Rumour has it that Sade Adu’s mega hit “smooth operator” was meant to be titled “smoothie operator” Okay, just kidding. But a song by that title might not do so bad in the charts considering how popular smoothies are today. Smoothies are easy to make and a wonderful way to kickstart or end your day. They are filling, packed with nuitrents and make for a really great pre + post work out meal.

Here are a few tips you need to be a smoothie operator.

  1. Invest in a blender with at least an 800-watt motor.
  2. Bananas are the real mvp. Peel, slice, and freeze them. This go-to smoothie recipe ingredient thickens your smoothies without taking over other flavors.
  3. Add smoothie recipe ingredients like milk, yogurt, water, or juice first to get the blender moving. Then, add lighter, drier ingredients, like leafy greens, followed by heavy ingredients like ice and fruit pieces.

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And here are three super easy smoothie recipes we love:

 1. Mango/Banana smoothie (Because it’s Mango season)

Ingredients:

  1. 1cup chopped ripe mango
  2. 1 cup chopped bananas
  3. 1/2cup ice
  4. 1/4cup plain low-fat yogurt
  5. 1tablespoon honey

Directions:

  1. Place the mango, milk, ice, yogurt, and honey in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and frothy.

        2. Go Bananas

  1. 1 bowl of Frozen Banana
  2. 1/2 Avocado
  3. 2 Tbsp Oats
  4. 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  5. 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  6. 1 Scoop Boost (Protein Powder, Vitamin Mix)
  7. 1 Cup milk or Almond or coconut Milk

Directions:

  1. Place the ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and frothy.

 

3. Nuts For Nuts

  1. 1 Scoop Peanut or Almond Butter
  2. 1 Frozen Banana
  3. 1/2 Avocado
  4. 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
  5. 2 Tbsp Oats
  6. 1 Cup Milk or Almond Milk
  7. Drizzle with Honey or Maple Syrup

Directions:

  1. Place the mango, milk, ice, yogurt, and honey in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and frothy.