7 Favorite Smoothies You’ll Find in the RSVP International Office

04.21.17 - BY Nona Raybern

Is there anything better than a nutrient-packed and easy-to-travel meal? Especially in the mornings when you’re already running around like a crazy person because you hit the snooze button one too many times. Well, lucky for you, the folks at RSVP International would like to share their favorite smoothies with you! And show you some neat products that will help in that smoothie creation.

We carry a plethora of gadgets that can help in prepping your fruits and veggies for smoothies, but we have two in particular that are specifically helpful when it comes to creation and consumption: The Endurance® Smoothie Spatula and the Endurance® Frozen Drink Straws. The smoothie spatula has a long handle and slender head, allowing for the silicone to reach deep into a blender’s nooks and crannies. The drink straws carry a large diameter, making sure each sip isn’t a chore; best of all, they’re reusable and will cut your plastic straw waste down! Yay, environment saving!

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So now, let’s get down to the good stuff…the food. 

 

1. peanut butter banana smoothies

A Favorite of Customer Service Liaison Claire Runkel

The Recipe, courtesy of Gimme Some Oven:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large banana, peeled
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, store-bought or homemade

 

DIRECTIONS:

In a blender, combine all ingredients.  Blend until smooth, and serve immediately.

 

2. Frozen pb&j smoothies

A favorite of National Sales Manager Krista Jenkins

The Recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1 1/2 scoop vanilla pea protein
  • 1-2 tbs peanut butter or powdered peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 heaping Tbsp. peanut butter
  • Ice or splash of water if needed for consistency

 

DIRECTIONS:

In a blender, combine all ingredients.  Blend until smooth, and serve immediately.

 

3. pineapple spinach green smoothies

A favorite of Customer Service Manager Ivy Olgeirsson
“Just add vodka!”

The Recipe courtesy of Garnish & Glaze:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2/3 cup low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach, packed
  • Ice (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

In a blender, combine all ingredients.  Blend until smooth. If using frozen fruit you’ll probably need to use ½ cup liquid instead of just ¼.

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4. iced coffee protein shake

A favorite of Accounting Specialist Cheryl Walczyk

The Recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • About 2 cups ice
  • 1 chopped frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)
  • 1 cup Cold Brew Coffee (unsweetened)

 

DIRECTIONS:

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth (start with less ice and keep adding more until you get the consistency you like). Feel free to add a little plain Greek yogurt or peanut butter to add richness.

 

5. Earthy Pink Delight Smoothies

A favorite of Art Department Head Steph Smith

The Recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 1 apple, cut in chunks
  • 1-2 carrots, cut in chunks
  • 1/2 large or 1 small red beet
  • Handful of spinach or kale (or other leafy green of choice)

DIRECTIONS:

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Add ice for consistency.

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6. Banana’s favorite banana smoothies

A favorite of RSVP’s Northwest Representative Anne “Banana” Rhees

The Recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup plain Green yogurt
  • 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 Honey Crisp apple, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or almonds
  • 1/4 cup water

 

DIRECTIONS:

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. “UUMMM Doggies good!” says Anne.

 

7. carrot ginger turmeric smoothies

A favorite of Social Media Manager and Customer Service Rep Nona Raybern

The Recipe, courtesy of Minimalist Baker:

INGREDIENTS

CARROT JUICE

    • 2 cups (~275 g) carrots
    • 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) filtered water

SMOOTHIE

    • 1 large ripe banana, previously peeled, sliced and frozen (more for a sweeter smoothie)
    • 1 cup (140 g) frozen or fresh pineapple
    • 1/2 Tbsp fresh ginger (1 small knob, peeled)
    • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric (or sub cinnamon)
    • 1/2 cup (120 ml) carrot juice
    • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (~1/2 small lemon)
    • 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened almond milk

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Make carrot juice by adding carrots and filtered water to a high speed blender and blending on high until completely pureed and smooth. Add more water if it has trouble blending / scrape down sides as needed.
  2. Drape a large, thin dish towel over a mixing bowl and pour over the juice. Then lift up on the corners of the towel and begin twisting and squeezing the juice out until all of the liquid is extracted. Set aside pulp for smoothies, or baked goods (such as carrot muffins).
  3. Transfer carrot juice to a mason jar – will keep for several days, though best when fresh.
  4. To the blender add smoothie ingredients and blend on high until creamy and smooth. Add more carrot juice or almond milk if it has trouble blending. Scrape down sides as needed.
  5. Taste and adjust flavors as needed, adding more banana or pineapple for sweetness, lemon for acidity, ginger for bite, and turmeric for warmth.
  6. Divide between two glasses and serve. Best when fresh.
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