Top 3 Favorite Smoothies


I’m pretty sure the world does not need another smoothie recipe. But, I’m in a smoothie-state-of-mind and thought I would share the love. I’m just back from a brutal stint at the gym where my trainer and I discussed smoothies in between breaths – mine, naturally, not hers. I offered numerous times to actually stop what we were doing (lunges and such) so I could make her a fabulously healthy smoothie. I can be quite generous like that. She towed the party line and insisted that we keep on lunging. And lifting. And lunging.

The Littles love smoothies. I love sneaking all kinds of goodness into our smoothies — like flax seed and broccoli. Over the years, we’ve made hundreds of smoothies with all kinds of delicious variations. You can do a quick search of The Schell Cafe (top right corner) and pull up several of our tried and true recipes. Lately we’ve had three special smoothies giving the Vitamix a workout. In fact, I’m sipping The Green Monster as we speak. How’s that for real-time blogging?

Schell Café Favorite Smoothies

The Green Monster 

1 cup Almond Coconut Milk Blend (Blue Diamond)
2 cups spinach
2 tbs flax seed
1 tbs virgin coconut oil
1 tbs almond butter
1 banana, frozen

Green Goodness It’s Good!

2 medium oranges, peeled and quartered
8-10 frozen strawberries
1 banana, peeled
1 small apple, cored and quartered
2 cups spinach
2 cups ice cubes

One-A-Day Yogurt Smoothie

1 cup orange juice
1 cup Stonyfield French Vanilla Yogurt
10-12 frozen strawberries


Blend up these concoctions and enjoy! And, tell me, what’s in your blender? I’d love to know your favorite smoothie recipes, too.