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  • Writer's pictureDietitianWhitney

Basic Smoothie Recipe

I love smoothies for their versatility and for how they pack a lot of nutrition into an easy, make ahead breakfast on the go. This is my basic smoothie recipe.


- 1 cup liquid of choice: milk, plant-based milk, Calcium fortified orange juice, 100% apple juice, etc

- 1/2-3/4 cup Greek yogurt (I typically use plain, but can use whatever flavor you like)

- 1 cup fruit (I tend to use a variety of fruits and

- 1 handful vegetables (spinach, carrots, kale, cauliflower are my favorites)

- 1 TBSP nutrition booster: chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, etc.


  1. Place liquid in blender. Add handful of vegetables, nutrition booster, fruit and Greek yogurt. Blend until smooth.

Some of my favorite smoothie combinations:

Orange juice, 1 banana, Greek yogurt, spinach, flax, chia or hemp seeds.

Chocolate milk, 1 banana, Greek yogurt, spinach and 1 tbsp peanut butter

Milk, spinach, 1/2 cup mango, 1/2 cup blueberries, Greek yogurt, spinach, flaxseed

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