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The Creamiest Vegan Smoothies You Will Ever Make

I love making smoothies. Smoothies are a great way to give your body a refreshing and healthy treat and also makes an amazing meal replacement when you are trying to shed a few extra pounds. While there are tons of smoothie recipes out there, I like to start with frozen bananas as a base for my smoothies and that tends to make them super creamy and smooth almost like a thick milkshake consistency. Here are a few of my favorite smoothie recipes.

1. Banana strawberry 

This is probably one of the simplest recipes but I absolutely love it. It makes a super creamy smoothie that is comparative to a strawberry shake. If you’re more in the mood for a vanilla smoothie you can ditch the strawberries and a few more banana pieces.Here’s what you will need:

  1. A handful of frozen banana chunks
  2. A few freshly rinsed and cleaned strawberries
  3. ½ cup of milk alternative. I use almond milk
  4. Tablespoon of honey
  5. Teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)

Start by pouring your almond milk into your blender, I typically eyeball it and pour a little less in and add more if needed. Next, put your strawberries in the blender and begin blending. Finally add your bananas, honey and extract if you are using it and blend. If needed add a little more almond milk if the mixture is too thick. Blend to your liking until you have the consistency that you like,pour into your glass and enjoy!

2. Avocado Chocolate Smoothie

Many people do not realize that avocado makes for a great smoothie starter. Just like bananas, avocados are super creamy and don’t have much of a taste to them which makes them easy to blend into a sweet tasting smoothie. The ingredients are pretty straight forward.

  1. Half of an avocado
  2. 1 frozen banana
  3. ½ cup of milk alternative. I use almond milk
  4. 2 tablespoons of cacao powder
  5. Tablespoon of honey 

Start by pouring your almond milk into your blender, I typically eyeball it and pour a little less in and add more if needed. Next, put your avocado in the blender and begin blending. Finally add your bananas, honey, cacao powder and blend. If needed add a little more almond milk if the mixture is too thick. Blend to your liking until you have the consistency that you like,pour into your glass and enjoy!

3. Mean Green Smoothie

Whenever I’m on a juicing or green smoothie kick, my skin always seems to thank me with glowing, hydrated, smooth skin so needless to say I love adding a few greens to my juices and smoothies. This smoothie tastes refreshing and helps my skin look and feel rejuvenated and and my body feel its best. Here is what you will need:

  1. A handful of frozen banana chunks
  2. 1 cup of diced pineapples
  3. ½ cup of milk alternative. I use almond milk
  4. 1 cup of spinach
  5. ¼ of a cucumber 
  6. Tablespoon of honey

Start by pouring your almond milk into your blender, I typically eyeball it and pour a little less in and add more if needed. Next, put your diced pineapples in the blender and begin blending. Finally add your bananas, honey, cucumber, spinach and blend. If needed add a little more almond milk if the mixture is too thick. Blend to your liking until you have the consistency that you like,pour into your glass and enjoy!

What is your favorite smoothie recipe?

By Ashley Renee

Ashley Renee is a soul food enthusiast, sometimes plant based, spoken word poet, who doesn't trust boxed macaroni or cats. To keep up with her head over to her twitter and Instagram @ashleyreneepoet also check out her website. https://www.poetashleyrenee.com

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