Best Smoothie Ever

22 Nov

I just made the best smoothie ever! Unfortunately, it was so good, I drank it all before I could take a picture. I’ll post the recipe below and you can let me know if it is the best smoothie you have ever had. Ok, maybe I should rephrase that, the best healthy, homemade smoothie you have ever had.

1 c baby spinach
1 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder (I added one regular spoon and a little more, so this is a guess)
1/3 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3 c frozen blueberries (I just emptied the rest of the bag, it might have been a 1/2 cup?)
1 dole fruit cup of mandarin oranges
1 c ice
1/2-3/4 c of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I really don’t measure anything, just pour until it looks right)

Put everything in a large bullet cup and blend for a minute. Alternate shaking the cup and blending until the it is all blended together. It looked like a chocolate smoothie and tasted amazing! I think the mandarin oranges were the key. Normally I do not like them, but I didn’t have any other fruit to add, so I just dumped them in, hoping they wouldn’t taste too bad. The result was awesome, I just hope I can recreate this in the future.

What do you think of this recipe? What is your favorite smoothie recipe?


Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Cooking


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4 responses to “Best Smoothie Ever

  1. Danica @ It's Progression

    November 23, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    What kind of protein powder do you use? I’d really like to get one that is vegan and I’ve heard SunWarrior is good…

    • Emily @ runningmyliferace

      November 24, 2011 at 7:59 AM

      I used the Pure Protein 100% whey and I just bought the Costco brand 100% whey because it is the best deal. Any reason you want a vegan powder?

      • Danica @ It's Progression

        November 24, 2011 at 9:59 AM

        Mostly because I have to avoid dairy at much as possible because it upsets my stomach/causes headaches, and most protein powders like whey have casein in them.


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