Growing up, my mom always made smoothies for us. They could either be enjoyed as a snack or as a meal, depending on the drink's additional ingredients. Unlike smoothies from many smoothie shops which are often packed with added sugar and artificial ingredients, her signature smoothie recipe is healthy yet delicious, so you don’t have to feel guilty about drinking it.

My mom always preaches the saying, "treat your body like a temple." Make it feel that holy with this refreshing drink that will keep summer alive even as the leaves begin to fall and the school year starts to kick in. 

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 1 bag frozen berries
  • 1 or 2 banana ( 2 to make it sweeter )
  • 3 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 serving kale
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon , nutmeg , or ginger
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • 1 handful chocolate chips ( if you want to treat yo self )
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  • Step 1

    Pour bag of frozen fruit into blender (or as much as possible).

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  • Step 2

    Split the banana into smaller pieces and add to blender.

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  • Step 3

    Fill 3/4 of blender with skim milk.

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  • Step 4

    Fill the remaining 1/4 of blender with orange juice.

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  • Step 5

    Pour 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract into blender.

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  • Step 6

    Add any other desired ingredients to blender (kale, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, walnuts, or chocolate chips).

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  • Step 7

    Blend that smoothie up.

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This refreshing and delicious berry-filled drink is the perfect elixir to fuel you while transitioning back to business after a fun-filled summer. Your body is sacred and should be treated as so. Never settle for less, my friend.