The Shay House Healthy Smoothie Recipe

The Shay House Healthy Smoothie Recipe

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In North Carolina, the weather has been gracing us with a glimpse of spring. There are pink buds on the Dogwood trees, the birds are flying in from their winter vacay in Miami, and our local landscapers have been up to their ears in mulch.

It’s time to think about preparing for bathing suit season (gasp). And time for me to work off the winter comfort food, that has me a little “fluffy.” A great way to kick off your day is with the Shay House Smoothie! It’s healthy and filling – and super easy to make on a busy morning.

healthy smoothie recipe

Shay House Healthy Smoothie Recipe

Makes two pint-glass sized drinks (a blender full)
1 cup of vanilla yogurt
a handful of fresh spinach
1 banana
1 cup of frozen blueberries


1. Throw the ingredients in the blender and mix until smooth!

healthy smoothie recipe

Tip: The frozen blueberries not only make the beverage super chilly, but the deep purple color disguises the fact that there is spinach in it. (Great for Moms with picky little ones).

2. Garnish with a thick orange slice to snack on, and your day is off to a great start!

healthy smoothie recipe

Options: Often I throw in an another fruit to mix things up, a bit. Pineapple, strawberries and mango are excellent additions to this frozen treat!

we heartsters – What are your favorite smoothie combinations?

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Rachel is a stay-at-home Mom that never seems to be home. She’s a military wife, mother to The Danger Boys and a self-proclaimed craftaholic that enjoys photography, knitting, baking and all things handmade.

21 thoughts on “The Shay House Healthy Smoothie Recipe”

  1. I also snuck greens into a smoothie this past weekend! Can’t even taste them :) I will definitely be giving yours a try. I’ve been making a smoothie everyday now it seems!

  2. This looks delish–can we have more Shay House recipes? I throw a zillion things into my smoothie; my current combo is: almond milk +hemp seeds+cacao nibs+flax+coconut oil+kale or spinach+a frozen fruit base, usually dark sweet cherries or berries. I was trying to juice daily, but honestly, it’s much easier to just make a smoothie, and that way you have all the fiber, too. Also, the cacao is a must, if only to think back on the “safe” word from that Portlandia episode…

    1. Agreed @amity – more Shay House recipes! Or maybe I will make good on my threat to move in – fab decor, yummy food, arts and crafts? Sounds like a fun place to live!

  3. This looks yummy! I was a smoothie NUT while I was pregnant, I’d run someone over if they were in-between me and a Jamba Juice… My favorite combo is anything with orange in it!
    You know, I bet I could mix this up (without the yogurt) and use half for me and add the yogurt in, and then save the other half to defrost a bit for the baby. Mommy gets a treat and then baby gets a treat!

    1. Loving the image of you mowing down unsuspecting people walking near the Jamba Juice! Heh. And I love oranges – and orange juice – so why do I never add it to my smoothies? Must fix asap.

  4. Right now my smoothies aren’t quite as healthful but good nonetheless–yogurt, fresh fruit, and ice (usually I make a banana version, strawberry, or combination).

    1. Sounds pretty healthy (and tasty) to me @gigi! I use fresh fruit a lot as well. I know it’s only in my mind, but I think it tastes better. Plus I broken numerous blenders trying to puree frozen fruit. Ice cubes are fine – but the berries or something always seem to cause a blender malfunction for me.

  5. Also–especially with summer coming–don’t throw away your fruit that’s about to go bad! Keep an eye on it and throw it in the freezer while it’s still good. Then you don’t have to use as much ice, and you save money!

  6. When I make a smoothie at home– The ingredients I like best are– FRUITS such as berries, bananas, fresh squeezed orange juice, lemon and lime. Typically, I add protein powder and sometimes a scoop of shake mix (that has vitamins/minerals).

    I am not a huge fan of yogurt in my smoothies. But, greek yogurt does have a lot of protein.

  7. I’ve been doing smoothies all week for breakfast. I got the recipe from a new book by nutritionist to the stars, Kimberly Snyder.
    2 cups of water
    1 bunch of romaine lettuce
    a few handfuls of spinach
    3 celery stalks
    1 pear, chopped and de-cored
    1 apple, chopped and de-cored
    1 banana
    juice of 1/2 a lemon
    (everything organic)
    –I find that this is ridiculously thick and I need to drink water while I drink it, but it’s super filling and my skin already is starting to look better. I’m not drinking it for enjoyment, though (which is good because I do not enjoy it at all). I’m only drinking it because the hubby and I are going to Bermuda this year and I have to wear a swimsuit in public.
    Stupid swimsuits.
    Stupid green smoothies.

    I miss doughnuts. :(

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