverize and blend them.

Tag us on Instagram @VALLEYmag with pics of your favorite smoothie blends!

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