At the start of every July I seem to have this idea that what I eat during stampede is somehow calorie-less and will be consequence free. But then, when the gates close and the final attendance numbers are reported, the reality of my fried food binge settles in, and it’s time to bring out the smoothies.
Smoothies are the ultimate breakfast food: they’re quick, easy enough to make while half sleeping, and can be packed full of all of the good stuff you deprived your body from over the last 10 days. The following three recipes are healthy, light and sure to dissolve some (okay, maybe none) of the fried food guilt you’re experiencing.

Spinach Banana Green Smoothie

Spinach Banana


  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (optional – for those with a sweet tooth) 
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1/2 cup almond milk



Raspberry-Blueberry Chia Seed Smoothie

Rashberry Blueberry


  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberry* 
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries* 
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup almond milk



Almond Butter Banana Smoothie

Banana Almond


  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp flax seed
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or natural peanut butter) 
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup almond milk



Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Pro Tips
  • Don’t be shy to adjust ice and milk based on your preference of smoothie thickness.
  • Bringing it to the office? Pour the smoothie into a mason jar or other container with a strong seal, then give it a good shake when you get to work to correct settling.
  • I use unsweetened unflavored almond milk, but soy milk or dairy milk will also work fine.