Blending homeade shakes??

I was thinking about starting to make my own 'healthy' (but still tastey) shakes for eating on the go...
Has anyone found this to be benificial?
Also... if it does work for you... I could use some recipes! :)


  • Google "Green Monster" they taste great and are really good for you!
  • Ingredients:
    1/2 Vitacoco Coconut Water w/ pineapple
    1/2 banana
    1 scoop Market Pantry Protein powder
    1 handful of chopped kale
    3/4 cup pineapple chunks

    Place coconut water and kale in blender and blend until high until kale is broken down. Then add the rest of the ingredients.

    First Impressions:
    Doesn't take bad at all, gf thinks that we should use frozen pineapple instead of fresh pineapple or add ice cubes so that it stays cold longer. She wanted to sip it vs. my chugging it.

    Nutritional Facts:
    Calories: 335
    Carbs: 53g
    Fat: 2g
    Protein: 29g
  • ^^ I added a raw egg this morning to it.
  • Google "Green Monster" they taste great and are really good for you!

    I second this ! has a really good one. I make mine with mango, blueberries, spinach and orange juice. This morning I didn't use any mango, halved the oj and added protein powder. Also about 1/3 cup of mango, a cup of trop 50 orange juice and vanilla protein tastes like a creamsicle :smile: chocolate, banana and pb are really good too.
  • Just made a good one this morning (gluten free/dairy free): 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 Tablespoons Bob's red mill hemp protein powder, 1 medium banana, 5 strawberries, 2 cups of fresh spinach. Will give you tons of energy, good pre-workout. Can add ice.
  • So I take it, everyone does find the shakes benificial and convienent? lol

    Thanks for the recipes! Can't wait to get my blender!
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  • ancatdubh13
    ancatdubh13 Posts: 2 Member
    Hello - the one problem with shakes is that they tend to separate if you don't drink them right away - so keep that in mind depending on how you want to use them. I make one almost daily that is delicious, consisting of:

    1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (so delicious brand)
    1/2 cup frozen blueberries
    1/2 banana
    2 scoops protein powder (I use chocolate, vanilla is good too)

    The whole thing is about 250 calories, 20g protein, and 4.5 grams of fat. A bit high in the sugar content from the fruit but you get the fiber and antioxidants which is worth it. Great for pre or post workout meal. I use the nutriblast blender which is awesome from smoothies, also somewhat portable if you're really serious.
  • happyfrogg
    happyfrogg Posts: 86 Member
    I love making shakes and smoothies! Here are three of my favorites:

    Chocolate Banana shake:
    0.75 cups chocolate milk
    1 medium banana
    1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder, if desired
    a few ice cubes
    Blend away!

    Spinach PB Banana smoothie (a variation on the Green Monster):

    0.75 cups milk of choice (I usually use whole milk, but almond milk is also fantastic and far fewer calories)
    1 scoop vanilla protein powder
    1 tablespoon PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
    1 tablespoon chia seed or flax seed
    a handful or two of spinach
    1 banana

    I find it helps to put everything in the blender in that order-- the banana will help weigh down the spinach. After blending, you can add a couple ice cubes and blend again for a colder, smoothie-er consistency.

    Strawberry mango smoothie:
    0.5 to 1 cup milk, depending on your preferred consistency
    1/2 cup frozen strawberries
    1/2 cup frozen mango
    1 banana
  • PriceK01
    PriceK01 Posts: 841 Member
    Giant thread of recipes:

    I've been making shakes in the morning. It seems to be the easiest way for me to get the protein in that early :)
  • kellyscomeback
    kellyscomeback Posts: 1,369 Member and Shakes

    I like them for getting my fruits & veg, plus I usually add whey/protein to them.
  • redder2
    redder2 Posts: 30
    1 banana
    1 TBLS Organic peanut butter
    1 tsp flaxseed ground
    1 cup almond unsweeten vanilla milk

    175 calories
  • Jenn728
    Jenn728 Posts: 691 Member
    Here is the recipe I like:

    2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
    1 cup almond milk
    3-4 frozen strawberries
    1 banana

    Blend until smooth, add ice is you wish.

    Even my kids enjoy this shake.
  • rayneface
    rayneface Posts: 219 Member
    There are a couple that I really love, I have a shake almost every morning for breakfast.

    Mocha Protein Shake
    1 banana
    2 tsp instant coffee
    1 scoop chocolate whey isolate
    1/2 tbsp natural peanut butter
    ice cubes
    1 cup unsweetened almond milk
    1 cup water

    Spinach Protein Shake
    1/2 banana
    2 cups spinach
    1 scoop vanilla whey isolate
    1 tbsp natural peanut butter
    1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
    ice cubes
  • Blueberries - Frozen, unsweetened, 0.5 cup, unthawed
    Body Fortress - Super Advanced Whey Protein - Chocolate, 38 g (1 scoop~38g)
    Bananas - Raw, 1 small (6" to 6-7/8" long)
    Drink - Chocolate Soy Milk (Light Silk), 1 cup

    Calories: 360
    Carbs: 51
    Fat: 4
    Protein: 30
  • solskinnzombie
    solskinnzombie Posts: 127 Member
    either 2 cups spinach or 1 cup kale
    3/4 cup frozen blueberries
    1 cup almond milk
    1/2 cucumber
    half cup greek yogurt of choice.

    delicious, and under 300 calories
  • VorJoshigan
    VorJoshigan Posts: 1,106 Member
    Homemade shakes been berry berry good to me.

    8oz TJ's Coconut milk
    2oz heavy whipping cream
    2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    scoop vanilla protein powder.

    Maybe not as nutrient filled as those others, but d e l i c i o u s...
  • Alot of people mentioned spinach... what exactly are the benefits of spinache?
  • Alot of people mentioned spinach... what exactly are the benefits of spinache?

    I noticed that too! I do know that spinach will boost your iron! I am anemic so it was actually a plus for me that a lot of people included it!
  • LisaAvasNana
    LisaAvasNana Posts: 82 Member
    Could you use Kale instead of spinach?