Friday, February 1, 2013

Easy Smoothie Recipe

So apparently smoothies are a big thing for Paleo peeps.  I'm pretty sure that the smoothies I've read about online have like kale and stuff in them though. 

I'm just not there yet.

I like kale fine -- in salads, cooked with bacon in greens, etc.  But with fruit?  I'm a skeptic.

So I made up a kale- or spinach-free smoothie recipe this morning -- which is really easy to throw together.  Perfect for non-cooking people like myself.

And maybe you could have thought of it yourself, but did you?  Did you post it?  (I promise I didn't see this recipe anywhere so if someone else thought of it first, congratulations.) 

So here is my recipe...

Nut-Butter and Jelly Smoothie

Add to a large plastic cup:
  • 1 ripe banana (the riper, the better)
  • handful of frozen berries (I used mixed, but just a single kind is fine, too)
  • 2 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 2 Tbs. almond butter (or other nut-butter of your choice)
  • fill the cup almost to the top with coconut milk (canned is fine, that's what I had)

Use a stick blender to combine thoroughly.

Drink with a straw.

(You could add some ice cubes before you add the liquid if you like a particularly cold smoothie, but for me on a winter morning, the frozen berries were enough.) 


The idea behind this smoothie was to attempt to get more coconut oil in me since my chiropractor recommends six tablespoons a day (and I still can't seem to get past two); to add protein by way of the nut-butter; and to create something fast, simple and generally Paleo-friendly.


  1. I'm surprised you haven't tried putting spinach in your smoothies--it's really good! In that it's good for you, but you don't taste it, and it makes it pretty. :) Just put a bunch of that fresh salad spinach. It does add a bit of texture, but I actually enjoy the texture that it adds.

  2. I'll get around to trying it ... it's just kind of got me freaked out. I drank this veggie drink a friend had once and it tasted like grass. So I was done with veggie drinks for awhile (except V8).

    But I agree, I'm sure it's healthier.

  3. I sort of did this Friday morning too. Banana, frozen strawberries, almond butter, and apple juice. Because I was out of coconut milk. I haven't heard about adding coconut oil, sounds like a good thing. My Paleo challenge ended with January but the new challenge is to eat non-Paleo things in moderation.

    I'm on the leery side of drinking greens too. Maybe I need a smoothie challenge...