I know, I know. Another cliche smoothie blog. What can I say? I LOVE smoothies. My son loves smoothies and my partner basically lives off of them. While something in me longs for the mornings when I was young and would wake up smelling eggs, bacon and waffles cooking downstairs, I know those days are long gone. While it smelled good, it didn’t exactly make me feel good. You know what does? Smoothies. They’re quick and easy to make and you can pack them with energy and nutrient dense foods. Plus, they’re delicious, which goes without saying (except, I just did).
And hey, don’t be afraid of smoothies. I know they usually have…DUN DUN DUUUUN….sugar in them, but the cool thing is that it’s sugar from whole, ripe, fresh fruit. This blog isn’t about fruit phobia, though. That’s for another time.
Ok, you get it. Here are 3 of my favorite 3-ingredient smoothie recipes. You know, because…minimalism.
*You can obviously adjust the portion amounts to how much you want. These recipes are smaller portions, but some people like to make half gallon smoothies, just sayin’. *
1). Basic-Bitch-Goes-Granola Smoothie
- 20 to 25 oz. of water (water doesn’t count as an ingredient, btw)
- 1/4 cup of hemp seeds
- 1 cup of frozen organic strawberries (or more. it’s up to you)
- 3-4 dates that have been soaked in warm water for at least 20 minutes
With this smoothie it’s important that you blend the hemp seeds with the water by itself first to make a frothy hemp milk. Once you have made the milk you can add the other two ingredients for a creamy berry dream.
2) I Mint to Do That Smoothie
- 3-5 cups of sweet, organic green grapes
- 2 stalks of celery
- small handful of fresh mint leaves
This one is pretty easy. Throw all the ingredients in the blender together. You may need a liiittle water to get them going and make sure you rub the mint leaves together in your hand before putting them in. It releases the flavor and aroma.
3) A Smoothie for Lovers <3 (Which is everyone)
Ok, so this one has the possibility of being a 4 or even 5 ingredient recipe, but if you only do the main three it’s still really good.
- 1.5-2 Bananas
- 1 cup of frozen sweet dark cherries
- 1/2-1 tbs of raw cacao powder
- 2 cups of water
In this recipe you can put coconut water and even add some coconut meat. I HIGHLY recommend that 😉