healthy smoothie season

Start your day off on the right foot with a smoothie and look no further than the ingredients in your fridge! We've rounded up our favourite smoothie recipes from other sites and Whitney shares her own creation, the Proteinacinno.

Beet, Carrot, Apple and Ginger Juice photo (okay, not quite a smoothie) from

smoothie shortlist

Here are some great, easy, healthy, and fast smoothie recipes:

whitney's proteinacinno

I'm a vegetarian, so finding protein is sometimes a challenge. I came up with the Proteinnacinno to get my day started off right. This recipe is delicious, makes me happy, and is without question better for me than just a cup of coffee for breakfast.

proteinacinno recipe

  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Designer Whey Protein Powder (or any chocolate protein, I hear Vega is good for Vegans)
  • 1 1/2 Shot of Espresso (brewed on the stove is the best), or a packet of Starbucks Via
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter (I prefer raw)
  • 4 ounces or so of water
  • 1 tsp. of unsweetened organic cocoa powder
  • 6 or so ice cubes depending on if you want a frappuccino or an iced latte version
  • *Optional 1 tbsp of coconut milk creamer

A little bit of coffee, a little bit of protein and a lot of deliciousness in one cup. Sip and enjoy!

According to myfitnesspal, the iPhone app I use to measure my daily calorie intake, this recipe is about 215-235 calories, 23 grams of protein and only 3 grams of sugar.

What's your favourite smoothie recipe?

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Loved this smoothie roundup Whit! I’m going to test out the proteinaccino asap – sounds like the perfect pick me up beverage.

Comment by Carolyn — December 20, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

This is an awesome list – I can’t wait to test a few out this week!
Thanks for sharing!

Comment by Ange @ Health & Swellbeing — December 20, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

LOVE IT! thanks for sharing :)

Comment by caroline — December 21, 2010 @ 12:56 am

I usually do the following recipe:

1 Whole Banana
1 Cup Frozen Blueberries (no need for ice)
2 Tbs of raw peanut butter
1 Tbs of Hemp Powder
1 Tbs of cacao nibs
1/2 to 1 Cup of Almond Milk

Blend until smooth. You can add more ice to make a thicker smoothie.

Its a power packed, raw and vegan smoothie! Great for after a Hot Yoga class to cool and recover the body

Comment by Chris — December 21, 2010 @ 7:15 am

Love this smoothie! I love adding almond butter to smoothies too!

Comment by Katie — December 21, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

I LOVE smoothies! Here’s a video I posted a few weeks back of some smoothie love:

Comment by Natalie — December 21, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

Love these smoothie idea’s! Thank u! Send more detox smoothie ideas

Comment by Beth — December 21, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

I do the breakfast smmothie:

1 banana
Large handful of frozen berries
1 small pot of natural yogurt
Handful of porridge oats
Fresh pressed apple juice
A teaspoon of honey

Mix in a blender until smooth and serve.

Delicious and filling x

Comment by Erika — December 25, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

I just made the beet, carrot, apple & ginger juice…it’s DELICIOUS!!! Thank you so much for posting!

Comment by Kelly Holiday — December 26, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

I love green smoothies. They’re delicious. You get your 5+ servings of fruits and veggies that include protein, good carbs and good fats plus an amazing array of vitamins, mineral, phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants with out any supplements or processed foods. Here’s my fave:

1 apple
1 orange with 1/2 peel
6 oz. organic raw spinach
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp raw cacoa nibs
2 cups water

Comment by Jocelyn — December 26, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

Frozen banana (I slice them &freeze them when they’re on sale)
Peanut butter
Rice milk (or other milk of your choice)
Chocolate sauce or cocoa
A couple ice cubes
Protein powder if you wish

Comment by M — December 26, 2010 @ 10:47 pm

Yum that proteinacinno recipe looks yummy! cant wait to try it! :)

Comment by Amy — December 29, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

Hey Whitney,

Thanks for the great ideas! I read that you are a vegetarian, which is awesome. I’m a vegan, and I thought I might let you know that you could only eat potatoes for the rest of your life and not have to worry about a protien deficiency, so don’t loose too much sleep over worrying about your protein intake!

Comment by Jen — December 31, 2010 @ 12:55 pm

I like collecting various kinds of recipes. Your recipes seems delicious…..have a chance to test it. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Recipes — January 21, 2011 @ 9:03 am

I believe in the smoothie!! Every morning I have a cucumber, celery, sunflower sprout smoothie turbo charged with Mila seed. This is my personal take on Dr. Kimball Johnson’s Jobri juice. Dr. Johnson has a wonderful living foods program in her Medical practice. She is also a featured speaker at the One Path Summit coming in March to Atlanta, Ga. check out their website at

Comment by Sherry — January 23, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

Yum..yum..definitely delicious. I ‘d to try the proteinacinno , looks really yummy, thanks.

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