Creamy Avocado Smoothie + PTV Smoothies and Juices Recipe Book Giveaway

Ryan and I made it safely to Ocala this morning.

Downtown Ocala

Hello palm trees!

We ended up spending the night at my parents’ place in Jacksonville to break up the eight-hour drive and were grateful for a comfy bed and yummy snacks upon our arrival.

My mom and dad have graciously volunteered to watch Sadie while we deal with moving which will be so, so nice. Ryan and I always joke that Sadie has to meet someone three times before she falls head over heels in love with them, so a bunch of new people in “her house” wandering in and out would seriously stress her out. She’ll be quite happy playing on the beach and soaking up some quality time with my parents. I’m pretty sure she body slammed them 10 times last night when she saw them after several months away!

Since I am currently blogging from the parking lot of a Burger King (heeey free wifi!) and need to get back to the house to help with the move, I’m just popping in this morning to share a giveaway I think my fellow smoothie and juice lovers will enjoy.

Tina, the blogger behind Carrots ‘n’ Cake, recently released her second book, PTV: The Part-Time Vegetarian Smoothies and Juices.

PTV Smoothies and Juices

Tina’s blog was actually the first blog I read and the way I first discovered the crazy world of blogging. Fast forward a few years and I started my own blog and have had the pleasure of hanging out with Tina many times. I now feel fortunate to consider her a good friend!

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I know how hard she worked on this book – creating and taste-testing 140+ smoothie and juice recipes in less than two months is no joke – and was thrilled when a copy showed up on my doorstep early last week. I’ve had the chance to try a handful of her smoothies (Ryan has made a few, too!) and every single one has tasted delicious.

Green Smoothie Recipes

As you guys know, I make smoothies all the time and before flipping through Tina’s book, I felt like I had made tons of different flavor combinations. Well, Tina put me to shame and introduced me to smoothies using ingredients I never would have thought to include in one of my favorite breakfast staples, such as frozen butternut squash, jalapeños and sweet potatoes. 

Watermelon Mint Juice

The smoothie you guys may have seen on the blog yesterday was actually made by following Tina’s recipe for her Creamy Avocado Smoothie, which she said I could share with you today!

Creamy Avocado Smoothie

Creamy Avocado Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 1/4 cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Combine ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

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Here is your chance to win a copy of Tina’s book!

Tina Haupert Book

Simply comment on this post telling me about some of your favorite ingredients to use in smoothies or juices you make at home. (I’m all about frozen bananas and fresh spinach!)

I’ll randomly select a winner tomorrow.

Good luck!

Comments

  1. says

    I love using strawberries, raspberries, peaches, etc. I have yet to try kale in one, but I’m sure I could find a good recipe with it in Tina’s book! 🙂

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  2. Emma DeSart says

    I recently started using apples and limes to make my smoothies a little tropical tasting. So yummy! Spinach is also a favorite!

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  3. Alexa says

    staples that usually find there way into my smooties are plain greek yogurt, flaxseed, and banana (always). im also a big fan of adding spinach, pb, and/or cocoa powder! yumm

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  4. Caitlin says

    Can’t go wrong with a banana-spinach combo in a smoothie. Love knowing I’m drinking my veggies even though the smoothie’s sweet!

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  5. Alex says

    I love using spinach and blueberries! I would love to win this book, I’ve been meaning to start making smoothies for my breakfast!

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  6. katie troller says

    My go-tos are frozen bananas and spinach. I just feel better about my day when it starts with something green. And the frozen banana makes everything creamy and delicious. I also love adding ginger whenever I can- gives a little zing to my morning.

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  7. Charlotte says

    I love the creaminess frozen bananas give a smoothie! I also love to sneak in some extra greens with Spinach, kale, or whatever else is in the fridge!

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  8. Allyssa says

    I love Tina’s blog too!! That’s how I found your blog actually!! My smoothie staples are spinach, unsweetened almond milk and frozen banana!! Such a good base that you can add other ingredients to so you don’t get bored!

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  9. Ashley says

    I love using almond coconut milk, frozen banana, spinach, dark chocolate cocoa powder, cinnamon and peanut butter — sometimes adding plain nonfat Greek yogurt. Tastes like a peanut butter cup!

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  10. Christina M says

    My go-to for smoothies is almost ALWAYS to add a banana… when I was a newbie (still am!) – it would be pretty much Banana & Strawberry smoothies for days! However, I like to experiment with adding peanut butter, mango’s, any berry and on my super sweet cravings – Nutella! (Thanks to my sister!) – Your post yesterday really intrigued me with the avocado… I’m going to have to make that this weekend for sure! My mom loves smoothies too, so she can be my guinea pig with me!

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  11. Kelly Rabun says

    I love kale, peanut butter, coconut water, frozen banana, green tea powder, cinnamon, and Greek plain yogurt. Yumm!!

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  12. says

    YUM! My favorite things to include in smoothies are frozen mango for a citrus punch and spinach! It makes me feel better sneaking a little green in there, but I’ve never tried avocado in a smoothie!

    Good luck with your move!

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  13. Katelyn says

    I love adding bananas and berries to my smoothies!! I dont usually like bananas by themselves but in a smoothie – it helps make it so creamy and adds extra nutrition! 🙂

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  14. Melissa says

    I’m a big fan of smoothies and love adding frozen bananas, berries, Greek yogurt, a bit of milk, cinnamon and sweeteners!

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  15. says

    My typical smoothie looks a lot like this – protein powder, sunflower butter, matcha green tea powder, cinnamon, bananas, frozen berries, and flax seed…blended together with ice and almond milk – YUMMY!

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  16. Janèle Boivin says

    When I make a smoothie, I got to put in a banana ! Then it’s all about what’s on hand. I recently added frech mint ! It was soo good – banana, frozen strawberries, mint, spinach and almond milk. Yay for smoothies !

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  17. Jennifer says

    Ohhh there are sooo many! Bananas, peanut butter, coconut milk, strawberries, cocoa powder, almonds, mangoes. I can go on and on. 🙂

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  18. Dana says

    I love adding almond butter and coconut milk. During the summer months, there is nothing more refreshing than frozen mango and berries- simply delish!

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  19. Alison P. says

    I love making sure I have a scoop of PB in any smoothie I make. However, I generally always use strawberries and bananas as well. I keep meaning to try and freeze bananas so I always have them on hand.

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  20. jan klein says

    My favorite juice is pineapple, jicama, ginger, cucumber, cilantro & jalapeno. Love that spicy kick at the back of your throat!

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  21. Ashley W says

    I’m just getting into smoothies so my go-to is pretty simple: unsweetened almond milk, banana, chocolate protein powder and ice. It’s delicious, but after reading thru the recipes on your blog, I need to try adding some spinach and avocado. It just intimidates me a little!

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  22. Brittany says

    There are always banana’s in our smoothies! I really like to freeze mine first, the colder the better, that way I don’t have to add any ice which ends up watering down the flavor. I’m also crazy obsessed with coconut almond milk right now! It goes great with any other fruits and veggies I mix in and of course it tastes amazing! Can’t wait to check out this recipe book 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway, Julie!!

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  23. Sj Dc says

    I actually freeze whatever fruit is in season…right now I can’t hav enough of frozen mangos with roasted pistachios, pineapples, ginger with fresh coconut water..yummmm

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  24. says

    I love chia seeds in my green smoothies. They make my smoothies extra thick (how I prefer them). Frozen banana and a good protein powder never hurts! Glad to hear y’all made it home safe! Best of luck with your move!

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  25. Josie says

    Just like you, I’m a frozen banana and spinach in my smoothie kind of girl. Just about any kind of frozen fruit keeps me happy. Now I’m craving a peach smoothie!

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  26. Karin says

    Frozen bananas, berries, flax or hemp seeds- I accidentally put too many chia seeds in a smoothie earlier this week and it turned more pudding-like than smoothie-like so I ate it with a spoon!

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  27. Laura W says

    My favorite smoothie is an oldie-but-a-goodie go-to post-workout treat: Frozen banana, frozen strawberries, chocolate milk, chocolate protein powder and either chia or flax seed tossed in! The frozen banana is key for creaminess!

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  28. Megan says

    definitely frozen fruit. sometime my choc protein powder with milk, peanut butter, and frozen bananas to make me think it’s a chocolate peanut butter shake!

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  29. Allison M. says

    With this hot end to summer I’ve been making smoothies everyday! I’m super keen on putting in kale and frozen orange slices!

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  30. Heather says

    I love blending almost-bad greens and pouring them into ice cube trays. It’s so easy to pop a few green cubes into any smoothie!

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  31. tricia says

    frozen banana, almond milk and berries are always a must for me. almond butter if i need some protein… your blog is actually what encouraged me to start making smoothies!

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  32. Julie says

    I love using yogurts, fruits, spinach, and peanut or almond butter in various combinations! Also use kale and protein powder sometimes.

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  33. Lauren says

    I’ve been eyeing Tina’s new book! I love adding spinach, avocado and frozen bananas plus almond butter and cinnamon to my smoothies!

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  34. Morgan says

    I’m always afraid to experiment with smoothies b/c I am afraid I’ll use something that will throw the entire taste of it off and then I’ll have nothing.

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  35. says

    I always use fruit in my smoothies, because they are so sweet and delicious. In order to sneak some veggies in there, I use spinach – because you can’t taste it, and it keeps you full longer!

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  36. Ashley says

    I love using any combo of veggies in my smoothie. Whether it’s spinach, kale, avocado…I just love how you can’t even taste it but you know you are getting a healthy serving of veggies 🙂

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  37. Rachel says

    Basil tastes pretty darn great in a smoothie. I had some fresh basil from a friend’s garden and had a craving for sweets last night (after making your chopped Asian salad!). Frozen strawberries, blueberries, banana, yogurt and a few leaves of basil. Try it sometime. I think you will enjoy it.

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  38. Morgan says

    Bananas, almond milk and spinach are great bases! Banana plus anything is delicious, spinach is easily hidden by the taste of other flavors, and almond milk is a necessity. Almond Butter can typically be found in my smoothies as well 🙂

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  39. says

    Frozen bananas are my standby, but I used beets for the first time every a couple weeks ago. I love the color (my smoothie was BRIGHT pink), the flavor and the health benefits.

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  40. Kellie Mooney says

    I usually use spinach and fruit with either coconut milk or coconut water but I would love some different combination ideas!

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  41. Lindsey says

    I recently got into making smoothies for breakfast and would love some more ideas and recipes! I love adding frozen bananas, kale and cinnamon. I recently started adding fresh ginger to add a little kick.

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  42. Erin says

    My go-to combo is frozen bananas, spinach, almond milk and cinnamon…and either peanut butter or chocolate protein powder. Plus whatever frozen fruit I have on hand!

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  43. Dana says

    I’m obsessed with adding a Vanilla Vega One protein packet with water, a banana, honey, cinnamon and sometimes a scoop of almond butter.

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  44. Kelsey says

    Love some frozen bananas, kale or spinach, blueberries, almond milk, chia seeds and nut butter! And if adding some protein, I love the peanut butter chocolate kind with bananas and spinach – yummmmm!

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  45. Erica says

    Yogurt and spinach are staples of my smoothies! The spinach really brings a fresh flavor to the whole smoothie, no matter the other ingredients

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  46. Jessi says

    I love to use peanutbutter and frozen bananas with chocolate protein powder! You can never go wrong with anything chocolate peanutbutter banana 🙂

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  47. Emma says

    A banana is a MUST in all my smoothies! I usually add in greek or nonfat yogurt too! My favorite yogurt has to be peanut butter, banana, and chocolate combo! 🙂

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  48. Aimee says

    One of my favorite combos: silken tofu, 1/2 frozen banana, chia seeds, coconut, small amount of Justin’s dark choc.peanut butter (makes me feel like I’m splurging), spinach and water to get to the texture I want.

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  49. Kelsey says

    Good luck with your move!

    One of my favorite ingredients to use is roasted sweet potatoes. I usually cook them the night before (with cinnamon!) and add them to make creamy, milkshake like chocolate smoothies!

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  50. amber says

    I feel like I’m in a smoothie rut. I always add the same ingredients so I’d love a copy of her book to help a sista out! 😛

    Spinach is a must for me.

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  51. Emily says

    I love adding almond butter, spinach and mango!

    Good luck on your move! I wanted to share that I’ve been loving your Charlotte updates. My boyfriend actually lives in CLT (I’m in DC – yay long distance) and your restaurant and hike recommendations have been awesome! Figured I could try and return the favor. Last weekend we went to Atherton Mill and Market on Saturday to check-out their weekly farmer’s market. It was adorable and had the best coffee stand (Not Just Coffee) and vendors with tons of free samples and to-die-for granola. Seemed up your alley! Think you would also love LittleSpoon – an adorable breakfast/brunch spot that just opened in Charlotte. The cinnamon sugar brioche toast is a must.

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  52. Jenny says

    I haven’t ventured outside of the standard bananas, strawberries, other berries and occasionally frozen mango when I can find it on sale! I’d love to experiment more with adding vegetables like avocado and spinach!

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  53. says

    I live off of smoothies during the hot summer. I love adding instant coffee to my smoothies–almond milk, vanilla or chocolate protein powder, instant coffee, peanut butter, stevia, ice, and sometimes a banana. YUM!

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  54. Traci says

    I would love to win a copy! Lately I’ve been loving a smoothie recipe from the Oh She Glows cookbook that includes cinnamon, vanilla extract, and dates. So good!

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  55. Andrea says

    Wow- jalepeno in a smoothie! I want that recipe! My favorites are blueberries, almond milk, chia seeds, banana and avocado. I also love almond butter and dates added in!

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  56. Lindsey B says

    I’ve been stalking this book on amazon and wanting to order….so naturally I LOVE this giveaway! My smoothie staples are frozen spinach, almond milk, and some kind of protein powder!

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  57. Ashley K says

    I just got a ninja and am OBSESSED with making smoothies in it. However lately it has just been throwing in a lot of fruit and some liquid and just seeing how it turns out. I would love this book for some re-inspiration and great new ideas!! It would be great!

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  58. Rachel Caruso says

    I always pick of bags of frozen fruit from Trader Joe’s (so cheap!) that way I don’t need to add ice cubes to the mix. Looks like a great book and I’ve been reading Tina’s blog for a long time now!

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  59. Amanda says

    I love adding fresh herbs like basil and mint to my smoothies! Pumpkin and pumpkin spice mix also add a nice flavor especially when looking for a cozy fall treat!

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  60. Caitriona says

    I love using almond milk & frozen bananas in my smoothies! I’ve been in a smoothie rut lately, and would love to try Tina’s recipes!!

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  61. Vicki L. says

    Yesterday I made a plum smoothie that was just delicious. I just put in two frozen plums, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, banana greek yogurt, 1 1/4 cup milk, a couple baby carrots and the teeniest bit of vanilla. I usually put in at least a teaspoon, but this one had enough sweetness/flavor on its own that I hardly needed any. I think that I’ve found a new favorite! Also, I am a big fan of anything with veggies in it, be it zucchini, spinach, or carrots.

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  62. Kate D. says

    I don’t usually put them in the same smoothie, but I love frozen banana or avocado for creaminess and I usually add some fresh spinach for some good nutrients

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  63. says

    I’ve been hooked on the same smoothie combo for about 3 months. I have it every day!
    1 frozen banana, sliced
    Handful of spinach
    3/4 cup almond milk
    1 scoop of vega one protein powder
    It tastes like a dessert in a cup!
    I think part of the reason I have to strayed from this combination is because I’m nervous to. Once I find something I’m used to and that works it’s hard for me to come up with other combinations!
    I tried the same combo as above once except instead of bananas I used frozen raspberries. You think it’d taste good right? NOOO! I was not a fan. The seeds from the raspberries were part of the problem I think. I’m a big texture eater 🙂

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  64. Sarah says

    Smoothies have been a pregnancy staple for me. After 200+ consecutive days, my favorite base is still sun warrior chocolate powder, banana, milk, ice. I add coconut, coconut water, almonds, nut butter, spinach, etc etc. My new Vitamix arrived yesterday, so this book is a must! (I read CnC daily too)

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  65. says

    I love anything that makes my smoothie tropical: coconut milk, pineapple, mango, bananas! I always add spinach, because why not?! Blueberries are a fave of mine too. I need to try avocado in a smoothie, I love it in and on everything else haha.

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  66. Heather says

    I have a smoothie every morning for breakfast. My go to ingredients are bananas, protein powder, PB2, oatmeal, and frozen fruit…yum! I may need to start adding some spinach!

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  67. cnoella0282 says

    I love using almond milk, frozen banana, peanut butter and all-bran cereal in my smoothies. The all-bran is for extra fiber! I could have this smoothie every day but I would love to branch out and try new recipes!

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  68. Deanna says

    I LOVE smoothies! I love peanut butter, avocados, and spinach in mine. I use smoothies to sneak healthy veggies into my boys diet. This smoothie book sounds amazing. I would never have thought to use frozen butternut squash in a smoothie. Very interesting idea 🙂

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  69. Marieve says

    I actually had a green smoothie as a snack this morning! Spinach, 1/2 banana, cucumbers, zucchini, almond milk, lemon juice + whey protein…just delicious!!

    But any smoothies with peanut butter is just fantastic!

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  70. Tera says

    Like you, I love sneaking in spinach in any fruit smoothie, you can’t even tell it’s there! I also love any type of berry, even though it often leaves seeds in my teeth, the flavor is worth it! Squash and sweet potato are things I would never have thought of but would totally give my berry smoothies a boost! Going to try that soon..

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  71. Kalley says

    I can’t get enough bananas and strawberries in smoothies. Even when I venture out to new things, I always come back! Oh – also for a treat, I love adding PB and chocolate powder. YUM!

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  72. Christy L. says

    Anytime I make a smoothie I call it my “kitchen sink” smoothie. I toss in a little of whatever fruit/veg I have in the fridge, some oatmeal, chia seeds, protein powder and then some almond milk. My 14mo daughter loves it! It feels good to know that she’s getting some great nutrients all in a form of a smoothie. Happy moving!

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  73. says

    I always use frozen bananas and almond milk as the base, adding in anything from Greek yogurt to PB to spinach to frozen berries to chia seeds to protein powder, etc. My latest fave is adding in Trader Joe’s frozen green figs, my bag is almost empty and I don’t think they are in stock anymore!! 🙁

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  74. karleen says

    I LOVE sneaking in a bunch of spinach to my smoothies! I tried sneaking kale before but I don’t think our blender is strong enough to break it down since I felt like I was drinking a bunch of small kale pieces.

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  75. Lyndsay says

    I love slipping nutrients into smoothies that you can’t really even taste — ex: spinach and protein powder. Adding extra vitamins and protein into a yummy mix is a win-win!

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  76. Jeannie says

    Greek yogurt is always a favorite of mine, as well as spinach and some cocoa powder. Almost every one of my smoothies ends up with a chocolate flavor…I’m addicted!

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  77. Erin D. says

    I always use banana and spinach, but recently I have loved adding frozen cherries in my smoothies. It turns the smoothie a beautiful color and is sooo delicious!

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  78. Katie S. says

    I use almond or flax milk, vanilla protein powder (Tera’s Whey), unsweetened coconut shreds, cashew butter, a little xanthan gum, couple handfuls of ice and BLEND! It makes my morning on a regular basis!

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  79. says

    Instant coffee! That’s a tip I actually learned from you a few years ago 🙂

    I mix with some designer whey chocolate, milk, a frozen banana and some spinach–so good!

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  80. Kris says

    It is because of YOUR blog that I tried adding spinach in a smoothie for the first time, and I haven’t looked back! I can’t imagine all that I’m missing out on!

    I would love a copy of the book 🙂

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  81. Jennifer says

    My go-to smoothie includes frozen banana, milk, flax seed, chocolate protein powder, a spoonful of pb, and spinach/kale! So good!!

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  82. Kayla says

    I always add a sprinkle of chia seeds and a handful of spinach to every smoothie. Sometimes I like to add a scoop of coconut oil as well!

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  83. Suzanne says

    I don’t make very many smoothies, but when I do I like to make them thicker, so I use Greek yogurt and oats. Usually the smoothie includes banana and strawberry. Winning this book giveaway would help me branch out! 🙂

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  84. Katie C. says

    My favorite is frozen banana, frozen blueberries, almond milk, spinach and a spoonful of almond butter. So good and it keeps me full all morning!

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  85. Angie says

    My favorite has always been adding an avocado to any smoothie. Fav combo is vegan vanilla protein pwd, mango, pineapple, avocado & almond milk

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  86. Breanna says

    I usually use fruit- bananas, frozen grapes, strawberries, and this summer, watermelon!!- with some spinach. I would love to try more veggies and green smoothies. I have always been worried about trying more veggies since I love the sweetness of fruit in my smoothies.

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  87. says

    Things I like to add to smoothies: protein powder, frozen bananas, and here’s a different one: ground up matcha organic green tea powder! It’s pretty tasteless (I only add about 1/2 tsp.) and you get that extra boost of antioxidants and energy.

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  88. Liz says

    My favorite smoothie ingredient is PB2! The powder does a much better job of getting the PB flavor incorporated throughout the smoothie than regular PB does. I love blending that up with frozen banana, spinach, and almond milk!

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  89. Kristen says

    I love adding frozen fruit to my smoothies! I used to add a lot of ice, but frozen fruit gives a waaayyy better texture. Avocado is also another must! It makes it super creamy!

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  90. Georgina says

    I’m a big fan of adding spinach to my smoothies! And my favorite whey chocolate protein powder makes everything sooo creamy

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  91. Bianca says

    I just recently discovered your blog, and I love your writing style and recipes! My mother in law recently gave us a vitamix blender and so far I haven’t used it. I have been eying your avocado-banana-cinnamon recipe, that might be the first one to try. Other than that I am a complete newbie when it comes to smoothies and would appreciate a little help through Tina’s book (and your blog). Thank you for hosting this giveaway and good luck with your move! Such an exciting time of the year already, bring on the holidays in a new house!

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  92. Nicole says

    frozen bananas are a necessity, but we also add in strawberries, almond butter, cinnamon, bee pollen, gelatin, and spinach or kale.

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  93. says

    Spinach and blueberries. They are my least favorite to eat, so I like to drink them instead! It totally changes their consistency and I actually enjoy them.
    I wondered what you would end up doing with Sadie during the move!

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  94. Angie says

    Tina is the best and I would love a copy of this book! A smoothie for me isn’t a smoothie without frozen banana and chocolate protein powder.

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  95. Lauren says

    I actually just started making smoothies with the help of your blog and Smoothies Recipe page! (Thank You!) My favorite smoothie staple is frozen bananas!

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  96. Darci says

    No matter what it always need frozen bananas and spinach in my smoothies! I am very interested in trying avacado now since you blogged about it!

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  97. Jennifer T says

    I’ve been sneaking in frozen veggies like crazy! My very picky toddler will drink anything I tell him is a smoothie. Frozen butternut squash is actually really good!

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  98. says

    Most recently my favorite smoothie ingredient has been coconut water! I’m still not crazy about drinking coconut water on it’s own, but I know it’s nutso healthy, so I feel better about adding it in a smoothie!

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  99. Laura says

    My smoothie staples are also frozen bananas and fresh spinach. I recently started adding hemp seeds sometimes and have been loving them!

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  100. Jen Bennis says

    I make this really awesome smoothie with half an avocado, a banana, 1 T of PB, 1 T cocoa powder, stevia and 3/4 c milk. It is SO GOOD!

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  101. Molly says

    I always put a banana and flax seeds in mine. I’ve recently started using carrots for a vegetable and it’s really yummy too!

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  102. Ashley T says

    My husband and I recently received a juicer for a wedding gift and my favorite juicing ingredients are beets, green peppers and celery. It’s amazing how good the juices turn out!

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  103. Jennifer says

    I wish I were more creative but my smoothies always have spinach and usually a mix of tropical frozen fruits (mango, pineapple, strawberry, banana).

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  104. says

    Holy moly I thought I was good with smoothie ingredients but sweet potato and frozen squash?! I clearly need to start getting a little more creative!

    My favorites as of now are bananas. frozen mango, Kale, grapes, and I have started adding cherry juice to help out with post-workout muscle soreness. Even if it doesn’t really do anything, it’s yummy as all get out!

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  105. Salome Donenfeld says

    I love using almond milk as a base, and fresh blueberries! I have also started incorporating chia seeds!
    Thanks

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  106. says

    I love adding cocoa powder or almond butter/peanut butter to a smoothie!! I’ve never tried an avocado, but I always here they’re good, so I need to give it a try!! This book sounds awesome, I’m such a huge fan of juicing!

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  107. Diane says

    It depends on whether I’m making a green smoothie or breakfast/fruit smoothie! Green smoothie is usually: pear/mango, broccoli, red cabbage, Italian parsley, lettuce, kale and lemon 🙂 Fruit smoothie is usually: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and peaches + protein powder.

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  108. Samantha says

    Great giveaway! I’m always on the hunt for new smoothie ideas. I think my go to ingredients would be, banana, chia seeds, avocado, spinach, almond milk and any type of frozen fruit. A scoop of peanut butter once in a while makes a good addition too!

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  109. Jessica Hamilton says

    I love using blueberries in smoothies because their flavor usually masks anything you put in it that’s merely for nutrition and not necessarily taste:)

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  110. micaela says

    Tina’s book looks awesome. I always put half a frozen banana in all my smoothies to make them sweet and creamy. A pinch a cinnamon is also great.

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  111. Maddie says

    I love to add chia seeds to my smoothies! We recently moved to Texas where I’ve seen prickly pear (from cactus) as an ingredient as well!

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  112. Cara says

    This is a great giveaway, thanks Julie! In addition to the smoothie staples (frozen bananas and spinach!) I love cherries (bought fresh and then frozen), coconut oil, almond or almond/coconut milk, and kale!

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  113. Bree says

    I love frozen bananas in my smoothies! YOUR blog was actually the first I read and one of the reasons I sneak spinach into all of my smoothies. 🙂

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  114. Meaghan S says

    Any time I can get some greens in my smoothie, it’s a win! Lately I’ve been loving the “power blend” from Earthbound Farm: kale, spinach and swiss chard.

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  115. says

    If I am lacking something creamy, I’ll add a laughing cow cheese wedge. I like my smoothies creamy, so this really helps. I have never tried an avocado though, that’s next on my agenda!

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  116. says

    wow that book is so colorful..i would love to add chia seeds, spinach, banana, almond milk and of course peanut/almond butter to make it ultra smooth

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  117. Rhonda Cat says

    Love your blog! We have this smoothie almost every weekday morning:
    1/2 frozen banana
    handful spinach
    1/2 cup frozen blueberries (I buy fresh on sale and freeze in baggies)
    1 carrot
    plain yogurt
    tbsp. ground chia and flax seed blend (Decadent Blend by Spectrum is yummy with coconut and cocoa)
    a little stevia for sweetner
    cranberry juice or soy milk
    a few ice cubes

    Love our VITAMIX!

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  118. robyn says

    Her book looks great! My current fave juice to make is strawberry, beet, carrot, apple. The strawberries magically cover the beet flavor and its very refreshing!

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  119. says

    I love smoothies – this book would be awesome! I’m usually in a rush in the morning so throw together whatever frozen and fresh fruit I have on hand together with some spinach, chia seeds and light n’ fit yogurt.

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  120. Adriana L says

    I’m 5 1/2 months pregnant and really want to incorporate more healthy smoothies & juices into my daily diet and this would really be helpful!

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  121. Annie R says

    I love adding chia seeds into my smoothie, as long as I have time (and patience) to let them work their magic and gelatinize a bit after blending..just throw a spoonful or two in the already blended smoothie, put it back in the fridge for 20-30 mins, then yum! nice and thick 🙂

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  122. Vivienne says

    If I am having a green smoothie I wilt the spinach so I can add more.
    I also am dying to try oatmeal as someone else said.
    Can’t do without the banana, and PB of course, PB2 is nice as well 🙂

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  123. Cris says

    I would seriously just love a tried and true smoothie recipe book; I’ve not really made smoothies because they intimidate me and what I have tried has been bitter (I think too much plain greek yogurt).

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  124. Christen says

    I try to mix it up but almost always add spinach, fresh ginger and lemon…although u can never go wrong with peanut or almond butter too! This book would be awesome since I feel like my creativity is often lacking in this dept!

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  125. says

    I have been on a big beets, greens and carrot juice kick (mixed with fruits of course). I have a really hard time getting enough veggies so this makes it easy!

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  126. Marissa says

    My favorite is a big handful of spinach, two ripe bananas, a bunch of frozen strawberries, plain Greek yogurt, and a huge dollop of peanut butter.

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  127. Samantha Martinez says

    My favorite smoothie ingredients are bananas for the taste/texture, spinach because it’s green and good for me, and some peanut butter because everything is better with peanut butter.

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  128. Katie B says

    I’ve just started making smoothies in the last year… my obsession has grown and I don’t know how I lived without them!! 🙂

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  129. Elizabeth V says

    Almond milk, spinach, frozen bananas, protein powder and all kinds of berries! I just love that combo so much I’m kinda stuck, I’d love to try out some of the recipes in the book!

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  130. Christina says

    My go-to combo is bananas, spinach, yogurt, milk, and cinnamon, but I recently tried avocados and dates as well (unfortunately my wimpy blender did not handle the dates well).

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  131. Shayla Ammerman says

    I have a smoothie for breakfast nearly every morning. Looking forward to incorporating pumpkin into my smoothie rotation with the upcoming fall season!

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  132. Emily says

    I ALWAYS throw fresh spinach in my smoothies! Right now I am loving the almond/coconut milk blend in my morning smoothies, delish!

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  133. Sally says

    I love smoothies, and I love packing them with strawberries, bananas and spinach. The handful of times I’ve used frozen bananas it always tastes really bland – so I’d love to learn some tricks and new recipes:) I’d also love to purchase a decent blender, I dream of a Vitamix – I only have a magic bullet, and it’s not that great.

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  134. Kari F says

    I haven’t delved into smoothies too much. This book would be a great introduction! I like to make what I consider a dessert smoothie: 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup vanilla greek yogurt, 2 T PB2, 1 T cocoa powder, ice and enough almond milk to get everything moving… so delicious!!

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  135. Kelly says

    I love using anything fresh and in season, especially raspberries and peaches right now! And the classic peanut butter, banana, and spinach is a staple in my smoothie repertoire!

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  136. Julie W says

    This summer my go to smoothie has been a blend of strawberry, banana, blueberry, acai, honey, almond milk, and protein. So good 🙂

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  137. says

    If I’m making a smoothie for myself, I will usually add a banana. My husband is not a fan of that amazing fruit though and I swear he can always detect the taste, so we usually come to an agreement on raspberries 😉

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  138. Beth says

    Frozen banana, almond milk and nut butter are my go-to smoothie ingredients, but I’ve just starting adding dates for extra sweetness! Thanks for doing the giveaway! 🙂

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  139. Angie Jerde says

    Hands down my favorite ingredient for smoothies is frozen bananas! They add such great flavor and texture. I just got a new Ninja Blender so I would love this book : ) Thanks for the invite!

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  140. Lauren B says

    Right now I’m loving frozen banana / pineapple / spinach / lemon / coconut water smoothies.

    Congrats on the house and good luck with your move!

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  141. says

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! My favorites for smoothies are spinach, protein powder (I’m using Vega lately), cherries, and mango. (I prefer to use seedless fruits for my smoothies–for some reason I really dislike all the tiny seeds in from raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc. in my smoothie.) Good luck with moving! Hope it goes well!

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  142. Suzanne says

    I always have to have frozen berries/fruit, a banana, almond milk, and usually some kind of green (kale, spinach, chard) plus flax meal and chia seeds! I also like to add other things in that I happen to have on hand, apples, cucumber, grapes, etc. Sometimes I have fun seeing how many fruits and veggies I can add until the blender is full!

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  143. MaryEllen says

    I tend to make the same kind over and over: fresh spinach, frozen banana, almond milk, cacao powder and chia! 🙂 A new recipe book would be nice!

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  144. Amber Schumann says

    Putting almond milk in smoothies instead of juice was one of the most genius discoveries I stumbled upon a couple years ago.

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  145. Kayla says

    Bananas and spinach for sure and I also love strawberries because who doesn’t want a pink smoothie?! Also any
    Cellucor protein powder 🙂

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  146. Janna says

    I would LOVE to have this book as I am almost a ‘smoothie a day’ maker. My favorite ingredients are bananas, kale mix, and almond milk

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  147. Christy Brown says

    I loveee finishing off a smoothie with a dollop of peanut butter and in the summer my go to is peaches. Carrots are always my favorite to juice. Good luck with the move!!

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  148. Kristin Paver says

    I’m all about thick smoothies!!! Gotta have frozen BANANAs. I also love adding CACAO nibs to the mix! It adds a hint of chocolate and a bit of crunchy texture!! 🙂

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  149. Marci says

    almond milk, protein powder, frozen banana, greens. I make it really thick and serve in ice cream bowl topped with raw cacao chips. 🙂

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  150. Kathleen Latham says

    My go to smoothie is spinach, a banana, 2 handfuls of frozen mixed fruit, and either milk or orange juice!!! I would love this book!!!!

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  151. Christine says

    I love making smoothies and I’ve been actually craving them. I almost always put a banana in mine and then I try to sneak in some greens;kale, spinach, collards, etc but I like to try new flavors so I would love to win the book!

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  152. Kate says

    I love my morning smoothie but I need help mixing it up! Always a banana, strawberries, spinach, almond milk, & protein powder. Good luck on the move! I grew up in Ocala area and live in NC now too 🙂

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  153. says

    My favorite ingredient is kale or spinach. I struggle to get in greens and this is hands-down the EASIEST way! After that frozen strawberries make an appearance more times than not 🙂

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  154. Karen DiSantis says

    I love making peanut butter, banana, cocoa, almond milk smoothies with tonsssss of fresh spinach leaves… so good! But, I would love an opportunity to win the book and try a lot more options!

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  155. Kalena says

    I love smoothies! Frozen banana, spinach and almond milk are my set ingredients, I add on from there. I recently tried adding pineapple = holy yum!
    PS anyone else miss Skinnyrunner?!

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  156. Meghan says

    I must have banana in my smoothies! Lately I am on a carrot, cantaloupe, peanut butter kick as well! Don’t’ knock it until you’ve tried it!

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  157. Elizabeth says

    I almost always do a combo of banana, frozen raspberries, PBpowder and almond milk — I desperately need some good recipes to change it up!

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  158. Megan says

    I always sneak in a few teaspoons of almond or peanut butter and play around with seasonings – right now, pumpkin pie spice is a daily winner 😉

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  159. Lori says

    My favorite things to put in a smoothie are kale, almond milk, berries and nuts. I never thought of putting avocado in a smoothie and I LOVE AVOCADO!!!!

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  160. Alison says

    I love using bananas and have just discovered how amazing unsweetened coconut milk in smoothies can be! Hope you r move goes well!!

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  161. Stacy says

    I absolutely love bananas and almond butter in my smoothies. I am very anxious to try avocado! The recipe you shared sounds amazing!

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