I call this black magic because of the color it ends up being at the end 🙂 You may also have noticed that both mine and Tim’s name are on this recipe. That’s because this comes from a combo of things we’ll both cram into a smoothie.
This is a dense drink, y’all! I’m a firm believer of packing as much goodness into the cup as possible so this ends up being a nice thick, creamy smoothie. It’s sweet without being overly sweet and with the sunbutter and avocado, the texture is amazing!
I also prefer to use a base of frozen fruit because that keeps me from having to use ice. The frozen fruit acts as an ice cube would, but I get all the goodies of the fruits & veggies that I wouldn’t get in ice.
Lastly, (I promise we’re getting to the recipe) I believe in making life easy where you can and bulk things up from there! HEB makes these frozen packs called “Blendables.” I love these because they have so many different combos, almost all of them have vegetables in them in addition to the fruit (extra goodies!) AND there is no added sugar or anything else. Next time you are at the store, look at some of those other smoothie packs… I have no idea why they find it necessary to add crap to it….
Lastly, lastly & finally – This will make (2) smoothies (appx. 12 ounces each) so if you just want one, use half the blendables and cut the rest in half. Or just go HAM on one giant smoothie.
Anyway, here we go!
BLACK MAGIC SMOOTHIE
1 HEB Blendables Blueberry Beet pack OR if using your own fruits/veggies, see below
1 TBSP sun butter (or nut/seed butter of your choice)
1 scoop protein power – I love the SFH coconut!
1/2 a medium avocado
1 cup spinach – packed
1-2 TBSP chia seeds
Coconut milk (or milk of your choice) to your liking. This gets THICCC so you may even need a little water to make it easier to blend
*option for not using the blendable pack – 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 – 3/4 cup beets – diced (you’ll need to peel and cook them first), 1/2 banana sliced, large handful of spinach, 1 TBSP flax seeds – after cooking (I just roast them), peeling and dicing the beets, add all these ingredients to a ziplock bag and freeze!
There is a little strategy to this. If you’re using a full sized blender it may be a bit easier, but we use a ninja so things get a little tight.
Add the frozen stuff first, then protein, milk last. The rest can really go in any order, but if you want the protein to blend in well, it’s best not to put it directly on the bottom.
That’s about it guys. Smoothies are such an easy way to get in some extra goodies! Enjoy!